Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jan 28: Song in the Shower

Hey everyone, I decided not to add a Polyvore pic on here today.  I'm running out of them, for one, and I just felt like having a plain post today.  I've been too busy to get on there, so I haven't made anything new in a couple of weeks.

Today, I got another chapter of networking labs done, plus the quiz.  I found out that I didn't win the JewelMint contest on Polyvore, which is a bummer.  I've been really tired all day.  I'm going to develop a scheme for ensuring that I do not oversleep.  This involves possibly changing the alarms on my phone so that they start going off early (although I'm sure James wouldn't be happy with that development), and for sure asking James to come wake me up / drag me out of bed if I'm not up by a certain time (probably 9:30).  Strangely enough, I also took a nap before dinner because I just felt exhausted.  I'm really ready to feel awake most of the time.  I'm going to try to regulate my sleep habits, and hope that will help.

James and I made some yummy chocolate chip pancakes for lunch today and watched some Warehouse 13.  We're pretty sad because there are only 3 more episodes on Netflix and we're going to have to find a new show soon.  I spent most of the day reading for my class and working through the labs.  We watched Arthur (the new one) and I took a shower after dinner while James worked on some of his labs.  He's going to have to use my computer for them because they don't work on Macs.  He was pretty upset about it the other day, but I think it'll work out fine.

I made up a little song in the shower; it's not much, though.  I rarely sing in the shower at James' house for fear someone will hear me.  I usually love to, but haven't been doing it all that often.  I love to sing, in general.  The song is only a few lines and part of a chorus, but I really haven't been writing much of anything lately (besides homework assignments).  I think some of the lines are pretty cool - I wouldn't want to write a shallow or cliche sort of song.

James is playing a game in his room and I can hear him getting frustrated with it.  It's actually peaceful in here now that his nephew has gone to bed.  The poor kid has a cold or something and hasn't been able to sleep.  He kept popping his head out the door of the room and yelling "have a good day!"

We got some Pizza Hut for dinner, which was yummy.  I think it had pepperoni, bacon, and possibly ham.  I also got some mushrooms on my half.  I couldn't eat it all, though.  Plus, we got some orange pop to drink.  Pretty good meal, if you ask me.

I think it's really nice to write a little.  I haven't been doing it a lot even though I used to write poetry all the time when I was younger.  Maybe it was just a lot of teenage angst, but I still think I'm good at it and I enjoy it.  It's nice to feel inspired again, too.  I'll try to write a little more on it, but I probably won't post it.  Sorry, I'm just worried about people stealing my stuff.  I don't even really like having my art up because someone could just steal my pics.  I don't know how much the license helps, but I hope it deters people.

Well, I've still got another chapter to do tomorrow, and I need to write discussion posts for my other two classes.  No technical writing stuff next week (thank goodness), but I need to start the next assignment, nonetheless.  I need to get going on JavaScript ch. 2 - I enjoyed working on the first one, so I think I'm going to like this class.  I need to get the assignment dates for my other two classes down on my calender still.  The first ones aren't due until February, but January is running out fast.

Well, hope you have a great night!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Jan 26 & 27: Chilling Out


Baggage by bunni711 featuring embossed handbags

Jan 26: I headed back to Jamie's house today after spending most of the day at home.  James and I spent most of our time finishing up our technical writing homework.  I was super frustrated about everything since I have spent the last three days working really hard on these two assignments.  I still feel like she will find a bunch of things wrong with my work and still give me a less-than-ideal grade.  There's really nothing I can do about it.  I did my best work, went over it a million times, took all of her comments into consideration, and there is really nothing else I can do.  Hopefully it will turn out better than I am afraid of.

We had some delicious enchiladas and moose tracks ice cream, and pretty much just hung out with Teddy.  After I submitted my assignments, I really didn't want to do anything.  I've still got a bunch to do this week, though.  I need to get into the rhythm of the semester.

Jan 27: I woke up feeling better today.  I actually went to bed before 3-4 a.m.  I think it was mostly caused by the stress from my assignments.  We got some yummy sandwiches from the store and I got some cream soda.  I haven't had any in a while and it was pretty delicious.  We watched some Warehouse 13 and then decided to watch St. Elmo's Fire.  I've heard how a lot of people like that movie and it's one 80s movie I hadn't seen yet.  It wasn't really that great.  It was full of implausible things like being friends after your significant other cheats on you with dozens of women and being friends with the guy who's in love with the girl who you just broke up with over your cheating and who also just slept with her because she was fragile and confused - that sort of thing.

I haven't really done much today because I just need a break after all the stress of my technical writing stuff.  I have some networking and other homework to do before Sunday, so it might be another frustrating couple of days.  I'm hoping it will start to work out as I get used to the schedule of the semester.  We got Subway for dinner - which was yummy of course - and some Funyuns.  We also tried those new Snickers peanut butter squares.  They were pretty good but sooo bad for me!  I hope that once I get my own place, I can start buying more healthy food and make everything myself so that I'm not eating so much processed stuff.  And I know from experience that once you start eating better, the processed junk food starts becoming less and less appealing.  Now I just need to get into that habit again!

