18 Things I'll Miss About College

18 Things I'll Miss About College

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It’s the last week of my first year of college. All I have left to do is write four papers and take two exams. I don’t even have the time to complain. I do, however, have time to list what I’m going to dearly miss about school over the summer.

  1. My friends. I mean, duh.
  2. Sleeping in till at least 10 every day. Due to an excessive number of jobs (three, ideally), sleeping in will not happen over the summer.
  3. Ice cream with lunch AND dinner. Not all freshmen gain 15 pounds, even on the ice cream diet.
  4. Not being judged for listening to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack on a semi-regular basis.
  5. Living within a block of all my friends. I mean, I guess this could be an addendum to my first statement, but I don’t care! It deserves its own place. I love it that walking to my friends' dorm for Monday Movie Night takes three minutes.
  6. Monday Movie Night. It started with Firefly (not a movie, yes, I know), and if all goes well, it will end with Hot Fuzz.
  7. Facebook-hacking my roommate and liking all of her own statuses and comments.
  8. Being able to say "In West Philadelphia, born and raised" and having the entire rap finished by someone else, without needing to provide any encouragement. This NEVER happens at home.
  9. Really. REALLY. Cheap coffee. I’m not saying it’s good, but hey. Sometimes you take what you can get.
  10. Being in the company of people who all understand, and sometimes empathize with, my late-in-life dinosaur phase.
  11. The seniors who are graduating. I only knew a couple, but they are all (or mostly. Let's go with mostly) fantastic human beings.
  12. My friend’s ENORMOUS speaker system. I never thought Ke$ha could sound as good as she does coming out of those subwoofers.
  13. Late-night conversations about feminism. They’re more fun than they sound—I promise!
  14. Having a roommate to talk to before bed. She’s also the only one who sympathizes when I complain that our room gets hot at night.
  15. The squirrels. For a reason that has yet to be determined, the squirrels here are infinitely better than the ones at home.
  16. The school’s equivalent of the onion.
  17. My Roman Art and Archaeology prof. She is, undoubtedly, the best teacher I have had in my life, and it’s not looking like I’ll get to take another class with her.
  18. My friends. Hey, what did you expect me to say?

Ginger’s Song of the Week: While I love the song, her voice, her shoes, and her hair, I think my favorite thing about this video is her dancing. It’s as if James Brown and Michael Jackson had a love child.

What will you miss about school over summer break?

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Topics: freshman year, summer vacation, lists, life according to ginger, college life

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