Monday, March 28, 2011

so close yet so far away!

five more weeks of classes, one week of finals and then summer is finally here!!! it just feels like these are going to be the longest five weeks of my life!!! haha.. no but seriously.. all my classes are getting harder and more time consuming, but at least I know that we are getting closer and that it will all be over soon..

So this weekend has been really hard on the Angola community. Four high school students from Angola high school were killed in a car accident on their way back from spring break and I just wanted to take a minute to remember them and think about their families and friends who are suffering this loss.

with that being said, there isn't a whole lot going on in my life at Trine right now.. besides studying my life away.. getting ready for Take Back The Night in two weeks is basically it.. I love that event, because it's a great way to raise awareness, and also a time where all students who participate take time for this great cause and just hang out together.. and lately I haven't gotten a lot of that, so hopefully that will be a nice night.. and hopefully it won't rain like last year!!

so this is about it for now.. I'm hoping to have some great and exciting news next week

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Break is Over!!

Hey everybody!!!
I'm sorry I haven't been on here in forever, but my life has been so busy with classes, labs, and personal stuff that I lost track of thigs for a while.. But I'm back.. I promise!!
So spring break is over.. that sucks.. I went with a couple of friends and friends of friends to Panama City Beach, Florida!!! it was amazing.. except for the fact that we had only two days of actual good days, friday and saturday, the day we left.. I still had fun with my friends though, it was a good week away from homework, tests, quizzes, and school in general..
So now that we're all back you know what that means??? homework, quizzes and tests every week for the next 7 weeks and then finally summer break.. I need these 7 weeks to go by fast, because this has been a crazy semester, and in all honesty, I just want to get out of here ASAP!!!
I promise I'll post more regularly from now on...
So hope you'll enjoy my posts from now on...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Back at school!!

Welcome back everybody!!!
sorry it's been a while since the last time I wrote on here, but I had no internet for a couple of days and then I got busy packing and getting ready to come back to school.. So today was the first day of classes for this spring semester and I have to say I liked the two classes I had today (Genetics and Forensic Biology)... It still doesn't mean that I will continue to like them as time goes by, since we didn't really go over anything today, but the first impression was good.. this semester will be busy, like every semester I've had here at Trine, but hopefully not too hard (that would be awesome.. even though I already know it's not going to be easy at all!!)...
So my last couple of days in Italy were fantastic.. I think I gained 20lbs every time I ate at home and even more when I ate at my grandmas... you know how in the movies you always see the typical italian grandma putting food in your plate even though you already told her ten times that you're done?? well it's exactly like that at my house..I guess that's one stereotype that movies got right.. lol.. yeah there is no way to tell your grandma you ate too much.. I don't know why.. the fact that they're both a little deaf might be part of the reason, but they have to see that you're turning green every time you put something in your mouth.. lol..
Beside eating like there is no tomorrow, I had to say bye to everybody which was kind of sad.. three weeks are definitely not enough.. but three months in the summer should be ok.. and I mean it's Italy, it can't get much better than that for me.. lol..
well for now this is everything.. I'm still working on getting past that stupid jet lag that gets to me every time I travel and also getting adjusted with the new classes, so I will have some more to share with you the next time..
Hope everybody is enjoying the snow (cause I'm not!!!)

Monday, December 27, 2010

it's been a long time.. sorry..

So yeah this is my bad.. I've been taking a forced break from the internet this past week.. meaning my internet didn't work lol.. well first of all I have to say that my blogs got canceled again so that is not my fault.. apperently technology hates me as much as I hate it. oh well I think I already knew that.
So this semester is finally over!!! My finals all sucked!! No just kidding.. well the organic chemistry did suck but I can't do everything perfect right? So yeah that's finally done with.. and then I finally came back home to Italy.. the flight wasn't even that bad.. a little delay from Detroit to Amsterdam, and then the flight to Munich (Germany) was late, but my parents were there waiting for me, and I had called them telling them I would be late, so that was not a problem. It was awesome though, because when I was in Amsterdam, they announced that a lot of airports in Europe got shot down because of the huge snowstorms everywhere, but I didn't have any problems..
Home is perfect!! it just feels right being here.. and the food is absolutely amazing!! I ate so stinkin' much that I think I gained the freshmen 30 (in my junior year) in one night.. My family celebrates Chrismas on Christmas Eve with my grandmas, my aunt and her family, and my other onkle.. we ate like there was no tomorrow.. and we were sooooo full that we didn't even eat dessert cause we were so stuffed..
I still don't know what I'm going to do for new year's eve because there has been a little misunderstanding with my friends cause we didn't know who all was going to be here.. but I'll keep you posted on my awesome Christmas break here in Italy!!!
Baci a tutti!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

