Saturday, November 29, 2008

While my computer is borderline functioning, here are a few more pics. These are our "Family pictures" that we took for our Nexus family. Nexus and Enrollment Operations have groups/families and we are all trying to earn points toward some prize (which I don't even know what it is...) and one of the ways to earn points is to take a family picture. We took multiple and it was fun doing it. Soooo here are some of the pics...
Got a little squashed at the bottom

Too bad we weren't evenly lined up!

James thought it looked like a band picture so he's doing his air..banjo...thing

James is actually behind us but he ducked down at the last minute.

Some pics for once

I went hiking with on Friday at Federal Hill.

I was trying to beat UC with ugliest self portraits

I always thought I was the only one who took lots of stupid pictures of myself...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Well Happy Thanksgiving! Here's a video to amuse you.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Why, hello! I am currently sitting in the library and have been in front of this computer for 3 and a half hours doing work on my IDP... and my head hurts. I got a big chunk of the final project for Educational Research done, though. Hurrah! And by the way, if any of you wonderful readers feels inclined to give me a Christmas present, you can contribute to my Word 2007 fund. I need it for writing my IDP next semester. I've been bonding with the computer lab computers in the library because they have Word 2007. I don't understand the program, BUT it does have automatic APA formatting for citing and bibliographic needs. It's AMAZING in that way! APA is such a pain, especially since I've so far gotten away with MLA even in the grad classes. Oh well.

Today was quite the tiring week. I did manage to write 2 papers. I had a position paper for Ed Psych due Tuesday but I got an extension date on it because Dr Mac said we could but turned it in on time anyway. The extension date made me feel like I was doing it way ahead which is why I got it done. Haha! I have a psychological problem. I also got my doctrine paper done which is due in 2 weeks. I wanted to knock those out of the way so I could write the section of my IDP that I need to do. I'm also trying to do a book report on a book about the Cold War. It's much more boring and confusing than the book on the immigrants. The writing isn't as interesting either. I could summarize the Cold War in a few words, but unfortunately I think it has to be about 5 pages.

In two weeks I have due: Doctrine paper, Ed Research final project, book review, Ed psych exam, and teach a lesson. After that, my life gets much better, except for White Glove.

Tonight there's a really cool concert for Veteran's Day. It's called The Greatest Generation. They're playing some hymns such as "Abide with Me", "For All the Saints", "Eternal Father, Strong to Save", as well as some patriotic stuff, movie soundtracks, and a couple marches. I sat outside chapel during their rehearsal last night and they sound AMAZING. Dr. Emmons is reading some letters that are often read at funerals of veterans or something. They have slideshows and stuff. One of my friends is in band and she said she almost cried during the one song. So the not cool part of the concert is that I can't go. I have a previously planned dinner date with our former MuKappa advisors... and we've been trying to get this date since September. I'm looking forward to that too though.

Saturday is a worldview conference. I'm going and I'm excited! Afterwards, I'm going with Jenn to the house of the Walton's for a missions dinner. (Mr. Walton was kidnapped in the southern Philippines for about 24 days several years ago). That should be interesting too.

I just realized I don't only have a half hour until dinner... I have an hour and a half! They haven't changed the computer clocks in the library yet. I suppose I should work on my book report. I'd rather take a nap. I've decided to begin the habit of getting up at 5:30 and going to bed at 11:00 so I can study more... it was working until this morning when I didn't get blanket victory. I think my eyes were in rebellion and didn't want to get up. I got up more around 7:30. Haha. I don't foresee much sleep next semester either so I should get used to it.

Ok bye!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Happy Election Day (tomorrow)

And it is He who changes the times and epochs;
He removes kings and establishes kings;
He gives wisdom to wise men,
And knowledge to men of understanding...

For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
And all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
But He does according to His will in the host of heaven
And among the inhabitants of the earth;
And no on can ward off His hand
Or say to Him, 'What hast Thou done?'