Hello, friends!! Carol’s post inspired me to write one, too, so here is an update on my life!
Yesterday was game day against Michigan State. We lost (which means there is now no chance of making playoffs) but it was still fun. We started off by “floating”, which means we ran through the reflection pool in front of the library. It was cold & slimy but super fun. Since it was a night game, we didn’t go to the tailgates until 2ish, which was fine––still 5 hours until kickoff so it was still a long day. I went with my 2 roommates (Erin & Christina) and then Katie who lives across the hall. She’s from Nashville & we have gotten to be pretty good friends (hooray!). Anyways, Katie & I ended up leaving to go with her friends from home which was super fun. Then we went to the game & ended up being found by my roomie Christina & our friend Diego from Mexico. I don’t know what happened to them after we left their tailgate, but they were super super super drunk. I ended up having to leave after the first quarter to take Christina home which I was pretty annoyed about (she didn’t even say thank you this morning, *insert eye roll here*). It was fine though, we lost so it was a sad game anyways, and I ended up going to the Grotto for like 45 minutes to just sit and think and pray. Then Katie & I went out after to get ice cream and eat away our feelings (roomie came too after recovering from being passed out, but ended up disappearing with some boy). Still though, I don’t understand why people feel the need to get so drunk––it’s not hard to control yourself, ESPECIALLY if you know you are going to a big football game??? Oh well.
Other than that, classes are going well. I like all of them, except engineering is super hard. I wish FSHA had an engineering class or something because it seems like everyone has taken some type of engineering class before. Same goes for chemistry, it seems like everyone took AP Chem but we had chem with Miller sophomore year soo definitely not the same. I have two exams this week–calc & microeconomics––but I am not too too worried about them. I found a pretty good study group for chem & micro but they live all the way across campus so it’s not very convenient, although they are very fun & very good at chem. I still end up going there to study with them pretty much every day, though.
I also joined the club water polo team which has been super fun. It’s nice to be in the pool again. We actually practice a lot though: Monday through Thursday, until 10:30pm!! It is a chilly walk back to my dorm all the way across campus, not too sure how that will go in the middle of winter 🙂
One SUPER random thing that happened to me the other day was a visit from my dad’s godfather and one of my grandfather’s roommates! He had emailed me that he was going to be here for the game and wanted to meet up. It was super random but it ended up being fun––just me and several of my grandfather’s old friends. Apparently, my grandfather lived in Cavanaugh (my dorm) when he went here and Notre Dame was still all boys!! So weird.
Not too sure what else there is to update y’all on, but I hope everyone is doing well!! I am going home for fall break (week of 10/17) and also for Thanksgiving, so hopefully some of you will be home then too! I miss you all so very much 😦 Much love!
I’m obsessed with the dome. Expect to see many more pics of it on these blog posts 🙂
Found a Golden Knight in South Bend!!
Katie & I at a tailgate yesterday!
My dorm before the pep rally last weekend––we painted & glittered ourselves and got there early to be front row! (I am in the back on the right, see if you can find me 😉 ) We are supposed to be the most spirited dorm on campus, can you tell??
Also, I just realized how lengthy this post is, yikes my apologies!