Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Average American Has a 1 in 714 Chance of Death by Fishing

Hello again from the deep depths of nowhere time! These past few months (it’s been that long??) have been pure chaos with insanity lovingly sprinkled on top for good measure! A massive German translation project, plenty of essays, and a healthy helping of easilly 2+ novels a week has kept me busy on top of everything else, and despite thinking daily on updating, I somehow never found the time to take my mental blogging and turn it into the official stuff found here! In exchange for my long absence, I offer up a liberal helping of pictures from campus, which has been beyond gorgeous this spring. If anything helps to soothe the nerves, it’s definitely a nice lunch and a good book over by Grey Chapel coupled with a stroll amongst the trees.

MARRCA Update: elections were held earlier on, and though I didn’t get the position I originally set out for, I’m more than happy to announce myself as the official MARRCA secretary, AKA person that deals with all the paperwork and anything the president doesn’t feel like bothering with. I’ve actually enjoyed myself quite a bit, and even helped to update the club constitution! I’ve also been hard at work translating an original text for the organization, but that’s really as part of my German class. (Or is it part of my German class that’s really for MARRCA?) I also was knighted by Milady Susan, this year’s lovely president! So, if I see you about next year, I’m Lady Courtney of the Guiding Flame! (Susan, you have no idea how happy that has made me!)

And now a moment of super-special thanks to a few super-special people! My name was put forward for a Golden Bishop award by some super awesome ladies, so if you see Susan, Jen, Amanda, or Sam about, do be sure to give them a Roman salute and a HAIL CAESAR! from the heart for me. They deserve that anyway, but just make it extra-special for now.

Another massive THANK YOU!!! must go out to the German department here at OWU as well for choosing me as one of the students from the advanced level German to receive an award. And I’m not going to lie about how excited I am about what I’m getting! I wasn’t sure if it was going to be plausible, but Herr Wolber assured me that it is entirely possible for them to order a Middle High German dictionary for me! High German is what is most commonly taught, and Ohio Wesleyan doesn’t even offer any Middle High German courses at this time, but the translation work I’ve been doing for MARRCA is in Middle High German, and I’d really love to have a dictionary for it, so I’m beyond excited about that, and cannot wait for Herr Wolber to order one for me! Vielen, vielen, vielen dank!!!

Super nice people randomly exist all over campus!! Really!!! I have proof that they are not like so many elusive Keebler elves, only to be spoken of, never to be seen! I was in need of a pencil yesterday at the library, and not only did this kind maiden offer to let me borrow it, she kindly said that I could keep it!! Shocked, humbled, and not a little appreciative, I thanked her kindly and do so here again! Thank you!!!

Fun Facts!!!

~The small, adorable bunny that lives near University with waterfront property has a jacuzzi. I swear that bunny has it made.

~Mr. Roboto is an excellent song with which to walk to an early morning exam. Domo arigato indeed, Mr. Roboto.

~ You only need five computers and three printers to print out your final papers, and that’s only in one library trip with everything already typed and saved on a jump drive.

~The new Smith dining hall is open, and it’s hot, shiny newness has drawn in enormous crowds. It’s pretty tasty.

~The Mean Bean can make any day better. If that fails, go to Rocky’s, too.

~Sleep is friend and enemy. Beware his stuffed animal-clawed allure!

~ $0.55 can sure make your report look all cool and professional with one of those report covers. It also adds a burst of colour!

~Blogger is very picky and will be angry with your images if you don't use the perfect quotation marks. I'm serious.

German of the Day, False Friends Edition
This may seem like a really simple and obvious one, but Sommer is definitely just ‘summer.’ Just add a slight accent and put more of a ‘z’ sound to the ‘S’, and you’ve got it, by Jove! German indeed shares many a word with English, but one has to be cautious of the false friends as well, those tricky words that look like they could be English, but mean something completely different!! The word breit (pronounced just like ‘bright’) actually means wide or broad.

Massive Pictures Attack

As promised, many a picture! Most of these are near University Hall, where it is absolutely gorgeous!


Anonymous said...

looking at your pictures makes me want to pack up and explore OWU. everything looks so shiny and green :)

your entries are extremely amusing. thank you for writing again!

Courtney OWU said...

Thank you for commenting and enjoying my entries! I truly appreciate it! Campus is indeed gorgeous and worth the time to explore on one's own; the tours are great, but a lot of times one misses out on great sites like the sulfur spring and the area I especially focussed on picture wise here.