Sunday, August 31, 2008

On the Frustrations of Labor Day

So...all those promises I made to myself and all of you about daily posts. Yeah, those went well. I apologize for missing both Friday and Saturday. I have chalked it up to a combination of being very busy and using my inability to find my camera cord as a reason to justify not putting anything new up here.

Now had you asked me yesterday how excited I was to have a three day weekend after the first week of class I would have responded in a series of ecstatic chirps and quasi-linguistic jolts of happiness. Today, as you may have ascertained, not so much. I had a wonderful master plan today to go the girls soccer game at 12:30 then study until dinner in the library, but, as luck would have it, the library is closed today and tomorrow. So I am sitting outside the Alumni Memorial Union (which is also closed) typing on the blog and watching people try to open the locked doors and walk away frustrated. It's almost tempting to let them know that things are closed, but allowing them to feel the same frustration I am is somewhat comforting. Chalk it up to Schadenfreude I guess.

In other news, I did go to that soccer game today. Marquette beat Samford 2-0 to go to three wins, no losses on the season. The student section, called the "Birdcage," is truly frightening on Sunday afternoons. I can't imagine anything more intimidating to opposing teams than a handful of hungover college students who have come out to tan and caught a soccer game on accident. I didn't do much cheering as my voice is still feeling the effects of 5 sporting events in 3 days. Yesterday I could barely talk, then went to the evening volleyball game and lost whatever sound I had managed to muster earlier that day.

So there is your quick recap of this weekend up to this point. Hopefully I can get some pictures up on this bad boy soon...just need to search the room a little harder for that cord. Also, during the course of this week look for a significant sexyifaction of the blog, including some graphics and new sections. I'm hoping to find the time some evening to really juice it up. Until next time...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Little Bit of Homecooking

Today I had the distinct pleasure of an 8 a.m. Philosophy class that takes place all the way across campus in the most drab and depressing room imaginable. I'm not sure what the "higher ups" at Marquette were thinking when they decided that a class on logic and argument should take place at such an ungodly hour, but thanks to some "fortuitous" schedule conflicts, I get to enjoy the wonderful consequences of their decision making.

Now that I've gotten that off my chest, onto the title of this post. The "Homecooking" refers to both today's weather and the new love of my life. The big news flash of the day is IT'S FINALLY CLOUDY IN MILWAUKEE!. I never though I would enjoy walking outside into 55 degree heat with utterly overcast skies above so much. The truth is, I had almost been getting sick of the perfect blue skies, scorching heat and near-aquatic humidity. Imagine my delight when I woke up to find not just clouds in the sky, but actual raindrops on my bike seat. It almost felt like I was back in Anchorage again...but flatter....and more concrete....and less moose.

As for my new passion, she can only be described as a goddess. This woman, who I only met a few days ago, has changed my life in unimaginable ways. She is, of course, the wonderful breakfast chef in the Straz cafeteria. After I roll in from my aforementioned 8 a.m. class; tired, hungry, and broken, who should be there? It's her, waiting to serve me up my very own, custom made omelet. I honestly can't imagine living without her at this point. This lady deserves a pay raise or a statue or something. No camera this morning, but pictures will be coming soon so that all of you can appreciate how wonderful this food really is...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Beginning of a Wonderful Voyage Together

Well the day has finally come. All those musings about making a blog, starting a blog, blogging a blog, or just getting something up on the Internet have finally come true. Welcome to "One Lost Grizzly Bear," the official blog of one of Marquette's most northern residents. The title stems from my realization that Alaska (Grizzly Bear...get it...they live in Alaska) is WAY more unique than I ever could have imagined. From shopping to talking, it seems that everyday I make some mistake that labels me as Alaskan.

Now I'm sure some of you are saying: "But Chris...I have SOOOO much to do with my life. Why should I read your stupid blog?" I guess I don't really have an answer for you, other than that Marquette is an awesome place that I think you all will love hearing about. On this site you will definitely get a taste of what I do here on a day to day basis, the people I meet, and the potentially hilarious situations I encounter. So check on the blog, and check on it often. Believe me, you won't offend me by visiting too much.

Remember to comment on posts as well. Even though I'm a big hotshot blogger/college student/journalist now, I will still find time in my demanding, tiring, and utterly important schedule to answer your musings and questions.