Jennifer A. Chin (cswallow) wrote,
Jennifer A. Chin


This is the beginning of the wind-down. I can feel it. The weather has cooled, the dry heat of spring tattering into overcast, heavy days. I wend my way around the puddles in the sidewalk and think of the end.

Last night Kevin and I went to the Edwin McCain concert at the House of Blues. For those of you who don't' know him, he's the one who sings "I'll be." Anyway, the concert was excellent. His band really rocked it out, the crowd was really chill (mostly older - in their late 20s-30s, I would say) and the whole atmosphere felt like.. what I'll be doing when I'm out of school, I guess I would say. Kevin is a great person to go out with, he'll put on that collared shirt and suit jacket, walk on the outside, be very gentlemanly - will open all the doors, check your coat for you, make good conversation. It was a really fun, pleasant night. And the House of Blues is just too coool.

This past week has been frantic rehearsing for a performance tonight for Temple Beth Israel's dinner dance party in Glenview. I learned this year's Cha routine from Howard, and also the ladies latin piece from two years ago. Every morning at 8, I practice for the upcoming Chicago Dancesport Challenge competition (May 20th!) with Robert, who I'll be dancing with. So yeah, my legs hurt a mighty amount, and I have constant blisters on my feet. Then again, the competition saying is "Dance is pain" (along with "death from above," but that's another story). I still have an enormous bruise on my knee from when I fell coming up the stairs after rehearsal. In some ways it feels good though, to push myself so much. At least, I think it does. I can't really feel anything else right now, so I just have to assume.

I've started applying for jobs finally. It feels good to have another thing to look toward. I'm not sure what's happening with my Milton paper, but the prof who I was working with hasn't gotten back to me in a long time about it. *sigh* Maybe it sucks too much. I did apply for the English department's writing competition though for the first time. I submitted 4 different essays, so maybe I can win something? We'll see.

I slept a record of 8 hours last night - incredible! It's funny that after the show I would be doing more dancing than before. I've been having a great time going out salsa dancing in the city though. This whole "I'm 21" thing really makes you much more social. I'm not sure how I feel about it though. Of course because I spend so many hours dancing, I have to scramble to finish other things, like the homework for my 5 classes. But I'm in hyper-speed mode now, and I don't know if I'll ever be able to get out.

So many of my friends at semester schools will be graduating this month... I have thoughts about this, but I'm not sure what they are yet.

Hm, this entry is not doing what i think it should be. But well, it's been a while. I guess I just need to warm back up to the journaling mode...
Tags: about cs, ballroom, friendship, music, northwestern, shows and plays, writing
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