Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

I have been doing so much homework lately. I have had essays due and homework and I am beginning to feel the stress of the last 2 weeks of school. Last week I was sick and started to get better but then I got even worse. I went to the doctor again and they gave me more medicine. I really did not want to be sick during the last week of classes. I am looking forward to the semester being over because I need a brake. Time has gone by so fast. I remember when I was barely moving in to my apartment and now I am going home for the holidays. I cant even think that far ahead yet, I need to get past all the work first.

Emblazon: to inscribe or adorn with or as if with heraldic bearings or devices
Incongruous: Lacking in harmony; incompatible

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

I am so sick! I have a very bad cold and my head hurts really bad. I went to the doctor today and she gave me some medicine so that I can get better soon. Hopefully I can get better by Saturday! My dance group is having a show this Saturday and we have been preparing for it for months. If I am sick it will ruin everything. I took my medicine already and I have been resting a lot but I can't rest too much becauswe I have a lot of work to do. I am currently doing my POLS195A homework, I just finished my POLS 100W essay, and soon have to start on my essay due Monday for my POLS 160A class. On Tuesday I am presenting for POLS 100W and Wednesday I have review for my POLS 160A final. Thursday I have 2 papers due and the week after that I have finals. I am so nervous. I know I can do this but I have been feeling overwhelmed with all the work. I just have to organize myself. I can do this! Hopefully I get better, I hate being sick!

churlish: 1.boorish or rude 2.Of a churl; peasantlike 3.Stingy; mean
Serry: To crowd closely together

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Oops! I forgot the vocabulary

Pansophy: universal wisdom or knowledge

Catawampus: askew; crooked

November 10, 2011

I am on my way home for the third time this week. I went home Monday and Tuesday. The reason is that my dance group from Salinas is having a show this Saturday. I was not planning to go to practice, I was just going to show up for the performance on Saturday but my dad got a job in San Jose and commutes everyday. I have been coming back to San jose at 5 in the mooring when he comes to work and leaving when he gets off. It has been a tough week but I really need to go to practice. I already know the dances being performed but I want to feel confident or Saturday. I am scared about one of the dances. Its a solo which means that only one couple dance it. My instructor decided to give me that solo. It is a really tiring dance and I don't know if I can do it. I'm scared! Hopefully everything goes well. I'm excited about dancing with my group, I've missed them.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3, 2011

It's cold and raining outside. It's such a gloomy day. I was having a good week until i went to my 9:00 class thismorning. I got a paper back and I did not do too good on it. It was so bad that the teacher told me that I need to see a writing tutor. I guess I just have to work harder. I am just used to getting A's in my community college and now that I am at SJSU I realize that I am not as smart as I thought. I am doing well in my Monday and Wednesday class and that one I am not too worried about but I just have to put more effort on the rest.
This week I had my first performance with the dance group from SJSU. It was not what I expected. It is very different than my old group. I miss my old group. I will be performing with them next Saturday in Fresno and I cannot wait. This weekend should be fun. My friends are coming to visit and we are going to a concert at the convention center. That should be fun.

skulk: to move in a stealthy or furtive manner

obscurantism: Opposition to the increase and spread of knowledge.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011

Since we went over how far behind I am on my blogs, I decided to write today. Most of the time its just because I forget but I am going to try really hard to remember from now on. It's barely Tuesday and I already want the week to be over. Today I had 2 essays due and on Thursday I have one essay and a midterm. I guess I like it because it akes the week go by faster. All the work keeps me busy and I like that. I just want Thursday to be over. Friday I have practice for the dance group at SJSU and I might go to Great America for the lsay time this year. Me and my friends from back home bought the season pass for Great America and have been going every week. During teh summer we would usually go to Great America every Wednesday because none of us had class that day. It was always fun. Saturday I am planning to go home for the day becasue my uncles will be participating in a mud race. I am the designated photographer for the day. It should be a fun day with the family.
On Sunday I have my first performance with the dance group from SJSU. I don't know if I should be nervous or excited about it. I'm actually not even looking forward to it. I just really miss my dance group from Salinas and the way things are run over there. It is very different. I am still a part of the group over there and we have two very big performances coming up in about two weeks. I can't wait. Next Saturday My friends from Salinas are going to spend the weekend in San Jose with me because we are going to a concert at the Convention Center. I cant wait for that either. I feel really happy right now. I feel like school is going really well because I am keeping up with my work and I am juggling everything else going on in my life.
I did my 4 hours of surverys yesterday and today and it was not as bad as I thought it would be. Some people were actually really nice. One lady who answered all the questions says she has worked calling people too and knew what it felt like to have people hang up on you. Most people did not answer but that was okay. Now I know not to hang up on people that call me for research.

Moot: Open to discussion or debate; doubtful.

 Loll: To recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge

Friday, October 21, 2011

October 21, 2011

It's finally the weekend! This week i had a lot of work to do. It was a tough week but I'm glad it's over. Next week i have a midterm and an essay due. I am so happy because I received a scholarship that i desperately needed. Today I don't have class but i do have dance practice later today. I have practice for the group in San Jose today and practice for the group in Salinas tomorrow. I am going home tomorrow morning so I can make it to practice. Time has been going by so fast. I just realized that it is almost thanksgiving! Finals are a couple of weeks after that.
This week I wrote my essay on the Dream Act. It was passed earlier this week. I think this is a great opportunity for more students to go to college. A reason why I agree with this act is becasue I come from a place where I hear a lot about immigration. There is a lot of fear of being deported. Most of the people at my high school were mexican and some were illegal immigrants. It was sad for me to see some very bright students that could not afford to go to a university just becasue they could not afford it and did not have the chance of applying for financial aid. I have a friends who are studying at a community college so that they have time to work so they can afford going to a university. I think that the Dream Act will bring opportunities to many people who never thought they could go to college.

Decry - v. To express strong disapproval of
Variegated-having discrete markings of different colors