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January 12th, 2009 (09:47 am)

I leave for Turkey TODAY! I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Excited for all the new experiences, and nervous of the plane and forgetting to pack something. Hopefully I'll take a bunch of pictures. Oh, and if you want to read about our adventures, I'm a J-Term blogger for the school. So just go to www.rmc.edu and you'll find my blog. I don't know how often I'll update it because I'm not bringing my computer, but I know I'll update it more than this. See you on the 26th!

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January 6th, 2009 (02:57 pm)

J-Term is going pretty good so far. We're covering 4 millennia of history in 4 days this week, so that's a little overwhelming. Yesterday we did the Bronze Age, today we did Greece, tomorrow is Rome, and Thursday is the Byzantine Empire. Friday is our mid-term. Then Monday we leave RIC at noon for Turkey!!!!! AH!!!!!

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January 5th, 2009 (09:24 am)

J-Term starts today! I love J-Term. One class for two hours 5 days a week. It's awesome. I really wish the whole year were made out of like, 9 J-Terms: S-Term, O-Term, N-Term. lolz. Scheduling would probably suck though.

So I asked to work everyday this week. Guess how many shifts I got? One. I'm just a little pissed. I mean, what if I were in real life and had real bills and stuff? How could they expect someone to live off of one shift a week?

One week til Turkey!!!

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January 2nd, 2009 (12:30 pm)

BACK TO SCHOOL ON SUNDAY!!! YES!!!
I leave for Turkey in 11 days. That's kinda crazy. I like talking about going abroad, but this will be my first time. I wouldn't say that I'm scared, just a little uneasy, because it's something unknown.
On a side note, there is a Harley store in Istanbul that I'm totally going to to get my dad something.

One thing I will miss about being home: taking baths.

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December 30th, 2008 (06:20 pm)

I hate feeling jealous. I also hate having wet hair.
I love The Witching Hour, which I'm finally almost done with.

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December 27th, 2008 (04:23 pm)

I HATE living with my mother!! I'm seriously going to try to find a way to live at school next summer when I get back from Rome so I don't even have to deal with her.

Oh! It's pretty much official that I'll be going to Rome this summer with the University of Georgia! I'm sooooooo excited for it. It's a five week program and we live in Rome, taking 3 classes. I just have to wait for January 15th when he sends out the official acceptance letters, and then I'll really be going!

I've decided that when I graduate from college, I want to get a Yorkie. They're so freakin cute and they're good apartment dogs. And they are tiny, adorable lap dogs. They are a much more practical first dog than a Masitff. Haha.

I go back to school a week from tomorrow and I seriously cannot wait. Not only will I be back at school where I have friends, but I will be away from my mother and the depressing mood that I get in when I'm at home. I'll also be a week away from leaving for Turkey when I go back to school. Yay! Yet another thing that I'm crazy excited for.

Nikki [userpic]

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December 14th, 2008 (11:43 am)

Just for fun, the end of the year post with the first sentence of the first post of every month.

January
Sooooo ready to go back to school.

February
J-Term is over THANK GOD.

March
*Wow, I didn't post at all in March...

April
So I just realized that I haven't written in here for 8 weeks, my entire new member period.

May
So I broke up with Randy today.

June
I've been watching LOST non-stop for about the past week.

July
Things with Randy are FANTASTIC.

August
I ordered my iPhone yesterday and I'm soooo excited.

September
I really feel like I should write in here more.

October
So I signed up for my classes for the Spring on Wednesday and my schedule is pretty nice.

November
Life is still pretty busy.

December
Grades are in.



The general theme: Man, I never write in here anymore.

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December 14th, 2008 (11:37 am)

Grades are in.

