a) So today was basically the last day of this year's cross country season for me since it was the district championship. You know, I can't believe it's over. I didn't think I'd become so invested in cross counry and running when I signed up to do it, but I think it was one of the most enriching experiences I've ever had and one of my few rare good decisions. But while I ended up really liking it, I pretty much sucked at it and I'm pretty glad that I don't have practice after school every day anymore and do homework until 2 o'clock in the morning to make up for lost time (hell, I'm considering calling in sick for school tomorrow because I have waaay too much stuff I haven't done due to the meet today). I'm going to really try to keep the friends, acquaintances, and (oddly) muscles that I got from this season... (I'm not horribly physically unfit anymore. Weird!) Well, after I play catch-up on my school work.
b) In other news, I keep missing college visits from various colleges at my school because I can't afford to miss certain class days. Ugh. At least I can still attend visits next year, before I mail in my applications. I missed the Swarthmore, Macalester, and Wellesley visits due to cross country and class. Bryn Mawr never showed up at my school even though we all waited like 40 minutes for the representative (boo). I didn't go to the Vassar visit today because I was already missing half of school for the championship meet. I don't know if I have the time to go to Wesleyan tomorrow. So basically, the only college visits I've attended are for Columbia and Bryn Mawr. And Bryn Mawr didn't show up.
Eww, junior year. To remedy all the ones I couldn't attend, I've I signed up for Skidmore, Pomona, Barnard, Northwestern, and Williams. I may or may not try Wesleyan tomorrow if I have the time to. Hopefully I'll attend at least like, half. Come on, universe, I don't want to fail class but I need to know which colleges I'm getting good grades for.
c) Where the Wild Things Are is officially awesome.
d) What else is new with you guys? NaNoWriMo, anyone? I want to do it, but I have no concrete ideas at this point.