So I'm at college now. It's very different. But I'm figuring it out.
I had some problems with getting on the internet; UOwireless requires that you log on with your e-mail address and password. Of course, if you've forgotten your password, that's sort of a problem. So today I went to a computing seminar thingie and found out not only how to solve that problem, but where to go for any future problems. Now I have internet! My room faces a very busy and very noisy street and if I slept last night, it wasn't for long. This morning the first thing I did was buy some ear plugs. I'm wearing them now and I can't hear myself typing. The only problem with this is hearing my alarm in the morning. But I expect that eventually I'll get used to the racket. Either that or I'll be so tired from not sleeping that I'll collapse from exhaustion. The room is a nice size, but the beds are tiny. There are drawers underneath, shelves on the walls, and a wardrobe for each of us so I have space for all my stuff (finally!) and then some. The sink kicks ass. We're not sure where to put a TV, but we would both like one. I think I'm one of about a dozen Americans in my building. There are about a frillion international students in Riley and it's not even the international hall. I've met two of Asami's (my roommate) Japanese friends, Momoko and Natsuko. Last night we all had dinner and those girls have some very respectable appetites. I actually went to dinner twice last night -- the first time I ate early because Asami hadn't come back yet from wherever she was, and then later Momoko came by and invited me to dinner with them and I didn't want to say no. (For many reasons: I don't know anybody yet, they seemed nice, and it was really boring in the dorm without internet.)
Last night was a hall orientation thing but the RAs couldn't seem to figure out where we were supposed to be, because we moved around a bit before they settled us in an amphitheater for a half hour while they took turns telling us about responsibility and stuff. It was chilly. Tonight is Intermingle, which should be a lot of fun. There's tons of stuff going on, like live music and dancing, human bowling, fire dancers, and karaoke. I'm learning my way around campus (or at least the west side, where my dorm and classes are). I have blisters on my feet from walking so much.This morning I found where my classes would be...supposedly. One of them changed on me, and it was the one in the building I really liked. Bummer. Now it's quite a bit farther from the class I sometimes have ten minutes later, but things are closer than they look on the map so I should be able to make it in ten minutes if I don't dawdle.
I went to the job fair this afternoon and got an application to work in the library. My interview is on Monday morning. I hope I get to work there because the library is awesome. It's four floors high and absolutely a beautiful building. I asked to work in stacks and periodicals, so I'll be shelving books and whatnot. I'll know where EVERYTHING is.
More tomorrow, weather permitting.