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take a public speaking course (read all 7 entries…)
my last speech...

...focused on some elements of non-verbal communication. In addition I tied the speech into Bharata Natyam, a dance form I feel is the ultimate in non-verbal communication. Bharata Natyam uses prescribed eye movements, head movements, head gestures, foot stomps, costuming, emotions and interpretation of rhythm to tell a story without saying a word.

Done bitches!



Go on a date (read all 3 entries…)
I like him

Went on a date with a guy me likes. And we’re gonna go on more of them!

Good job girl, good job.



pack a lunch (read all 3 entries…)
yay!

Tomorrow is the last day of school!
Outside of one Friday, I managed to bring a lunch to school every single day. I don’t know how much money I saved, but I am estimating it is around $100.

woot!



take a public speaking course (read all 7 entries…)
one more speech left

I have 10 minutes to talk about the speech component of my choice.

I am choosing to discuss non-verbal communication. What are the ways we communicate without saying a word?

Plus I want to use some examples from a dance form I feel is the ultimate in non-verbal communication, Bharatha Natyam. Dancers from that particular tradition focus on developing hand motions (mudras), eye movements and facial expressions to tell an entire story without saying a word.



keep track of my finances (read all 6 entries…)
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Didn’t do so well with February’s budgeting. Here’s to hoping March is better!



do the splits
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I actually got there for a few days last year but lost it :(
Still working on it.



graduate from college (read all 5 entries…)
23 more days

23 more days bitches!



take a public speaking course (read all 7 entries…)
speech #3

Speech #3 was an attempt to try to sway people for or against a particular topic.

Being the Wal-Mart hater I am, my speech topic was “Why you shouldn’t shop at Wal-Mart.” I gave an introduction about Wal-Mart’s history, gave three reasons why you shouldn’t shop at Wal-Mart (sexist, keeps people poor, costs taxpayers too much) and then a conclusion.

Got 100% woot!



Go on a date (read all 3 entries…)
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I am getting close to giving up on this. Sometimes I am convinced men just really don’t like me.

I’m trying to stay positive!



Make 2008 my best year yet (read all 6 entries…)
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Still going awesome. What can I say?
Great friends, great vibes, great times.

Even my mom has been making the attempt to get along with me. I’ve never gotten along with her in, well, never.

WOOT



take a public speaking course (read all 7 entries…)
speech #2

For our second speech our instructor asked us to do a “how to” presentation. I wanted to do something interesting, so I decided to talk about fire eating and how it is done.

I couldn’t demonstrate live in class so I made some videos and stuck them on YouTube as a supplement. Check em out!
http://www.youtube.com/user/labalianne



ghostride the whip
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If I get a car for graduation I am so gonna ghost ride it.



give up fast food for a year (read all 7 entries…)
orange julius

I walked by the Orange Julius yesterday inside Seattle Center and nearly bought an Raspberry Julius.

I don’t drink julius much but whenever I am near one I usually buy one. I love the icy, frosty, guilty goodness of the largest raspberry julius I can buy.

Then I thought, “Wait! Orange Julius is corporate fast food crap too!”

So then I went to the grocery store up the street and bought some real food.



Learn how to use a whip (read all 2 entries…)
reverse cracks

I can never seem to accomplish the reverse crack when I want it.
I know it’s a matter of keeping inside my planes. I just have to get used to the awkwardness my arm and shoulders feel when attempting it.



lose more weight (read all 4 entries…)
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I haven’t lost weight. Indeed I’ve gained five pounds.

However, I am way thinner! I have been lifting weights frequently in the past few months. I have been becoming more muscular and toned (and less soft-like, you know?).

Muscle weighs more but it takes up less space.



buy a car (read all 3 entries…)
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I asked some of my family members to buy me a car for a graduation gift. I know it’s asking a lot but I need it!

Tired of riding the bus. Tired of riding for an hour when I could have driven 30 minutes. Tired of riding the bus at night.



chant my mantra 108 times a day (read all 4 entries…)
yay!

Now chanting my mantra 108 times a day comes easily. No frustration. No wanting to just stop and go do something else. Matter of fact I now chant 108 times twice a day. It has become a part of my daily ritual.

Chanting is helping me focus and bring my goals to fruition!



give up fast food for a year (read all 7 entries…)
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I went to fast food joint last night, but it was a local fast food joint, not one of those corporate ones.

Nothing like a Dick’s burger. Even then I don’t plan on eating that very much.



pack a lunch (read all 3 entries…)
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Outside of this Friday I have managed to pack a lunch every day so far.

I am thinking the best way to remember to pack a lunch is to buy a bunch of things and leave them in the fridge at school. That way I won’t be burdened by dragging around a bunch of extra things. My bookbag is heavy enough!



Suhaila Certification level 1 (read all 2 entries…)
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I was certified level 1 but I had to let it lapse because of money and time issues. However I want to get started on this again!



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