|I'm in the library "working on my SIP" right now
||[Nov. 15th, 2006|11:06 pm]
I didn't get in to TFA. I found out on election day. I was surprised. Then confused. Still confused, but less upset. Gypsy (ex-border studies director who wrote one of my recommendations) said she wanted me to get her a phone number and a name of a person to talk to, and said she was going to bat for me because it was ridiculous. While it was tempting, I have decided that I don't want to work for an organization that doesn't see my talent anyway. |
I also failed COMPS. I went in and talked to Profesora Valle about it today and told her how I thought it was frustrating how I could get A's in all of the Spanish classes I've taken over the past four years and then fail COMPs, along with 70% of the senior Spanish majors. Her response was that she didn't see my point, "since this happens every year." I'm re-taking the son-of-a-bitch test on Friday.
Ok, so now for the actual exciting news. I'm participating in an emergency response delegation to Oaxaca, Mexico with Witness for Peace during the first week of December. Go here: http://www.witnessforpeace.org/ Click on the first link, it explains the delegation I will be attending. I'm really looking forward to this. And what I really need right now is something to look forward to. Since my winter break starts with Thanksgiving break, my December schedule will look like this:
Nov 22- Fly from Kalamazoo to DC for Thanksgiving (I have a late night flight with a layover in Chicago, the busiest aiport of the country, on the busiest travel day of the year. Should be awesome.)
Dec 1- Leave DC and fly to Oaxaca
Dec 1 to Dec 8 - In Oaxaca w/ WFP delegation
Dec 8- arrive in Mexico City
Dec 8 - 20 - Chill in Mexico City, Tenancingo, Toluca and (and possibly a spontaneous trip to Acapulco!!!) with Dorothy, Claudia y los de mas. CAN'T WAIT. (Camo, Dwayne and Sarah will also be in Mexico City from Dec. 15-20!)
Dec 20 - Fly to back to DC
Jan 2 - Back to Kalamazoo, start classes again the next day.
So now I should probably get back to working on my SIP, so I don't flunk out of school altogether.
Oh wait, one more thing:
From the front page of CNN.com: "Soldier: I raped Iraqi girl, then helped kill her"
Thank god we have freedom fighters.