We also watched the new G.I. Joe movie (Jamie's idea).  It was pretty bad, but I suppose it wasn't terrible.  I don't know what else to say besides that it was really very bad.  It's funny how both guys and girls have their brand of terrible, shallow movie - that is, romances for girls and action movies for guys.  But hey, sometimes you like to watch a stupid, shallow, feel-good movie.  Or a stupid, shallow, action-y movie.  I have no problem with that at all.

Well, I wish I felt like writing anything more.  I really don't have anything interesting to tell you all.  The Pelican Brief is coming along slowly.  I find it kind of boring-ish.  However, when I do sit down and actually read it, it goes by fairly quickly.  I'm getting behind, though, and need to just get it over with so I can start another book.  I'll have to be more careful about my book choices if I want to read 50 books this year - that is, I'll have to make sure the books are sufficiently interesting before I start them!  It's not that terrible, really, but it's also not particularly that interesting.  Maybe it's just not my cup of tea.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jan 25: Workshopping and JavaScripting

New Favorite Things

New Favorite Things by bunni711 featuring a trench coat

Today has been an interesting day.  I had a really hard time getting to sleep last night and ended up watching the episodes of 30 Rock and Raising Hope that I missed.  I decided The Bachelor would take too long.  Well, I ended up staying up even later because I couldn't fall asleep.  I woke up earlier today than yesterday, but still later than I'd like.  I didn't feel fuzzy this morning, though.

My mom, dad, and I ate some delicious chocolate chip waffles for lunch after my mom and I went on a shopping spree in town.  Well, we did buy a bunch of food, anyway.  We went to the bank and got the change of address thing straightened out.  Then, we stopped by the bread store and the grocery store and bought some yummy food for the week.  We also got some goodies... : )  After that, we swung by the dollar store to pick up a few things - including some sparkly hair clips, which I have been sorely in need of lately.

After lunch, I spent a lot of time online workshopping.  I wrote a lot of suggestions on other students' posts and waited for someone to comment on mine.  Unfortunately, no one has commented on my letter of application yet and I'm a little worried that I won't get a lot of feedback on it.  I want to do a good job, but I don't know at this point what anyone else thinks about it and what they think I could fix.  I have gotten a few comments on my resume, and I think it's probably ready to submit.  Most of the comments tonight have been people posting their assignments last minute and not a lot of helping other people out.  Hopefully I will get at least a little feedback tomorrow (they are due tomorrow, though).

I also got to watch some episodes of shows I used to watch as a kid.  I saw a couple of episodes of Unfabulous with the girl from Nancy Drew and Lyme Life.  I also watched some of The Amanda Show with Amanda Bynes.  I love that show - that's good tween television right there, not all this new crap.  : P  After that, I was working some more when I started not to feel very well all of a sudden.  My face was really hot and I felt tired and fuzzy again.  I laid down for a while with a cool washcloth on my face and started to feel better after I got a little more rest.  I think last night was just rough on me.  I also ate some peanut butter for protein - I think maybe lunch could've been better for me than it was.  I shared my peanut butter with Teddy bear.

I worked some more online (again, pretty much exclusively helping out others), and then started working through some of my JavaScript work.  It's actually fun and I like that the coding does a lot of the same things as VB, but it's simpler.  I learned how to separate and scramble e-mail addresses to protect them from spammers and e-mail harvesters.  It's pretty cool stuff.

I talked to James just now and said good night (as always), and I miss him a bunch.  I know I don't spend a lot of time away from him, and it is nice to have alone time every once in a while, but we are so close that I really would rather be with him all the time.  I know it won't be long until we can get a place together, but the waiting is never easy.  I'm not down about it, though, but more excited to see him tomorrow.

I have been a busy bee today.  I find the work rewarding and it's kind of strange that it hasn't been stressing me out like crazy.  If I start early and work hard on things, I think I'll do just fine.

