Archive for November 5th, 2010

Almost didn’t…

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Okay, so it was 9:30am and I had just finished my Stats class.  I had a ton of things that I could have done before my 12:30 class.  One, start my research for a paper that’s due next Tuesday.  Two, do the Stats homework I was just assigned.  Three, read the next story for my Horror Lit class.  Etc, Etc.  But there I was, standing in the parking lot.  I knew that I still had to pick up some boxes for the Sock Drive, and I also knew that I could take a chance and see if there was short line at the voting station.  So I did.  And you know what?  I almost didn’t vote today.  This really surprised me.  You see, I often complain about what’s going on in politics, and I feel I can justly do so, because I vote.  It doesn’t seem to make much sense to me when I hear people complain like a mob of angry shoppers about what’s going in government, and then I usually always hear: “And that’s why I don’t vote.”  Today, I was almost a member of that angry mob.  I almost didn’t vote.  I think it’s crazy.  I mean if you feel strongly about something, then try to be a part of it, by changing it, or keeping it the same.  No matter your party:  Republican, Democrat, Independent, Tea Party, WHATEVER, it doesn’t matter.  What does matter is your voice.  Make sure it’s heard.  Vote.

A Huge Success

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I can’t talk, but I’m alive!  Sorry I disappeared for a while.  No, I wasn’t attacked by the ghost in the bathroom of the Venice Library, but I was attacked by a werewolf, and it was an absolute blast!  My voice is slowly coming back after four days of screaming. All this week I helped out the POP Culture Club with the annual Haunted House, and it was a HUGE success.  We raised approximately $1000.  It was a lot of sweat, but it was all worth it.  I worked until 10:30ish (along with several other club members) from Tuesday until Thursday night.  Last night we closed up shop at 11:30pm.  While we were all having insane amounts of fun we also had to attend classes, do our homework, and take exams.  I’m telling you right now that it WAS NOT EASY.  And I would like to give a shout out to my friend Casey (President of the Pop Culture Club) who joined me with getting two of the highest grades on our Archeology Midterm this week. We both managed to pull off A’s.  That balance I talked about earlier was extremely challenging this past week.  I think I almost broke, but I managed to keep my cranium from exploding.

Well, it’s Saturday night, and tomorrow at 9am we are taking down the Haunted House.

And now that the Haunted House is over, it’s off to the next club project: The Veterans ExchangeToes for Joes” Sock Drive, which kicks of this coming Wed, November 3rd at the Fall Ball.  We will be placing three boxes on campus in BLDG 100, BLDG 800, and BLDG 600.  It is our goal to collect as many clean and unopened packages of work or athletic socks as possible.  When the drive ends on November 12th, all of the socks will be placed in Personal Hygiene Care Packages which will then be sent to local troops currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Well, that’s enough for now.  I’ll try not to stay away so long next time!