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8361 Just found out from my president yesterday that I'm receiving an award from the Rotary club! They give it out to one graduating senior from each of the colleges / hs in town (it's not a huge town but we do have 2 4-year-colleges, an community college, and several hs). I think it was just up to the prez to pick someone but still... I'm really excited and proud that he picked me!
Mar 23, 2010 08:40PM

8361 just saw Stardust the other night. I liked it quite a bit, although I think the character development was weird. There was that huge montage and then all the sudden they're in love? hmm... but they were just so damn cute that I can't be too critical. Robert De Niro = hysterical. Plus it didn't hurt that I watched it with someone I like a whole lot ;]
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Mar 16, 2010 09:08PM

8361 She had to have an MRI done b/c she tore her ACL, MCL, and meniscus (arg I have no idea how to spell it but I know I spelled it wrong) like a year ago... umm honestly I kinda zoned out b/c my mind was going in a million directions. So I don't know why they wouldn't have found out about this back when all that stuff was going on last summer.

Apparently it's not hereditary (which I was very glad to hear). Just one of those weird things. It makes it even scarier though b/c she didn't feel a lump or anything.
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Mar 16, 2010 06:40PM

8361 toay my mom called and told me she has a cancerous tumor in her leg BUT it has not and will not spread. I didn't know this kind of thing existed and it freaked me out when I heard about it, but my mom kept assuring me that it will be fine and in fact they may wait until it grows larger to remove it. I just needed to get it off my chest.
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Mar 14, 2010 07:53PM

8361 That's so difficult to deal with Jess. A word of hope: I do speech therapy with stroke patients and a lot of them make huge gains over time. You're right to say things will be different, but don't lose hope!
Mar 12, 2010 10:14PM

8361 I saw the Blindside tonight and it was really good! I want to BE Sandra Bullock in that movie.

Kimberly, I've only seen the 1994 version w/ Winona Ryder, but I like that one a lot. It also has Christian Bale as Laurie which does not hurt at all ;]
8361 Emily wrote: "Not to mention all the usual sexist/homophobic/hetero-normative bull that can be expected of any Catholic text."

That's an offensive (and generalized) statement.
Mar 05, 2010 09:11AM

8361 I have a friend who was in Iraq during the first invasion (he actually got to spend the night at Saddam's palace!) and he has talked to me some about PTSD issues (It was also thought that I may have had some minor PTSD things going on after a bad car accident, which is how we first started talking about it.) It's so true that not enough people think about it.

Sidenote: The Things They Carried is one of his favorite books
Boardgames? (50 new)
Mar 05, 2010 08:59AM

8361 Last night I remembered the other thing you slap! If two cards add up to ten, you slap. i.e. 2, 8 or 3, 7 etc. Sometimes we would also do ten sandwiches: 4, 5, 6. You just always have to clarify what you're slapping for before you start.

It is a lot of fun kelly and super easy to play once you get the hang of it!
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Mar 04, 2010 03:57PM

8361 ERS = Egyptian Rat Screw (or at least that's what we called it!) Can be played with 2+ people.

You divide a shuffled deck of cards (minus jokers) equally among the players. No one looks at their cards or anyone else's. You hold your deck face down in one hand. One person starts by quickly flipping down the first card in their deck. If it's any number card (not a face card, see below) then the next person does the same and so on around the circle. If someone puts down a face card, then the next person has to put down a certain amount of cards depending on what face it is:

Jack - lay down one card
Queen - two cards
King - three cards
Ace - four cards

Whoever laid down the face card gets the whole pile. They add the pile facedown to the bottom of their deck and the game just keeps going. The whole point of the game is to get all the cards. There is also a lot of slapping involved. Everyone tries to be the first to slap in on sandwiches (i.e. 8, 2, 8. We also played manwiches: 8, 2, 3, 8.), doubles, and there might be something else... but those are the only ones I remember.

Whoever slaps in first gets the cards. If you flinch, I think you had to put a card underneath the pile. If you run out of cards, you're out but you have the opportunity to slap back in.

I think those are all the rules... It's been quite awhile since I've played it!
Lynn's Reads (9 new)
Mar 03, 2010 05:45PM

8361 Don't know if I'll have time for this.. we'll see.

Spring/Summer Official Task List

5 pts

1. Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral OR Swim to Me
3. The Jungle OR Lord of the Flies
4. The Shining
5. My Life in France
6. The Book Thief
8. To the Lighthouse

10 pts

5. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
7. Out of Africa
8. A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
9. Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives

15 pts

6. Frankenstein
9. The Outsiders
10. Siddhartha

20 pts

3. Orronoko
4. Christy

25 pts

3. Friday Night Lights
10. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
AND Marley and Me

TOTAL: books / points
8361 Annashu, if you have any questions about speech path, let me know! I'm half-way through my last practicum and graduating in May.
Mar 02, 2010 08:59PM

8361 I saw Shutter Island the weekend it came out and I agree with you Tami... It was MUCH different than what I was expecting. Not my type of movie normally.. I just went b/c my friend wanted to see it. But it kept my attention and I got all wrapped up in it.

