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Concerts & Racing & Papers, Oh My!

This will be a short post of highlights, as I have a million things on my plate right now and, sadly, not enough time to relax and reflect! First of all we’ve been experiencing some glorious weather this week and it’s made everything seem much more pleasant. I got to sit outside with one of my classes, and though I got a little sunburned, it was still a beautiful time. Last Wednesday, SAAC held our annual community outreach day - we spent time a Riverdale Grade School playing with kindergartners and 3rd graders in their PE classes. I haven’t had that much fun in a while. I got to be with 12 kindergartners and it was non-stop action for an insane 45 minutes. Those of us that were involved had a blast (including the kids!) and we hope that SAAC can continue to make this possibly a once-a-month event in the future. In crew we had our conference championships on Saturday in Lake Stevens, Washington. It was a bit of a drive, but a good bonding experience for our women’s team. The men ended up placing 3rd overall in the conference, which was awesome, but the women’s side didn’t do as well. A teammate and I had a strong win in the women’s pair event, but other than that it was a day of less than stellar performances. We’re hitting the water hard this week as we have a weekend off from racing and are trying to cut down the team to the final 8 which we will take to California. It’s an exciting week of intrasquad competition, but exhausting for all athletes involvedĀ as there are 10 of us fighting for only 8 seats. On the singing front, this weekend is our much anticipated performance weekend!! The Women’s Ensemble is putting our finishing touches onĀ the four pieces by Brahms, and Friday night in the auditorium on campus is our first performance. On Sunday we head downtown to the United First Methodist Church where we will have our final performance. I’m really looking forward to showing all the hard work we’ve put into these, and it’s going to be a fabulous show.

Well I’m off to finish up some reading for Thursday classes and then get to bed. I’m beginning to feel the mental strain beginning to build in these last two weeks, but it’s all a matter of being extra productive and just powering through the home stretch.

Until next week,
Jess

22 April 2009