Monday, March 31, 2008

Breakfast, Dinner, Thesis

1. At a nice breakfast at the cafeteria this morning since I stayed up all night working on my thesis. I had a vegetable omelet with a piece of toast before passing out.

2. I had dinner with Jersey in the cafeteria tonight. For some reason I couldn't help but think how cute she looked sitting there with her milk, soda, and bowl of dried fruit. I think I was having an out of body experience from lack of sleep!

3. I'm sooooo close to finishing my paper! I'm gonna have a huge party after it's done!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Grant, Email, Friends

1. My grant for my thesis was approved today! Yippee! Free money for my research!

2. I got email from some friends back home. It's nice to get email from home. Let's me know that people there still think of me.

3. I had a nice chat with J today. He's been sick with the flu so he wasn't feeling so good. Either way, he's one of my favorite faces to see on campus.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Counseling, Library, Lounge

1. I had a good counseling session today which left me feeling more in a positive light. I think I'm finally starting to get to the bottom of things.

2. I met a girl in the library who seems to be really cool. She's really friendly and we ended up chatting for a while and procrastinating on our work. She doesn't live on campus but I hope to see her around more often.

3. I went to the GSA opening of the new graduate student lounge in the library. I never use the lounge because it was always more convenient for me to use the Deaf Studies lab or hang out else where in the library. The new graduate student lounge is huge with tons of elbow room! We ended up sitting around chatting. I got to meet some new people and learn more about their majors since I'm so engrossed with mine. I was only expecting to stay maybe 30 min but instead ended up staying the full 2 hours.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lunch, Class, Meeting

1. For lunch, the Marketplace had burritos which were actually pretty good. Of course I got the vegetarian one since I don't trust the school meat.

2. Class was really easy today since our professor had to give a lecture during our class time. So we all went to his lecture then continued the discussion in class. It made class time go by much faster. He let us go early which was nice!

3. Our RA meeting tonight was only an hour. I was so glad!!! I was planning to leave if it was going to be over an hour anyway. I'm just glad it was a short and informative lecture.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Library, Workshop, Friend

1. I got a lot done in the library today. For some reason I felt really focused on my thesis. I think the break I took did me well.

2. We had a presentation workshop to present RAW (our thesis seminar project). A very small group showed up but the question and answer period went great! There was a lot of good questions and intellectual thinking.

3. I went over to Jersey's dorm to visit her since I haven't seen her since Spring Break. She was having a serious issue so I'm glad I was there to listen to her. It was good seeing her and being away from my own dorm.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter, Back to It, Degree

1. Red gave me an Easter basket full of plastic eggs filled with chocolate and jelly beans. There was a big chocolate bunny in the center. It was so cute! It really made my day.

2. I finally got back into my thesis after taking a break from it. I still have a lot of work to do on it but I'm back on it again!

3. I was looking at my list of things to do before the end of the semester and saw I have 4 assignments left to complete my Masters. I'm almost there!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Off, Hair, Toes

1. I didn't have work today! Yippee! I was originally scheduled to work to day but when I got there I found there was a mix up in the schedule. Apparently it wasn't updated from Spring break. So glad I got the night off!

2. My new haircut looks really nice. I finally figured out how to style it so it looks like a professional did it. In fact, I got a few compliments on it today!

3. I gave myself a pedicure. I so badly needed one. I haven't figured out what color I want to paint my toes yet so will hold off on that. It will give me an excuse to procrastinate some more. ;)

Saturday, March 22, 2008


1. I had a friend come and visit me because she was having a bad day. We ended up spending most of the day together chatting and hanging out. I'm glad I was able to brighten her day.

2. RC came back today from his Spring Break trip. I picked him up at the airport and we had a nice chat on the way back. Seeing his face really brightened my day as it did his. All of us have become close in our department and have developed a strong bond with each other. Seeing him felt like I was "home".

3. One of my friends who's home for Spring Break sent me an email telling me that he misses me. I thought it was really sweet! It made me realize that I've made some good friends here who do care about me.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Outfit, Good Times, Movie

1. I found my graduation outfit!!!! Yippee!!! It's not a dress like I was hoping but I still love it. I got a black pencil skirt with a black and white striped blouse. With it I bought a thick wide black belt that accentuates my waist. I look sooooo sexy in this outfit but sophisticated ;)

2. I went out with a friend of mine to restaurant/bar. I'm still taking time away from my thesis so this was a good get away. Of course I had my beer and strawberry shortcake! We had a nice time chatting and hanging out. I really enjoyed myself. :)

3. I saw this really scary movie tonight called Shutter. It's directed by the same person who did the Grudge and Grudge 2 so it takes place in Japan. I highly recommend this movie! I was hiding behind my coat in suspense the entire time! I think I screamed a few times in the theater but it didn't matter. Half the audience was screaming too! In fact, the whole reason I'm writing so late in my blog is to distract my mind! I don't think I'm sleeping tonight! :P

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Announcements, Dress, Relaxing

1. My graduation announcements came in the mail today! Whoohoo!!! They look so nice and professional with my name and degree written on them! Can't wait to send them out!

