roundabend asked: Dude. I feel like you no longer exist. And that's a problem for me.
You’re too kind, man. Yes, you’re right, I kinda have disappeared. Life’s been keeping me really busy and occupied, and I’ve only been lurking tumblr for the most part…
Maybe I’ll write an update soon… Thanks for making me smile for the day.
I will be gaming with the family this weekend. This is a fact, but they started tonight, and I feel left out. I can’t go cause of early morning engagements.
But they’re so cool, that they Facetimed me in for a sec. Makin’ me all jelly =P
It shall never be standard. xP
This week in a nutshell:
Tuesday: Saw Venus pass over the Sun! Also got to spend a little while with Dr. M, Gina, Serena, and even my old Religious Studies TA (who is a total bawss). Dr. Maduro compared us two and said that we both work on a “nervous energy” that we perpetuate to our audiences, and that’s why we sound so similar when lecturing. Made me happy to hear him say that. Ahaha. I also told them I’d be coming back to join them in January of 2013, as soon as the MCAT is gone and done with. Oh, and I reminded him that I’m working with him as his SI this summer, and he was excited ahahaha. Yay.
Got to meet with the other SI Peer Mentors and discuss some new innovations that we might bring to the SI team. Also got to meet with the new Health Careers Student Council (HPACSoc), and I guess I’m going to be their communications coordinator, or something to that effect. Fun meeting.
Wednesday: Went for a morning run with Mr. Toop and Rebecca. Good run, calves feel perty good right now. Ahaha.
Thursday: Didn’t go to my CCV Shift. >.< I’m going to hell for that. I overslept. My DC hasn’t angry emailed me yet though… Went to Rivera Library, and studied two weeks of Psych in about 3 hours. God I hate that class. Also, 63 = D. Just, yeah. Nap, overnap, missed Rebecca’s ensemble =.
A few hours later, called up Soof + Arthur + gang, and went to see my first IMAX & 3D film: Prometheus. Notably, it was also my first movie in the “Alien” series. Good movie. I should also note, that I was, like, flying, for the first half of the experience, ahaha. After the midnight premiere, stopped by Krispy Kreme, omnom.
Friday: Woke up in time for Physics, but decided it was not worth my time to go. Le skip*. Went to Ochem, then SI-ed my last SI for this quarter. Lol. Never doing Learning Communities ever again. Got dinner with the gang once again, and watched some MLG LoL. In the middle of that, went and took a really easy Physics lab final. Cheers.
And on the way back from the 610? Highlight of my night. Rex got his ass skunked. >.< It reeks, and I probably got some on me, and whatever. I tried to minimize the damage. Bathed him, asap. Blargh. But the smell permeates to some extent no matter what…
Things to come! Beach trip Sunday with FPS and my favorite people who are graduating. Aadil is going to spend another finals week with me! =D Rex gets another bath! =3 Gonna study all day tomorrow. Hopefully. Lolz. Going to Honduras in a week! Omg so excite.
Oh, and I have also begun production on the UCR AMSA website. Updates to follow (eventually).
Everything I got. Sorry for the long read. (Assuming anyone read this! Ahaha.)
(God, crazy stuff always goes down these weeks.)
At the last AMSA meeting, my favorite SI students came up to me afterwards, and told me to close my eyes and turn around.
They then put some sort of plastic container in my hands, and a cardboard feeling thing.
I open my eyes, and I have received cookies and a thoughtfully made card!
Woo. They say nice things in there. Made me feel all special and stuff.
I’ve been awaiting this photo a while.
Last Friday, after my interview with HPAC, I was walking back to my bike, when I heard a quick series of really, really, loud cracks.
Twas the sound of whips. WHIPS.
I went over, and believe it or not, they were UCR’s up and coming “Whip Club.”
Well, they let me play around for a while, and ladies and gentlemen, fyi, I know how to crack a whip. (I learned a long long time ago when I used to Karate.)
I spent the next 30 minutes shattering the sound barrier (and arguably my ear drums, and those of the people around me) between the OchemLabs and Life Sciences on Pierce Lawn.
I still got it baby.
(Props to a man named Joshua Rodstein for taking this picture for me.)
I gave out my SI session evaluations today, and when I got them back, I read them all, in hopes of making a better SI leader out of myself.
And then I read this one.
It kind of broke my heart. I felt good, though, in some way, that I was able to impact a student in this way.
I mean, it’s kind of the reason I even bother waking up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; to get to their lecture so I can prepare an effective session.
But I can’t help but feel helpless. I want to help this student more. I hate seeing a student lose the desire to learn, and being brought down by people who are supposed to be their equals and peers.
I was able to rise even though I was constantly lowered by my Learning Community, though… and I want to share how I did it with this student. =\
I just gotta keep it up.
At first, I was exasperated, that I was going to have to watch another teenage girl give birth, while an underage father stood by.
But then it got interesting.
He was like, holding his girl’s hand, looking into her eyes, being all “You got this baby. Look at me. Look at me! I’m here for you. Just squeeze my hand. We can do this. This is all us. Keep breathing. He’s almost here. He’s almost here. Push baby, push! Etc. Etc.”
And he was counting while she was pushing, and he was pacing, and he was all… just… Like. He was there. He was there.
The nurses were looking at him, and they would smile at eachother.
‘Cause to be honest, it was kind of cute. Such a young kid, being all, Daddy-Mode up in here.
Anyway, it was an interesting day.
My shift at the hospital consisted of doing regular duties, but all the while hearing stories of sexual encounters and tips and tricks from a new female friend of mine.
Most interesting and educational 4 hour shift ever.
Afterwards, I went to the library, and before I left, I got a call from Arthur to go over and bake cookies, play daLolz, and light the Kuntur.
(No idea if an accent belongs there.) (Yay for spell checking Michael.)
It was a good night.
Made a MMS post (Makes Me Smile).
I got a few things to add. Bahaha.
Anonymous asked: Hey, man. I don't know how to send personal messages on tumblr so I hope you don't mind me saying this in the ask section. We don't talk that much and we never really talked that much at Troy. I'll admit I did have a judgmental attitude towards you at times and perhaps we just didn't jive that well. However, I want to say that I admire your work ethic and graciousness. I hope you stay strong on your pre-med track and through the troubles your family is going through right now. God Bless
Such kind words from someone I wasn’t even close with???
Share with me your identity and we can be friends! =O
Thank you sir/ma’am, and I very much appreciate your stopping by and dropping this right here in my ask-box.
These really do brighten up my days =]