For once, I've had a day in which I accomplished every single thing I wrote down to do.
Take Latin final
. It was actually pretty easy, probably because I for some reason woke up, alarmless, at 7:20 after only five hours of sleep and studied until the test at 10. The only thing I messed up were some of the second-declension singular endings - probably because that stuff was two tests ago and I didn't go over it as much as the new stuff - and one or two vocabulary words. But I was able to spit out all six tenses (in all four conjugations) perfectly, plus I had no trouble with the sentence translations or the 'how is this word being used and why' questions. I even think I got both extra credits right. So, on the whole, a good test to go out on.
Pick up honor cords
. Apparently I'm graduating with high
honors instead of just honors... who knew? However, I don't get a different cord for that; just a replica of the same one. So I now have twin orange-and-blue cords - both of which were $13. Spiffy.
Sell back all textbooks
. Well, except for tiny little 38 Latin Stories
, which I'm keeping. I didn't get much for the others - I'd say just under $50 in total, for all 4 books - but do I ever? If I were willing to take the time to sell them on Amazon or go to the Gator Textbooks out at Creekside Mall, I might be able to scrape up a few more bucks - but, you know, I do have a lazy streak.
Get complimentary graduate photo taken
. In a cap about six sizes too big for me. Getting that thing to stay on was a balancing act, I can tell you. Hope the real one is the right size. But at least I learned how that troublesome little white collar is supposed to go. Renate and I puzzled over that one for days before her graduation; she eventually just took it along in her purse to see how everybody else did it once she got there.
Throw out unnecessary papers
. I saved a few random Wolof papers, my Spanish presentation text, my three Latin exams, and several things from French, including my compositions, OPI sheets, and exams - but everything else bit the dust this morning. Can't say I was sad to see it go. I am
sorry that I put in a semester of work on Wolof that I'm now going to completely forget in a matter of weeks, simply because I'm never going to use it again - but hey, it was an experience.
. And salad, and almonds, and Chex Mix, and malted milk balls. Yeah, I was hungry. I thought I could make it through two-and-a-half days without milk and salad, but those are two dietary staples of mine that I find it hard to get along without. But I can drink a half gallon of milk in two days with no problem at all - half of it's gone already, and it's only been in the house five hours or so.
Take a nap
. Because I only slept five hours last night. I was re-watching The Chronicles of Narnia
when my head started to nod, so I happily crawled under the covers - again, blissfully alarmless - and slept for a couple of hours.
Go to Southwest Rec
. For, um, probably the third time in four years. You wouldn't think it, with someone as active as I am, but I really did not take full advantage of the gym facilities here, and I should have. SW Rec is amazing - huge and clean and with everything you could possibly imagine: ellipticals, treadmills, weights and machines of all shapes and sizes, a rock climbing wall, numerous basketball courts, six sand volleyball courts, soccer and Ultimate Frisbee fields... it made me a little sad that I didn't make more of an effort as a junior, and especially as a freshman. (As a sophomore I was abroad.) But then again, if that's my biggest regret to come out of these four years? Then I'm doing pretty darn well.