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So it’s the fifth day of school… January 26, 2009

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…and I still haven’t missed any classes. I’m so proud of myself! Ha. Maybe I won’t suck as much this semester.
I’m excited because I got tickets to the Air Sex Qualifying Round on February 14th. It should be super rad.
I’m not so excited that I’m spending all my hard earned money from the Christmas break. But at least it’s for a good cause, right?
Yes, Air Sex competitions are considered a good cause. As of now.

After driving myself around for over a month, it took me a few days to get used to having to walk everywhere. I find it ironic that I gave myself 15 minutes to drive to work in San Antonio and I give myself the same amount of time to walk across campus to class in Burdine. Okay maybe not ironic. But mildly amusing.

Other random facts:
I ate a diet blueberry waffle today that my roommate gave me. I would say it was yucky but it didn’t really taste like anything.
It rained misted on me today when I was walking to class.
I skipped my sorority meeting yesterday to spend 3 hours in the library doing Chemistry and Statistics homework. Whatanerd.
I ate a record of 4 yogurts in one day. Just so you know, it was original, not light, and it was strawberry.
I signed the release form for my psychology class. Random graduate students are now officially allowed to do experiments on me. The more experiments I’m in, the more credit I get (a minimum of 5 experiments to get credit for the class).
When I went to my chemistry class this morning I was a couple minutes late. I went quietly and sat down next to some random guy and once I sat down he looked at me, grabbed his stuff, and left the auditorium. I must have smelled bad or something (despite the fact that I had just taken a shower).
I need to buy a calculator.
Umm…. I think that’s it.

Wow. Reading back over that makes me realize I really need to get a life. It’s too bad that I’m so content with the one I have.
Oh, and one last thing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA GOODWYN. She’s 21 today 🙂

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To tell you the truth, I’m lying. January 13, 2009

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I always feel bad when I neglect my journal here, especially when I go over six weeks without updating. I guess I just don’t know what to say… Even though Ihave so much to tell.
Being at home for almost a month now has been pretty weird. It’s as if my life in Austin made my life in San Antonio seem like a dream or something. But now it has become a dream I never woke up from. And while I am enjoying my time here, part of me is eager to go back to college. I liked being free from my confinements. I liked my daily routines. I liked being in control of every outcome. Being at home makes me feel like I’m in a speeding car, except I’m no longer behind the wheel. I have simply become a passenger, watching the world blur by.

I made my schedule for next semester in October, but the add/drop period started yesterday. Looking at the classes I will be taking, a plan starts unfolding in my mind so that this time, I will be prepared for whatever may be thrown at me. I won’t be caught off guard again, because then I would have to kiss my dream career goodbye.
My classes:
CH 301 Principles of Chemistry I (MWF)
PSY 301 Introduction to Psychology (TTH)
SOC 302 Introduction to the Study of Society (TTHF)
SOC 317L Introduction to Social Statistics (TTH)
BIO 206L Biology Lab: Structure and Function of Organisms (MF)

Should be a fun semester…
Anyways, this coming summer I would like to take a class at UTSA’s Health Science Center to get my EMT certification. It’s expensive though, and since I’ll already be taking summer school for Principles of Chemistry II, I won’t have time to work. So we’ll have to see on that one.

I don’t really have all that much to say.
Only a couple more days…

I saw a body lying in the road Thursday night. January 11, 2009

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Pedestrian struck, killed on the North Side

by Alejandro Martinez Cabrera – Express-News

A vehicle struck and killed a man who was walking along U.S. 281 Thursday night in the North Side.

The man, who San Antonio police say may have been walking back and forth on 281, was hit by a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. near Sonterra Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Capt. Shawn Ury said they believe the dead man, who has not yet been identified, is 29 years old and from San Antonio. Some witnesses told police that the man had been behaving erratically before the accident.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident stopped a half mile down the highway after striking the man. Police do not believe the driver, who was not injured, was at fault and no citations have been issued.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The accident caused a backup on southbound lanes of 281. The scene had not been cleared as of 9:45.

Pedestrian killed on U.S. 281 is identified

A man struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night has been identified as Arthur Ponto, 29.

The incident occurred at 8 p.m. in the 19200 block of U.S 281 North.

According to a report, Ponto was walking in a southbound lane when he was struck by a driver who did not see him in the roadway.

A witness at the scene said it appeared a second car also hit Ponto when he was lying on the roadway, the report said.

He was declared dead at the scene.

Three killed in weekend car crashes

by Michelle Mondo – Express-News

It was a deadly weekend on San Antonio roadways with three people killed in two car crashes.

In the first, two teens were killed in a one-vehicle rollover, which occurred just after 10 p.m. Friday in the southbound lanes of Evans Road between Encino Commons and Encino Rio on the city’s far North Side.

The teens were identified as Anthony Rodriguez, 16, and John Mazzanti, 17, according to a police report.

San Antonio Police Capt. Shawn Ury said the boys were the only two occupants in the small white car when Mazzanti likely lost control of the vehicle when going around a curve, causing the car to skid, tip on its side and then slam into a utility pole.

According to the report, Mazzanti was ejected from the car and was declared dead at the scene. Rodriguez was taken to University Hospital, where he died less than an hour later, the report said.

Ury said it appeared the car was traveling at a high speed. The report indicated both teens were wearing a seat belt.

The second fatal crash, killing an airman at Lackland AFB, was linked to alcohol, police believe…

People can be so careless with their lives.
Don’t they realize that life is the most precious thing a human being has?

I was on my way to the Spectrum Thursday night when I saw Arthur Ponto’s body on the road, surrounded by grim looking policemen and flashing ambulances. He was 29 years old. I saw his picture in the newspaper. He was a very attractive young man who worked for USAA (where my dad works) and had a loving family. And yet, it was all taken from him in a split second.
I feel so bad for the driver that hit him. The driver couldn’t have avoided the accident, and now he’ll have to deal with the fact that he killed someone for the rest of his life.

Two teenage boys killed less than 3 minutes from my house, all because they underestimated the vulnerability of their bodies.
They were both wearing seat belts. Yet, one of them was still ejected from the car. Now there’s an indication of how fast they were going.

I want to believe that everything happens for a reason.
But sometimes I can’t fathom how any good can come out of so much sadness.