Archive for April, 2010

April 22nd, 2010

so many good things have happened today 🙂

-finished my paper for human sexuality class. all that is left is to print and turn in.

-got all our results analyzed for our final lab report in learning/behavior. am 0298347982742 steps ahead of every other group in the class.

-opera -the magic flute- is tomorrow night—-come! 8:15 in mcgaw chapel

-nooooooooooo class tomorrow-its the IS symposium so we spend all day walking around watching presentations on IS.

-its really nice out.

-schools almost out!

April 20th, 2010

weeeeeee won greek week! hoooraaaay 🙂

it is CRUNCH time. majorly. since i’m going to chicago most of next week for the mpa conference (weeee), i have to make sure everything is turned in beforehand.

luckily i’m pacing myself.

sex research paper due on friday… sociology paper due on monday…presentation in 2 weeks….along with 3 exams…

is it summer yet?

i find this to be the hardest time to stay motivated in my classes. many would define this time as being where you can give “one last push” at your grade, however most of us are just too worn out from the semester. that’s why right now it is crucial for me to pace myself…if i do a bit each day then i won’t feel overwhelmed, and we all know what being overwhelmed does to me…

side effects may include loss of sleep, excessive weight gain due to binge eating, increased napping attempts, increased whining to friends about ‘how much work you have and how tired you are’, etc, etc.

it happens to every one every time….so just plan ahead now so you don’t find yourself stuck in the library at 12:30 in the morning scarfing down 4 pieces of cold pizza and calling it a day.

eat good. sleep good. do a bit each day. make a to-do list every morning for the day. nothing feels better than crossing some item off a to-do list. nothing. forget trying to cram in gym sessions every day-you arent going to magically go out of shape in a week. academics firsttt 😀 remember to shower. and wear deodorant. and change your underwear.

that is all.

-m

something i don’t feel proud about

April 14th, 2010

so as part of greek week, the greek community here hosted a luncheon for the grounds crew on campus becauseto show appreciation and gratitude on tuesday. it was quite lovely and laid back.

today, as i was handing a lowry worker my card to swipe for a meal, he laughed and said how much of a shame it was that nothing was ever held for the lowry staff.

‘i mean the grounds crew does a lot, but we basically feed all the students here’

‘the groundscrew even gets a little christmas party ever year from the manager, and WERE the one feeding them. i wish someone would do something that nice for us…we never catch a break. who else would feed everyone?’

and you know what? he was exactly right.

i felt quite guilty and bad upon hearing those comments….hes completely right. the lowry workers and staff make sure we eat healthy and have a variety of fresh food to choose from, and nothing is ever done for them…maybe a thank you, if that.

as a greek member i am go to propose that the next academic year a party or event be held in their honor. it doesnt necessarily have to be sponsored by the greeks, but maybe a group on campus. it’s something i will be bringing up.

why not have a luncheon with them? they should be able to enjoy the opportunity to sit down and chat with students as the grounds crew does, or any other staff group for that matter.

some groups here may be more directly related to us as students, but they all put in an equal amount of hard work. why do we choose to thank only the specifics? my theory is that we are so used to those directly related to us (we see them every day such as lowry staff), that we overlook the hard work put in deliver a service to us, such as a hot meal.

just know, lowry staff, that i am going to try to make something happen to thank you. you deserve as much appreciation as anyone else who works on this campus, and i want to make sure you realize it 🙂

this weekend

April 12th, 2010

was so freakin’ awesome!! springfest was a huuuuge success.

friday was a pretty chill night for me-i was tired and wanted to catch up on some sleep…

so that means i was all rested for saturday’s events! there was a velcro wall, jousting, and a bungee run…not to mention cotton candy and refreshments and popcorn! it was a little chilly out but everyone was in such a festive mood i don’t think anyone minded.

k’naan and wale were awessssssome! k’naan (in my opinion) was better than wale, but thats probably because i know his music. they both walked around in the crowds singing to people…it was a great concert.

by that i mean i left halfway through wale’s performance and went to bed. sorry, wale.

i think it was kind of an early night for everyone-people had been partying since 4 or 5 and by 11 or so everyone was ready for bed.

unfortunately its back to the books this week 🙁 TWO (ugh) exams on friday, learning/behavior and human sexuality…..also a 7 pager due on monday….and orchestra rehearsal all day today…and psych testing for our learning/behavior project.

oh well-only 3 MORE WEEKS then finals week ahhhhh i’m nervous already :-/ especially since i have to miss basically the entire last week of class for the MPA conference (so pumped)

and i got a b+ on my anthro exam 🙂

what i should be thinking about…

what i’m really thinking about…

happy monday!

-m

April 8th, 2010

summer is almost here!!!

sorry i havent updated much this week-ive been studying for my anthropology exam (which i think i did SICK on), doing ireland stuff, and trying to work out.

since 99% of my diet since sunday has consisted of chocolate and coffee, i decided today to take a little ‘sweets’ break and try a detox diet just for a week.

and no, its not one of those things where you drink vinegar and grass or whatever-its healthy!

LOTS of fruits and veggies…no sugar or sweets…no dairy…lots of beans and grains….im allowing myself chicken and eggs for protein…and trying to avoid gluten products.

we’ll see how this goes 🙂

and to the touring family whom i passed just as i stuffed a hard boiled egg in my mouth and attempted to smile, i’m sorry.

good thing i was wearing my sorority letters, now they’ll remember me.

SPRINGfest is this WEEKEND! look for posters around campus–hopefully its gonna be a good onefor weather this year!

showertime

the opposite

April 1st, 2010

sooooooooOOOOOOOoooooo i guess really bad days have to equal really nice days 🙂

sleeping in=nice

having a cloudless 79 degree day=nice

eating ice cream for lunch=nice

turning in that lab report finally=nice

not wearing a coat outside finally=nice

having the professor end lab 45 minutes early because half the class is either gazing longingly outside or in a coma with their mouths hanging open=nice

doing neither, but instead drawing a really cool tree on some paper the professor passed out=nice

nap in the sun=nice

good mood 🙂