Monday, April 24, 2006


I think I might start taking this beginner yoga class on Tuesday nights. It'll give me something to do and hopefully will help me feel less tense sometimes. Has anyone else taken beginning yoga? Maria, you took a yoga class and liked it, right? I think it'll work out well. It starts next week and runs for four weeks, so I'll be done at the end of May. Well, I guess I'll post again if I actually sign up and go through with it.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Weekend

My mom wanted an old west photo of our family, so we went to Wisconsin Dells on Saturday to get it done. Here's the final product. My brother complained the whole way down that he didn't want to get the picture taken. He seemed to think that it was nerdy to get a picture taken with the family. He took his girlfriend along and they also got a picture taken with just the two of them. I think that Jake and I should go and get a picture of us in a bathtub or something...that'd be awesome!

Anyway, here are some of the other highlights of my weekend:
- I went to church. My parents talked about asking my pastor from Princeton to do Jake's and my wedding (is that even close to grammatically correct?), but then decided that he was too busy and that we should ask him when I come for Mother's Day weekend.
- Lelani and I ate bruch at Nappy's in Neshkoro. They had cakes shaped like bunnies with coconut on top.
- We made deviled eggs.
- We got to spend some time trolling around a cemetary.
- Lelani and I ran into Trotter downtown in Princeton and he gave us friendship bracelets.
- I spent three hours today completing an application for a job in Ripon. They better offer me an interview after I spent all that time on their application.
- I wrote up an engagement announcement. My dad will probably take it in this week so that it runs in the Princeton paper.
- I didn't get any school stuff done! Blah! School sux! I can't wait to be done in about a month!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Time to shell out the money for another plane ticket...

I'm interviewing at Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland for an internship the first week in May. It sounds fairly seems like they really want to fill their internship spots. The downside to this one is that it'd be pretty far from Jake and I'd most likely have to rent my own place. I bought my plane ticket today and Ellen (from my program) agreed to drop me off/pick me up from the Minneapolis airport. Yay! So there is still a glimmer of hope that I'll finish an internship yet. But...sometimes I wonder if I'd be happier if I wasn't fixated on finishing this school psych stuff. Maybe it wouldn't be that bad to explore other random jobs.

In other, unrelated news, the girls in my program may have a combined bachelorette party in May for the three girls that are currently engaged (me, Ellen, and Sam). That might be interesting...

Monday, April 10, 2006

I am smart enough to be a school psychologist

Yay! My Praxis scores finally came today. ETS said they would come in 4 weeks, and it took over 5 weeks. Yup...way inefficient. But, I passed! Yipee!! Not only did I pass, but my score was higher than the scores in the average range. Booyah! So, if I don't end up getting an internship, at least I can console myself by telling myself I'm smarter than the average entering school psych... Now how do I get that across in an interview?

Sunday, April 09, 2006


I just finished reading Michael Crighton's Travels. Maria recommended it to me when I went to visit her. Nice recommendation, Maria! It was interesting and easy to read because each chapter is a different story and most can be read and understood in and of themselves. There's no way to get bored with the plot because it changes all the time. The beginning few chapters are about Crighton's experiences in med school, and the rest is a collection of stories about different trips and personal experiences. Some of the book relates to psychic and paranormal experiences with which Crighton has experimented.
I thought it was interesting that he completed med school only to never work as a doctor. Hey, maybe it'll be like me! I'll complete grad school only to never work as a school psych... Hmmm...but at least Crighton knew what he wanted to write instead of do medicine. It's not like I have this intense drive to do anything, maybe not...maybe I just need to go on "travels" of my own to understand what the heck it is I want to do. I definitely want to get out and do some new things. Hell, I am so tired of Eau Claire and grad school. I feel like it's the same old stuff rehashed over and over again. I honestly feel like I'm not learning anything new in my classes this semester.
There was a lot of interesting stuff in the book that I want to know more about. Like spoonbending...I didn't realize that there have actually been parties where people get together and try to bend flatware with their minds. How does one get invited to spoonbending parties? Where are they held? I'm fascinated. I just want to experience it.
Is it weird to want to learn how to meditate? The book reminded me that I would like to learn. Jake seems to think I'm strange for wanting to know how to do it. He seems to think that it's a worthless hobby. Maybe this is just a manifestation of how out-of-whack I feel all the time vs. how balanced Jake seems all the time.

Sunday, April 02, 2006


I turn 24 tomorrow. I put out the word to everyone in the school psych program through email that I would like to go to dinner tomorrow night. What if no one takes me up on it? Do I take myself out to dinner? I need to come up with a contingency plan. I can't come and sit at home by myself if no one comes. That's just too depressing.
I can't believe that I am turning 24. My parents came to celebrate my birthday this weekend. They brought a cake and candles. There are 24 candles in a package of birthday candles. This is the last year that one package will cover my cake. It's the end of an era.