Wednesday, August 27, 2008

8/27/08

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.

Until later...

4 comments:

Mom said...

How about a picture of your roommates?

Shelly said...

good job waking up early! any hints for how i can make myself wake up early? i'd very much appreciate it. i think mom is addicted. mom, you should get a blog to keep me updated! :-D

Mom said...

Am not! Just because I check in 2 or 3(alright 6)times a day so as not to miss anything. Go Alaska. Go Sarah Palin.
Love you both!

Shelly said...

yeeeah Sarah Palin! she's pretty! Love you too! Have we figured out absentee ballots yet?