I'm procrastinating from my studies so I decided to tell the entire world. The French test is tomorrow and my creative juices are just busting through. Therefore, I will be creatively productive. Yay for door decs and spring break funness!
12 years agoFence2008
You just might get a little chuckle from this lighthearted little complication. (Or so I hope)
An opinion on all those little skinny minnie spring breakers who take time away from the alcohol scene and decide to get ready for spring break.
Lately I've been getting my fitness on at this quiet little gym on campus that doesn't seem to attract much attention. I like to spend about an hour and a half there or up to two hours just walking, working the machines, or doing my little stomach crunches by the indoor jogging track. I would say that out of all my previous workout encounters this semester, there have been roughly 6 or so people working out with me. Usually they are older people who want to just walk, or a few college runners.
Now, I'm not a petit woman by any means, but I'm really trying to be healthier, lose some weight, and reduce familiy diabetes risk. Sidenote: I'm also not a girly-girl. Very assertive.
So I have started this great little routine of going to the indoor track, walking maybe half an hour, then going one of the two elliptical machines for an hour, then working my abs and lifting weights. Well today, while I'm in my one hour elliptical routine, there is another girl who is using the second machine. Well as usual the other girl gets off the machine, and before I know it little skinny minnie and her other skinny minnie friend come up to me and ask...
Skinny - "Excuse me, are you just going for 30 min.?"
Me - "No, I like to go for an hour." (Crap these girls are going to whine)
(Skinny's friend is slowly walking over because she wants a machine too, aparently working out on the bike wasn't enough)
Skinny just sits there, and I'm staring at her.
Finally I break the silence
Me - (Huffy reluctant voice) "I guess I can go for 30 min. today"
Skinny - (Completely overexaggerated in that girly voice) "Oh thank you so much! I really appreciate this"
Now I'm just ticked... I didn't want to seem like the complete evil woman but I have a routine. And the thing I wanted to say to her most was... And I find this comical:
"Look at you, now look at me... Who would you say needs to use this machine a little more than the other? Now I know you want to lose your 5 little pounds before spring break, but I think the amount that I'm hoping to lose is a little more significant. Plus, you're going to have every guy gawking at you while you're in your skinny minnie bikini down at the beach with your little sun-kissed tan. I'm a big girl... I've got big desires... and losing a little more than 5 pounds is important to me" :-D
Now I would NEVER actually say this to anyone because I'm too nice... but if I ever got up enough courage it could be possible. :-)
Plus this brings on yet another thought, why start now? Spring break is only 17 days away... losing weight now isn't really going to be significant enough to make an impact. And muscle toning/building takes a very long time. I mean seriously she could cut 5 pounds by just not eating as much, or eating healthier. Why must she take the machine I was so comfortable working out on? I mean I was there first, but my mommy taught me how to share.
Just say no to sharing!!!! It's unhealthy! :-P
So I guess I'll just battle out this little skinny minnie spring breaker fitness time, but come spring break... I'll will be out there amongst all those little skinny minnies and feel okay if I didn't lose my 5 little pounds.
P.S. The cable in my residence hall keeps cutting out... starting to get annoying... I mean I just want to watch Oprah. :-P
12 years agoFence2008
It's that time of year again! Christmas is around the corner (which I'm completely excited for) and finals are in roughly two weeks.
RIght now I'm working extremely hard on my digital online educational portfolio. I have approximately 10 reflections to write, as well as create my resumÃƒÂ©, an educational philosophy, and all in two weeks. It would be easy if i didn't have to spend roughly an hour or longer on each thing just to make sure everything looks uniform.
If you know anything about education or just want to see the lovely site it is...
Yeah, it might look a little boring. But hey, it's just a professional portfolio and it's still a work in progress.
Well, this was kind of a pointless entry, except that I told you about my website. Yeppers.. that is all for now
12 years agoFence2008
So right now I should be reading general psychology but I am just too mentally distracted to accomplish that. I mean I'm all ready to start reading: the book is in front of me, open to the correct page, and I know exactly where I left off yesterday.
Why do I hate reading text books so much?
Besides the fact that they're generally boring to no end, I am a very slow reader and am quite intimidated by the fact that my test is tomorrow evening, say around 9:30p.m. in our testing lab. I also have roughly 100 pages to read, understand, analyze, and several concepts that need to be thoroughly understood in order to recall them come test time. And not to mention I kinda am on that B- to C+ borderline, so doing well on this test would REALLY help me secure a B- or maybe even help me reach a B.
Plus there are all these other things that are actually more interesting homework I could be working on. Wow... did I just say that? Other things of homework that I would be more interested in doing? How crazy am I?
Oh, and it's almost the end of the semester which means that there are thousands of things I need to be doing to prepare. Not to mention since I'm an RA I have to close the halls down for both thanksgiving and winter break.
Ooh, on that note of closing for thanksgiving... I so wouldnt' have volunteered to close for thanksgiving if I knew I didn't have to come back early. The way I understood it was that those who did not close had to come back early. Well apparently that is not the case, those who do not close do NOT have to come back early unless they are on duty that night. Poopers! I could have come home. Oh well, life moves on. On second thought, maybe I'll get some more homework done those nights instead of just slacking off (probably not though).
