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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Where Has the Time Gone?

Well everybody I think this is the longest I have ever gone without a legitimate blog.  It's a little disappointing to me to be honest.  But at the same time, what was I going to write about.  I guess I just feel that the few things that I do do aren't very blog worthy.  Interesting.  But that is about to change! (Have I made that promise before?)  Anyways, the semester is finally winding down.  We have one week and then it's Thanksgiving break.  I get a whole six days at home, Yippee!!!!  Then we have two weeks of classes and then it's finals already.  Wow.  So I have 17 more days of class and 6 days of finals, of which I only have exams on 3 days.  Things are looking up!!

So what have I been doing for the past 2.5 months?  I don't even know, hahaha. My last blog post was on October 19, almost a month ago, and that wasn't even a real post, it was a pitch to get more votes for my contest pictures (which, if you haven't voted you can check it out here- Photo Contest).  The time is just flying.  The days seem to go by slowly, but the weeks are going by quickly. So let's see what I've been doing for the past month, shall we?...

Ok so on October 15 I participated at Monter Pumpkin Madness at the market on campus, manning the OxFam America at DelVal table.  We were given the duty of being the crafts table for the kids.  So we had those scratch-off paint things where there is color underneath, and we had Halloween themed masks and picture frames.  The event was actually two days but almost everything was gone by the end of the first day.  I'm not sure what they did for the second day because I wasn't there. 

I was, in fact, at Hawk Mountain with The Wildlife Society.  Hawk Mountain is a sanctuary in Kempton, PA committed to "conserve birds of prey worldwide by providing leadership in raptor conservation science and education, and by maintaining Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as a model observation, research and education facility."  It is quite the lovely place.  We hiked up the mountain, stopping at a couple of observation points along the way.  Once we reached our destination we joined the multitude of other bird watchers and kept our eyes peeled for some birds of prey.  We saw quite a few, but I didn't get any pictures of them because they weren't exactly close.  But I did get some shots of the beautiful scenery...


So that was a pretty nice weekend overall.  The next weekend was homecoming weekend.  Woot!!  October 21 began the festivities with a parade through town.  The parade was a competition between the clubs, each having their own themed float or car.  The theme this year was Bright Lights, Big City.  I participated with Animal Science Society (abbreviated A.S.S.) like I did last year.  Our city was Sydney Australia.  We decorated our float and dressed up in character and hit the road to impress the citizens of Doylestown and the judges awaiting our return.  As a part of decorating the float I, for some reason, volunteered to make a tree.  Well, after about four days worth of construction we finally had a tree.


Pretty beast if I do say so myself.  Any ways so we rode our float in our costumes...


And we had a grand ole time.  We didn't place, and therefore didn't win any money, but we still had fun... and a tree.  My roommate and I decided to keep the tree, not knowing at the time just how handy he would become.  Oh yes, we named it Ferdinand.  

So the homecoming festivities were officially begun.  After the parade there was a pep rally, of which I did not attend, and then there was a concert.  The Student Activities Council, SAC, brought in Recycled Percussion, 3rd place winners on America's Got Talent in 2009.  That show was AWESOME.  Not just the music but the comedy.  Of course, not all of it is planned.  For example, there was a girl in front of me who just happened to be that person to say something in the unpredicted silence in the middle of a set.  And of course the guys would hear her on stage and would subsequently start cracking up.  I really wish I had my camera.  But I managed to take a couple shots with my cell phone.  Excuse the quality.


So there ya go.  That concert was awesome.  Also that weekend, on the 23 I hitched a ride with Dori up to Connecticut for the yearly 7th Regiment banquet.  It was super nice seeing everybody again.  This year they gave us a certificate, a DVD of our last performance, our group photo from Jolesch (which I usually buy myself but postponed this year) and the age-outs also received a plaque.  I'm so happy I had the chance to go this year.


So that's all for now folks.  I have other business to attend to at the moment but I should be back with more posts about my recent life soon. ...I hope.