April 2004 Archives

I am so frustrated with my research paper. I really don't think that I have learned a thing. It took me forever to really find something that I really wanted to focus on. When I did find something, I couldn't ever find any research information. Right now, I am currently working on trickery in love and shakespeare for my paper. I'm using several of his plays and talking about how trickery can be bad and good in relationships. Even though I found plenty of books I have yet to find a journal entry about the works of shakespeare and trickery. Right now I am just going to use what I have found.

Besides all that I really don't think that I am going to be able to write 8 pages, I really don't think its going to happen. I am going to be lucky if its 6 pages. My luck Dr. Jerz will say that it is all "fluff" as he put it in class the other day. I don't think I am going to get a good grade on this paper either. This is the first time that I have ever felt like biggest failure when it comes to my writing this year. I just want this semester to end, be over with so that I go back to work (unfortunatly at the grocery store at Weis as a cashier) to earn money a little pocket money as well as pay bills, go horseback riding again (I miss that so much, going on a trail ride would releive so much stress right now but I don't think thats going to happen), get my license, I keep saying that every summer, hopefully its going to happen this time, hopefully before my birthday.........Ok, ok, I have no lost total focus of working on my research paper. I had gone to a friends room a little while ago to watch anime, for a break and now I'm blogging, oh well. Even though I might have to stay up all night, but I am bound and determined to get all of my work done on time. Ok, I'm trudging off to do my research paper now, at least I'm half way there.


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This play was a very quick read. After reading it, I'm not really sure if I like it or not. One thing that I am sure of was that while reading the play I felt sorry for Vivian, not just because she had cancer or that she was dying, but because she was alone. She was at time and place she definatly needed someone there with her, holding her hand until the end. Even though she came out as being very tough, deep down she really wanted someone to be there with her - or else she wouldn't have made her monitor go off (by pinching it) to get Susie's attention.

One aspect about the play that really caught my attention was that while going through cancer it made Vivian think about how hard she was on her students. I guess in some way, having Jason as a docter (I guess he was more like an intern) was kind of like pay back.

The one thing that I thought was so awful was the part when her heart stopped. Jason didn't even care about What Susie was trying to tell him. Even though Vivian was a great professor to him, all he cared about was that she was research. I understand that he's a doctor and you can't get attached to people, that was so heartless. I was kind of glad that they couldn't bring her back, it served Jason right.

I wouldn't mind seeing the movie. I know you can always picture a movie going on in your head but sometimes it's nice to be able to actually see it (for example reading As You Like It, and then going and seeing it).

English Major and Me!

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I think that being an English major has been an asset to all of my other classes. It definatly helps with writing papers. The topics aren't always too fun but I can always think about writing it creativly.

Just last year, at the end of the semester I changed my major. I thought I wanted to be a psychology major, but I found that I really didn't enjoy it that much. I had to struggle to keep my grades up, and I found it wasn't something that I really wanted to do. I love english and I love writing. When I was a little girl I used to write stories all the time, and everyonce in a while I still do today. I also love to read, since I have things to do during the day I always read for fun every night before I go to sleep, I think its a great way to end the day.

Someday I am going to be an english teacher, it's something I can see myself doing in the future. I have observed several classes and I really liked it. I have my worries though, what if I'm a bad teacher? What if the kids don't like me? What if I'm boring? I guess I should worry more about that in a couple years from now.

Ok, I saw this on Dr. Jerz's blog a couple of days ago, and ment to join the game, but Karissa and Julie beat me to it, so, I'm joining in a little late. :)

And since it had been Nick's operation, and his call to send in relatively inexperienced agents, he'd accepted the blame.
~ from Mad About Mia by Millie Criswell

Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of this sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

A Future Teacher

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One of the weirdest things that happend today was riding a school bus. Today I spent the whole day going back to school (well, high school, junior high, and elementary school.) This morning at 8:00 I hopped on the big yellow school bus to travel back in time. I don't ever remember the seats being so small (ok, I guess it was me that grew ;) ) I sat in on an english class, which I really liked. I got the chance to talk to a current student teacher and experience what block scheduleing was like (my school had always thought about doing it but never followed through with the idea.)

Visiting the junior high was interesting. It made me think of the days I don't want to remember. I hated junior high, my friends and I from back home always say it was or had to be some of the worst years of our lives. I had the experience of seeing the meanness of kids at that age can be sometimes, whether it was toward each other or their teacher. I know for sure that I don't want to teach junior high. One thing interesting was eating in the dinning room with all of the kids. My biggest shock was getting my lunch. After getting a few items on my tray with only a few dollars in my pocket wasn't too sure what to expect when I got to the registar. When I was told that it was only $1.71 for my meal I was shocked. Ok, I'm a little too used to having to pay (on my meal plan anyway) 5 or 6 dollars or something like that for a meal. I think that's one thing that I miss, only paying two bucks for my meal.

