Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I have been severely out stunted when it comes to my cell phone. It makes me sad. But on the other hand I have my job at Pei Wei here so I can start making a little extra money and saving up for my next phone. They open on October 17th, so that date needs to hurry up and get here.

This weekend threw me off so this week has been downhill as far as school goes. I need something to grab onto to stop my fall.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

My momma, Monica, and Marlon switched to sprint today. Looks like that's where I'll be once my contract with t-mobile runs out. That means it's time to start looking for a new phone, which means it's time to get back on the grind cuz you know I'm going all out.

Pei Wei put up their now hiring sign so I need to hurry up and swing by so I can get my job.

Monday, September 26, 2005

My family came through town today so I went to eat with them at IHOP. I told them I needed to stop somewhere to get quarters and the next thing I know they've dug up almost $10 worth of quarters for me. Now I can do laundry. I came back and chilled most of the day. Around 6pm I went to workout then just ate at the rec afterwards. I met up with my study group for math 221 in the annex. For the next 2 1/2 hours we got 2 problems done. Ridiculous. Damn that class.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

This weekend was good and bad. But I just say forget the bad, so it was a good one. After thurday's classes I went to our game with Greg, Amanda, Miral, and Deanna. We played absolutely horrible, but still won cuz it was Texas State. A little before halftime we actually moved to some seats and sat down the rest of the game. Amanda and I spent thursday night over Deanna and Miral's so we could leave early friday. We got up about 7am, went to Starbucks, Wal-mart, and Chick-Fil-A before heading out of town. The drive to Desoto wasn't that bad. It took us a little under 4 hours, with one stop in Waco. Got dropped off over Lindsay's and chilled there for a little while. We ate then Lindsay and Amanda studied while I just listened to music and watched some tv. Marlon was in town so he came and picked me up. Marlon being Marlon, he had rented a truck for the weekend. We visited our Granny for a little bit. Then we drove by our old house before stopping over the Blair's. Aunt Lois cooked that night, so I chose to eat there instead of over Lindsay's. That was a no brainer choice. Chilled the rest of the night before Marlon dropped me off at Lindsays.

Got up Saturday and took Amanda and Lindsay's over the Blair's for breakfast. They weren't ready for how my Aunt cooks. When she cooks, it's a feast no matter what meal it is. We had pancakes, bacon, sausage, and eggs. We all stuffed ourselves until we were just about sick. It was great. Then of course it was nap time after that. I hung out with Toni and learned some about what she's working on for her new account. I wanna do her job so I can charge my boss an inconvenience fee. Dinner wasn't until 7 because nobody was hungry before then. This time it was fried chicken and mashed potatoes. We made a video for Marlene during dinner since she didn't come. I bet she'll be there next time. Once again we were all stuffed full after the meal. I went back with Lindsay and Amanda after dinner and we did some homework before watching Red Dwarf and then Constantine.

I got up early today and Marlon came and picked me up since he was going to fly me back to College Station. We went and dropped off his truck then Toni took us to the airport. I got out there and saw the plane and couldn't quite believe I was going to be flying in it. But sure enough we loaded it up and hopped in. The take off felt kind of like being on a giant roller coaster. Iit was fun. Once we got up to about 25ooft and were cruising for a little while, Marlon let me take over the controls. I never thought I'd be flying a plane, but there I was. It wasn't as easy to keep it steady as I thought. Then I got to climb 3000ft before my stint as a pilot ended. It took us about an hour to get there. My ears popped on the descent and it jsut wouldn't go away. We got in around 11:45am and my right ear still isn't quite right. Katherine was nice and picked me up from the airport. I had to get in and set my computer back up. I think I want to do some more modifications to it, but I'm not sure what all yet.

My sleeping schedule is completely off, but oh well, that's how it goes for me.

I got bad about taking my contacts out again. I finally did last night because my right eye had become red and it was beginning to give me a headache. When I finally took it out I could actually hear it peeling off of my eye. Somehow I don't think that's a good thing.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

After class today, I finally did what I've needed to do all along. I worked in a study group for math. This class has beaten me twice before. One more time and I'm out for the count. It was very helpful though, so hopefully we'll do it regularly. I hit up the rec and did a leg workout and played a little volleyball with Miral and Marlene. Tonight I went down to shoot some pool. I actually got a chance to use one of my trick shots in a game. I called it, but nobody believed me. All I heard was, 'no way,' 'you're crazy,' 'hell naw.' But I hit it and it was beautiful. I did my victory lap around the pool room while the others sat stunned for a couple minutes.

