(posted to Facebook, September 14, 2009)
I had a really excellent idea for this fourth college update, but alas, I have forgotten. So I shall proceed with a slightly less excellent college update.
I did laundry for the first time. It's really not so bad. I didn't shrink anything.
I wash my dishes in the bathroom sink. I made a pack of Lipton noodles in a four-cup measuring cup with no butter, no milk, just water. They were good, but it was the most ghetto thing ever.
Apparently, I'm the only pianist on campus. It's SO weird. Everyone in Pennsylvania plays piano! At least it seems like it. Perhaps the people with whom I associate are mostly pianists. Perhaps it's a homeschooled thing? Yeah, that sounds reasonable. Homeschoolers are more likely to play the piano. Anyway, I know that Paul from Jazz Band plays piano, but it's not his primary instrument and he's busy directing the music for the Fall Musical and Dr. Taylor, my piano teacher, also does, but he plays organ and piano and everything else all the time, so he's really busy. And I know that there's at least one more pianist because Dr. Flory also gives piano lessons.
Anyway... evidence that I'm the only pianist (only meaning one of VERY few)...
(1) Dr. Weir jumped on the opportunity for me to be the Jazz Band pianist.
(2) Dr. Taylor asked me if I would be interested in playing for church services or anything else.
(3) Paul asked me if I could play the piano part for the Fall Musical.
(4) Dr. Weir asked me if I could play piano for Symphonic Band for a few songs for a few concerts.
However, I know that I'm not the only pianist on campus because Dr. Taylor has about eight piano students, I'm pretty certain. Plus Dr. Flory's students.
I suppose I'm the only pianist interested in being a pianist? Hm.
I'm the Jazz Band Pianist.
I told Dr. Taylor I would look at church opportunities on a case-by- case basis.
I told Paul that I would play piano for the musical, but cannot because I'm going home that weekend.
I'm now the occasional Symphonic Band Pianist.
Dr. Weir asked me about Symphonic Band on the way to the football game at Shenandoah University on Saturday night. He knew that I wasn't enthusiastic about taking on another project and I said that I would have to look at the music. He said that it's well within my level of skill. Awh. :]
You know what EVERYONE says down here?
"Well, that just warms the cockles of my heart."
Also, I think I figured out that convocation is the Southern word for conference. Maybe.
Everyone said that each college has its strong point and its weak point. For example, Millersville's food is FANTASTIC, but their housing is awful. And I believe Kutztown's housing is good, but their food is not? Regardless. Bridgewater's food can be pretty ghetto (the dishwasher broke today and Trayless Tuesday doesn't work because the dish conveyor is not a belt), but it's not the worst caff food I've ever had. The hibachi can be excellent if you get the right cook. I'm a genius at making cranberry-orange-Sprite. Housing seems good, but I haven't had any troubles, so I wouldn't really know. I have not, and will not (most likely), need the Writing or the IT Centers.
So what is Bridgewater's strength? The sociology department, it seems.
And Dr. Sheppard, the Dean of Academic Affairs.
I CHANGED MY MAJOR, btw. I used to be a Psych major with a Spanish minor and I am now a Socio major with a Psych minor.
Remind me that I need to go to the Registrar's Office to confirm that my plan of major includes my Psych minor.
And I need to meet with my Sociology adviser. Next Monday at 2pm.
We had our first reading quiz in New Testament today. It was ten mc questions and one bonus mc question. I missed one of them, so it was an ace, essentially.
Addendum: I am now and forever will be a Sociology major with Psychology and Social Work minors.
(Jan 9, 2010)