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Oct 28, 2010 10:29
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Just a little update

 

Sooo today was some diversity training. I've taken a couple of diversity training classes in college so some of it was repetitive, however I still enjoyed it. 

 

In more exciting news I was able to do my first 2 hours of ISP!!!

 Most of you are probably like uhhh huh? whats ISP?? Well i'll tell you. Isp stands for independent service projects. During our time in Americorp we are required to do some sort of service on our own independently from what they have planned for us. The reasoning behind this is to teach us to find service projects on our own so after we are done with Americorp we will have the skills necessary to seek and and complete service projects on our own. These service projects have to be for non-profits, schools, basically just all around good causes like, but not limited too food pantries, helping to run cure for cancer walks, , o and especially for volunteering to run Ultimate Frisbee Tournaments where the funds go to cure ummm breast cancer thats sounds good right? my dream isp :p jk   o and it can't be political either. I'll spare you the details on what exactly qualifies and doesn’t but thats basically that the condensed version of an isp.      o yea and we have to do 80 hrs worth. yayyyyy!!! I dont think it will be that bad just got 2 hours out of the way today after training.

            At the isp we were helping to set up a haunted house at a local community center for kids in the area. The lady running it gave us a little jobs here and there. Mine was to put up some white faces on a wall and my favorite part was putting up the flying bats! They are sound activates bats which can go up to 25 feet on a clothesline like cord. They actually sound really scary and screech (nothing like a bat sounds) the only down side is they move about as fast as a three toed sloth.  They are sound activated and go off when there are loud noises. I just realized something actually while typing I just remembered we never turned the bats off after climbing up a 15 foot tall ladder to mount them. Im sitting here visualizing the lady walking through the room and somehow triggering all the bats and getting the crap scared out of her and they screech and yell around her. 

 Sooo today was some diversity training. I've taken a couple of diversity training classes in college so some of it was repetitive, however I still enjoyed it. 

 

In more exciting news I was able to do my first 2 hours of ISP!!!

 Most of you are probably like uhhh huh? whats ISP?? Well i'll tell you. Isp stands for independent service projects. During our time in Americorp we are required to do some sort of service on our own independently from what they have planned for us. The reasoning behind this is to teach us to find service projects on our own so after we are done with Americorp we will have the skills necessary to seek and and complete service projects on our own. These service projects have to be for non-profits, schools, basically just all around good causes like, but not limited too food pantries, helping to run cure for cancer walks, , o and especially for volunteering to run Ultimate Frisbee Tournaments where the funds go to cure ummm breast cancer thats sounds good right? my dream isp :p jk   o and it can't be political either. I'll spare you the details on what exactly qualifies and doesn’t but thats basically that the condensed version of an isp.      o yea and we have to do 80 hrs worth. yayyyyy!!! I dont think it will be that bad just got 2 hours out of the way today after training.

            At the isp we were helping to set up a haunted house at a local community center for kids in the area. The lady running it gave us a little jobs here and there. Mine was to put up some white faces on a wall and my favorite part was putting up the flying bats! They are sound activates bats which can go up to 25 feet on a clothesline like cord. They actually sound really scary and screech (nothing like a bat sounds) the only down side is they move about as fast as a three toed sloth.  They are sound activated and go off when there are loud noises. I just realized something actually while typing I just remembered we never turned the bats off after climbing up a 15 foot tall ladder to mount them. Im sitting here visualizing the lady walking through the room and somehow triggering all the bats and getting the crap scared out of her and they screech and yell around her. 

 

 Friday we get to go back and help run the haunted house!! Im hoping I get to be a zombie or the guy who throws a giant stuffed spider out from under the table... or the guy who controls the electronic arms on the ground that move around. any of those three would be fine with me :)

 

Okie doke thats all for now im hoping to put out a really good up date on Sat with some pics and such ive been holding out on to upload

Got my new phone finally!!!! so i should have pics galore and i can pic message people all the time now too!!! so excited :)