Looks like I may be headed to Dallas this weekend if Rita keeps the course they're predicting.

Monday, September 19, 2005

slowly but surely

"Not having things work out can be difficult to accept at times. We feel bad when life is not giving us what we want. It makes you want to scream, and that really is okay. But don't whine. Whining is not therapeutic. It makes you ugly, and it never has a positive effect. It also lets any brute who may be around know that there is a victim in the neighborhood who does not love life. That can be very dangerous."
-- Dr. Maya Angelou

Saturday, September 17, 2005

I got a little nap in then got up to go watch us beat the hell outta smu, which we definately did. It was hot as hell though and I wasn't feeling well. I stayed until the end, but I sat down for the last part of the game. After the game Marlene and I went down onto Kyle Field. They never let us do that before so that was pretty cool. We sat, laid down, and rolled on the field just because we could. Took some pictures on the 50 yard line and in the end zone. Then I dunked on the field goal before we left. Now I must rest and hopefully I'll feel better later.
I actually wore my pink shirt yesterday. I wasn't sure how I'd like it, but I look good in pink. I'll definately add it to my rotation of clothes. For lunch I had Olive Garden with Marlene, Katherine, and Erin. I was so stuffed after that. I always eat too many breadsticks so I can never eat much of my meal. But that just means food for later. Family dinner was cancelled last night, but Miral and Deanna ended up cooking and inviting a couple people over. We were having lemon pepper chicken and hot wings, so I was expecting some chicken strips or something with a little seasoning. But no, when they brought the food out, there was a whole chicken, a tray full of hot wings, a bowl of mashed potatoes, a bowl of corn, then there was also salad and mac and cheese, but i don't eat those. The to was it down there was kool-aid. Red of course. That was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I'll definately have to go back next time. After dinner we chilled and watched Ms. Doubtfire. Met Mike, who runs track for us. He's from NY so they had him saying different words to hear his accent. I claim A&M some, but he calls himself a 0% aggie. We thought about going to see the exorcism of emily rose, but ended up not. Instead I made Miral, Deanna, and Amanda go to midnight yell. We got there late so we missed some of it. Then we had to walk up to the 3rd deck because it was PACKED. I've only been to a few midnight yells, but never have I seen all 3 decks full. We left and I went to my dorm and changed then crashed over Deanna and Miral's so I could get McDonald's breakfast in the morning. Delta Xi Nu is working a concession stand today and that's where they were meeting up. Got to watch some of an Ali fight and some episodes of I Love Lucy before crashing. But I'm happy to say that I got up this morning and got my breakfast. I've missed McDonald's breakfast. My last three meals have been great meals. But like all great meals, it's time for me to crash. I don't have much time cuz I have to get back up soon so I can go watch us BEAT THE HELL OUTTA SMU!!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Another day gone by and it just keeps getting harder and harder. I like my new outfits. I haven't taken pictures in them for some reason, but I should do that soon. Tonight's workout was a good one. I'll have to move up in weights next time on our superset. I just have to remember my motivation.

My livestrong bands and new shoes were both in today so I got those. I wonder how long I'll keep up this new look.

I've seen enough. It's time to let go.
I ended up going to shoot pool with Stephen instead of doing work. I think I made the right choice. I won the night 4-2 and ended it early when I hit the shot of the night. It was just that great that we had to call it a night. But I did actually come back to my room and get my homework done. But now I won't get enough sleep. Damn.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Classes were slow yesterday. But after them I hit up the mall. I went to champs and got me 2 new pairs of shoes. I had to order one pair though so hopefully they'll be in by friday. Then I found out about this store Steve and Barry's. It's a university sportswear store so they have stuff from over 100 university's. But then on top of that it's like a mini old navy. EXCEPT, everything is under $10. I ended up getting 4 polo's and 4 bottoms for $70. Somehow I forgot to get stuff to clean my shoes with though. I can't believe that. Cuz one pair I got is all white and you know I can't have those getting dirty. After shopping I hit up the rec and got a push workout in. Then it was a lazy night for me. I can't afford too many of those.

