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July 28, 2008

All Done in KY!!!

My time in KY has come to a swift end!

So, what do I do now... No idea.

Although I was ready to leave KY, I am really glad I did that internship. It was an awesome expreience, and it really gave me some direction about where I wanted to go post-Wabash. At Western Kentucky, I had the opportunity to interact with grad students. I dont know why, but I always thought of grad students as being older and being really, really smart... so smart that I thought that grad students didnt speak regular English, but they spoke a super-smart English that only other grad students could understand.

How wrong I was! I dont know how many times someone mistook me for a grad student. I worked closely with several students, and the work they were doing was not as advanced as I thought it would be. They were learning the same statistics that I learned last year, and I noticed that I was familiar with a lot the material that they were learning in class. After my time in KY, grad school is not nearly as daunting as before. I'm really looking forward to it.

The goal right now is to get into a good clinical program (but that's really hard to get into) or get into a Ph D counseling program. If both of those fail, I want to go into school psychology. I think school psychology would really help me stay involved in my community, and I would get to help kids who need me.

The next thing on the list is my birthday, which is Thursday! I have no idea what my plans are, but I am still thinking about it.

Also, sorry for being so quiet lately. Now that I am done researching, I can blog more frequently... and I will. Especially since I am trying to prepare for Europe.

talk to ya soon!


July 16, 2008

one mammoth cave

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of exploring Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system in the world. But before I can tell you about Mammoth Cave, I need to tell you about the night before.

Sooooo, this past Friday, we (me and my friends in KY) got paid. And it was my (fatal) suggestion to go to Shogun's for dinner. For those of you who dont know, Shogun's is a Japanese restaurant where they cook the food right in front of you; its a lot of fun because the chefs are known for doing tricks with the food. So, it was my bright idea to go there for dinner. 

I must admit. Dinner was fun! The chef did tricks with the rice, the eggs, and he even threw a shrimp in my mouth. However, once I got back to the dorm, it was a different story. I was so sick from dinner! That night was not a good night at all. But some way, some how, I managed to fall asleep.

That morning was the day of Mammoth Cave. I was excited because I thought I got all the sickness out of me. It was terrible. First, I had to ask to pull over at a gas station because I felt sick. Then, once we got to the tourist center at Mammoth Cave, I had to hold up the tour group because I thought I was sick. Finally, once we were about a half a mile into the cave system, I just gave up. I asked the tour guide if it was too late to go back up to the surface. I ended the day with just going back out of the cave and waiting for my friends to finish the tour.

From what I saw of Mammoth Cave, it was a lot of rocks. And that's exactly what my pictures reflect. Lots of rocks. It was kind of dark down there. So there are lots of shadows of rocks too. Check out my pics from Shogun and the Cave.