Friday, February 7

Taco Bell robberies and Lena Dunham

These past two weeks of school have just been plain funky.

Yesterday, in the course of three hours, my roommate totaled her car and the University of Montana had their first ever 'lockdown'. 

My roommate is fine. Just poor luck and unmarked intersections. 

The entire lockdown was live tweeted and our school ended up being a trending topic on twitter for a hot hour or so. I don't think I've ever been so entertained in my life. I should clarify, no shots were ever fired, and the whole thing transpired because an armed robber decided to wake up in the -20 degree weather yesterday and rob Taco Bell. He then fled through campus which is why for two and a half hours, I was locked inside of my classroom without a professor because she realized our classroom was much less safe than her office. We watched Mulan instead of learning about gender roles in Sons and Lovers and those with iPhone chargers busted them out. People out of state were looking at us like, "Seriously? One armed robbery and the whole city goes on lockdown? At Taco Bell?" Pretty much. I should also add that students were so hungry as they starved in their respective classrooms that Jimmy Johns was called dozens of times and the police had to issue a statement saying that no food could be/would be delivered to campus. After we were released, Jimmy Johns gave everyone free sandwiches anyways because they felt bad for us. This is Missoula in a nutshell, folks. Thankfully, no one was hurt or injured.

Otherwise, I am writing a memoir for class. We are being forced to and in no other circumstance would I dare venturing to write my life memoir at 21 years old. More on that another day.

I also became addicted to Girls this week. Two seasons in as many days addicted. Lena Dunham, however, makes me reaffirm my belief that trying to be a writer is a great thing. Can I be her, with floral dresses, cute weird boyfriends, and an armor of confidence in three years?

Tonight I'm attending my second poetry reading of the week which is something I never expected to say, even seeing as I'm an English major. Guys. I don't do poetry. I know that's a terrible thing to say, but I seriously don't get or like poetry. I'm trying. I'm openminded about the idea of liking some poetry. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I also had a lot of 'friend' time this week. Last week was 'alone' time, and this week has been 'friend' time. The thing about dating music majors is that they have things like dress rehearsals and concerts almost constantly and when they don't have concerts to prepare for, they have pep band and marching band ect. It's almost weird to be the less busy one in a relationship? Friend time, however, is good time. I keep forgetting that even though I'm not graduating, a solid 75% of the people I love that make Missoula so great will be gone in a couple months. 

Happy weekend-ing!


Emma Jane said...

Lena Dunham is for sure one of the people who keep me motivated by letting me know wanting to be a writer is ok and it is a good goal. Screw the haters and the doubters and live for yourself and be happy!

Tightrope to the Sun

Shawnee said...

Although I've never really been a poetry reader or writer (except when I had to in school), I've been to a few poetry readings and I have so much respect for the artists…it always moves me! I'm taking an Intro to Literature class this semester and we've been reading and discussing a lot of poetry. This week we read E. E. Cummings and I'm forever changed by his love poems. Funny how it works!
I've heard so, so much about Girls…I should just watch and episode already! I saw that quote by Lena and loved it, too.

aprileveryday said...

Wow! Sounds like you guys had a crazy few hours but glad to hear that everyone is ok!
I absolutely love Girls! It's just so relate-able compared to a lot of programmes these days. I'm loving the new series.
Have a lovely weekend! :)

Meg! said...

Dude I still can't believe that lockdown happened! And you got free sandwiches?? Dude. Missoula is so ridiculous and I love it.

Natalie said...

I love that it was all cause some guy really felt the need to rob Taco Bell. LIKE, OKAY. But I'm glad that everything was fine and you got free sandwiches out of it.

I have a love/hate relationship with "Girls" but I JUST HAVE TO KEEP WATCHING IT.

Yeah, I like reading poetry as long it's the kind of poetry that is basically just prose but broken up into shorter sentences... if you know what I mean. Can't write it for crap though.

Shelby said...

Stop.... Hahahaha! I wish I would have been on twitter at this time. Taco Bell? Oh my word, let me love where you live! And I am pretty sure it is literally impossible to not get sucked into Girls. Lena Dunham is genius.

Ebony Campbell said...

Oh my! I can't believe that this is a no-biggie for you lovely Americans. I would freak the heck out. Wow. Guns man. Gives me the heeby jeebies!

Everything is poetry. Life is poetry. Hope it went well :)

Lena Dunham rules. I love GIRLS, it's the only show I watch at the moment because it doesn't feel like a waste of time. It's like catching up with friends and having a chinwag!