Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Can you believe it? 2 updates in one week!

My history test went really well (I'm thinking mid-A range), so I'm happy about that. Test took me 1/2 hour of the hour and 15 minute class. Hehe!

Painting was meh today. I used tape again, but it didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. Prof. gave me some pointers. I guess if I had more paint it would help. At least I had Audra's iPod to keep me entertained.

I'm still working on taking notes for my philosophy essay that's due in 8 days. I think it will be good, and if he doesn't like it, I can always do it again.

I'm making my newest design project after I post this, and it should be fun. I also need to continue working on my final project for that class.


Other stuff...

My friend on Facebook posted this contest link, and it looks pretty awesome. Here's all the info you need, and how to enter, and pics of the loot! (http://www.modishblog.com/modish/2008/11/the-november-gi.html?cid=138766628#comment-138766628)

NUMB3RS is new on Friday, and I can't wait. Season 5 is pretty awesome so far. Penn Jillette was on last week's episode, and in this week's, Charlie, Don, and Larry are going surfing.

That's really I can think of to write...

Until next time,

Monday, November 10, 2008

a quick post before resuming studying

Quick update of life since October 22...

School is still school:
  • Talked about Frosty the Snowman, the Energizer Bunny, and the soul the other day in philosophy, which leads me to believe that a freshman shouldn't have to take the class at 8 AM....
  • Design is the same old, same old. I made my little book with Audra's help. Now I just have to do all of the drawings. Ugh.
  • English class... we're just comparing/contrasting Chekhov's story "The Lady with the Dog" and Oates' "The Lady with the Pet Dog" ... at least I think those are the right author/title matches.
  • Painting was actually fun for once. I had music (thanks to Audra) and I tape-painted. I think I might do that from now on...
  • History test tomorrow! Yay?

Other stuff going on...
  • Only a few more weeks of classes, then finals, and then A WHOLE MONTH OFF FOR CHRISTMAS! Yay!!! :D
  • Scheduling classes is on Friday! I can't wait! :)
  • Philosophy essay due on the 19th... yick.
  • Art project probably due December 2nd.
I think that's it... oh, yeah, and G is selling hats. Email me for more info if you're interested.

Til next time,
me :p


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

yay! a new post!

Life of a college student is never dull. And that's why I haven't update in 5 days. But enough of that, here's the actual update... I'm taking some crazy classes, and here's what's been going on.

Philosophy: We had our midterm today (at 8 AM, mind you), and I felt pretty confident with the definitions we had to learn, and one of the two essays he'd provided to us to study from. So, I get to class around 7:30 (to prep ahead of time). Come class time, our professor wrote down 7 terms for us to define, then he decided to mess with our minds for what essay we had to write. I was hoping he'd choose essay 2 for us to write (considering I wrote a practice essay of that one). He decided to let us choose what essay we wrote, so I was very happy. I think I did really well. Yay! :)

Design 2-D: Turned in our *fun* assignments today, and he liked mine. Prof. assigned a new assignment in which we have to use all 6 primary and secondary colors (red, yellow, blue; orange, green, purple) and different values and tones of black and white... should be interesting... :)

English: We started The Glass Menagerie the other day, and we're also writing an essay about our dream vacation. Hmmm. I should probably make an appointment with the Writing Center so I can my two bonus points for the paper. Hehe.

First Year Seminar: Haven't had the class yet this week (I will at 2 PM today), but we're just getting our Strong Interest Inventory reports back. Should be neat to see what it says (I'll keep you posted).

Painting: Sometimes I can't stand this class. Sometimes I can. Yesterday, we painted a model for 1/2 hour, and then for the rest of class, we painted our dominant hand with our less-dominant hand. Yay for paintings that look like a kindergardener's! :D

History of Western Civ: I recorded yesterday's lecture with my Mac, and everybody thought it was the coolest thing in the world. Hooray for small miracles. Now I just need to take notes from it.

So, that's what been happening. Nothing fun... yet. That will hopefully change. :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

stumble button finds

For those of those you who don't use Firefox, there's an application called the Stumble button, where you input your interests, and then hit the Stumble button, and it takes you to pages it thinks you might be interested in.

But, enough chat, here are some things that I've found on my Stumble button...

