Today was the most day of the world. There are no appropriate adjectives to even begin describing the hectic I have endured. Getting up at seven, leaving at eight, arriving at nine. Watching people drag my stuff up to the room, hoping that they don’t break any of my things. Not only did they handle them with care, they even brought me my bicycle. Living on the ninth floor, I really needed that bicycle in my room.
In my life there are many things I want to accomplish. I got to check one off the list; getting to fully decorate an empty space that I’ll live in. I did a bang up job. From the moment we walked in my head started to bloom with ideas of how it would come together. From the Zebra, to the blue, to the black, to the chair that took several attempts from SEVEN different people to get open.
This stupid chair!!!! My mother and I tried for about 15 minutes. They after an hour we tried again with no success. As my mother and I headed out, that chair taunted us. After some time of talking and setting up my new job, I got some Chick-fil-a and heading home. Home for my Suzie is now the green lot. In case you don’t know what that is, I’ll tell you. It is like parking your car at Wal-Mart in the first row, and then walking to Hobby Lobby, after you took around Payless first. I made it back to the dorm room. Whoo!!! First time and I didn’t even stop once, but trust me there was a lot of sweat.
By now I have sweated off what I am about to eat, but I am a very unhappy camper. That chair is still curled up in the fetal position on my floor. I suck it up and go ask a girl that lives two doors down, after I finish my sandwich. She and her roommate couldn’t figure it out. Then as I’m walking around carrying a big blue fluffy object I see a boy. I have never been more thrilled to see a boy. But alas, he could not figure it out either. Although, I had a quick laugh when a boy stepped out of the bathroom only wearing a towel, don’t worry one hand covered my mouth to shield the snickering and one blocked the view.
By now I’m pretty fed up. Now the lovely chair gets to take a ride in the elevator. I walked up to the front desk and said a few words about my chair and how it would not open, and a very nice man attempted o open up this chair. Poor man couldn’t figure it out so he asked for a mechanical engineer. Instead we got a chemical engineer, the smartest one around. It took him two seconds to push and BAM just like magic you could now sit in the chair. Then that lovely chair got to take a ride in the elevator and head on up back to the ninth floor, you know the floor that houses bicycles as well as students.
After sitting in that chair I realized what really happened today. Unlike my normal self I went and talked to six different people. 7-(me and mom) =5 + shower guy. I am very proud that after only one day I am already growing up. Oh, but about two-three hours later my sister came and saw my room and took me to retrieve a fan for the dorm and took me to a place that had a/c. Love you big sis!!!!! Then I went back to my room and unloaded the rest of my junk, went to a meeting with all the students on the floor. (In case you want to know, one side is girls and the other boys)
After a meeting that lasted fifty minutes, I watched my roommate unpack as we talked about stuff. Stuff is probably my favorite word. I realized then all that I had accomplished today. College is going to be an experience that I will never forget. Putting me through grueling sweats, tears, and hopefully laughs; the University of Arkansas is the place for me, my chair, and coming soon my harmless fish. Whose name will be determined by throwing scrabble tiles down stairs.
Today was a very day.