"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn


Lazy days of summer?

Hello there.
Forgive me for not blogging recently, but summer in Santa Barbara
has been so wonderful and relaxing and...

I guess I should tell you about all the goals I have been accomplishing...
Three to be exact ;)

Firstly, this summer and fall I am accomplishing goal

#096: Assist in Research at UCSB.
I kind of hate the fact that UCSB has this crazy party school reputation.
Yeah, students here certainly know how to let loose,
(hah. In more ways than one)
but MAN are they smart!  This school is ranked as the 11th best public 
university by US News & World Report, has five Nobel Prize winners as faculty members,
has the 2nd best communication program in the country, and 
and is reported have more satisfied students than any other UC campus.

So take that!

I am not one to let great opportunities pass me by, so when I found out that 
UCSB also happens to be one of the largest research institutions in the country,
I decided that I would never forgive myself if I didn't get involved in some way. 
I contacted a teacher I had last quarter, Professor Linda M. Putnam,
who actually created a fundamental theory in the world of communication,
and now I am spending my summer days researching the 
2007 Writer's Guild of America strike and how "new media" was involved.
Hooray for the advancement of knowledge!

You may have laughed when you saw that my list included
#085: Run a mile without stopping.
Yeah.. embarrassing.

Its just that, the last time I remember actually "running a mile" was in middle school,
and I KNOW I stopped to take a breather every now and again. 
However, like the dummy I am, I forgot to take into account the fact that I
was a high school athlete when I was making the list for my Day Zero Project.
 I may not have been "running miles", but with volleyball in the summer & fall 
and softball in the winter & spring, hell weeks, two-a-days, and 5 AM practices,
I was getting an insaneee workout. 

Going to college and not playing sports has been really weird for me; I feel like
I have had to recreate my entire identity. I've taken volleyball classes
here at UCSB just because I miss it so dang much and even yoga classes
just to remain active. Last quarter I wasn't taking any physical education classes,
so I started going to the gym (did I mention that UCSB is the most physically fit
campus in the country?). 

Long story short, I have been running 2-4 miles at the gym every time I go,
depending on how long I am there. I just realized that today, actually.
And I thought this was going to be one of the hard goals! 

Last but not least, I was looking over my list
when I realized that I accomplished a goal a while ago and forgot to tell you about it,
#067: Contact and thank an old teacher.
Do you remember when one of my high school teachers
sent me a letter that I wrote to myself in 10th grade? 
Which prompted me to, once again, write a letter to my future self?
I emailed her. I thought it was so sweet that she followed through
with her promise, when the entire class most likely forgot all about it.

I also emailed Dr. Mark Rose, an English professor at UCSB. 
I have taken three classes that he taught... all of which were about Shakespeare.
He may or may not have ignited a teeny obsession I now have for Old Willy. 
Seriously, Dr. Rose was great, and if anyone out there goes to UCSB,
I highly recommend that you take one of his classes! 

Well, not that this hasn't been fun or anything,
but this is where we say goodbye. I am pretty sure I made myself
look like such a nerd, but I can't really tell because I am literally
fighting to keep my eyelids open. Peace out everyone ♥


Anonymous said...

Wow you have been productive. Unlike me I've been slacking. haha. I love you and how amazing you are and how cute you are in your blog... And I swear I am not a lesbian. haha

<3 Alejia

Anonymous said...

haha i'm not an incestuous lesbian either! love you cella! i am jealous of you and your getting-shit-done ways.
love shelly