Well, I’m so glad to have survived my first week of college! A ton of homework, yes, but some really awesome professors! I’m amazed that most of them are less than 40 years old. (One of them, I swear, doesn’t even look old enough to have a Ph.D. I literally sat in my seat and thought, “Wait a second! One of the reasons I came here was so I WOULDN’T have grad students teaching me!”) I absolutely love it here at Augie; even though I still feel a bit homesick, I know this place is going to be my second home.
I just can’t help but think about the one thing I miss most, though. . .
Yes, I miss my Little Shit (Howie). I even miss him being a butt head and trying to eat my cereal in the morning. When my parents and I left for the Radisson in Moline the night before I moved in, this stinker was sitting in the bushes in our front yard and refused to move. I didn’t get to say goodbye to my baby, which makes me so sad. And a stupid fish in my dorm room could never make the longing I have for my cat any better. Actually, I keep hearing about all these people and how their fish have already died. What a nice pet. That is just one of the many reasons why I only like fish when they’re on my dinner plate. Anyway, I can’t wait to go home next week for Labor Day so I can see Howie (and my parents and grandma); I miss him more than I miss my parents right now, which is really saying something. Even though I will probably only see him for a total of one hour that whole weekend, (he would much rather explore the neighborhood than cuddle with me) that hour will be cherished very much so.
Posted on August 24th, 2012 by Suzie Geisler
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