In six weeks I am going back to university.
I know people whose entire summer holidays fit into six weeks – in Ireland we get three months. I can’t stand it; after three months I am itching to get back to doing something useful. I can’t get a job and I am just an oaf at home whose academic side is waning. I am so excited to get back to busy university life!
I was thinking today about my first year of university, and how I have so many interesting stories of life away from home which I have never written down or chronicled on my blog .
Stories such as the time my anthropology class were sent on a people watching mission to a busy workplace, so I went to a café and sat near the doorway, writing down things as different customers came in. The lass behind the counter came over to me after about half and hour and said ”um excuse me. Are you an inspector? We were just wondering, cos’ you looked awful official and we were worried we were doing something wrong.” I apologised profusely (why?) before literally running out of the shop because I am fantastically awkward social hedgehog.
Another amusing thing to note was that one of our lecturers always wore eccentrically themed outfits. One day it would be red day, and everything down to his shoelaces would be red. The next day it would be pinecone day and he would have a pinecone on each shoulder. My favourite days were the dickey-bow days, when he would wear any number of different, amazingly bright and spotted bows under his chin. At the start of each lecture he would step onto the stage at the front of the theatre and say “good morning class! thank you for making it in so early!” (with it actually being 2pm) “today is tree day!” or “today is book day!” Just stop for a moment to imagine the outfits…
Those moments made my life brighter and funnier, and so I think it is my duty to do the same for you by writing them down. I’m not going to set myself a strict task of making sure I write down each and every amusing event when I go back to university, because whenever I set these things I shrivel up into an uncreative mess, but I will try.
Also! I have good news and bad news.
I have a place to live on university campus, so I don’t have to travel the gruelling two-hours-there and two-hours-back bus commute every day (yay!) but it means I probably won’t have many bus stories any more (aww.)
One thing I have been thinking about is this. You know how I make youtube videos too? Well, my apartment will have 5 people living there with thin walls, and I don’t get to choose my housemates. If I make a video I can imagine a scenario of people outside the door saying:
“Is she on Skype?”
“I think she’s actually talking to herself!”
“No, even weirder, she’s talking to a camera.”
“About us, too!”
So I’m going to have to think up of an excuse as to why I’m nattering away in there, or just cut out the nattering. Very sad face.
Anyway! I’m super excited about going back, especially because after Christmas in 2nd year we begin our thesis and I’m planning something exciting and drastic to write about because I’m an exciting and drastic person (not.)