October, one hectic month!
As October winds down and we enter November, as students we now begin to look forward to Thanksgiving! October has been a really busy month for me with school, work, and family, so I have not kept up with my blogging (MY BAD!). So fall break came and left in a matter of days, and I got around to doing some fun stuff. I went home for a day to see my family as well as my cousin’s newborn with whom I am in love (picture of her will be below)! I returned to Oxy and my friends, and I decided to go to the Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, which was A-MAZING! I did not get scared of monsters (or better yet people dressed as monsters) creeping up on me throughout the park, BUT I did get spooked during the mazes. I think the reason is because the mazes are small and usually you end up walking in a line by yourself with objects and people popping out around you. I was lucky enough to be in the front in most of the mazes (yay?), so I would jump when the monsters popped out! The mazes were great and did their job of spooking us, (the spookiest one for me was probably The Thing maze). I must admit that after La Llorona maze I thought I was safe when out from behind the trash can right outside the exit a woman dressed as a zombie bride jumped out and I screamed… woah, didn’t know I had that much screaming power! But overall it was one of the best times I've had. We also enjoyed the rides that were open, especially Jurassic Park... umm let’s talk about that HUGE drop! The last time I was at Universal, I was around 12 years old, and I didn’t remember the drop being that high and inclined! The picture of that drop is by far the funniest. I would post it here but my friends would kill me... but yeah, that night was incredible (and tiring!). The next day my friends and I went to the LACMA to see the Tim Burton Exhibit. When we bought our tickets we saw none other than Christina Hendricks and her husband! Sadly they were leaving so we couldn’t meet them..bummer. But the Tim Burton exhibit was cool; we got to see what inspired Burton and how he got his start. This guy is intelligent, creative, a genius, and a whole lot of weird! I enjoy his movies so I had a good time. Although I had a great time during fall break, I also received some bad news that my grandpa had passed away. I wasn’t able to see him since he lives in Guatemala, but I know he isn’t hurting anymore, and he is resting in peace. He will always be in our hearts and we will forever miss him. :( Sorry for that sad part, but yeah, overall that was my fall break. Didn’t get as much sleep as I wanted to, or get as much work done, but it was a somewhat good break. Now to look forward to Thanksgiving! Also on my to-do list is to support my Delta sisters during Greek Week! Greek Week is the time when all the Greeks get together and compete against each other for the grand prize of a Greek trophy! We have competitions that include dancing and sports like powderpuff football. It gets really intense, but all in good fun! Before Greek Week our sorority, Delta Omicron Tau, is hosting a Dance-a-Thon as our philanthropy event! Basically you and a group of friends enter the competition by donating $5 to the Downtown Women’s Center and get to dance all night! A member of each group has to be on the dance floor, and there are food, prizes, and awesome music (with themes like 80s, 90s, millennium, etc)! If you want to learn more about it check out our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250410488339097. So, for now enjoy the rest of October and get ready for Halloween! After that we have Thanksgiving to look forward to! That’s it for now…’til next time! -Marilyn