Roman History: A-
Honors: A-
Ed Psych: A-
Ed Psych Fieldwork: A-
Latin: A

I know I should be proud of those grades, but I'm really not. Either this semester or Spring of Freshmen year are my worst grades. I did email my Ed Psych professor because that grade should be an A or A+. In the syllabus, she said that she would add 5 points to our final grade if we didn't miss any classes, and I didn't miss any for that reason. I'm thinking she just forgot that she said that. Haha. If she doesn't fix that grade though, my GPA is down to a 3.94. I want my 4.0 back!! Grr. I'm hoping for an A+ in J-Term, and I think if I get 2 A+s in the spring, then I'll have it back. Or something like that.

Nikki [userpic]

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November 2nd, 2008 (01:06 pm)

Life is still pretty busy. I kinda like it though.

Halloween kinda sucked. I wish we were still going to Kappa Sig. Well, I actually wish that two certain brothers would apologize so that we would go back. But they're assholes, so I doubt that will ever happen. I did look pretty hot though, I'm not gonna lie. Haha. I was Wizard Wanda, which is a sexy Hogwarts uniform. Bahaha.

This pledge class's initiation is the 21st. That's so closeeeeeeeee. I need to get cracking on making shirts and stuff.

End pointless post.

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October 26th, 2008 (12:56 pm)

So I signed up for my classes for the Spring on Wednesday and my schedule is pretty nice.

Monday
10:20-11:20 Roman Epic
2:10-3:40 Mythology

Tuesday
9:50-11:20 Origins of Civilization
2:10-3:40 Reading in the Content Areas K-12

Wednesday
10:20-11:20 Roman Epic
2:10-3:40 Mythology

Thursday
9:50-11:20 Origins of Civilization
2:10-3:40 Reading in the Content Areas K-12

Friday
10:20-11:20 Roman Epic

3 Classics classes and an Education class. Pretty sweeeeet. I'm not expecting too great of a work load either, which is nice. I wish I didn't have 2:10 classes, but whatever. I just need to figure out my work schedule around that. I think I'll try to do my tutoring office hours from 4 to 6 on Monday and Tuesday, and then maybe work a double on Friday and Saturday morning at Red Robin. Or something. I have a while to figure it out.

I've decided that I'm running for SCL President again since this study abroad thing isn't working. I'm also going to run for a sorority office, though I'm not sure which one yet.

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September 30th, 2008 (08:46 pm)

So my sister-daughter is Jenny!!!! I'm SOOOOOO excited! She's the one I wanted. :D

Also, I got my college ring on Saturday. I'm officially in love with it. My favorite part is that is has my letters on the stone, so whenever I look at my hand, I see them. It's nice.

Things with me and Randy are still wonderful. I look at engagement rings online (which I've always done) and he doesn't freak out when I tell him about it. He actually likes hearing about it, which I think is really nice.
He got a bid from one of the fraternities on campus, but he didn't accept it. That honestly made me kinda sad, which I think is weird.

No one comes to tutoring, so I'm super bored.

I'm off to the house to watch GREEK!

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September 24th, 2008 (09:27 pm)

200. My middle name is: Nikki
199. I was born on: June 13
198. I am: an ALPHA GAMMA DELTA!
197. My cell phone company is: AT&T
196. My eye color is: brown
195. My shoe size is: 7.5
194. My ring size is: 7.5
193. My height is: 5'3"
192. I am allergic to: nothing!
191. I was born in: FXBG
190. I live in: Ashland and FXBG
189. The last book I read was: I'm reading Frankenstein for class and The Witching Hour for fun
188. My bed is: pretty comfy for a college bed
187. One thing I know for sure about the opposite sex:  that Randy is awesome
186. I am glad I'm my sex because: ...
179. My favorite holiday is: Hm...
178. The perfect kiss is: one with Randy :)
177. The last three cd's I bought are: I haven't bought a cd in years
176. Last song that made me cry was: Let It Be - The Beatles
172. My most treasured possession(s) is/are: my necklace
171. Last night :was the first round of recruitment!

