Thursday, July 19, 2007

I Don't Even Know What to Call this Post!

I have been blogging for more than two years now and I only have 124 posts! I don't know why, but I got to thinking that a post has to be so good or else I would not write anything and let all events be so old and boring to write about! I did not lose my interest in writing or posting at all, I still write some stuff every now and then in my diary... well it's not really a diary, it's just a huge notebook that I use for writing anything anytime, even if it's a silly song. I'm writing this post and I'm not reading or even thinking of what I'm typing in order not to delete it. A bad post is better than nothing :D
Ok, let's talk about some things here... Why breaks have to be so boring?! I can't wait to get done with a semester or a course in order to enjoy the break, but once it's here I can't wait for it to be over! The problem is that I still don't have many friends, I do know so many people around here but when there is something to do nobody asks me to join, well that's IF there is something to do in this town. And now that it's summer time nobody is here and there are no activities whatsoever. I wake up everymorning and then go back to sleep waiting for my friend to call and wake me up again, then we go to the mall or somewhere else for a couple of hours. After that I go back to my apartment and watch TV or read a book, get online, go grocery shopping, walk for two hours at the campus's stadium, go back home and watch more TV and then sleep! There is a funny vedio clip that I once watched about this town that says all you can do here is watch some art and sleep, then watch art some more and SLEEP!! I'm looking up some trips but there is nothing for July so far.
Enough about this. Let's talk academics now! This is the first year in my life in which I take classes in summer, and I survived it. I decided to take only one course for June after I dropped the class for July deciding that I'm going to write a thesis and will not need a second summer course anymore. The course I took in June was a British literature class after 1660, and it was about Oscar Wilde, the New Woman at the fin de siecle. It was very interseting and I learned so much in just five weeks, wrote a paper on Bram Stoker's Dracula, and decided on my thesis topic which will be on Oscar Wilde.
In a way for me to have some fun, I participated in a program for issues on international education and I made a presenation about education in Iraq and I got to talk for two hours to the audience which was so COOL :D I was scared at the beginning of the thought that the materials I prepared might not be enough for the whole two hours, but everyone was so interested in asking many different questions about Iraq that I didn't have to use everything I prepared. The people who came to the presentation were all teachers from around the State and one of them invited me to her school which I thought was very nice, and the committe that prepared for the program said I was so good that they wrote me a letter for my department and the Fulbright :)
I finally went to the Niagara Falls last month, it was a quick trip but I had so much fun. The trip was arranged by the office of internation students at the university so we go to use the university's van to get there since there weren't many people, and all of us were graduate students in English Department. Oh, and I also went to an amusement park which was so much fun!
I moved off campus about a month and a half ago and I don't have roommates anymore. It feels different living off campus even though the apartment is just across the street from it, but I like it.
I'm still typing this without reading it, so I apologize for any mistakes that may occur.

Bored Morbido!


Lisa, NY said...

I'm so happy to see a new post, Morbido! :-)
I'll comment about it after I've finished reading it but I just wanted you to know how happy I am you finally posted. See? You don't have to agonize over every post and make it perfect. We're very easy to please. :-)

programmer craig said...

That was great, Morbido. You talked about your personal life more than usual and did it in a conversational tone, too. You should do that more often! And you only made a couple of typos!?

David said...

Hi Morbido, I'm glad to see your new post! Now I have to complete my end of the deal. :) Ever since I changed from old blogger to new blogger, I have had trouble uploading pictures to my blog. I want to post some pics, but I can't get blogger to do it. I am so frustrated right now!! I will keep trying.

I am sorry to hear that you don't have much to do during your break. Is there any place where you could volunteer a little of your time? It might be fun and you could meet some new people.

So, you will write a thesis about Ocsar Wilde. I don't know very much about him, but I saw one of his plays. If I remember correctly, it was called "The Importance of Being Earnest". It was a very good play!

I'm glad you had fun at Niagara Falls and the amusement park. I have never seen Niagara in person, but it looks really spectacular on TV. As for amusement parks, I have been to Disney World in Florida and Six Flags in Atlanta, Georgia. Disney World is a really cool place. I enjoyed the Epcot Center there best. It has different areas devoted to specific countries around the world with authentic restaurants and gift shops. I remember that I really liked the Japanese area. Six Flags is a really big amusement park with lots of huge roller coasters, live music, restaurants, and other fun stuff. When I was a kid, I really loved the roller coasters. As an adult, not so much any more. I rode their famous Scream Machine roller coaster last time I went, only they had it running backwards. Forwards, its a great ride, but backwards, I almost became ill! I'll never do that again! ;)

Back to my posting, I promise to post something by tomorrow or Saturday to keep my deal for a post this week. :) If I can't post my pictures, I'll just write something. ;)

Anonymous said...

Go bowling! You'll love it! Do they have a theme park or something in the city? Check those out, if they do! The semester will start up again before you know it!

olivebranch said...

bout time you bloody wrote something :)

not that I can talk!

love reading your blog still and I'm glad youv learnt to write without caring too much

love always!

aka [olivebranch]

p.s i dont think you have a link to the Olivebranch Network even though you are a member!!!

attawie said...

I think Bored Morbido will post more often that Morbido. I understand what you're going through and I have only 104 posts so far. Micho and I started the same month so I think I'm doing well :