Sunday, October 30, 2005

7 more months of school to go...

The countdown begins...
This junk had better be done with soon...
I think school is turning me into a difficult-to-get-along-with person. I'm such a whiner.
I realized today that I have more than 2x the practicum experience of most of the school psych students in the DC area. I went online and looked at some of the programs around George Mason and College Park and whatnot... I read that their second-year students only do, like 200 hours over the course of the year. I have to log 233 hours each semester. That's not even counting the 60 clinical practicum hours that I log. I hope that means that I'll have a little bit of an edge when I'm applying to internships. But right now all this work is driving me nuts. I think Jake, my family, and my friends must all be sick of me because I'm always complaining and worrying about junk.

My scariness level...

You Are Not Scary

Everyone loves you. Isn't that sweet?

Well, at least I know that I won't make any kids cry if they show up at my door for trick-or-treating tomorrow...I think that the picture that goes with this one is hilarious. I like all of the random animal things and blue-haired girls holding hands.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


This is interesting...check it out...
Paperdoll Heaven


Jake came back for Homecoming this weekend. The time flew by really fast...and I won't get to see him again for another whole month...
Here is a picture of us on the couch at Triangle. We watched the game on the tv there. I'm glad that we would've sucked if Jake came home and we lost.
Here's Jake next to the foosball table in Triangle's basement. I need to practice foosball so that I can beat Jake sometime...I lost three games to him yesterday.
I'm depressed that I have to go back to school tomorrow. I have to take a Stats test and I have to deal with my prof. who doesn't realize how unrealistic her expectations are tomorrow... just about every other day I think about quitting because of the high stress levels that she brings to the program. I come home and cry just to relieve the stress of having to work with her...

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Front Page Baby!!

My grandma sent me a copy of the picture of Lelani and me in the paper. So, for your it is. It took me forever to figure out how to work my old scanner with my new everybody better be happy with this!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Apple Picking

So, Sarah and I went apple picking this afternoon. I don't have any pictures of us actually pulling the apples off the trees, but here's Sarah in a tire swing with her bag of apples in her lap. Check out my creepy shadow next to her.
Here's a picture of me next to a pumpkin with holes to throw beanbags through. Check out my talent! Instead of throwing the beanbag right through the hole worth five points, I got the beanbag to rest right on the edge of the hole. Nice!
As for the actual apple picking, we took a ride on a horse-drawn wagon up to where the apples were. There were lots of kids on the wagon we rode in. On the ride back, one guy in the wagon with us freaked out the horses by throwing an apple core into a bunch of pine trees. But never mind the stinky picking is awesome...we paid 55 cents for each pound of apples we bought in the orchard. That's darn cheap!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

I'm tired.

Yeah, I thought that I'd do a bunch of work this weekend and catch up on stuff, but that's not really happening. I need to get moving on my thesis or I'll never get it done by the beginning of summer. I presented what I have for it so far in my research analysis class this week, and now, because of the comments from my classmates, I have a gabillion ideas for ways to change it. Maybe if I write out a timeline, then I'll be more able to actually accomplish it...okay, I'm hoping to get together the rest of my thesis committee by the end of the month. Maybe I can make my deadline for revising my survey and sending in all my stuff for IRB approval the first week in November. Then, hopefully I'll get my data collected sometime in November or December, but definitely before winter break starts...boy, I don't know if all that will happen by the end of the semester, what with all the other crap I have going on. I definitely have to get the IRB thing done though, or else I won't pass by research class.
Tomorrow Sarah is coming to hang out with me. Maybe we'll go to an apple orchard. Yay!
Next weekend, Jake is coming to Madison to watch the homecoming game. I'm excited, but just writing that reminds me that I need to get my butt in gear and start working ahead on stuff now because I'm not going to get anything done for school next weekend...
I had to grade videotapes for my TA job this weekend. I have to say that Shelly and I are doing an awesome job as TAs...we're working our butts off. The first-years turned in their tapes on Wednesday and we're going to have them graded by Monday...dude, last year it was weeks before I got feedback on my videotapes...
I'm not really feeling this homework junk right now...maybe I should just relax and take some time off tonight... I already did my reading for two classes, graded a videotape, did a taped counseling session with a classmate, and printed off a report for practicum today. That's something, right? Screw it...I think I might go walk to Family Video and rent a movie or something...I'm sick of being a slave to school. It's flippin' Saturday...anyone who's not a grad student has a life on Saturdays...I can't wait till this school junk is over with...

Friday, October 14, 2005

Hey, I'm a good citizen!

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

I just had to gloat...

Lelani and I were on the front page of the Princeton Times Republic this week! Are we awesome or what? Of course they had to put the "two best looking library sale customers all day" (Hey, I didn't say it...the guy selling carmel apples in front of the library did!) on the front page of the newspaper. Yup, I come home one weekend and I get on the front page...I wonder how many times my brother has made front page. Probably not too often. That pic had better be up on the refrigerator the next time I come home right next to the twelve articles about my brother.

Crap. I'm aging rapidly...

So, this questionnaire thinks I'm 26...but I'm only 23...somebody else take this thing and tell me how you score on it. At least they put me in my twenties...I'd be pretty embarrassed if they told me I was under 12 or over 40.

You Are 26 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Goodbye Weirdos!

Yeah, so I realized today that I can make it so random spam people don't post on my site...

Sorry to anyone who posts on my site, but now you'll have to copy a word everytime you post in order to do so...

Although the random weirdos were sometimes amusing...

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Fall Rocks

You Are Apple Cider

Smooth and comforting. But downright nasty when cold.

Harvest Moon

I went home this weekend to see my family because Paul (my brother-in-law) is back from Korea. We had a family get-together today at my parents' house. We had a potluck lunch and then I taught Paul, my sister, and Lelani how to play euchre.
Yesterday, Princeton had a "Harvest Moon" festival. Here's a picture of Lelani with a scarecrow of Bob Katerzynske from the Pizza Factory. We checked out the library book sale, bought carmel apples, hung out at the Nervosa coffee shop, crashed a library potluck (I hadn't read the book the potluck was based around, but Lelani had...), and found out the numerology of our names. I think my numerology means that I am achievement-oriented and stubborn, or something...Lelani's means that she is self-centered...haha!
Here is a picture of me tending the outdoor pizza stand at the Pizza Factory while Desi was inside getting money to send Lelani and me to get her a carmel apple. Next time I'm back in Princeton, I should go and eat there...I miss their pizza...
I want to go apple picking sometime this fall...I also want to carve a pumpkin sometime...
Oh, I surprised Lelani this weekend by giving her my old computer. Now, if she writes the Great American novel, it'll be all because of me, of course...

Monday, October 03, 2005

Stats gives me a headache

I got done with my stats test today, and when I got home I had this terrible headache. I can't wait until I'm done with school so that I don't have to take tests anymore...

Lac du Flambeau was pretty good last week. We stayed pretty busy. I learned and administered a couple of new tests and I got to help out in one of the kindergarten rooms for a while. Kindergarten is awesome! I got to help kids put together "self-concept" pyramids, do matching worksheets, put together puzzles, and tie their shoes. I also got to see them all draw pictures of their families, which was cool. One girl who was being pretty oppositional told the teacher that she didn't have a family at home...she was like, "I live all by myself".

I'm going home this weekend. I think I'm going to get my car checked out, so hopefully I'll be able to get fixed whatever made it not work for me last week...