Friday, September 21, 2007


i will blog again, I promise... just let me catch my breath

Saturday, August 25, 2007


So in less than an hour its going to be my 22nd birthday, and honestly I am completely at peace with it. I am slightly amazed because I most definitely was not at peace with my age last year. Far from it honestly... pretty sure I was majorly wigging out. I am honestly extremely excited for the next 365/366 days, because even though there are going to be highs and lows I dont think that its going to be boring. I believe that I will most definitely have a whole lot to blog about in the next year. :-D

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I am sorry if cluelessness is not a word, which its looking not to be according to spell check. But in all honesty its how i feel in the next week and a half-ish i am going to be starting my final semester of undergrad work and its really scary! Everyone is always saying how exciting etc! and then they progress to ask me what i am going to be doing after i graduate (in may) and to be honest i really have no idea. i wish all of this uncertainty could be resolved but alas that is not how life works. i am trying very hard to be a go with the flow girl, but anyone who knows me well knows that is one of the hardest things to do. I just keep hoping that in time enough doors will open and i will be brave enough to take the risk of the unknown. "Life is what happens, when you are busy planning." But there are some things that are going well-- like i have great friends, a great boyfriend and family members who all care about me. Thats what really matters right? Surrounding yourself with people you care about and who care about you? I guess only time will unfold what is to be the story of my life... which makes me a little anxious.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Frusturation With Academic Institutions

I am going to be honest, this morning as I am waiting for D2L to come back up so that I can finally take my final exam, i am wanting to express my frusturation with academic institutions. I guess these past four years of higher education has jaded me on the topic of how these places of learning should operate and how they do specifically opperate. One could potentially argue that a school is a business, which is true schools do possess a certain amount of fiscal responsiblity as well as making sure that you can provide a quality education for the students that attend said elementary, middle, or high school as well as community college, technical college and 4 year colleges/universities. if yo don't feel that as an educator your are either doing a quality job or if you dont see the value in providing quality education... then honey you are in the wrong industry because it is this mediocrcy that will in the long run get you in trouble and will cause you and the institiution that you represent to lose image points as well the trust from your students and those who are involved as well such as parents and gaurdians. While on such topics of education why is it so blooming expensive? why is it that along with everything going up the cost of higher education is skyrocketing out of control? this is not going to bode well for the future of our nation because so many people are choosing to not go to college because they cannot afford it or they do not want to go into that kind of debt.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Is life really as easy as everyone says it is-- and we (a collective we) as humans have this tendency or an urge to make our own lives that much more of a hassle, when they really dont need to be a hassle? To be honest I think we do. I know in my own life I have a tendencies to make things into one huge complicating and confusing mess when it really should come down to-- is it right? Now just a second while I give the criteria for whether or not its right 1) Is it going to harm and indiviual or a group of people? 2) Does it coincide with your personal ethics and morals? 3) Is it legal? Those are the basics (there are probably more, but I couldn't think of any) Simplifying life is always good but for whatever reason it seems to get lost in the day to day grind. Another reason why I think we have hassled lives is the fact that we make our lives hassled because we (once again the collective we) feel as if it is necessary to run harried lives and to be perpetually busy which is "good" because I come from a generation of instant gratifiers and people with a 5 second attention span (I admit there are times when I am like this, but not everyone is like this)- there is this need to not only keep up with the joneses but also to surpass what they have which is what puts you in the middle of the rat race.