Ooooh so one thing about it... What about that song during the end credits???? "This Bitter Earth".. My friend and I started cracking up. It was such a WTF moment!
Mar 02, 2010 08:33PM

8361 Whaaaaat?? How big is your school, Kelly? Like, at my school I would talk to the RLD and demand a roommate transfer. Now, it might be a little different for me b/c my school is small and I'm close with pretty much all the RA's and the RLD but still... that pisses me off. Give me the number of the RLD. Seriously, I will call him/her and demand that you get a different placement.
Mar 02, 2010 08:05PM

8361 I thought this was a really great thread and one that could be beneficial to reread every semester! I already posted a bunch of tips (see above), but here are a couple more:

Enjoy each day to the fullest...
- Time goes by SO quickly. Take time for the little things and enjoy them. The deepest conversations that I've had have taken place randomly, usually late at night, and occur just because... just because we were both sitting in the lobby, just because she knew I would listen to her without judging, etc

... unless you don't feel well, then take some time for yourself!
- I used to beat myself up for taking down time, but it can really be a good thing. Sometimes you need a break from everything. I think it's totally ok to have a night where all you do is watching an incredibly sappy 80's movie.

Find your gurus.
- I've found a ton. Some are staff members. Some are faculty. Some are students. Some are older than me. Some are younger. They are all listeners, they are all wise, and they all give great advice. They will help you find your way when the path is dark. Or, they will stumble with you down that dark path and will sing silly songs with you to take your mind off how scary it is not to know the way
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Mar 02, 2010 07:51PM

8361 Full disclosure here: I am TERRIBLE at making decisions... the. worst. decisionmaker. ever. I usually end up crying a lot... anywayyy...

For the past couple days I've been interviewing with this volunteer organization in Appalachia (about 4/5 hours from home) with the intention that I will be volunteering next year from August-May. The first day I wasn't really sure what to think.. I was scared of missing my friends/family mainly. But the next day I found a program that I was intrigued by and I was starting to feel really good about the decision I had made (I ended up not turning in any of my grad school applications... which is terrifying)

NOT 10 MINS AFTER I STARTED FEELING A SENSE OF PEACE I got a phone call from my supervisor in admissions. She told me that there was an admissions counselor position that just opened up and I was a forerunner for it.

I'm sooo conflicted! On the one hand: I LOVE my job. I work with awesome people and I love "showing off" my college. It would be easy (I think) to transition into working there. BUT there would be difficult parts.. like not really having a ton of friends outside of the academic world. I wouldn't be living on campus anymore and I wouldn't be as connected to my friends who still attend that college. Also, I think it's really easy to get "stuck" there... and what if I never went back to grad school b/c the transition was too much? BUT it would be nice to make some real money and possibly save up.

Now, this volunteer position would be out of my comfort zone. But people have nothing but positive things to say about it in the long run. But, wouldn't it be better to go ahead and get some sort of career on track? Am I waiting too long? I feel like I"m going to "run out of time." And what if I get stuck out there? Some volunteers just keep coming back and end up never leaving.

Both of these opportunities are tempting, but they're both also scary and were never EVER part of my "plan." I feel like no matter what I decide I'll regret not chosing the other!

I just had to vent, but if anyone wants to weigh in, feel free :)
Boardgames? (50 new)
Feb 24, 2010 09:15AM

8361 Most of those games we played at recess in middle school (yep I had recess in middle school! haha) or on free days in HS. Where did those days go?

Spoons, Mafia, and Nervous were still played quite a bit during my last few years of college.. We got so into Nervous that our hands got swollen from all the hitting. The Brazilian in our group called it "Smack That"

Spoons was always dangerous too. People were always getting hurt, b/c we played the version where the last two people just kept wrestling til someone had the spoon. David, I bet your version with the spoons across the room is EPIC!
Boardgames? (50 new)
Feb 23, 2010 07:21PM

8361 I love playing games! All the classic board games, of course... and card games like ERS, Nervous, Speed/Spit, Spoons, Crazy 8's, Bull(shit), Kemps... but the absolute best is MAFIA!!!

It's been soooo long since I've played any of these!
Music (182 new)
Feb 19, 2010 12:19PM

8361 Can anyone recommend a couple awesome music blogs? I found this one (Under the Rotunda) but it has not been updated in forever.
Feb 19, 2010 12:03PM

8361 Jamie, I know! I wish I was that lucky!!

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