Happy Monday! It’s really cold up here, and it rained like crazy!
It took us about an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the parking lot, and while waiting, it rained like crazy!!! And while driving there, I flipped out, because I’ve never driven in such a strong rain storm!!!
Good news is, that I was able to safely move into my dorm!
Was in the process of cleaning. It’s better now.
This is what the other side looks like.
There’s a Toy Story 3 towel there because there’s a huge mirror under it, and I wanted to hide it.
And yes, if you’re wondering, I got a singles room! Pretty rare for a freshman to get it; I’m so lucky!!!!
The view from my window is very eye-calming; lots of green.
A couple of tennis courts, and on the left (not in picture), there’s a basketball court as well.
The amazing thing about this school is that they are VERY Green. They are known for their recycling program, environmental clubs/courses, and many many people walk and/or bike. And one of their dorms/areas are SUPER-friendly to veg*ns!!! (I haven’t checked that out yet, but I will in the mean time)
While walking around campus, I took a couple of beautiful pictures of the nature around here.
The next picture absolutely touched my heart.
Do you see the super-straight branches growing from a different branch/bark? The strongness of mother nature is absolutely AMAZING. I’ve never seen anything like this at home, and it just stunned me.
Just AMAZING. Does nature ever touch you?
Go up the hill, and this is my parking lot. Apparently, I was really lucky because freshman NEVER gets this spot (which is really close to the dorm). I’m glad that all my acts of kindess paid off here.
Today was the first day of Info. Fair.
Super-crowded, and TONS of free stuff! (I spinned the wheel, and got a gift card for one of the dorm market! The person said that he doesn’t know how much is on it [range is $1 - $50], so I’m excited to find out!)
Also, I bought text books and my parking permit.
The price of text books are…scary.
Ew. $304.94? But I learned how expensive they were AND good places/websites to buy books, so that’s good. It was worth what was paid. (and I always wanted to buy my own text books, so it’s a-okay)
They punched out a heart! I just thought it was so cute, so I had to snap a photo of it to share with you!
Also, I explored the city for a bit.
One big square with many stores.
I shopped at one grocery store to buy bread, veganase, spanich, and tofurky (which was a total of about $20!!! Ahh!! I need to find the Fred Meyer that’s near by…Hmm…).
A store by a college called…College Store! I thought it was cute/funny, and I checked it out, but it wasn’t as great as I thought it’d be. The student store is much better in my opinion.
Then, I went to the City Co-Op that Michael and I went the last time when we came here to stock on good snacks. (everyone needs some sort of snack to eat, right?)
The new Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar, Mary’s Crackers Love Cookies, Peanut butter chocolate rice crispy, and a dark chocolate belly timber. All new products, and I’m looking forward to trying them!
Picture below: The CC PB larabar that I had in the morning.
Yum! Peanut buttery, but not too strong, and the chocolate taste stood out. Next time? Perhaps
The PB Chocolate Rice Crispy. OH. MY. GOSH. It was yummy!! The chocolate was thick, and it was chewy & crunchy, with a little bit of sticky-ness to it!
And this thing was huge!! I’m saving some for someone special.
Mary’s Crackers Love Cookies. Gluten-free and vegan. YUM.
Yum! It tasted kind of dry and flaky, but I think that’s because it’s gluten-free. I’ve never had Mary’s Cracker products, so maybe this is normal? Perhaps she would know about it.
And I am SO HAPPY that…I can watch PBS!!!! (For some reason, I couldn’t watch it at home. Boo!)
Actually, I was all psyched up to be able to watch Arthur (I still like that show, because that TOTALLY helped me when I was little -when I didn’t know English-.), but they don’t show it at 3 anymore, so Oh well. I can always watch it online, right?
And one more thing about college: You walk A LOT. My pokewalker (comes with the new pokemon game; you can take your pokemon and “walk” with it. It keeps track of how many steps you take, so it’s a great way for me to see how much exercise/walking I get)
WOW!!! I don’t get this much this often! (usually, it’s around 3500 – 5000). I’m going to walk like CRAZY and get all tough, huh?!?!
Speaking of tough, I did a workout program this morning for 30 minutes! (yeay for singles room!) And I have a question for anyone who works out at the gym. There is a gym at my school, but I’m SUPER shy about going to it, because I am NOT an exercise person. Does anyone have tips? Because I really want to go, but I’m just so shy and nervous about it!
And for the people who’s reading this blog, can spread the words that this blog exists? Because I would like to have some readers that read this frequently…I know it’s a personal thing, but if you can, can you? That would be greatly appriciated.
Well, the sun is setting over here, and now I shall go.
Until next time!