Sep 27 2005

formula for thought

Katie + Nyquil = Sleep
Sleep – Classes = Health?

Interesting what a dose of Nyquil, and a Tylenol PM will do….

Ok, so I only had two classes today, Creativity in the Fine Arts (CIFA) and Freshman Seminar (Intro. to College Life, a joke, I KNOW) and a massive cold that kicked in around 2pm yesterday afternoon. One massive illness that has taken down half of my floor and working on more at the moment. You know the whole, I can barely breathe, sore throat, runny nose, blah blah blah, not fun. Considering I work in the Dining Center I thought that it would be a good idea to stay in… Before I layed down for bed last night I decided to take a personal health day and just sleep away this decrepit thing, took a dose of Nyquil and a Tylenol PM (because Nyquil has a reverse effect on my system…. it makes me hyper ;)). I guess it worked wonders on my sleeping capabilities, I woke up today at 3pm, that’s over 13 hours of straight sleep!!! God bless America, was it nice. Although this bugger of a cold decided that it didn’t want to go away.

This evening I went to Target to get some of my own meds so I didn’t have to “borrow” from other ill people on our floor, I nearly had to sign my life away to get Tylenol Cold & Sinus!! It’s an OTC for goodness sake! Apparently I could be a druggie to them, I don’t know but what is this world coming to??? Hmmm, that Meth can be made of anything so the FDA has to make OTC be behind the counter and you have to give the Pharmacy your Drivers license number, and sign a sheet that you will use the drugs for medical purposes only…

Sep 25 2005

The End

The end of Homecoming arrived at 3:30 today… With the end of the Football game. A game that I still have little knowledge of its intricate workings. With a game that ended at 27-Bethel to 0- Hamline, I figured as much to know that we had “taken home” the victory. Even with the (what seemed useless) attempts at teaching me all that there is to know about the sport, I stood in the stand completely baffled about what the world was going on. Other than that Bethel wanted to get the ball to our side of the field. “I think I need a tutor!?” Because otherwise I will again stand through another game in a near daze, only cheering when my friends that knew what was going on did. I felt like a martian out on the bleachers today because I was probably the only one out there that was new to the spectating of this sport.

Sep 24 2005

Residency Battle

Okay, so the intra-campus battle is over, and the competitions determining who goes home with the “Royal Cup” and who goes home empty handed are all done. Unfortunately Bodien was not the residence hall to carry the pride of the school home, but more the weight of the world on their shoulders. Beaten, distraught, and broken hearted, these men and women came home, after the results were announced. Only moments before these 165 teens sat giddily awaiting the results. Then they came, eagerness filled the room… East, Heritage, hearts sank instantaneously… Nelson, Bodien…. All words beyond this were mush and dull. Fourth place, it had seemed as though some one had just died, seeing the somber looks on their faces as they returned. All hopes of being the best were lost….

With only 13 hours until the big game against Hamline University, the rest of the campus is pumped, and finding every single can of blue paint, every Bethel t-shirt that they can find… Blue and Yellow, the theme of the day. Hamline must be beat. How? I have no clue, random movements on a field and a mass number of injuries to get a piece of leather to the other end of the grass… Anyone feel like explaining the point system???

Sep 22 2005

Homecoming update

Homecoming week is already half over! It flew by so fast… Incredible. With 3 days filled with Bethel Homecoming Pride, and events to scoot. Monday was by far the most hilarious, and anticipated day so far, with only the big game to overcome it, in excitement levels. On Monday night at exactly 10pm, the student body piled into the RC Gym, not for any physical education reason, but for an event that does some serious strain on the vocal chords…. The Cheer Off. In total nine dorms, one outrageous group of “off kampis” peoples and one heck of a party. With groups having cheers that ranged from awkward to side-splitting, for example; Nelson – The Chocolate factory, West – The Pirates, Heritage – The Elderly. The list goes on. So, there we sat, for one hour in riotous laughter at the opposing halls uniqueness and relative humorous quotes. All groups crying in desperation to the dearest judges, all res councils praying that there cheer would go through without a hitch. Then the time came, the crowd was silent, all hoping that they could win the competition, knowing that it would enable them to stay in the lead for the majority of the week. Results…. Hearts pounding and throats aching, we sat 11-6 and still no mention of our hall, 5,4, and then it came, like a bullet to the heart, third. Behind Heritage, our lovely seniors…. And East taking the lead, sophomores… Them and their trees. We had beaten all of the freshman dorms along with the juniors. Could we keep this up?

Next came the tug-o-war, 28 games, mano-a-mano, 15 of our best to 15 of there’s. One problem, we really have no big strong guys… As long as we don’t come in last, that’s all we cared about, we will not allow ourselves to lose. Never. Loss. Loss. Loss. Last game, moment of truth…. Loss. 7th place, surprisingly it only switched us from 3rd to 4th, within an extremely close margin.

Finally, the beloved relay race, a competition that involved twenty different obstacles, including (but not limited too), the six-legged race, toilet paper unrolling, saltine chew, flour toss, etcetera, etcetera. Bodien had the best crowd of cheerleaders, encouraging them on towards their goal… the Royal Cup. These wonderful men and women, pressed onward with no regard to what was presented to them to do. They did outstanding, coming in second with only three seconds lag between us and our arch-rivals… East. This score placed us back into our original lineup with East, followed by Heritage, then Bodien, the underdog that will prevail.

With only a miniscule amount of points that separate us from first place, every move is critical, we still have 7 residence halls tailing us waiting for us to fail. The two most dangerous: Nelson (orange) and Lissner (pink). News flash, orange is not the new pink and neither will it be the new blue. With two critical events left, we can not afford to lose our pace nor our focus…

Sep 19 2005

reasons why today sucks

1. I couldn’t hit a Tennis ball for the life of me.
2. I have 2 tests and 3 essays due in the next 3 days.
3. My computer as a mind of its own.
4. Flex is running utterly low.
5. My stomach hurts and I only had 1/3 of a glass of milk.
6. My eye allergies are getting worse.
7. It’s outside 77 and 83 in my dorm.
8. I burnt my finger doing Barista last night.
9. I can already feel the freshman 15…
10. It’s only Monday.