what a lab...

Attention: this blog is only for those of you who have a strong stomach...
So today during my anatomy lab we went a little crazy.. we had to disect the digestive system (stomach, intestine, all that kind of stuff), and the head... so my group started with the digestive system.. we had to cut the stomach and look for a bunch of valves.. I'm cutting the stomach open right? and what starts coming out??? all the food the cat ate before he ... died i guess... it was disgusting.. and then we found out that our cat had a huge stomach, because none of the other groups' cats had that big of stomachs and they basically didn't find and food in theirs... awesome.. so we get done with that (we found a bunch of other stuff too but it's way too disgusting for this blog) and we start on the head.. we were given this knife thing and we had to cut it and take half its face out.. let me say this first though.. my group consists of me and three other guys.. big football player kind of guys.. so you would think they would be brave enough to do this without complaining or actually gagging.. well they couldn't.. it was disgusting.. the sound it made and the feeling you felt when you were going through the bones and cracking stuff.. just horrible.. but at the same time kind of cool.. don't get me wrong I'm never going to do this again in my life, but it just fascinates me how our body looks like from the inside..
well this is it for today.. tomorrow is our last day of class before break and I can't wait..

Sunday, November 21, 2010

So first of all I have to apologize for the past two weeks' posts.. somehow they just disappeared after I posted them.. apperently technology hates me, but I already knew that..
Anyways... THE TRINE FOOTBALL TEAM MADE IT PAST THE FIRST ROUND OF PLAYOFFS!!! We played Depauw University and won 45-35!! this was the first game this season that was actually close and made everybody nervous, but we won and it was just perfect... so next week we are playing the defending champions Whitewater in Wisconsin... so exciting!!! This means that I am not going anywhere during Thanksgiving break, because being from Italy you know I'm obviously not going there.. but my boyfriend is on the football team and they are going to have practice the whole week and I don't want to drive by myself for 4 hours to go to my hostparents' house.. which is good, because with finals creeping up on us I need to get all my projects and papers done... so hopefully i'll get everything done and the football team will win and keep going on their way to the national championship.. it's going to be hard, but one can always dream right?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's been a looooong week...

Sorry it took me so long to post something this week, but as my title says, it's been a looooong week.. School is not getting any easier, and some professors just think that the class they teach is the only one students are taking because they assign so much homework and studying that there is not time left to do anything else... But besides that it's also been a fun week.. tuesday we had a tornado warning on campus and everybody was sent to the lowest level in the building they were staying in.. it was sort of exciting and nice to get out of class, but at the same time sitting in the hallway with about 100 other students with no ventilation at lunch time for one hour got us all tired and in a really bad mood.. And then walking around campus with that wind was kind of hard...
It was also halloween weekend this weekend, and it was so much fun.. I went as Jasmin from Aladdin and I made my costume.. it was so hard, but it turned out really good so that was nice.. saturday everybody went out and had fun and it was nice just hanging out with people I never get to see during the week. I saw some pretty amazing costumes too... This one girl was dressed up as a guitar, which I though was pretty amazing, there was a girl dressed up as Katie Perry in her music video "California Girlz", and then all the traditional ones:angels and devils, fairies, football players, ...
But yeah.. overall this was a very productive week and hopefully school is going to get better.. which we all know it's not going to, but one can never stop dreaming right?
Well.. I hope I'll have something fun to talk about next week, besides disecting cats and studying for my tests.. lol..