So I didn't get either of the internships that I applied for with Vans (the ones that would have been like a dream) even though I know I was perfect for it. It's a bit disappointing because it would have been a good experience, would have been with a brand that I've known and worn for forever, and it would have been paid. Ten weeks paid internship in California with a company that I know EVERYTHING about??? Yeah, kind of disappointed.
But I can't get everything I guess.
I just wish I knew why I was rejected from it. Oh well, I can't dwell on it, I just have to look to see what else I can do and what other opportunities come my way. And I'm still going to buy their shoes so there's that.
Guess what happened today? Our dog, Jackee, cut her ear and started to bleed EVERYWHERE. And when I say everywhere, I mean it. Our house looked like it was part of a crime scene before we managed to clean it all up. If you saw the pictures, you'd agree with me. The funniest part was how I ended up having to bandage her ear. Instead of using gauze, which we don't have, I put a piece of paper towel against the cut, then put a band-aid on it, wrapping the ends around her ear. Afterwards, I took another bandage and wrapped it vertically along the former bandage to hold a seal. If you look at her now, it's like she broke her ear rather than cut it.
It was frustrating at the time (everything that happens to her 'just so happens' to be when we're the only ones there to take care of her) although kind of funny. Especially seeing four people chase after a dog, trying to get her to sit still long enough to clean up the blood that she was spraying everywhere when she would shake her head. Yes, that means it ended up on us, too. The funniest thing was that I would chase her with a towel and when she moved to shake, I would quickly drape it over her head or jump in front of one of my sisters to keep from getting sprayed again.
Kudos to Mere for taking the lead on this one, especially with so many ideas that we had to try and help Jackee. Of course now she just trots around and sleeps all day like normal, but if you were watching us, as per usual, it would have been funny.
So it's Spring Break, finally. Don't get me started on how much we wanted it. Almost everyone I talked to said they wanted this break so badly. Though more often than not they just want the year to be over. And you know it's coming considering how many FB statuses there are about people getting into grad school.
Am I going to grad school? Maybe. There's an completely online MLIS program (Master's of Library Sciences) that I'm thinking of applying to at San Jose State university. I'm already taking a class online and it's actually really easy to keep up with. I just don't want to have to sit in a classroom and be lectured every day which is why having the program online is better for me. Especially beacuse I can work it around my schedule.
I just need to have someone get back to me on whether or not it's a legit thing before I do apply so I don't get scammed out of it. And that way I can still have/get a job, which is also what I'm really pushing with during this Spring Break. I've found a few internships, still haven't applied yet, but I've applied to a few work places. Other than that I've been working on a couple of books, two that would be a series with Mere, one that's another series the four of us would work on together, and one that I'm doing myself. The one I'm doing myself I had started in last year's Advanced Creative Writing Class and while I'm currently putting it on hold I'm excited to see how it'll end up.
We have the whole week to figure things out with our books as well as with jobs and with what we plan to do after graduation, so hopefully there's an update with that soon.
*Quote is credited to Steph
Was it really not almost 80 degrees last week? I mean it's been so cold these past couple of days that it's actually making me upset. I don't mind the cold as long as the winter weather gets me out of a class or closes school. If it doesn't, I have no use for it. For example, the past two days have done nothing but sleet and snow and I didn't even get a measly two hour delay.
Anyway, I got a B on my Intro to Ancient History paper as well as a B on my Literature of the Renaissance paper. I have a ancient history quiz again tomorrow and that's the last of things I have to worry about before Spring Break starts. However I have the choice of skipping the quiz (and the class) tomorrow and choose to take another quiz since we're allowed to skip 2. I haven't decided yet, I feel prepared but I always suck at the map portions of the quizzes and that's what always brings me down a little.
Otherwise I'm just waiting to hear back from some internships that I applied for. If I get either one, it'll be a dream come true. Both of them are paid, and they're both about one of my interests as opposed to it being something that will potentially lose my interest in a matter of days. So I'm crossing my fingers on that.
Spring Break is in 3 days! Thank God! I have some plans for it, most of them being job searches, but its one of the spring breaks that I've been looking forward to the most. Then when we get back we have the Friday off and then we go back into the swing of things to get to graduate in the next month. I bet it'll fly by, most of my stuff already has.
Note to self, buy graduation robes.
You know what I've hated since I started going to school way back when? And I mean wayyyy back when. Every student cringes when you hear the words 'project' and 'partners'. Not partner, meaning singular. Partners, meaning plural. Yes, I'm talking about group projects.
I hate group projects? You want to know why? It's because I'm the one that always has to do all the work for it. For example, I was doing a group presentation on Queen Elizabeth I. I met up with my group mates, we figured out what we were going to actually present (like, which parts of her life or what we thought needed to be focused on) and I started to find information. A couple of days before hte project is due I sent what I had made of a powerpoint asking what my group mates thought of it so far and if there was anything I needed to add.
I got nothing in response.
So I just continued to work, the day before and the morning of the presentation I sent another e-mail, still nothing. However, the morning of, I was up since 6 AM for a 10:30 AM class finishing it because no one was communicating with me. Come to find out when I get to my class that one of my group mates made their own presentation for another part of the project but never told me about it!!! They had spent that whole time working on their own thing and couldn't take the time to respond to an e-mail?
Bright side is for my Intro to Ancient History class we had to write a 750 word paper (2 pages or so, one sentence on 3 depending on the header) on Oedipus The King. Some people went above and beyond that, doing about 1000+ words for the paper. Today, our professor basically called them out by saying, "I assigned a short paper or about two or three pages and some of you exceeded that...long papers aren't always better than short papers".
