This week has been rather easy. I have enjoyed my four classes, volunteering at Alliance Community Hospital, and working at the university library. I have also been working on getting all of the books that I need for my classes. The only three books that I am missing are “Woe is I”, “McGraw-Hill Desk Reference”, and a book I had from my Research and Statistics class in my sophomore year. I have the Research and Statistics book at home, so I will get it Friday. This semester is going smoothly; I am only behind on a bit of reading, but that is not entirely my fault. Some of my books have not been available until Wednesday, so my professors have been forgiving. I am, however, ahead in preparing my resumé, curriculum vitae, personal statement, and cover letter. I have even been working on my newspaper article about ADHD that I will submit to some newspaper. I will speak with my adviser more about that later. For now, I have been working on learning more about Mary Kay, which is a great cosmetics company. I was listening to the Spanish version of the compact disc about Mary Kay today. I actually understood a lot of what the ladies were saying. I took Spanish for five years before coming to college, but my skills in speaking and writing in Spanish are terrible. I can understand it when people speak to me in it, though, somewhat. My greatest skill in Spanish is to conjugate Spanish verbs, such as “hablar”, which means “to talk.” To say, “I speak Spanish”, I would say, “Hablo espanol.” I could bore you with all sorts of grammar things, but I know you are too busy. I am also a grammar nerd in English, which is why I have been interested in English since I was in middle school. I also love to write, hence why I blog. I also know that my audience is full of college students who are busy; thus, I will try to keep my entries short, sweet, and to the point.
Xara Nahara O’Connor