Monday, February 23, 2009

What Am I Doing?

Studying for a test. That's what I'm doing today and what I did part of the weekend. I'll be glad when it's over. I feel like I'm having information overload.

UPDATE: I've finished the test. I feel tired and relieved. That was one long test! It was only twenty questions, but I ended up with four pages worth of answers. Rest is just what the doctor teacher ordered. If anyone knows how to strike through words, leave a comment.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Never in a Million Years...

Did I ever think of what I would name a band if I had one. This game is that chance! I saw on My Journey Toward: The Glamorous Life of a Housewife. It looked interesting, so I decided to join in the fun.

Here are the rules:

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random”or click here. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations" by clicking here. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click here.Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Here's mine:

Band Name: Avalon Theater

Album Title: Every Fresh Crisis that Comes

Album Cover:

Click the picture to view more of mistylee's photos on Flickr.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blog Is getting a Minor Facelift

No school tomorrow! That will give me some time to get ahead on some of my assignments.

I finished my paper, what a relief!

Does anyone know how to make your title fit into the header without spilling over? If you came by the other day, you might have noticed some changes, but it didn't look right. I also tried to add a description, but I couldn't see it. It was underneath the header. I really want to change my header because of safety reasons. The problem is, I really like this layout. I searched the Help section of Blogger, and posted my question. I haven't gotten any responses yet.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Trying to Get it Together

I'm getting a post together for a game I was tagged to play. I'm having to get permission to use the photos, so that's why I haven't posted it yet. It will be worth it.

In other news, I'm still not feeling well, and I have an essay due Monday. Paper+Pain and sickness=bad news. So just pray please.

UPDATE: I'm slowly but surely finishing my paper.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So, Just Where am I Supposed to Leave a Comment on this Blog?

Just so everyone knows, the comment section for each blog is at the TOP of each post instead of the bottom. It's one of the things I don't like about this layout. I've been noticing that people comment on one of my posts thinking that they're commenting on the right one, but it's actually the previous one.

For example, a few people meant to comment on my "Things Your Science Teacher Didn't Tell You" post, but they commented on the jewelry giveaway. If it helps, look at the labels to make sure you're posting on the right one.
It confused me at first too.

P.S. I gave my personal narrative in one of my Communications classes today. The assignment was to tell a personal story about ourselves that was significant in shaping who we are as a person today. I was a little nervous that I wouldn't make it to the ten minute mark, but I made it to 9 minutes and 40 seconds(so close!). I'm so glad my story was able to help someone else. That's all I ever really wanted was for it to encourage someone else that they can make it even if all of the odds are stacked against them. Considering my teacher was in tears by the end, I say it was successful. I loved listening to everyone else's stories rather than telling my own- not that I didn't enjoy telling mine, because I did. I've just always enjoyed learning about other people.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Things Your Science Teacher Didn't Tell You

Today started off like any other Saturday, I got up and played around on the computer for a little while. Then, I got down to business. I have to tell a personal story about myself in a class of mine. Since my practicing partner and I had conflicting schedules, he had the bright idea to tape it through our web cams and send it through e-mail. Perfect idea, right? No getting out and meeting somewhere only to stay for a few minutes. The problem? It has to be ten minutes long, so I knew it'd be too big to send in an attachment. I spent the better part of my morning researching the best way to make the video smaller. Some places that claimed to be just what I needed at first glance actually wouldn't help at all.

I finally read somewhere to drag the video into Windows Movie Maker and re save it. I didn't even know that my computer had a Windows movie maker on it. That did the trick and I was able to send it to my partner through e-mail.

I was so happy to have mastered the web cam because up until yesterday I didn't know that I could just click and record. Most of my friends had to buy a web cam. Luckily, my computer has a built-in one.

So, I went on about my day feeling good that I'd learned something new. I need to shape up my eyebrows a bit, so I did. Let me explain something before I go any further. I have a lamp it has 4 bulbs, but I can't reach the top, so I use three and adjust as needed beside my bed to use for studying, but I can't reach it. I usually lean it over, turn it on, and then stand it upright again. Well, I had some minuscule eyebrows, so I decided that I could see better if I just let the lamp lean over. BAD IDEA.

