Monday, November 7, 2011


This past weekend, I participated in the San Antonio Model of the Organization of American States. What is that? most normal people would ask. WELL, the OAS is like the UN of the Western hemisphere and the model means we dress up, pretend we're delegates representing different countries and discuss ideas, debate and pass resolutions and compete for awards. This year, my school represented Uruguay and this great country:

We ended up winning plenty of speaker awards, including best delegation! It's always so much fun but so, so stressful at the same time. Because there are awards, people go to win and not so much to compete fairly and diplomatically. In other words: people be runnin' games. Especially certain schools that have openly expressed their distaste for ours. Runnin' games so hard that we actually felt like simultaneously punching things/crying/storming out and never coming back.

Therefore, winning took a lot more than it should have. From Thursday morning to Saturday night, I got 5 hours of sleep, ate one meal and ingested what probably totals to over 1000 mg of caffeine. I don't know how I survived to be honest, but I did! Now that I'm sleep deprived like nobody's business, you can bet that there are two term papers and a thesis chapter due, too!

Wish me luck on surviving :)

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