Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What did I do in Florida?

I'm leaving my Grandparents house in Florida tomorrow and I had a lot of fun while I was here. It was great to spend the holidays with them because I hadn't seen them since the summer. Here are a few things that we did:

We went downtown to walk around the river, which was very pretty, although it was a little chilly. We went to the aquarium too. We saw some cool fish. I also got to touch some starfish!

The Dali Museum:
In St. Petersburg there is museum that has many works by Salvador Dali. I studied him in Spanish class in high school. It was neat to see some of his works because I actually knew who he was. He is a CREATIVE artist. All of his paintings were amazing! We listened to a tour too, so I learned a lot more about him.

Homosassa State Park:
I got to see so many animals including: MANATEES!, hippo, wolves, owls, bobcat, panther, many types of birds, alligator, turtles, deer, and many more. This place was pretty cool! I was standing like 3 feet away from a 6,000-lb hippo. He was HUGE! We listened to a manatee presentation which was interesting. I learned that they feed the rescued manatees 600 lbs of food a day. That's a lot!

Tomorrow I'm headed to Louisville to spend the night. I will get to see some friends and pick up someone too!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you!

I had a great Christmas day with my family including my grandparents. One of my best gifts was the time I got to spend with my family. I always have fun with them. I had a DELICIOUS dinner as well. Hope you had a great Christmas too!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas in Florida

Tomorrow my Mom, Chris, and I leave for New Port Richey, Florida to spend Christmas with my grandparents. My Dad and Nick are already down there because they went to the UofL bowl game in St. Petersburg. We will be leaving after Chris gets out of school and drive for awhile and stop somewhere to spend the night. We will finish the 20+ hour drive on Christmas Eve. We have never driven this way to Florida before and so we will see what driving down I-95 is like.

I'm ready for some sun and warm weather! It isn't supposed to be as warm as I would like, but I'll take anything! It's been cold up here in Connecticut. We will be down there for a week and then head back up. I haven't seen my grandparents since the summer so I'm excited to spend some time with them.

I'm not sure what we are going to be doing while we're down there, but I'm sure I will have fun! I will be sure you to update you.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I made all A's this semester which equals a 4.0! I'm so happy! Hopefully next semester will be just as successful. Overall I had a great semester and enjoyed my classes. I feel like I gained a lot more knowledge and I hope to do the same in a few weeks. But for right now I am going to ENJOY this break with no homework, papers, or tests.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Missing mp3 Player

Today on my way back from Preston I lost my mp3 player. I know I put it in my pocket on my way out, but when I got back to my dorm it was gone! I didn't have time to look for it then so I looked an hour later and it is no where to be found :( Who knows.. maybe it will show up! The good thing is it wasn't an expensive one. It also had my arm band and headphones with it too.

Looks like I'm going to need to get a new one....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I'm halfway through finals week! Two finals complete, two more to go. My first two went okay, so I think I ended up with an A in both of those classes. I have Educational Psychology and Spanish left. Not too worried about either of those, but I still need to study. I've been getting my grades back from all my presentations and projects from the last few weeks and all of my hard work has paid off! I have gotten A's on everything so far. YAY!

I'm ready for this semester to be over. I'm ready to go home to relax, spend time with my family, and not worry about school work! I will be flying home Friday night and it's going to feel great to be home again and for 5 WEEKS! :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010


It's snowing! We are supposed to get 1-3 inches! It just keeps on coming. The funny thing is at home in Connecticut it is in the 50's and rainy. And here in Bowling Green it's it's in the 20's and snowing.

Below are some pictures that I took from my window:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

GLEE - Baby, It's Cold Outside (Full Performance from 12/7)

Glee Christmas was this week! This was probably my favorite song of the week. And it fits perfectly with the cold weather outside this week.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

And these last two weeks begin...

Only 2 weeks until Winter Break! It cannot come any faster!! I'm excited to celebrate Christmas with my family and not worry about school. But first I must make it through these next two weeks.

I have three presentations due this week! That means a lot of work and practice! Tuesday I have my Communication Disorder online class presentation. It is a 20-30 minute presentation on Early Intervention in Speech-Language Pathology. On Wednesday I have my Educational Psychology presentation that last 10 minutes. Our 12 or so page paper is also do that day. We will presenting topics in Educational Psychology that relates to how to teach kickball. My last presentation for the week is for my Honors Coll class. I have to present about medical history and an interview for15 minutes. Luckily all of these presentations are with a partner or group, so I don't have to give any by myself. Also, this week I have my Spanish speaking part of my final which I will be speaking Spanish for about 10 minutes with my professor. Wish me luck!

