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Wednesday, November 15th, 2000
7:09 pm
Well....good things going on in the freezin' Sherman. First of all, (my gosh, that sounds like I am getting ready to start a paper), I got the job at Cho-Yeh this summer so I will be working there for part of the summer. I can't wait!!!! The kids will be awesome and I am sure the experience will be a memorable one!!! I am also excited because I am getting a scanner for my birthday, possibly as early as Thanksgiving and for an early Christmas present I am going to get my dad's old manual Canon camera. It's gonna be great....so stay posted for me to scan you some of my photography, ok????? What else is going on....hmmmmmm........I am in the process of writing two papers, so that is all good, and I am done with one of them....so that is good news. More good news....I may get to go home a day early for Thanksgiving because two out of the three classes I have on Wednesday of next week aren't meeting. How awesome is that? I still have to check with one prof to see if she is going to hold class.....I hope not.....
Well, I am going to make a phone call and I will check in with y'all again soon!! Take care and keep smilin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, October 29th, 2000
1:37 am
Hey guys, I know that it has been a long time, but I am back. Things at school are kind of stressful with so many assignments and then things going on in my personal life. However, I am trying to stay as up beat as possible. One of my friends took me out and we went to several Goodwill stores in Sherman. They are so great!!! We found some of the funniest clothes and accessories there. We designated the day as "Goodwill hunting" day because we went to two of the Goodwills in Sherman. Well, off to hit the books and then catch up to get that one extra hour of sleep. Take care y'all!!
Wednesday, October 18th, 2000
5:09 pm
Hey guys!! Man, what a long day......I woke up this morning to try and do some Tae-Bo (yeah right, I was way too tired!!!!) so I hit snooze for another fifteen minutes. Then at nine I met with my C/I class and we drove to Argyle to go to my C/I instructor's house. Man, is it beautiful!!!! He and his wife designed it themselves and I am sooo incredibly jealous. It is made of limestone on the outside and has all of his architecture work on the inside. He is so incredibly talented!!!! Then we went to see an Ansel Adams show and a painting show by Ed Kippings. At least I think that is his name. Anyway, then we ate at this great little place called the Texican Grill. Afterwards we viewed an art show at Texas Woman's University called Silent Dance: The Figure in Clay. Then we went to UNT (University of North Texas) to view a sculpture show. It was so much fun and has inspired me to use my imagination and think out of the box when I create artwork. I think that's it for now. There is not much else going on. Oh, wait a minute. I forgot to tell you about Jan Term. I got the one about the True Confessions of 19th Century Women. It wasn't my first choice, but I think that there is a possibility that I might get my first choice. Cross your fingers everyone. I talked to the professor of my first class choice and she told me to contact her in about a week to see if any of the upperclassmen have dropped because they got their internships. The class is called Child Psychopathology: Theories and Practice. You get to study psychology and certain psychological conditions in children. Not only do you do research, but you get hands on experience, too. Anyway, I hope that all things go well with that. Thanks for reading!! I have to go now. Take care!!! -Jess
Monday, October 9th, 2000
10:09 pm
Brrr...It's really cold today!!! Well, I was right when it came to my psychology test-a big old D. I am ok with it because I need to know that stuff because I am majoring in it anyway and I wouldn't want to memorize it for a test and then not know it come time to recall the fundamentals. The cool thing about this weekend is that if I work hard this week, I won't have much to do. All I need to do is correct my test, do a painting and some other minor things and I am all set!! Yeah!!! Not much else happened today-PF was boring, psych was going over the test and conditioning and learning and in art we talked about our fieldtrip to Denton and how we are going to go and see art studios, museums, and a whole bunch of other stuff......The cool thing that has been happening is that I have been invloving myself in raising awareness for justice and equality for all regardless of race and tonight I helped to make cards for the people in Tulia, TX who are suffering as a result of their race. It's really exciting because your learning goes beyond the four walls of a classroom and the world becomes the forum for gaining knowledge. I think I started to feel this way after hearing the stories of the people in Guatemala who suffered at the very hands of the people who were supposed to be protecting them. It broke my heart so much that I wanted to do something about it and I think that this is a wonderful God-given opportunity right here at AC. Well, I will write again later and let y'all know what's goin' on. (If anything...he he!!)
Saturday, October 7th, 2000
5:02 pm
Hey guys-Is it cold here or what? Man, I was supposed to go to a trash pick-up for APO this morning, but it was so cold and rainy that they called it off!! (That was good because I was able to crawl back into my warm bed and get some rest!!) As far as other things are concerned, I am doing well. I am looking forward to Jan Term because I found two on-campus ones that I really want to take!!!! I either want to take Modern Cinema and the Bible with Steve Stell or Child Psychopathology: Theories and Practice. I can't decide, but I better soon because registration is coming up. Oh, and by the way, my Tae-Bo yesterday was so wonderful!! I loved it!!!! It was really hard because the girl I was working out with was using the advanced tape. I look forward to Monday when I do it all again!!!! And another thing I enjoyed doing last night was hanging out with the people of Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship. We played Taboo until we were absolutely silly and then popped popcorn and watched Where the Heart Is which is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time!!! I highly recommend it!! Ok, I have to get back to work now!! Take care and may the Lord bless you today!!!
