Saturday, October 29, 2005

Long week, basketball season, and Somebody's goodness!

I had like another million things to do this week. But it was fun, I finally feel like the VAC is going in some direction... there are some great things coming our way! I went to the Red & White game today and it was fun... the R&W game is the opening game of the season and it's AR vs. AR. Just a little practice for the guys. I called a handful of my friends to see who was going and I got no one positive response. Way to support those Razorbacks!!! April and I went to the game against LSU last year and we said we'd buy season passes this year. So I bought some passes, I couldn't get passes for the whole season because they were $108.00, and do you know how many hours of my work that is?! Yea! A LOT!!! So I just bought a packet for 4 games (including the LSU game of course). And today I noticed that I bought the first set of tickets, oh yeah... #0001. And well, so I got tired of being rejected by my friends on the phone, and decided to just go to the game, relying in the fact that I might find a friend at the arena. And I did!!! So it was awesome... We talked a lot. We discussed our thoughts about "The New South Consortium: The Status of Women and Minorities in the Contemporary South" and other topics. I had fun :)

Before going to the game I went to see a friend of mine and I took her the painting. We talked for a while and that's why I was a little late for the game. After the game I ran into NK and he gave me a ride to my car, but we talked for a long time in his car. He's hilarious. He's making chili tomorrow so I might pay him a visit. He says he's a great cook, but all he's made for me so far is chili... so I told him that he needs to really show me he went to culinary school or I'll believe that all he knows how to do is chili!

And well, another thing that happened this week is related to my Western Civ II class. I had a test on Friday and I really started studying for it at 8 pm the night before. I had to read a book, two articles, and all my notes to be prepared for the test. I kinda went over the book, and kinda read the articles... and just went over my notes once. In that class, if one has perfect attendance one gets to drop the lowest test grade. So I decided that this would be the grade I'd drop at the end of the course. I have perfect attendance and I'm not planning to skip class, so I thought, "ok, I really won't do any good on this test... oh, well." I was smiling that morning like crazy and told a friend of mine in the class about my plans, she asked me if I read the book and I said "Nope. But I know what happens in the story!" And so I told her what I knew about the book and then the professor got there and we began to take the test. As I went through the questions I was amazed, because I seemed to know the material. I was so happy, and then when I got to the 10 questions about the book, I knew 9 of them!!! Seems like SOMEBODY is too good to me... still. And going to class every time pays off.
I finished the test before my friend did, and she studied WAY harder than me. I waited for her and as we walked to the next class we talked about the test. She said that what I told her about the book had helped her a lot. It was quite an experience, I was emotionally prepared to fail that test, but it all worked out great.

I better go to the store and get the groceries now. Look at the pics in my photoblog, I have the ones from the game, some roses, the orange trees on campus, and Make a Difference Day. Next week is homecoming week so there's that last football game on Saturday, and there's a basketball game on Friday. I'll go on Saturday just cause I already have the ticket... but the football team is no good this year. On the other hand, I am super excited about the game on Friday!!! There's also 2 step shows this week that I will not miss!!!

Oh... life!

Quote for this post:
- "See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!O that I were a glove upon that hand,That I might touch that cheek!"
- "O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?"
Romeo and Juliet. ACT II Scene 2.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Giving a finger is in the past, now you need to give a hand.

This week was busy and very rewarding, as most of the moments in life are. I had lots of things to do and I managed to not procrastinate, so I got pretty much everything done without me having to stay up till 4 am or any rush. I got the first A on one of my classes (environmental geology) I was so freakin' excited when I got my score back!!! On the other hand, I have to make straight As on my Film class in order for me to get a B... sometimes "B" stands for BAD!!! I need to get a 4.0 this semester.

I spent a lot of time taking pictures this week. It was nice. Friday was the craziest day (picture-taking wise). It was nice and cool. It was cloudy and after my class I just went around campus taking pictures (soon to be posted on the photoblog). Things were kinda busy on Friday because Make A Difference Day was on Saturday, but it all went great and it was because the VAC team is great (well... overall). I went shopping with AL and that was fun, he's smart and very nice, and I had to climb my way up his white truck because I'm only 5'2". I bet that was amusing. Then, on Saturday morning I was feeling great, even though I had to get up really early because I was in charge of picking up the donuts and the ice from walmart before the day begun... When I got out my house it was dark and foggy... I couldn't see anything! And I went and got the donuts and ice. Then the day went great. There is a couple of people that made me want to punch them in the face, but everything else was very nice. I went around taking pictures of the projects with RoRo and at the end went to a project that I knew it was still going and helped out till it finished. Helping others makes everything worth it.

On a different note, Friday night I went to taco bell with some friends and the cutest baby in the world... that's Jonah! It was fun, and of course, I was taking pictures. From there we went to Friday Night Live at school. It was casino night and there was an Elvis Look-alike contest... We dressed Jonah as Elvis and it was the cutest thing I've seen in a long time!!!

I was gonna write some more about my week, but about a second ago I was filled with a huge desire to go take my daily shower instead of keep typing away. I'll post something on my photoblog later today... I like the title of this post, so I might use it on the photoblog as well. My plans for the rest of the day are: go for lunch with Gigi and Jonah, go to the 2005 Walk As One, walk in the walk, then walk back to my car, take the cooler back to the office, take the boxes I got at the liquor store to the office for the food can drive we're helping sponsor on Halloween week, then take my butt to the library and finish the 20 sketches for my comp art class, read for class. Then I might sleep for a couple of hours and get up on Monday for another amazing week ;)

"Trying to look good limits my life"
Look at this <-- you might find it fascinating, as I did.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Time flies... so Love.

