Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This is when I realize that senior year will be full of this.

Last night I submitted an application to this fabulous liberal arts academy. I entered a contest last year for a thirty thousand dollar scholarship for my writing. I was like 'eh, it's never going to happen, but it'll be fun to just try it out'.

I got an email mid-January telling me 'OH GOLLY YOU NEED TO START PANIC ATTACKING BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO MAKE YOUR LIFE STRESSFUL AND HAHAHA.' Actually it said that I was a finalist for the thing. It was good at first because it was all YAY HAPPINESS. But then they were all 'we recommend that you come and visit our campus which is a four and a half hour drive from where you live. We also want you to fill out an application to see if you're eligible and that costs a lot of money so HAHAHA. And you need to have it all done in a month.'

So I have been very freaky-outy this last month and there's been finals and a new semester. But I have amazing classes that are amazing (I think that's a given, right?) even though I have epic amounts of homework now.

And I have come to realized that in less than two years, I'll be doing this all over again. Times like, a gazillion. This most definitely gives me hope for my mental stability in the future.

But enough about angst, I need to do an interesting blog post.

I have recently forced my grandmother to read the Uglies trilogy by THE best author out there, Scott Westerfeld. She loves it and is currently on Extras. Next up for her? The Hunger Games. If I can find my copy. I do believe it was stolen by one of my friends and I can't remember to save my life who.

I will finish this post off with some of my favorite words that are known to me in the English language. That I can think of right now, at least.

  • Synergy
  • Advesperate
  • Paradox
  • Mystery
  • Squish
  • Fish
  • Omniscient
  • Octopus
  • Shine
  • Chrome
  • Recycle
  • Fabulous
  • Terrific
  • Vacuum
  • Crotchety
  • Word
  • Widdershins
  • Reality
  • Magenta
  • Bliss
  • Cataclysm
  • Neat
  • Dandy
  • Dictionary
  • Barcoded
  • Bewitch
  • Ergo
And those are all the ones I can think of right now at this very moment. I'm sure there are more. I really love words that sound like their meaning. Y'know?


Dominic de Mattos said...

Hi Erin

Yup - totally with you on widdershins. We should get to use it more often!

Thanks for the follow. Look forward to stal ... er, getting to know you!


Margo Kelly said...

Hey! Love the word list. Synergy. One of my favorites. Looks like we are in the same crusader group. Nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Hello fellow Group 8 Crusader! I also love the word "widdershins" as it very nicely explains my view of the world :)

Looking forward to getting to know you more!


Sylvia Ney said...

New follower here. I really like "Willy Wonka" and you've got some great posts. If you get a chance, please check out my blog at:

Erin said...

Hi, Erin! (Did I mention that I love that there's another Erin in our Crusade group?!)

Congrats on being a finalist for the scholarship! Try not to stress too much and have fun.

See you around!

Erin @ Quitting My Day Job

Erin said...

Erin- It's so fun to meet other people with the same name as me. Especially when it's not one of the most common names out there, but it's not the least. :D

I'll try to have fun.

Everyone else- Hi!

Gina Blechman said...

Lovin your favorite words! Also, congrats on being a finalist, that's really spiffy. I'm sure once the stress wears off and the pure excitement starts rolling in there will be more blog posts on the subject? Finally, is that series really that amazing? I've had Uglies sitting on my bookshelf for a couple of years now, and I still haven't read it. However, I'm now trying to read at least one dystopian novel a week and since the library have yet to tell me anything about the books I have on interlibrary loan, I might just pick it up. :-) ...and then we can discuss it! (super :-) )

Erin said...

Gina- Uglies is really that amazing. It's been my favorite books since I was eleven or so and I think that the only series/trilogy that could maybe have the same amazingness on my list of favorite books is The Hunger Games. If you haven't read THAT, that is a dystopian that you must read.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

There are some great words there. Synergy is one of my all-time favorites, both for syntax and meaning.

Thanks for signing up for the Bernard Pivot blogfest! The event is today, so I'll check back later to see if you've posted an entry.

Looking forward to following back!