On my passage through the township of Hamlet today on my way to Nonnie's house, I witnessed a town that was collapsing in on itself. Everywhere I looked there were tangible signs of decay and ruin. The entire town, it seems, is gently sliding into oblivion much as its literary namesake did. Entire shopping centers are shut down and deserted, with grasses slowly reclaiming even the concrete and sidewalk. Broken glass litters the streets from where the homeless have broken into abandoned buildings, and their owners are long past the point of caring. Even the homes show the signs of neglect, with chipped and fading paint, unkempt yards, and automobiles slowly oxidizing in the Southern Sunshine.
This place was probably once booming, being the only passage to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, a popular attraction for college students. However, since the inception of the bypass, this place is slowly and surely returning to the dust.
However! It's nice to be at Nonnie's house. I took an Oral Exam today in spanish and received a 97, which is fantastic! I'm glad that I did well, because I like to pile on as many good grades as possible to offset any bad grade I might get.
Next week everything comes to a head. There is one class where I have absolutely NO idea what grade I have, because I haven't received any. That would be Economical Geography. I take the final next Tuesday, and I need to work on its accompanying study guide. I'm confident that I'll pass, but still: I'd like to know exactly what grade I can look forward to.
All the rest of my classes are going just fine. I just want this semester done and over with so that I can enjoy my winter break!
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