For the past week, my life has been dictated by what seemed to be a never-ending “to-do” list. However, this blog is the last task to complete! I took my last final yesterday, packed, cleaned the room, and headed home. After a Christmas party with my family, I spent the evening catching up on TV shows that I have neglected to watch simply because of a lack of time. It was wonderful!
Though having nothing to do is a great feeling, it is funny how I miss Malone already. This past week was extremely busy and stressful, yet in some ways, finals bring you closer together. Study parties and Starbucks runs are always a necessity. I must say, I am embarrassed by the amount of coffee I have consumed this past week. However, I was recently told that “behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee.” My life, especially this past week, is living proof of that statement.
My friends and I, with Santa, at the Christmas dinner!
One event that made the week better was Malone’s Annual Christmas dinner! It was such a great event—we dressed up, ate a delicious meal served by faculty and staff, and even had our picture taken with Santa! This Malone tradition is a great blessing, especially during this busy time. It gives the students a chance to enjoy being with one another and forget about the stress of school!
It is hard to believe this semester is over already; it flew by. Nevertheless, winter break is always welcomed. I am thankful for the opportunity to relax, spend time with family and friends, and celebrate the birth of Christ. I know when the time comes I will be ready to head back to Malone, but for now, I am going to enjoy sleeping in my own bed and not having any papers to write!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I will be back in a few weeks!
We have all heard and maybe even used the excuse, “my dog ate my homework.” However, it is very uncommon for a teacher or a professor to hand you back a paper saying, “my dog ate your homework.”
Before I continue with this story, lets take a trip down memory lane. My freshman year I was given back a paper covered in a yellow substance. It appeared that a highlighter broke and bled on the paper. However, it was not until I read the comment on the side of the paper that I realized it was definitely not a highlighter. To my horror I read, “Sorry about the mess, Megan… my bird.” Yes—my professor’s bird pooped on my paper.
Here is what is left of the paper. I am not sure if he really liked it or really hated it...
I thought the incident freshman year, was a once-in-a-college-career occurrence. That is, however, until I received a paper back this last week. Here is where the story in the beginning of the blog continues. After submitting a rough draft, I met with my professor to conference about the paper. Often times in college, you will hear, “my professor ripped my paper to shreds,” in a metaphorical sense of course. However, my paper was literally ripped to shreds. My professor quickly explained that his dog got a hold of the paper. Yes—my professor’s dog ate my paper.
What are the chances of having a bird poop on a paper and a dog eat another? I should probably start scheduling my classes based on whether or not the professor has animals. Of course, both professors apologized profusely, though I honestly could not help but laugh! In the midst of the end-of-the-semester-stress God gave me a little humor on which to focus!
Here is the paper-eating culprit, Percy. It is a good thing he is adorble. Thanks for the picture, Dr. Brownlee!