Well.. I have had a fairly bad year so far.. alot of personal issues... not realy school related, but the problems have definately been affecting my scholastic performance slightly. Well this past friday, I lost a friend whom I have known my whole life... She was killed in a Car accident.. She went to college here at Winthrop and she also went to my highschool. This girl was absolutely gorgeous... and honestly the nicest, sweetest, most caring person I've ever known. Her dad is my eye Dr. and he too is a great man. It was so hard hearing the news, and it was worse to see her father the way he was. At the funeral, one of the singers from my band sang "his eye is on the sparrow" and he sang it wonderfully... but it was hard seeing him go through it because he too was close friends with Claire. On Saturday one of my roommates lost his grandmother... so he has been home since friday.. he is having a tough time with that as well... To top things off.. i ran into a door and broke a toe saturday evening This has been such a tragic weekend.. i feel so terrible about it all.. mostly for the family... its just so sad for someone barely 20 to leave so unexpectedly... its just tough... sorry if you guys hate reading sob stories.. but i needed to get this out alittle..