Spring Break.  Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, there reigned in the sky a giant orb of glittering heat and brightness, named the Sun.  On my spring break adventures, I was able to see this behemoth in all its glorious splendor, experiencing temperatures up to (gasp) 85 degrees—which, incidentally, is a 100 degree shift from the South Bend winter’s lovely -15 degrees.

Congrats to the ACC Champs.  It is amazing how many people on campus are suddenly Notre Dame basketball fans and “experts” now that we have some national recognition.  I wonder if this is what it was like for the football team after Rudy came out.

Summer Clothes.  She wears short skirts, he wears tee-shirts, no Bean boots just sandals and sneakers … dreamin’ ‘bout the day when I’ll wake up and find that it’s socially acceptable to go outside without a coat (to the tune of Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me,” but do not try too hard because I gave up toward the end).



Writer’s Block and Deadline Shock.  Both of which I am experiencing right now thanks to the (in)convenient lapses of memory inflicted upon me by spring break.

Le moment when you try to parler en two langues au same temps.  Am I the only one this happens to?  I find that it is most unfortunate when I am trying to speak professional, respectful English and suddenly lapse into bouts of sarcasm and/or movie quotations, two languages that I speak fluently but which apparently are not appropriate in academic circles or on resumés.

Bikes in Trees.  As much as I value Notre Dame’s legacy of traditions, could we maybe end this one soon?  Also, if there are any tall people (or short people with ladders) out there who have some spare time in the next day or two, I could use a hand.  Thanks in advance.

(Sidenote: I begrudgingly admit that the bike up the flagpole last year was a work of genius.)

Meadow Jackson is a sophomore political science major who really hates writing about herself in the third person.  In addition to sarcasm and movie quotations, she also speaks Pig Latin and Ubbi Dubbi.  Please email her with questions, suggestions, motivational comments at  “Go ahead, make her day…”