Tuesday, October 27, 2009

howdy ya'll

Mark and I have been watching WAY too much True Blood and so the Southern accent is coming out a little bit in me (show takes place in Louisiana). So sorry about that.

So what's new? I've got nothing pretty much. Another long week. Yesterday and today have felt so long I want to scream. I'm avoiding doing homework tonight just because I already feel like I'm going to lose it. Tomorrow I'll get done interning, go to the bank and such, carve pumpkins possibly, and then do homework the rest of the night. And then devote Thursday night to writing an English paper. And then work day and night Friday. And then WEEKEND. Halloween weekend - I decided I am going to go to State and visit Jodi because I have not visited her in quite a long time and it seems like an ideal occasion. I don't know what I'm going to be though. I'm really not a big Halloween person. I was considering throwing together some sort of Hippie costume with my real clothes. Shouldn't be too difficult ;)

I got my Bio test back with an 87% and am thrilled. That's really an amazing feat. The average was pretty low again so our teacher added five points to everyone's test and that's how I wound up with an 87 instead of an 80. But 7% is quite a curve I would say! That's fine with me, as long as I'm not the one failing all the time.

And my stats test was today and somehow I was messing up my power problem even though I drew my distribution correctly I was somehow subtracting the wrong means and blah blah and my teacher tried correcting me like 3 times and I just was not comprehending and felt really stupid when she finally just spelled it out for me. At least I know I got that question right though. It's awfully nice of her to go through and check our work before we turn in our exams. (Only the written problems, the test also has multiple choice and essay so we don't have it THAT easy but it is really sweet of her.)

Wedding stuff is at a bit of a standstill while we consider this photographer we met with last Friday and debate where we should go for our honeymoon. I'm leaning towards Jamaica still. It might be the Bahamas. I really want to go to California and go to Disneyland. We'll just have to keep weighing the prices and pros and cons and I'll let ya know what we end up with ;) I'm sure you're all dying to know.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

what wedding?

wedding? i don't know what you are talking about. i'm supposed to be planning a wedding?



well i'm getting on it, i'm getting on it. i did set up a photography appointment for tomorrow after work. plus we'll need to meet with my neighbor who could do photos for possibly cheap. and there's that guy that Mark works with that has potential. so not all is lost.
i figure i'll go back out bridesmaid dress hunting next month sometime - maybe thanksgiving time. maybe not specifically black friday, but saturday or sunday perhaps? yes.
then there's the issue of flowers which i don't really care about at all at this point. i'm so bad. i put a florist's number in my phone...i just need to actually call it.
invitations will be nothing special. i plan on buying some from target or joann fabric's and printing them myself. but i'll have to get addresses and be sure the guest list is what i want it to be. ugh.

is my wedding going to be ugly?

i just have WAY too much homework to do and difficulties concentrating on it. it's pretty sad that my english 320 class is my blow off/enjoyable/nice break as compared to my bio 111 and psy 251 (stats) classes. ugh. whatever. i need a vacationnnnnnn

Monday, October 19, 2009

slave to it all.

You know what the trouble is with the world nowadays? There is way too much technology. No no I'm not complaining because I don't LIKE all of the technology - I love it in fact. I adore it. I worship it even. I can't tear myself away. It's like my eyes are permanently glued to the tv and my hands glued to my laptop leaving my fingers to type freely. And homework? HOMEWORK? well that's the issue, isn't it? You can't seriously be giving me homework that needs to be done on my computer!? Don't you know I don't have an ounce of self-control within me to resist from opening up a new tab and totally disregarding the important studying that I need to get done?

I thought possibly that writing this blog would help me to get it out of my system and GET TO WORK. If it's not one thing, it's another though. Gossip Girl is on - and it's not like I even religiously watch this show! But it's on, and I'm near the TV, and now I can't seem to turn it off. I need to start locking myself in the bathroom with my books. There is nothing remotely technologically distracting in there besides a hair dryer perhaps. I don't think you could really be distracted by a hair dryer but who knows; might go into withdrawals.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Many checks!

Not checks as in money - I wish! I mean checks off of my to-do list of life.