Today I got up early to try to go get our tickets for the football game, but Greg hadn't had his sports pass activated so I ended up gong with Katherine before our INST class to get them. Spanish was boring again today. I need a better teacher. I was up for half of INST, but that's just not my class. I was happy with my grades that I got back in Math 221. They surprised me, but that's good. I'm still struggling in there though. Tonight I met Greg at the rec and we ended up just playing basketball. First we ran the Tulane basketball team off the court then kept it going for the next 2 hours before losing our last game that we barely tried in cuz nobody had any energy left. Now I'll have to try to find a way to study and do some homework before classes tomorrow.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Lindsay called me yesterday morning and made me get up and go study with her Marlene and Amanda. We ended up at the annex first and I got some work done there. For lunch/dinner we went to Rumours since it was the best thing open on campus. We tried to study in Hullabaloo after that, but it wasn't quite working. Well, Marlene got some work done on the computer, but the rest of us couldn't quite concentrate since we kept messing with each other. They split around 7pm cuz they had stuff to do so I called Tai and we went bowling. I almost lost the first game, but barely won with a 114. I know, terrible. I raised it to a 144 after that, which is a little more acceptable with me. After that it was back over to Lindsay's for more studying and hanging out.

I'm surprised I've made it this far and I'm still studying regularly. Let's see how long it lasts.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

lazy and slow day, but an excellent night.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

I went down to the common's to get a snack, which I did, but I also spent the next 2 1/2 hours playing pool because Charles tried to call me out. While down there I met Brittney, who stays in eppright as well. She said she'd seen me around and called me rude since I never spoke, but I don't recall seeing her. But that's because when I go to class I have my headphones on and tune just about everything around me out. I also met Laura who I saw plenty last year shooting pool, but never formally met. It feels good to play again. But I must keep studying and not play as much as I have in the past.

We had fajitas's at our family dinner tonight. Very yummy. It must've been because I helped with the cooking. I met a few new people tonight including Tia, from Dillards. She seemed cool and has the same major as Marlene. After dinner we watched The Transporter and played cards. Then watched part of the Kings of Comedy. The only bad part was that I was taking everything off of my arms when I was washing dishes and my LIVESTRONG band broke. I should've never taken it off. Now I must go buy 10 more.

Some of us left Lindsay's and headed over to Deanna and Miral's while we waited before going to the movies. We were going to go see the Exorcism of Emily Rose, but it was sold out so we ended up watching The Four Brothers. It was better than I expected it to be and so many people we knew ended up being there, so it was all good.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Two weeks down and things are still going well. Classes were boring today, but I got through them. Now I get to relax some this weekend, but I still gotta keep up the studying.

Family dinner tonight. It should be good.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

I woke up late again today, but everything worked out. After spanish I met up with Katherine to go to INST. I wasn't feeling that class so I didn't pay much attention. We ate at McDonald's today. We went outside and Katherine napped while I finshed my Math 221 hw. Math 221 wasn't bad today. It's moving fast and it's a lot to keep up with, so it's definately not going to be easy. We had some in class problems at the end of class that he said were easy, yet just about everybody was still there after class was over. About 7 of us had to go chasing him down the hall to turn in our problems because he left before us. After class I ate and watched some tv before taking a nap. I got up to go workout with Greg. We did a pull workout that will have me sore again tomorrow. I somehow did a ab workout even though mine were still sore. Now I need to study some tonight and try to stay on schedule.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

My whole body aches, but it feels good.
Classes were good for the most part today. The problems at the end of Math 221 were a little challenging, but that's good. After class I went and got a good leg and ab workout in with Greg. I know I'll be feeling it tomorrow. I came back to my room and ate then just crashed. I didn't get up when Katherine called me to go study, but shortly after I somehow made myself get up and go. We studied some then went to Silver Taps. I finally got to shoot some pool tonight. I was a little rusty, but that's okay, because I still ended the night with a winning percentage. I was only supposed to be down there for a little while, but ended up staying a couple hours. I've got to work on that. I came back and did my Math 220 homework and now I'll try to get some rest.

