My ultra-boring life

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Grades last semester

As most of you know, I went back to school this last semester.  It really had me worried because it's been almost 20 years since I was in school and my functionality is low because of the depression.  But I checked my grades this week and lo and behold!  I got a B in Tech Comm and an A in Nonfiction writing!  Hooray!  A naggy, niggling little part of my brain is whiny about the B, but considering the struggles I had with that class, I'm happy with it.  Perhaps someday I'll post the essays that earned me the A in Nonfiction Writing.  But not today.  Today I am taking a break and trying to get excited about next semester -- Intro to Literary Studies and Intro to Linguistic Studies.  Whee!  After next semester the real fun begins -- it'll be all writing and reading classes for my remaining three semesters.  Part of me is a little worried about them because it's rather obvious that OU's English department wasn't well developed when I was there.  But I had SO much fun with my nonfiction writing class this last semester that I'm hoping it won't be a problem. 

Now go and have a happy new year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Beachcombing on Christmas Eve

We're in Seaside, Oregon with our friends Brad and Amber and their kids for Christmas this year and we're having a blast!  This morning after breakfast we went to the beach (the resort is right on the beach so it's kinda convenient) and looked for shells.  It was kind of picked over -- we were late on the tide schedule -- but we got some good sand dollars and crab shells and I think some razor clams.  
seagulls

Jake and girls

beach.

friend's daughter with a rock.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm my own biggest fan

I just realized that I like looking at my own blog.  It has some of my favorite pictures, my favorite music, my favorite video clips, and my favorite memories.  It doesn't have my best writing, but it's still fun to look at for me.  I had no idea I was so narcissistic!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tangled

We just saw this movie last night and I can't get over how much I liked it.  I think it's mostly because I'm such a fairytale-o-phile (I even took a linguistics course on that kind of stuff in college), but I thought the characterization was awesome, the climax was awesome, and Zachary Levi was, as always, awesome.  Man I can't stop thinking about it.  I want it on Blu-ray RIGHT NOW.  Sigh.  I'm such a little girl sometimes.