Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Historic day in MA

I am proud to say that Massachusetts has elected it's first African-American governor, Deval Patrick. Patrick is also only the second Afro-American governor in the history of the US!!!! Rock on Massachusetts!!! Next, protect same sex marriage!!!

Your it!

It occured to me afew minutes ago that I probably need to tag other people (5 is it)? Well, I don't really know 5 of you wonderful d-bloggers so, if you read this and haven't been tagged I hereby tag you.

Monday, November 06, 2006


Yay, my first time being tagged!!! Thanks Kassie!

Ok 5 relatively unkonw things about me:
1. I was the Massachusetts State Champion in Tae Kwon Do when I was 12 for the 12-14 year old age group. That summer I went to the Junior Olympics where I came in (gulp) 4th. I got my black belt the next summer.

2. I am dying to go back to CBC for many reasons but one nagging reason is that I went for 11 summers but couldn't be a double Bartonian because I was still a camper my last year.

3. I have a very hard time being organized. I mean it's really bad. When I am stressed I can't see my floor and there are almost always Diet Coke bottles in various stages of emptiness all over. I try to make the distinction between being messy and being dirty, but honestly, sometimes, things get kind of dirty.

4. I only did 2 years of formal high school, graduated a year early, and now, I am graduating from college 3 years late. Lesson learned: Nothing goes according to plan and it isn't worth fighting it..work with what you've got and keep going, even when it feels futile.

5. I am obsessed with Tina Fey (from SNL). I mean, stalker obsessed. In fact I am obsessed with a disturbingly large number of actors/acresses. Like Maura Tierney, love her and her character on ER. Chris Meloni from Law and Order SVU: like him, love his character. It is very embarassing. I never intended to be one of those people who lived vicariously through TV but I do, I talk to the characters/actors while I am watching TV. Needless to say I find myself watching TV alone most of the time.

Oh, and I loooooove Insta Glucose.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Since my last post...

School started and life got complicated, well, more complicated. Here's a brief overview (in list format):
1. My poor time management skills have lead me to a state of periodic physical and emotional disaray.
2. I am 24 and living in a dorm, my suite-mate has had a total breakdown, and won't live with me or her roommate anymore yet won't move her stuff out.
3. Diabetes care??? What's that? I have to do things??? Testing several times a day? Oh, must have missed that memo. I thought that was only when you aren't busy.
4. I am getting fatter everyday. I mean seriously. Yet I don't seem to be doing anything about it.
5. Senior year...grad school starting two weeks after graduation...it all seems a bit overwhelming.

So..in addition to to finishing the academic portion of my serior year successfully I need to:
1. test my blood sugar somewhat regularly
2. exercise and eat healthy
3. take the MTEL (the test for liscensure for teachers in MA) so I can start grad school on time (anyone remember what a gerund is???)
4. have a little fun!!!

The good news: Over all I am happy. I have great friends, great mentors, and I continue feel in control of my life. I have no intention of losing these things, I worked hard for them and they are here to stay!