Wednesday, August 31, 2005
400 of the Tulane undergrad students are being hosted at my school, SMU, in Dallas! They got here this morning, and our school is giving them a free meal plan and dorms. They're even offering to enroll them for the fall semester, even though we started classes on 8/18. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like for them. I think the day before the hurricane hit was freshman orientation. Can you just picture kids on their first day of college being faced with one of the biggest natural disasters to hit the US? I'm glad they're here, though, and hopefully I'll get to meet some of them. I'm organizing a supply drive for the hurricane relief with Metro Mustangs. I think we should all do whatever we can to help them. It's funny, when we heard the hurricane was coming to New Orleans, my mom was like, "What's going to happen to your Tulane application?" I then got this image of the photograph I sent in floating on the water. Of course, there are more important things to worry about than my Tulane app, even though it was one of schools that was higher on my list (around my 3rd or 4th choice). The devastation in New Orleans and Mississippi is unbelievable, though. I can't imagine what it must be like for your entire life to just disappear like that, as if you were nothing. It's absolutely horrific. My prayers go out to everyone that's been affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
I had to take this quiz on Dr. Trouble's blog. Check out my results. Man, certain people in the mother land would go crazy at numbers one and two! Since I got the same score for Sikhism and Islam, why didn't they just put it in alphabetical order so Islam would be #3? I don't know...it must have been God's will. ;) Take the quiz here.
|1.||Reform Judaism (100%)|
|2.||Orthodox Judaism (85%)|
|5.||Liberal Quakers (74%)|
|6.||Baha'i Faith (70%)|
|7.||Unitarian Universalism (63%)|
|8.||Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (60%)|
|9.||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (53%)|
|10.||Orthodox Quaker (52%)|
|13.||Jehovah's Witness (43%)|
|14.||Seventh Day Adventist (40%)|
|15.||New Age (38%)|
|16.||Eastern Orthodox (37%)|
|17.||Roman Catholic (37%)|
|18.||Mahayana Buddhism (37%)|
|20.||Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (36%)|
|21.||Secular Humanism (36%)|
|22.||New Thought (31%)|
|25.||Theravada Buddhism (24%)|
|27.||Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (16%)|
Thursday, August 18, 2005
I just got my first invitation to interview and it's from UT Houston!!! I can't believe I got this and it's at a school that I really want to go to. I'm so excited!! Today was my first day of class too and it went really well. My health psyc prof was out of town, so he videotaped the lecture and we watched it during class! I'd rather we just didn't have class so I could meet up with friends. Oh who cares? I got a med school interview!!!!
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
My senior year of college starts tomorrow. I am so excited. I have Earlier Romantic Lit, Health Psych, and Dante. It's gonna be so cool. Today was the Activities Fair at SMU and I had a lot of fun manning the booth as the President of Metro Mustangs. Sunday was cool too cuz I got to give a speech in front of the dean and all of the commuters and transfer students. I think we're gonna have a great year in the club. I got off work at 10:30 am and then headed to school and worked on the poster for the fair with our treasurer and historian. Can you believe we made this entire board in 2 hours?
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
I love Ricky Martin's new song, "I Don't Care." Listen to it here. He's so talented. He collaborated with Amerie and Fat Joe on it. I don't care what anyone says, I still think he rocks. For the love of the Mike, bring back the boy bands. This indie rock crap just depresses me. (Holds up arms in anticipation of the indie rockers throwing tomatoes at me.)