Author: Autumn
•1/12/2010 01:08:00 PM
Yesterday I was listening to my iPod on shuffle as I drove when this one song came on that I've always liked. It makes me laugh everytime because there are moments in life when this is exactly how I feel (Well, parts of it anyway, not all). And I doubt I'm the only one, so I wanted to share it.

The song is "I Wish I Could Go Back to College" from the musical (big shock, it's a musical) Avenue Q, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx. I embedded the audio below the lyrics if you want to listen to it too. Enjoy!

Warning: There is one line that swears, just so you're prepared.

I wish I could go back to college
Life was so simple back then
What would I give to go back and live in a dorm with a meal plan again

I wish I could go back to college
In college you know who you are.
You sit in the quad, and think, "Oh my God!
I am totally gonna go far"

How do I go back to college?
I don't know who I am anymore

I wanna go back to my room and find a message in dry-erase pen on the door
I wish I could just drop a class...
Or get into a play...
Or change my major...
Or [@&%#] my T.A.

I need an academic advisor to point the way
We could be...
Sitting in the computer lab,
4 A.M. before the final paper is due,
Cursing the world 'cause I didn't start sooner,
And seeing the rest of the class there, too

I wish I could go back to college!
How do I go back to college?!

I wish I had taken more pictures.

But if I were to go back to college,
Think what a loser I'd be-
I'd walk through the quad,
And think "Oh my God..."
"These kids are so much younger than me."

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Author: Autumn
•1/03/2010 02:09:00 PM

I obsessively keep a reading log of every new book I read, which I started doing back in 2004. I note how long the book was, when it was published and how long it took me to read it. I don't know why I started but I don't think I could stop if I wanted to, which I don't. I love that I can tell you that on my birthday in 2008 I was reading The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory, which I did not like and took me nearly a month to get through.

Last January I blogged about what I'd read the year before, READ-y to end 2008, and I enjoyed the look back and decided I would make it a new tradition.

Here are the stats for 2009:

I read 50 books I hadn't read before, which doesn't include re-reading books.
I read a total of 17,506 pages.

Began 2009 with: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Ended 2009 with: The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale

Shortest book: Quiver by Stephanie Spinner - 177 pages
Longest book: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown - 710 pages

Oldest book: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson - 1938
Newest book: Fire by Kristin Cashore - 2009 (I actually read 18 books that were published in 2009. I count Fire as the newest because I read an advanced reader's copy before the book was published. P.S. The book is AWESOME)

Quickest to read: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - 1 day
Longest to read: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - 17 days

I started off 2010 by reading Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, which I just finished today.

I read way more books this year than I have in previous years, Most likely, it's because I've been living at home and have made only minor attempts to be social in Nebraska. Oh well! We'll see what happens in 2010.
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