These are just some of my thoughts that I have had lately-- because I feel like I am complicating my life needlessly and that in the long run I am only going to end up getting hurt.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Life Changes Without Warning Once Again

So on Wednesday a major artery of Minnesota traffic collapsed without any sign except for the fact that it started swaying and then just fell. I'm sure everyone has heard by now, and for those wondering I did happen to venture into the cities that day, but I didn't venture to downtown Minneapolis. It has been said that anyone who travels to downtown has taken that bridge or essentially who travels to the twin cities has taken that bridge. It is a miracle that not very many people have passed away. Yesterday that I heard was 4 confirmed dead and only 10 missing. Don't get me wrong this is a tragedy but it could have been worse considering a major road collapsed during rush hour. I received calls from friends all over the country and from my current town that i live in-- making sure that i was OK, which i am. But once again as we were all content and thinking that life was going grandly something happened that shook our world and some leaders have handled with more grace and tact then other leaders *cough Pres. Bush cough*. My heart and prayers go out to those fellow Minnesotans that are trying to find their loved ones or are waiting to hear how they are doing in the hospitals that have been bombarded by the injured.

But this causes me to wonder about how these changes impact our lives. Whether they are huge changes or if they are smaller changes that dont happen on such a larger scale. An example of this would be one day during playground duty that i heard a student say; "you can be the step-dad" it is so sad that it has become such a norm to these early elementary kids. It demonstrates the demise of American family values and is a wonder that nobody can stay together anymore. I wonder as to what big change is to happen next when dealing with the cultural fabric of the United States.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Catch Up Time

so i moved at the end of June into my new place. my new place is nice but its really small and is essentially the same amount of rent as a whole... but that's ok i have great roommates and am closer to campus so i can walk to class my last semester of classes on campus. I am still not unpacked and cant remember where i put the stuff that is unpacked. Which is really frustrating. I have been super busy with school and my two jobs though... Earlier this summer I was working 3 jobs. It has only recently hit me that this year i am actually graduating for real. I have been freaking out about it for awhile but now its the real deal and its scary. I am starting to get the questions of "what are you going to do after college?" and where do you want to teach? Honestly I don't know and I am ok with that. There is a plan and it will reveal itself when its time. Though I am leaning towards staying in the states this next year. Unless I find an opportunity that cannot be missed and/or will get rid of my sizable amount of debt. :-) But only time will tell of whats to come, so prayers are greatly appreciated. vacation is the next item on the blogging agenda. I went to the lake for a week, I wasn't working either of my two jobs (at the time) and i only had to come to st cloud one day for class. It was amazing and it was very restful, because it was my parents, me, family friends and their mostly adult children. It was a lot of fun and was good to see everyone. work-- i have been working at an Elementary school working with English Language Learners and first grade readiness kids and lets just say that i absolutely love it. There have been days when i have been so frustrated about what either was or wasn't happening, but i truly do love it and know that this is what i am suppose to be doing with my life. At my job I worked on English Language skills, did translating for students and I translated some notes that were to go home into Spanish, and i was advocating the importance of being bilingual to my students. All of them were Latino students coming from different countries and experiences and all were at various levels of English and Spanish. So essentially I was teaching both English and Spanish. I learned a lot too this summer about what does and doesn't work, and i realized the importance of my Spanish again. Since transferring schools I haven't used my Spanish hardly at all and I am noticing some difficulties with my word choice because I have lost a lot of vocabulary, so I am going to start studying Spanish again and I am going to hit it hard so that I can feel confident when i say that yes, I am a bilingual person. Now i say I am not really bilingual I can just read, write and speak a little bit of Spanish. So we will see how this year goes, it should be exciting on August 15th or so i am done with all of my summer classes!!! So i will actually get 3 weeks of summer where i can do stuff and I am only working one job, though a good portion of this time is going to be spent with my family driving down to Texas to go see my brother. I'm trying to think if I missed anything important to talk about, if I did I will just have to wait and see what happens though I am super stoked about going to go see Spamalot!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Hello Readers!
I am sorry for not updating lately life... has been relatively hectic!
Moving, Vacation, Teaching, Summer School are a few things on the agenda for the next post as soon as I can.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


I am moving essentially in an week and a half! Oh My Goodness! Time has just seemed to kind of sneak up on me... but it should be fine, I just need to have a lot of my homework done this week so that it can all be turned before I don't have any sort of computer access... At least not to the internet. If anyone has any sort of suggestions for packing let me know, because I want this disaster to go as smoothly as possible. Though to have a vague idea of how I want my room set up so that will help out a lot. I just need to make sure that I have enough friends helping me move... Oh the joys of this type of thing.