Dans le Noir?
--Dans le Noir? is a restaurant located in London, England. You eat in complete dark! The waiters are blind, and it just seems like the coolest experience.
--The website is here: http://www.danslenoir.com/london/index.php

xkcd: A Webcomic
--xkcd is my all-time favorite web comic, and this certain comic is just too funny: http://xkcd.com/490/
--However, there are other favorites that I have from the same comic, and this is one of them: http://xkcd.com/150/

Some of my all-time favorite YouTube clips
--Cutest little baby, just laughing hysterically

--The MythBusters make a 50-gallon water heater explode

--Adam Savage of the MythBusters shows why playing with helium and sulfur hexafluoride make your voice sound funny

--Kari, Grant, and Tory from MythBusters make a dairy creamer cannon explode

--Barack Obama and Ellen DeGeneres dance on the Ellen show

--Josh Groban plays Guitar Hero with Ellen DeGeneres

--Weird Al Yankovic's "Constipated," a spoof on Avril Lavigne's "Complicated"

--Family Guy "Cool Whip" clip

--Michael Winslow and Geico

--The All-American Rejects' song "Dirty Little Secret"

--A cute little baby sings The Beatles' "Hey Jude"

I Fell down a Hamper

--Dane Cook bashes an atheist

--Brian and Stewie Griffin sing at the Emmys

--Jeff Dunham and Achmed the Dead Terrorist

--Styx video, "The Best of Times"

--Eric O'Shea comments on music in TV commercials

--Eric O'Shea impersonates Elmo


Well, that's all for now folks! Please comment and stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

first entry

Well, this is the first entry in my blog. I'm the college student, and these are my random musings. Where to start...

I live in Small Town, USA, and am a graphic design major, and industrial/organizational psych minor. It sounds like a mouthful, but it's really not.

I enjoy photography, design, watching movies, hanging out with friends and my boyfriend, and being random.

My favorite musical artists are (be prepared, it's a long list!):
Adam Sandler
Avril Lavigne
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
Bon Jovi
Bowling for Soup
Brian Regan (saw live in February '08)
Craig Chaquico
Dane Cook (want to see very badly!)
Def Leppard (saw in July '07)
The Eagles (if tickets weren't so gosh darn expensive...)
Peter Frampton
The Fray
Foreigner (saw in September '06)
George Harrison
James Taylor (would love to see)
Jefferson Airplane (saw in February of '06)
Jethro Tull
Jimi Hendrix
Joe Satriani
John Lennon
Josh Groban
John Mellencamp
Led Zeppelin
The Mamas and The Papas
Michelle Branch
The Monkees
Neil Young
Paul Kantner w. Jefferson Starship
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney & Wings
The Police
The Rolling Stones
REO Speedwagon (saw in July '07 and in August '08)
Stevie Wonder (want to see!)
Styx (saw in September '06, July '07)
U2 (would love to see)
Van Halen
The White Stripes
The Who
ZZ Top
30 Seconds to Mars

My favorite movies are:
Anything with David Krumholtz
Little Miss Sunshine
The Simpsons Movie
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Forrest Gump
The Pursuit of Happyness
A Beautiful Mind

My favorite TV shows are:
Law and Order: SVU
Match Game
Big Bang Theory
CSI: Miami
Family Guy

My favorite authors are:
Philip Pullman
Patricia Cornwell
Sandra Brown
Lawrence Sanders, but only the Archy McNally and Deadly Sins series
John Grisham

Some of my favorite crazy quotes:
"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?" -Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf

"I'm not dumb. I just have a command of highly useless information." -Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes)

"Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur..." -Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)

"B-E-A-uuuuutiful." -Jim Carrey as Bruce Almighty

"I'd kill you for a Klondike Bar." -Achmed the Dead Terrorist

"What the deuce?!" -Stewie Griffin

"I don't like when juice wears tights." -Dane Cook

"Success is fickle, but creativity is a gift." -Tommy Shaw

"Choking on your dishonesty?" -Me, to my friend Audra, about voter registration

Other random info:

-I love the movie Juno and adore Dane Cook.
-I want to visit London, England and Pasadena, California someday.
-I also want to be a contestant on Jeopardy.

Well, I think that's it for now. Comment away, dear readers! :)