Sunday, July 18, 2010
So Much To Do, So Little Time (Plus, I Love Libraries!)
I slept until noon today. I woke up fully recovered from the past week and ready to hit the books. Lupe and I went by the V-Dub to grab lunch (because I missed breakfast) and walked up Thayer Street to buy some necessities at CVS. On the way there, we ducked into a small clothes store and saw this ridiculous sweater that had a useless zipper.
After having a good laugh about the silly sweater, we made our way back to the dorm to pick up backpacks and laptops. Today is an extra-warm day and we didn't want to be stuck in the dorms, so we walked to the John D. Rockefeller Library to do research for our Action Plans and our Amazing Woman monologues. I chose Rigoberta Menchu because I don't know much about her except that she was an important leader in indigenous rights. She also played basketball with my mom at 2 AM many years ago, and I've heard the story several times, so her name has been in the back of my head. Now I have the opportunity to learn much more about her and spread my knowledge.
This library has five floors and a seemingly endless supply of books. It's like heaven for me! I searched "Rigoberta Menchu" on the Brown online book catalog and almost 40 books showed up just on the first page. I wrote down most of them until I got to about the tenth one, then I realized that no matter how interesting they sound, I won't have time to read all of them. Instead, I went up to the third floor and found five books that were at the top of my list. I wish I could take this whole library with me everywhere I go. I would never be bored.
I'll spend the rest of the afternoon studying and doing research. At 7 PM, we have a floor meeting or a class meeting of some kind. I like the evening meetings, but in a way, they're a pain because they make it hard to do anything recreational in the evenings. There's a poetry slam going on tonight and a yoga class tomorrow night, but we can't go because of the meetings. Oh well. I still love it here.