Can you imagine spending every day of your life dreaming about an experience that you had from the past? Well, that is how I have felt ever since I came back from the study abroad program. I love my family, friends, and life here in the United States, but I keep on dreaming of the day when I can go back to Barcelona. Anyway, there is a reunion of all of the professors and students that went, so I might stop by tomorrow.
So, I got a chance to update my website again. There are lots of new things on there, including my internship experience and new projects. There is still a lot of work to do, but at least what is up there is up to date again. I did, however, finally change the navigation bar to use fluid width- there’s some small issues with the marquee text, but the navigation menu itself is now centered for all sizes.
There are sometimes days when I curse chatting (charlando, in Spanish) online- it hinders productivity, it’s an easy way to get a hold of someone, and there’s usually no easy way out. But, that’s not the case today. :) I have 7 first-cousins, all of which lived in India for their childhood years. Three of them have gotten married and two of them have moved to the US, so I have been meeting with them about once a year, which has been nice.
Very simply put: VOTE! All too many times, people have assumed that a certain candidate will win. Well, unless you fill in the bubble that says he/she will win, then it is not guaranteed that they will win. I am super-excited about being able to vote in my first Presidential election, and you should all be excited about having a say in who gets to be the country’s next President! Go out there and vote!
School can definitely keep me busy. Sometimes, it gets to the point where it is so busy that it causes more stress than enjoyment of learning. Exactly when the stress is at its max, GT decides that its students need a break. They picked a good time for it, and I, along with many others, have come back refreshed and ready for the next 6 weeks (before Thanksgiving break comes along).
When you work so hard on something, it is sometimes really hard to see the silver lining around it. For example, if you study constantly for 3 days for a test and then it does not go as well as you had hoped (though certainly not bad), it’s hard to say that you are happy with it. But, there are always other things to look forward to- such as Fall Break.
Today has been a day of networking. First, I finished up homework for my networking course. Then, I went to the most amazing session ever- about social networking and Web 2.0! Expect to find me on a billion more networks (okay, maybe not that many but a good bit) by the end of the day. Yaaaaaay Web 2.0!!! :D
It has been insanely busy here, since I am trying to finish all of my reading before I head off to the Grace Hopper Conference. So, in the meantime, here are the countdowns that are helping me look past the still-pretty-large mountain of work left to do: 3 days until the Grace Hopper Conference 13 days until Fall Break (and 2 midterms & grad school apps are done) ~2.5 months until graduation (and Christmas break!) Anyway, it has been quite busy, but it’s definitely going to be tons of fun.
There is a mountain of reading on my desk. No, I am not kidding- it really is a pile of papers taller than me. It’s a tall order ( get it? ;) ) to have to get through all of the reading this weekend, but it will be worth it in the end. In other news, Fall Break is only 22 days away, and the Grace Hopper Conference is about 10 days away, so I am super-excited.
“Once in a lifetime means there’s no second chance.”-High School Musical 2 It has been well over a year, and yet, I relive it every day as if it was yesterday. Nowhere else have I found the perfect combination of classes, culture, and technology. As I sit here trying to concentrate on my reading, all I can think about is going back to the place of my dreams. Whether it was walking to the beach, going to the English movie theater, visiting the gorgeous musical fountains of Mont Juic, or just strolling down a few streets to Placa Catalunya or even to El Mercado… every moment was magical, and it still is… every day.