I would like to start by pointing out that…
#1: Zack’s blog had nothing to do with the fantastic-ness of UTA or the MavElite. Only his fancy bone structure.
#2: Zack’s own mother prefers my blogs to his. Just saying. (Heyyy Zack’s mom!)
One thing I LOVE about UTA is that we have movies galore all around campus. Tonight, for example, by the power of a Facebook group, the film “Beware of Christians” is coming to campus and will be showing at Rosebud Theater! Despite what you may think…it’s not an anti-Christian film. Just throwing that out there. There are movies that play at the Planetarium on campus, at the Lonestar Theater in the MAC and the Rosebud Theater in the UC. How exciting is that?! Super exciting. THAT’S how exciting. Last Friday, Courtney and I went to see “Sherlock Holmes” at the Planetarium and we paid $2! Wooo! It was pretty cool. I like that we don’t have to leave campus to find something fun to do. How convenient.
While I will always have a deep love for The Office…Community has really been stepping up it’s game! Funny. Show. If you haven’t seen it….this Thursday…you know what to do. (subliminal messaging…NBC…Community…NBC…Thursday…Abed…)
Well folks, it’s almost time for a break from blogging! The semester is almost over!! This week is Dead Week (which means that most professors aren’t assigning new projects and such) and then finals are next week! I can’t believe my first year of college is almost over! Ridiculous. I remember my first week of classes last semester…I sent my Dad a text telling him that I had one week down. He responding with, “I still can’t believe they’re letting 12-year-olds go to college.” No. I’m not really 12-years-old. Haha.
Here is a picture of Zack and I at a crazy restaurant after a Preview Day.
No. I’m not legitimately “declaring” bankruptcy. If you don’t know what I just quoted…then…you should come to UTA so that we can be The Office friends.
In about 640 days, I will be heading to England. It’s happening. I am beyond excited. This summer, I will go to Japan for 15 days to visit my family’s foreign exchange student that lived with us for a year 3 years ago. I’m on my way to becoming a world traveler! Yay life!
UT Arlington has 80 programs in 40 countries including New Zealand, Spain, and Leicester, England (where I’m going to go). Check out The Shorthorn’s study abroad blog! I know a lot of people that say the one thing they regret about college is not studying abroad. So if you’re reading this and you’re in college…GO SEE A STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR TODAYYY. I’m convinced it will change my life. Plus, ever since I was a kid I’ve loovvedd England. Absolutely everything about it appeals to me…except the weather. But then again…I live in Texas. I’m used to stupid weather. I love medieval architecture and the history of England. Dramatic stuff. It’s exciting.
You should Youtube “Star Wars according to a 3 year old”. It’s an exccittiinngg video.
Sooooo, The Office. Date Mike. Where to begin…I still don’t know where to begin…
“Guess what? I have flaws. What are they? Oh I dunno, I sing in the shower? Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I’ll hit somebody with my car. So sue me– no, don’t sue me. That is opposite the point I’m trying to make.” That is all. That wasn’t from the Date Mike episode…but it’s still an epic Michael Scott quote.
Apparently I put a “bottle full of sunshine and gold velvet particles” on my hair. That was a Sam Watson quote. That sounds luscious.
Today is my sister, Jordon’s, 24th birthday. Shoutout timeee! Happy Birthdayyy, Jordon!!
My name is Caitlyn and I’m a Public Relations/French freshman here at UT Arlington! I’m so excited to be able to blog on this fancy thing. I’m from Van Alstyne, Texas…yes..I know…you’ve never heard of it. I graduated this past year from Van Alstyne High School and now I’m a Maverick! And I absolutely love it! Why, you ask? If you’re looking for a school where nobody hangs out together and everyone is completely unproductive all the time…go somewhere else. Here at UT Arlington, there’s always something going on around campus. When you get to college, study groups become the best part of your week. My history study groups tend to last about 4 hours…and only 2 of those are productive. But, I leave those groups feeling confident and ready for an exam. One way to transition into college life, if reading this awesome blog doesn’t help…join a FIG.
FIGs are Freshman Interest Groups where typically 20 students have class together once or twice a week to learn about study skills, test taking strategies, why we aren’t sleeping, why we’re gaining weight (freshman 15 is a real thing…beware) and other important things. These FIG classes are taught by upper level UTA students who usually share your major. Example: In the Liberal Arts FIG, our teacher is (the best) International Business-French Junior. Yes, he’s a business major, but he’s also in French. So he relates to the Liberal Arts students in that way.
So, one of the things that has gotten me through college is textbooks the TV show “The Office”. Most people I know have a subscription to Netflix, which is definitely an A+ idea. I basically watch an episode every single day. But hey-each student needs a way to get their mind off of class and studying and just have a “You Moment”. I probably have little “Caitlyn Moments” more often than studying, but oh well. Anyways-I’ve had the “Gimme a break, gimme a break…” theme song stuck in my head for about a week now. There’s an episode of The Office where one of the characters, Andy, starts singing that song, but can’t remember the vital “Kit-Kat bar” part of it. He throws out things such as “Chrysler car” and “Fancy feast”…and my personal favorite: “football cream”. Why I just added that onto my blog post…I have no idea. Like I said…it’s been stuck in my head.
I guess it’s time to ignore the calls of Netflix and crack open a book or two. Finals are almost here!
My first one is this Saturday. I know…Saturday?
Thanks for reading! If you come visit UTA, I’d love to say HI! And I’ll probably throw in a high-five…or two.