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March 5th, 2009

I am writing this while I am waiting for my computer science class to start. My previous class was math, but we finished early (my professor somehow hurt her knee while teaching, she was astonished herself). My math exam went well yesterday and I am happy to say that for me there are no exams or homeworks due until after Spring break.

This past weekend was Winter Gala weekend. Because I am part of the Wooster Activities Crew (WAC) now, it was expected of me to help set up before and clean up after gala. The people in charge of the Traditions part of WAC had organized everything perfectly. We decorated the Hollywood themed Gala spectacularly. After entering the gala on the red carpet (while being victimized by the flashes of the paparazzi), people entered the dining hall which was decorated in black and gold. A big chocolate fountain paraded in the middle of the room. Dressed up people were dancing to the live music while others were enjoying the cheese cake. It was a great night, but after everyone was gone, it was time to clean up. That was easier said than done. All the tables had been cleared from the dining area and they all had to be put back in the exact right place, with the right number of chairs surrounding them. I learned a new interesting fact about our cafeteria while cleaning up. All saltcellars have to face south (salt starts with s just like south) and the peppers face north. From now on, I will always be able to orientate while I am having a meal. Who wouldn’t be grateful for that. After two hours of cleaning mess and moving tables and chairs we were finally done. It was a lot of work, but the successful gala was worth it.

Because of my excitement for my selection to the Ambassadors Program and the knowledge that I had a math exam the next day, I forgot my theater rehearsal on Monday night. Besides exposing the fact that I am a little unorganized at the moment, it also shows that it is really time for Spring break to come.

In this last week before the break, I also encountered my first major disappointment. I am not selected to be a resident assistant next year, but I am asked to be an alternate. That is neither what I expected nor what I had hoped for. I guess this will help me learn how to deal with set backs. I’ll have to keep looking on the bright side of life : ).
Because of my disappointed mood after I heard the outcome of the RA selection process, I had a hard time being the smarmy waiter Steven during the play rehearsal on Thursday night. Being smarmy is much easier when you’re actually feeling happy.

Even though I am having a small dip right now, I am confident that I will start the second half of the semester with lots of positive energy. Two weeks of Hawaiian sun can do miracles I believe. Right after Spring break, I will hear if I am selected to be an orientation committee member. I had my individual interview yesterday evening, after play rehearsal. I really hope I will be a member of orientation committee because orientation is lots of fun. If you’re coming to Wooster next year, I might be helping you finding your way around campus!

One more day of classes to go. My next post will be from an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with temperatures in the eighties. I don’t dislike Ohio, but changing it for Hawaii for a while won’t make me complain.

Bastiaan