Next week is finals week! I will be taking 4 finals (Sociology, Communication Disorders, Spanish, and Educational Psychology).... so I need to start studying!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Movies

I'm determined to watch some great Christmas movies this year! Here are some that I really like and definitely want to see sometime between now and Christmas:

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Real People Version)
2. Elf
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1994 Version)
4. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
5. The Santa Clause
6. The Polar Express
7. The Christmas List
8. A Christmas Story (Have never seen it!)
9. Eloise at Christmas Time
10. It's a Wonderful Life (Have never seen it!)

It would be really nice if I didn't have to watch all of these movies by myself. Who wants to watch ALL of these with me?!?

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Little Blue Book

I picked up a reflection book at church for the season of Advent. It is called "The Little Blue Book." I would like to share what it had to say for the First Sunday of Advent, which was yesterday.

27 days till Christmas.....and they'll probably be busier than any other 27-stretch of the year.
Something gets in us and we begin thinking we've got to find ways to make this year's Christmas bigger than last year's. Whatever surprise gift we pulled off last year, this year's has to be bigger. Whatever decorating we did last year, this year's has to outdo it.
If that's the race we're caught in, we ought to get off the track. Instead of "bigger" think "better." Or, instead of "bigger" think "different."
The point is to enjoy the feast of Christmas even more, not take the fun out of it. This is a wonderful time of year, one that is dear to us, rich in memories and customs, with sights, sounds, smells all round that make us glad we're human beings.
That fits, because we're celebrating how glad we are that God become a human being.

Just something to think about.....

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Candy Making Time

Today I made lots and lots of Christmas candy. I spent a few hours on them. They sure look and taste delicious!

This is what I made:

- Vanilla with Raisins
- Vanilla with Rice Krispies
- Vanilla and Red Vanilla with Peppermint
- Vanilla with Peppermint
- Mint Chocolate in the Shape of Christmas Lights
- Red Vanilla in the Shape of Christmas Trees
- Chocolate with Heath
- Chocolate with Rice Krispies

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! (one day late) Hope you had a great one because I sure did. My family and I went to the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. It was really good. It was super busy so we weren't in the front row along the railings, but we sure had great spots compared to other people! My Mom and I stood together because we left two hours earlier than my Dad, Nick, and Chris, so they they stood further away and didn't have as good experience as us, because we could see everything! We got to see tons of giant balloons, famous people (including, Miranda Cosgrove, Jessica Simpson, Kayne West, Joan Rivers, and Jimmy Fallon), and lots and lots of floats! It was cold the entire time, but it could have been worse. I hope to go again next year! We then came home and had a delicious Thanksgiving feast!

Since it's Thanksgiving time I thought I would write a list of all the things that I am thankful for... but I thought the list would take forever because it would be so LONG! So I'm going to keep it short and thank God for all the wonderful things he has given me in life!

Here are some pictures from the parade:

Buzz Lightyear

Kayne West on the NYC Float



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Home at Last!

Yesterday I left Bowling Green, KY and made it home to Southbury, CT! This is my first time home since the semester started in August. It feels really good to be home! I really missed my family and it's great to be all together again. I am looking forward to a fun and relaxing break.

Yesterday was my first time flying by myself. It wasn't bad at all! And luckily I didn't have to get a TSA pat down! (Probably because I was in Louisville, which is a small airport) The flights weren't too bad and I found my connecting flight easily! I hope my flight back to Bowling Green will be a good experience too.

So what I am doing over Thanksgiving break?

Thanksgiving day I am going to the Macy's Day Parade in New York City. I have never been before and I am super excited! Mom and I are leaving the house at 4:30 am or so to get there! Later my dad and brothers will meet us there. Then we are coming home for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. I already made the mashed potatoes for tomorrow and they look yummy! It will be my Mom, Dad, Nick, Chris, and I... a great family meal together :) It has been YEARS since only the five of us are together for Thanksgiving.

