Friday, February 4, 2011

Blizzard of Oz

Well I'm sure you've all heard about the blizzard...
And I have to tell you what you heard was probably not an exaggeration! This was my first blizzard, and it was insane! My whole school shut down Tuesday through Thursday, so the only day I had to go to class was Monday. (I'll get to that in a minute.) The snow was up to my knees in the street! Cars were just buried in it, all the streets were closed, and there were people outside shoveling just to be able to open their doors. Dane, my roommate, the firefighter, told me he and his squad were out on Lakeside Drive all night, evacuating people who were stranded in their cars! He showed me pictures. The visibility was like...4 inches. Seriously ridic. But anyway, I've been to 2 days worth of classes, and so far so good!
Actually, I love it! It doesn't have that campus feel like a state university, because it's in the city and kind of spread out, but I think it actually suits me better. I like being in the city, and exploring, seeing the sites. And the classes themselves are great too! I'm actually interested in the subjects, and I like all my profs so far. I met some people at my orientation as well, and I have a class with all of them, so that's cool. There are still 2 classes I haven't been to yet, due to the weather, so I'll go to those next week.
Yesterday, I went over to Sophie and Brent's place. Taylor and his girlfriend, Rochelle were there too. We went to the grocery store and stocked up on frozen pizzas and then baked them all and had a pizza party. After that we watched a crappy foreign zombie movie. And of course we played in the snow. Lol. We even went sledding down the front steps.
Poor Jasper, he loves the snow, but one of his feet always goes numb, after he's been out a while, and then he starts limping. It's pretty funny. He's practically swimming in it right now. ((Sigh)) Anyway, today has been pretty uneventful. I've been watching TV all day.
I was supposed to start training at the new job this week, but everything got pushed back cuz of the blizzard, even the grand opening! And it's been such a hassle trying to get hold of the guy who makes the schedule. He STILL hasn't emailed or called me back! And I literally sent him like 4 emails. WTF?? Hopefully my dad will sell my car soon so I can pay my rent. Ugh... I did get a check from my dad from a school mutual fund though. But it's not going to go very far.
Anyway, Sophie and I are supposed to meet for dinner around 9, but other than that, I just wanted to give you guys a quick update!


Anonymous said...

Glad you like the school that's very important.

I knew when you said moving to Chicago the weather was gonna suck bad. Usually is bad anwyays, hey but Dallas is in a world of hurt right now with the ice storms. As you know, very unusal for Dallas this time of year.

Go GB...........!!

Anonymous said...

*Lake Shore Drive.

maybe you should call him. A lot of people here were without power or at the very least without internet.

if you don't have money why are you going out to dinner?

Peyton said...

Ok miss Negative Anon, first of all, I never said I was going OUT to dinner. I said I was meeting my sister for dinner. As in, AT HER PLACE.
And 2nd, I have called. SEVERAL times. But thanks for that cheeky advice, I'll def take that into consideration, as it had obviously NEVER crossed my mind. ((Rolls eyes))

Anonymous said...

I know that it must be stressful to worry about paying your rent, but I'm sure you will find a way to make things work--you seem like a resourceful person. I think it's so great that you're excited about your classes, after all, that's why you came out here :). Enjoy your big Chicago adventure, snow and all!!