Saturday, December 18, 2010


  1. 2 finals done, one more to go
  2. I have very supportive friends and family!
  3. Hilary brought me pizza
  4. abel gave me a pep talk and a massage
  5. i don't have to do anything during my workstudy, so I 'read' two magazines for a few hours. I like the advertisements supporting magazine readership, in the magazines
  6. I went on a run this morning!
  7. I would say I was 2/3 prepared for that fluids final, which is better than 1/2
  8. I am wearing my very nice vintage dress
  9. Amanda gave me some chamomile tea
  10. I have discovered the quiet rooms in the library, they are like being at church during a prayer service, except I need some incense. My roommate who is very sensitive to smell has let me borrow her febreze. I am a Febrezing fool now!!

Friday, December 17, 2010


  1. I turned in my autocad project.
  2. my group members really helped me out yesterday.
  3. i have $35 on my duckbills, and I am sure I will whittle that down to 0 by monday
  4. I just went on my first run in about a month, a good, slow 4 miler!
  5. I got my cookie package in the mail, thank you, guys!
  6. I checked with financial aid and I am granted the rest of my money for workstudy next semester. Yay!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


  1. been working hard
  2. got a dress

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Workin backwards, once again
  1. did my part for my last lab of the semester
  2. went out to see a free movie with my friend. We saw the Tourist. Horrible! But free
  3. Felt pretty prepared for my Steel final
  4. got a B on the third Steel test
  5. it is only tuesday, so i have wednesday, thursday, and friday to study some more

Monday, December 13, 2010


good things

Let's work backwards
  1. My friend across the ahll has been helping me make headway on this surveying project due on Friday, needs to be done on Thursday night
  2. Amanda, my friend and RA, had a floor meeting with homemade gingerbread cookies with hershey kisses plopped inside them with hot cocoa
  3. I made one of my many hamburger helper mixes for dinner. It was fried chicken asian stir fry. At the beginning of the semester I had bought 10 boxes for 10 dollars and it has been soooo worth it
  4. I got a mani/pedi and flowers finally!
  5. I studied Steel
  6. I made french toast for lunch, shared them with my friend ethan
  7. I found out that I did well on the third steel test
  8. did yoga
  9. I came across a ukulele christmas book online. So fun

Sunday, December 12, 2010

last good things of the semester

Hi fam,

I will try to make this a part of the ritual of the last week
  1. I am further along in my surveying project that is due friday
  2. I had a homemade breakfast with my friend Larry, who also explained a few concepts I had trouble with before
  3. The rainy weather turned around later in the day
  4. During the Messiah sing there were trumpet players and timpanis
  5. I ordered food for the first time in college today. It was worth it

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

good things

or what am i thankful for:

the top floor of the library
the onward ticking of the clock
getting to cross the days on the calender off
and old tests.
The cafe that stays open til midnight
that makes cocoa with a shot of vanilla
a magic picture phone
heating and cooling, so I guess thermodynamics, conduction factors. energy bands and diagrams..

New days at the end of old days, and a great New York skyline

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dec 2nd

  1. I felt really good after my Fluids test. Studying worked
  2. I made a coffee, banana smoothie. Thank you, blender
  3. I just met with my Materials tutor, we discussed the hw which I have to finish tonight, big help. We also set up the next time we are meeting.
  4. I finally got the guts to ask this girl who usually sings for the jazz band to sing with me sometime.
  5. Today during design we tried to make and organic LED ourt of glass and coating it with stuff
  6. today during my surveying class we watched people place 25lb weights on concrete beams that were formed last week/2 wks ago.
  7. choir tonight
  8. tomorrow is friday

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I am finally adding the Halloween pics

I promised before the rally for sanity.

I had just spent a half an hour walking up the street Bloomfield and this humongous gem was at my favorite intersection of 11th and Bloomfield. This is a homemade concoction using what seemed to be vacuum tubes for spider legs, and in the web there is another bug to the upper left and a person on the upper left, beneath the spider leg. This can be seen better in the close ups.
Here are other photos of just awesome things, a coffin with a skeleton, spiders along the walls, and the very humorous rock band of hung skeletons with the groupies of skulls along the iron fence.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nov. 15

So someone said that it is about 2 weeks til finals. GASP!

