Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nanny Life

It's been a very exciting week here at ENGS. We had a defensive driving class in Cleveland at AAA which was exciting and LONG, but i know a lot of things about how to drive safer and install carseats the right way and about the importance of carseats. Some of which i didn't know and which some people at home are doing wrong according to AAA. Also, In Ohio, double stops at stop signs are illegal. You are not supposed to stop at a stop sign until you are far enough up that you can see on coming cars, but if you hit a pedestrian in the cross walk, no big deal i guess. Ohioans have weird driving laws. Also, a producer from Zoo productions, which makes shows like Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and different shows on MTV, CMT, etc came to take some video of our classes and dorm life and things like that. It was crazy. He wanted us to basically cause as much drama as possible. Just think of it as Jersey Shore + Nannies Gone Wild. Not good. Parts of the day were fun though, and we all got free dinner at Rick's. I've been really sick this week with a fever, stuffy nose, sore throat, stomach ache, fatigue, blanket of death etc. So when one of the girls came into our room last night at 11:30 saying the smoke alarms were going off and there was some sort of burning chemical smell coming from upstairs and we all need to get dressed, pack a bag, and go outside, I was not thrilled. Everyone was freaking out and causing drama and I just kept getting frustrated. Probably not the best response, but I was really drugged on Nyquill and Ibuprofen and I felt like death. I kept saying "there is nothing wrong, i just want to go to sleep." I was kinda whiny. Sorry guys. So anyway, Mr Gaylord, a guy from the School office who is like the head hancho, came over to check it out and ended up calling the fire dept. A few girls were throwing up or feeling sick and had a headache. There was also a strange smell. Well the CFFD and CFPD came (in a town like this, they don't have anything else to do anyway) and couldn't find anything that was going to kill us and we just aired out the house and finally got to go to bed around 1:30 am. And I slept in until 11 this morning. It was a very exciting night. In our Children's Lit class, we all are going to write a paper about our favorite children's author, and I picked Sandra Boynton. If you don't know who that is, you should google her. She's awesome. I never thought i would be writing a paper about her, though. Today, it was 85 degrees and SO nice and sunny and beautiful. My roommate Haley and I went downtown and ate at dave's and got quarters for laundry and went to the library. The library here has an AMAZING movie collection so i got a few to watch. It was REALLY hot so we went back to the dorms and watched movies and did laundry and cleaned a little. Then when is was cooler we went to town again and got ice cream at The Popcorn Shop. Which is amazing. We took pictures of the beautiful trees and sat by the falls. It was a good day. Tomorrow we're going to a church called Fellowship Bible Church. So we'll see how that goes. God has been so good to provide good friends. I'm really excited to see where He takes me after my time here and He is changing my heart a lot. Right now I'm still planning on coming back to Washington to get a job in the Seattle area, but I know that God has plans, too. So that could all change which is really scary but really exciting. I'm starting to think change isn't so bad.

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