November 2011 Archives


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Today is probably the busiest day of my semester so far. I have to work, I have a class, a meeting, 2 assignments due tonight, and I have to finish an essay. With the semester coming to an end, it seems like most of my classes are playing "catch up". (It's to be expected)

Although it's a busy day, I'm actually excited  to do all of these. Work isn't bad at all, class is fun, the meeting will be interesting, my assignments are helpful, and the essay is unexpected.

The essay will be the highlight. I'm comparing The Swimmer to A Rose for Emily. These are both short stories, but they aren't really... comparable. A Rose to Emily has a crazy, dark, sudden ending while The Swimmer is very subtle. I've been brainstorming different similarities all night, and it just seems awkward. (But awkward should be fun)

My rest of the week seems to slow down. I just bought Battlefield 3, and it has been staring me in the eyes since I bought it. I REFUSE to play it until my homework is done. Hopefully I can try it out soon, but who knows. I will probably be assigned a last minute project. (Especially with my luck)

On a final note, one of my favorite bands is coming to the Tsongas center. Rise Against. I wrote about them before, but I never thought they'd come within a mile of campus. I'm SUPER excited. It's going to be a fun show, because I believe the crowd will mainly consist of UML students.

UML has been surprising me a lot lately, and I love it. It's only getting better.

Vermont pt. 2

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I wrote in my last blog entry how I was going to Vermont on Halloween weekend. The St.Michael's campus is absolutely beautiful. The leaves were colorful and the squirrels were actually friendly. (I know, that's pretty weird)

After spending Halloween in Vermont, I made it my goal to go back as much as possible. I actually went back this past weekend. I drove 3 and a half hours on Friday, and stayed until Sunday morning.

Once again, this place was incredible. They had an event out in the middle of an open field where they build a small tower, and made a ski ramp with man-made snow. They gave out free hot chocolate, hamburgers, and other goods for those who showed up.

Another interesting free-food moment happened later around 12 AM. As I was walking through the campus, there were two grills set up with a few people grilling some chicken. After asking a few questions, I learned that the people who were grilling were actually RAs! They grilled on both Friday AND Saturday night. (Once again, completely free to anyone who showed up)

On Sunday morning, I had a very long 200 mile drive back. I kept thinking about how awesome it would be if UMass Lowell had events like this during the cooler months. I thought of so many awesome scenarios, that I actually sent a few e-mails around.

Hopefully I can get something going to keep people busy on campus!

- Matt

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