This morning, Andrew and I both had eye appts. I was prepared to get dilated. I want my eyes to stay healthy. When I went back to the examining room, and they did the eye tests, etc. The doctor said, I had a slight prescription. I was a little bummed at first. I did notice I was struggling a bit with some of the tests with the different lenses. At one point, I couldn’t decide if 5 or 6 was sharper.
At the end, he told me that I am slightly near-sided and he thinks a small prescription lens and a pair of glasses would help make things a bit sharper, and help me better able to see at night. Sometimes at night, when I am driving there is a definite glare with the lights, and if it is raining. It is worse. I was sort of excited for classes, but kind of disappointed.
After he put the dilating drops in my eyes, I went out to look at glasses, while I waited for my pupils to dilate. The doctor explained to Drew the need for a small prescription and how a pair of glasses could a. help make things sharper to see far away and b. help with driving at night, and eliminate the glare. Drew didn’t seem to mind. Pitt has excellent insurance when it comes to vision. Plus he put aside extra money in the FSA.
When I was looking at glasses, I decided on the Burberry frames. I can’t wait to go get them. I was excited to pick them up. I have to wait 10 days!
After the eye appointment, we went home too relax and check on the dogs. Andrew’s car was back at the Autobody, and was going to be ready in the evening, so. I wanted to make sure I rested my eyes so I could drive when it was time to get his car.
It has been so long since I saw my best friend Anthony. We both have been so busy. Thankfully, he understands what it is like to go to graduate school. He had two tickets to see the movie IT Chapter 2. I was hesitant. I don’t do clowns.
Prior to the movie, I stopped at the Goodwill and picked up 6 things for $12; a couple tops, and a dress from Old Navy. I love the Goodwill. I always seem to find something. After the Goodwill, I met Anthony for dinner at PF Changs.
At dinner, we got caught up on lives. We talked about work, CMU, RMU, grad school, his love life, and hanged house season, which we are both excited about. I ordered the honey shrimp, and he got a chicken dish. We split dynamite shrimp lettuce wraps. Dinner was yummy.
When we arrived to the movie, they were giving away IT posters to the people who were seeing the movie that night, I passed on one, but Anthony got one. I don’t do clowns. The movie was good, and had some parts where I jumped.
One thing to note, is I was able to follow the plot without having to watch the first one. Being familiar enough with the concept of IT is enough to get you through the movie which I like when it comes to sequels, especially ones like IT.
At the end, Pennywise, could have been a bit scarier. I wasn’t satisfied with his ability to turn into what he did at the end, and how they defeated him could have been more majestic. I don’t know maybe that is just me. Please let me know what you think the comments below.
After work today, I stayed after work for the activities fair. I helped set up and put table numbers on the tables. There were 276 table numbers! All the student orgs that participated had a table to recruit members.
At one point my supervisor said, “come with me.” I said, “Where are we going?” He said, “on the roof.” I said, “cool!” We met up with the building manager, and she took us up to the roof. Once you step out on to the roof, you have to take a ladder to the top part of the roof. We walked in the direction of the fair, that was taking place on the ground below us. I made sure to capture a picture of the cathedral. The view was amazing!
It was such a bright day that day, so the picture looks a little dark.
My feature image at the top of this post, is the view of the activities fair from the roof.
After the fair was over, I stayed for take down and helped to take things back to the office. I met with Andrew in the cathedral. I needed to wait until he was done with class.
As soon as we got home, I took a shower, and went to bed. I was so tired.
Today is Pitt’s first home game of the season! They played against Virginia. I received tickets from my contact in athletics at Pitt. I love college football. I get so excited. We brought my parents along for the game. We parked in Station Square, ate dinner, and took a boat over to the stadium. It as a beautiful day outside. Once we docked at Heinz field, there so many people around the stadium. Today, was also the same day as Ribfest.
We met with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law for a brief minute. They were tailgating with some friends. When we made our way into the stadium, they were giving out pompoms on sticks. I was glad I finally have pompoms. They gave them out at the alumni party last year, when Pitt went to the ACC championship. I had to break them when we went into the stadium. I didn’t have to break them today!
Unfortunately, Pitt lost to Virginia. We took the boat back over to Station Square in the beginning of the 4th quarter. It was still so cool to be there.
HAIL TO PITT!
After CMU, I walked back to Pitt. I sat a table in Posvar where I used to work, and got some reading done before I went to Spice Island.
When I arrived at Spice Island, I was seated a table for 4. My advisor and two other girls worked on a project together. It was a bench marking project. Jean, my advisor congratulated us on a job well done. We had a couple changes to make, but we were done with the project.
I had Pad Thai for the first time and it was so yummy!
After dinner, Drew picked me up under Posvar in the parking garage. Then it was home sweet home.
I have an interest in student-athletes. I am hopeful to be able to do my Master’s thesis on some aspects of student-athletes. I was able to observe the student-athlete orientation in the new UPMC events Center. There were several speakers, Dr. Howard (The president of RMU), RMU police spoke about safety and performance enhancement drugs, there were a couple other speakers including the new athletic director Chris King. I found the information they were providing the athletes very informative and insightful. I am hopeful to work with student-athletes in the future.
I do not repot to CMU on Fridays unless there is an event happening, where I have to check in. I still want to be able to help at RMU when I can. Today was one of those days. There was a Transfer Student Ice Cream Social Happening. I met with Natacia in the Center for Student Success to help her create a flyer in Canva for the event. We talked about the social, and the itinerary for the event. I was excited to apart of this event.
When I went to RMU, I was a transfer student, a commuter student, and a first-generation student. The transfers, commuters, and first-gens hold a special place in my heart. I am passionate about them and want to see them succeed.
When I arrived to the event, which was held in the Franklin Center. Believe it or not this was the first time I have ever been in the Franklin Center. I logged in and turned on my Spotify and started playing a playlist for the social.
A few minutes later, Natcia arrived and I helped her set up. Once the students arrived, we got started with the ice cream. Sewickley Confectionary provided the ice cream. Then Natcia conducted some ice breakers with the students. After ice breakers we introduced ourselves and the contacts from the Career Center spoke about ways they could help the transfer students. Natacia also spoke about the Center for Student Success. It was a good event, but only a handful of students showed up. I wish more students would go to these events, but we do what we can to show that RMU cares.