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June 25, 2005

Nuggets of Promise for Summer

I feel like I just tore my summer out of a beaten Fed-Ex envelope that arrived about a month and a half late. Postage and all, it's been worth the shipping and handling... I've waited and worked patiently.

It's moved from just warm to all-out hot in the past few days, and so my summer is finally getting under way! The weekends have held me together mentally with nuggets of promise for the coming days, and finally it has arrived!

I had the last day of my internship (that I've been working on since September) on Wednesday. My last day of math class (ever!!!) and my last day of workstudy at the NECWB was Thursday.

Thursday evening I spent with Mike, living the life of summer. This included a long walk, with intermittent swinging, at Twin Lakes Park (we finally got around to seeing the second lake!), browsing B&N, followed by dinner at Red Star, and finished off with milkshakes at McDonalds (I know, I know, there are better ice cream places, but by the time we thought about wanting ice cream Rita's was closed). What a great start to my REAL summer.

No more of this "Summer Imposter" stuff. I'm ready for the real-deal. I slept till 10 o'clock yesterday AND today. That's luxury. I haven't done that since... well, I can't honestly remember the last time I slept past 8 without a reason (like not getting in till 2 or working on homework past midnight).

Sure, I still have my online Astronomy class, but I can handle it. I'm also still working on the summer reading blog for SHU. But this is just one class and one project, and I can pick when I do my homework now that I'm off work, and I don't have my internship or other classes to compete with.

Don't get me wrong--I loved my internship. The project was the largest project I've ever done in my life. It was extremely involved, with many opportunities to network, expand my knowledge on the subject material, practice technical and professional writing, and in the end it was quite rewarding.

I also loved my workstudy job. I've worked for the NECWB since the beginning of freshman year, so I'm kind of molded to the position. I do what they ask and then some, and they always appreciate the time I put in and the quality of my work. I really enjoyed working with all the ladies at the Center, and my supervisor and I would often be choked with laughter because of some story or joke or random occurance. I loved laughing at my job. I loved feeling welcome and wanted and worthy. Sadly, I have to give up the position to take on my new role as RA and RTA in the fall. Although I know it'll be worthwhile and I'm looking forward to this position, I will miss working at the Center.

Math class is another story, though! Good riddance! I'm so glad that I'm done with it. The teacher was really great, and the class itself wasn't bad, but the subject is not my best. It makes me feel inferior. I got a solid A in the class, and I feel really good about that; however, I'm just not a fangirl of math... Look what it's done to my blogging! (Okay, maybe some of you liked the Hypotamoose and Imaginary Number Friend entries... I did, too, but I feel so silly writing them!)

But I'm back. Finally.

I already feel some creative juices springing loose. Tonight my grandparents stopped by and we all ate pizza together. I was cracking jokes left and right! My grandfather said I was a "live wire," and even my dad noted how quick I was :-) Snap! That felt good.

Posted by KarissaKilgore at June 25, 2005 9:12 PM


Welcome to summer! If you look to your left, you'll see your shoulder getting burned by the sun. If you look to your right, you'll see a man slamming a taco on the ground because "he's full."

Posted by: Mike at June 25, 2005 10:21 PM

Hahahaha! Thank you for that :-)

And if I look carefully I may see a girl slamming her milkshake cup into the ground proclaiming the same state of fullness.

Posted by: Karissa at June 26, 2005 6:53 PM

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