Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Caf: the College dining experience.

mallory's UM caf advice:

What to eat:
Chocolate milk and chocolate cookies. Probably the best idea ever.
The wraps and salads, excellent choice.
Anything with tomato sauce is generally okay.
Oh and the omelets are probably the most yummy thing at the caf. seriously. let's invest in some breakfast people. It's delish.

What to avoid at all costs:
nacho cheese. For some reason, these people think nacho cheese goes on baked potatoes. until someone shows them the light, steer clear of the unnaturally yellow stuff. It sneaks up in substances when you don't suspect it.
The "we threw everything we can't put in the nacho cheese into a dessert" bars. Little squares of strange graham cracker brownsugar vanilla cinnamon chocolate cheesecake nuts fruit potluck squares. Sometimes they taste good, sometimes they don't. Stick with the cookies.

ps. oh and the fries taste like Arby's fries, but the best thing to do is get a salad and a cookie and then steal your friends fries when she's not looking.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What I didn't expect about College

I didn't expect to have so much focus on me. Really, when i think about it. Homeschooling focuses on a close nit community. I forgot that being out here on my own would mean that most things i do revolve around me. I study, my classes, my songs, my monologue. I think it's driving me crazy. I'm starting to crave the moments when things become bigger than myself. Or when i'm with my brothers it's not about ME, it's about all of us.
I think I should get involved with an organization or something, something to make everything i do not be about my grades and future as an actor. The SELF-ness of theatre is draining.
I had a very long discussion with my buddy Jordan about the self-ness of college. And we started talking about our friend Christin. (she, by the way, has no idea i'm blogging about her)
If there's one person who isn't selfish at all, it's Christin. Everyone loves her. Everyone. You can't not love her. and Jordan and i think part of that is because she's not thinking about herself all the time. actually hardly ever is she thinking about herself. I mean, the girl prayed for me in acting class. I think I'd really like to be that way. (again, all of this is coming from the discussion me and Jordan had) I think maybe when you forget to be conscious of yourself, you also become alot less stressed about your schoolwork, about getting places on time. I mean, you get there, you make good grades, but you're not worried all the time. Your life doesn't revolve around yourself.
I'm still praying for that, trying to become the kind of person who can do the best possible and yet the whole time be so completely unaware of themselves.