Friday, February 29, 2008

Friends, Dessert, Thesis

1. I was feeling down so I hung out with Red for a little bit. He's always a great motivator as I think he probably needs motivation himself at times! I felt better and as always, he made me laugh :)

2. I had one of those microwavable desserts called "Warm Delights" by Betty Crocker. It's pretty easy. Just add a little water to the mix they provide and put into the microwave for a minute. It was really good and satisfied that sweet tooth!

3. I'm finally getting my notes organized for my thesis. I gotta have a few chapters ready by next week or else my adviser will have my head!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Money, Thesis, Email

1. I participated in a research study this morning and got $30! Whoohoo! Free money is always good.

2. I'm getting closer to finishing up my translations. I'm finally getting around to writing the opening part to my thesis.

3. I got an email from The Tyger this afternoon. Getting email from her is always good. She gave me good cheer and spirits. She also gave me some good news to think about ;)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Gradfest, Off, 80's

1. I went to Gradfest to get all my graduation information taken care of. I picked up my cap and gown as well. It's starting to hit me that I'm going to be graduating with my masters soon!

2. There was no meeting tonight for work. I'm so glad as I really feel the meetings are a waste. Not having any kind of meeting today took a lot of stress and pressure off me. I was able to have the night to myself.

3. The Karate Kid is on tonight. I love the 80's!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Translations, Upbeat, Homework

1. Jersey helped with translations this morning so now I'm half way done with my interviews. She's been such a HUGE help to me and I know I probably couldn't have done all this without her. I'm gonna have to think of something nice to do for her :)

2. For as tired as I was when I got up this morning, I actually felt pretty good all day. I thought I would be dragging but I was pretty upbeat all day.

3. I got a lot of homework accomplished today. I think getting up early helps. I seem to get more things done.

Monday, February 25, 2008

BB, Thesis, Sleep

1. I got a chance to work on my bulletin board while at work. In my head it's looking good but I'm wondering how it will look once I get it up onto the board. I'm sure it'll be fine.

2. I got a lot of thesis work done today which I was quite proud of myself. I'm still very behind so I'm hoping what progress I'm making helps!

3. I slept in this morning which felt great! With all the work I've been doing, I've been noticing that I'm really mentally drained. I'm so glad I don't have morning classes! :)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Shopping, Weather, Homework

1. J and I went shopping at Target and the food store today. I usually go alone but he needed some things so I asked him to join me. It was nice having a friend with me and not going by myself.

2. It was a beautiful day! The sun was shining for the first time in a while and the weather nice and cool. I felt like I needed my sunglasses.

3. I got a quite a bit of translation done for my thesis while I was at work. I'm hoping to get all this out of the way soon!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

BB, Car, Party

1. I finished working on my bulletin board materials for next month. I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish it on time but luckily I was able to get it out of the way.

2. For the first time in two weeks I was able to take my car our for a drive. I love my car and I miss driving it. Glad I was able to make it happy today.

3. Tonight, I went to my friend's housewarming party for a new condo he just bought in Virginia. The place is really cute and the kitchen awesome! It was a potluck dinner so we each brought something. I stuffed myself to the point that I felt a little sick! I don't's better than starving from cafeteria food! I had a great time hanging out with all his friends and talking about Japan and such. I'm in such a food coma now! *sigh* Shiawase, ne!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Laziness, Translation, Day Off

1. Today was a lazy day but I got my laundry done. I now have clean clothes and blankets!

2. I finished translating one of my interviews! It took a lot of hours but at least one is now out of the way.

3. I had the day completely off meaning no work, class, or meetings. Just the entire day to myself to do what I wanted to do.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Translation, Classmate, Bed

1. I got lot done on my translations. I hired Jersey as my assistant which is going to make the work go by faster. I really need to get this done!

2. I had a nice chat with a classmate of mine We usually never chat that much but today I opened up more which made us bond better as classmates.

3. I'm going to bed early for a change tonight. I got an early day tomorrow. Going to bed before midnight is a huge accomplishment!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Bell, Secrets, Escape

1. I had Taco Bell for lunch today! Yummy! I don't eat it very often but once in a while is a nice treat!

2. Jersey came with me to the mall and took me to her secret grocery store across the street. The store was very clean, upscale, and not in the ghetto! They had a lot of attractive food that was dorm friendly. I now have a new place to shop :)

3. Getting off campus for the day was a nice break from everything. Sometimes, living on campus can be stressful. I'm glad I was able to get away for a little bit. It was a good day :)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Translation, Japanese, Dinner

1. I got a lot done on one of my translations that I have to do for my thesis. My eyes are ready to fall out and I'm completely brain dead but at least I got a good amount done!

2. I ran into that Japanese girl again today and got to speak more Japanese with her. Her boyfriend happens to be one of my international residents who lives on my floor. She's here for the weekend visiting him. How sweet!

3. I had dinner with Jersey tonight. She ordered pizza and I brought over my left over Chinese food to her dorm and we ate together. Her roommates showed up not too long after I got there and joined us for dinner. It was comforting having dinner with her and hanging out with her roomies. We watched a movie and played a short game before I left. It was a nice break from it all :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Japanese, Chinese, Red

1. As I was heading to the elevator, I ran into a girl who was visiting from Japan. She was a little lost and asked me for some help. Her English was was pretty good but I could tell she was nervous. Without thinking, I switched to Japanese and found out she was visiting from Narita, Japan and learning ASL. We chatted for a little bit in Japanese before she had to catch her bus. It felt so good to speak Japanese again as I miss it from time to time. I think I was more surprised how I just automatically made the switch and spoke it as if I hadn't missed a day!

