Third Culture Kid
Several of my friends at Clark are what is called “Third Culture Kids”. “A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of [their] developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK’s...
A master list of everything I have to finish by the end of the semester. It’s slightly overwhelming but once I reach Friday, December 9 I will have one more final exam, one more paper, and 13 days until I arrive home! And, after tonight, I’m not on duty again for another 17 days! Vector GIS Homework #12 (due Monday, Nov. 28) Economic Development Research Paper (due Tuesday, Nov. 29) ...
tstov: It is one of the funniest parts of my job when you think you’re getting away with shit. “Man, the RA is so stupid she/he couldn’t even tell that I was drunk/high/whatever”. No. It’s not that I don’t notice, it’s that just I don’t feel like putting in the energy it takes to write your ass up right now
My grandma and I rode up the elevator with P. Diddy today. He had a sling on and nicely answered my grandma’s question about it. Then Grandma asked him what football team he played for. She and I had to have a long chat about how not all rich black men play football.
Children's Board Games →
Questionable lessons from Monopoly (be the 1%!), Life (money = happiness), and Mall Madness (go into debt at an early age!).
I am not on duty tonight. And yet, it’s so hard for me not to wonder what the hell that was or why loud noises are emanating from downstairs/upstairs/across the hall. I want to relax and read a book. I want to be able to go to bed at a decent hour. I’m tired of sequestering myself in my room or pretending that I’m not here so I just don’t have to deal with the party or the...
Stop SOPA →
"Preacherlike, the president draws the crowd into... →
motherjones: Run, don’t walk, to read Tim Dickinson’s “How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich” at Rolling Stone.
Over it. →
A Typical Note During Micro
Me: Do you want to go the mall on Friday and buy your coat?
Me: It's for my econ development paper.
Elena: Just in case u forgot this is MICRO! :-P LOL
Me: LOL. It's the same prof. I got confused.
Elena: sureeeeeeeeeeee! LOL
Me: My brother won it at a math competition.
Elena: Of course he would have! LOL
Me: Why don't you like red?
Elena: We did not get Hw back yet?! CRAZY SHIT!
Elena: This is stupid!
Elena: Spanish seriously? I'm barely speakign English now...do you want me to start speaking Italian?
Me: Yes, please. It sounds beautiful!
Elena: [illegible] um forte [illegible] [illegible]. Ve 2 [illegible]! app...questra era una [illegible] [illegible]! :-P
Me: I had 2 incidents Friday night.
Elena: You have been busting up the residents all the time! poor kids!:-(
Me: When you try to take the phone out of my hand, you aren't a "poor kid'.
Elena: You're a tough woman! Who was this kid?
Professor: Elena, Christina, do you two have a question?
I wrote people up on Tuesday for the same thing they did on Friday. I’m peeved that they didn’t learn their lesson but I’m mostly peeved that people are just that stupid.
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself...– Kurt Vonnegut
Incident Do's and Don'ts
After having my first and second incidents this past Friday, I have some advice for all you college students out there on what to do and not do should you be caught. Don’t try to leave. Your name will eventually be reported and you put your friends in the awkward position of having to give you up to save their own skin. Do accept that you are being written up. A little cooperation goes a...
"Look, Papa, I'm a real RA!"
Lost my “IR virginity” at 10:40 pm yesterday. Round two occurred at 1:58 am today. Longest and wordiest night of duty ever.
purplefireballs: thedailywhat: Heartbreaking Tearjerker of the Day: Tarra, a resident of the Elephant Sanctuary near Nashville, attracted media attention two years ago due to her unlikely friendship with a mixed-breed dog named Bella who had wandered onto the sanctuary grounds. Sadly, Bella was attacked and killed by coyotes two weeks ago. Since then, Tarra has been inconsolable. “There’s...
When I'm Off Duty and a Resident Sees Me:
Student Leader Problems:
studentleaderproblems: That awkward moment when a friend expects sympathy for their busy day… when their idea of “busy” is having to do the laundry.
That awkward (RA) moment
irishcailin75: When a friend of yours asks about the application process and all you can do is sit there and think “You would make a terrible RA.”