I'm "Waitin On My Sunny Day"

I'm "Waitin On My Sunny Day"

Summer cannot come fast enough.

Most days I really love my school, but then there are days or weeks that make me wish I had chosen a school that got out of summer earlier. Now, this wasn’t even a factor when I decided to come here, however recently I’ve been having a bad case of wanting summer.

My friends who go to other schools are most definitely not helping my situation. They all finish school within the next two weeks, and I’m sitting here counting down the days. There’s 28 left in case anyone was wondering.

Why might this school go so long into the month of May you ask? Well, it’s because they give students two months off for winter break all so that they can fit a winter session into that time. It all comes down to money.

The longer we stay in school, the more money they acquire. And I’m not saying I mind being at school. I love hanging out with my friends and I love the campus. It’s just the amount of work and exams I’m dealing with that I’d rather forgo.

Now, it might seem like I’m really hating on UD here. That’s not the case at all! I’m just getting a little grumpy with wishing for summer to come sooner rather than later. Maybe my summer mood was shifted into gear when we were given the beautiful weather a few weeks ago, and now we’re stuck with ‘meh’ weather until it changes again.

My mood definitely correlates with the weather. I don’t think I would mind being here if I could sit outside on the green and do my work with some friends while listening to music. The nice weather just brings out the happiness in all of us.

As I’m sitting writing this, the weather is bleak and windy and rain is in the forecast! Typical April weather. One way I have been getting through my ‘summer blues’ is listening to Bruce Springsteen. Yes, I am a Jersey girl through and through.

If anyone has passed my room in the last few days, you’re most likely to hear some Bruce and the E Street Band blasting from the other side of my door. It’s the little bit of summer that I can bring to dull Delaware this time of year.

Most recently I was listening to “Waitin On A Sunny Day”. I didn’t realize how much it applied to my summer longing until I was telling a friend about it. It not only pertains to this gray day here, but it also relates to my countdown until summer.

For me, Bruce is the way to get into the summer mood. There’s nothing like picturing driving over the bridge to the beach, seeing the ocean, and having ‘Born To Run’ blasting out of my car speakers.

I know anyone who is a beach bum like me is anxiously waiting for their sunny day. It will come soon enough, we just need to hold on a bit longer and chase the clouds away.

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.

There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"

5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"

7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"

11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"

13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."

17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."

28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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Our Good Fortune Following Florence Should Lead To Gratitude

It is important that the fact we were spared major damage in this storm here on campus and likely at home not allow us to become complacent.


Last Monday night, sitting in my apartment with my roommates, we theorized about school being canceled. We bet we'd get at least three or four days off. An e-mail appeared in our inboxes moments later confirming that, yes, classes would be canceled indefinitely, but at least for the remainder of the week. We cheered! We packed for an unexpected week at home. We invited friends to come with us, made plans for all the fun we'd have in this free time we weren't expecting to receive.

Tuesday, professors assigned extra homework, explained that the syllabus had been changed, and said, oh yes also be safe.

We scarcely mentioned the hurricane headed straight for our state, instead fixating on all the good of the week at home.

The hurricane went from Category 4 to 3 to 2 and hit the coast. Destruction and devastation, sure, but not as much as we expected. We saw our favorite beaches destroyed, familiar stretches of I-40 covered in water, and friends' boat docks crumpled to mere splinters.

We grieved these losses. And then we moved on.

Monday, we drove back to school. Tuesday it was sunny. By Wednesday, we were complaining about the stressful and mundane aspects of everyday life at university.

It is important that the fact we were spared major damage in this storm here on campus and likely at home not allow us to become complacent. There are people all over North Carolina who were not so lucky, and students at UNC Wilmington have no idea when they will return to school or even if they will be able to this semester. Wilmington residents do not know the true damage to their homes, because the road into their city has collapsed. New Bern is under water. Dozens of small towns and coastal communities are in similar or worse condition, but receiving substantially less media attention due to their lack of commercial value.

Florence did not hit us as hard as she could have, but she still destroyed much of our state and uprooted the livelihoods of hundreds of people. Thousands were evacuated from the coast, and many of those have not returned home even to assess the damage yet.

As the floodwaters recede, it is important that we remember that we are very lucky to have a school to attend right now. We are very lucky not to have lost everything. Most of all, we are lucky to be part of a state in which the community supports others when able. There are a number of ways to get involved in the recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence so help where you can!

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