I'm not sure what we are going to be doing after Thanksgiving. Black Friday shopping? Hmm... don't think so, I'm thinking I want to sleep instead. We might see a movie, possibly "Unstoppable" with the family. But my Mom and I want to see "Love and Other Drugs." I'm sure whatever we do it will be fun.

I will be sure to update you about my break! Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Harry Potter 7 Part 1

I saw Harry Potter yesterday!! Basically it was really really good and I think if you haven't seen it you should go! Considering I haven't seen the past two movies and haven't read any of the books passed the 3rd one, it wasn't confusing. The ending was a cliff hanger, but it wasn't like I needed to see the end right then. I can't wait to see the second part during the summer!

I'm hoping to start the 4th book soon, maybe during Thanksgiving break? We shall see....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

100th Post!

I can't believe that this is my 100th post! This is very exciting. I didn't think I was going to keep up my blog this long, but I have.
Today is exactly one week until I will be flying home for Thanksgiving break! I thought I'd share some pictures that I found off the internet that relate to Thanksgiving.

I'm going to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year in NYC!

Oh, Black Friday!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Jesus Getaway!

This weekend I went on a retreat called "Jesus Getaway" with the Catholic Campus Center. These are some words that I would use to describe it: fun, insightful, interesting, wonder, knowledge, relationships, relaxing, prayer, powerful, and many others for sure! It was a great experience and I learned soooo much! The retreat was focused on the Eurcharistic Life. What does it mean to live your life Eucharistically?

Here are some quotes that I found thought provoking (some said by other retreaties, from the Bible, or from famous people):

"Christ has no body now on earth but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ must look out on the world." - St. Terese of Avila

"Proclaiming the death of the Lord 'until He comes' entails that all who take part in the Eucharist be committed to changing their lives and making them in a certain way completely Eucharistic. It is that fruit of a transfigured existence and commitment to transforming the world in accordance with the gospel which splendidly illustrates the eschatological tension inherent in the celebration of the Eucharist and Christian life as a whole." - Pope JP II Ecclesia Euchaistia

"Please remove your masks unless you are a superhero."

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her"

"Taking part in Eucharistic sacrifice which is the source and summit of the Christian life, we offer the divine victim to God and offer ourselves along with it." - Vatican II

"The Eucharistic sacrifice makes present not only the mystery of Jesus' passion and death, but also the mystery of the resurrection which crowned his sacrifice"

We talked about many different topics during this retreat, but the main question was how do we live a Eucharistic life? To summarize my thoughts and what we discussed, living Eucharistically is about sacrifice and unity. We must make sacrifices to become closer to God. Also, the Catholic Church is one. We must need to come together to spread the faith and to know the real presence of God during the Eucharist. "This is my Body" becomes real when we are praying and worshiping together as one.

Another thing we discussed was how we get out of a routine during mass. Some of the other girls and I agreed that sometimes we may get distracted during mass. How do we prevent this from happening? For one, we can come to mass asking for God's guidance during the mass to help us concentrate and fully get what we need out of mass. Also, coming to mass a little earlier to pray will help too. I definitely need to work on this though, but since going on this retreat and fully understanding what is exactly happening in church I hope to be more engaged.

To end the night, we had a “teaching mass.” A teaching mass is when Father will say mass, but will explain everything that he is doing. He explains the what, who, when, why, how, etc. of the mass. It was really neat and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mass/ Eucharistic is essential and the key to the Catholic faith so it was great to learn the details of mass.

There are so many other things that I could share… but that is enough for now. I had a great time on this retreat and I hope to go on many more in the future! Sharing and listening to other young Catholics that are also trying to discover their faith is what it is all about!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Anybody Else Having This Problem??

For the past week my cell phone has been very weird. It all started a few days before the time change. I will look at my phone and the time will be an hour ahead of time. But usually a few seconds later it will change back to the normal time. I thought it would be all fixed when the time actually changed Sunday morning... but no it's still confused about the time. Over the weekend I set my alarm and it woke me up an hour early... but it still woke me up at the original time that I set it. Today, it completely screwed up. I set my alarm at 8 am, but it woke me up at 7 am. At 7 am I turned off the alarm and made sure that it was still set for 8 am. But it didn't wake me up at 8! Luckily I woke up to check the time... it was 10 minutes after 8! I am glad that I woke up or I might have been late for my class. I'm not sure if it's a Verizon thing or what. I know some people who are having similar problems with the time on their phone. Although I love me looks like I will be relying I'm my clock radio for now on!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

