Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
In eleven days I will be totally packed and ready to head to Idaho.
In eleven days I won't have any wisdom teeth.
In eleven days I will be leaving the great state of California.
In eleven days I get to see all my friends!
In eleven days I hope I get a new straightener and gloves.
In eleven days I will be using college survival skills.
In eleven days I will be sitting in a car for over 12 hours.
In eleven days I won't have a job. :(
In eleven days I will be saying goodbye to my boys (I'll miss you daddy, Al, and Sam!)
In eleven days I get to see my new apartment for the first time!
In eleven days I will be leaving my doggy.
In eleven days I will be a dating machine...haha.
In eleven days I will be wearing sweatshirts and pants.
In eleven days I will have my own bed....not a couch.
Friday, August 8, 2008
New bathing suits!
I took some kids out to take pictures of local tobacco advertising. This poster was right across the street from a video rental store where lots of teens hang out. Who says the tobacco industry doesn't advertise to teens.
Julia i crazy! Check out that sunburn :)
Samuel being sneaky...his book is upside down
Check out my foot. Anyone remember that aweful scar I used to have? It's almost gone!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I am a Tobacco Prevention Specialist for Yolo County. I go to fairs, concerts, and conferences teaching kids not to smoke. This past weekend I took a bunch of kids to a conference in Sacramento. We stayed at this awesome hostel and went to a Rivercats game. During the day the kids (and I) learned about different ways we could fight Big Tobacco in our communities. None of the kids believed that I was a chaperone so I had a little trouble doing my duties, but whatever ;) It is so much fun. I also help run the local Anti-Tobacco Youth Coalition in Woodland and West Sacramento. These kids are amazing. Their main goal is to prevent teens from getting to tobacco. They meet with city councilmembers, present to the Board of Supervisors, and write articles for the newspaper. We've also helped them plan big events like our annual "Strike Out The Hype" bowling night where we host free bowling, food, and a simulated smokers lung! In case you haven't noticed, I love my job. Here are a couple videos I found while researching the deceptive practices of Big Tobacco (A.K.A. Phillip Morris, R. J. Reynolds, etc.). They pretty much make fun of the excuses Big Tobacco has made over the years so they can keep selling their addictive but deadly product. Check out theTruth.Com for more information! If you wanna learn more about the Youth Coalition check out myspace.com/yufastar