I thought the elementary school was interesting as well. I will never teach there, I don't think I have the patience. I forgot how small the desks and chairs are. I almost fell over trying to sit in one, haha, oh well.

I really liked being able to talk to the teachers in a different respect. It was nice. I think they really helped me decide what I want to do, I kind of wish I could thank my old high school teachers who were extremely awesome. I appreciate them so much more now. :)

Miss Tomato Face

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I spent my saturday at a carwash to help raise money for the equestrian team. We had a lot of fun, and it helped raise a lot of money. Even though I had a great time, I did one really stupid thing before leaving. I didn't put any suntan lotion on at all. I don't know why I didn't even put on any. So now instead of being wonderfully tan I'm burned to a crisp. One thing that's really crazy is that my legs didn't seem to get any sun at all, except for some reason the back of my knees are burnt. I just don't get that. Until the burn goes away, I'm Miss Tomato Face. I'll be away next weekend, I think sun tan lotion is going to be the first thing on my list for things to pack.

Ode to Sunburn
Sun caressing my face;
I think I'm safe.
Brunette curls;
blowing in the breeze.
In the midst of fun;
in the midst of work;
it creeps up on me.
Innocently unaware;
of the harm that awaits.
Stepping inside;
the redness appears;
the pain begins.
Suddenly remembering;
something forgotten.
Number 30 SPF;
suntan block.


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Like fellow blogger, Amanda, I spent some time watching movies over break. I love movies, what's better than sitting in the theater, or your own living room and eating some popcorn and drinking soda.

I saw:
Bruce Almighty
Under the Tuscan Sun
Down with Love
Bridget Jone's Diary
Freaky Friday
Alex and Emma

I was really surprised how funny Bruce Almighty was. It really had a good message. Start focusing on others and less of your self.

I was really disappointed when I saw Bridget Jone's Diary. The book was so much better (but that's not much of a surprise there) They left so much out of the movie. They even changed the ending a little. I hate when producers do that. I guess they think it will make the movie more appealing.

I was really impressed with chicago. Especially since all the actors and actresses did all of their own singing and dancing. I think that it's so cool that Katherine Zeta Jones has such an awesome voice for jazz. I love Richard Gere's tap dance. All I can say is that I was extremely impressed.

I love movies :)


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I got to thinking and I thought maybe I would share my pictures from my trip to Lee County Kentucky, Habitat for Humanity trip. I figured it would be nice to show a little of what we did during spring break.

Group picture - habitat crew.jpg
This is the whole Habitat crew, one of the rare times we were all together at the same time. We split up every morning and worked in different places. The group I worked with built a ramp, did some other random things, and helped paint a hous.

Toni - breaking cement step.jpg
My friend Toni is part of the before picture. When we first got to the house, it was just a step made out of cinderblocks. Toni started the process of breaking it apart.

Hammering ramp - chelsie, andrea, me, laurel, scott, herman.jpg
Yay! we finally had the ramp started. In the process Andrea and I both somehow managed to hit our thumbs, ow!

Andrea and Toni - working on the ramp.jpg
We are still building the ramp up! At this point we were almost finished.

Chelsie - bent over hammering ramp.jpg
Sometimes it was crazy how we had to get those nails into the wood. Go Chelsie!

Ramp crew - finished product.jpg
Here is our final product! This crew was wonderful, it was great working with them every day :)

Amber and Ashley - painting.jpg
Amber and Ashley came to the house with us to help us out.

Group habitat - painted on the wall.jpg
Not only did Amber and Ashley help paint the kitchen walls, but they painted our little sign too. Oh yeah, Chelsie designed this, and Amber and Ashley painted it :)

Group shot - natural bridge.jpg
If you ever go to Kentucky, go see natural bridge. It's a great place. I just though I would add a couple fun pictures in here.

Tree stump - carmen, me, and Natalie.jpg
We went to Brea Kentucky, it's a very nice place. Brea College has a beautiful campus down there.

Horse - visit to riding stable.jpg
Ok, I just had to add the horse. We managed to stop by a horse riding stable, unfortunatly we didn't get to ride. Oh well.

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed :)


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Thanks to Amanda and her wonderful blog I can now upload animated things and pictures into my blog.

I thought it would be fun to add a horse, considering the name of my blog, the land of wild horses :)

Ok, this was just an added collection to the randomness :)

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