07/08/10 - I saw The Last Airbender, and it's an awesome movie! Can't wait for the
sequel to come out. You've got to watch it! :)
03/19/10 - I saw Repo Men today and was very happy! This is a great movie that delivers what
it promises. I haven't felt as excited about an action movie for ages! lol :)
01/08/10 - I used my free Regal ticket to see *The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus* - and
then I had to see it two more times! (And I want to see it again!) If you've forgotten how fantasy and
story mix, you've got to see it! Solid all around, and made for all audiences (literary and general). It's just fantabulous!
12/26/09 - My song project is moving forward! 6 songs & they've all been translated into
Turkish thanks to Özgür Tetik. The next step is to sing them in English and Turkish! :)
11/24/09 - I started my Master's of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training at University
09/28/09 - I'll be reading the preface to a novel I hope to finish next year. If you're in
the area, you're welcome to stop by and listen. The open mic event will take place at Vllage Books at 7p.
09/18/09 - I watched *Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs* in 3D four times today! It has great
artwork and a decent script! I think, possibly, it's the best movie of the year so far! :):):)
08/03/09 - I've officially moved again! I also survived my summer classes with a 3.00 GPA.
04/26/09 - I'm still holding on to my program with a 3.00 GPA! (I just got the results for
my ENV 643 class; I had to drop ENV 647.)
02/06/09 - I was accepted to present a paper at the Western Economic Association International
Conference, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 29-July 3, 2009.
01/29/09 - I watched My Bloody Valentine 3D - my first ever 3D movie! If you haven't
seen it, I recommend it! It's greatly entertaining and cool. :)
Dec. '08 - My Facebook friend Zeinab Helmy and I will be collaborating on songwriting this
winter break. These songs will be written in honor of the baby I miscarried in California. I'll be writing 5-6 songs in English,
while Zeinab will be translating them into French. The goal is for me to sing them in French with some digital piano playing
in the background; this is primarily to carry the mood along with sound. Once the videos are completed, I'll be uploading
them to You Tube, on my online journal, etc., along with audio tracks on MySpace.
12/14/08 - After two semesters at the University of Maryland University College, I'm still
holding on to a 3.00 GPA! :)
06/13/08 - I've been accepted to present at the 78th Annual Southern Economic Association (SEA)
Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C., 20-23 Nov. 2008! My paper title is, 'Marrying Science with Economics: Hedonic
Property Analysis as a Measure of Site Specificity.' I started the research in Spring 2008, and will be formalizing my findings
in Fall 2008. [Note: I didn't attend due to health issues arising from the non-stop bleeding.]
05/07/08 - My mom told me about the fire at the main campus of my alma mater, Our
Lady of the Lake University, last night. Fortunately, no one was hurt. My heart goes out to everyone there.
Spring 2008 - I was an MS student in Environmental Management at the University of Maryland
University College (current) and an AA student in Economics at Frederick Community College (left in the middle of the Fall
09/21/07 - I received a refund check for the tuition paid against HUM 501, which
I was withdrawn from this Summer 2007.
08/13/07 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the best
Harry Potter movie to date. Both artistic and action-oriented, it does what it hasn't achieved yet: a quality image sound
piece of extraordinary artistic merit and awesome visual escapism. It's the only movie I've seen in theatres thus
far since 2004, but I think it's earned the right to take home Best Picture for 2007. Seriously, if I'd paid $20 to watch
this movie, it'd be worth it; $100 even - it's that good.
04/02/07 - I officially entered the world of deejaying on Hood College's Blazer Radio.
:) [This ended after the Fall 2007 semester.]
11/24/06 - I knew I smelled Christmas the other night, and tonight the real Santa
came through for me! (I can still believe in Santa, right? lol) The title below will now be the most expensive
book I've ever bought; I won't tell you about the first. :) Thank you, Santa!
11/19/06 - I know what I want for Christmas: Murray Krieger's Ekphrasis: The Illusion
of the Natural Sign (1991).
11/07/06 - I modelled in the nude today for studio art classes at Michigan State University.
[Note: I only did it three times.]