2. I ordered Chinese take out so I didn't have to eat at the cafeteria. I ordered my favorite Vegetable Lo Mein and Moo Shi chicken. It was so yummy! I'm so full now!

3. I gave myself a pedicure and painted my toes a dark red color. My feet look so much neater now! I had some wine and chocolate as I waited for my toes dry. :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Breakfast, Yoga, Class

1. I had a good breakfast this morning at the cafeteria. It kept me full for most of the day.

2. I had my official class of Yoga which was fun. It helped me to relax a bit and focus on the things I needed to get done. Every time I do Yoga, it makes me realize how weak my back is!

3. My class on Bilingualism was very interesting today. We discussed the politics of bilingualism and how it effects the Deaf Community with its use of SimCom (simultaneous communication). I know it may seem boring to most but for me it wasn't. I find languages and how they work fascinating!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Productive, Nap, Dorm Program

1. I had a very productive day. I got my homework done and worked on my movie for our class project.

2. I took a long nap today for the first time in a while. My new bed is so comfortable that it's making it easier to sleep better. My nap felt so good!

3. We had our Valentine's Day party for the residents in our dorm building. It turned out great! we were expecting maybe 1o people to show up, maybe 15 at the most. We had over 30 residents attend! We ran out of food and the room was too small to hold everyone which told us that the party was a success.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Yoga, Project, Cozy

1. I rented a DVD on Yoga and did a session in my room. I invited Red to join me since he's really into it. Geez! People think Yoga is nothing but let me tell you, you get a good workout from it. My head feels clear and I'm more relaxed. I feel calm and ready for a good sleep.

2. My film for our class project is coming along fine. I'm almost down with it and then it's all about my thesis!

3. I slept in this morning as I had a long day moving yesterday. My new bed is very cozy and my room warmer than my other room. :)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Coffee Shop, Motivation, Moving

1. Red and I met very early this morning to work on our class project. We went to this really cool coffee shop that just recently opened down the street. The atmosphere was relaxing and the decorations beautiful. It's one of the nicest coffee shops I've seen!

2. I had a very productive day getting up early and getting homework out of the way. Red is a good motivator when it comes to getting things done

3. I moved today to another room. While the situation has been stressful on me, I'm focusing on the positives of moving: I get my own room/suite without roommates, I get to stay in my wing with my international residents, the room is bigger than my old room, I didn't have to move to a completely different dorm building, I got the day off from work to move, the heater works much better, and I had lots of help from some of the international residents and other RAs which made the move go by much quicker.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Project, Dinner Out, Underwear

1. Red and I finally got the beginnings of our project done. While there was a lot of running around going on, the point is that we finished it.

2. I went out to dinner with Jersey. We went to her favorite place called 5 Guys which is serves the best hamburgers around! We both really needed to vent about all kinds of stuff going on in our lives at school before we lost it. I had a great time and it was good to hang out with her as always.

3. Even though it's very late, I'm finally getting around to doing my laundry. I need underwear!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Food Shopping, Chat, Homework

1. I finally got the chance to do some grocery shopping so I don't have to eat cafeteria food all the time. Suprisingly, the grocery store up the street had everything I needed.

2. I spent some time chatting with someone who I worked with as an RA. It was nice chatting with someone who could relate to some of the things I was going through.

3. Some of my classmates and I met up to go over things for our thesis project. While there's still a lot of work to do, I'm starting to feel like things are falling into place.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Yoga, Back on Track, T-shirt

1. I had my first Yoga class today. Wow! It was great and I'm looking forward to next week's class. I never knew the body could do so many different kinds of stretches! By the end of class, I felt like a pretzel! I realized that my body is so weak. I'm hoping to get some strength out of this, both mentally and physically. I felt so good all day today!

2. I saw my adviser and he helped me get on track for my thesis. I now feel like I have a plan going as to what I should work on for the week.

3. The weather was warm today due to all the storms going on down south. I finally got to wear my favorite Budweiser t-shirt :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Interviews, Early Rise, Breakfast

1. I have 7 interviews done and out of the way!! Whoohoo! My adviser was so proud of me!

2. I woke up early this morning and felt great for the first time in a long time! I've been trying to get up early these days so I can get more done. However, getting up early has been a huge challenge for me. I'm hoping I can keep this up.

3. I ate this morning at the cafeteria for a change. My breakfast was very yummy! Breakfast is one thing the cafeteria doesn't screw up!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Appointments, Friends, Breathe

1. I spent most of the day trying to arrange appointments for my interviews. Doing the interviews has been the fun part of my thesis.

2. I saw Jersey in the cafeteria today. We chatted just a short time as she had class and I had work. Either way, it was good to chat with her for a few minutes.

3. I'm so glad today is my last day of work for a week. I can finally breathe and focus on my thesis!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Work, Chatting, Progress

1. I got a lot accomplished at work as far as helping plan our dorm program. I just hope everyone agrees on it.

2. At work, I had so many international students hang out with me until I got off work. It was like a mini party in the office! It made the time go by so much faster as I normally just sit at a desk staring at a computer all day. I'm starting to bond with them and establishing a good repoire.

3. My thesis is rolling along although I still have so much work to do for it. I hope my adviser will be proud of me when I tell him all the interviews I've done!