Monday, February 22, 2010

Free Time

Having free time is something I am not used to, especially after last semester. It is almost 4 o' clock in the evening, and I still have another hour before I have a staff meeting. What do I do?

I have a little bit of homework which I will take care of later tonight (or tomorrow). I seem to work better when under the stress and pressure of a deadline. The night before is often when I do my best work. So I can write the paper tonight or tomorrow. Puedo estudiar mi espanol, y es posible que yo estara. <--- Well, I am not 100 percent sure that is correct but is supposed to mean: "I can study my Spanish, and it is possible that I will." I know there are some accents and things like that missing. Then there is photojournalism. I should probably write some emails. But all of that is so quick that I will do it in a few hours.

That leaves me with an hour of pretty much nothing to do. On the bright side it gives me time to write a new blog. But all of my friends are busy. Some are in class. Some are at work. If I go in the cafeteria I will end up eating something which I don't need.

It is just something I am not used to having. I am thankful for it. It is a luxury I did not have last semester when I was in class for 21 hours per week on top of newspaper staff.

And even more rare is the fact I have free time on a Monday afternoon. It is one of those days the planets must have aligned or something. One of my classes let out early so I was able to get some stuff done between it and my next class that I would normally be doing right now.

It is a rare time that college students have this much free time. I shall enjoy it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Round Two

Arkansas State University students had a four-day weekend this past week. Classes did not begin until Wednesday!

This time around university officials waited until the morning to cancel classes, instead of 8 p.m the previous night. I know several students kept expecting it at night. I for one think they made the right choice to wait, but why did the even close campus?

Honestly, the roads all seemed to be clear. Class was canceled on Monday and Tuesday. Last week, during round one, classes resumed the following Monday. It was worse then than it was on Tuesday.

I'm not quite sure how they decided to close or remain open but it didn't seem consistent. Oh well. The sidewalks are almost clear again. Snow from round one and round two is still on the ground bu maybe it will melt soon.

The hours of daylight is increasing. Hopefully the warmer weather can come soon. Campus life is a lot more fun spent outside than it is indoors.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


This morning I woke up early (9 AM) in order to go to a special event in the museum. It was a celebration for Black History Month. There was a guest that played the drums and told stories. He was born in Ghana Africa, moved to the United Kingdom and in the 80's moved to the United States.

He taught visitors rhythm and encouraged uniting in diversity through music. Every culture likes music. He noted instruments can be made from a wide variety of materials.

It was an interesting experience, though I was working. I was working on a story (much more interesting than this) for The Herald that will run Monday. I was also taking photos.