Yesterday was an extremely productive day. This week has been in general, although it has been too busy. But after work yesterday I went to meet with an academic adviser to make sure I am on the right track with everything and ask for some advice about doing some prerequisites for the Occupational Therapy program at Wayne State that I hope I'll eventually get into. So that was a really good meeting - I only have 45 credits left until graduation! I suppose 45 sounds like a lot but that's not including winter 10 so I am in perfect shape. I also changed my minor from English to Biology (wow) because with all of the Biology prereqs I need I only have to take three extra Bio courses, and that fits well because I only have 4 psychology classes left to take and no more gen eds or distribution. So yay!

Next, my mom, grandma, and I went to Group USA to look at dresses again because I was almost certain of the one dress and I wanted to just buy it now because they were having a sale for 100 dollars off any gown. Strangely enough, I found a totally different dress that I hadn't tried on before and LOVED IT. I can't believe I didn't see it before. It's so pretty and the cut is very flattering, and it still is kind of princess like but not overdone. I even found a potential veil (if I decide I want a veil). So we bought that last night and it was only $400. Which is good for a wedding dress! I saved at least 100-200 bucks compared to other dresses I liked.

This morning I finally decided on a schedule for the winter semester. I was getting so stressed and annoyed - it's really hard to try and figure out a way to work in my internship and figure out classes, especially since I have to take very specific classes now. So I ended up with 17 credits but didn't manage any days with no classes or work at all like I wanted. Although Friday I only have one class for an hour so that's not bad at all. Here's my hopeful schedule:

Mondays - Internship 8:30-12:30; Bio 113 1:20-2:27, Bio 207 3:30-5:17, Psy 344 5:30-8:50 (long day! I hope I survive that one)
Tuesdays - Internship 8:30-5
Wednesdays-Bio 113 1:20-2:27, Bio 207 3:30-5:17, Bio 116 6-9 (another long day but at least I get to sleep in!)
Thursdays - Internship 8:30-5, Psy 337 5:30-8:50 (sounds bad also but it should be alright)
Fridays - Bio 113 1:20-2:27 and THAT'S IT!

Saturdays and Sundays are to be determined, but I'm fairly certain that I won't have time to work elsewhere. These classes are going to take up a majority of my time and energy and it looks like I don't have much time for homework except on Tuesday nights, Friday nights, and Saturday and Sunday. Plus - don't I ever get to relax? So I doubt that I'll work anywhere else. maybe just one day out of the weekend but right now I'm doing two days and I hate it. I should be hurriedly working on homework now before I have to work at 5....

So that's my productivity as of late! I will update on anything else as soon as I do something...photography appointments should be set up this month and such. And I am closing in on a officiant/church to be marry us. I hope that come into fruition this month as well.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


The Office! The Office!

I'm not like a die hard fan and watch every episode but I basically know the characters and watch when I can.

Oh my gosh it's so funny.

I feel like I'm failing at school.

I'm buying a wedding dress tomorrow.

Monday, October 5, 2009

to do today.

work at internship
do laundry
make a grilled chicken sandwich in the toaster oven
finish my english powerpoint/presentation
finish my english paper
study for my stats exam
study for my adulthood & aging exam
read "the sound and the fury"
do more laundry

Thursday, October 1, 2009

junior year of college =

very complex.
My classes are difficult. I feel much busier than the previous years, and I don't feel like I'm working THAT much more. I'd like to relax right now and I'm going to try - but I keep thinking about the other homework/study related things that I need to do over this weekend. A lot of stuff.

Today I ate like garbage. A granola bar, a slice of pizza, doritos, coke, a pumpkin muffin (mmm), milk, 1/4 of a huge chimichanga, chips and salsa. Yesterday was about the same, but the two days before that were good and I worked out on Tuesday so I'm feeling alright. I'll need to work out at least one other day this week.

Wedding plans are a little bit confused right now. I'm not going to go with the first florist I saw but I don't have any other appointments set up. I'll make a dress decision this weekend. Still don't know for sure what I want to do about a pastor.

I think I'm undeclaring my English minor. As much as I like reading, it's harder work than I expected. Plus I'm going to be swamped with science courses and psychology courses and that'll be all I'll have the energy for!