November 21st, 2004

First day of school

Craziness at UMass...

Okay, I have to tell you that I had a great time at Umass! We can start at the beginning; I didn’t get much sleep, and I met Laura at the van at 6am, but we ended up with a mini-van this morning that barely held anything, but that’s okay because Steve came with his jeep. So, we got everything on the bus, but there was no breakfast. We waited about half an hour, and then gave up and started driving. After about an hour or so we stopped at McDonalds and got breakfast (I had an egg mcmuffin – I haven’t had one of those in a while! It was yummy!) Anyway, we ended up getting there about an hour and a half early, so we hung out and set up and stuff. The first two quarters of the game went well, and at half-time we were winning. Now, half-way through the second quarter I see a few of the tuba players (the section was about 15 people) in the stands on the other side waving. So, I wave back! (It was Scott and David) and they wanted me to come over, but I couldn’t because I couldn’t leave. :(
Anyway, so the third quarter starts up and I look over to see the tuba section coming over to visit us. Motely had vanished, so Erin, Laura, and I stand up to make nice as captains. When all of the sudden David and Scott come running over and grab me, pushing me away from the band! They were giving me candy to keep me quiet and pushing me down the steps and under the bleachers! I was so shocked I was shouting for help and it was just scary! When we hit the end of the stands we stopped and they introduced me to the rest of the tuba section. Then they were trying to “disguise” me, so I wore Scott’s beret and he took my glasses while I wore his sunglasses (not the best idea, because I couldn’t see anything!) So, we headed back to the band, but they wouldn’t let me go near then (I was kidnapped!) Instead we went up on one side of the bleachers and spelled out TUBA (that was interesting – I’m not so good with this human spelling). At this point they wanted to take me away, but we went down and mingled with the band. David started playing “I Want to Know” (You all know that song, “Ohhhhh, ohhhh baby… I want to know right now, will you be my girl?”) and Needleman joined in on the drums while everyone sang along. It was pretty funny. They wanted me to come help build the tuba pyramid, but Motely wouldn’t let me go. So, we hung out for a little bit longer and then bid farewell. It was so much fun! (Kind of scary to be kidnapped, but I had fun!)
Hanging out with the guys and being kidnapped on their tuba adventures kind of made me realize how much I miss talking to Scott and David all the time. David and I talked online at least once (sometimes 2-3 times a day) just about everything. We don’t do that anymore… it’s sad. We used to talk about everything (and I mean everything!) but we don’t anymore. I think we’re all just too busy with school and our different lives. It’s depressing when you think about how many people that happens with – I mean, after high school I lost touch with a fair amount of people. However, now thanks to facebook, I’m getting random “be my friend” invites from people that I haven’t heard from in years… it’s rather odd. Anyway, I digress -- hopefully I can go visit Scott and David or they can come see me so we can hang out.
So, we got back to school around 8ish, and then I got home by 9. The girls came over at 9:30 and we hung out and chatted for a bit before baking some cookies. That was interesting – Dillon and I ate a chunk of butter – ewwwww! Now I’m just cleaning up, answering some e-mails and doing laundry before I collapse. Tomorrow is battle of the buildings, so that should be fun (hope that it doesn’t rain) and then Rory and I are going to see Derek’s concert. Always so much to do!
I hope you all have enjoyed my recap of my Umass adventure and that everyone had a fun and exciting Saturday! Have a lovely evening ladies and gents. :)
  • Current Music
    KJOY
First day of school

From Issa's journal...

Ten years ago I:

1) 9... wow, so young! That's umm.. 3rd? 4th? grade?
2) Was rather dorky (not like I'm that cool now, but still)
3) having a party every five minutes or so...

Five years ago I:

1) a freshman in high school
2) dealing with Hum10 and Kennedy and Hartford
3) was playing badminton with some very cool people :)

One year ago I:

1) a freshman in college
2) worried about finals
3) missing my friends and excited about everyone coming home for Thanksgiving

So far this year I:

1) tried to pick a major
2) learned to balance a million different things at once
3) discovered the wonders of a live journal

Yesterday I:

1) went to UMass with the pep band for our last football game
2) had the girls over to make cookies and hang out
3) got to see David and Scott, which was fun

Today I:

1) came back to school after sleeping at home last night
2) finished filling out my holiday cards (that's sad, I know)
3) umm... did some random homework

Tomorrow I will:

1) go to Ethics class
2) get everything done on my list of things to do!
3) drop of the pep band van key and fill out some paperwork.

In one year I will:

1) be a junior in college
2) still be an RA somewhere I think
3) umm.. that's all i've got

In five years I will:

1) almost be 25! Wow!
2) out of school and doing something, somewhere
3) umm.. I stink at these answers... i have no idea what I'll be doing tomorrow much less in a year, or five, or ten

In ten years I will:

1) be almost 35
2) maybe be married
3) hopefully be happy :)
  • Current Music
    it's raining...
First day of school

(no subject)

This song makes me smile...

DJ Otzi - "Hey Baby"

Hey baby
Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl
Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl

When I saw you walking down the street
I said that's the kind of girl
I'd like to meet
She is so pretty looks so fine
I'm gonna make her my oh mine

Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl
Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl

When you turn and walk away
That's when I want to say
Come on baby give me a whirl
I wanna know if you will be my girl
When you turn and walk away
That's when I want to say
Come on baby give me a whirl
I wanna know if you'll be my girl

Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl
Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl

Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl
Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl

And now it's party time
Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl
Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl

Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl
Hey hey baby (hu ha)
I wanna know if you'll be my girl
First day of school

My life is exciting...

This was a part of the pep band e-mail that Laura sent out:

“For all of you who went to UMASS, thank you and good job, and lets never let Sammi get kidnapped by 16 tubas again. And Needleman and Ryan... good job, you guys showed those 10 year olds whos boss. Lol.”

My life is so exciting. :)