Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow American bloggers!
Wishes for a great day for all bloggers, whether you're American or not!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Moody Monday

This is supposed to be a vacay week, but I have so much homework!!!  If anyone wants to help me out, lemme know...  This is what I have to do by next Monday:

-One paper on fracking 

-One paper on wolves from the perspective of livestock organizations

-One paper that's a 19th century review on Frankenstein or Dracula

-One paper on a Nova program - Fractals:  Hunting the Hidden Dimension

-Three sections of math.  (I got through one section and part of another before getting hopelessly stuck!)

If you wanna help a girl out, let me know which you want to do, and I'll send you the deets on that particular assignment.  LOL
For the past four weeks or so, I've been trying to make a point to visit everyone at least once a week.  I only usually go back about the past day or so, so if I've been missing commenting on your blog, you probably are posting on days when I'm not visiting.  I don't have time to visit everyday anymore, which makes me really sad.
Took this from here.

1.  Which is creepier in your house:  a big spider, or a big millipede?

Definitely the big spider.  I *HATE* spiders!!!  Although the millipede might creep me out a bit too.

2.  How do you start when you set out to make a sandcastle?

Wow, haven't done this since I was a kid!  I used to collect a bunch of sand in a bucket.  Once it was packed in and filled to the top, I'd dump it over and work around that.  I was never very good at making them, but I didn't often get to the chance to practice, either.

3.  Tell us about the most surprising helping hand you've ever received.

I used to work in a call center, once upon a time.  It was not a fun job, but it was ultimately the one I learned the most from.  We used to have to have regular meetings with the boss to discuss our performance.  At one of these meetings, I casually mentioned to her that I'd really like to move to a different department within the company.  I would be off the phones, and have very little customer contact.  It seemed perfect, especially considering I dealt with screaming customers all day long.  

My boss did a ton of research not only on the department, but on the managers there as well.  She also let me practice mock interview skills and helped me prepare a resume.  It took about a month before I was finally notified that I'd gotten the job.  At my very last manager meeting at the call center, I asked my boss why she did all that for me.  (She did it for other coworkers, as well.)  She told that while she certainly wasn't trying to push me out the door, she never wanted me to feel like working there was the best that I could do.  She wanted to see me succeed, and if she could help out along the way, she would do whatever she could.  I'm sure I'll never have a boss like that again!

3.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.  
It's a really pretty scene - one that reminds me of something you might see used for a jigsaw puzzle.  

Friday, November 22, 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.  And then come back here and tell me about it!

~I'm happy because...
Today is the first of *10* magical days off from work and school!!!!

I get to sleep in every day, and hang out with the chi's!

I'm meeting up with some friends for dinner tonight!  I haven't seen them in awhile so it'll be fun to catch up with everyone.

I had a great advising appointment earlier this week, which pointed out some issues I was unaware of!

I got said issues taken care of yesterday, so I'm schedule to graduate in 1 1/2 years!

I did much better on my second math exam, and have an 81% overall!  That's HUGE for me, since I struggle so much with math.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Meme

I went to a workshop over the weekend, which was interesting.  The woman who emceed the event looked over my resume at the end and gave me a few tips.  She said that overall, it looked really good and that I only need a couple of slight modifications.  Hopefully those changes will help get me some internships!

The workshop lasted two days (Saturday and Sunday), so luckily it wasn't an extensive homework weekend, like last weekend was.  Now I have four more days to go until I finally get another day off.  I'm tired already, just thinking about it!

Too this from here.

1.  What format did you start listening to music on?

The radio!  Then I moved on to vinyl, then on to cassette tapes.  Then on to CDs, and now I mostly listen to the radio and my iPod.

2.  When was the last time you called in sick to work?  Were you actually sick?

I had to call in to my current job twice, but I wasn't sick either time.  The last time I actually did call in sick was at a different job, and I really was sick.  Had two days off, and really could have used a third.  

3.  Would you rather be poor and work at a job you love, or be rich and work at a job you hate?

I'd rather work at a job I love and be rich!  