I gave blood today and I don't think the guy knew what he was doing too well. I've NEVER had a problem giving blood, but this guy couldn't seem to get the needle right in my vein. And I have huge veins. He sticks it in and nothing happens so for the next five minutes he's moving the needle around in my arm, in and out, side to side and blood is still barely coming out. He finally gets it to start working decently, but it still took a lot longer than it normally does.

Gotta keep it going.

Monday, September 05, 2005

I woke up at 9am today to the sound of my roommates alarm clock. I got up, rushed to get ready, and hurried to class. Somehow I made it on time to Spanish at 9:10am. My Spanish teacher is too unorganized for me. It's making me not learn. Anyways, I actually stayed up and took a few notes in government today, so that was good. I had my lunch from Zatarain's today. The jumbalaya and dirty rice were okay, but the red beans and rice were no good. After lunch I headed to math 220, which is still going good. I just gotta make sure I do the homework. After class I was going to wait around for Greg to go to the rec at 5pm, but I got bored so I went around 3pm. I got a good upper body push workout in. Then I stepped on the basketball court for the first time in a couple months. I ended up running 3 games and went 3-0. But I did suffer a busted lip and a bruised calf. Now everytime I take a step it hurts. Paula called me around 6pm and we went and got dinner in the commons then headed back to her room to read. I hate that I can read in anybody else's room, but not mine. I guess my bed is just too comfortable. Reading INST is boring, so after I finished I took a 30 minute power nap. I got up and we had our floor meeting then our hall meeting. Both boring, but there was free food at the hall meeting, which is always a good thing. Deanna was supposed to help me with math so I met her over Lindsay's tonight. She tried, but as I suspected she couldn't quite help me. At least not in helping me figure out the problems. But it did finally force me to sit down and think about them. I think if I was trying to study on my own I would've given up, but since I wasn't I went through I don't know how many possibilities in my head before figuring out how to solve them. At one point I even pulled out 2 pencils and 2 pens and used 3 of them for a 3D-space and the other one for my vector so I could visualize what the problem was supposed to look like. Lindsay fed me again while I was over. It's so nice to have big sister's around, real and pretend. But now I think I may call it a night early. I don't want to almost oversleep again. It's no fun rushing in the morning and missing breakfast. Although it was good in a way. Hmmm, maybe I'll try it again wednesday. Missing breakfast, not oversleeping.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

We tried. Maybe we'll try again.

Somehow I gotta get studying done on the weekend. But at least I had fun and didn't just sleep all weekend.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Another good night. This school year may turn out to be not so bad. Let's hope.
My first week of classes are over with and they went better than I expected them too. Spanish and Math 220 were good again, but it seems I just can't stay up in government. Hopefully that'll change soon, but it doesn't look like it will.

They haven't taken away either of my grants yet and I really hope they don't. This is my chance to become fully out of debt. *crosses fingers*

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Today was a good day for me. I got up and got breakfast, which always helps. Spanish was good even though our professor isn't quite organized yet. Then I met up with Katherine in Harrington before our INST class. It's a class of 335 students and for some reason the professor decided to put us in groups of 5. At the end of class the TA called out all 335 names so that we could get into groups. Now we're supposed to sit with our groups, which means I don't get to sit next to who I want or where I want. Katherine and I went to McDonalds for lunch then I met up with one of my pretend sisters to buy her lunch with one of my meal plans. Math 221 today went well. I'm understanding things so far and I could actually do the problems he gave us to work at the end of class. That made my day better. For dinner, Marlene and I went over to Katherine and Erin's. We had some pork chops, mashed potatoes, and stuffing for dinner. It was all very good. Plus sweet tea, which I love. Afterwards we sat around talking and watching Fox News about Katrina. I hadn't watched the news in awhile and didn't realize how much chaos was going on. Tomorrow we're going to go try to volunteer since some of the victims were evacuated to Bryan/College Station. We'll also give blood if we can find a place. We'll see how it goes. I won't be in Austin this weekend, but that's okay. I'm having a good time here so far. Hopefully it'll stay that way.

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