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My Life On Mondays: Technology doesn’t solve the problem

So I bought a 2G flashdrive from Staples to transfer everything from my old computer to my new iBook. There's really only three things that need moving...my photos, my music and my documents. However, there are thousands of photos, hundreds of songs, and documents from three years of high school and four years of college. *This may take a while.* At first, I thought... _no problem, the 2G will take care of everything...three or four or five transfers and I'm done._ Well, it isn't really going that way. There's duplicate songs, word files change fonts going from windows to mac, and I'm so paranoid about losing a photo forever that I have to double and triple check every folder. Ultimately, I want my new computer organized to perfection. So it's my own built up clutter and lack of past organization keeping me from finishing this project in less than 20 hours. Did I mention I'm still trying to figure out how Finder works? *So my new computer is organized beyond belief*, but I have the same clutter and lack of organization when it comes to my job/internship search. If I see a posting, I have to scramble to update my resume and write a coverletter, find an envelope, locate a stamp, etc. It's like I'm not ready to be an efficient job hunter because I don't think I'm ready to have a legitimate job. I keep waiting for the right time, when I'm caught up with everything that needs catching up instead of realizing that I'm never going to catch up and I'm not supposed to. _(However, I would probably be a lot more caught up if I rolled out of bed earlier than ten)_. Anyway...that's my life on today, Monday, March 13th. Now if you'll excuse me...I gotta go clean my room, take a shower, pick up the dry cleaning and go to Cole Haan. ************************************* *stacy hinojosa* is the executive editor of University Chic and has a degree in journalism from Brigham Young University. She's currently pursuing a career in magazines...that is, when she's not cleaning her room, picking up the dry cleaning, showering, or eyeing a new bag in the G Series at Cole Haan.

Idol Buzz…or…"I wish my hair was gray so I could rock like Taylor"

!http://www.universitychic.com/files/idol.jpg! So, the Bachelor ended and Travis and Sarah broke up...so I'm on to *American Idol*, _(oh reality t.v. why do you tease me so?)_ *The final 12 will be named tonight.* This is when it really gets interesting. I can't even remember the people who were voted off last week. My favorites to win are Taylor, Catherine and Ace. Tonight I would like to see Ayla, Kinnik or Melissa go home. Well....Melissa could stay, but I don't think she will win. I thought Ayla was alright, but I think singing Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield was a mistake. That song is so hot right now and Natasha has a really unique tone to her voice. As for the guys, *please let Kevin get sent home!* And let Will go with him. Taylor, Ace and Chris really rock. It's going to be really difficult to let people go after tonight...I may even have to start voting.

Idol Buzz…or…”I wish my hair was gray so I could rock like Taylor”

!http://www.universitychic.com/files/idol.jpg! So, the Bachelor ended and Travis and Sarah broke up...so I'm on to *American Idol*, _(oh reality t.v. why do you tease me so?)_ *The final 12 will be named tonight.* This is when it really gets interesting. I can't even remember the people who were voted off last week. My favorites to win are Taylor, Catherine and Ace. Tonight I would like to see Ayla, Kinnik or Melissa go home. Well....Melissa could stay, but I don't think she will win. I thought Ayla was alright, but I think singing Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield was a mistake. That song is so hot right now and Natasha has a really unique tone to her voice. As for the guys, *please let Kevin get sent home!* And let Will go with him. Taylor, Ace and Chris really rock. It's going to be really difficult to let people go after tonight...I may even have to start voting.

UChic Music Buzz: I'm in love with your potential

Okay, so like all good Generation Nexters, I was watching the new *Real World Key West* and heard I song I liked that went something like..."_I'm in love with your potential, I'm in love with what you can't be baby._ " And like all good music-forward twenty-somethings...I tried to google the lyrics. No luck. What I did find though, was a ton of websites with people asking, *"Does anyone know who this song is by?"* Well I'm a journalist dang it. So I put my mad skills to work and figured it out. *Citrus* "Potential" Oh Well EP "Hear the song"://www.cdbaby.com/cd/citrus3 "!http://www.universitychic.com/files/citrus.jpg!"://www.cdbaby.com/cd/citrus3

UChic Music Buzz: I’m in love with your potential

Okay, so like all good Generation Nexters, I was watching the new *Real World Key West* and heard I song I liked that went something like..."_I'm in love with your potential, I'm in love with what you can't be baby._ " And like all good music-forward twenty-somethings...I tried to google the lyrics. No luck. What I did find though, was a ton of websites with people asking, *"Does anyone know who this song is by?"* Well I'm a journalist dang it. So I put my mad skills to work and figured it out. *Citrus* "Potential" Oh Well EP "Hear the song"://www.cdbaby.com/cd/citrus3 "!http://www.universitychic.com/files/citrus.jpg!"://www.cdbaby.com/cd/citrus3

My Tired Life on Mondays: thank goodness for tivo

!http://www.universitychic.com/files/dress.jpg! I'm so tired this morning because I stayed up forever watching the Academy Awards and the Oscar post show. Clearly...I have no job. However, Tivo did save me a lot of time by letting me skip through all the commercials. I was pretty excited about the fashion this year and the stars did not disappoint. I really liked Felicity Huffman and Jessica Alba. And I thought Reese's dress could have stood out a little more, but her speech about just trying to matter was completely perfect. I think we're all just trying to matter and I thought it was really unaffected and genuine.

