Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday Lullaby

Today was a pretty good day. Kate spent the night last night and went to stake conference with Jess and me. Elder Oaks and President Eyring were the speakers at the conference, and it was great to hear them speak. Barbara Thompson, 2nd counselor in the General R.S. Presidency also spoke, and I enjoyed her talk too.

After the conference we went to my parents' house and spent the rest of the evening there. We watched Miss Potter the movie about Beatrix Potter, the author of the Peter Rabbit stories. It was very good. I had a nice time chit-chatting with my dad while he browsed iTunes for some more Christmas music. He wanted Christmas songs in German because it takes him back to his mission in Austria. I cooked dinner for everyone and we just had a nice evening at home.

I'm staying home tomorrow to try to catch up on some things. I feel like I've been trying to play catch-up on life since this summer. I make some progress, then something comes up (like big homework assignments, or the symposium) and everything falls to pieces again. Well, I had better go. Even though I'm not going to work tomorrow, I'm not sleeping in, so I had better get to bed.

p.s. The title of this blog is referencing a song my mom used to sing when I was little. It describes a quiet Sunday afternoon and seemed to fit the mood of today.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Bride sues florist for wrong colored flowers - At a glance

Bride sues florist for wrong colored flowers - At a glance

Check this article out. Quite ridiculous. I was bored at work when I found this, and since I was still bored, I decided to blog about the article.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

College Progress Report

Just got out of class, and am covering the service desk at work. Since there's nothing much to do while covering the desk, I'm writing another blog.

Today in class we started our section on Freud; that is some crazy, crazy stuff. As my dad put it the other day, Freud creates his theories of psycho-sexuality from a case-study of himself. What a way to develop a universal theory. The class discussion was pretty good--I got to make a connection to Jane Austen, which always makes me happy ;) -- although one girl in class, who obviously has read up on feminist issues around Freud, did most of the talking.

I'm processing a collection right now that's full of personal letters from this guy to his mother. Talk about Freudian issues--this guy was loaded with them! It makes for interesting reading.

I started looking at the Spring 2008 class schedule, and I've been debating an issue. I realized that I could finish up all my general ed. requirements next semester, and get my Associates degree. I'm tempted, but it also presents some problems--mostly money problems. I want to take another class next semester that probably won't be taught again for a LONG time, but it's not one of my generals, and if I try to finish off my generals, I don't know that I'd be able to afford another class. Plus, I wonder if the Associates is really going to do anything for me. I guess I'm going to have to talk to an adviser and see if the gen. ed. requirements are going to change anytime soon.

In trying to figure out next semester's classes, I also realized that I'm almost done with my major requirements too. That means it's about dang time for me to pick a minor, and get some work done on that! I'm just going to make it easy on myself and go for history. Oh, and I'm changing from a B.S. to a B.A., so that means I need to start taking foreign language classes; I'm thinking German. All in all, I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. It will still take some time, but I think I just might survive college.

At least my bachelors.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New Phone!

So I got my new, awesome, totally free phone today! (Picture on the left.) I've been playing around with it today, and really love it! It has a camera, so maybe I can finally get pictures up of my apartment.

As for other things in my life: school is going well, and at work I survived the Utah Construction Company symposium. I decided to drop my magazine writing class, because it just wasn't working out. Like I mentioned in my last post, I just wasn't learning much, and the class was only adding stress to my life. I'm doing very well in my Feminist Theories class and loving it! We have some very interesting discussions, and the professor is one of my favorites.

Work was nuts last week because of the UCC symposium. It's our biggest event of the year, and we schmooze the donors, and listen to speakers, and pretend that it's all very interesting. We also put on a photo exhibit every year, but this year we let some photography students go out and take the pictures, and mount their own exhibit. BIG mistake. I spent the week before the symposium cutting matboard--which is physically exhausting--late into the evening. In the middle of conferences and other work responsibilities, I had to cut and assemble the mats for two of the artists who didn't get their photos printed in time. I think there were three days in a row that I didn't leave before 10:30 p.m.

The week of the symposium was even more chaotic because of all the last-minute details that always have to be taken care of, but we survived, and we probably won't be doing another symposium for two years--happy dance!!! I went to the fancy donor dinner with my boss. Her husband had to work, but she got her brother and his boyfriend to babysit (which the kids loved), and we went ahead and rewarded ourselves with a nice dinner and good conversation with people we like. Oh, and I got a really cute new dress and shoes, which I may or may not post pictures of .... someday. ;)

Time to go!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Row D, You're Fired!

I'm just about to leave work, but I had to post a quick message because I realized that I get off of work in time to watch House! That makes me so very happy. Tonight House begins firing off his interns, and I can't wait!

I need to go close down the department, but Jessica is taking some pictures of me in the office for her photo project. I'm just babbling now so I look busy in the pictures. Blah, blah, blah.

What else can I write about?



I've decided I don't really like my magazine writing class. My professor is nice enough, but his lectures really aren't planned out very well, so we cover the same stuff over and over again. I just don't feel like I've learned very much in the class.

Yeah, Jess finished the pictures so we can go home now and watch House and Wilson piss each other off, but know that deep down they love each other. ;)