Friday, October 6th, 2000
1:05 am
Hey guys-I need to get to bed soon, but not before I tell y'all what's been going on up here. Well, I went to two really good bible studies tonight and I am also in the process of organizing my time for school, homework, myself, and exercise. Speaking of exercise......(this was a great segway......I couldn't have planned it any better......) some of the girls from one of my bible studies are going to do Tae-Bo on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at seven and I am going to join them!!! Yeah for me!!! I think it will help reduce my stress, improve my outlook on life, and increase my energy. And why not????? Tae-Bo sounds like great fun!!!!!! Good stuff going on in Sherman, TX!!!!!!
Thursday, October 5th, 2000
9:54 am
I am writing from the soon-to-be shivering town of Sherman, TX. The weather here is nice, but I can't wait for this weekend. At least the nice weather will keep my mind of my troubles in Sherman. I guess the biggest problem for me right now is staying awake in English class. I woke up this morning with energy and enthusiasm ready to prove to my professor that I could handle his early morning class with the really long lectures. Well today wasn't my day. I was drifting of to sleep (notice my word choice, I wasn't falling asleep) and at one point he whistled at me and then he banged on my desk. What's up with that? Can't he just let me suffer the consequences of missing a few parts of his wild tangents instead of thoroughly embarrassing me in front of the class? I guess not!!! Now I have to write a kick-butt essay to prove that I do have worthy experiences in literature and that I am paying attention. The worst thing about all of this is that I care so much about my grades and my performance in school. It's just that I make some mistakes and falling asleep is one of them. I am so sorry!! I just wonder how I can make it up to the professor to be an outstanding student instead of one of his lazy bums......... :(
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000
11:43 pm
I can't believe this-it's almost the end of the day and it is the first time for me to write!! Well, I have an excuse. What is it, you ask? Well, I came out of my statistics exam wiped (it wasn't that hard, it was just a little long-it had those multi-part problems that go from a-e, yeah you know the ones). Then I came back to the dorm to do laundry. (My favorite thing for a dorm-a stain stick. That thing is my best friend-it rocks my world!!!! It came in use the other day when I accidentally painted our carpet dark green over the light blue-oops!!) Then I was having computer problems and before I knew it the time was five-thirty and it was time to go to my bible study. After that I came back to the dorm to do some more studying before going to the Alpha Phi Omega meeting. That is going to be an organization I am going to have a lot of fun with. It's going to keep me plenty busy though. Speaking of which I think I have once again committed my infamous crime of over committing myself to student organizations. I don't know what I am going to do!!! There are just so many in college that you want to become active in, especially when you have a broad set of interests like I do. I don't know.......... I have the best intentions though. I think that I am going to save the world, but I guess I can't do that splitting my time between eighty-million organizations. Well, not really, but it feels like it. Oh, and to make things worse I missed the presidential debate. That is stuff that I need to pay attention to. I care about what is happening with our future. You wouldn't think so, though because I am not even registered to vote yet in this county!! Ahhh-I can be so irresponsible sometimes. Well, I need to get some more reading done and then I am going to head to bed. I was so tired today that I was physically in English class, but I was actually in another world. That's why I came back from class and slept a couple of hours. Ahh, naps......you don't have to be eighty to appreciate them.......my advice.......schedule your life so you can take them...............often.......... :)
Monday, October 2nd, 2000
8:38 pm
Study break!!!!
Time for a study break!! I buckled down and read the rest of the novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. I liked Maya Angelou's writing style and the way that she can use captivating words to bring her experiences to life!! Anyway, I think that things are starting to calm down this week. It was Monday and Tuesday that were going to be the hardest with my two exams. Tomorrow I don't have many plans other than go to a Bible Study during dinner, go to an Alpha Phi Omega pledgeship meeting at eight, and then to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I am also looking into joining CAJA (Central- Caribbean American Justice Awareness) Organization that works with refugees who have just come from Latin America, Africa, and Asia as well as learning what is happening in Columbia and Central America. Wait a minute, I sound like an advertisement, don't I? Well, I am just trying to familiarize myself with the organization in order to make an informed decision. I think it would be a great thing to join......I just don't want to over commit myself. Freshman year is hard enough as it is. I gotta get to studying stats now, peace out!!!!
5:58 pm
Just joining the LiveJournal Community!!!!
6:05 pm-It's three hours after I started to surf the internet and I have successfully procrastinated in studying for my elementary statistics tests tomorrow. It is my first one. I suppose I should be more concerned, but the professor lets us use the book. As long as know where things are in the book and what I am doing, I should be ok, right? Oh, well, I guess this whole freshman college thing is a new experience!!! Besides, I was exhausted after studying for my general psychology exam today. I needed a break!!! Well, I am off. It's time to hit the books!! I'll update you later on how my studying is going!!!
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