So my last first day at Augustana happened today – it’s a little bittersweet. But the last first day was on the heels of a fantastic Spring Break! Some highlights include:
Meeting Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy! He came to Anderson’s Bookshop because he recently released a book. They have really famous authors who have book signings there (like this month they have Stephenie Meyer & Jodi Picoult), so I signed up for their email list. I was so excited when I got the email saying Pete Wentz was going to be there! I absolutely loved Fall Out Boy when I was younger and wasn’t able to get tickets to their post- hiatus tour, so getting to see Pete Wentz in person was really exciting.
Got a new guinea pig named Snickers. When I’m home, things typically seem to get done. One of the things my family has been meaning to do for a while is get another guinea pig. We finally went to the pet store and got this adorable piggie whom we named Snickers. She was so tiny – I could hold her in one hand! It’s going to be so weird to see her all grown up when I go home for Easter.
Visited Florida! Despite the fact a few days in Florida were rainy, I absolutely loved going to Florida for a week. It was so nice just to relax, lay out in the sun, and read. I bought myself an iPad and I learned you can rent books from the library. It was fantastic just reading and vegging out. The best part was definitely eating lunch by the ocean for my mom’s birthday.
Other highlights include: an interview & internship offer from Disney World. Sadly I had to turn down their offer because they pay less than Illinois’ minimum wage – but it was still nice to get accepted. Also got good grades winter term! The Augustana Observer won 15 awards at the ICPA’s. I also helped out my grandma after she had a minor stroke – I was basically a chauffer. In addition, I won a giftcard for a designer store (yay clothes!).
But the best thing that happened over spring break? I got accepted to Georgetown University’s grad school program!! It’s fantastic that I now have options for after graduation.
Next week, I’ll be blogging about my trip to the University of Oklahoma where I am presenting my COMM SI at a communication studies conference.
Posted on March 4th, 2013 by aliciaoken09
Filed under: Alicia Oken