March 29, 2004

Five Things I Adore About Today

5. Flip flops: I am wearing some right now; my toes are naked. Bad Amanda. They need some polish. Girls (and guys, if so inclined) in my Lit class: I am having a fingernail painting party around 1:00 in the computer room across from our class tomorrow. Please come prepared with your own pretty hues. If you do not have any, I will bring my collection. Sharing nail polish is fun.

4. Finishing my French journal, math homework and blogging reflection on John Donne: How I love checking things off of my dry-erase board. That wonderful little board has been so helpful in celebrating my accomplishments. In the past, I would finish something and then just plow onto something else, not celebrating the moment of triumph. If I have learned anything this year, it is to celebrate the small victories; they are the sum of wonders.

3. Roadtrip!: I love that I didn't get Karissa and I killed on the "big roads" of Greensburg. We arrived at all shopping destinations intact. And I crossed town! (Insert beaming smile of effervescent pride)

2. Good stories: Swapping stories is a nice way to while away an afternoon. Or a couple hours. I felt like an elderly lady telling stories on her back porch in a rocking chair, except--the stories are very recent and perhaps, a bit funnier and racier than grandchildren, recipes, sewing, and laxatives. (To all you older ladies out there, I apologize for the stereotype, I know that these subjects can be very amusing as well. Love ya, Grandma)

1. Pretty clothes: The entire trip was spawned by an innate feminine need for summery clothing. Yellow. Cerulean. What a shame Old Navy doesn't have flip flops I love in the color and size I need. Too bad I didn't find anything other than the teeny purchases. I am going to save my money for the thrift store. ;-) Hail to the St. Vincent de Paul!

The best part about the day does not need to be listed. Can't you see it? I spent it with the best gal pal a girl meeting the world could ask for. Thank God for you, dearie.

*And how about that paper towel roll with the signs: "Yes, this is a paper towel"? To all of you Setonians, look up to 3rd Browlee, you may see the random, sleep-deprived and quirky efforts of two golden gals: Miz and Kiz.

Today is ranked up there with the time I finished my closet. And THAT is saying something.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at March 29, 2004 6:35 PM

eye wuv eww. :-D

And DO look at the paper towel roll in our window--the signs are awesome, and oh-so random!! Woohoo!

Posted by: Karissa at March 29, 2004 8:47 PM


I've just browsed through the blogosphere....

Is it true??? Has Seton Hill actually considered bringing a football team on campus? And are atheletes REALLY given study halls???

I'm sorry that you will not be able to experience the Seton Hill that I did... I just cannot believe what I am reading.

Even reading the Setonian online, I can see the changing emphasis from academics and the liberal arts to atheletics. Check out the archives from even a year or two ago!

Have any of your classmates or upperclassmen approached the school's leaders or attended any meetings to uncover the real reasons behind these changes? Have you talked about this with your student government? Who is in your student government that is representing you??

With your reporting skills, have you interviewed any professors or other staff members to unveil thier perspective on this issue? You could even allow them to respond anonymously by dropping thier typed response in Campus Mail.

Inquiring minds would LOVE these questions answered. With your skills and contacts on campus could the answers to these questions be uncovered??

Keep me updated!

~Very concerned alum...

Posted by: Amy Brown at March 30, 2004 9:08 PM

I am currently doing an article on the building situations at SHU, and if I hear anything I will tell you and the blogosphere. I am one of those inquiring minds.

I do see the changes and many of them make me sick. SHU has become a polar region. As much as we don't like to admit it, we are the "us" and "them" the university has striven to abolish. Sad. Very sad.

Posted by: Amanda at March 30, 2004 11:09 PM

I was just assigned an article about the issue of the football team at SHU. Amy, I'm sure that it'll be in the next edition of the "Setonian" or, you can check our new online version at for all the same news that the SHU community receives.

Posted by: Karissa at March 30, 2004 11:17 PM

Amanda, you know that if I lived anywhere near SHU I would be there at 1pm to paint my toenails alongside you. After all, nothing would look better with my cowboy hat when I go line dancing on Thursday nights than my new jade green toenails and flipflops. Sorry I missed you. Maybe next time, okay?

Posted by: Paige at March 31, 2004 12:28 PM

Okey-dokey. ;-)

Posted by: Amanda at March 31, 2004 1:48 PM


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