Red Carpet, Movie Stars, and probably a lot of political statements….

*So tonight is the Academy Awards* and I feel kind of guilty watching it because I haven't seen any of the nominated movies. But who am I kidding? I watch it for the fashion! I love the red carpet, you never know when there's going to be an unscripted moment... _(mr. mizrahi)_. Since Jon Stewart is the host and a lot of the nominated actors appeared in films with controversial subject matter, I'm going to guess that we'll hear a couple of political messages. *I'd make predictions on who will win, but...like I said, I didn't see the films. I will say that I think we might see a lot of purple on the red carpet though...*

Must See TV this Sunday!

'Iron Jawed Angels': The Inspirational Fight for Women's Suffrage

For National Woman's History month, Lifetime Television premieres Iron Jawed Angels, a film depicting the struggles activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns faced when fighting for women's suffrage. What may surprise most viewers is how young Paul (played by two time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) and Burns (played by Frances O'Connor) were when they joined the fight for suffrage; Paul was only 23 and Burns was 29. By the age of 23, most young females are choosing a career or finishing up grad school. By the age of 23, Paul was engaging in female suffrage movements in London, and by 27, she took over the National American Woman Suffrage Association's (NAWSA) Washington, D.C. committee. What ensues from the work of the two activists is a rich and striking story; "Utilizing a pulsing soundtrack, vivid colors, and a freewheeling camera, Katja von Garnier's driving filmmaking style shakes up the preconceptions of the period film and gives history a vibrant contemporary energy and relevance," proclaims the Sundance Film Guide. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns organize parades, stage protests, and create the National Woman's Party. They are eventually arrested for picketing the White House. Refusing to pay a fee for peacefully expressing their opinions, the protestors are imprisoned and force fed when they go on a hunger strike to fight the sentence. The pressures of opposing a president during war, the schism between public and private life, and the apathy and setbacks that the young and rebellious activists face resonate today with as much force. "People do not realize the amount of danger these women put themselves in. It is important to be appreciative, and remember how long and arduous the process [of women's suffrage] really was," notes a representative at Lifetime. Watching Iron Jawed Angels this Sunday, March 5th on Lifetime will certainly help people realize the gravity of the struggle for suffrage, and perhaps encourage viewers to engage in political activities with the same determination and passion as Alice Paul and Lucy Burns did not so very long ago. *FYI:* The premiere of Iron Jawed Angels marks the launch of College Corps, Lifetime's effort to get more females involved in local political activity. Lifetime plans to continue this project by showcasing movies about campus security and violence.

College Atmosphere: How Much Does it Matter?

Back in high school, I remember getting all the brochures in the mail for different colleges. Since I hadn't really begun to think about where I should go, what programs were exceptional, etc., *I based my opinion of the schools solely on what the pictures in the brochure looked like*. In fact, I remember wanting to go to the University of Puget Sound for the longest time only because it was close to the water and the leaves were really pretty in the fall. I also thought I wanted to go to a school that had an Einstein Bros. Bagel close to campus. The school I ended up going to had neither. It wasn't close to a serene lake or my favorite strawberry cream cheese.
By the time my senior year rolled around, my decision was based more on practical logic and less on, _"what kind of aesthetic experience do I want to have there?"_ *And maybe that's the way it should be, I don't know.* But when I toured Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, I noticed that there is a lot of emphasis on groundskeeping and gardening. There were even little "reflection gardens" where students came after learning or studying to reflect on what they had read. The actual look of the school was an important part of the learning process. *So that's my question....how much does the look of the campus matter?*

My Life on Mondays with my two best friends: Ben and Jerry

*Forget job hunting. Tonight I am dedicated to one thing and one thing only.* Watching the final rose ceremony of the Bachelor in Paris while eating Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby Ice cream _(chocolate-covered, peanut-butter-filled pretzles in vanilla ice cream....it's good, I promise)_. I really want him to pick Sarah. By the way, did anyone catch *Dancing with the Stars* last night? Drew Lachey and Cheryl took home the prize. I couldn't believe Jerry won over Stacy Keibler!?