|Watch out, the world's behind you
||[Feb. 15th, 2010|02:23 pm]
Eating celery sticks with peanut butter and nutella.
Thinking about life and this "cold" that I've been carrying around for over 2 months now.
Last night I was coughing so hard I had to get out of bed to throw up.
I am so busy with "school" and yet I can't even seem to find the time for my school work.
Washington State offered to fly me out for a visit as a part of their recruitment of "minorities" initiative. This is a good thing because they apparently only take the top percent of potential minority applicants to do this for.
I'll have a chance to meet with the department and have formal, as well as informal, interactions with the faculty.
Matt will be coming with me, but for the first several days we're out there he's going to be on his own while I'm busy with the campus stuff.
One of his 3 best friends from growing up lives out there and is going to introduce him to friends that own a bike shop.
I was selected as one of 3 representatives for Virginia Tech to present my research at the ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference in Atlanta this April. I'll be down there during the anniversary of our shooting.
I have been so busy with so much of these efforts: I'm TA-ing again for Social Inequality; on a planning committee for the Women & Gender Studies Conference this year; a member of a panel discussion group for the conference; mentoring 2 freshman; working in the Office of Equity and Inclusion and presenting my research again at a conference on my birthday @ the Inn of Virginia Tech.
My brother is officially engaged to his girlfriend, as of Saturday.
Matt and I will be attending at least 4 weddings in the next few months....
and I'm graduating.
Last night working for Valentines Day was hectic. I served tables non-stop without a single lull... all the while listening to the cheesiest of lovey-dovey music.
But Matt bought me a beautiful Orchid, and I ate a steak dinner with my "work valentine" Seth.
Obie is doing well but terrified of the massive amounts of snow still accumulating outside.
I've started to get used to it, surprisingly, and I guess this will be good preparation for the years ahead- Likely further north.
Well loves, I hope this is a sufficient update.
Miss you all a bunch!