Lets get to the good things
  1. When I woke up someone had chalked all over campus the word smile. It was impossible not to do it.
  2. Went to the gym this morning
  3. In fluids lab we are doing an experiment that won't have any calculations due til after Thanksgiving. That is a class I won't have to worry about.
  4. I have been listening to The New Standards, a twin cities cover band, which have a great version "She is watching the detective". It is so catchy
(you may need to copy paste this)
  1. I got through the Steel test without any tears.. in the room :( But my good friend Larry waited for me and walked me home. It was a rough test. The teacher wanted to help me during the test, but I couldn't find a stupid factor of resistance for a certain effective length calculation.. ugh
Here is the wikipage of pretty much everything I should know about my major

  1. I am going to have a lot of friends come to my voice recital, so I am really excited.
  2. I took a much needed nap after the Steel test.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sept 20th

Here is a weekend check up
9/17 Friday
1. Got a cute hair cut
2. Hung out with my good friend Hilary
3. Had Cluck U, a big old bucket of chicken! Actually, delicious
4. Went to a birthday party hosted by my friend Larry who made Red Velvet Cake. Delicious!

9/18 Saturday
1. Finally made a smoothie using the rocket
2. Saw those Darlins!
3. Went shopping at a cute thrBlockquoteift store called Beacons Closet and got "new" shirt and shoes
4. Studied Steel, did a little homework
5. Did pt.
6. Worked on Bicycles!

9/19 Sunday
1. Went on a run
2. Applied to a grocery store
3. Roommate gave me an ice cream shake!
4. I made myself dinner for the next few days: sausage links, and couscous
5. I swam at the school pool and ran into my Steel professor and her daughter!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sept 16

  1. Materials class was interesting
  2. turned in my homework, always a good thing.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

sept 15

  1. groceries
  2. turned in my homework for steel
  3. did my homework for materials
  4. ran
  5. yoga outside
  6. free burgers for lunch
  7. had free s'mores for desert

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sept. 13

  1. went on a walk run
  2. mailed off my friends cell phone that was accidentally left over the weekend
  3. i had a fun time at auditions for the next SDS play, Sounds Off
  4. Steel class was interesting, the subject was different kinds of beams, how they are labeled, and how they are made.
  5. In choir I sing a tenor part!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 31st

  1. I have outfits for Vegas
  2. I have purchased more food staples
  3. I have received all my rented text books
  4. I went to the gym
  5. Beautiful day

Monday, May 3, 2010


1. it was too hot to function today
2. had a thermo test
3. i am currently at a low C in thermo
4. i made chicken for dinner
5. i watched tv with friends
6. i had a nap

Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday 30th

  1. went on a run!
  2. The weather is beautiful
  3. I got a trim
  4. I am getting my watch fixed
  5. I have a voice recital today!
  6. My tubs drain is getting unclogged!
  7. groceries!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Beautiful Friday

  1. Shower
  2. Coffee
  3. Empty room with the shades drawn on a sunny morning
  4. Letters from friends in MN
  5. getting my freshman requirements taken care of
  6. remembering how my bank works
  7. mailing off USACE stuff
  8. getting Windows 7 finally
  9. getting my computer fixed
  10. scheduling the madness of tomorrow a. Honor board trial at 3 pm, b. Call for tomorrows Mozart & Mercury concert at 3 pm. c. Mercury and Mozart concert at 7 pm, d. Streetlight Manifesto concert at 8 pm! CRAZYNESS
  11. manicure today at 6:30
  12. gonna go on a run
  13. gonna go to a b'day party!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 25

Good things that happened today
1. Started the morning off at the gym
2. I am drinking a nonfat cinnamon latte, and it is actually really delicious
3. I ran a few errands, went to the registrar to get materials I need for my summer job.

1. I had a sitzprobe rehearsal from 2-5:30, then from 7 - 12:30. What happened during the sitzprobe rehearsal was the actors singing their parts with the live orchestra for the first time. The Orchestra was made up of a banjo player, a guitar, 2 flutes, 1 clarinet, sax, drum set, 2 trumpets, and 2 keyboards. That was from 2 - 5:30, then the ensemble practiced actually making music to our song "something just broke".

We put in a lot of work on it, and I know today I can practice it during my voice lesson today.