Friday, June 15, 2007

weekof teaching

the week of teaching went pretty well. It is pretty much crazy, but then again that is what happens when you have anywhere from 15-30 minutes. I mainly work with students during their reading period and not really during the math period (but for those of you who know me really well, know that is probably not all that bad.) It fun and it makes me realize why i am going into working with ELLs. Even though there are there days of frustration its never the same thing twice. Next week on Wednesday, I might be going on a field trip with the Kindergartens to the Science Museum. I was asked to help with kindergarten Science camp. If I do end up going, I will have to tell you about that great adventure.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


the first of school is almost done and i am completely exhausted.

Thursday, June 7, 2007


California was amazing! I had a blast and I feel re energized, though I do not feel well rested. It was pretty much going non-stop for 5 days! It was great to see people, it was great to spend time with my wonderful hostess, and it was a great adventure!! I have decided that I love California... the bay area is great! Although the real estate value is atrocious if you want to purchase. I went to San Francisco with two of my closest friends and it was great fun. Granted I did a lot of the touristy things there I don't think I would mind living there, but that would require another visit to the city, more substantial time spent out there, and a job offer later on. Though my wonderful hostess and her father was trying to convince me to move out to California... I do believe that it is "the land of fruits and nuts" ;-) Here is a list of things that I saw in SF on my one day whirlwind tour: Lombard Street, Pier 39, Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Botantical Gardens, the Japanese Tea Gardens (which is totally worth the 4 dollar admissions), the exploratorium which was really cool! but that place is huge, and trying to see all of it in one day is extremely overwhelming, the ocean!!! The ocean was amazing even though it was freezing... I have some great shots, and I have some really cool shells and some pieces of a sand dollar, some day I will get a whole one. We drove across the golden gate bridge, stopped at vista and took pictues, drove through Saucilido (sp?), drove by san quentin and that sums up my visit to San Francisco... Eating half a bag of salt water taffy is a Very Very bad idea!!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A Plethora of Thoughts

California was a lot of fun, and i am entirely glad that i went. its kind of weird though because another pair of friends is now married. i am not but i think that i am o.k. with that. i am slightly commitment-phobic and am not sure that its a step that i want to take right now because its something that requires a lot of thinking and preparation (both with ceremony plans, but also with adjusting how you choose to live your life). This preparation consists of looking at issues that are important as well as looking at things like where are you and your spouse going to live, is someone going to stay home with the kids.... are you going to have kids someday? That kind of stuff. I am not sure about a lot of things in my life, but i am sure about one thing... I would like to get married some day and have a family. But I am waiting for a wonderful guy to realize that I have always been there, and see me for what I really am. An intelligent, independent, faithful and faith-filled, woman with goals, and a strong sense of values that truly aren't archaic.

This thought flows into an issue that I was examining on the plane back from San Francisco. Are my views and values truly archaic? and how indoctrinated am i? It might seem odd that one would even begin to think "how indoctrinated am i?", but it's true. Everyone has certain views that deal with thoughts about how things should be done, how the world should work, or what is considered to be right or wrong. I was having an online conversation with a good friend of mine about nature verses nurture- where i stated something along the lines of "its hard to separate the two because they are so intertwined with what we are taught and who we are because of the values that we have because of the experiences we have." I know for a fact that had i gone to a public university my first year after college i would be very different from the person that i am today. My experiences at a small Christian college helped form my values and what i value. Back to what i was saying earlier (sorry for this huge digression).

