Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dwight Clark

My mom called me today to inform me of the disappearance of Dwight Clark. Dwight Clark is an 18 year old freshman at Western this year. Of course I already knew he had gone missing. I got an emergency alert email from the school. But we get those all the time and they are usually something like, "students seen slashing tires" or, "kid gets robbed in the arboretum." Plus, Western has a reputation for being very safe. I have always felt very safe on Western's campus, and in Bellingham in general. So I didn't think too much about it. But it's been 4 days since he's been missing. And I watch wayyy too many crime shows to know what that means. I've been brainstorming. Andrea said that she thinks he probably got hit by a drunk driver who dumped his body. Mom thinks that's unrealistic since drunk drivers just drive away. So then what else could have happened to him? What scares me is the thought that somebody drove up and kidnapped him. Who kidnaps an 18 year old boy? Who in BELLINGHAM kidnaps an 18 year old boy. It scares me. And I'm scared to go almost anywhere in the dark now. But I guess all we can do is wait it out and pray that he makes it home safely. Here's a link, in case you want to read more about it/help.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Settling In

It's been five days since class started, and five days since I started my new job. I don't feel quite back to normal but I'm getting there. It's hard to get back into the swing of homework and studying and classes. All I want to do is hangout with my friends and work as a Physical Therapy aid. But unfortunately I have to go to class and I have to do homework. I'm not sure how hard my classes are going to be yet. I think this week will determine it. Physics doesn't seem too bad, and so far I've been rocking the homework. Chemistry is... well it's Chemsitry and I hate it. But I hear it's supposed to be the easiest of the Gen. Chem. series so hopefully I'll do well. And I'm not sure at all about Physiology. The teacher is kind of weird and it's hard to get a sense from her as to what kind of class this is going to be.

Work is good. Although I spend a lot of time doing nothing. I babysat this kid on Wednesday. His name was Nevin. And he had a bat named Jake. He also took two spinning stools and called them horses. The blue one's name was Blue. And the brown ones name was Brownie. He was a creative child.

On Friday we crashed the VU dance party. We went drinking at Ben's first, which is ironic because the beginning of the year VU party is supposed to be non-alcoholic. It's supposed to show the freshman that you don't have to drink to have fun. But we did. I also gave my phone number to this kid named Zach from the Dead Parrots. I straight up walked right up to him and said, "Hey, I'm Andie. I think you're cute." Who does that? Me, apparently. He seemed very flattered though and put my number into his cell phone. Then didn't call me haha. Not that I cared, I didn't honestly think he would. It was just really fun to do, and you know, if I can get used to giving guys my number, eventually some one will call me back. And it makes a really good story when you do it. :)

Long story short. I think it's going to be a good year.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham. The genius. The comedian. My future husband. Commented to me on facebook. It totally just made my night :) I am going to meet him in November for his concert.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The End of an Era

Tomorrow I move back to Bellingham. And it's kind of bittersweet. I mean, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Bellingham. I love Western, I love my roommates, I love my friends, I love my major, and I think I'm going to love my new job. But this summer has been the best summer of my life thus far. There was the trip to Hawaii, which was perfect. I was in paradise with all of my favorite people. My family and my best friends. I love my job at HMAC. I got to manage this year and I got to be closer to a lot of the lifeguards at the pool. This picture on the right actually is of some friends at Phil's party. My internship was fantastic. Las Vegas was perfect. Since I was 21 I was actually able to do things with my friends from work. And I flirted with a few boys.

I was feeling... melancholy. I don't know if that's the right word. I was stuck in a rut last year. I felt like I was sad a lot of the time, and I'm usually the happy optimistic one. I was having trouble with boys, I was having trouble with school, I was unhappy with work. This summer helped me set my reset button. I feel much happier, and more self-confident. Though I will NOT be pursuing any Bellingham boys this year (no offense if you're a Bellingham boy, because you make great friends, but you are shitty at anything more than that) I realize that I am desirable and I don't have to be sad about my relationship status. Things will happen for me eventually. Not with a Bellingham boy. But maybe a Seattle boy. Or any other city. I have time.

Anyways, the point of all of this is that it's been an absolutely, positively perfect summer. I wish it could last longer, but alas nothing lasts forever. Thus it is time to push forward with newfound strength and goals. Bring it on senior year.

Monday, September 13, 2010

High Street Ballers

And since I just posted the Bellingham State of Mind song, I HAD to post the High Street Ballers. Because 1) they came first, and 2) they're my buddies :) I've been friends with Alex and Riley since freshman year. They're kind of minor celebrities on campus because they perform at open mic night sometimes. They also have another band. A more serious one. But High Street Ballers are my favorite.

Bellingham State of Mind

SO AWESOME. I've seen these guys perform at Western in their comedy club the Dead Parrots Society. They are so cool.