Then from 7 - 12:30 we had a rehearsal called Que to Que. This is when the actors collaborate with the designers of the show (lights, sound, props) by going over the transitions in between scenes. We were thankfully warned that it would take a long time. It was especially intense because the assassins in the play have had guns the whole time during rehearsal, but this time there were blanks in it.

I had never seen a gun with a blank shoot before. It really puts me on edge, which is the effect the director of the play was really going for. It is going to be a very powerful play. On the playbill apparently they said that people under the age of 13 are not allowed. FUN

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Day ?? I will check tomorrow

It is the most beautiful day on campus..
I just went out to eat at a mexican place called East LA LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
I don't have any more classes today
I will be going on a run with a friend of mine today
No rehearsals today!! Awesome!
I have to study for Thermo test tomorrow EEK!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day ?

  1. Good things of the day.. the weather has been beautiful
  2. In Belly Dancing class we danced with swords balanced on our heads!
  3. In the housing extravaganza of Stevens, as of right now, I am supposed to live in the same room I had lived in with Alina. I just need room mates, or I may go off campus! More to come on that!
  4. I have gotten a lot of help for the play, it is like a week so it should be up to par, NOW!
  5. I have just made myself a cup of coffee to get me through tonights rehearsal from most likely 9 - 12

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 22!

So Day 1 of being 21 has gone pretty so far.
Yesterday I was really thankful to have moms garden rain boots because it was a drizzly mess in Hoboken all day. I had a busy day of classes, getting tests back 70/100 in Bio, with the average being 73, 65/100 in Calc 4, average being 70, so I am getting by, definitely not F territory which is good. I had Belly Dancing which is always so fun, and my last class I had a few hour break before rehearsal of the play. I went to a restaurant East LA to have drinks with my friend Mary Kelly and Abel. It was great to catch up with them and get a free meal out of it too!
Rehearsal consisted of everyone sitting down and just singing the parts they have, so it was low stress and I got to sing the song that I lead - Which makes me so happy!!!

So today-
1. I actally got my Calc 4 test back today
2. I have almost finished the Calc 4 homework due next week
3. I am going to use this whole list thing as my to do list now : Gotta
Do Dishes, 15 min
Laundry, 2 hr
Take out trash, 5 min X
read Bio, 1 hr X
go on a run, 1 hr
read thermo, 1 hr
get groceries, 1 hr
review Figaro, .5 hr
review structures. .5 ?
rehearsal at 9

Lets see how this day turns out!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 21

  1. Went on a run today 8 min run x 2 min walk x 5 times
  2. Got some much needed toilet paper for the room
  3. I found out a band I really like is playing in NY on the last day of classes = Hypnotic Brass Ensemble on May 5th

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 20!

  1. Today Hoboken had beautiful weather
  2. I caught up on Project Runway!
  3. I did my 7 min run x 2 min walk x 6
  4. I worked on Calculus which is due tomorrow
  5. I am really happy I worked so hard on Thermo hw during the break, I can help other people out and I don't feel lost. Thank the lord

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 19

  1. Long day of classes
  2. Went grocery shopping for the first time in about 2 weeks-hurray for food!
  3. Gonna study & Go to class

Sunday, March 7, 2010

day 17

  1. cool concert
  2. did some calc
  3. Beautiful weather
  4. saw some friends

Friday, March 5, 2010

day 18

  1. Started the morning off well, yoga with my old roommate felt wonderful!!
  2. the weather is nice today, gonna go on a run of 4x2x9
  3. my current roommate asked me if she can start the running program 30 seconds run x 4:30 x 7. I am excited for her!
  4. Calc TA office hours today - my savior!!
  5. Mariachi band on campus, I'm pumped!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 17

For a sluggish day, I got some stuff done
  1. The W2 form ought to be on its way
  2. Took a thermo quiz
  3. PIZZA

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 17

  1. Found out there is a pop-quiz in class tomorrow, thanks for the notice, professor?
  2. I reviewed a Structures test with a friend, good review
  3. Went on a run today, did the intervals of 4 min walk x 2 min run x 10. Whoo! So, I really ran for 40 minutes today, awesome
  4. Did laundry, always good.
  5. had a fire alarm go off at 1 AM today, wet and rainy, but saw some friends, which is good.
  6. Got my WOot shirt in the mail today! WOOT

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 16

Really, this hasn't been as daily as is necessary. So here is a more current list of good things that have happened recently:
1. I am going to be singing more songs by Sondheim for voice lessons, such as "Another Hundred People" , "Everybody Say's Don't "
2. I went to a birthday party on Saturday, fun
3. Sunday I met with two tutors, so I am getting the support I need, I just need balance it out.

