Slow Runnings

Hey there! How’s your Tuesday going so far? I’m dragging this morning. I stayed up too late because I was absolutely glued to all things Royal Wedding on TLC. Judging by Twitter conversations last night, I’m not the only one who’s counting down the hours until the Friday nuptials ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, I’ll save that chatter until the end of the week (but feel free to tweet me about it ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Professional Status

As some of you saw, Cory gave me my first golf lesson yesterday. Cory’s grown up playing golf, and I thought it would be a neat thing to try that would allow me to step outside my box.

I’m really bad at remembering to keep my knees bent and my butt out. It’s an extremely awkward stance, and when I looked at the older men around me, no one else resembled a confused duck quite like myself.

Cory did an excellent job as Coach. It’s not easy to teach someone like me a new trick because I get frustrated. Easily.

I completely missed the ballย several times, but to my own credit, I hit some really good ones too. If they got air, they qualified as PGA material ๐Ÿ˜‰

Workout and Breakfast

Now that I’m a pro golfer, I felt that a good weight lifting session was in order in this morning ๐Ÿ˜‰ I followed up my workout with a phenomenal cereal combo.

Cereal never gets old, friends. Never.

Tonight I’m starting a new volunteer experience, and it’s pretty unique. You’ll never guess what I’m doing. I’ll fill you guys in soon!

Let’s chat Okay, I lied about holding off on the Royal Wedding chatter:ย Have you been sucked in? What’s the last new thing you learned (sport, recipe, party trick..)?ย 

Eat My Dust, Tiger.

Cory gave me my first golf lesson this afternoon.

Yes, Mom, our wedding is still on.

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

BUY MORE WINGS! Yes, my friends – students actually showed up to tonight’s alcohol focus group! 21 students to be exact ๐Ÿ˜€ It was great and worthwhile because the students were open and honest about the drinking culture on campus.

One question: Is alcohol apart of your daily life?

One answer: I don’t do homework without drinking beer. And I do homework every day.

Then yes, sophomore. Alcohol is apart of your daily life. In two years when you graduate, you may be considered an alcoholic ๐Ÿ˜‰

Students told us where they partied and what kinds of drugs were most common (which shocked me).

And they devoured the chicken wings.

As I was trying to tidy up, I went to move the tub of blue cheese dressing – and spilled it everywhere. A few expletives flew out of my mouth. I’ll never think of chicken wings the same as long as live. What a pain in my ass.

My focus group was held next to the dining hall, so I thought I’d stop by for some dinner. But when I walked in, I couldn’t find a place to sit! This might have bothered me as an undergrad. But as a mature graduate student (sike) I simply sipped on dispenser Coke Zero as I made two rounds of the dining hall, then left with no success (or does no dining hall dinner really = a lot of success?) Regardless, hanger is starting to set in ๐Ÿ˜‰

Come back tomorrow – I may have a give away on my hands!! ๐Ÿ˜€

30DPCย Day 5 – A picture of something you wish you were better at

Once the weather stops being gross, I’m going to learn to play golf! So, I wish I was better at golfing ๐Ÿ™‚

Chit – chat: What something you wish you were better at? Have you ever played golf?