Everyone is indoctrinated, its part of being human, and part of being a part of a community. I was raised in a Protestant Christian home, in the Heartland, with strong views on the importance of community involvement, political awareness, a close-knit family and good friends. I guess you could say that my parents were liberal, in the sense that they thought it was important that I make my own choices, and that I accept the consequences for my actions. A good example would be that growing up I never had a curfew. My mum preferred that I was in by 11 on school nights, but it wasn't necessarily said that I had to be in by 11, and if I wasn't I still had to get up early for school the next day. I guess you could say that I have been indoctrinated by the churches I have attended, the schools I have gone too, my family and friends, and the values that I think are important. This is when things become tricky because of how they are entangled. For all purposes of this further attempt to explain my thoughts: values are ideals, goals and actions that are important and a larger part of who a person is. The following is a list of things and ideals that i value:

the freedom of choice/speech

liberty, justice, honesty, faith in people
family and friends
my faith that i have and my relationship with Christ
**such as forgiveness, loving one another ( to name a couple)
Helping people whenever I can
the importance of involvement in the community: whether its a school community, at a job, at a church or if it is even political involvement
equality for every person, the removal of oppression and safe spaces for all people despite gender, sexual orientations, race, religion etc.
knowledge... i am very fond of the cliche "Knowledge is power!"
faithfulness, and saving sex for marriage

There are so many more things that I value but I think that this is a nice little list for all intents and purposes. These are things that are very important to me, and unfortunately there are things on this list that others don't value or feel are archaic, because there is a very different value portrayed in our world, predominately from the media (some of you see where I am going with this). Some view "saving sex for marriage" as archaic and don't see it as important. Its been said that I am old fashioned. Which i guess I can see in some instances but I like progress just as much as the next girl. So I guess I decided that I am not archaic and if "you" are unable to respect these things that I value then its not possible to have any sort of substantial relationship that goes any deeper than being acquaintances.

Its these values that also convict you. Or if you would like to use a non-jargon term... It are these values that cause you to stop, think about what is going on, and determines whether or not you see this path as acceptable. So I don't think that any one person should change their core views to make someone else happy... and i'm talking about religion.

I have kind of lost where I was going with this... but it boils down to this: dont change the core of who you are to make someone with different core values and life experiences happy, and eventually someone will love you for who you truly are and not who you are trying to be to make another happy.

Does this make sense to anyone or have I managed to ramble everyone into confusion?

Monday, May 28, 2007

excitement for California

so it has been brought to my attention that I need to post more... well, i am sorry that I have been a little light on the posting. I am done with my fourth year of school FINALLY!!!! (yippee skippee) and I am taking 3 summer classes that should prove to be a good time, I honestly am excited about them. I am doing a change in careers... I am going to be working at a baby store, who knew that babies had so many furniture needs and things that go along with them, its almost worse than a Barbie doll. I am heading out to California which I am super stoked about, because i have never been there and i get too see a lot of my friends which will be super cool. but i am going to go pack and for those of you who have checked out my co-blog and have noticed that there hasn't been any new posts... I promise you there will be some eventually. right now is kind of hectic.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


So my friend, Allie,and I are going to be co-authoring a blog about music together... so you should all check it out: Thats what I have to say for now, I promise I will update upon what I have been doing when I get a chance again.

Peace and Love

- miss bookworm-

Friday, April 27, 2007

Thoughts on The Bus!!

There are defining moments in everyone’s life, and it’s in these moments that our life changes and it helps define who we are as an individual but also helps understand humanity better. These defining moments really can be anything such as thoughts/ realizations, conversations or events that occur in our life. What matters is the fact of how we use these defining moments is what is important. Some examples of life changing events can be either huge or they can seem insignificant. I guess a defining moment for me would be the first day of my freshmen year of high school. It was a horrible experience for me, but then again who really has had a positive high school experience? But the positive thing that came out of that entire dreadful experience is that I discovered what I really wanted to be when I grew up. Sometimes I wonder why I chose my current major, but I think everyone has moments like that. I guess these defining moments lead us onto the path that we are suppose to be on, and eventually we will end up at peace with our decisions and who we are. Though I am not sure how you are suppose to figure that out, but it probably part of the adventure.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Since My Last Post

