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30 September 2006 @ 02:07 pm
So I have now:
-eaten two meals
-slept in a real bed
-listened to music
-eaten my peanut butter cup :)

...and it is glorious.

It's weird to me that at the time the week seemed to stretch forever, but now that it's over, it seems like such a small amount of time overall. I feel kind of weird that suddenly I'm back to living in our apartment with couches and a dining room table. I don't know quite what to do with myself when presented with options other than study, sit at the info table, or talk to the crew. Time to plan our next course of action I suppose.

I hope that we made some sort of impact. I think if nothing else most people on campus are talking about us and can find someone they know who can tell them where Darfur is at the very least. Now, not-so-simply, comes the task of keeping the issue in the public eye and fighting our hardest to force change. I hope that those we have met this week who expressed interest in helping us will follow through.
29 September 2006 @ 04:25 pm
This is us now. Sitting at our table on the mall, watching the world walk by, talking to folks, cooking rice, talking some more. Though the end is nigh, and we're starting to get itchy feet to get outta here and have a big burger, this has become my home, somewhat.

I slept well every night, with my fancy poofy sleeping bag that Julie gave me (thanks!), on the mat that Lee lent me (cheers), with Jennica's dufflebag as pillow (yeh). What a community effort this has been.... Taylor is saying just now "i'm almost going to miss this" - we raised so much money for the savedarfur.org network (have enough, finally and for the first time ever, to buy those badly sought-after T-Shirts in advance for our next event without someone having to fork out their miserable little cashcard), got tons new email addresses for our club, the Evergreen adopted us and our cause and wrote article after article on Darfur and the urgency to act now... all of this, and we had fun.

Mission accomplished.
29 September 2006 @ 12:11 pm
i was doing well this morning, but i am quickly crashing. feeling really lightheaded, feverish, shaky and my throat started hurting badly in my last class. last night for dinner some of us skipped the rice and only ate beans, so we think that's what has happened. funny how huge of an impact that small thing has had on us. i'm almost afraid to eat tonight, so i'm going to be very careful. right now all i want is a shower. with soap. and shampoo.

at least i'm done with class for the day and we only have 6 hours left. not that i'm counting every minute. sad that i'm ending this on a worse point than any other time this week. :(
29 September 2006 @ 11:29 am
...and I am SICK, sick, sick. Got about an hour of sleep last night...spent the rest of it trying not to puke (and failing).

Have no idea on the specific reason why I'm so sick, but I can't wait to get back to my regular diet. In fact, I'm just going to drink water until our ending time, and then eat, because there is no way I could eat rice or beans right now. Makes we want to run to the toilet again. *gag* My only concern is my exam at 3.

In other news, I have Some Pics from Day Four!Collapse )

I cannot WAIT to get in the shower.
29 September 2006 @ 09:39 am
Well we made the front page again! :) There was some really good coverage this week between the paper and the web features, so we would just really like to say a big thank you to the Daily Evergreen for being so supportive of our endeavor.

I'm also going to say thank you (whether or not they are reading this...) to everyone who has stopped by and asked us about what we are doing, the kind words of encouragement, the friends who have come to visit, and those who have been self-motivated to read about what's going on themselves. I would also like to thank the Anthro department in College Hall for letting us use their building this week.

last night our group was in pretty high spirits, and we also had the chance to go see Arun Ghandi speak. He was very inspirational and a nice close to this week.

28 September 2006 @ 06:18 pm
28 September 2006 @ 03:54 pm
i am kind of reluctant to post this...but there are two video interviews posted on the daily evergreen page under multimedia.
i interviewed with brittany, so my interview is kind of weird...and don't judge, i was on crutches! :)

there was a bunch of bad music being blared from in front of Todd and it had to be shut off at 1. Thank goodness it only went 7 minutes over, because my ears couldn't take it anymore.

i am in a good mood because tonight is our last night. tomorrow our last day....so 29 hours to go or so? that is completely do-able. i'm also slightly delirious (as are most of us) so i keep acting weird. i'm eating my lunch and pretending that it's rice pudding. or risotto. it's much easier to eat when it's mushy.
27 September 2006 @ 06:49 pm
It's funny. Coming back to our tent site here is starting to feel normal. I'm almost happy when i see the tents - and am definitely happy to catch up again with my 'family' when I get back to camp. It's starting to be my habitual pattern now, coming 'home' to the mall. We were joking that walking along here will never be the same again after this.

I could not do this by myself. It's tough enough as it is; but even though we're all getting a wee bit tired now (a bit over halfway through, yeh!), we're developing these silly little inside jokes that every group develops that's together for a long stretch of time. And then I keep remembering, this is so much easier than being displaced for real. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to lose everything, everyone perhaps even, and then catch a glimpse of the news and realise nobody cares. Well, at least we're reaching tons more people doing this than we would if we were doing a normal 'tabling' event for 2 hours on a Wednesday morning...

Getting chilly out, will need to put on some more layers now.
27 September 2006 @ 05:03 pm
so this afternoon was rough. I felt really light-headed and had a headache. I think eating lunch is worse because it's like a preview. haha.
i also feel slightly delirious. I can't remember anything and we're all getting kind of weird and keep laughing at inappropriate times.
so...yeah. i'm ready for dinner. This is definately going to get a bit worse before it gets better!