Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Way I See It # 594

Law and Order SVU seriously distracts me. It has taken me so long to rewrite my paper on the Inca... but I am finally done, and it is a lot better than the last one!

Tomorrow's activities include 8AM yoga with Christina, coffee date after, work at 10:30, and then class, and some major studying for my french exam.

I think it has been decided that due to lack of funds and ridiculous scheduling, a previously planned venture to Philadelphia to visit my friend Abby will have to be pushed back to possibly early next year. Harrumphing ensues. Although, this will give me some time to actually save up some money for the occasion. Plus I will then be 21 and this might make Philly more interesting.

I am in love with the leggings I bought. I want to wear them everywhere. Except that I understand how terrible that would be.

I'm excited for yoga tomorrow morning, but this means I need to get to sleep!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Way I See It # 593

So even though I managed to do pretty well on my last test in Modernism, I'm determined to crush this class, and so I'm in the library diligently taking notes on my reading.

I'm usually a hi-lighter kind of girl, reading and gliding my pen across important points, but it looks like this subject is too tough to gloss over (literally). Today is one of those days where I know I am going to be an enormous wreck at the end of the day. I will probably stay in the library to work on all of my school assignments because within five minutes of this morning, my room is a disaster area. I pulled everything out of my closet to find my beloved pair of black boots (which don't agree with 85 degree weather, and so are not gracing my feet at the moment), and I was too lazy to put everything back. I need to do laundry. I need to do a lot of things.

I need to ( in order of importance)
1. get my burial plot slides from Zane and do analysis
2. read up on Modernism
3. catch up on Ethnography reading
4. french
5. rewrite ethnography paper before the end of the week

I need to start working faster. I do well, but I spend hours on everything, it's time to start speeding things up.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's a photobooth kind of day.

Found out:
1. I just so happened to find clothes I like. Now I just need a credit card to purchase them with because they are obscenely expensive.
2. I got an 81 on my heinous art history exam! Suck it!
3. Today is shaping up to be a better day than yesterday.
4. 6 months! wowiewowiewow
5. I'm going to Fair oaks and Target today, and if I don't find something I will blow a fuse.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Way I See It # 592

I made the odyssey to Tysons today with no avail. This sounds whiny and petulant. I'm going to stop there and not complain about my day.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Way I See It # 591

I'm home in Northern VA for the next two days and I feel like a momentum was picking up, but some things have reached a screeching halt. I've been researching internships/studying abroad for the past month or so, and allowed myself (stupidly) to get excited about an internship abroad in London for summer 2010. When I came home tonight all I had to mention was "internship abroad" and "It only costs..." and my mother threw my idea out the window. She says that paying for the opportunity to work somewhere, as an intern, is wasting money.
I guess I can see that. That would be a financial strain on me and for everyone.

But I brought up another program for studying abroad and actually earning school credit, and she basically shot down any thoughts of studying abroad due to financial reasons.
I don't have the money to study abroad, I have a hard time earning money, and I shouldn't assume that my family can pay for it. Needless to say, I was crushed.

So I will have to re-focus my efforts on finding a [paid] internship stateside and put my wanderlust behind me (for now).

I need to make a serious effort in saving my money. I need to get more hours at work, I need to diligently divide my paychecks and save a half of it every 2 weeks, I need to stop spending money on food and use my meal plan, and I need to prioritize where my money goes.

Things to think about/plan for:
1. Trip to Philadelphia
2. Internships
3. working more hours
4. Golden key?

I've been accepted into an International Honor society called Golden Key. I'm not sure if I should apply or not.... thoughts?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Karla has been NAILING it. Damn.

I want new clothes like it is my job.

photo credit: Karla's Closet

Thursday, September 10, 2009

To do:

1. Talk to Art History professor about missing classes? No one showed up for class today....
Also talk to her about possible study abroad programs for next summer. Possible Digs? Need to look into this further

2. Begin studying for HUGE art history blue-book exam on Monday. I'm scared out of my mind about this.

3. Independent Study, is it possible to do it twice in a row? My TA position covers it, but I would actually like to do an actual independent study... Maybe I should have just taken the money for the TA thing.

4. Independent study topic? Urban bike culture in Richmond, VA. I've been taking notes and collecting applicable sources, and this sounds like an interesting topic. Possible application for an ethnography? That might be stretching it a little bit.

5. Possible dig opportunities with Jordan, I need to get back to her so we can do a dig together. I also need to pump up my School of World Studies passport.

6. find research topic for Art history paper: Possibly the destruction/certain artifact at the Baghdad Museum?

7. Chop my handlebars and buy break-levers/new grip tape.

8. Clean my room (this is an ongoing battle that I'm just not winning)

9. go to French class, except that my teacher doesn't want me around if I'm sick. Phooey.

10. Begin looking/applying/getting recommendations for internships for next summer.

11. don't worry about the future, worry about the present.