Well, I did get all of my information for student teaching in on time! YIPPEE! And now that all of my registering issues are taken care of it is becoming more real to me that next fall is my last semester of classes and then I have student teaching, and the truly scary thing is.... I GRADUATE! So now its just projects galore that need to be finished and the lovely process of starting to study for finals.... my favorite thing to do. NOT!!! Umm... yeah. Todays agenda includes writing a critical review of a scholarly article, and researching the act of giving compliments. Those are the two major things at least.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Chaotic Life

sorry, i havent had time or the energy to blog. Its just constant exhaustion as this semester will hopefully be wrapped up soon. There is a lot going on school wise and it kind of is exhausting. And there is the trip to South Carolina, and finals, and then a break, and the California trip, and then the twins game... and then summer classes start and i start the whole school thing again. It is going to be an extremely hectic summer I feel. Right now my biggest stressor is getting my application for student teaching accomplished. But its time for me to head over and start doing some homework and then a French film.

Monday, April 2, 2007

First Post of April

sorry to those of you who read for not posting in awhile! I keep thinking of things that I should post about and yet there are not enough hours in the day to post and get everything that I have to accomplished. I wish that it wasnt that difficult. My spring break was fabulous but trying to get back into the swing of things has been really difficult because I have had a severe case of senioritis kick in and its not good! We have about four weeks of school left and I have more work to finish than there are weeks left of school! One of these such projects being two research projects, a movie that I have to make with a group, my student teaching application which includes a resume and an autobiographical essay... and other little projects while trying to study ahead because the week before finals im going to my brothers graduation... hopefully that doesnt kick my butt! and then later that month im going to the west coast for a dear friends wedding. Meanwhile I have to try and keep my head above water. Which can be incredibly difficult because I dont really feel like doing anything. Though I might go to a baseball game this wednesday because we are getting a day off for some sort of faculty thing... which would be cool because i could get all of my homework done tuesday and wednesday during the day.. but if i dont get everything done I dont think i can make it to game. I really hate my classes right now. I really dont want to be in school right now!

Here is a list of places i would rather be:

the cabin
my parents house
Somewhere warm!!!!

Peace Out!!!

Friday, March 9, 2007

Iowa, You make me smile!

i am currently in iowa. it is quite wonderful it has been wonderful catching up with friends and not having to worry about school. though come monday night it will be a completely different matter. I will have french and linguistics homework that i will have to study my butt off for, but it will end alright. but i am now starting to get kind of rambly and so i am going to be ending my post now, but i am alive and i am enjoying myself.

Friday, March 2, 2007

fabulous culinary week!

So this week has been as far as expanding my cooking horizons go because I have become a little more adventurous and i haven't almost killed myself. My mum says that I can cook and I am good at cooking but she worries about the mechanical aspect of cooking. Such as the cutting etc.

But this week I didn't burn myself, I didn't almost cut off a finger, I didn't almost fall in my kitchen, the fire alarm didn't go off, no cooking utensils broke or melted so that was excellent....

As far as branching out goes I learned how to cook chicken... I have made chicken before but never by cooking it in a pan on the stove top. So if you have boneless skinless chicken breasts defrost them and in the pan put a little bit of extra virgin olive oil in the pan with whatever seasonings yo want... I like a little minced onion, a little garlic, a little oregano, salt & pepper, and a little bit of seasoning salt. and then heat up the the oil enough so it slides around the pan nice and easy.... put the chicken in and cook until the chicken is no longer pink... KEEP THE BURNER ON LOW because otherwise it will start to smoke a little bit... (I've had that experience before).

My other branching out experience was chili today... my mom gave me her recipe but i tried things a little bit differently this time. I accidentally got tomatoes with green chilies mixed in.
1. brown the hamburger with minced onion and chili powder
2. tomato puree, diced tomatoes with green chilies, and red kidney beans go in next. stir in hamburger.
3. keep on medium low otherwise there is lots of bubbles...
4. season with chili powder, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, sugar (preferably brown sugar)
5. add forgotten onion (for this recipe i used red onion)
6. after simmering for awhile check taste again and season to taste...

