In the morning, I went and got my free Pitt Stronger than Hate t-shirt at the William Pitt Union. At 12pm, Nancy and I went to the Memorial for the Tree of Life victims. The memorial was held on the lawn of the Cathedral in between the Cathedral and Heinz Chapel. There were thousands of people there.
Chancellor Gallagher made a speech, and so did Bill Peduto and Rich Fitzgerald. This was the first time I seen Bill Peduto in person. It was a cool experience.
On the way back, Nancy and I stopped at Taco Bell in the William Pitt Union and got lunch, then went back to the office.
After work I had the politics and history of higher education class. Julia and I had to give our oral presentation on Title IX. We both were ready and prepared for it. After a group did an engaged learning activity, we went up to present. We did so well and we made the time limit. I was so proud of us.
When I got back to my seat, I fired up my computer and she posted the grade of our presentation 60/60. Whew! Now I need to find out what I received on my second paper. 2 more assignments left. One more summary to complete, as well as the final paper on my philosophy of education. I am going to start the paper this weekend I think. I am ready for the end and for Christmas break!
Around 12pm I met up with Frank at the Porch. He handed me a poster for the Pitt Jazz seminar and concert (I have it hanging on my office door.). We talked about the jazz seminar and the committee. I think Frank is doing a great job and I am glad he was chosen for the position and not me. I am also glad that a friendship came out of that situation. He asked if I could still work the jazz concert event at the raffle table like I did last year. I told him of course I would. I am hoping that this year goes smoother than last year.
I took a closer look at the dates on the poster. I am thinking of attending the Jazz kick off event, which is on October 29th at 12pm in the William Pitt Union. I will probably sit with Paula during that event. I know she likes to go. It shows support to for the music department and the Pitt Jazz Ensemble.
Then I checked the date of the Jazz Concert and that will be on November 3rd in the evening, which is the same day as the event I am working for RMU. I have already told RMU that I would help with their event so maybe it will end in time for me to head to the Jazz concert. I didn’t let Frank know, I will soon if there is a conflict, but I doubt there will be.
After lunch, I went back to my office and hung up my poster on the front door. I made sure my calendar was up-to-date.
There are a couple things that I absolutely love about my job. One of them is connecting with the students and answering their questions. The other is meeting Pitt athletes. The athletes that I get the opportunity to meet and take pictures with are typically Pitt Football players and Pitt basket ball players.
On Friday, I was in charge of sign ups. Some of the athletes had to sign up for a recitation change with one of the professors I work with. He passed on the responsibility to me to make sure that if the athletes came by they would sign with me. Here are some of the athletes that I got to meet. I don’t know all their names.
When I ask them for a picture they are always so nice and they think it is so cool that I want a picture with them. I have a Pitt Board in my office. On the Pitt board are pictures of athletes that I met and of course Chancellor Gallagher made my Pitt board. I am all about the Blue and Gold.
I am so happy it is Friday! I had a long week; stress, drama, etc. I am ready for the weekend to get here. We don’t have anything planned tonight. I need to figure out what the hell I am making for dinner. I have not a clue. I will probably will end up going to the store and figuring out what to do with this pork chop that is in the fridge. I need to put a glaze over it or something.
Tomorrow, I have some research and writing to do for my first paper in Politics and History of Higher Education. I want to start this paper, and get it finalized way before October 1st. I should probably text my tutor at the Writing Center and let her know that I am going to be needing an appointment soon. Let the fun begin! Tomorrow night, I need to go to LensCrafters and get my glasses adjusted.
Has anyone experienced face tingling on the bridge of their nose where their glasses sit? It is driving me mad, it only happens at night. Also, they are sitting up a little high on the left side. I can’t wait to get them fixed.
Around 12pm, my dad came to my office. We were going to lunch at 1pm. My dad is a burger and fries kind of guy. We decided to go to Stacked, its is a burger joint. I was a bit nervous this was my first time eating out on the Keto diet. I knew that I couldn’t have a bun with my burger, and I shouldn’t have a side, but on the menu I saw they had sweet potato fries. I decided on a piece of grilled chicken, lettuce, avocado, mayo, extra bacon, and cheese with a side of sweet potato fries.
While we were waiting for our food, my dad and I talked about grad school, my classes, and my internship. He enjoyed hearing about my drama with my group. I am so open with my parents. I tell them everything. My dad is special to me though. I am a genuine daddy’s girl.
When our food arrived, it looked so good and tasted so good. I was hungry, but I didn’t finish all my fries, but I damn sure finished my chicken, veggies, and bacon. I took the rest of the fries to go. I knew Drew would probably will want to snack on them.
I said goodbye to my dad and went back to work. It was hard for me to want to go back after having lunch. I wish I had the rest of the day off.
This morning, we had a chiropractor appointment, then we ate breakfast at Kings. After breakfast, we went to Walmart, then he dropped me off at home and went to to the grocery store. We are making burgers and dogs tonight.
While he was at the grocery store, I started bring up some fall decorations from the garage. I am trying to bring. It out little by little (pictures to follow).
When Drew got home, I helped him put groceries away, and sorted through my homework. I need to do some reading by next Monday. Maybe I will do some tomorrow.
Now we are watching the Pitt game. We look good. Even though it is only the first game! That’s a Pitt panther touch down! Roar!
I think I am going to start the macaroni salad. I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend!
I have some time to kill before class. Sure, I could be working on my summaries that are due on the 10th. I would rather blog instead. I had an okay day today. It wasn’t as insane as it was on Monday. I don’t know what it was like here yesterday, but Nancy held down the fort by herself, and she survived. I was able to get some things done today, that I had been wanting to do for so long.
At lunch around 1pm. I hate my salad in the kitchen. It was too hot to go outside, and eat. I wanted to just stay inside. I am ready for fall and a little colder weather. I didn’t take a full hour. I just went back to my office and got some things done.
Now, I am sitting outside of Einstein’s and a friend spotted me. I might get interrupted, but I will have more after class. I have high hopes for this one, but we will see.