Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Street Painting

I am packing for my upcoming trip and the break and I just found a pair splatter- painted sweat pants and I just realized that I got them Homecoming Week at street painting. As Diversity Vice President of the student body, my council and I decided to paint our logo along with the rest of the clubs on campus. Because we have so many organizations painting at the same time, the entire street is blocked off at nine and hundreds of students come out and get a little paint on them as they paint their hearts away to with best Homecoming logo. There was food, loud music, a dance going on at the same time across the street and tons of Aggies showing off their school spirit and club pride. The Native American Student Council won this year; the theme was “here there and everywhere,” and they painted a beautiful feather fluttering around campus. My council had a little extra hand as the painting got out of hand and we began a paint fight!

Talent Show After Show

I live on campus, there are always activities going on, for example I just came across some fantastic pictures of Chase, some of our friends and I lip-syncing at a talent show that we hosted not too long ago. The talent show was for everyone Living Learning Community. We called it LLC’s Got Talent! Our top winners included a guitar and singing piece, a trumpet, and my favorite was a Scottish dance. Chase and I waited until everyone left to sing our hearts out! Ken, the sound technician was laughing at us from the light booth without us knowing because we were singing to Disney’s “A whole new world.” Hey Ken, it’s the only song we both knew!

Krista's Helicopter Ride

Okay so it really wasn’t off the ground but I did it! I rode in a helicopter. Sure was on the back of a truck during the homecoming parade but it was still pretty exhilarating! I and other ASUSU officers rode on Student government float for the Homecoming parade this September. It was so fun because we got both sides of the street to out compete each other in a Utah State cheer. One side of the street would yell UTAH! As loud as they could and the other side would yell twice as loud STATE! We kept this up for about three quarters of the parade but by the time we were done with the parade my voice was gone. What I love about this place is that it’s not just the college that has aggie spirit, the whole town turns out to our events and the parade had so many people with aggie gear that it looked like a sea of blue.

Cram and Flush

It’s approximately three thirty on this fine snowy morning. I am currently finishing up the last of my papers due for the week so I can focus on studying for Global Issues and Latin American politics and government and get ready to go to Egypt. Yes! I leave Friday and I am super excited to get this finals week over so I can sleep on the entire fifteen hour plane ride.

You have to love the college life: no sleep, poor diet, and stress that will make your hair fall out! Haha, okay that’s my case right now but it’s not the same for everyone. One piece of advice, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! Things come up very unexpectedly and it’s better to be ready than scrambling at the last minute. For now I am using what someone told me today is the “cram and flush” method way of studying (I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS BUT AT THIS POINT IT’S URGENTLY NEEDED). The strategy is simple, cram all the information you possibly can into your brain the night or two nights before the test and after the two hour long final with a swift “woosh” the information is gone from your brain, never to be seen again! It’s like magic, even though it will not get you a good grade. I guess I better get back to studying because this method is not effective if there is nothing in my brain to begin with. Good luck with whatever tests are coming up for you and please wish me luck because I am going to need it tomorrow!