Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Today I was doing my homework (vector calculus, FYI), and I could feel the pencil in my hair starting to slip. I usually have a pencil in my hair b/c I lose them all the time. The hair pencil is my backup. Anyway, I could feel it slipping out, so I pushed it back in. Then I thought, "how did I know it was slipping?" Then (here is the nerdiness...) I answered, "Well, the pencil exerts a torque on your hair strands - Force times distance. Gravity is the force, the length of the pencil is the distance. Easy!"
See? Physics is taking over my soul! Even my backup pencil can't escape. What is the world coming to??
On a lighter note, I've fallen in love all over again with Brad Paisley's music, and DMB. Sometimes I forget how good these musicians really are. But I always find my way back again...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Anyway, my epiphany. All throughout college I have taken the maximum amount of credit hours I was allowed to take. "If something is worth doing, it's worth doing till you can't do anything else" This was my motto for college life, apparently. On top of that I almost always worked 2+ jobs. I did have a good time, too! I worked like a dog, but amazingly, I had a whole lot of fun, and managed to stay sane (which is a really miracle). However, at the beginning of this semester, after I spent the first saturday of the semester on campus, for 13 hours, steadily doing homework..... I thought to myself that this is absolute madness. "If this is what the 1st saturday is like, then I am DOOMED! until april 25th." I thought. I decided to take it like a man, however, just suck it up and do it. What did it matter, anyway? I've done it before, I'll do it again. However, taking 18 credit hours your freshman year (remember those fluffy GE's....) you just can't take 4 senior level physics classes, one junior level math class, biology (well... i guess that's a little fluffy) work 3 jobs, and expect to survive.
Now I'm not complaining. It's amazing to be healthy enough to handle it all, and I am blessed with actually liking to work. But I was digging my own grave.
Something had to go.
Thus, (with a little inspiration and encouragement from my lovely parents) I dropped my optics class (farewell Tarzan!), and now I'm down to a measly 15 credit hours. I keep asking myself if this is what college was supposed to be like. I have a ridiculous amount of free time. Since school started, I have read at least 12 books. The last time that happened I was trying to see the end of high school.
So, here is some of my hard earned wisdom: Take a stupid break, treat yourself nice, and breeeeeeeathe. If you don't have to push yourself till you break, then don't do it.
quote for today (from one of the 12 books I read recently :) -
"What is love? 'Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth has present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty;
Then come kiss me sweet and twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure."
-Twelfth Night Act II Scene 3
Sunday, February 8, 2009
It started on Friday night, when I went on a date... with Calista and Shana. :) We had a blast! We went ice skating (where we met up with a guy who I think asked me out... but that is still undetermined....) and that was fun! Shana fell down (often) and it was hilarious. One time she almost did the splits. Next, we went to find me jeans (epic failure, that) and then we went to Red Robin. After devouring hamburgers and frys like there was no tomorrow, we went home and rested.
On Saturday I finished all my homework and studied for a major test by 1 in the afternoon. For those of you don't know, this is a big deal, because I am usually up at the school on Saturdays from 8:30AM to around 4 or 5. Yesterday I finished WAY early! I was so excited. Then, I went to play with my girls, and heaven knows how much I absolutely adore them. We had fun, and I just love them so much. More quotes were added to the book. Always a plus.
Then, as if that weren't enough, church was really good today. And I got brownies in sunday school.
Can life get better? I submit that it cannot!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
So, I thought that since everyone was starting a blog (kind of like the "25 things..." on facebook) I'd start one too. But, mine is supposed to chronicle my trip to Heidelberg, my amazing experience in Europe, away from everything I know.... for the first time. Talk about scared. I am scared, but more excited! I already have a flat.... that's right! A flat in Europe! How cool is that??
And I'm totally obsessed with HD too. Just ask Calista. I swear, I'm looking at google maps every 5 minutes. I know all about HD.... haha or at least as much as I can.
As always, I've done my research - no need to fear! So, that is the purpose of the blog - so friends and family can see my adventures, and wish they were there. Hey, I invited everyone to come with me! Ya'll turned me down. :)
By the way, the pic is my favorite one of me. Even more than my senior photos, where I'm like.... really really pretty. This just captures so much of my personality, it's absolutely crazy. It was taken my last year of girls camp - we were the Nerds cabin. I finally got to let loose my inner self. It was a good thing.