||"It's You" -Michelle Branch
Hmm...it's crappy outside, and I am in a fairly good mood, so here are just a few keen observations about Oshkosh in general...the campus, the city, the people:
1. The weather is always twice as crappy here as in Milwaukee. It's either stifling hot, freezing cold, or as in today's case, raining which has turned into some of the biggest snowflakes I have ever seen. At least we have heat now. Until yesterday our radiator was broken and we were living in a virtual tundra, covered by mounds of blankets at all times. Mr. Radiator fixer came yesterday, and now we are comfortable like everyone else. Yay.
2. People on campus are all REALLY friendly. Seriously. If someone is ever crabby it is because they are having a bad day, not because they hate it here. We all love it here. The boys are all such gentlemen, too. They'll hold open doors for you on the way into a building, strike up a conversation with you in the library, and even let you have free drinks at their party and help you stumble home afterwards. I heart them all.
3. The main activity to do here on weekends is to drink. If you are not into drinking, the only other option is to work or sit by yourself in your dorm room and watch movies. That gets old. Pretty much everyone here gets tanked at least once every weekend. It makes for fun Monday stories.
4. TITAN WEB SUCKS. All the horror stories are true, folks. On registration day, it never works the way it's supposed to, and once we all finally get the hang of using it, they change it so we can all be confused again. I think that may be because the computer guys like the extra phone calls. Maybe it's just me.
5. There is a little bit of mystery in everything here. For instance, who wrote "thanks for the weed" on my door last week? How did the tiny mystery sock get into my laundry bag? And once I taped it to our door and was even going to make a picture and theme song for it, who stole it? It really saddened me to see it go. The only way it would be forgiven is if the original owner found it. If not, that person is going to hell.
6. I love the food at Blackhawk. Sure, it's said they put laxatives and depressants into everything, and I definately believe that, but...it's just so damn good. It's comforting to sit there for hours with friends and not feel stupid for eating the same amount of food as the football player sitting next to you. After eating a full meal and an extra entree, no one even comments when you grab that ice cream cone...and extra cookie. :o)
7. I have the coolest CA in the world. She helps us work out *ahem* issues, comes to dinner with us, and just last night we had a dance party in her room and prank called a guy she likes. I feel lucky. Everyone else I talk to says their CA sucks. Nope, not mine. She's cool with us and what we do, and reminds us, "just don't stumble too much when you come back, I'm on duty tonight."
8. The city of Oshkosh isn't anything to boast about. Sure, it's great to go to the Super Wal-Mart at any time of day or night, but if that, or other food chain stores doesn't turn your crank, the only other option is to drive twenty minutes out of the way to Appleton. Now, there's a quaint town that know's what's up. How is it that Oshkosh doesn't have one Barnes & Noble??? Aaaahhhh.
9. Nothing on campus is more than a 10 minute walk away. This is another reason why I'm glad I didn't get accepted into UW-Madison. I have woken up at 745 for an 8am chem exam and have made it on time after washing my face, putting on clothes, and grabbing a ho-ho and juice on my way out. I'm also glad everything is so close because I am one of the laziest people I know and walking long distances tends to make me ornery.
10. To be perfectly honest, I hardcore miss my friends from back home. I didn't think I could ever go on without them there every night, to hang out with every weekend. But I'm dealing. I have met some of the coolest people here who I can go out and have fun with, others who I can play guitar and sing with, and still others who I can tell all my problems to, receive advice, and get a hug from afterwards. It's hard to feel lonely when I'm surrounded my so many wonderful people. I also love the random dance parties in the hallway, shower parties, and all the other silly things we do on a daily basis.
When I left Milwaukee, I thought I would never again find such a wonderful place with such great people. I was wrong. I love Oshkosh.