This year is finally over—academic year anyway. This is the latest in my 15 years of school (counting kindergarten) that the school year ever ended. The university decided to do a double “intersession” between winter and spring, really bad idea. Everything just seemed to be out of sync after spring break. My girlfriend and I went home for spring break—which was later than normal—and we saw a friend from high school. He goes to BYU and was already out for the year.
Haven’t had much chance to blog with all labs, papers, tests, etc. Have a few things to update. This post is just to update our situation—I say OUR situation because it really is my girlfriend and me together now. During the summer so many people graduate, go on summer programs somewhere else or just move home that the University barely has enough people to keep the dorms open. If only one roommate stays the summer they let you keep your same room as a single in the dorms. Since my roommate is going home for the summer, my girlfriend will just move in here with me. My girlfriend’s roommate is staying the summer; they both have jobs lined up, her roommate will keep their old room alone. It should work out good for everybody. My roommate is happy he can leave a bunch of stuff in my girlfriend’s dorm room and not have to cart it home and then back here in the fall. This is a test for us moving in together off campus the following year.
The only problem with our living accommodations—I have heard complaining already—is this is an all guys floor. My girlfriend has to go up to the next floor, which is a girl’s floor, to use the showers. She does that anyway—along with a bunch of other girls—when she spends the night and wants to get cleaned up. I told her I was sure none of the guys on the floor would mind her using the showers with them. She just gave me “the look.”
Friday (tomorrow) I start an internship. A paid internship no less, yes oh yes I am very happy about the paid part. A local engineering design firm needed someone to do some engineering cleanup work, mostly converting old hand drawings to CAD drawings. I am very thankful that I took as many electronic drafting classes as I could. Between high school and college I even took two classes at a local junior college at home. Tomorrow they probably just show me where the bathroom is—actually wanted me to see how their CAD system is setup. Next week is kind of screwy with July 4th on Wednesday. Guess starting tomorrow and then next week actually gives me a complete week.
My girlfriend’s job doesn’t start for a couple weeks; she is working as sort of a camp counselor for a cheerleading camp they hold on campus. It is an outside company that rents one of the smaller dorm buildings on the other side of campus. It is the oldest of the girls dorms, the regular students in there are happy to move over to one of the newer dorms—usually freshmen that get stuck in that dorm anyway. She told me that she was finally making money from being a cheerleader—other than her work at the strip club! Ok before everyone freaks, that is just a joke we have—the only one she has every stripped for is me.
She has a book that the company sent her—things she can and can’t do along with cheers and exercises she should know. Our high school sent the cheerleaders to a cheerleading camp between freshman and senior years so she has been like 3 times. (It was a different camp than this one.) I told her how hard can it be? Besides getting “the look” again she said she wasn’t worried about the cheers it was the cheerleaders that she worried about. I told her, “What, they are high school girls.” She looked at me shook her head and said “You never went to cheer camp! Teenage girls get weird away from home.” I hope she is worrying for nothing.
I’ll post how the job and move in goes. My girlfriend moves in tomorrow while I am at work—yes I did plan that well.