30 Seconds To Mars - Closer To The Edge

So I really like this song....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Spring 2011 Classes

PSY 321 Child Psychology
MWF 11:30-12:25
PE 101 Walking for Wellness
MW 1:50-2:45
HON EDU 250 Intro to Teach Ed
M 4:00-6:45
SPAN 371 Spanish Comp and Grammar
TR 9:35-10:55
RELS 100 New Testament
TR 11:10-12:30
CD 347 Bases of Speech
TR 2:35-3:55

Total Hours: 16

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy November!

I can't believe that it is November already. Where did October go? Even though October flew by, it definitely was a great month. The last weekend was awesome, which was Homecoming and Halloween weekend. On Friday I went to Homecoming parade. On Saturday I tailgated and went to most of the game, unfortunately we lost..but it was still fun! Saturday night was the Halloween party at church. It was sooo much fun and better than I expected. I dressed up as "night" and Erin dressed up as "day." We played musical chairs and then danced the night away. Definitely one of the best Halloweens I've had in a long time! So enough of reminiscing about October.... I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas now! The official countdown: 24 days until Thanksgiving and 54 days until Christmas!

Here are some pictures from Halloween:

Fr Mike and Mary, the Prom King and Queen!

Scott the Lumberjack and I!

Night, the Lost Sheep, and Day!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Rosary Making

October is the month of the Holy Rosary. At church I learned how to make my own rosary out of string! It is really cool and I think I've made about 10 so far. We are hoping to make a lot and eventually hand them out to people on campus.

Here is a little something about the Rosary from

"The word Rosary means "Crown of Roses". Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions and it is therefore the most important one. The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. With the Rosary in fact we meditate the mysteries of joy, of sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. It's a simple prayer, humble so much like Mary. It's a prayer we can all say together with Her, the Mother of God. With the Hail Mary we invite Her to pray for us. Our Lady always grants our request. She joins Her prayer to ours. Therefore it becomes ever more useful, because what Mary asks She always receives, Jesus can never say no to whatever His Mother asks for. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace. With your prayer made together with Your heavenly Mother, you can obtain the great gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion. Each day, through prayer you can drive away from yourselves and from your homeland many dangers and many evils.
It can seem a repetitive prayer but instead it is like two sweethearts who many times say one another the words: "I love you"... "

Here is how to say the Rosary:

Sunday, October 24, 2010


WKU won their first game since 2008! Go HILLTOPPERS! The bummer is it was an away game so I didn't get to watch it... but we still won! We played Louisiana-Lafayette last night and the score was 54-21. I can't believe we finally won!!!!

This week is Homecoming and I can't wait! I hope we win our first home game... against North Texas.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Costumes!

I Googled some Halloween costumes are here are some cool/funny/unique/cute/etc. ones I found!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Wow! It's been awhile since I blogged last. I guess I have been really busy. It has been a good busy though!

On Saturday I went to the WKU vs. University of Louisiana-Monroe game. It was a lot of fun, but as usual we lost :( It was a really great game though because we came sooo CLOSE! We were winning until the 4th quarter and we just lost it. I'm hoping and praying that we win a game this season. Hopefully it will be a home game too so I can watch and celebrate! I hope we win our homecoming game in two weekends :) GO HILLTOPPERS!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Review of Fall Break

Cincinnati Zoo

It's been a crazy past few days, but I finally have time to update my blog. I want to share with you a list that made fall break awesome!

1. Weather was BEAUTIFUL!
2. Helped paint at church
3. Drove to Nashville (hadn't driven on the expressway for awhile it was great!)
4. Got to see my Mom :)
5. Ate some good food including Panera Bread
6. Visited some old neighbors in Louisville
7. Saw many trees changing colors
8. Ate lunch with 5 of my great high school friends
9. Visited a family friend in rehab, to find out that he is doing a lot better!
10. Stayed with my Aunt and Uncle in Cincinnati for two nights
11. Went to the Cincinnati Zoo and saw animals like manatees and polar bears
12. Went shopping with my Mom and got some great fall clothes!
13. Babysat my two little cousins. A boy that is 3 1/2 and a girl 18 months.
14. Accomplished all the homework that needed to be completed (although it took ALL day!)
15. My Mom made it back safely to Connecticut
16. Just overall a great break :)

WKU can you please make Fall Break a week next year? It is way too short....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Yay for Fall Break! Today I had two tests and didn't get completely done until 4:10. I am soooo glad to have all my tests done with and that the school day is over. I am looking forward to a great next few days. Here is what I'm doing for break:

Helping the Catholic Campus Center paint or do whatever is needed up there.
Pick up my Mom at the Nashville airport late afternoon and then spend the rest of the day with her. And I plan on taking her to Stakz! YUM!

