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So much to celebrate!

South Campus SkyThere have been two times that I have been locked inside of a bathroom.  The first was when I was in Sweden.  I was 13 and really needed to go to the bathroom after mini-golfing – I couldn’t figure out how to unlock the lock… it was Swedish, give me a break!  And the second time was over Spring break.  My hall’s bathroom door was propped open, which happens after our bathroom has been cleaned to air it out a bit, normal right?  That’s what I though.  Anyway, I was brushing my teeth, and my RA, Carolyn comes in a shuts the door.  When we went to leave, we couldn’t!  The door handle was broken!!! Not OK!  So we tried to use our swipe-cards to open the door, which didn’t work, we pounded on the door and started yelling for help.  I was laughing too hard to really take the situation seriously though, (I thought it was hilarious that we had locked ourselves in our own bathroom) but about two minutes into our predicament someone came to take a shower, so we were saved.  Heather and Sarah after running the mile at the track meet!

In addition to that ordeal, my little brother Garrett came to visit me!!  It was more than wonderful to have him here.  He got to meet most of my friends, experience dorm life, the Bon and Portland.  We also went fishing all day on Monday and I caught a 16 pound Salmon and Garrett caught a 12 pound one!!  I don’t have the pictures yet, but they will be up here soon.  We went with Brian, the Area Director of Young Life in Lake Oswego.  I also went to Seattle for a weekend with my Mom and Grandma.  They flew out to meet me there (I took the train) and we stayed at our family friend, Daryl’s Bed-and-Breakfast, The Bacon Mansion.  Doesn’t get much better than that.Carolyn and I made STIR FRY!!!

Being back home at L&C has been really good though.  I am so comfortable with this community here that it is hard to think that in only 5 weeks I will be leaving for the summer!  Craziness.  I’m already looking forward to next semester though.  In a perfect world, here are the classes that I will get into without any problems: East Asian Religion, Spanish, Perspectives in Mathematics and Greek.  I could take Calculus 1 or 2 if I wanted too, but here’s the deal.  I’m not a huge math person, I do like it, but I do not want to commit a lot of time to something that isn’t my passion, especially when I could be putting it into other things.  Why am I going to take Greek of all things?  Keep in mind this isn’t modern, conversational Greek, I will be learning Hellenistic or Koine Greek, the language the New Testament was originally written in.  It is going to be really helpful to keep pursuing Religious Studies and will be a great challenge.  It looks like a good balance of classes to me, especially with my RA gig. 

We had a meeting last night for all of the RA’s on staff for next year.  We decided this needs to happen way more oftenIt was awesomeee!!  I finally met everyone on my staff (except one that’s in Australia right now) and with the exception of two people that live in California, everyone is from a different state with one international student!  How awesome is that?  The energy is already strong between us and I can tell that it will only get better from here.  I still don’t know which wing I am going to be in.  Soon though!

Easter is this weekend, and I can’t wait to spend it at River West.  As an Agape group we’re going to make brunch before Church and then head out.  There are a few different Churches people go too, including Imago Dei and St. Marks.  Carolyn is going to organize some egg dying and we are planning on having an Easter egg hunt!  It’s awesome to be in college I’m telling you. 

There are tour groups all over campus!  If you see me, say hi!  I promise it will only be really awkward for a little bit J  Good luck with your college brother Garrett eating our awesome stir-fry.  we even walked all the way to Market of Choice to get everything!  So the end result tasted even better after our long walkdecisions, that May 1st deadline is coming up soon!  If you have any questions at all, please direct them at me: karonson@lclark.edu!

Tessa is leading Agape tonight and she’s taking us on a field trip!  I don’t know where, but I can tell you that I’m REALLY excited for it!stud.

Kayla

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. ‘Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night’s lodging. ‘Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.”     -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

31 March 2010