If you are not one of my parents, feel free to close this browser, take a nap, watch a funny cat video on YouTube, or eat some peanut butter. This post will likely bore you to tears.
The following pictures are not in chronological order. They were taken at random moments when my mind (which typically runs on four hours of sleep and three Reese's peanut butter cups) thought, "Gabe, you'd better take a picture for Mom."
Without further adieu, here are some photos...
My roommate attempting to fix a broken fan at midnight. Fun times. We live an exciting life, as you can tell.
Salt shakers at a junk shop. Yes, the word "junk" was on the store's sign.
More awesome junk. Is my affinity for this shop a sign that I might be a hoarder when I get older?
A cool ceiling at a downtown store.
Madi reading a postcard from 1908.
Bottles, typewriters, pots, pans, and Star Wars Barbie's.
A sweet message on an old postcard. I loved the handwriting!
A Lone Ranger poster. This one's for you, Dad.
The street. A strange yellow car and a minivan.
Café on Broadway. Good food.
Oddly flavored coffee beans. Mom, you would be in heaven.
Our door. I will take picture of our room someday. When it's clean. In other words, probably never. Bahahahahaha! Sorry, Mom.
A pleasant view.
An example of the hot Arkansas sun.
Pretty tree roots. One of my favorite study spots. Unless there are ants or spiders.
The sidewalk. Cement. Coming from a rural location, it's odd to have access to cement paths whenever I desire. However, there are fleeting moments when I desire to walk on a dirt road again and feel gravel crunch underneath my flip flops...
(Left) Fine Arts building, (Center) Cathedral, (Right) Digital Arts building. I love the architecture and stone walls.
Another one of my favorite trees. Very triangular.
The Cathedral. AKA the place where I have my writing and Spanish classes. And, it's the place where we have chapel.
The red doors. Woot woot! Exciting stuff, huh?!
Torturous stairs of doom. I was out of breath the first few times I climbed them. Now, I feel conditioned to climb a mountain. A very, very, very small mountain. An ant hill, perhaps.
The hall... from an upside-down vantage point. I'm too lazy to adjust the picture.
My view from the balcony of the Walker Student Center. I love the bell tower! =)
J Alvin in the distance. Half of the dormitory is being remodeled.
Trees. Mom, this is one of the main spots where I pull weeds.
Study buddies. As you can tell, I got distracted and was not studying.
Mayfield Paint War. Casualties included rainbows on hair, noses, clothing, and limbs.
The "100 Steps". Great workout! There are fences randomly placed around the stairs in order to catch anyone that trips down the stairs. Encouraging, huh?!
Students preparing to conquer the 100 Steps. It's a mental game, I tell you.
A new friend!
Supper at the Caf.
Foooooood! Surprisingly, the food is extremely delicious! Mom, there is a new taco bar that you would enjoy.
My awesome roomie eating pizza!
It took me five days to finally get all of the paint off my skin. I think Lady Gaga would have envied my colorful appearance.
Paint makes me happy.
A dead butterfly. Tragic. The wings were in great condition, though.
Mail. Glorious mail.
Bricks. This picture makes me feel like a professional photographer. Hahahaha!
Barber shop sign. I've always wanted to see a spinning barber shop sign in real life. It was a magical, bucket-list-cross-off moment. I was transfixed for a solid 30 seconds.
Yes, Dad. There are speed limits in Arkansas too.
Vocab study sheet for my Old Testament class. Bible Instruction Class is coming in handy, Dad!
J Alvin guys marching into Mayfield. Dun...dun...dun.
J Alvin guys singing to the females in Mayfield. Great harmony! Hilarious songs!
Pumped to go to the first home soccer game! The soccer team hooked my friends and I up with some old jerseys.
My new favorite sport to watch! I actually understand it! (At least I think I do...)
The end. More pictures to come. Possibly. Probably not. I'll see... Sorry for all of the improper, choppy sentences.
Love you, Mom and Dad!