Wednesday, February 18, 2009

is senioritis a real diagnosis?

For the first time in a long time I received feedback on a presentation that said "you could do much better than this!" yes, with the exclamation point. I know its a little thing, but I was heartbroken. My partner and I put solid effort into the presentation, and the teacher even admitted that our presentation was "excellent." All the students were very complementary and, not to sound prideful but honestly, our presentation was significantly better than the other two. His concern? We didn't follow the directions for the handout/paper. Our concern? He didn't give us directions for the handout/paper. How were we supposed to know what to do? We broke away from the standard "regurgitate your presentation into a brochure/handout" and attempted to involve the students in the learning process by having them fill out a worksheet. Unfortunately, our creativity was not welcomed. Not to mention that the syllabus ONLY mentioned a presenation, which we did, and did succesfully. The paper/handout were briefly mentioned in class. Can we really be held responsible for something he never gave us criteria about? Anyway, i could vent about this for a whole blog, but that would be boring for you, so i won't. I'll move on.

Our attempt of creativity in this project was a minor attempt to cure my already overwhelming senioritis. I graduate in April and i'm losing motivation fast in all my classes/job/internship. It doesn't help that i'm getting married and planning a wedding at the same time. I'm sure you can guess which is more fun to do. Its too bad that the burnout i'm feeling (otherwise diagnosed as senoritis) can't be cured by changing things up a little (a typically effective way to deal with burnout) because the education system is all about doing what the teacher expects you to do. It's just too bad.

As you can probably guess, I'm ready for a change of pace. Ready to do something new with my life. Ready to start a job and find the passion that my education has been fostering for the last few years. I think one of the reasons i'm most excited to get a job is the amazing amount of down time i will get to experience. Brigham Young may or may not have said (i heard it in a class, but can't find the reference) "Eight hours of work, Eight hours of play, and eight hours of rest make for the perfect day." I concur! Unfortunatley unless work = class, homework= play and rest= time with friends, i don't see how it is possible to meet this ideal formula. Hopefully it will be easier when i have an 8 hour a day job that doesn't require homework. One can only hope! Unfortunatley, Brett will still be in school. This means he'll be busy with the homework aspect and I'll be left to entertain myself. We'll see how that goes.

Time to wrap up. Although I took an hour nap from 8-9 to rid myself of the headache that the presentation feedback/grade produced, i'm tired again. I may be sick with more than senioritis. I'm always tired these days. But I will write more later. Valentines. Trip to portland. Wedding plans. etc. Be excited!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Good morning, Beautiful day

I woke up this morning in a good mood. I woke up at a good hour. I wasn't tired. And I have a feeling today is going to be a good day. Now let me explain something, "waking-up" is a very subjective term. I did lay in bed for about half an hour talking with syd. But eventually i got out of bed excited to eat breakfast. I currently have waffle crisp cereal. YUM! (Waffle crisp is up there in the top cereal category with Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Oh's) I pour myself a big bowl of cereal, walk towards the fridge and realize i don' have any milk left. Now what am i supposed to do?? So i look in the fridge and see another gallon of milk. My roommates. I look at it trying to decide if its still good or not. Take of the lid. And smell it. GAG its definitely not good. I literally gaged. 3 times. I guess thats what i get for trying to steal milk. haha. So rejected and still without milk i am left to eat my waffle crisp dry. Still good, yes, but quite the dissapointment.

BUT... even that dissapointment can't stop me today. I'm in a good mood. (how can i not be, i'm in love!) Brett and I have an appointmnet to look at a house for rent today. I hope we like it! We're also planning on registering. Its fun to plan for our life together! In other news, i think i've found a photographer that I like! And a florist that is gonna do my flowers. And slowly but surely all the wedding plans are falling into place. :)

Life is good my friends. Sure it may be hard, but i hope you are enjoying it as much as i am. Look for the little good things, not the little bad things.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


So the other day I was walking on campus when I saw a girl wearing a green cardigan that would be PERFECT for my wedding.  You see, I want to get matching cardigans for all my friends to wear.  Uniformity, a token of appreciation, and instant cuteness.  Simple, right?  Wrong.  A basic cardigan in green, pink, or cream is hard to find.  Trust me, i've tried.  I considered stopping the girl to ask her where she was able to find such a gem.  But alas, I did not.  So now i turn to you.  My faithful blog readers.  Where do you suggest i look for cardigans?  They don't have to be anything special.  Just the right colors.  Which, i admit, can be tricky.  Any ideas???  Also, i'll be getting a significant number of said cardigans, so it would be nice if I found them at a place that carried them all year round.  That way I could get more last minute if needs be.

In other news.  I think i'm getting sick.  Well, scratch that, i know i'm getting sick.  (sick pouty face) The benefits of getting sick?  Brett both made dinner, and did the dishes tonight.   He takes good care of me.