Looking forward to a choir concert for Black History Month this sunday. I will add more later. <3

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 15


  1. I felt really good about my Calc Test
  2. I had a short design lab, the time allotted is 3 hours, my group got us out in about an hour
  3. I hit the gym
  4. I got my cookies and magnet from home, thanks guys!
  5. I had a good voice lesson
  6. I had fun in choir
  7. I had practice for this Friday's Opera Night. It is going to go well
  1. I finally got in touch with a tutor for Thermo, hurray! The kid I studied with for the last test got 104/100 on the test, I got 70. The average is 40s. Lookin good!
  2. Got through the structures test
  3. Belly Dancing was fun
  4. I Got called from VA! My job is offered again!
  5. I have been reading for biology, studying thermo, trying to be a good student :)
  6. I bought a shirt online from! See the image up top! It will be here in 5 business days. It was $10 and I love it
  7. I finally looked at my choir directors personal page which has audio recordings of the music we are all singing. Here is a link to it because it is neat. My opera song "non so piu cosa son" is on there, and as a choir we are singing Bohemian Rhapsody.
  8. tomorrow is supposed to be less busy, lookin forward to it! Love you!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 14

( I think I haven't been labeling these correctly, oops!)
  1. The weather was very nice today, in the 40s. My run was a little muddy, which is always enjoyable
  2. I met with my Calc 4 tutor for the first time, I was on time and so was he, which was good.
  3. I did yoga with my roommate today, so much fun!
  4. workin hard on my tests

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 11!

  1. Yesterday an RA friend of mine had an event "I love you a latte" which was Delicious!
  2. I finally got through to the right person at the MN DMV, I gave them my address and they are sending me a package! Hurrray!
  3. My VA Roommate is mailing to MN the W2 forms
  4. Bio Test went pretty well
  5. I have been assigned 2 tutors, one for calc, one for thermo
  6. i just made cornbread

Day 11!

  1. Yesterday an RA friend of mine had an event "I love you a latte" which was Delicious!
  2. I finally got through to the right person at the MN DMV, I gave them my address and they are sending me a package! Hurrray!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 11

  1. Beautiful snowfall
  2. visited calc teach for help
  3. found a helpful study guide for tomorrow's bio test
  4. Had a great run
  5. Listening to an awesome musician April Smith!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 10

  1. I cooked myself a solid dinner today for the first time in CPA. My roommate has set off the fire alarm 3 times, so I have been really nervous about cooking there. But I was super careful, and I made myself marinated chicken with brown rice and beans! Solid meal & No Fire Alarm!
  2. I studied for my bio quiz, and it worked
  3. I was almost prepared for a thermo quiz
  4. I am going to see a Hoboken production of Rent this weekend
  5. In belly dancing today we danced to the song 'Disturbia' Totally fun!
  6. i got pretty far in structures homework that is due on Thursday
  7. At the little cafe I got 2 for 1 on a baked good, cuz its closin time!
  8. there may be a snow day, who knows

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 9!

  1. busy day
  2. choir rehearsal, saw two of my old freshman are coming to join choir now - whoo!
  3. first play rehearsal, I have the ensemble position. i hear i am going to be busy, but, at least I don't have to memorize performing lines. not my strong suit. we 'read' the play
  4. went out to the all hours bagel place after rehearsal; 11:20pm. i still have an assignment to finish and subjects to look over. Whoo! College!
  5. I appreciate having a small college campus because in the "cold" weather you don't need to travel very far
  6. More tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

day 8!

  1. I have officially accepted a role as ensemble member for Assassin's
  2. I got my package from Mom & Dad! Hooray for clothes and belly dancing stuff!!!
  3. I also got a present from my old roommate, she gave me a thermodynamic soundtrack with songs full of thermo keywords "put a lid on it" squirrel nut zippers, "under pressure", a song from They Might Be Giants. It does make getting familiar with the material more enjoyable
  4. I am making the decision to go with my heart, I am not ready to be an RA right now
  5. Hoboken had some snow today! -> I took the plaid boots on a test drive, they survived!
  6. Jessica's green plant sweater has been a hit in the library! This place might as well be a Cat Walk
Love you guys!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 7!

