I've been to all my classes, and so far Interpersonal Communications is my favorite. The teacher is very outgoing and already I look forward to attending.
Linguistics has also turned out to be very interesting. We're discussing sound symbolism. Here's an example to give you an idea of what that's all about:
This is from T.S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men"
"This is the way the world ends/Not with a bang but a whimper."
Contrast that with this option
"This is the way the world ends/Not with a bing but a whomper."
Obviously "bing" and "whomper" have aren't words, but you can see how the meaning changes.
In other news:
I placed third in a free poker tournament put on by Residence Life. I won a 50 dollar Best Buy gift card.
I've woken up early 3 days in a row, and I'm already noticing the positive effects. I'm able to get a work out before my first class, and I feel more productive. My suit and goggles came today so I'm going to hit the pool tomorrow at 6:30.
Speaking of the pool, I'm going in to talk to Cliff (of the Northern Lights Swim Club). Hopefully I'll be checking in with good news tomorrow night.