First Week

Sorry. Limited time online. 

Different than I thought it would be. 

Not everyone was as hipster as I originally predicted, however, most everyone wears flannel everyday and listen to indie bands that no one has ever heard of before (and I predict don't actually exist). 

We live high high in the mountains. 

Everyday has a different schedule. Mostly, we have lectures at 9 until 10:30 and discussion groups from 11:15 from 12:30. Every afternoon is filled with reading and note taking for the next day. LOTS of reading. Being a Williamson I have felt that it is my duty to distract my fellow students from getting too involved in their studies. This week I have planned an 2 mile walk to the local general store for root beer floats. Also, my cabin hosted a potluck dinner. My cabin( which is the size of our living room) of girls is the most social by far and have already been targeted as the laid back place to hang out- good for socializing, not so great for the introvert in me, ah well, life goes on. 

There are 14 girls and 5 guys, not the best of odds :)

The boys pranked my cabin on Thursday by placing a 4 foot wall of seaweed in front of our door. However, they may be the worst prankers ever. Not only did one of the boys tell us the on Wednesday the exact form and time that they would prank us, they also apologized immediately the next morning and then proceeded to invite us to dinner on Monday. They need a few pointers in my opinion. 

Discussions are going well. A lot less intimidating then I expected. Thank you family for always talking, without this constant presence of conversation in my life I would be much less comfortable discussing. Mostly we talk about the abstract, I find myself wanted to push past this to the practical. This week we read about American economics and developing countries. My group lingered on how awful Americans are. Fine. Great. Whatever. However you view the American system, stop complaining about how everyone else messes us up and actually do something about it..... sorry. I 've been frustrated. I really really do enjoy the discussion time though. 

Jonathan, you WOULD LOVE it. All we talk about is big ideas (not people). 

I have very different opinions than the majority of people here. Most of the students are very postmodern in their philosophies. 

Agh. Sorry this has been so fragmented. I had literally 10 minutes of internet. 

I love you all. I have internet access once a weekend and I will try to keep this updated. 

Oregon Blessings

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