Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Writing Seminar Blogs Part 4: March 28 to April 14

Summer is finally here. Thus far it's meant lots of nights with friends, football games, and great food. The flip side is the lack of time I've had. Luckily these writing seminar blogs are relatively time effective to post. Hope you enjoy!

Post on March 28 2011
Created on Monday, 03/28/2011 11:27 AM by Blake Ellison

It seems only fitting that a week of fun and relatively no homework would end with a mountain of homework and a midterm to be conquered. Last week, I made an effort to have all of my homework done before my friend came to town. When he did get in, I did little to no homework and had a blast. Unfortunately, that makes this Monday even harder than usual. We have quite a bit of work to do this week! Good luck everyone!

Post on March 29 2011

Created on Tuesday, 03/29/2011 7:23 PM by Blake Ellison

It's been one of those non-stop days where you go from meeting to meeting and class to class. I've barely had time to catch my breath! Anyways, my friend is having a birthday dinner downtown which should be fun. It'll be a nice break from studying for my math midterm. I've spent way too much time doing math today - I can't wait until I'm done with Calculus.

Post on March 30 2011
Created on Wednesday, 03/30/2011 11:15 PM by Blake Ellison

After hours and hours of studying for my calculus midterm tomorrow, I feel that the only thing left for me to do is relax my brain a little and sleep. In that spirit, I'm going to watch some Law and Order: UK. I won't lie, UK Law and Order is way better than the American version. They have British accents, a different legal system, and wigs. Yeah, wigs. Britain knows how to do things right. We took a wrong, wrong turn in our legal history when some guy decided we wouldn't have wigs.

Post on March 31 2011
Created on Thursday, 03/31/2011 10:48 PM by Blake Ellison

I'm writing my peer review after a long day. I had a math midterm today that went less than well unfortunately. I'm glad to say that I think I'm done for the most part until finals. I'll have work, sure, but no more midterms to study for. I'm looking forward to really enjoying my last few weeks here at Penn before the summer.

Post on April 4 2011
Created on Monday, 04/04/2011 2:04 PM by Blake Ellison

Hey, I participated in the interfaith weekend of service too! Some friends from church and I helped the Muslim Student Association set up a family fair on 40th and Locust on Saturday. It was a lot of fun - it makes me want to do more service! It is unfortunate that it's Monday again though. The weather partially makes up for it. I'm going on an amazing run after class and I'm stoked.

Post on April 5 2011
Created on Tuesday, 04/05/2011 12:40 PM by Blake Ellison

After yesterday and looking at the forecast for today, I thought it would be only cloudy and mid-60s. In this spirit, I began the day with short sleeves which was fine at first, but has since turned into a bad decision. Grudgingly, I had to trek back to my dorm after lunch and grab a sweatshirt. Oh summer, why must you be so fickle?

Post on April 6 2011
Created on Wednesday, 04/06/2011 3:21 PM by Blake Ellison

I'm typing this furiously before heading off to class because I have a few mintues and nothing else to fill them with. Tonight, after class I'm going to head to the gym before dinner. I love going to the gym. The last couple of weeks, I hadn't had the chance but this week has been a really great reunion. Anyway, I had better head off to see you guys in 10 minutes!

Post on April 7 2011
Created on Thursday, 04/07/2011 12:28 PM by Blake Ellison

It is one of those days. I'm so tired. I had to get up early today to help register visitors for Penn Previews. It's interesting to see the new class of 2015 as they first see Penn. I remember being so excited during Penn Previews. It's a reminder of how lucky we are to be here!

Post on April 11 2011
Created on Monday, 04/11/2011 1:48 PM by Blake Ellison

This last weekend was one of the best I've had in a long time. Some kids from a Georgetown chapter of a club I'm involved in came up to Philly. They were really cool people and we got along really well. I hope to be able to visit them down in DC sometime, though it'll be hard with the school year wrapping up and everything. The weather is absolutely phenomenal. I sincerely hope that Dr. Paletta lets us have class outside today. It would be wonderful. Right now, I'm just hanging out underneath a cherry blossom, enjoying the warmth and beauty. It's funny how much weather can affect mood! Everyone seems so happy - college green is more full than I've seen in a long time. Life is good.

Post on April 12 2011
Created on Tuesday, 04/12/2011 5:50 PM by Blake Ellison

It's a super busy day. I have to finish the first draft of our final writing paper, my roommates and I are hosting a prospective student, and I have a mandatory meeting for the SFCU. I'm rushing from one thing to another. I'm looking forward to meeting and helping out the prospective student. One of my roommates was hosted by some guys last year and he loved it. Just today in fact, my roommate and I ate lunch with the guy that hosted him - they're good friends still. Anyway, I have to start working. Have a good night everyone!

Post on April 13 2011
Created on Wednesday, 04/13/2011 1:50 PM by Blake Ellison

I've wrapped up my paper as well as the rest of my homework due this week and it is most certainly a relief. The prospective students staying with my friends and I are really cool kids from all over. It was a lot of fun hanging out with them last night, but unfortuantely it meant that we stayed up faily late, so I'm running on a bit of a deficit of sleep. Tonight, we're going to take the kids into center city and show them Philly, which will be a lot of fun. I am so looking forward to relaxing after all the work we've had to do. For all intents and purposes, the weekend has begun!

Post on April 14 2011
Created on Thursday, 04/14/2011 8:49 AM by Blake Ellison

I am absolutely exhausted. I've stayed up late the last couple of nights with our prospective students and it's starting to hit me. They're gone now, but it was a lot of fun having them. Both of them have decided to come to Penn and it was cool to be a little part of that decision. Still, I didn't get nearly enough sleep this week and there's stuff to be done. Who said Fling week was easy?

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