Things I’ve Learned

Things I’ve Learned Since Coming to Moody that are Neither Academic nor Spiritual:

  • Big Burger Thursday = Pizza Day
  • The Red Line always, always, always smells bad.
  • Taco Tuesday is only worth it if you get there before the second section of NT or OT gets out
  • The bakery on the way home from church has no entrance.
  • If I fail a quiz because I was on the phone with a crying friend, I’ll actually remember it.  If I pass the quiz, I’ll forget.
  • I’ve been missing out on a lot of good movies.
  • There’s no substitute for a sky full of real stars.
  • I really, really, really love my family.
  • The pace I need to walk to ensure that I never have to open my own door when there are guys in the group 😉
  • The exact number of minutes it takes to get from my room to Sweeting 3 (seven), Alumni Auditorium (two if I take the stairs, five for elevators), or Torrey-Gray (five) for class or chapel.
  • How many times I can hit the snooze button and still have time to make coffee, brush my teeth, and put my hair in a ponytail (up to three).
  • The subtle differences in accents between Michiganders, Minnesotans, Missourians, and Pennsylvanians.
  • CPO is generally a disappointing place.
  • The amount of pride I have for my state is ridiculously large, even given the number of Michiganders who attend Moody.
  • I’ll never be able to refer to us as “Moodies” without feeling like a ridiculous poser.
  • Don’t walk to Ghetto-Donald’s in the dark without boys.
  • I don’t care if bro-sis is an elaborate matchmaking scheme, I love those guys like we were actually brothers and sisters.
  • Whistling is maybe more obnoxious than any other noise (except gum chewing/snapping)
  • Road trips with college friends are infinitely greater than road trips with high school friends (except the road trip where Jocie and I went to GR with a trunk full of Value-Zone food. That has yet to be topped).
  • Every band I want to see comes to Chicago. This is one reason I am very, very thankful for my job.
  • It’s hard to find concert buddies when you like obscure bands that most Christian homeschoolers have never heard of (ie, NOT Chris Tomlin or Hillsong…)
  • Dude. Immune systems are incredible.
  • Commons meal replacements are the way to go.
  • Being sick at college sucks, but it’s better when you have friends to make you macaroni and cheese.
  • It’s almost as easy to pick out Moody students wandering the city as it is to pick out tourists.
  • Tourists, in general, are really naive.
  • Food is expensive.
  • I’m a really slow laundry-folder.
  • I’m not as good at photography/school/graphic design as I once thought I was.
  • I love the view of the skyline from Oak Street Beach.
  • I know what Oak Street Beach is and how to get there.
  • I like coffee and spinach.
  • I just might enjoy city life as much as I enjoy country life.
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2 thoughts on “Things I’ve Learned

  1. The only question i Have are What are these bands you mention? I’m curious now.

  2. Stephanie K. says:

    I definitely giggled at “I don’t care if bro-sis is an elaborate matchmaking scheme, I love those guys like we were actually brothers and sisters.”

    I’m glad you said it – because I’ve definitely thought it. ;-D

    I’m also glad you are enjoying Moody. 🙂

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