1. Extra shifts. They're unplanned and sometimes inconvenient, but who can complain about making a little extra money? And where I work in our campus' library, I'm able to do homework in during the quiet times so I get a lot done.
2. Disney Pandora station. I'm getting to take a ceramics course this semester, and we have our final project coming up which I'm taking way to long to finish. Well, we always have some kind of music during class, and lately the popular choice has been Pandora's Disney station. I've spent a lot of hours redoing this project, and listening to Trashin' the Camp from Tarzan has made throwing away blundered pieces of clay a little more fun.
3. Passion Worship Night. This is a pretty big one. Louie Giglio and a few other well-know Christian leaders have headed up Passion Conference for the last few years. It's geared toward college-aged men and women and focuses on the "bigness", the majesty, of God as our sovereign creator, They have a sort of mini tour version of the conference that is open to anyone, and it came to College Station. Our college minister found out about it, and we made the trip over this past weekend. Wow. I never really knew that much about Louie or Passion Worship or any of the people leading it, and I tend to be skeptical of mega churches and popular Christian culture anyway. But after hearing Louie speak in person, and seeing the band, and how they're really just a big family, I'm 100% behind them. Levi Lusko also spoke and I couldn't put down my pen. And I can't stop writing about it! Guess I'll have to make a full post.
4. False fire alarms. Every other week, the BSM leadership hosts a student-lead worship service. After the most recent service, I was standing outside the chapel talking with a few friends when we heard a fire alarm go off in the building next to us. One of the girls called campus police to make the report, and we sat down to wait for the firetrucks to arrive. As it turns out, there was no fire and hence no firetrucks, but we basically got to talk and hangout for an hour so it fun:)
5. Marco Polo. And other technologies I use to keep in touch with my people. This is an awesome video messaging app (that's so much safer than Snapchat) that I often use with my dad and siblings. There's lots of perks to it, but it's especially handy because it saves the videos just like a text message, so if I don't see one right away, I can watch it later. This week was my sister's birthday, and I sent her a little package. My dad videoed her opening it on Marco Polo so I could watch, and that was such a gift in itself.
6. Friends with cool jobs. And friends with normal jobs. And all my friends regardless of job title or status. But anyway, I have a good friend who happens to work at our rec center on campus, which means she works the rock wall. I just thinks that's so cool. On this particular evening, I finally decided to climb it for the first time and she climbed it alongside me:) It was thoroughly exhausting, a little scary, but so much fun. Thanks Rach:)
7. Paper-writing parties. At this point in the semester, pretty much every body has a paper due. I wouldn't really call it a party because no one wanted to be there and there wasn't much celebrating going on, but one night a few of us ended up in the same vicinity all working on our papers. While mine was only three pages (as compared to some poor souls I know with multiple 15-page papers), I'm really thankful for the friends I have that I can struggle alongside with and simply do life together:)