September 12th, 2009

Today is the first day that I am twenty-two years old. The last week of being twenty-one was pretty rough. I didn’t shave up to my birthday. I was stubbly and tired when September the 11th rolled around. This semester, I am taking Linear Algebra. So far, it seems to be the hardest class I have ever taken. On Thursday night, I worked on my homework for hours. I still didn’t finish before class, but fortunately, the homework was due at 6:00 pm. But it was still not ideal, I was finishing up my homework on my birthday.

Fortunately, September 11th was a beautiful day. After a nap and a good shave, the whole world looked much brighter. September 11th was not only my birthday, but also the day of Party on the Green.

POTG is one of the two big annual concerts on campus. The Wooster Activities Crew organizes this and as a member of this crew I worked to make the event into a success. WAC always brings a main act and also invites some student openers. This year, Black Violin was the main act. Their performance was amazing. Black Violin consists of three guys: two violin players and a DJ. The violin players also rap and talk smack. They play contemporary pop songs on their violins with unbelievable skill.

This weekend, I will have to work on my first paper of the semester. Tomorrow, I have my first intramural soccer game of the semester. Monday, the first Monthly International Students Association dinner takes place. I also have some proofs due on Monday. Life is busy, but I am enjoying it every day.


3 Responses to “Birthday”

  1. opa reyeron 13 Sep 2009 at 4:34 am

    Een heel aparte verjaardag! En een Bastiaan die zich nodig scheren moet: ik kan me er geen beeld van vormen, helaas!
    Leuk om ook de muziek van Black Violin te kunnen beluisteren. Klopt het dat die meer was afgestemd op ‘Happy New Year’ dan op jouw ‘Happy Birthday’? Of was dit dezelfde muziek die ze op 09/11 speelden?
    Benieuwd of je het met al je activiteiten en de kennelijk zwaardere studie goed blijft bolwerken. Veel sterkte bij al die taken! Je klinkt gelukkig nog monter!
    opa Reyer

  2. charlotteon 13 Sep 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Lieve Bas, leuk om weer iets van je te kunnen lezen. Ik heb het gevoel dat je je blog echt 3 keer per week bijwerkt dus ik moet het goed in de gaten houden!(gelukkig had je hem zelf al onder bladwijzers had gezet;) Helaas heb ik je nog niet persoonlijk kunnen feliciteren met je 22e verjaardag maar ik hoop dat het ondanks alle drukte toch een leuke dag was. Hoop je snel weer even te spreken. Fijn om te horen dat je zo geniet daar! Veel liefs Xxxx

  3. Gijsberton 16 Sep 2009 at 3:15 am

    Good to read about all your interesting, relaxing, stressful and amazing experiences. I tried several times, but I did not succeed in finding your blog from the Wooster website. Where is the entrance, where is a link? Do you have any idea how many people read your blogs, apart from your inner circle?
    Have fun, son!

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