I kept plucking away, happy with my progress. All of a sudden, I smell something burning. I thought it might be the lamp, but I really didn't think so. I kept smelling it, so I looked up. One of the bulbs was black. I thought, "No big deal, the bulb probably blowed. I'll just call Mama and get her to pick ups some on her way home." I remember seeing a hole that hadn't been there before. I remember thinking that was a little odd.

As if the lamp had a delayed reaction, it fell completely over, narrowly missing my leg. When Mama came back inside, I told her about it. She said, "It's a wonder it didn't blow up or catch on fire." She had to pry the bulb away from the inside of the shade. Evidently, if the bulb gets too close to the shade, it will burn.(You're probably laughing by now.) I had no idea that could happen. I even remember glancing up at the lamp every few minutes. This is one of the things I didn't learn in science class. We learned about combustibles, but lamp bulbs and shades didn't make that list.

Needless to say, I've been on the hunt for a new lamp today.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Don't Moms Find the Greatest Things?

Yes, they do. My mom was on her blog, browsing through other people's when she said, "I've found a new blog...and (you guessed it) she's having a FABULOUS giveaway! This is my favorite giveaway to date.

Why, you ask?

It's not just any giveaway, it's one that includes jewelry made from Murano glass. I've perused her website as well, and the jewelry is as unique as the girl/woman who wears it.

Don't believe me?

Here's proof. Aren't you laughing at yourself for doubting me? I thought so. I guess for now you'll drool over these gorgeous necklaces until you're brve enough to admit to yourself that you love them and can think of a million outfits these could go with. I already have and I'm glad I did. Just click on her button on my sidebar to go find out more!

You can thank me later.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Life happens...and Some People Wanna Know about It

I've just completed the first test of the semester in my history class. I feel good! (Name that song.) I studied a lot, and I only think I missed a few questions. The semester has been good so far. I did pretty well on another test last week that counted a LOT towards my grade. He decided we didn\'t have to to quizzes if everyone kept up with the reading, and to my surprise, everyone's be reading(for the most part). I kind of miss having the quizzes as a cushion to fall back on if needed. That's how it is in life, you don't anticipate needing something to fall back on, but you take comfort in thr fact that it's there.

In other news, I'm going to the doctor about my ear. I've been having problems with it for awhile now. I know ithas fluid, but the meds haven't helped. This week has been a tough week for me physically, but after a much needed pep talk and a good dose of honesty, I've decided that this pain isn't going to rule my life. It's a slow process since I was down for so long, but eventually, I'll be back and better than ever!

I met someone new where I got to PT. It's funny, though. Everyone wants to get in on OUR conversations. We don't ask, they just wander over at different times. I know what you're thinking, "Oh, she's the loudest one in the room, always wanting attention." Those of you who know me know that couldn't be further from the truth. No, I'm discret, I only talk so the people in my room can hear me. Some stuff that we talk about isn't meant to be heard by others.

Anyway, this one guy said, "Y'all have some of the most interesting conversations." I said," I didn't know anyone could hear me." He said, I just hear bits and pieces when I walk by. Me and Mama had a little laugh about that when he left. What he said got me thinking, though.

I wonder what other people think just by hearing my conversations. Sure, I guess some people think I'm interesting, but I never would've thought someone in that place would have wondered what WE were talking about. What, with all the patients that come in and out, ranging from old ladies who read magazines, a man who has an artificial limb who has so much determination to learn how to kick a ball again? Or what about the college basketball player? I guess it just proves that some people do think you have something worth saying. The people who tear you down with their hurtful, demeaning words? Forget about 'em. One day they'll realize you were worth having in their life.

*Edited to add: I went to a specialist, and he said there was nothing seriously wrong with my ear-just that my eustachian tube is inflammed. He said things with the ear just take time. Thank goodness I haven't lost any of my hearing.

Great Blog Discovery

I've discovered a great blog that I think you'll love.

Who is the blogger that's caught my eye? No other than Ms. Nina. She's made over her site, so go check it out. She's doing lots of fun giveaways to commemorate the occasion.

I originally "heard" about her through another blogger for her awesome V-day cards that she designed for her. She's a woman of many talents, blogger, designer, and I'm sure many more that I'm forgetting.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Calling All Chocolate Lovers!

Go enter Mojito Maven's giveaway. 24 Baby Witch gift box, which includes an assorted selection of brownies is up for grabs. That's all I'm going to say.

Click the pic for more info.
*Edited to add*- I thought that some of you would want to know how many brownies are in the box, so that info is now included. :)