So I've been studying for a map test in my Modern Middle East class...
FYI middle eastern coutries and cities are VERY hard to spell/memorize (so I'm taking a break to blog).
I've always been an awful test taker and have a hard time memorizing things. The only way I seem to have any success is if I use mnemonic devices. Here's some examples of how I've been remembering countries/cities:
I remember the city Muscat because Muscat is part of Nathan's old screen name.
yeMEN and oMAN are next to eachother on the map... so I have to remember that it is the manly section of the map. (and this one is actually one of the better ones!)
If you have been to Kalamazoo 10 lately, you may have seen that our screens don't allow the whole title's of every movie to fit... here's one that customers keep pointing out to me. "Rise of the P" .... sounds a little dirty haha
This has happened before, one of my favorites was "Little Red Riding Ho"
haha never a dull moment there :)
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Sorry to the 3 people who read my blog that it's been so long since my last post :)
A lot has changed since my last post. Amy is no longer living with me and Ari is back for the school year. We moved into a new apartment that is HUGE! Here's a few pictures to show you.
Amy has already come to visit me here. She came out for Western's welcome week along with our friend Christine. I'm glad I had a chance to see them even though it wasn't for very long.
I'm back in school and actually enjoying it (at least for now). I like all of my teachers but some of the classes are a little long. I have 22 credits to go after this semester, so I'll be graduating this summer. How exciting!
Last week I went tailgating for the first time at Western. It was so much fun! I went with jake and his cousins and some friends. It ended up raining but we still had a good time. I'm really bad at playing bags. I managed to throw all of the bags on the hole and NONE of them fell in. who does that?? Jake grilled up some hot dogs and brats and they were fantastic.
Yesterday was the Central Vs. Western football game. They are our rival team and every year it's a huge deal. We've lost the past few years but we didn't let that discourage us! We won 44-14 go broncos! We never actually made it to tailgating, but our apartment complex was filled with people wearing Western or Central attire so we cheered them on from our apartment. Some friends came out to visit and we all had a blast.
Today is my day off so I'm catching up on readings and homework. I'm really tempted to take a break and go watch Lion King in 3D though :) we'll see.