But that wasn't the question...  I don't like my current job at all (mostly due to lazy coworkers who can't be bothered to do their jobs).  I don't get paid very much, but if I got rich from it, it would probably make things a little more tolerable.  My job isn't rocket science though - pretty much anyone could do it.  (Well, except for my current coworkers, apparently!  lol)  

However, I think I'd rather work a job I love and be poor.  I've worked several places where I absolutely hated it.  I'd wake up every morning with a pit in my stomach, trying to convince myself that, "Maybe today won't be so bad!"  And then I'd go to bed at night, dreading having to get up the next morning and do it all over again.  I'm not sure the money is always worth it.  Having money goes a long way, but it isn't everything!  

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.  
This picture is labeled Camden Town.  I have no idea what it is.  Do you?  Is it an apartment building, or a train?  Because it kind of looks like it could be either one.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Meme

Happy Veteran's Day!


So I had an interview last Friday.  It was kind of disappointing.  The interview itself went well.  I think the job posting must not have indicated that the position pays a dollar less and offers less hours than my current job, because I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have applied otherwise.  Oh well...  I'll just keep looking.

Took this from here.

1.  What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you as a result of procrastinating?

Well, this weekend I had tons and tons and tons of homework.  I had written everything out that I had to do so that I wouldn't miss anything, then broke it down into what day I would do what, to make things that much easier.  I got almost everything done, with the exception of two things.  

One of those things was to study for an upcoming math exam tomorrow.  I scheduled it out so that I'd study a bit each day so it wouldn't seem as overwhelming.  I abhor math with every beat of my heart, so I kept telling myself I'd put it off until the end of each day.  Yeah, never happened.  So now as a result of my procrastination, I'm going to fail.  I work and have class all day, and there's just no way I'm going to get it all down in one evening.

2.  Are you a member of the mile high club?

No.  Are you?

3.  What's worse, extremely cold or extremely hot weather?

Cold weather!  I hate cold weather.  Once winter hits, I freeze until late spring when I finally start to thaw out.  The only advantages are that I enjoy more hot chocolate and cappuccino's and that I have an excuse to curl up more with the boys.  (Not that I need an excuse for that!)

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.  
Last summer (2012), I think it was, I visited the Butterfly Exhibit at the zoo.  That was so cool,  because there were hundreds of butterflies everywhere, and some of them landed on me.  There were many kinds that I'd never seen before, and each one was beautiful.  Later that summer, I went to Birds of Prey.  When we went inside and walked around, there was a small exhibit of butterflies displayed on the wall that were amazing!  Some of them I'd seen at the zoo, but many of them I had not.  Some of the butterflies were huge.  That's what I think of when I see this.

I also have a tramp stamp of a butterfly.  I love it!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday Meme

Hope everyone remembered to turn their clocks BACK yesterday!  I know I did!  

Tomorrow, I get to sign up for classes for next semester!  That always gets me excited.  It means the current semester is just about over and a new one is about to begin.  Keeping my fingers crossed that I get an internship.  

Got this from here.

1.  If you had the attention of the entire world for two minutes, what would you say?

I have no idea...  

I'd probably beg someone to give me a chance once I'm done with school and to hire me for a fabulous job which will make me extremely wealthy.

2.  Vent!  What's going on in your life right now that's driving you nuts?

Work is most definitely driving me nuts.  I'm really disliking my job this semester.  Luckily, I have a potential interview for a new job this week!

Other things that annoy me - really bad, unsolicited advice from friends.  And snow.  And group work in classes.    

What's going on that's getting on your nerves these days?  Please share!

3.  What is it about men (or women) in uniform anyway?

When you're in uniform, appearance is important.  People pay attention to the small details and make sure they look good.  

Actually, I don't really know.  But it sounds good!  lol

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.
Initially it reminded me of camping.  But when I saved the picture, I noticed that it's called "Meals on Wheels."  It makes me sad that this service is necessary, but happy that someone is willing to do it.  It also reminds me of my volunteer work, handing out food to the poor and homeless.  I sometimes kind of miss volunteering there.  I wish I had time to do it again.

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