All posts tagged Marist
Posted by aljal on March 10, 2010
Yesterday marked one week since I graduated from college. It hasn’t really hit me yet…even though I sat on the campus green in my cap and gown with 989 of my classmates, it still feels surreal. It still feels like I’ll be going back to school in the fall, and that graduation was just a silly little ceremony we did for kicks.
So now I’m living at home and am currently unemployed. Not exactly where I thought I would be post-Marist when I created my 4-year plan as a freshman, but that was in 2005, when the economy wasn’t so scary. I’m actively looking for a job, any job, but it’s scary nonetheless to be a 21-year-old college graduate who can’t even get a job at the mall.
Posted by aljal on June 1, 2009
I usually hate spring. I don’t know why, but something about the snow melting and the ground thawing and the trees budding does not appeal to me. I’m a fall and winter kind of girl, so the transition into warmer weather is always hard for me. Since coming to college, the anxiety of spring has grown significantly, knowing that each time the weather gets warmer, another year is over and I’m one step closer to the real world.
I try to stall the season change as long as I can – I won’t wear shorts until it’s at least 70 degrees out, I picket against the wearing of sandals (although that’s a whole other story,) I refuse to do outdoor-related activities and get very sanctimonious about not participating, etc.
So someone please explain to me why this year I want the weather to get warmer. Maybe it’s the deluge of snow we’ve received in the past month and a half; maybe it’s the fact that for a few weeks it was never higher than 20 degrees outside; maybe it’s because I’m off to the Dominican Republic in less than a month…I honestly don’t know. All I know is that I just spent the past 75 minutes of my World Religions class staring out the window at Route 9, wishing the snow would melt and I can retire my North Face for the season.
It’s funny, because I shouldn’t want spring to come this year. Not only does it signal the end of another academic year, it signals the end of my academic career. The dreaded g-word is 100 days away, (thanks for that terrifying email, Career Services!) so I should be wishing for an arctic blast of winter to prolong the inevitable.
Who knows, but maybe I’ll be less sanctimonious this year about outdoor events : )
Posted by aljal on February 13, 2009
(It’s back! But don’t guarantee it’s going to become a daily feature…)
Rant: The germs that are running rampant on campus. People are literally dropping like flies with the flu, bronchitis, mono, strep, or sometimes with a nice grab bag of illnesses. I got a flu shot like a good girl back in October, but as last February’s post-flu shot bout with the flu proved, vaccines aren’t always effective. Now, pass the Purell and cover your mouth when you cough.
Rave: String cheese. I bought this delectable dairy snack on a whim last month, and now I need a constant supply of it in the fridge or else I get nervous. I also need to protect it from my friends, who are very generous in helping themselves to my cheese. (Just kidding, guys…you know I love to share.) My new favorite snack really does nothing to help my “5 Weeks Until Bikini Body” lifestyle that I’m trying so hard to adhere to, but I could sit there and pull string cheese apart all day long.
Posted by aljal on February 11, 2009
Blogging will resume once my life becomes normal(ish) again. Adjusting to a new schedule/new semester/never wanting to leave the house because it’s so cold/many other trials and tribulations of life as a 21 year old female has left me with no desire to blog right now.
Posted by aljal on January 28, 2009
Tomorrow I go back to school for my last semester of college and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited, anxious, terrified, overwhelmed, etc. It really does seem like yesterday that I was just moving in for freshman year, but at the same time, so much has happened in the last three and a half years that it’s hard to believe it’s only been that long since I first came to Marist. Whoever said high school is the best four years of your life clearly never went to college.
Also: I made the executive decision to not write any “Rant & Rave of the Day” entries on the weekends. I’m far too lazy on Saturdays and Sundays.
Posted by aljal on January 18, 2009
From the Poughkeepsie Journal:
Watching its 15-point lead in Thursday’s second half evaporate, the men’s basketball team from Marist College lost to visiting Siena, 91-85 in overtime, as the Saints remained undefeated in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.
Ouch. I’m almost thankful this game happened over break so we all weren’t there to witness this.
Posted by aljal on January 16, 2009