It made me smile. Especially since mine was exactly 750 pages or so. Now, I'm not saying that he was saying the other papers were bad, I just think they either over analyzed the topic (Why is it a tragedy/what was the audience supposed to take from it) or couldn't figure out how to get to the point of their paper quicker.
Either way, I'm happy. I looked at a few more job possibilities as well as some for internships so we'll see how those go. Time for the weekend!
So here at school we have a Honors Convocation Awards. For English there are four awards that you can try out for:
The Andrew James Purdy Prize for Short Fiction
The Gertrude Claytor Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets
The Hollins Fiction Prize
Melanie Hook Rice Memorial Awards in Fiction/Creative Non-fiction.
The first award is only for graduate students, the second is only for poetry, and the last is for those that would be entering parts of a novel they're working on. I'm not a graudate student, I don't write poetry, and I'm not currently working on a novel, so I entered the Hollins Fiction Prize. The deadline was today, I turned in yesterday, and I'm pretty sure only one other person entered for the Hollins Fiction Prize as well. I'm anxious to know what's going to happen because everything is going to be judged by an outside judge and as far as I know it's only between me and one other person.
I really hope I win it, though I will be happy for the other person that wins as well, because I at least took the time to try for it. But I think my idea is really original as it's a urban fiction story about a girl that's a student by day and a gang member by night. But since she's a new gang member (or as they call them, a fringe) she has trouble deciding where her loyalties lie; with her gang or with her family. Especially since she was suddenly inducted into the gang an
How many days left until graduation? 76
How many days left until Spring Break? 11
How many days left until Mere's presentation? 5
Time really does fly when you've got stuff to do and have a goal to look forward to. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm doing such a good job when it comes to getting work done early so that I don't have to worry about getting them all done before graduation. (Did I forget to mention I got a B- on my Intro to Ancient History quiz?). And because of that, I only have one presentation and one quiz keeping me from going on Spring Break. A presentation that's this Thursday and a quiz next Wednesday, otherwise I have all of my homework done.
So that puts me in a good mood. But what puts me in a better mood is knowing how much warmer it's supposed to get over the next couple of days. (Ignore the fact it's gonna go shooting back down to the 30s on Thursday. That's what I'm gonna do). And I feel that my presentation is gonna go well on Thursday, we divided it so we know who is doing what part and the fact that we're not going until Thursday when I can see how they go with other groups on Tuesday being a guinea pig.
And as usual I'm thinking of what's going to go on post college (as I should because the English Department survey reminded me to say this) and I've found a couple of prospects that seem interesting. Some I've applied for, others I haven't as I'm looking to see how they differentiate from each other, and I'm making connections as much as I can. (Ask me about our commencement speaker, *wink wink*).
So far things are going well for me and I expect them to get better. Of course this is before final exam stress inevitably gets to me.
So here's a recap of my week
Monday was good.
Tuesday was good.
Wednesday was OK.
And today (Friday) is great. I also have high hopes for the weekend considering it's going to...GET UP TO 70 DEGREES THROUGH THE NEXT FOUR DAYS!!!! Whoooo! It's almost spring, daylight's savings is Sunday and I have a good outlook for the rest of my semester.
Anyway, Monday was good because it's a Monday. For the first time in the four years I've been to this school, Monday is a good day of the week for me. I only have one class, I only work for three hours, and then I have the rest of the day to relax and get some homework done. Tuesday is essentially the same, only that my class is a hour and a half and I don't particularly enjoy it at all. Wednesday was when things started to go downhill. My glasses broke (in all actuality, the lens popped out because the screw popped out) and that left me blind for most of the day because I couldn't get back to the apartment to get my contacts.
And Thursday SUCKED all because of my glasses, the class I hate, the homework and presentation for the class I hate, the people in my group not helping me out, and it was a dreary day all together so I was unhappy about that. (Plus I'm stuck on what I want to do for my next turn-in for my creative writing class but whatever).
But today was great because I fixed my glasses, I have some inspiration for my turn-in (though I still can't decide between the three I want to do as they all have intense scenes), I got the books that I ordered, and I realized that 9 out of 10 e-mails I'm getting from school now don't apply to me because I'm graduating this may.
Our next book title is revealed tomorrow and it's about two weeks until Spring Break.
It's the little things that matter.
So taking away from our resume finalizing, homework, school work, potential day off tomorrow (cross fingers), and getting everything finished in general, my sisters and I are watching the Oscars. It's the first time I've actually sat still enough to watch it because I usually don't like to watch award shows since I always knows what's going to win and who is going to get what and it's boring.
This time Ellen is hosting and she's making it hilarious to watch as well as to something that we wish could happen if she was speaking at our graduation ceremony. (She's not, FYI, we nominated her as someone to have speak but Ellen Goldsmith-Vein is, which his just as cool. She's a Hollywood producer and a Hollins alumna). Anyway, this year's Oscars are really entertaining and I think that the right people are winning awards this time. And of course my sisters and I can't help but joke that we'll get there at some point.
Our names are announced, we got up on stage, take the Oscar and say: "Look, Mom! We got an Oscar! And it's better than the one you used to give us!" <---Anyone that knows the joke behind that will laugh as hard as we did along with
"GUYS! LOOK! WE GOT AN OSCAR!"
and what we said we would do: "I'd go charging up those stairs so fast it's not even funny" as well as "I'd make sure they don't give me a dress all the way to the floor because I need to see where my feet are when I'm going up to accept my award".
So we're saying it now, folks. One day we may be there. Will we be receiving an award? Who knows. But we're staying positive anyway.
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