Friday, September 2, 2011

Just Checking In

Man, this week has been hell.  I've had a boatload of reading assignments which took hours and hours and fairly lengthy writing assignments to do (in all five of my classes).  Sheesh!!!  And I'm not done yet.  Even though this will be a three day weekend, most of it will be taken up by more reading, analysis and writing.  My eyes are so dry, my fingers feel like they want to fall off, and I have a knot the size of a grapefruit in my neck.  But enough whinning.

Last semester, being my first, was an adjustment period for me and I didn't get involved with any clubs or activities at school, but I've made a special point to get involved in at least one group this year.  The group that I put first and foremost is the Secular Student Alliance affiliate at my college.  This afternoon, I was able to go to our first meeting, get to know the president a little better and help brainstorm some nifty activities for this year.

The president of our group is friendly with the president of our college's chapter of Baptist Collegiate Ministries and we are hoping to have at least one joint venture with them as a transfaith collaboration.  My suggestion was a game-show type event where a couple of people from our respective groups would play bible trivia to see who knows best.  We'll see if we can't get it approved by the BCM; who knows, it might be fun!  Besides, the believers will draw a much bigger audience than we will alone which will allow for more non-believing, community outreach.

Our first excursion into the public this year will be an "Ask An Atheist" table and I was all over that.   I looks like we will brainstorm some more on fund-raising events for charity and we also are going to try to raise $$$ for a proposed trip to Skepticon this November.  Of course, I already have my hotel room booked for that, but it would be awsome to have some homies come along and raise 'hell' with me.  lol  Looking forward to getting within the aura of PZ, even if it is for just a minute.  =) textbooks are calling out to me, telling me I'm a lazy sot.....back to the grind.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I still hope u want me to raise hell with you lol B.