So it seems that I've been involved in numerous campus activities lately, never having a moment to breathe, and maybe that's why I'm four weeks in with a virus-related chest-head-congestion-cold disease :D! The health center here finally decided I was sick enough to deserve a prescription for medicine, and it's an inhaler that had a $40 co-pay, despite insurance. Agh! Living amongst people is great, but I'm realizing that once you're sick you stay sick. I think ultimately I need to sleep more. Which won't happen. There's too much life to live, agreed?
Last Friday I performed in a talent show called Kaleidoscope, which promoted cultural performances and many of the International Students' backgrounds. There was a fantastic array of talents, and I was in the finale performance with the ASIA (Asian Students Intercultural Association) Club for a Bollywood dance!! We've spent at least five weeks practicing to the song "Discowale Khisko", and we wore traditional Indian clothing and all! Unfortunately the only photos/videos of the performance are on my Facebook, but here's a video from the song we used. (The dance moves were self-choreographed, however) Huzzah for cultural diversity!
Immediately after posting this I am going to bed because A) sleep is good B) sleep might alleviate my sickness *cue the cough and C) I need to be up at 4 AM to go hike Azure Mountain and watch the sunrise and write poetry. Yup, that's the type of random excursions different theme houses on campus organize, and I can't pass it up!
The Powershift, which is a project of the Energy Action Coalition. The link to the website is much more exciting than my explanation, but essentially thousands of youth from across the country are spending this weekend in workshops learning how to push for green energy jobs, bills, development, etc., we're lobbying for environmental change to our state Congressmen (New Yawk), we're rallying and marching and seeing a bunch of super-awesome speakers such as Al Gore, Bill McKibben and more. That's for the entire weekend, and I think it's going to be epic. Watch out in the news, it may be there for the immensity of the movement. I can't wait to learn how to take action!
The madness does not cease! (Though I wouldn't want it any other way)
Enjoy your week and almost-weekend, friends!!!