Friday, March 29, 2013

Half Full Friday!

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day. 
~I'm happy because...
I've gotten to sleep in every single day this week!

The chi's and I have gotten lots of quality time together!

I came around and visited some of you last night - and left comments to let you know I was there!  Sometimes I check out blogs at work, but don't always get to comment.  

I'm hanging out with friends tomorrow!  I haven't seen them since Christmas!  

The weather is starting to warm up!

The boys went to the vet for their annual checkups, got shots, nails clipped and clean bills of health!  It must have been chihuahua day, because there were 3 other chi's there too!

I've run all of my errands this week!  Now if only I could get the rest of my homework finished!

I don't know what's wrong with me, but I *CANNOT* seem to make myself finish up the last of my homework!  I still have 5 more math problems and 3 more papers to write.  Every morning, I wake up and tell myself I need to get working on them.  And yet, I just do everything BUT homework!  Ugh!  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wordy Wednesday!

Sadly, Spring Break hasn't been much of a break up to this point!  I've gotten about half of my homework done so far.  Lots and lots and lots of reading!  I completed one paper last night and still have three more to go.  Oh, and math!  Anybody wanna do my math for me?  I'd be ever so grateful!

I've been busy running errands in between homework, so I haven't had much of an opportunity to visit anyone.  I've made a goal of visiting everyone at least once before the week is out though, so I'm gonna do my best to keep that promise.

Monday, March 25, 2013

What I've Learned This Semester

This semester has been considerably easier than the last one, but *OMG*, the amount of homework has been astounding.  It's hard to keep up with, yet if I don't, it'd be easy to fall behind and difficult to catch back up.

This week is spring break, so I've been enjoying having the time off from work and school.  It's not gonna be much of a break between homework, running errands and catching up on housework.  I'll definitely make time to blog this week, and visit all my bloggy friends though!

Once a semester I like to share my wealth of knowledge with you all, and this is what I've learned so far:

Math 025:  Pre-algebra

-6y - 4 = 4 (y - 2)   Answer:  y = -6

Sociology 101:  Intro to Sociology

Social Structure:  Enduring patterns of behavior that were in place before we were born and will remain when we die.  We create, maintain and reproduce them, but everyone can identify with them.  Because we create them, we can also change them.  Examples:  Marriage, political parties, churches, social class, prison system, gender roles, etc.
Anthropology 103:  Archaeology

Ethnoarchaeological research has found that many potters smear beeswax on the inside of a pot that's still warm from the kiln in order to season it.

Political Science 401:  Political Party, Public Opinion and Interest Groups (PIGPO)

The 3 models of democracy regarding public opinion:

Participatory democracy -   A theory of democracy that emphasizes the importance of political participation by the public, and believes the public to be capable of meaningful participation.  This is direct participation.

Elite democracy - Viewing frequent competitive elections as the primary mechanism by which citizens preferences are expressed.  This is indirect participation.

Pluralism - A theory of democracy that emphasizes the essential role performed by groups, as intermediaries between the public and the elites, in representative democracies.  This is also indirect participation.
Political Science 406:  Legislative Behavior

What constitutes an equipopulous district?  

Congressional districts within a state must have virtually the same number of people in a district.  Historically, states are afforded some leeway in population between state legislative districts (up to 10% variation).


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