Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Final Finals.

This week marks my last time taking finals in my undergraduate education.  I'm pretty sure I'm not taking any classes next quarter besides my internships, so it seems like I won't have to take any more finals!  This excites me more than can be contained by this blog.  =)

I've taken two finals so far.  In my Philosophy of Scientific Reasoning, I finished the final in roughly 13 minutes, and I feel pretty good about it.  In my Social and Personality Development class, I finished in about 25 minutes, and I've already found out that I got an A.  We'll see how that makes my final course grade turn out, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an A.  I think I got one point below an A on my midterm, and did pretty well on a paper.  That teacher looks at everyone's total scores before scaling grades, so I can't really be sure how that will turn out.

I only have one final to go, and I'm not too concerned about it.  It's in my Public Speech class.  I'll study some today and a little tomorrow before I go take the test tomorrow evening.

Yay!! So done with this stuff.  I'm excited for my internships, and I'm also excited to start my new job tomorrow morning!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dear Oprah

Hey Oprah!

I often enjoy the books you recommend.  Eat, Pray, Love = awesome.   That being said, I have a bone to pick with you.

Stop putting hard-to-remove "Oprah's Book Club" stickers on books I buy.  Take a hint from Borders.  Their price stickers are super easy to remove, almost like post-it notes or something.  I don't want an Oprah's Book Club sticker on my book, nor do I want a gummy mess from trying to remove said sticker.  Find a different way to show that you're recommending it.  I don't like stickers on my books.

How am I ever supposed to get my studly boyfriend to read a book that has a big fat "Oprah's Book Club" sticker on it?!

Thank you.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Right about now, I'm finishing up classes for the quarter.  Tomorrow is my last day at the lab preschool, so, after 20 weeks of being their caregiver, I'm going to have to say goodbye to the blue table children.  =(  I had to write a little blurb about each of them to give to their new caregivers to tell them some of the stuff I wish I had known when I started back in the fall.  It bummed me out pretty badly.  I'm gonna miss my little buddies!  This reminds me that I should write a post about some of the funny moments from the preschool.

On the bright side, I'm super excited for next quarter.  I decided to stay on for the Spring even though I technically finished all the courses for my major because I (with some help, see earlier post) figured that it was much less scary to be a student who doesn't know what's next than a non-student who doesn't know what's next.  I'm using the university's resources to do 2 fantastical internships, and I can't wait to start.  I'm also trying to forgo taking classes I don't need and just being a part-time student.  One internship is in the Child Life program at a nearby hospital, where I'll be hanging out with patients and their families in the pediatric wing to help ease the stress of the hospital experience.  The other is working with an Occupational Therapy professional for a nearby school district. O.T. and Child Life have always interested me, and I'm hoping that the experience will give me some clarity about what I want to do next.

Oh, one of the reasons I feel okay part-time-studenting is that I got hired as a server at a restaurant, so hopefully I'll finally be able to save up some money if I can log some pretty good hours there.  I start my orientation next week.

Thanks to the kindness of a friend of a friend, I got the new fashion (classic crochet) of Ugg boots for $50 today.  Awesome.

Since mid-February, Elvis and I have overhauled our efforts to be great saints.  We keep track of our daily prayer (morning prayer is the hard one to remember), scripture study, and overall goodness.  I'm also trying to cut out Diet Soda, so I give myself a star for every day that I don't fall off the wagon (I think it's been 5 days now).  Another habit I've gotten into is journaling (privately, as you can tell by my infrequent bloggage).  I pretty reliably write every other day or so.  It feels really good, I'm super happy, and we've definitely noticed a greater ability to feel the Spirit in our lives, including a really neat somewhat revelatory dream I had.

Also, recently we've been attending the Oakland Temple weekly to go to the Visitor's Center to see the Joseph Smith movie.  There are a whole lot of investigators around here, so we take a few when we go.  We always feel good for choosing to go there when we could be out partying or getting in trouble on a friday night.  I put a cool picture from one of our trips below.
I don't know if I ever posted this, but a while back, I got called to be 2nd counselor in the Relief Society Presidency in my Single's Ward.  Woohoo! Going good so far.

Anywho, that's the wrap up.  Here's Elvis and me being all lovey.