2. I went off campus to continue my search for a new dress for graduation. No luck but I'm not worried. The right dress will come my way!

3. Red and I went off campus to our favorite coffee shop. I brought my cross-stitching with me since I'm still taking a break from my thesis. It was so relaxing drinking my tea, sitting in a comfy chair, and working with my needle and thread.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Escape, Dress, Crafts

1. I finally escaped the campus today and took the metro faaaaar away from this place! I ended up in a very rich area of Maryland do to some window shopping. All these stores were fancy designers so I couldn't afford to buy anything. That's a good thing or else I would've spent money that I really don't have.

2. I got a lot of ideas for the kind of dress I want to wear for my graduation. I have a back up dress ready but I would prefer to wear something new if possible. I tried on a few things but nothing that really struck me.

3. I got caught up on some cross-stitching as well. I've been working on this one project for a while but keep putting it aside. I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the school year.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Outline, Quiet, Laundry

1. I was taking a look at my outline and saw that I'm 75% done with my rough draft for my thesis! Progress is being made!

2. I spent most of my day in the Archives. I finished the historical part but stayed because it's so nice and quiet in there with no distractions.

3. I got my laundry all done today. What's nice about everyone gone for the break is having all the washers to myself. I now have clean blankets!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Spanish, Out, Archives

1. I bought corn tortillas for dinner tonight to go with my taco dip. I haven't had corn tortillas in a while so it was a nice change from just plain bread. It's the only time I feel my Spanish heritage coming through!

2. I was out and about most of the day trying to get Red situated. He had his wisdom teeth pulled so I had to go get him. Poor guy! I really feel for him!

3. I managed to make it to the Archives this afternoon and got a lot of work done. I'm looking forward to going there tomorrow morning.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Off-Campus, TV, Dinner

1. I went off campus by myself so I could work on my thesis. I tend to get a lot more done when I'm away from campus and my room.

2. One of the re-runs from America's Next Top Model was on today. I got to see the last half of it as a break from my paper. I love Tyra banks!

3. I had Subway for dinner tonight. I haven't had Subway for a while so it was a nice change from the plain sandwiches I normally eat in the dorms.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Coffee Shop, Driving, Food

1. Red and I went off campus to that really cool coffee shop and worked on our thesis. I love that coffee shop for its atmosphere and cool furniture. The tea is also very smooth tasting. :)

2. It was a really pretty day today. The sun was out and it reached the 60's. I ended up going for a short drive after the coffee shop which felt great! It felt so good to drive!

3. Since the cafeteria is closed for Spring Break, I went to the food store and bought stuff to make myself a Taco Salad. I'm so glad I have a microwave to cook food. The salad came out so good! But then again, anything is better than the cafeteria! The best part is that I have leftovers!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thesis, Dinner, Conversation

1. It looks like I'll have one chapter done and out of the way by the end of the weekend. One step closer to finishing my paper!

2. Red and I went to IHOP because he wanted breakfast for dinner. I haven't been there since my birthday. Even though I wasn't hungry, I still ordered the strawberry pancakes. They were so good!

3. I really enjoyed the conversation with Red tonight. It's nice to be able to talk about deaf related issues with someone who understands. We had a good laugh over some really ridiculous things that happen in our field.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Grant, BF, Graduation

1. I finally got all the paperwork submitted for my grant. I'm hoping the process to get it approved isn't going to be as tough as my research proposal. I'm just glad the paperwork is out of the way.

2. I got to talk with my best friend. It felt good to chat with him and talk to him about different things going on with me. I miss him.

3. One of my friends is trying to make it out for my graduation. I'm really glad as this is a big deal for me. I hope more of my friends can come out.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Presentation, Break, Program

1. My presentation went well for my Bilingualism class. Many of the students said I did a good job. One more assignment done and closer to graduation!

2. Spring Break for me starts NOW! Whoohoo! While I'll be stuck here at school working on my thesis, at least it will be quiet and I'll have the dorm to myself. :)

3. I helped out one of the RA's with her floor program tonight. It was a success and many students showed up! Whew! Now I gotta focus on mine.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Homework, Money, Dinner

1. I finished my power point presentation and my paper that's due tomorrow. I'm so glad I have those out of the way so I can get back to my thesis.

