Fall is here! Leaves are falling everywhere, the weather has gone bipolar, young women are running around whacking each other with hockey sticks and, most disagreeably, I'm cold again.
Tomorrow is Hockey Day, one of the favorite annual traditions here at Judson College. It serves as the perfect outlet for the stress and frustration accumulated over weeks of this semester. Everyone joins in - the athletically inclined and the less, well, gifted individuals. I even played once, although I've taken on the role as a cheerleader most recently. Audra, has a wonderful post about Hockey here.
Hey, I bruise easily. Plus, I'm just not all that aggressive. I'm a danger to myself and others with a hockey stick.
Also, who would want to play against these ladies? I'm feeling very threatened. How about you?
This past week has also been packed with registration and advising. Every semester, right after I make it through midterms and finally start to de-stress, I'm faced with the difficult choice of which classes to take. Registration week always comes before I know it and I can hardly believe that it's time for me to pick out new classes.
In honor of registration week, I've gone around and asked a few people what some of their favorite classes have been thus far in their Judson careers (and by a few, I mean the people I could holler at from my dorm room - I'm busy studying and stuff, you know?). Here's what I found out:
Ashley Wigley, my wonderful roomate and senior class song leader, informed me, without hesitation, that Shakespeare with Mrs. Whisenhunt has been her favorite class so far. When I asked her why she picked said course I received the reply, "Because it was with the Whis!" Now, what I think that means, is that she loved the enthusiasm for the literature her proffessor imparted unto Ashley and her fellow students.
Cat Popp, who also happens to live across the hallway, told me that her favorite classes have been printmaking, women in society, and painting (because she can't choose just one). Printmaking made the list because it taught her to rely and bond with her classmates, painting because she loves it so very much, and women in society because it was meaningful (because she's a woman).
Katlin Bailey, let me know that her favorite class was printmaking because it challenged her, but that challenge made her a better artist.
Sarah Elizabeth Jones, said her favorite class has been comparative anatomy because it has taught her how to use all of the information she's learned during her years in the biology department.
Jana Propst, says her favorite classes have been voice or spanish. Voice because Dr. Betty, and I quote, "is just amazing," and spanish because she could really see her skills growing in the class.
What about me? Well, I think my favorite classes have been a tie between microbiology, beginning riding, and printmaking. Microbiology was very interesting. I learned so much in the class, and I'm surprised at how much I've remembered. Did you know you could get leprosy from an armadillo's toes? Beginning riding, because, well, who doesn't love riding? And, finally, printmaking because it gave me a creative outlet through processes that I really enjoyed.
In conclusion, here's some pretty leaves.