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A New Earth

That's the title of one of the very few books I've ever picked up and couldn't bring myself to finish. I'm not sure if it's because I'm not ready for it or because it really is that wack. I mean, it's not completely wack I guess because there were some parts where I was like "hmm, yea..." but for the most part it was just not doing anything for me. So I'm finally removing it from my "Now Reading" section.

Right now I'm in Mexico so I wasn't going to allow myself to spend my free time reading but I was told by a friend that I just had to read One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez because he's such a fantastic Latin American writer (he is the author of Love in the Time of Cholera; he has won the Nobel Prize for literature). So since she had the book I decided to pick it up. I like it a lot so far.

Nonetheless, when I get back the first book I will be reading is A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce for my online book club, Uptown Litterati. Check us out!
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Guess Where I Am?

Long story short: I decided a couple months ago that I need to learn Spanish... like... now. So I decided to come to Mexico.

Short story long? (doesn't work inversely huh...) That will come in another post. Gotta go study mi vocabulario!
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Presenting your favorite 2008 Howard Graduate!!!!!

So i'm a loser and a lazy bum. I started this post over a week ago and I don't feel like finishing it. So I'm cutting it down to size so that you get the basic message: I'M A FREAKIN ALUMNA!

Yes I'm done people!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

This has been a longgg week and a half of fun! Full of parties, friends, food, parties, more friends, and little-to-no sleep. And I wouldn't have had it any other way. This is what my schedule looked like for the last several days:

Thurs. April 24th I finished my last exam at 1pm, went to dinner with some of my old team members - I was a team leader in the School of Business (SoB) my sophomore year, in charge of 20 new students - then I went out with friends to a bday celebration for some drinks.

Fri. April 25th - 26th My best friend and I had a sleepover and we watched our fave movies EVER. Hers is B.A.P.s and mine is - you guessed it - Legally Blonde. No surprise there probably, lol!

Sat. April 26th-27th Me and 7 other Team Leaders from SoB went to Kings Dominion then kicked it all night at a hotel near the park. I hadn't been on a roller coaster in over a year. Needless to say, my voice was hoarse by Monday! I def think I had way too much fun on the bumper cars too (pic above)...

Sun. April 27th I went out with my roommate and other friends to The Park - which is a lounge I hadn't heard of until that night. It had two hip hop levels and a reggae/soca level. Got in free but drinks were a bit pricey - $12 for a small apple martini :-( Despite that... definitely fun times.

...blah blah blah For the week leading up to graduation I partied like it was my last chance to party. It was so much fun! Lots of high heels, open bar drinks, and dancing! By Friday night / Saturday morning (which is the annual HU Alumni party at Love the club) my feet were DONE. After getting some breakfast at 4am and making it home to sleep for an hour, I had to pack up my dad's truck with my stuff at 7am in the pouring/freezing rain. Needless to say I didn't even feel like going to graduation and if my stuff wasn't already all packed to go home, I would've put on some jeans and Chucks.

Graduation was great... exciting... blah. Actually, it was pretty lame since it was in the gym instead of outside and I was super exhausted/hungry from having to wait from 7:30 to close to 12:00 for graduation to start but whatev. After graduation was my party and that was fab. After my graduation party I was convinced by my cousin and sister to go to a party. I don't know who I was fooling cuz I spent the next four hours sleepin on the man's couch. Too bad cuz the music was great and the drinks were flowing :-(

The last several days I've been chillin. Fixin up my room (I'll post pictures sometime soon - when I feel like I'm done) and packin my stuff away. I've been working a lil bit and mostly just enjoying the freedom. Oh, the life!

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