2. I got $15 for participating in another research. It's good to make easy money.

3. I had dinner in the cafeteria with RC. We had a good laugh over the research project I participated in. I have a feeling it will be a new inside joke.

Monday, March 10, 2008

RAW, PhD, Wraps

1. Our presentation for "RAW" went very well today. We had good feedback from the freshman class and were thrilled to see so many enthusiastic about all the hard work we put into our clips. My presentation will be after Spring Break which I'm looking forward to.

2. I had a meeting with one of my professors today to go over my presentation for Wednesday. He told me that I'm PhD material and highly encouraged me to apply to this PhD program in Baltimore. Apparently with his recommendation, I would be a shoe in. The funny part is that recently I've been considering going for a PhD in Cultural Studies or something related to that. His words of encouragement and faith in me is making me think harder about this.

3. This morning I tried these new Boca breakfast wraps that I bought the other day. They were really good and kept me going until lunch. They're kind of expensive so will have to buy them as a special treat for myself.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Moon, Homework, New Smell

1. The moon was a very thin gold crescent hanging right above West dorm tonight. It was so thin that it looked like a sliver. This moon crescent was unusual though in its position. Instead of its side facing right or left, it was upside down so it looked like it a smile in the sky. I tried to take a picture but the damn light posts were too bright. It completely washed it out in the photo. Oh well. I'd like to think that some one was smiling as they were thinking of me at that moment.

2. I'm getting so much homework done this weekend. I'm so glad it's been quiet because I'm getting a lot more done than I had originally thought I would. Jersey sent me one of the transcripts which helped tremendously as I'm in the process of writing up that section. Things are slowly but steadily getting done.

3. I bought a new kind of deodorant and tried it out for the first time today. I got tired of having those white marks on my clothes. I like the new smell since it's kind of feminine. It smells like a combination of vanilla and coconut without being too strong. I loooove the smell of vanilla because it reminds me of my favorite food, cake!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Adviser, Meeting, Yoga

1. I saw my adviser today finally after two weeks. He said I'm making really good progress and told me to keep going with my paper. I'm so glad I'm heading in the right direction.

2. Our meeting was canceled tonight. Whoohoo! It gives me more time for myself and to relax.

3. Yoga was very interesting today. We worked in partners which was actually very beneficial. I was able to get a better stretch. It wasn't easy though as it sounds. I still have a weak back and poor posture. In time I will improve so I'm not worried. I'm just learning more how to look like a pretzel :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Study, Friend, Graduation

1. I spent time alone in the library so I could get some work done. It was quiet in there today with not too many students.

2. I chatted with Red after dinner since I hadn't seen him all day. It's nice to have a friend I can go and talk to when I need to get things off my mind.

3. I ordered my graduation announcements. It was really cool customizing my own and adding my name. I can't believe I'll be graduating in two months!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Escape, Thesis, Work

1. I finally got a chance to escape from campus and get some work done. Red and I went to a coffee shop not too far from school which has free WiFi and good sandwiches. It was a nice break from campus.

2. Jersey is almost done with translating one of my interviews. Whoohoo! I can't wait to get it all done so I can analyze it all.

3. Work went by super fast. I'm not sure why but I think it was because I had things to keep me busy. Plus I had a good laugh with the RA on duty. Laughing is always a good thing.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

100 Cal, Pics, Work

1. I bought these 100 calories mini coffee cakes the other day and had one for breakfast this morning. They were actually pretty good tasting! I just wish the portion size was a little bigger but I guess that's what you get for 10o calories!

2. I went to see RC so I get some pictures that he took for me to use in my thesis. The pictures came out pretty good so I'm hoping my adviser will allow me to use them in my paper. As always, it was good to chat with RC. He makes me laugh so hard!

3. Work was quiet so I was able to get some stuff done. I like having time for myself.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Room, Progress, TV

1. I cleaned up my room a little bit. It's still pretty trashed but at least the floor is picked up and there's no garbage lying around.

2. I'm making some progress on my thesis. I think I may have a rough draft of the first chapter almost done. I mean, it's still VERY rough but at least it's out on paper now.

3. America's Next Top Model was on this afternoon. I'm so addicted to that show! Even though I've seen all the reruns a 100 times, I never get tired of it. I love watching the make up, hair, clothes, and how the girls do at the modeling challenges. Plus, Tyra Banks is so awesome in so many ways. I really admire her.