My Mom and I are driving up to Louisville for the day to visit some friends and old neighbors. I am going out to eat with my high school friends! I can't wait to see them all. I really miss Louisville and I'm sure I will have a great time! After dinner sometime we are headed up to Cincinnati to stay with and visit my Aunt, Uncle, and two little cousins!

While we are in Cincinnati I think we are going to a pumpkin patch with my cousins, which should be a lot of fun. They are 1 and 3 years old. In the evening my Mom is going to her high school reunion. I possibly could be babysitting my cousins if my Aunt and Uncle want to go out.

We are leaving early in the morning to drive all the way to Nashville to drop my Mom off at the airport. I should be back on campus about 1 or so. And then it's homework time....blah!

I hope to have an awesome Fall Break and I will be sure to update you on all the exciting things that go on.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Eventful Day!

Today I volunteered at Chaney's Dairy Barn Birthday Party with the Honors Club. I was there from 9:30-5:00. It was a long day, but definitely fun and entertaining. I helped with the duck pound and painting pumpkins. The kids were so cute and made their pumpkins VERY colorful. It was such a beautiful and sunny day until 3.... Around that time all of a sudden it became really, really windy. There was an inflatable at the party and it completely flipped over and there were kids inside! There were about 8 kids in there screaming and parents yelling, "My babies!" Many parents helped out and rescued all the children. It was kind of scary because potentially those kids could have been thrown down to the ground or suffocated. But thankfully everything turned out fine. So that was my day, I got to help cute kids, eat yummy Chaney's ice cream, get 7 1/2 hours of service and watch the wind blow everything over!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cool Penny!


For dinner tonight I went to Mercadito, which is a Mexican restaurant here in Bowling Green, across the train tracks. I went with the Spanish Club after our meeting. It was a lot of fun! After I ordered my food (pupusas, by the way, deliciosas!) I got some change back. I received one penny back. It was unlike one I had ever seen before. It said the year 1890 and had an Indian head on it. I thought for sure that it was a fake coin because this place was kind of sketchy. So after I got back to my dorm, I googled it, of course. And I found out that it is an Indian Head Penny which is real!! It is worth $1. woohoo.... but it says based on the condition and this penny is pretty worn out. Here is some info on the penny:

"The Indian Head one-cent coin, also known as an Indian Penny , was produced by the United States Mint from 1859 to 1909 at the Philadelphia Mint and in 1908 and 1909 at the San Francisco Mint. It was designed by James Barton Longacre, the engraver at the Philadelphia Mint 1844 - 1869.

This 1894 Indian Head Cent was graded as a MS65-Red by the PCGS grading service.

The obverse of the coin shows "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," the head of Liberty wearing a feather head dress of a Native American and the year of production. The word "LIBERTY" appears on the band of the head dress. From 1859 to 1864 the design did not feature any mark of the designer. When the change to bronze (see below) occurred in 1864, Chief Engraver Longacre modified the portrait by sharpening the details. He added his initial "L" on the ribbon behind Liberty's neck as well. This design would continue until the end of the series, with a minor modification by Charles E. Barber in 1886 when the portrait was changed slightly.

Two reverse designs were used for the series. In 1859 the reverse featured "ONE CENT" within a wreath of laurel (or properly olive). From 1860 until the end of the series the reverse featured "ONE CENT" within a wreath of oak and olive tied at the base with a ribbon with a Federal shield above. This design continued until the end on the series in 1909 with a minor modification by William Barber in 1870.

