This morning, I had an ALL SLICE virtual meeting. I was awarded Pepperoni Tony! Pepperoni Tony is this stuffed animal piece of pepperoni pizza that gets passed around at the ALL SLICE Staff meeting. Pepperoni Tony is awarded to someone, who went above and beyond. I had yet to receive Pepperoni Tony, so when Oisin awarded me with him I was so excited! I was given Pepperoni Tony due to the Greek Report that I am compiling. I was tasked with creating this giant report of all the Greek Stats since 2011. I am going to work on it up until my last day. I am hoping to get it done before my contract ends. Also, I had my dogs with me that day and Paris was on the call with me when I got the award. I said, “Mama got an award!” This is the highlight of my day!
Today, I work virtually with CMU until 2pm. I submitted my ethical dilemma paper. At 4:30pm today, I have to present with my group on our case study. Our case study is about GPA calculations, and the readings are about for profit colleges. I thought how am I going to apply this to the readings. I thought about it, but it was a stretch. I typed up my thoughts in the shared google doc. I had a call with the professor for ethics class on Monday, I asked for his advice, and he said he didn’t have to use the readings for the week. We could use any readings in the course, just as a long has we had a good conversation with him about the case and tried to apply our knowledge. I reported back to our group, and we just decided to run with it and see what happens. I wasn’t all that concerned. Today, we plan to discuss the case study and the reading at 4:15pm today. I know we will do well. This is the second to last assignment in the class. We have group discussions regarding the readings and one 3-minute video presentation on an influential author in the course that influenced us. I haven’t even thought about that presentation yet.
Right now, I have the window cracked open a bit, and the blinds are open. I am letting the sun and the fresh air motivate me. I plan to be as productive as possible today.
Today was my first day back at CMU since being out sick for two weeks. The Yoga Nidra helped, but I was hoping the pressure in my ears would go away soon.
I had a pretty full day. I met with AB Special events and we talked about the last day of classes event. Then I met with Bhangra in the Burg. I feel terrible for not going to their event on Saturday. If I wasn’t sick, I would have been in attendance. There aren’t any regularly scheduled advisor meetings for Bhangra in the Burg in the Spring, unless it is just to wrap up their expenses from their event. I am so glad I got to meet theses women and was able to co-advise them. I learned so much from them.
After CMU, I met with football player that I tutor. We worked on his last paper. I helped him with some research and gave him some pointers on his paper.
In the evening, I went to dinner with my friend Tracy, who is also my boss when I am a character for her business, Magic Wand Princess Parties. She and I met up at Olive Garden in Greentree. I haven’t had Olive Garden in ages. I was so hungry. We both ordered the same thing; angel hair pasta, with five cheese marinara sauce and shrimp. I paired my pasta with a few glasses of Pinot Grigio. It was so nice and so relaxing. We laughed so hard. We had a plan for all the events coming up. We are going to be such busy Princesses!
After the princess parties, I got changed back into my normal clothes. I said goodbye to Tracy and thanked her. I had to run home and get ready for an event for Carnegie Mellon University. They were doing a senior year experience event at the Candle Lab in Lawrenceville. I kept my false eye lashes on. My supervisor from CMU greeted me when I arrived to the candle lab, and asked how my parties went. I told them they went so well. it is so fun. I still have my lashes on. He said, that is good! He asked us if Drew and I wanted to make a candle. I picked out a jar and we sniffed all the scents.
We decided on banana brûlée, and bourbon. It wasn’t so bad at all. It was a little sweet with a little bit of liquor. We poured the wax in and then put the wick in and stirred the wax for a minute, or so. Then you have to let the candle sit for an hour.
Around 5:30pm, the students from CMU were being bused in. We were offering them food, and wine. My boss carded them at the door. Andrew and I wrist banned the 21 year olds, and they were allowed two glasses of wine. There were two groups of students coming. We had to make the food and wine stretch. It was fun to be a part of, but I was tired.
