A Week of Firsts

10 01 2009

Besides this being the first full week of the new year, I also had a number of firsts this week.  Here are a few of them:

1. The winter quarter at Fuller started this week.  I was lucky enough to get into a class taugh by a professor I’ve been wanting to take a class with since I first heard him speak during Welcome Week.  His name is Dr. John Goldingay.  He is from England, loves music, and from what I can tell is brilliant.  …but here’s the first:  It’s the first time I’ve ever had a professor come to class dressed in orange pants and a white t-shirt with large letters that read: “Don’t Mess with Texas.”

2. As I was sitting in my Greek class on Thursday night trying my hardest to remember everything I had learned in the previous quarter, but had forgotten over Christmas break, I was shoke back to reality.  …literally.  At first I wondered why the blinds were shaking… then I wondered why my chair was shaking… then I realized: it’s my first earthquake!

3. Last night (Friday) some friends and I went to a really nice museum (LACMA) where I saw paintings and sculptures by Picasso, Monet, Rembrandt, Chagall, and Rodin (amongst others).  We also met this really cool astrophyscist that is working on her PhD at Clemson (she was in L.A. for a conference).  After that we all headed to Santa Monica for supper and to check out the pier.  On our walk back to the car from the pier, I saw my first celebrity! – none other than 24’s own Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland).

So, it’s been a fun week.  It’s good to have classes resumed and it was nice to hang out with some fun people last night.  I was going to title this post, “Earthquakes, Celebrities, and Professors in Orange” but I thought that would give everything away.




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