Tuesday, April 21, 2009

reasons why i miss college...

I am currently stretched out across my bed, surrounded by everything that was in my arms upon returning from the office. The sun has been shining through my window, as if it were making an effort to pull me away from the confines of my apartment, but I have turned my back to it. Right now, the invite almost feels like mockery. Come Jenna, you're alone with nothing to do this evening. Why don't you come outside and enjoy the fresh spring air-- alone. (The sun laughs.)

My mind quickly tried to explain my state of solitude to the sun. I'm only here alone because my roommate is gone tonight... and besides, I could use a day with nothing to do... the past couple of weeks have been crazy... and... I... I... I could do something if I wanted to. There's people I could call... or text... besides... solitude is good for a person.... .... so there! The taunting of the sun continues. It can tell it is winning. Stupid sunshine.

And that leads me to this list of reasons why I miss college.

#1. In college, most of my friends could be found within a 1/4 mile radius of my door. Companionship - check. Done and done. Sunshiny day? Guaranteed I would come across someone else that wanted to go to Shakespeare Park to lay around and read, take goofy pictures, and play bocce ball. It was easy to find someone to venture downtown with. We'd go, park the car, walk around, explore random old church buildings, and eat at the most hole-in-the-wall place we could find. Wanna smoothie? We'd pile up in the car and make our way across the street to the Coffee Bean. Best. Smoothies. Ever. Favorite TV show on? You'd never watch it alone. Every Thursday night a large crowd gathered in our apt to watch the Office. And that doesn't even begin to describe it... Sigh... never again will I ever live so close to such a large percentage of my facebook friends... 

Yep. That pretty much sums it up. Oh the days of a social life, how I miss thee... 

4 comments:

katie said...

hey.... i'm not in that picture!

annie said...

I go through the same feelings all. the. time.

kwərk said...

Um, I'm not in that picture, no fair.

I get nostalgic about all the same things! Or like the time Carie and I were at the Coffee Bean and it was such a beautiful day and we just looked at each other and said, "Hey, wanna go to the zoo?" And we're all, "Heck, yes!" So we skipped class and drove straight there and Carie got really close to a penguin and I kept freaking out because I thought it was going to bite her like all the signs said they would.

Good times, good times.

I miss you, Jenna. ;)

jenna said...

You're right, Alexis.... such wonderful memories!!

And to you & Katie-- sorry you aren't in the picture. I could only choose one and it was the first group pic of sorts that I came across from the school days in my tagged pics on the facebook. :)

And Annie- Guess this is part of the life of an "adult", huh?