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Picnic of H.O.P.E.

Today, the College of Dentistry at OSU participated in an event titled Picnic of H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach Programs & Events)

Myself, along with a few of the other students in my program volunteered to participate in this community service event.  Talk about a rewarding experience, I feel so blessed and thankful to have had this opportunity. Various organizations across the city of Columbus came together to provide services to the homeless people. Services included: hair washing and cuts, manicures and pedicures, medical services, dental services, tons of food, raffle giveaways… and much, much more.

About 1,000 , if not more, homeless people from Columbus attended this event.  I cannot even put into words what I saw.  So, so many homeless people and many of them had smiles on their faces.  They were just so grateful to get a change of clothes, food, and even the medical attention that they have so desperately been needing.

My job was pretty simple, I handed out toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss out to everyone.  We also set individuals up with appointments so that they could see a dentist and get treatment, ASAP.  I think that today, each of our lives were put into perspective.  As students many of us complain about how “poor” we are and how little money we have, but many of us don’t even know what it means to be poor.  As we were helping individuals fill out paperwork, we noticed that one homeless man put his address down as “woods,” another woman said she didn’t have a home and asked if she could leave that portion blank.  Wow, my eyes have been opened.

All I can say is, I am SO blessed and SO thankful.


September 19, 2009 at 8:03 PM 2 comments

At the place I will always call home.

Before this weekend I had been missing my family SO much.  It had been 5 months since we had seen each other, which is actually a pretty long time for us, so this trip was much needed! So far it’s been an fantastic weekend:

– Mani/Pedi (Thank you Mommy)

– Caught up on all the latest family gossip

– Made ribs for the first time – they turned out EXCELLENT.

– Caught up on missed episodes of Grey’s Anatomy

– A little bit of shopping (Thank you again Mommy)

– Walked around the lake in front of the house 3 times = 6 MILES!!!

– Ate delicious mango’s for the first time in long time

– Laughed really, really hard at Samantha.  The usual.

– Discussed the plural of moose (mooses or moose, final descicion) &  the difference between itch and scratch for like 4 hours.

May 9, 2009 at 9:33 AM 1 comment


It has been one hell of a long week and I am so thankful that it is Friday!!! I am hoping that this weekend is a good one.  I want to catch up on sleep, maybe watch a movie, bake, read, crochet, have a couple of drink…Gosh, there are so many things I want to do.  Although majority of this probably won’t happen, I am still thankful that the weekend is here.

I have a to do list for the day, but is not too bad:

– Workout

– Grocery shopping

– Take diesel to the park (so much fun!)

– Take an online quiz

– (study physics and anatomy, but i’d rather not)

Tonight a Mina and I and another couple were supposed to go out to this lounge called Chen Chow.  I’m not going to lie, it looks like a pretty sweet place.  So my friend called to see if we need reservations and they said they were booked for the entire night, but if we were all ladies then we could get in.  (I’m guessing that means show a little boob to the bouncer and you’re in)  He then said “Be sure that the ladies dress to impress, and you know why!” Seriously dude? Who says that?? Nonetheless, we won’t be doing that tonight…but it seemed like it was a good thought! Anyone doing anything exciting for the weekend?  (Duck, come visit me?? PLEASE)

Happy Friday!! 🙂

March 6, 2009 at 12:08 PM 1 comment

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