Are you serious?

02.28.2011

Throughout this week, it has been one of the most relaxing and carefree weeks I have had since coming to the University of Dayton. Though I did have some homework to turn in for a few of my classes, I did not have any tests or quizzes that I knew of. Unfortunately, due to this case of senioritis I have gotten, I missed my Safety and Law of Sports class on Thursday. Come to find out through a friend in that class, the professor gave out a pop quiz. Bad news is that I missed the quiz, but the good news is that it was only worth 12 points and even better, today is Friday.

So you may be wondering, "why is the title of this 'are you serious'"? Well, all throughout this week, the weather has been pretty amazing. The sun has been out and it has warmed up enough for anyone to be comfortable wearing jeans and a t-shirt. When the weather starts to get warmer, this is one of my favorite times of the year. Although everyone seems to always be pretty happy on campus, when it gets warm there seems to be new life on campus. All of the sudden, the ghetto (student neighborhood) always has something going on. Whether its people playing cornhole on the sidewalk, students grilling out, or just having some music turned up loud and hanging out with people, the students have a more upbeat swagger. Yes I just used the term "swagger", but that is probably one of the best words that I can use to describe them. So where am I going with all of this? Well, as I said it is Friday and people are looking forward to the weekend. Well, when I wake up for my 8 am class this morning, I look out my window and what do I see? Snow! "Are you kidding me? Are you serious?...This cannot be real!!!!" After such a warm week, mother nature just decides to tease us and give us another blast of cold winter weather. To be honest I do not mind the snow, but if it is going to snow, it better snow hard enough to get some classes canceled.

However, to make my day better I received a call from my dad. He was asking me about my plans for my internship over the summer when he asked, "So any way you would be able to go to Europe for 10 days?" I can't deny that I was pretty excited. I told him that it wouldn't be a problem. So, as I said I really can't complain about the snow because now I can look forward to going to Europe. Apparently we are going to fly into Rome, Italy. After a few days we will fly to Lourdes, France and hopefully visit Normandy. And the last couple days we will take a 6 hour train ride from Lourdes to Paris and end our trip in Paris. This is very exciting for me because I hope to trace back my Italian roots and see exactly where my family is from. Not to mention, this is probably the last family vacation we all do together with my dad, brother, sister, and myself.

But, I'm done ranting and talking for now. I got to go to practice for cheerleading then get ready for a relaxing weekend. Big game on Sunday with our rivals, Xavier, come to town. Hopefully we can pull off a win. As always, be safe and make good choices!