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Level Up

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Current XP: 12500/15000

8:00 A.M. – Quest Accepted: One for the History Books
Quest Description: Complete 100 question exam on ancient church history in under one hour.

8:40 A.M. – Quest Completed: One for the History Books
XP Gained: 500
Current XP: 13000/15000

9:00 A.M. – Select how many hours to rest: 1


10:00 A.M. – Quest Accepted: Biggest Scantron Ever
Quest Description: Complete 200 question exam for New Testament Survey in under two hours.
Optional: Complete quest in under one hour to receive a Romanian high five.

10:50 A.M. – Quest Completed: Biggest Scantron Ever
XP Gained: 1000
Optional objective acheived
Romanian high five added to inventory
XP Gained: 250
Current XP: 14250/15000

12:00 P.M. – Stir Fry added to inventory

12:10 P.M. – Stir Fry removed from inventory
+5 HP

1:00 P.M. – Quest Accepted: Learn Your Lesson (Plan)
Quest Description:  Complete a full lesson plan on Daniel 1 in two and a half hours and return it to the Fitz 3 desk worker.

3:00 P.M. – Quest Completed: Learn Your Lesson (Plan)
XP Gained: 750
Current XP: 15000/15000

Level Up!

Welcome to Level 2 – Sophomore…



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Why Dan is the Best Roommate Ever

1. Dan is Alaskan

2. Dan tells wacky bedtime stories at random

3. Dan is fun to watch Wipeout, Survivor, and The Amazing Race with every week

4. Dan doesn’t clean the room, so I don’t feel bad about not cleaning the room either

5. Dan is blind without his glasses on, which allows for hilarious pranks involving large numbers of people hiding in the room and surprising him when he tries to go to sleep

6. Dan knows how to make YouTube gold

7. Dan is always willing to play one more game of Super Smash Bros.

8. Dan drags me along on crazy adventures involving fountains and the like

9. Dan has ridiculously curly hair

10. Dan gives me ideas like this one when I’m at a loss for a blog post and I only have twenty minutes left in which to come up with something

Thanks for making my freshman year a good one, Dan.


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Wall Paper

To the left of my desk there is a thin strip of wall that is rapidly disappearing beneath a growing collection of doodles, posters, paintings, and other such fantastic doodads.  Its official name is The Great Wall of Paper (and One Watercolor Painting and a Piece of Cardboard), but most of the time I just call it “the wall”. I love the wall, because each article I’ve placed there reminds me of a different aspect of my college experience, and they all have a story behind them.  Together, they make a colorful snapshot of what my freshman year at Moody has been like so far, from the  new things I’ve tried to the new friends I’ve made to the family members I love and miss.  I’ve already mentioned the crazy drawing from my PCM in my “Not Just Any Desk” post, but I thought the rest of the wall deserved equal treatment, so here are all of the items on the Great Wall of Paper from top to bottom:

1. A Watercolor Painting of Mario


Super Watercolor Bros.

My friend Adam goes to Art Club every Wednesday, and one week he decided to experiment with watercolors by painting a scene from Super Mario Bros.  When he finished it, he let me have it, so now it’s hanging cheerfully at the top of the wall, giving my room just the right amount of nerdy flair.

2. My 2009 NaNoWriMo Winner’s Certificate

Last year's NaNo winner's certificate.

Right beneath Mario is this orange and squirrelly reminder of my very first NaNoWriMo.  This year’s certificate is framed, so it wouldn’t stay on the wall with tacky putty, but last year’s certificate is there to remind me of how much fun writing is, and how much I can write when I put my mind to it.

3. My “The Best” Sign From “Stop Motion Skyline”

You guys are the best.

One Monday night I had the crazy idea to film a stop motion video, so I sat down with my webcam and started snapping pictures.  Pretty soon, the idea developed into a short little tribute to everyone watching, letting them know that they are, indeed, the best.  That fact still holds true, and that sign still reminds me of all the fun I had trying out a new style of video.

4. My Filming Notice

A sign I made for my door while I'm filming.

Back when I first decided to try vlogging, I made this sign for my door to let people know that they could still come in if they needed anything.  I didn’t want them to think I was in the middle of an important conversation, or worse, that I was talking to myself.  Although in retrospect I essentially was talking to myself and just didn’t want to admit my insanity.  Oh, well.

5. When Beavers Fly

A drawing that my mom did for The Funny Paper Game.

Ah, The Funny Paper Game.  Ever since we learned how to play this Pictionary/Telephone hybrid from our friends, the Swensens, it’s been a family favorite.  I kept this picture, my mom’s interpretation of the sentence “When beavers fly, birds will not”, to remind me of home – and my goofy family whom I miss very much.

6. Derpy Hooves


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I decided to try my hand at drawing when I first started watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and I learned that it isn’t too hard to do.  So, I drew a few pictures to send home to my siblings, then I drew one of my favorite background characters from the show for myself.  I think it adds some much-needed cross-eyedness to the room.

7. That Drawing of Me

‘Nuff said.

8. My “Edit Me” Motivational Poster

Do it now!

I edited the cover art from this year’s NaNo novel to remind me to get some much-needed editing done.  So far I haven’t had a lot of time to work on it, but at least I made the poster.  That’s a step in the right direction, right?

So that’s the Great Wall of Paper, a collection of pictures from all the different parts of my college life.  What kind of drawings, doodles and doodads to you keep around your room, and what are the stories behind them?

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