It creates a powerful kick of spicy and then it kind of chills out and has a little bit of sweetness in the after taste.

So Bethany and Renee you should be so proud of me with my green chili and chili powder cooking experience.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

love for minnesota nice

So I'm thinking that we most definitely go the fourteen inches of snow that we were suppose today... In some spots as I was unearthing my car at 8:30 this morning so that I could go to work at 10:30 the snow was up to my knee... and as some people like to put it "i'm all leg".

But back to my story about Minnesota Nice. In my Esl & Culture class we have had a few discussions about whether or not Minnesota nice really exists or if it was a type of eliteness and condescension. But I would like to point out that there are still very nice people out there... I had gone outside this morning armed with a broom to try and get my car to a point were it can move... but i saw a man with a little kid out in his garage so i approached armed with my broom asking if i could borrow a shovel and he said yes. Then he asked me if I needed help... I gave kind of a non-committal grunt type of thing because he already was lending me a shovel but him and his kid followed me to my car that had its license plate visible so that i could at least identify my vehicle. The man continued to shovel while i swept off and deiced my car... The kid was impressed though when i threw the broom handle, that had become unscrewed, like a spear and it was sticking up in the snow...

I'm off to work today... have stuff I need to finish up there. But thank you too everyone out there who truly is Minnesota nice.


Today was my pre-departure orientation meeting... it made me going to France for a month even more real!!! I am super stoked right now! I have been reading up a little bit on French culture/customs I am really excited. Maybe I will move to France if I really like it there this summer. Who knows but the world is looking up and it looks to be full of possibilities... as long as i can get my car dug out of the parking lot tomorrow (this could be majorly interesting)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

macs, math, & rants

So this whole being positive thing is going much better, I have more energy (but that could be because i get 6-7 hours of sleep a night), I am not so crabby and everything seems to go much smoother. I was kind of bouncing down the halls of the pac (preforming arts center) when one of my friends was like I wish I had your energy... I responded with a I have been up since 7:30 and haven't had any caffeine yet. His response was shock and "you are my hero". It has been going pretty well. Math pretty much sucked... but I have a love of macs cause they understand where i am coming from.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


I have been in a funk for awhile now, and I cant really figure out why. I have a few ideas but I am not entirely sure. Maybe my funk has come from my discontent at the University and in the town or maybe it has to do with this horrid case of senioritis that I have developed. You may laugh, but I am convinced that it does exist, and it seems to be hitting a lot of fourth year students especially those that are not graduating this spring. Or maybe its the fact that I don't know what direction my life is headed. I have friends who are getting married, having kids, looking for jobs and graduating. They seem to have a very definite plan whereas I am just kind of chilling out and waiting to see where my life goes. Maybe its the inability to plan that is making me absolutely crazy! Because I am kind of anal retentive that way. I already have a good portion of my spring break planned out. :-D

I was talking to my Mum the other day and she said that I need to be more decisive (but then again she usually says that...) but she also said that I need to be more positive. And so I have been starting a list of things that are positive in my life. And so far I have this list: I have been getting adequate amounts of sleep, I have an amazing roommate Beth, I have awesome friends, Im relatively healthy, my niece and nephew are absolutely adorable. I'm really excited to head to Iowa over Spring Break! I think I just need to get away for awhile and spend time with my friends that I havent seen in a very long time.

Spring Break is fabulous because I need a period of time where I dont have to worry about school or work and I can be carefree because my rent will already be paid and I wont have to worry about any of that.

But it is time for me to head out I have to run some errands and I have more studying left to do today. :-D

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

So today (Tuesday wasn't really so bad... but Monday was aweful! Being Monday just kind of compounded everything!) It all started with me missing the bus, but thankfully my roommate Beth gave me a ride to school. Then at my first class of the day which is French we took a listening exam which i don't think i did very good on. Then I was called on to count from 21 to 30 in French which I can do but I got the deer in the headlights look and it was bad... the exam was today hopefully I did well on it. But i have this bad feeling about it. then i went to my next class which was ok... we watched a documentary. and then i was going home and i missed the bus so i walked to my friends house so that he could give e a ride home and i ended up being late to work. and my French teacher pretty much added another chapter to the exam. Or I was the ONLY one who did know about it. But I got home studied for French and then went to bed. Its been busy Im hoping to write a more substantial blog tomorrow.