:::::I Do (YES)/Do Not (NO) Believe In:::::

142. Love at first sight? no
141. Luck? Yes
140. Fate? not really
139. God? no
138. Aliens? Maybe
137. Heaven? no
135. Ghosts? maybe
134. Horoscopes? no
133. Soul mates? Yes

:::::Which is Better?:::::

129. Hugs or Kisses? depends
127. Phone or Online: online
126. Red heads or Black hair: red!!
125. Blondes or Brunettes: eh
124. Hot or cold: cold
123. Summer or winter: winter
122. Coffee or tea: coffee
121. Chocolate or vanilla: vanilla
120. Night or Day: Night.
119. Oranges or Apples: apples
118. Curly or Straight hair: straight
:::::Here's What I Think About:::::

116. Abortion: Pro-choice
115. Backstabbers: suck
114. Parents: help me out a lot and are awesome, even though I don't always treat them that way

:::Last time I:::

103. Went somewhere with someone: uh
102. Hugged someone: .Randy yesterday
101. Saw someone I hadn't seen in a while: when school started
100. Cried in front of someone: ummmm Randy recently
99. Grew: psh middle school. Unless you mean width-wise

::::MISC::::
90. Who is the ditziest person you know: Saskia
89. Who makes you laugh the most: James
87. One thing I'm mad about right now is: Education and some AGD stuff
83. The last movie I saw: Frankenstein from the 1930s
82. The thing I don't understand is: people
80. The most unsatisfactory answer I've ever received: ...
76. This summer I am: going to Greece! Hopefully
75. Something I really miss when I leave home: my doggie!
74. The thing that I'm looking forward to the most is: bid turn-in tomorrow!!!
74. The thing that I'm not looking forward to is: 8 am class tomorrow
73. Tomorrow: is going to be long, nerve-racking, tiring, and EXCiTING!
72. Today: was the second round of recruitment
71. Next Summer: Greece
70. Next Week: new babies!
67. People call me: Nikki?
62. The person who knows the most about me: Randy
61. The person that can read me the best is: Debra
60. The most difficult thing to do is: go to the gym in the morning
59. I have gotten a speeding ticket: never
56. My zodiac sign is: Gemini
51. Right now I am talking to: no one :(
48. I have/will get a job: at Red Robin, as a Latin&Classics tutor, as Classics department assistant, at Purvis Ford
47. I have these pets: 2 doggies and a kitty at home, and a hammy at school
46. I hope: for an awesome new pledge class
45. The worst sound in the world: The BLC's voice
44. The person that makes me cry the most is: myself
35. Florida or Hawaii: I dunno
33. My favorite piece of clothing: my new shirt
32. My favorite sport is: horseback riding
31. Last time I cried: recently
28. The school I go to is: RMC
27. Last person I got mad at: some AGDs
22. The all-time best movie is: ...
21. The all-time best thing in the world is: cuddling
19. The most annoying thing ever is: dumb obnoxious people

HOW YOU FEEL....

18. The most annoying person you know is: The BLC
17. I lose all respect for people who: don't respect other people
16. The movies I have cried at are: pretty much all of them
15. Closest friend's name: Debra
14. TV show you watch: lots
13. Favorite web site: fbook
12. I want to be: asleep
11. The worst pain I was ever in: i dunno
9. My room is: almost clean
8. My favorite celebrity is: ...
4. My favorite book is: The Perks
3. The person who broke your heart was: well, that was a long time ago
2. One thing that makes you feel great is: when Randy calls me beautiful and means it
1. I filled out about 200 questions because: I have nothing else to do

Nikki [userpic]

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September 22nd, 2008 (03:20 pm)

RECRUITMENT IS THIS WEEK!! I'M SO EXCITED!!
And I should be able to be a sister-mom this semester too! :D

Nikki [userpic]

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September 16th, 2008 (05:12 pm)

I really feel like I should write in here more.

Classes are going okay. I only have 4, so it's weird. I don't know what to do with my free time.