  1. Happy GroundHog's Day, Everybody!
  2. I got a call-back for Assassins, which is strange and a little exciting. The whole, I was positive I did horribly, and I know I will just spend my time doing something else cuz, GOD that went badly. And my next resort is that I put "has played the trumpet for 1 decade" on my little audition sheet, so I will be involved in some matter.
  3. I am getting some cookies from Alina's mother today
  4. I am doing a batch of laundry - WHOO Clean Clothes!
  5. I made some cous-cous and coffee and oatmeal. Yum!
  6. I signed up for tutors for Thermo & Structures
  7. I found the tabs for Blossom Dearie's "They say it's spring", which I love. When I sing and play it, I feel myself getting rosy cheeks because it is just so beautiful!
  8. I have Belly Dancing today!
  9. This week I get to increase my Run/Walk ratio to 1.5 minutes Run to 3.5 Min walk. This whole training program is made much easier when I realized my fancy-pants Ipod has a Stopwatch function. How convenient is that!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 6!

Lets do yesterday,
1. I went to the city and saw the Highline Bridge. Cold but very awesome
2. I saw my friends perform 3 One acts
3. I had dinner with some people from down the hall, it is good to be getting to know more people. They shared their food with me, so I will start sharing with them too.
4. I was invited to watch a taped version of the Miss America Pagent. Ms. Hawaii should have one, not Ms. Virginia

1. I was given my time slot to audition for Assassins, Monday 9:50 pm. This will be after choir practice so I will be warmed up to do a little singin
2. I am studying for my thermo class.. this is a good thing because I should be doing it
More to come!

Monday, January 25, 2010

day 6!

  1. Rainy day-> Got to wear the good ol' black raincoat. It is completely useless to use an umbrella here, it just gets abused by the wind.
  2. Stevens has put up the rope!
  3. I went on a little walk/run today
  4. I practiced for jazz band!
  5. I made a yummy salad of what was in the fridge; 1/2 yellow pepper, 1 apple (sliced very thinly) some garbanzo beans & spinach with a little olive oil
  6. In choir we are singing Bohemian Rhapsody and the Altos actually have the melody for some rockin parts!
  7. I have the opera night where I am singing my voice lesson piece around Feb. 27. That means I have to start practicing this song in front of people to lose the jitters

Sunday, January 24, 2010

day 5!

1. I went to the Met with my old friend from highschool Laura Smith
2. Doing the first load of laundry for the semester
3. The shinning is getting creepy!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 4!

  1. finally filled out an honor code violation form for that kid who cheated on Diff Eq exam
  2. got in contact with a friend from highschool, Laura smith who now lives in NYC, gonna go to the Met with her tomorrow
  3. I am going swimming soon!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 3!

1. Yesterday I enjoyed Jazz Band SSSOOO much, I got my chops back after 45 minutes in a 3 hour session
2. Yesterday I also jostled my schedule around so that I can take Choir 2 times a week
3. I might get to take a Belly Dancing class
4. Jersey Shore Finale tonight!
5. I have a very good Calc 4 recitation teacher, I am very excited. Can you believe I am in Calc 4?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 2! of new semester

This is for yesterday
1. I successfully reorganized my side of the room, I am so happy to have my own space
2. I ate lunch and dinner with friends
3. I started the 13 week run/walk program, it was so slow! But it was good to be outside for a whole half hour

For today
1. I have fudged my schedule a little bit so I can go to choir both times a week
2. I received a letter from a good friend in my mailbox at school!
3. I tried to swim today!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 26! or is it Day 1 of a new semester?

1. I had a safe flight
2. I had a great cup of coffee this morning
3. I got to catch up with a few friends today
4. I stocked my cabinets with enough food for a few days
5. The weather is very warm and dry
6. I am rereading The Shining with the knowledge of the true meaning of REDRUM, which is a lot of fun. It passed the time in the humongous line at the airport
7. All of my possessions were in perfect condition after the flight! No broken Ukulele or cups! Thanks for the pro packing job!