Monday, October 29, 2007

Human tetris

Is this not one of the weirdest things you've seen?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


The next couple weeks, dear readers, are going to be hectic. I've been at work the past week, practically had a meltdown earlier this week (ensuing in sobs and sniffles--ok, so I was also sick--can I help it if I make a very bad sickie? And I really, really wasn't in the mood to teach, but I went anyway?) The upside--no statistics homework this week (YAY) but I know it translates to stressfully difficult homework next week. Ah, well. Can't win them all.

So what else--last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I worked at the store, since it was Sweetest Day (no, my boyfriend did NOT get me anything, since he stubbornly insists that Sweetest Day is a "fake holiday"). I think I have a little more work to do on him. It is my duty as a gift shop girl to make my men recognize holidays of all sorts. Especially where I am the lucky recipient.

In other news (here is more shameless plugging for our store--maybe someone will read this ? Our store is having a Trollbeads Trunk Show at Vale Edge Hallmark & Florist in Ravenna, Ohio on November 2, from 6-9 PM (mark your calendars, ladies, and bring your girlfriends. Guys, don't be like my boyfriend--get those women (mom, sister, girlfriend, wife, daughter, grandma, niece) a Trollbeads Bracelet. I guarantee they are very cool. Anyway, we will be having drawings for free beads...our rep will be there with what looks like a gazillion beads, and we have an amazing special for that evening: Buy 3 beads, get the bracelet absolutely free. If that isn't a deal, I don't know what is. Need a reminder about what a Trollbead bracelet looks like? Here's mine (I just need a couple more beads and I can finish this one off!)

It is also Hallmark Holiday Open House that weekend. Now, I've got a funny story about this. My parents completely forgot that the Open House is in just a bit over a week--and they couldn't figure out why I, or our day manager were so stressed out. Our employee is stressed because she has been trying to make sure everything is in place at the store (i.e., ornaments, cards, displays, etc.), while I kept bugging my mom to please bring home the things I need to print out and organize on the computer, so everything is all sent out and stuff. It just occurred to them today why both the manager and I were practically tearing our hair out (and this also contributed to my sick-stress meltdown on Monday, too).

Also, I've started the tech bag, designed by Andi. Pretty cool if I say so, myself. I am getting used to knitting with colored cables and stuff. Quite fun stuff.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Only a few more days left in the week.

And, no learning and conditioning class on Thursday, but still I have Reading Processes.

Good thing: I am DONE with my first exam of the semester--so on Friday, I am going to buy myself a Trollbead for all my hard work (even if I made up answers for my question about Panic Disorders and Anxiety Attacks. What's funny is that my classmate also made up the same, or similar answer).

This is what I am getting:--Carly by Trollbeads. The story: A distinct voice and a unique personality. Carly Simon was one of the strong female artists of the seventies, who made quite the statement in the music scene with her hit “You’re so vain”.
I can't wait!!! I've not bought any beads since August (when my class ended). I've been very good about not randomly buying beads, but still have been lusting over them. Can you tell I am completely hooked???
In knitting news, I will be working on the tech bag sometime soon (my SnB group is having a knit-a-long)-- Andi over at will be teaching us all how to do that.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


I have finished grading exams for my professor. Problem though--I need to do a corrected exam score, because no one-- I repeat -- NO ONE got a score in the A range! Ugh. And the prof gave me some complicated way of adding points to the grade, but I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to do it. I'm tempted to just make the highest score a 100%, since only 5 people actually ended up in the "B" range, before a corrected score. We'll see. I'll sleep on it tonight.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Know what's cool?

What's really cool?

Today one of the volunteer editors saw a picture of a hat that I knitted, and they put it up on the front page of that particular pattern--check it out! Very cool, isn't it?

And in other news--I am back to teaching, and taught my first class today, which went better than I thought it would. Now just need to get through the rest of the semester--LOL! Tomorrow I will write my lecture (somehow) and start grading exams. Hopefully the math will click for my students on Wednesday.

I'm skipping Rhinebeck this year, though :( Oh well.