November 2008

After the rain comes sunshine….but what about the rainbow??

So I was sick and as if that was not enough my voice was lost and no where to be found. I mean really the one thing that I use the most was gone. That said, my dorm was pretty quiet for those days! Its amazing when you loose your voice the amount of listening you end up doing. We often spend so much time speaking our lives away that we never take the time to listen.. I guess it was a life lesson to start listening more as well as reflecting on what people say..

Ok well after that life lesson its almost as if i wanted to loose my voice again. I WENT TO A CONCERT!!SCREEEEEEEEEEAAAMED my lungs out!! It was actually a special concert for me because the act “Collie Buddz” is from the islands close by, so it was a glimpse of home!! That’s the great thing with Portland, it is so cultured that you are bound to find some of your culture awaiting you here…

After play comes work unfortunately!I had a presentation and a major project to work on! AHHH…and both of them were group assignments which meant group work.. well now that I had acquired the skill of listening I thought this would be easy!NOT!Group work is one of those things that you only appreciate AFTER its done. I felt at times that my last nerve was being jumped on at times but in the end and ONLY in the end do you feel like you have achieved some sort of aesthetic moment. I guess that’s the great thing with Lewis and Clark in the sense that you come here to learn communications or theatre or whatever your major of choice is but you come out with WAY more than you bargained for. I have learnd some of the most important life skills from Lewis and Clark and for me that’s what makes it different to other places I could have gone to.

So me and my crazy roomie went a bit crazy and had a photo shoot in our room. her idea not mine I PROMISE!! Its not as vain as it sounds, we were just hungry and needed the time till supper to pass by fast so why not have a photo shoot right? Believe me supper came by pretty fast!you guys should try it one day!lol

Well I have another looong week to look forward to. OBVIOUSLY HALLOWEEEN!! Im so excited about it, there’s something about dressing up and taking on a WHOLE new role that gets me excited! I haven’t decided on whether to be a police woman or a fairy??what you guys think?

I’ll be sure to let you know next week WITH PICTURES!!!!

Take care and be sure to vote!!!!

Tali

*email me with any questions tfm@lclark.edu

1 November 2008