We had some sloppy joes and pirogi for dinner.  I miss pirogi!  They are probably one of my favorite things to eat.  I'm excited because we're having enchiladas tomorrow night.  Mmmm...  I love food so much <3

I may go watch The Bachelor, but I'm not sure.  I'm tired but I would still like to do something before bed.  We'll see.  Other than that, I hope you all have a great night!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jan 23 and 24: Writing up a Storm

Loving You is a Piece of Cake

Loving You is a Piece of Cake by bunni711 on

I made this cute little piece of art for Jamie.  Also, mmm... cupcakes : )

Jan 23: James and I headed over to my house today.  I started my resume and spent some time looking at other students' resumes and comments.  I think I'm starting to get the hang of this.  I have yet to start my letter, but I'm doing alright so far.  I read a bunch and the book is getting pretty interesting.  There's the standard intrigue and danger involved.  We watched House, which is FINALLY back on!  It's quite annoying to have to wait almost two months to see new episodes.  We also watched that new show, Alcatraz, which I think is pretty good.  I wasn't feeling very well today, and I think it was from drinking chocolate milk.  I drink milk pretty much every day, in small doses, so sometimes I forget I can't just drink as much as I want - I'm lactose intolerant.  I wish we had made chocolate chip pancakes but I have a new plan: chocolate chip waffles with my mom's new waffle maker!

Jan 24: Today I woke up late and was fuzzy for most of the day.  I am having such a hard time waking up in the morning.  It may just be that I don't have anything motivating to wake up for in the morning, but I would love to apply for some internships soon and fix that!  I watched a bunch of design shows and waited for the fog to lift and took a little nap.  Once I woke up properly, though, I started working on my resume and letter of application. I have done a lot of work on the both today.  I'm pretty pooped.  : P  I spent a lot of time workshopping for the resume, including helping some other students out.  I hope my participation will be looked upon kindly.  I'm still afraid of missing some things and getting points taken off.  It seems like there are just too many elements to keep track of at once.  I think I'm doing better, though.  I submitted my letter late tonight, so I hope there is enough time to get some good feedback before it's due.  I have about two days, so I think it will work out well.  I think I forgot how good it feels to accomplish a lot in one day.  Most of my classes have been little work and focused mostly on the tests, but it feels really nice to have spent most of the day working hard on these assignments and I really hope I'll get a better grade this time around.  If not, I guess I'll have to get used to the idea of an A- because I am really trying my hardest to do well.  I'm gonna go watch The Bachelor even though it's late because I'm not that tired.  I slept too much earlier and now I'm just awake.  I hope I really can find an internship nearby; I found one in Willoughby that I am really interested in, but it's 50 minutes away.  That's a lot of driving, especially since I don't have my license yet.

Have a great night everyone!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jan 22: Secret Blonde

Polyvore Live and Covergirl Present Dana-Maxx

Polyvore Live and Covergirl Present Dana-Maxx by bunni711 featuring tasha hair accessories

Ah, my beautiful entry for the Polyvore Live contest which did not win.  :* (  I shall go on, however...

Ugh!  I am so burnt out right now!  I got everything done, though, which is a relief.  I had to  read and do the ch. 4 labs, then take the quiz, but James also had to take the quizzes today, so we were trading the book back and forth.  I also had to watch a video tutorial and write a paper on it.  I can't for the life of me write it out short enough the first time, so I had to edit it down.  I also had to write something I learned from ch. 1 of JavaScript and post a graphic I made playing around with the multimedia software for my other class.  The one I made yesterday wouldn't open because I tried to save it with a different file extension, so I made a new one.  the new one is better, though.

On Thursday I have to turn in a resume and letter of application for technical writing.  I'm going to have to work hard for my A, I think.  Problem is James and I both need the books and I'm going back home tomorrow for a few days.  : S  We'll figure something out.  I also have to find some time to work through ch. 1 of JavaScript.  Blech.

Well, I'm just pooped now.  I'm getting along in my book, but haven't had much time to read.  I haven't crocheted in a while.  I've been meaning to do some, but I've had a lot of work the past few days.  Oh, but I did somehow manage to find time for a four hour nap earlier?  Don't ask me, but I was completely out for what I think was nearly four hours, despite all the work I had to do.  I don't know why I've been so tired; I really don't think I'm sleeping very well.

I wish I had something other than school to write about.  I did have a pretty weird dream during my nap in which I was riding in a car with my dad, James, Teddy, and I think someone else when we stopped in the road because there were 20 (yes, 20!) tornadoes coming at us.  Then we ran down the street and saw Meghan who was coming out of a friends house and she had us all go in there for safety.  Yes, I have strange dreams, and that is not even one of my weirder ones.

I believe I also had a dream recently about living underwater and going to this school.  And there was a shop nearby that had pretty much everything, but it didn't have any yarn, so I was pretty bummed out.  I think we were mermaids.

Well, I think I will either go read or I will play on Polyvore for a bit.  I finally watched the first episode of Face Off yesterday and found out the second one isn't up yet.  I also watched some clips from the Bachelor because I was bored.  Well, hope you all have a wonderful night.  Oh, I said something quite funny earlier that I should mention here.  James and I were watching a football game on tv (it was one of the divisional championships or whatever they are that determines which teams go to the superbowl), and this conversation happened:

James: You know, some people bring radios to sports games to listen to the play-by-play. Me: That's stupid. What if it's behind, or ahead?

I think my mind may be slipping.  Well, goodnight again!