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I am from the rural dirt roads of Botetourt County, Virginia. I choose Longwood because of its size and friendly atmosphere. I am heavily involved in my school and community both here in Farmville and back home in Eagle Rock, Virginia.

I serve as News Editor for The Rotunda, the student newspaper here on campus, and have been writing for the paper since March 2009. I am also a Sergeant-At-Arms for the Longwood University Judicial Board. I have spent this summer discovering the world of online freelance journalism and have quite enjoyed myself.

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December 21, 2010 3:18PM

Four More Days!


It’s my absolute favorite holiday … and it’s almost here. With Christmas fast approaching, I’m happy to say that I have already finished all my shopping. However, I’m still waiting for a few eBay items to arrive via USPS. I guess it really is a gamble sometimes—online shopping that is. In fact, I’m still waiting for my own Christmas gift to get here that I got to pick out pre-Christmas this year. Seems like there was a “shipping problem” on the seller’s end. Hopefully Santa will pick it up in time. It’s really hard to believe I’ve been home for 10 days now. It honestly seems like it’s been so much longer than that. I guess the snow on the ground, all five inches of it, is making the days seem longer. And speaking of snow, it seems like we might have a White Christmas after all! Albeit, we’ll still have some snow sticking around here thanks to cold temperatures regardless.

That reminds me of last year. We had a very White Christmas here in Botetourt, and most of Virginia. Heck, we had a white December … January … February … and even part of March. That’s right. Snow stuck around my neck of the woods for some four months almost. We had that huge storm on December 18, where we got 21 inches, and numerous blasts of two, eight, six, and nine inch storms all after that. It was a rough winter and it seems like this year might be the same.

I remember as a kid I used to love, love, love the snow. I still do as an adult, but now that I do more shoveling than snow-playing, my love affair has taken a backseat. Regardless, it’s not a lot we can do about it. Just grin and bear it.

So, here’s to you and yours this Christmas season. May you remember the reason for the season and tell everyone you know Happy Holidays. And, happy shoveling.

Merry Christmas!

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