I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with this painting but there’s something so very grabbing about it. I’m so drawn to it.


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Bissman 219

Hello, and welcome to my dorm room!

Although I moved in about a month ago, I haven’t gotten around to really putting up the final touches until recently, and even then I’m not sure I’m exactly happy with the way I have it. Of course, it’s tough when you live in Bissman Hall. Here is a dialogue that is typical for someone who lives in this dorm:

Student: where do you live?

Me: Bissman.

Student: oh… I’m sorry!


Student: *wince* Ohhhh that’s rough.


Student: *giggles* oh.

So you can see that it’s not exactly the most fabulous of dorms. Yes, it’s tiny. Yes, it retains heat. YES it is annoying that it used to be the Greek dorm and so there are random holes in the walls from where they got drunk and probably ran into the walls with a pole form who knows where or just punched it with their arms, thereby breaking both the wall and their hands. But it’s still my home for this year so I have tried to make the best of it.

My bed and posters. I have a plethora of Marilyn Monroe pictures (one of which I acquired in Prague and absolutely adore). I also have quite a few Alfons Mucha prints, which also are from Prague. I ADORE his work, in it’s art nouveaus style.

My desk. Another Mucha, some Celtics pride, the usual. I’ve got some pretty bitchin’ milk cartons for my book shelves…

Just a few of the many pictures I decided to bring with me. Of course one of me and my fabulous best friend Hannah looking classy at prom, as well as one of my sister in scuba gear (because let’s face it, she’s always in scuba gear in some form or another) and my mom when I was a baby (wasn’t she a HOTTY?!).

Some of my hallmates and I before heading out to a RAVEEEEEE. We be gettin’ crazy.

A C.O.W. (student –me) with a cow!! We went to the Wayne County Fair and got to hang with all of the farm animals… I love cows. I think they’re beautiful, with their enormous, peaceful eyes. They seem so relaxes and insightful…


I had another picture of my closet but of course it turned out upside down for some strange reason…

What are your dorm rooms like? Are they as horribly small as mine is? What farm animals have you been hanging out with lately?

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St. Netflix

Since I’m in college and funds are running extremely low, movies have become a little out of the question. And since movies often take too much time to watch in one sitting, I have found my new vice: TV.

I do own a TV (it’s a nice 19 inch flat screen that my father purchased for me so graciously), and since my room is so friggin’ small I have nowhere to put it. So who have I turned to? The newest holy entity in my book, St. Netflix. This wonderful device has filled many hours so far in my college career, and has (somewhat) replaced my yearning for the over-salted popcorn and reclining chair experience of a film.

Drop Dead Diva: This is the ultimate chick-….. damnit I can’t say flick. Um, chick fluff? Alright, you come up with something and let me know. It’s at the top of my stupid yet entertaining TV list. The pilot follows an aspiring model who dies in a car accident. When she goes to be judged as to whether she goes to heaven, or you know… not, she hits the illegal return button and ends up back on earth–in someone elses’ body. Deb, the woman whom she returns as is a plus-sized attorney. So now, she’s smart, a workaholic, and also a little bigger in the britches. There’s a lot of silly fun about clothes, and of course your typical office romance, but there’s also a lot of empowerment of bigger woman and realizations about people’s size. Stupid show, good time, great message.

Misfits: Ever seen Skins UK? Well, first of all, I recommend that you rush out immediately to go watch all four seasons (yeah there’s a fifth season but it doesn’t count and usually I refuse to speak of it). If you have seen Skins, Misfits is the obvious next step. It’s about a group of British kids who get hit by an enormous storm and end up having super powers. Missing the drugs, sex and drama that followed the characters of Skins around? Well, it’s right here, only now they’re superheros (…kind of). The best part is htat this show is still on TV so when you’ve gone through all of the episodes available on hulu you still have more to look forward to.

Desperate Housewives: I’m only about four episodes into this show and I’m aware that I’m the last person on the planet to discover it, but it is fabulous. It’s funny and witty and also dramatic and suspenseful. It follows a lot of common themes in every day life and yet also mixes in some surprises in a very realistic way. I love the lying, affairs and cheating, as well as the backstabbing and competition. It’s very stylized in a Mad Men kind of way. No, it’s not a period piece, but if you’ve ever seen the show you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say they have similar tones. This show also is still on TV and so even though I’ve got about seven more seasons to go through before I’m done, when I am I’ve got real time to look forward to.

In addition to this, some of my favorite shows like Modern Family, House and 30 Rock are coming back to TV soon!

What is everyone else watching on TV? What shows are you looking forward to coming back?

