Did you see this article?
It seems that new Arkansas Athletic Director, Jeff Long, has decided that, "We're all 'Razorbacks," and has dropped the word "Lady" in conjunction with its women's sports teams. Great news, I think.
Most women playing sports on a college level play as hard as their male counterparts. The gender designation always seemed to me to be a way to remind female athletes that they are not as important to the college or university as the male teams in the eyse of the administration.
A few other universitys have made this change in the last few years. Let's hope it catches on more quickly.
So we've all learned by now that I'm not very good at writing regularly. Well, sorry about that. I'm like that with phone calls and e-mails too. I stay way to busy to have time to do all this stuff. I do these when I have the time and the energy at the same time.
I told you I'd tell you about camp. Not much to tell really. 9 of us went. We ate terrible food, climbed .25 mile up hill with 3 flights of stairs every time we wanted to go back to our campsite, and did some cool stuff like whitewater rafting and canoeing, caving and rock climbing, and low and high ropes courses. It was a good trip, but I don't think I'll be going to camp next year. Since I didn't have a ob this summer, I really, really need to have one next summer.
Since I have a moment now between driving kids to summer school and going to the dentist, I'm going to take a second to share a story. My goal, honestly, is to know that I'm not alone in this situation, that it happens to other people too...
Hey there, all!
I'm still learning my way around the new site. I really like the layout. We had to take off the AIM application; it was slowing things down a lot.
Alright, so now that most of the transformation of soccerchica.com is finished, I'm going to pick up where I left off. I'll get back to writing every now and then.
I'm leaving for camp tomorrow morning. I won't be back until Saturday evening. I'll write about when I get back. I probably won't have much else to say until then.
See you all in a week!
Now that I'm home, I've jumped right back into all that I do here. I spent the weekend staffing a camp for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Today, I start back at my job from last summer. I have CPR training this week Next week, I fly to Texas to visit family. I'll attend camp in June. Then back to school in August.
Sitting in front of my TV in my PJs is probably the most amazing thing I've done since last August. I appreciate it so much more this summer than last summer. Wow.
Don't forget to enjoy your summer!!!
I mentioned in a past entry that my AIM screenname is SoccerChicaFan. Well, now you don't have to download AIM to be able to talk to me!!!
If you look to the top of the page, in the right sidebar, you'll notice a big blue box. You type in that box, and I'll get it on my AIM. We can chat, even though you aren't on AIM and I'm not on soccerchica.com. Kind of cool, huh?
Well, that's all I have for now. I'm swamped with this being the last week before Finals Rest Week (the week before finals when professors aren't allowed to have any assignments due). Then finals. Then summer. 3 months of nothing. Sweet.
I love this spot from Gatorade. It makes me tear up every time I see it.
Ok. So, I have a soft heart. Kill me know.
With only 4 weeks until the collegiate summer begins, I struggle to believe that summer is an existing season this year. It's now April and I still have to pull out the winter coat 4 days a week. I mean, instead of April showers, I'm seeing April sleet. That's just not right. What's up?
I'm sick of freezing temperatures, wooly socks, and frost. Bring on the sweat, tank tops, and pollen! (When an asthmatic begs for pollen, you know she's desperate.)
I feel better now, so I think I'm going to go do another paper. Oh, joy...
By the way! I got AIM!!! My screenname is SoccerChicaFan. If you ever get bored or curious as to what I'm like outside outside of my blog, just shoot me a message. I'd be glad to get to know some of my readers!
I came across this site that sells sports stuff specifically for girls. It's pretty cool, and they have a lot of nice items. For instance...
We have a girl on our team who can't seem to stay off the ground. She's always going in for the tackle and never backs down. Her ankles take such a beating. These would be great for the serious tacklers of any team.
Check out the rest of their website here.
Alright, so I gave you a list of 5 Great Alternatives to Writing a College Paper. Well, I used a few of them. Here's what happens when you take the Alternatives too seriously...
I had to leave for a trip at 2 on Friday. The English paper I had been putting off had to be e-mailed by midnight. Unfortunately, traveling meant no internet connection, which meant that I had to send in my paper before 2. Because I had been making use of the 5 Alternatives, I had not finished the paper when I went to my 1:00 class - English... I actually had the nerve to finish it in her class. Except that I still couldn't get it finished before 2. The final result was a great paper with a half-completed works cited page. (Not finishing a works cited page means that some sources were not given credit for thier ideas. That is defined as plagiarism, which is illegal.)
I found this really interesting. I'd never heard of anything like this. To see this organization reach out on such a global level (with soccer no less) is amazing.
Read it: Homeless World Cup
Can you imagine??? I would like to meet the person who came up with this idea. The author of the comment obviously missed a few major points: 1) This a MINISTRY. It's supposed to reach out to those who need help. Duh! and 2) This is truly imporving lives. It's not just making homeless people comfortable; it's about encouraging them to better their lives for themselves. Who ever wrote that comment was only thinking on the surface level and really needs to have some compassion for the less fortunate.