June 14, 2010

Okay, so maybe not quite daily

SO, I've been super busy the past couple of days with Orientation, which is why I haven't put anything on this site. I haven't even had much of a chance to mess around on facebook! So it's pretty extreme.

Today, er, Sunday, since it's technically Monday now, whatevs...I just came back from the first orientation of the summer, and it has been magnificent. Things went very well with the small groups. They wouldn't stop asking me relevant questions. They practically did all the thinking for me. All I had to do was provide the answers. And the skits were successful, but I didn't really have much doubt in them anyways. We faced a small hiccup when we went over time for one of the things, but it all regulated itself somewhat.

The best part about the orientation, as usual, was the night of activities we had for the students. Karaoke, Apples to Apples, and frisbee dodgeball reeled in a lot of people. And of course, I am most proud of the frisbee dodgeball. Karaoke was fun, but there were some people that were kinda just sitting there, probably a bit overwhelmed with all the energy that the OLs were exuding. Apples to Apples was a good way to get the students to do something familiar with new people. And then the frisbee dodgeball just brought everyone together when we started it. Once a crowd began to form in the quad, other people started coming out. I think the best thing about it is that the frisbee dodgeball really doesn't require any level of skill or "coolness", so people had a good time being themselves, even if it was just to throw the discs randomly.

Afterwards, there was a quick game of tag, in which I got charlie horses in both my calves, which sucked. I didn't even know what it was for a while. I just knew that my legs were spasming, like a heartbeat or something. Some girl told me I had a charlie horse and to drink some water. So that's what I did. Then I just hung around and spoke with some people. I got back to the apartment feeling good and peeing about a gallon (it fortunately all made it in the toilet). And now I have to sleep at a little past 1:00 a.m., with a projected wake up time at 7:00 a.m.

That was my day, and I applaud you for getting this far in the story, because I don't think I told a very interesting version of it. Congratulations, my friend, or random stranger. I hope you have a nice time on your computer. Now go outside and meet some new people.