Thursday, September 30, 2010

Manic Days!

Oh wow...I have been going, going, going! Yesterday was Wednesday, which is my day that never ends. I was doing academic work from 8am-7pm straight! I had my Calculus class, Chemistry class, Theatre class, and my Chemistry lab, and it was quite stressful. I did recieve work back from calc and chem class though, and...I GOT A's!!!!!!! I was very excited that so far I have been able to confidently keep up in all my classes- hopefully that will continue.

Today has been less hectic academically, but it is the beginning of Oktoberfest and as social chair I have a lot of responsibility in helping making sure all the events run smoothly. Tonight is the comedy show which should be hilarious! I'm off to dinner- there are plantains tonight yay! But, I will talk to you all soon :-) Feel free to post how you all are doing!!!!!

Love Always, Emmeline

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

In Saratoga for my roomate, Gab's, 19th birthday!
Tuesday has been an interesting day here in Saratoga, folks! Yes, it is quite gloomy, windy, and rainy, but here's the is WARM outside! I could have worn shorts if I really wanted to (don't worry mom, I didn't...I am working to preserve my health).

Today was an interesting day anyway, despite the weather. I only have one class on Tuesday's, and it is my seminar called "What's The Big Idea?" Robert Boyers is my professor, and let me just say he is one of the most intellectually stimulating people I have ever met. He also calls me "Emmy" like Mr. Batt does and conducts class like Mr. Batt did, so that reminds me of home! We finished reading Terrorist by John Updike, and so today in class we had a discussion about an interview with Christopher Hitchens (a famous leftist polemisist) and his view on Islam, terrorism, and America's response to 9/11. If you haven't read anything by or about Hitchens, I urge you to. He is quite the interesting guy and, while his ideas are quite radical, the strength of his convictions are admirable. He has written a very well known book called, "God is Not Great" that I am looking forward to checking out from the library when I have some free time.

My homework is finished, and I just got back from having coffee with Ellie Nichols. For those who don't know, she was a year above me at Kent. It's very nice to have a friendly face around campus, and she is doing quite well! In an hour I have a Student Government meeting. We are hammering out the deatils for this weekends all-school Oktoberfest event. The new SGA members (SGA is what we call Student Gov. for short) were sort of just thrown right in so it's a bit stressful, but I'm sure we'll be able to keep up. Tonight is the Britney Spears episode of Glee, so my friends and I are going to have a viewing party in our dorm! There will be cookies, but don't worry...the freshman fifteen will not be paying me a visit as I am very diligent about making it to the gym :-)

Again, I hope all is well with all of you, and know that I'm thinking of you guys often!
Love always, Emmeline

Monday, September 27, 2010


Family and Friends-

I have decided that the best way to keep everyone updated, and limit the amount of hearsay that goes on regarding my activities, I would start a blog! Don't fret, I will still keep the post office in business and write letters, but this will be a nice way for you all to keep up with what's going on in my life and it is an easy way to post pictures for everyone to see.

First, many of you have been asking for my mailing address so here it is...

Emmeline Taylor, Class of 2014
Mailbox # 2973 Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

Secondly, I am pleased to inform you all that I have been elected as the Freshman Class Social Chair on the Student Government Association. This is quite an exciting thing- I will be in charge of publication for different all school events and weekends! My first meeting was last night and while it was a tad intimidating, I am looking forward to working with everyone on the team. Today has been fairly uneventful, but I will post soon with some pictures and more details on my classes!!! I miss you all :-)

Love always, Emmeline