The coins struck between 1859 and 1864 contained 88% copper and 12% nickel. During this time, prior to the issuance of the Five-Cent nickel coin, the cent was commonly referred to as a "Nickel" or "Nick," for short. Due to the hoarding of all coinage during the Civil War, the nickel cents disappeared from daily use and were replaced in many Northern cities byprivate tokens. The success of these copper tokens prompted the change of the cent to a similar metal. In 1864, the alloy changed to Bronze (95% copper and 5% tin and zinc), and the weight of the coins was reduced from 72 grains to 48 grains. (This weight continued for copper-alloy U.S. cents until the 1982 introduction of the current copper-plated zinc cent.

The total production of the Indian Head cent was 1,849,648,000 pieces. The 1909-S had the lowest mintage, only 309,000. It is not considered as scarce as the 1877 issue, (852,500), since fewer of those were kept, particularly in the higher grades." (From Wikipedia)

It was my lucky day :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall is HERE!

It has been beautiful out! I don't want it to get too cold yet! Here are some pictures that I found on the internet:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Stakz Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt

Picture off their Facebook page

Yesterday, I went with two of my friends to Stakz after we volunteered at the Humane Society. It was really hot walking those dogs, and frozen yogurt tasted so good! Yesterday was my first time there. It has only been open for 3 weeks, but someone told me about it and I decided to try it out. This place is really cool! They have about 12 different flavors of soft-self frozen yogurt. The flavors included Cheesecake (what I got), Espresso, Cookies n Creme, Birthday Cake, Peanut Butter, Pomegranate, and many more! And they have every topping that you can imagine! Everything is self-serve so you pick up a bowl and fill it any way you like. At the end they will weigh it and charge depending on the ounces. I would highly recommend because it was delicious!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Soy la tesorera para el club del español a WKU. Ayer estaba la primera reunión. Decidamos quien es el presidente, el vice-presidente, el secretario, y el tesorero. Dije que pude ser la tesorera. Cada semana tendremos una reunión para practicar el español. Deseamos hacer muchas actividades, incluye fiestas, aprender bailas, hablar con personas españoles, y ayudar estudiantes con español. Estoy emocionada para el club del español este ano. ¡Pienso que debe unir!


I am the treasurer for the Spanish Club at WKU. Yesterday was the first meeting. We decided who is the president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. I said that I can be the treasurer. Each week we will have a meeting to practice Spanish. We want to do many activities including parties, learning dances, speaking to Spanish people, and helping students with Spanish. I am excited for the Spanish club this year. I think you should join!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SLP Observation

For my CD (Communication Disorders) 280 class, I have to observe a speech pathologist for 4 hours. Today and yesterday I went to Britthaven rehabilitation center in Bowling Green. It was a great experience. I learned a lot because I had never seen a speech pathologist in a nursing home/rehab setting. I had the opportunity to observe 3 patients with swallowing problems. The therapist helped the patients eat their food. Today I saw a man receiving Vital Stem therapy, which is when electrodes are placed on the neck to stimulate the muscles in the throat so they have better control over eating. It was really cool! I also watched a lady receive a cognitive test to see id she needed Cognitive Linguistic Therapy. The therapist I was observing discovered that she needed therapy because she couldn't answer simple questions like who is the president or what year are we in. I'm not sure if I want a job in this kind of setting. It was kind of depressing to see all these older people with Alzheimers and other conditions that make them kind of "out of it." I am planning on working in the school with kids or a private practice. But we will see what the future holds. I am more exited to learn about my major and finally understand how to treat speech pathology patients!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

30 Seconds To Mars - Kings And Queens Official Music Video

I can't help listening to the song "Kings and Queens" by 30 Seconds to Mars. It is used in the preview for the new TV show My Generation and that's when I first heard it.... after that I listen to it all the time. Below are the lyrics and music video!

(not really sure what the meaning of this song is....)

Into the night
Desperate and broken
The sound of a fight
Father has spoken


We were the kings and queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the children of a lesser God
Between Heaven and Hell
Heaven and Hell

Into your eyes
Hopeless and taken
We stole our new lives
Through blindness
In defense of our dreams
In defense of our dreams

We were the Kings and Queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the Children of a lesser God
Between Heaven and Hell
Heaven and Hell

The age of man is over
A darkness comes at dawn
These lessons that we've learned here
Have only just begun

We were the Kings and Queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the Children of a Lesser God
Between Heaven and Hell

We are the Kings
We are the Queens
We are the Kings
We are the Queens