Well, my undergraduate career and my time as a Baylor student has now come to an end. I am officially done with all work expected of me as I just took my last final. Yes, a final on a Saturday, gotta love Baylor...
My original plan for yesterday was:
finish the Johnny Cash paper and turn it in
study for my economics of poverty and discrimination final
go see Bono in Dallas
come home, study, go to bed
get up early, study some more, take the final.
But of course nothing happens the way you plan...
I did finish my paper and got it in way before the 5pm deadline, but then i decided that i like doing other things (like nothing) better than studying. I did study some, but not as much as i should have, looking back. But i didn't know what was to come. We went up to Dallas (Oh yeah, thanks mom for the tip about Bono coming! Did i forget to tell you that I was going???) and saw Bono speak (thanks Seth for the hookup with the tickets!!). Bono was, of course, great. As was expected. He's so passionate about poverty/AIDS/hunger related issues it's inspiring. It amazes me what great things he's doing and how much he brings to people's attention that normally our society probably wouldn't care about. What was really weird though, was that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (aka, all the way Kay...) introduced him. Now she was the one who was, well, rude to me and my friends last summer when we were in DC for lobby day for Bread for the World. We were lobbying a piece of domestic hunger related legislation and she was flat out rude and disrespectful for us. And she really has never done anything for Bread or ONE or anything like that. So why was SHE introducing Bono??? I'm sure Seth will have much to say about this in the days to come... (I overheard him saying "blog" a few times yesterday so I suspect it might be coming soon...)
Anyways, after Bono finished being amazing a bunch of us went to Chuy's to celebrate Cinco de Mayo so we didn't end up leaving Dallas till 11pm. Pretty much as soon as we got on the high way it started storming/raining/lightning. We got home to Waco, dropped off Mallory, dropped of Claire, and right after I got home the tornado sirens started going off. Also, all my roommates, and our three apartment friends and their dog were all camped out in the living room. Most of them slightly freaking out. They were also clearing out underneath the stairs so that they could go in the closet. I tried to calm them down, having spent a significant part of my childhood in Kansas where tornado sirens were the norm, but they were still freakd out. Apparently there were five tornados in the area.
It stormed for a while, hailed, and the power went out, Jeremy and his roommate, Chris, came over since they live six doors down. So now were there 9 people and one dog in the living room which led it being very hot and stuffy since there was no AC. The rain let down so we could finally open the front door. Well, then the two male neighbors and their two female friends came over. Yes, 13 people and one dog in the living room. Finally, after much, much, MUCH, more entertainment the power came back on at about 2:30am, everyone who was still here cleared out and I went to sleep around 3am. Which meant I had to wake up at 7am to "study" for my 9am final.
Yes, I took my last undergrad final ever on less than four hours of sleep and pretty much no real studying. But now it's all over. I wish I could celebrate but no one else is done yet to play with me.
I graduate in exactly one week, leave for Tennessee two days later. I need a job...