Thursday, September 12, 2013

My morning (9.12.13)

I wake up, and look at my phone. 7:20.

I quickly get up to take a shower. But then I realize that Tina doesn't have class this morning, so I actually have a little more time than usual.

After I shower, I see Angela doing homework on the futon.
Hmm...Angela's first class on Friday doesn't start until an hour after mine.

"Why are you up so early?"
"Well, since Tina's not getting up this morning, I decided not to wait for my alarm to go off, and just get out of bed. Why are you up so early?
"This is the time I always get up."
"...On Thursdays, don't you shower at 8:15?"

Right. It's Thursday.

I mean, of course it's Thursday. And this particular Thursday, I have a five-and-a-half hour break in the middle of my day. I'm going to the gym. I shouldn't have even showered.

Then I open my e-mail. A message from Dr. Stacey, the professor of my first of two classes for the day. It says she's sick. OF COURSE.

Luckily, she didn't cancel class.
I honestly would have exploded.

Alright, c'est tout. I'm done complaining.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


As it turns out, 19 credits is a lot of work. Who wouldda thunk it?
But all in all, I have high expectations for this semester.

Each day has its blips.
Yet in the big picture, I've really been enjoying myself.

I've been successful at making new friends, I've been keeping up with my classes, I've been getting involved with campus activities and organizations, and I'm still finding time to eat (important) and have fun (also important).

Aaaaand, check out this sa-weet new purchase:
Aw yeah. 

I hope you're all feeling as great about this Fall as I am. 
Stay positive, keep your head up, and don't forget to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


I want to introduce myself to you (even if it's only me who reads this thing).
A few reasons for this:

First of all, I think we all need to re-introduce ourselves to even our closest friends from time to time. We all go through changes throughout the years.

Another reason is that I've started another semester of college. I've had plenty of introductions lately, and it's made me think about how I present myself.

The last reason is that introductions are important. My introducing of myself is different than your introducing of me. And they're both significant.

So hi. My name is Kira.
I'm a little troubled, and a lot of crazy.

Some of my favorite things include paperback books, the smell of Asiago-cheese bagels, and live acoustic sessions.

I've encountered very few books which I find myself recommending to anyone whose mind I find similar to my own. They are: Looking For Alaska by John Green, Watchmen by Alan Moore, and Submarine by Joe Dunthorne.

I laugh at things when I feel uncomfortable.
I avoid confrontation, to the point of ignoring some of my best friends.
I waste my time.

For years, I've had an image of what I want my life to be like, someday. I refuse to share this with anyone, out of fear that it won't happen, and I will be embarrassed of not having met my goal.

I am learning to speak French.
I want to work in a field where I won't be noticed but can accomplish much.
I have a lot of ambition but not a lot of execution.

I have the problem of wanting a boyfriend while simultaneously not feeling deserving of one.

I like choirs and duets.
I enjoy singing, although I'm not very good at it.
I love having real conversations with people.

When I don't feel like I have control over a situation, I tend to freak out. I will then create a new situation over which I can assert control. This isn't often healthy.

But this is me.
This is how I see me.
Now, tell me about yourself.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Today started out as a horrible day.

I won't go into detail, but I was in a pretty bad mood; you could ask my roommates.. they would back me up.

Yet the silver lining came.

I ended up learning how to longboard, talked to one of the new CA's, joined a club, went to the C-Store and bought an Arizona tea (which I drank in 20 min, and am now waiting for the copious amounts of pee to come...) and our air conditioning was finally fixed.

Currently, I am sitting on our non-crappy futon, finishing the last of tonight's homework (and check it out, it's only 8:20!), while Master Chef plays in the background.

I'm content.