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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I watched world news last night and I really had to take a step back and look at my situation. In my last post I complained about the dorms. Given the situation in Haiti, I have absolutely nothing to complain about. I'm sorry that I was so shortsighted. I need to remember to be grateful for what I have even if it doesn't look like much at first glance.

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DIXIEDJC 1/19/2010 1:10PM

Exactly....we have nothing to be complaining about,,,,here in our land of plenty.
If we could more easily send over what we have to make lives there easier.... emoticon Doris

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Well, shoot...

Monday, January 18, 2010

I knew it was too good to be true! At the end of fall semester I moved out of my dorm thinking I would never have to set foot in there again except to visit my former roommate. Well I didn't count on still not having a job by the time spring semester started. So here I am getting ready to move back in to the dorm today. And I just got settled in my house! I was having so much fun!

FYI our dorm is not like the enormous, carpeted, brightly-lit, large rooms you see on TV that are supposed to be dorms. No, ours is just big enough for two people, it's got boring white industrial brick walls, the kind of ceiling you can stick pencils into like darts (and yes it's full of holes), half the cabinets don't close, the cabinets are covered with wood-patterned contact paper that is peeling off really bad, the laminated countertops are all cigarette stained and peeling, and there are nowhere near enough plug-ins. The walls are paper thin, you can hear EVERYBODY'S alarms going off, and people are too lazy to go outside and smoke. I watched one guy go in to the study room and light up and he looked around him like: "no one will suspect a thing!" ....And these people are in college?

My dorm is right across the street from the hospital so there are literally always sirens going off. And the athletic field is on the other side of the dorm and guess what? It's a designated landing pad for helicopters that are too big to land on the hospital roof. I kid you not. I watched them land there three or four times last semester.

Compare all that to a wonderfully quiet house and, well...I DON'T WANT TO GO! WAAA! YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!!

...I'll take some cheese with my whine, please. If you all will excuse me, I'm going to keep sulking.

But here's the positive side: I still have a dorm which means I can still go to school. And my roommate is awesome. Plus, this is my last semester.



Thursday, January 14, 2010

I worked on an independent film today and it was really fun! It was nice to get out of the house and do some acting again. I can't wait to see the finished piece, the concept is great and the script was really funny. I don't want to say too much about the details because I'm not sure what I can talk about but suffice it to say I had a great time and am very grateful I got to do it.

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ANITARO1 1/14/2010 8:52PM

    Good for you!

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

I'm really sleepy. That's weird for me but today has been a little out of whack. Not bad out of whack (except going too long without eating) but just different from the rest of this week. I think I will go ahead and take a nap.

Dance class was great and I feel stronger this time.


Grrr! And learning!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Interesting observation: I got really upset today about "home stuff" and I noticed that even after I calmed down I kept hovering around the fridge door and the pantry, eyeing them like they were some kind of party that I really wanted to join and was being left out of. I initiated a game of Monopoly on the PS3 with my fiance and kept thinking about how bad I had the munchies. I tried Tic Tacs, gum chewing and water. As a side note, I don't really recommend the Tic Tacs. Still felt like munching even though my tracker has me right on target. I finally only felt better after I got my last workout in for the day.

So...I guess that means that 1) anger/anxiety is a big trigger for me (I wander to the kitchen during job hunting too) and 2) sometimes I really have to get myself busy with something else in order to stop the cravings. Funny how powerful those cravings were. I could understand if I was seriously deficient on nutrients. But according to my tracker I am doing well. Strange stuff.


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