Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Offically 2 semesters to go

Well, I did it. I have officially passed my second semester of nursing school. I only have two left. Two. Just two. In 12 little short months I will graduate with an actual degree that will get me an actual job where I will make actual money. I can not wait. To bide my time until graduation, I have spent many hours debating on where I should go after I graduate. Where to live?? Since I currently live in freaking Antarctica, I am leaning towards someplace where it doesn't snow and there are no such things as 'ice pellets'. Actually wording from today's weather forecast! So disturbing. Anywhos...

I am free of school for three weeks. I am going to read. I can not wait! But now I am faced with the decision of what books to read. Any suggestions? Currently I am thinking I should read some classics that I managed to avoid in high school. Right now I am reading the Scarlett Letter. What a drag that one is.

And since that book is about the most boringest thing ever, second to homework, I have found myself looking for other things to do...such as clean my room. HAHAHAHA!!!! Ok, really, though. Things I want to do over winter break....

1) Throw everything I own away. Seriously. Maybe one of these days after I type those words I will actually do it. But before I move again, my goal is to have two suitcases. Just two. No more junk. Two suitcases. I have not decided if I get two suitcases per season or just two suitcases total?

2) Find decent salad recipes. I mean, seriously peoples. There are salads out there that do not have 'chef' or 'caesar' in the title and I want to learn how to make them. I have had some of them in restaurants. But who can afford a $12 bowl of lettuce? So I need to figure out how to make fancy lettuce at my house. Anyone have some good recipes out there?

3) Organize my pictures. I have hundreds of pictures. One of my friends picked up a random photo album of mine the other day. It had about 6 pictures in it. Lame. It is time to take the many many boxes of pictures that I have and put them somewhere productive. Or at least into photo albums that will fit into my two suitcases.

4) And last but not least, find a book that isn't lame. Any suggestions? In doing that, I will have a perfectly good excuse not to do any of the above things on my list. And reading good books by the fire and pretending I don't live in hell frozen over...perfection.


Becky said...

Autumn its freaking AWESOME that you only have 2 semesters left. I am wicked proud of you. Good luck with the winter break projects! The book Eat Pray Love is dang good. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Love Ya

tara said...

Check the goodreads site, I've read some interesting books lately. One that I would recommend is "The book thief" I couldn't put it down until it was done. Also I just finished "The worst hard time" a little uneventful but its a nonfiction work about people who stayed in the dustbowl during the depression. I joined a book club and we will be reading "the conte of monte cristo" which I heard was good.

Another note, please move to CO!! We were talking about you the other day & I couldn't help but think how much nicer life would be with you closer. Snow, we get but it melts within a week. Plus, you've got an insta roommate if you move to the springs!

Erica said...

I am SUCH a lover of the classics. I definitely recommed starting with "Pride and Prejudice." It's not too long but a phenomenal read! I also love The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Count of Monte Cristo, Emma, Jane Eyre, and well, a ton more if you need more recommendations! But go ahead and read Pride and Prejudice, and fall in love with Mr. Darcy!

Todd Johnson said...

Autumn. You know me. I read about a book a year. The one I would definately recommend for this year is "The Hunger Games". You will like it, and there is a sequel. It is also very good. You will like them. I promise.
-Val (I don't know why I never think to check who is signed in)

Sarah said...

Only two semesters?!! You're going to be traveling the world long before me!
I'm reading "Great Expectations" right now due to Desi's recommendation. She said it's the only book she's read three times. So it must be good. I like it so far too.
And I kinda agree with you, Hester Prynne needs to liven her life up a bit. At least get a better name. ;)