Monday, November 28, 2005

We need more holidays!

Anyone want to celebrate Festivus with me?

School makes me ill

I got sick last night. I threw up all over the place. I caught some kind of flu from my dad, but part of me feels it had to do with coming back to Eau Claire. Crap. I really want to be done with school. It causes me so much worry. My days are just full of doing junk for school. I have to write some stupid reflection paper this weekend. I will end up writing a whole lot of BS for that. I wish I had time to actually reflect on my life. School psychology is really not my life. This can't be my real life. I feel like my real life is on hold and I'm waiting for it to come back.

World record?

I went to Wes Hunting's workshop this weekend to see him try to make the world's biggest Christmas ornament. The place was packed. I had to stand on a random barrel to see over the top of people. I was lucky I got to see anything. Unfortunately, the ornament ended up with a crack in it. He was going to try again the next day, so maybe he was able to accomplish it when I wasn't there. Anyone have word on whether or not the record was broken?

Cross it off the list!!

Lelani and I sang "Baby Got Back" kareoke-style, just like we said we would. I can cross it off my "50 Things" list now (see my September posts, if you need a refresher on what was on my list). Should I replace it with something else? I do kind of want to learn the dance moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller"... Anyhow, here's a picture of me and Lelani in the bar where we accomplished this amazing feat.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I get a break soon!

Before I get on the road to go see Jake at his parents' house, I only have a few things to do. Tomorrow, I have to go to classes, work in the Sped. dept., and take a Stats exam. Tomorrow night I get to go to a birthday/Vikings vs. Packers party. Tuesday, I have practicum during the day and have to work on a report at night. Then, Wednesday morning, I'll have Stats class and then be able to get on the road! I think it'll probably go by quickly. I hope it went by kind of slowly just because I didn't have things scheduled to do...

Oh, Thanksgiving...I can't wait!!

You Are Mashed Potatoes

Oridnary, comforting, and more than a little predictable
You're the glue that holds everyone together.

Friday, November 18, 2005

I think my life is Office Space

The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic

Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy - your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone's obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski

I got lucky.

I think Elk Mound is going to let me do my thesis survey there. At first, when I asked about it, I heard back that the school district has a policy that surveys need to be approved before the beginning of the school year. The school psychologist there is being really nice to me and has convinced the administration that the policy should be changed, so they're going to let me do it. I just need to get a bunch of forms done and get some principals' signatures so that I can get IRB done...

Saturday, November 12, 2005

For your amusement...

I need to add pictures to keep this blog exciting, so here's a picture I found of Jake dressed up as a punk rocker. This is from before I knew him. Isn't it hilarious?


I went into Career Services this week on Wednesday. Career Services is supposed to have drop in hours Monday through Friday from 1pm until 3pm. So, at 2pm, I came in with a copy of my resume and a cover letter and asked if someone could go over them with me. The girl at the desk there was like, "Well, you can set up an appointment with us or you can come in for drop in hours..." And I said, "Isn't it drop in hours right now?" The girl said, "Yes, it is, but we have a meeting today." I was irritated because the time I went in on Wednesday was the only free hour I had this past week. I asked if I could just drop my resume off, have someone proofread it, and then pop back in on Friday to pick it up. She wasn't sure and asked another woman there to come talk to me. I talked to that woman and got her to agree to have my resume proofread for later in the week. I came by Career Services again on Friday and asked for my resume, and the people working there could not find it anywhere. What the hell? I think they are completely incompetent. How do they lose my resume? Why do they not actually have drop in hours when they say they do? Ugh! I was hoping to finish up and send off my resume to internship positions this weekend, but apparently that's not going to happen.

Should I change my thesis?

Okay, for those of you who don't thesis currently involves surveying 6th, 8th, and 10th graders about their perceptions of stressful life events. I was planning on surveying the kids in Chippewa Falls because that's where I'm doing my practicum. I found out yesterday that the high school doesn't want to do my survey because they feel that it is too soon and it's too sensitive a subject following the bus tragedy that recently happened in Chippewa. I went in to talk to my advisor about it to try to come up with an idea of another school district where I could get a sample. She suggested a couple of places, but also gave me the idea that I could survey the teachers and counselors in Chippewa about how they handled the bus tragedy at school. I don't know...I'm tempted to change my thesis now. I'm still waiting to hear back to see if the middle school in Chippewa will want to do my survey, but I think I'll still need a 10th grade sample, even if they do...

The pros of changing my thesis:
I'm sick of my current topic and would appreciate a change. I think that the information that I'll get from the new topic will give me better, more useful information which could be used in crisis management models. I could stay in Chippewa for all my information. I wouldn't be surveying kids, which is a bit of a hassle with all the consent stuff.
The cons: I need to come up with a new survey right away, because I have to get through IRB before the end of the semester in order to pass one of my classes. I have to write a whole new literature review, which would cause me a considerable amount of work during winter break.

I don't know...what should I do?

Saturday, November 05, 2005


I'm being incredibly lazy today. I have only worked on school stuff for maybe three hours today. I don't care though...I need to lose all the tension that gets built up during the week. Instead of doing work, I watched the Badger game on tv. It sucked that we lost to Penn State, but it was better doing that than school crap. I can't wait until I'm out of school so that I can stop feeling guilty about not working on all of my school stuff.
Leinie's just came out with this Apple Spice beer. I bought some today to drink while I sat on the couch and watched football. It tastes kind of apple cider-y. I don't think I'm too into it, though. I'd prefer a Honey Weiss or something.
Jake got a ticket to go to the Penn State game. I'm jealous...even though we lost, it would've been cool to go.
Sometimes I think that I need to do one of those gratitude journal things. I get into such a crappy mood during the school week. I wonder if it would help if I did something like that. However, I'd probably write, like, the same four things over and over again...
I'm grateful for my understanding friends. I'm grateful that Jake is so good at listening to all of my problems. I'm grateful that both WGN and the WB show "Sex and the City" so that I can watch it before I go to bed every night. I'm grateful that I don't have a life-threatening illness. I'm grateful for beer. Hmmm...yup, running out of things to be thankful for... I can't imagine that the gratitude journal would work if I just repeated those things over and over...

If you are driving a boat at 60 mph and crash into a dock, how many slices of bologna does it take to cover a house?

Waaah! I just realized that this question is still on the survey on the Ham Republic...I think I'm going to go and post this as a poll on Jake's blog. That'll confuse him.

Blast from the Past!

I recently found out that a website made by some friends of mine while I was in high school is still up and running. Check it out.

Why is their website still up and for some reason my website on the Rabbit House Society has been taken down?

Oh well...I'm off to join the Ham Republic...