Oh yeah, remember Mad Men? Only my favorite TV show of all time, and the best thing to have ever happened? It doesn’t come back until next year. You should probably go sob a little. It’s a tragedy.

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Feeling like you want to show some love to your favorite blogger? Maybe you’re just bored and you want to write a letter but have nowhere to send it? Or, you love your friend Katrina and want her to feel it? Send me mail! Nothing better than getting snail-mail at college.

Katrina Margolis


1189 Beall Ave,Wooster, OH


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Well, I still haven’t figured out what to do with this blog but for now I thought I’d just take the time to express aspects of my life over the past few weeks. I’ve been so busy it’s hard to know what I’ve been doing exactly, but I know it’s been fun.

Kauke Arch at Night: This beautiful arch is the landmark of my campus, and walking through it multiple times a day, especially at night has been one heck of a treat.

Late Medieval Art History: I switched into this class at the last minute, and I’m so pumped about it. Last class we went over the influence Roman architecture had on medieval churches, and the way in which they built them to exude the idea of a basilica. Cool, right?

Getting to know the Greeks: No, not like, the people from Greece, but spending the weekends dancing away the nights at various frat houses has been quite the college experience. And since my classes don’t start until noon, I get to sleep in on more than just the weekends!

Not having class until noon: Yeah. I know I said this. But it’s amazing enough to be said twice. Who doesn’t ever have to get up early? This kid!

Football Game: The first game of the year was last Thursday. Although we lost it was a blast. The highlight was the band rendition of the song “Shots”, replacing the lyrics with “Scots”. Definitely a new favorite.

Have you started college recently? What have you loved about your new life?

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Recently, I arrived at the College of Wooster as a freshman. I have spent the past six days at marching band rehearsals (nine hours a day, at the least, if you must know), and the past day in grueling orientation speeches, introducing myself to countless people whose names I have the hardest time remembering (I swear I am going to be sick of my own name by the end of this… maybe I’ll make up different identities for everyone I intro myself to… tomorrow I’ll be Henry from Peru, I think).

Needless to say, I have not blogged. I didn’t blog because I was in Germany, scouring the club scene of Berlin, dancing endlessly into the night in the techno capital of the world. I didn’t blog because I was in North Carolina, spending drunken nights playing cornhole with locals and good friends. I didn’t blog because I was packing and overwhelmed, spending the last few days of my time at home running around to Starbucks and spending my parents money before I couldn’t anymore.

Now I’m not blogging because I’m at college, in Ohio. To be honest, the tenor of the blog will have to change. To what, I haven’t quite decided yet. Movies are no longer a regular occurrence in my life, especially new ones. So, will I change to only old movies, or will I simply change my blog all together? Who knows.

Anyone got a preference?


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Bon Voyage!

Well, I’m off! Wish be a good trip (or not, but you know, I’d prefer if you did…).

I am donning a black strapless romper for the airplane, which I think is fairly appropriate with a bright pink sweater thrown over for good measure. Yes?

ALSO I have discovered the power of rolling your clothes to pack instead of folding. oh. mah. gawd. Believe it people, this is the future of packing. And by future I mean I hadn’t discovered it before even though it’s been around for years and so it is the future of MY packing. Maybe yours. Shrug.

Well, I go now to Berlin. Home of techno and the wonderland of clubbing. And the Berlin Wall and all of that nonsense. Just kidding. I’m excited for it all.

Then to Nuremberg. There were some trials there but mostly I’m excited for the cookies that they make there. We eat them at Christmas.

Then to Munich where the beer gardens abound. I’m visiting family there. I’m pretty excited.

I’m taking German next year! Just got back from College of Wooster and I LAHHV it. Got a very funny t-shirt which exclaims that Wooster is not in Massachusetts (idiots). I’m a fan. I actually placed out of language (WOOT WOOT) so if I want/start to fail/hate German beyond belief I can drop it and not worry! I’m also taking an Intro to Global History, an English 120 course called Life as Narrative, as well as a freshman seminar that’s basically an art history class. Science? Math? What are those? …but really.

Wish me luck not killing myself on the plane after an 11 hour drive back from Ohio. Why would anyone ever let me apply to college there? It’s so friggin’ FAR AWAY.

Oh well. It’s pretty.

And they’re hiding all the cute straight boys in the midwest, in case you were confused about where they all are.


Oh by the way, vaguely related to movies,media, blah whatever, the UK versions of Skins is absolutely incredible. I highly recommend it. Not that US trash, that’s nonsense. But go watch teens with British accents drink and have sex. It’s the accents that make it okay, I promise.

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