Monday, February 12, 2007


Hello to all who read my blog! Sorry I havent been updating much lately. School has started to get crazy! There is a good and a bad part to that. It gives me something to do, but I dont really get much else done because school and work have been taking up a good portion of my life. Not much is new... but I will write a more substantial blog when i get back from class today... It is time for me to start getting ready to catch the bus... over all I love public transportation.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

And They're Off!

So tomorrow marks the first day in which I will have all of my classes. This is both exciting and slightly scary, because I know for a fact that I will now be extremely busy with schoolwork. One would think that by now I would know that even though I can handle 18 credits that is a lot of work. It also appears that I may not have to take one of my classes if I can get my hands on the syllabus for the class. I hope I still have some of my work for that particular class, but I am not sure. If I do have the syllabus and am able to prove that I am competent I will not have to take the class. That actually would be sort of nice. But we shall see. I am actually kind of excited for this semester to get into full swing. Because I have an interesting lot of classes and am ready to get to the learning. Im a huge nerd!!! Of this I am well aware... but it makes life fun!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Fancy Smancy Shopping

Everyone has hobbies at least I hope they have hobbies. Some people like movies, some like books (i like books... i bought a new book today), some like music and some like video games. These hobbies can all be expensive and time consuming depending upon how you plan to use them. I like almost everything except for the fact that i lack Hand-eye coordination to enjoy video games--- Im rambling.

One of my favorite hobbies is shopping and today allie and I did fancy smancy shopping in the city which was quite wonderful. It was fun to see all of the pretty clothes and the shoes and handbags... oh so many designers. I got a pair of glasses that are readers but im going to have my eye doctor put my prescription into them... they are red, but they are totally cool. But hanging out with allie was fun, listening to music in the car was fun, as was eating doughnuts and drinking hot chocolate from the convience store.... the outlet mall we stopped at on the way there was excellent as well.

Another hobby I have is my love of board games. apples to apples is amazing (and i rock), monopoly is good, life is excellent, and one of my faves is risk... i have always liked the game. But ever since coming to my current university i have become better and better at it. Some day I truly will kick butt at it, but for now I dont because I keep falling asleep because of the time that we start playing at.

I dont really have anything else to say right now. Im exhausted though. It was all of the driving I think.

This Week

Hello Everyone!!! (that is if anyone reads my blog). It is now FINALLY time to get back to the daily grind that is school. Im tired of just just having work to do. It makes life kind of boring. i have esl & culture, french, math (yuck!), issues in bilingual and bicultural education, some sort of technology for teachers class, american english which totals to 18 credits this semester... it seems like a lot, but I ended up only taking 12 credits last spring because I was burnt out. I am a little sad because im suppose to be doing my student teaching this semester like the majority of my friends but i am not, and even though its depressing and it seems like I haven't accomplished anything but I have-- and its something to be proud of. My mum asked me the other day what i was going to when I graduated and I have not idea because its actually a long ways away from now...
happy 2 months!

Thursday, January 4, 2007


So now that Im not puking my guts out anymore, I am starting to enjoy the new year. I am going to my friend j's wedding this saturday; that should be interesting and fun. Today I had a meeting with my advisor and I was reassured that I most definitely was on track for graduation... so much in fact that I applied for graduation. 3 SEMESTERS TO GO!!!! I am totally excited, but a little nervous. Its kind of scary to actually have a light at the end of the tunnel. I will have to write more about that later... What can one actually do with a Bachelor's of Art in Linguistics? Well, Im not exactly sure so I am going to have to take a look at that. Laters!!!