This week went by super fast! It was good. I enjoyed it. My friend's still mad and I don't get it, but I guess there's not much to do, it's up to her.

On a different note, I am officially part of the MUFP family!!! It'll be great!!! I also had lunch with one of the school admin and it was fun, we talked about a lot of things... how to make the UA a better place. It was very nice, I'm glad I have the opportunity to see the people "up there" as friends. I also went to see Dr. B and we talked a lot. Yesterday was Sanders' arraignment but I didn't go. She asked me how I was doing, she said she wanted to look me in the eyes and see how I was... and a couple of tears came down, I couldn't help it, she knows me well. And it was good, she's also my friend and mentor. I'm really greatful for all these angels God puts in my life. We also talked about my classes, life, involvement, work, and she made me think. She made me think...
I have a bunch of things to do, and new things to learn. She was very interested in what I'll do with this desire I have to really make a change in school -and life- about inequalities in classes and genders. The UA doesn't have a Women's dept and I'm doing research on that and on Feminist Ethics (FE)... I'm also reading Skirting Tradition and planing to get the AAUW chapter started at the UA with Roo and other young ladies. It's all very exciting and challenging. Dr. B laughed when I told her that I was mad because in my Ethics class we only spend a little bit on FE and like two weeks on Utilitarianism. And then she said she was glad that I am doing the research on my own.

Also... I want to show the movie Innocent Voices at school... I'll work on this. Check the website out:

Anyway, next week will be crazy busy! I have two tests, a paper and project 3 due, and Make A Difference Day on Saturday... plus all the extra stuff I have to do. So I better hit the books now!!! Oh... I almost forgot... while working on my project 2 for art, I was taking pictures and couldn't help but end up with a bunch of self portraits. Fun times. You can see the pics on my photoblog.

"Love, love like the world we know is over in a day"

Sunday, October 09, 2005

A walk

So, with all the things going on in the world, El Salvador, even here in AR. I decided to go to the movies with a friend yesterday. We had been putting it off because of random things and finally we went to see Tim Burton's Corpse Bride at 4:45 pm... why so early, you may ask... cause it's cheaper and because I had planned to go and have dinner at another friend's house after the movie, but the movie ended up lasting only like 1 hr and 20 mins. SOOO I just decided to come home... when I came home, I decided to go out and walk to see the sunset and take some pics. I was glad I did that, it was refreshing. I took my iPod Shuffle (the one I won on for ROCK Camp), my camera, a hoodie because it was cold outside (like 50 degrees!!! I know that's not cold for some people, but just a couple of days ago it was 80 here!) and then when out. I liked the pics I took, but my batery died on me and so I couldn't take as many as I wanted. And then when I came home, I decided to create a photoblog to not put all the pics up in here, I entitled it "An Expresso Shot Away" I think it's very creative! I would put all the pics up in Flickr, but I only get 200 pics because it's a free account, so I'll post there only the ones I like the most. I also decided to use the Funky Cherry Color Pulse that I got like two months ago. It's not permanent, which is good, because I know after awhile it would go orange on my hair. THe end result of the experiment was not as funky or as cherry as I thought, but it looks dang fine!!! I like it!!!

SOOO if you have time take a look at my photoblog (link on the "Go..." section) and tell me what you think. And... don't forget to pray for all those that don't get to have "refresing" afternoons.

Friday, October 07, 2005


Until the next smile, April Renetta Love. / News story / A Tribute to April

Meanwhile, in El Salvador, my country:
- Santa Ana volcano erupted Saturday, October 1st. Deaths: at least 2
- Hurricane Stan. Deaths: at least 67
- TODAY a 6.1 (Richter scale) tremor
- Murders reported this week (violence alone): at least 41
- Total of people evacuated: 62,476
- Number of shelters: 534


Thursday, October 06, 2005

What is happening?

A bunch of different things have been happening, it seems like this world has lost all hope. The US has been hit with two hurricanes just about 9 months after the terrible tsunami in Asia, then in Central America there have been so many deaths because of a hurricane Stan. In El Salvador the Santa Ana volcano erupted Saturday... And April's not here.

The news are just getting worse each minute. It's horrible. And I can't help but feel useless... I'm praying for all this... but... I mean... people keep dying! Innocent people, poor people. People die everyday because they just don't have access to the adequate resources... because they don't have money... or much else.

And April's autopsy results came back today. I read about it in the local newspapers and I still cannot believe she's gone. I can't go to the library because every study room brings back memories... I don't want those times to be it. I never thought they would be it.
Smiling is so hard when you know all that's happening.

I had a dream last night, well, it was this morning, because it was right before my alarm went off. I was at April's house but she wasn't there, it was just her dad and her grandparents, and I hugged her grandma and I told her that she reminded me to MY grandma. The house was very dark and it was at night... it all seemed just weird, hopeless. And I didn't see my friend.

When Maria Ines died I had one dream with her, and she said goodbye. Same with my grandma, I dreamed that she called and told me to take care of my mom. I don't want that to happen with April. I'd like to called her up again so we can go study, so we can get that 4.0, because "we can do it, girl! we just need to study more."

Monday, October 03, 2005

I write more than I say (about some things)

My best friend sent me a shitty email. She's angry. I can't believe she said all that. And why? I have no clue... she knows better. She knows that when it comes to things like what has happened lately I don't like to talk because it's too hard, I actually have written more about it than actually spoken with anyone. And that's ok, sometimes people have the same things to say and it doesn't make it any easier. I was gonna call her tonight but I think I'll wait. I don't want any more rain, I'm already soaking.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Life is short!!!

I finally bought my digital camera!!! YAY!!! I've been saving forever and I went yesterday and got it!!! I'll be taking many pictures :D :D :D
Here it is, my Canon PowerShot A520: