Sore feet. Too much walking. I miss the days when I could just park and then get to class on time provided I arrived within ten minutes of class starting and then come home. It’s also been cutting into my sleep time, trying to get to campus early enough to find a spot.
Well. I think I have found a place to park that is technically free. It’s a twenty-minute walk to class, but I don’t have to pay, and when I get back to my car I can have pizza. Which really makes me wonder why I got a parking pass. I wonder, since it’s the parking lot for a pizza place that opens ten minutes before class, if I would be tempting fate to just park there every time, but it’s for customers and I’d be a customer. Plus, because of a weird rule that says I have to have a meal plan of some kind if I take three or more classes, I’ve got money on my student ID card that I can (probably) use for pizza.
The meal plan is three hundred dollars, and all the parking pass gets me is the chance–maybe–to park in a garage during the afternoon.
Also, I think these old shoes of mine might be too small. There is a hole in the toe on one shoe, but they haven’t completely worn out yet, so I feel this need to keep on wearing them even though I have two newer pairs which are both larger. But then, I end up wanting to take my shoes off at some point during the day anyways.
My creative writing professor has this thing call “engfish” where if he thinks your vocabulary is too elevated he marks it. I don’t know how much he counts off for each one, but he flagged me when I used the word “emit.” As in, “The car beside me begins emitting country music.” Personally, I thought it was a fun contrast with the back vowels I used to describe my own music, which “roared from my stereo.” I don’t choose my words idly. Although I guess I can get a bit silly sometimes….
And now I have this urge to find some way of squeezing the verb “emit” into everything that I turn in for this class. Maybe that’s a bad idea, I dunno. But seriously, emit? Really? I could understand perspicacity, but emit is everywhere.