Recruitment is next week and I'm soooooooo excited. I also get my class ring next Saturday, which is just as exciting.

Randy and I are still doing well. We're actually doing pretty close to as well as when we first got together. It's very nice.

I'm back to work at Red Robin and it's wonderfullllll. I really missed this restaurant. And I get to learn how to close the restaurant, which means I get to make more moneyz!

Nikki [userpic]

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August 15th, 2008 (02:37 pm)

So I move in on Sunday and it's the first time that I'm not super excited about it. I'm excited about my room and my house, but I'm really not excited about going 2 weeks early for RA training. Especially since I'm just an alternate RA. I'm not excited about probably not seeing Randy for 2 weeks. I also think there's great potential for awkwardness between me and Nicole, seeing as we haven't talked all summer, and the last time I tried to talk to her, she ignored me. Hm.

Packing is not going so well either. Most of my stuff is still packed up from moving out, but I need to go through it to see what I actually need to bring with me and to organize it a bit. I'm just really not motivated. Oh wellllllll.

Nikki [userpic]

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August 5th, 2008 (03:09 pm)

I ordered my iPhone yesterday and I'm soooo excited. The guy said that it should get here sometime this weekend. :D

Nikki [userpic]

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July 26th, 2008 (01:24 pm)

I've come to the realization that I have a thing for vampire stories. I'm currently working on reading the Twilight series and I love it. Dracula is one of my favorite novels and Interview with the Vampire is another one of my favorites.
Once I finish the Twilight novels, I think I'm going to start on the rest of Anne Rice's novels. And start watching vampires in film.
Maybe this could turn into an obsession! It's necessary, I think, to have at least 1 obsession, and I've been without one for a while.

Nikki [userpic]

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July 25th, 2008 (01:25 pm)

Oh my, I haven't written in here in almost a month. I feel like that's become a pattern recently. Not just with me, but with other lj friends. I guess we're just growing up and have less angst to write about. At least that's what it feels like for me.

So Latin Academy was great. I definitely plan on going back as an RA the summer after I graduate (since next summer I'll be in Greece hopefully). The male RA is one of the few people that I absolutely hate in this world, but at least now I'll never have to see him again. Emily, who is going to be director next summer, has already said that even if he applies again, he won't get hired. It made me laugh when he later said, "This was fun, I hope they take me back next year." Lolz. Man I hate him.

Things with Randy are FANTASTIC. Like woah. All that crap that happened before really brought us closer together and made us evaluate and work on our relationship. It's great. It's just so nice to know that we're on the same page when it come to our relationship, and to feel so loved whenever I'm around him. It really is great. On a kinda random note, I've decided that when we graduate, I'm going to buy him a kitten because he really likes cats. I just hope he lives in an apartment that lets him have a cat. How pet-friendly are Richmond apartments? Haha.

On a less happy note, all I can think about pretty much is money. I have so much stuff that I have to pay for before I graduate, and there's just no way that I'll be able to without getting loans. And the thought of loans terrifies me. But with 3 abroad trips, sorority dues, switching to my own cell phone plan that works internationally, buying sister-daughter presents...Ugh. And next summer I'll (hopefully) be in Greece for 8 weeks, which leaves pretty much no time for working. Oh well. End complaining.

Next year will be fun. It starts with a 2 week trip to Turkey in January, then hopefully I'll be in Athens, Greece from mid-June to the beginning of August. Then I'll be home for a month when I will hopefully be leaving for my semester abroad in Rome. It's kinda funny: of the last six months of the year, I'll be home for one of them.

I'm horribly bored at work, which is why I'm writing in this.

Nikki [userpic]

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June 29th, 2008 (09:58 pm)

The Rules:
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Put a line through the books you HATE.
5) Post.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights
8 1984 - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia- CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers- Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Nikki [userpic]

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June 27th, 2008 (12:55 pm)

I went from being super happy to sad pretty darn quickly. Sometimes the world really makes me sad.

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