Around 8pm, we were able to leave for the night. I am excited to burn our candle.
This morning at CMU, I attend the Hate Crimes Forum. Judy Shepard was one of the key note speakers. Judy Shepard is the mother of Matthew Shepard. I was 11 when Matthew Shepard was murdered. I remember seeing the headlines on TV. When I was younger my dad always had the news on, so I was very aware of the current events and what was happening in the world.
My generation is the last generation to really remember Matthew Shepard’s murder and the manner in which he passed. his death was a turning point in the LGBTQIA+ community. Judy is a quiet person, and the president of the Matthew Shepard foundation asked Judy a couple of questions about her son, how he passed, and the mission of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
I was so honored to be in the same room with her. I was shook by her message and the things that she said, and the pain she had to endure I can’t imagine it. It is so sad.
The panel discussions that happened before Judy spoke were informative. The second one more so, because it talked about various microaggressions. The first panel was law related, but still interesting.
It was a pretty heavy day. I am glad I was able to experience the forum.
Today, was the big day, Scotty Saturday! In the morning, I stopped at Dunkin Donuts to get the students donuts, who were volunteering at the Chili Cookoff. Drew helped me carry the donuts and the coffee into the gym, then he left. He was going to come back later in the day to check out the afternoon activities.
One of the student organizations that I help advise put together the Chili Cookout event. It is an annual Activities Board event. The mugs that the students ordered are so cute!
My parents came to the cook off and where able to get a mug. They tried all the various kinds of chili. My dad likes a more meaty type of chili, that isn’t so spicy. I was glad my parents were there and were able to get a mug. I showed them around CMU for a bit, then they left.
After the chili cook off, I had to go meet Sorgel’s at the loading dock to sign off on the donuts, apple cider, and pumpkins.
Then I get ready for the market place. I went to go set up the tables, but I couldn’t carry the tables by myself. Thankfully, AB tech could help. They helped me set up the tables in time for the student orgs to arrive. I reported to the office for a volunteer meeting. Andrew said, Okay you need to get the tables set up for the orgs. I set they are already up. I just need to get the table numbers on them. He said, “oh wow, okay. We have a student volunteer to help you, but since you already did it. That is okay too.” I said, “oh okay.” I smiled and I gave the student worker that was a signed to me another task to help me with. We set up the waiver table for the inflatables. Another student bought out the waivers for me for the students to sign off on, and then I grabbed some more pens for the students to sign their name on the waiver.
Once I noticed the orgs, setting up at the tables in the marketplace, I stopped by the tables and introduced myself. I made sure everything was set up and everyone was at the right table. Then I had to grab Ballard passes for the food trucks, and had them to person operating the trucks.
Then I reported to the merchandise table, where we sold merchandise for Scotty Saturday; hats and t-shirts. The hats and the t-shirts were $5 dollars each. We sold out of the hats in an hour. We had a ton of t-shirts left over. The sweatshirts sold out in an hour, as well. The sweatshirts were at a different table. Next year, more hats! Drew arrived while I was still at the merchandise table. He helped find me the various sizes. I was glad to see him.
After the merchandise table, Andrew and I helped break down the tables, and then we were done for the day! On the way home, we stopped at Little Tokyo to get Chinese food for dinner. It was such a long day, but it was a good first Scotty Saturday!
This evening, I stopped at RMU’s Octoberfest. John, invited Andrew and I to stop by. Once we arrived, I didn’t see him at first even though he was standing right in front of me. We had laugh at that. Andrew and I got some food and took a seat a table, John joined us. We talked about all things RMU and things I could be involved in and one of them is the Meet the Colonials event, which is happening on October 17th. I am so excited about that event. I get to be stage manager again!
After Octoberfest, we went home for a little, then it was back out the door again. I had to stop by CMU and check in on the Late-Night event. This one was called the Colors of India. I received my first Airbrush Henna tattoo, and ate a samosa. I sent some pictures to Andrew and we left around 10:30pm.