Alrighty, I suppose I should study these theories now, I only have roughly an hour to read before it's time to get ready for class. It'd be so nice if I could just not go today... I'd like roughly two days of no classes to prepare for this test... Wish me luck!
12 years agoFence2008
Yippie! It's almost Wednesday! I can't express my excitement for this upcoming weekend! It happens to be BSU's Fall Break and..... I am going HOME! So needless to say I get to spend four wonderful days with my family and one special friend ;-)
So here are my tentive plans:
Friday - Going to leave right after class lets out. Everything will be packed and ready to go! Then I'm heading over to my parents house to see them before shipping out to my sister's house. I'll be babysitting the most adorable twins I've ever seen. Plus it's almost Halloween so we're going to get into costumes and go trick-or-treating at my parents and grandparent's. Well, the twins will be dressed... I'm saving my costume for when I get back at school. :-P
Saturday - I'm going to wake up at a decent time, clean out my old taurus so it'll be ready for selling. Then I'm helping the parentals finish constructing a spare room in our house (my parents have been attempting to finish it since the previous summer). Ooh and only to then go ahead and spend a wonderful afternoon/evening with an incredible man! Who knows what we'll do, but we'll find something to entertain ourselves. We always do.
Sunday - It's time for church! I am thinking I'll go with my family and then maybe lunch with grandpa and Mary Grace afterwards? Probably will be working on the spare room again and I really would like to throw in a little time with Dan too if it's possible for both of us.
Monday - Time to finish up my observations for my education class! Going to go to school with my Mom, who happens to be a teacher at my high school, and observe my French teacher's classes. While I'm not observing I'll be hanging out with my mom and watching her nifty classes. Then it's time to head back to Muncie for yet another night of duty!
It's sad that I can't stay at home longer. I really enjoy being away from all the stressors of school and especially seeing my boyfriend more than once a week. But reality must move on and I must continue to persue my education. Only 2.5 years left after this semester! Yippie!
Alrighty, now I best get back to studying my psychology... I am going to kick this test's butt this time! Instead of it having been the otherway around the past two times. Wish me good luck! I just might need it!
12 years agoFence2008
I honestly don't know where I'm going with the entry or what it exactly is about. Most like there will be nothing of importance and mainly just me rambaling about things.
So this entire RA job is kinda getting to me. It basically is taking a toll on me emotionally. I am very capable of doing the job and I must say that I think I do it quite well. However, I'm only 20 and I feel that I need to be enjoying life a little more while I'm still single, young, and have limited responsibilities. Granted, I do look forward to eventually getting married, owning a house, working full time, having a family, and so forth. I'm not going to lie... I really look forward to it. Even as much as my friends keep giving their point of view on my relationship.
That leads me to my next point... these so called "friends" why must they give me their point of view, mentioning that I haven't been dating long enough to know what I want for the rest of my life, and so forth. It really is of no help and they're not looking out for what's best for me. However, there is one friend (my absolute best friend) who is always helpful and completely feels that I am capable of making my own decisions. So for her, I'm thankful.
Now school... let me just let ya in on this area of amusement... There are these four steps that education majors have to accomplish and I am technically half way through. In the second step of this process, I am to apply to the teacher's college and finish some other outside class requirements. So I have one part left to finish this step and I am working on it. But meanwhile I should be able to turn in my application for the college... but the lovely ladies at the desk wouldn't let me turn in the paperwork and frankly were quite rude. Therefore, I talk to my incredible professor today and he pretty much is Superman for the Foreign Language Education Department. He definitely knows what is going on and is going to help me get everything on track. For if I don't get this second step passed, I can't continue with my classes this upcoming Spring semester, which would potentially push back my graduation date... thankfully everything will work out alright.
Okay, well I'm goign to nap for a few since I have roughly 20 min before dinner with an amazing co-worker/friend. Have a good day, and thanks for reading my entry. Have a great day!
12 years agoFence2008
I have to say that today is starting off to be incredible! I am sitting here at the front desk working hours 5 and 6 of my required 6 weekly hours!! So you know what that means!! IT'S FRIDAY!!! Hip HIp Hooray!
I am going home this weekend and to a wedding so you just have to be happy! Weddings are always happy occasions, plus I get to DANCE!!! I get to express myself through the art of DANCE!!! Guys... what fuck guys... I just wanna dance! Hahaha, way to much Dane Cook lately. Would that be considered a bad influence or a good one? I'm going for good... and here's my rationale:
Listening to Dane Cook makes me laugh, therefore my body is burning calories, burning calories creates a healthier me, therefore I'm hotter, if I'm hotter then men won't be able to resist me, men not resisting me gives me a large pool to choose from, oh wait... then we gotta factor in that boyfriend thing.... oops, my bad!
Hahaha, okay so maybe not exactly but you know it's always worth the try.
Ooh also why I feel better... I finally got all my insurance figured out, the evil insurance company needed proof that I was actually dependent. So I got the ever so great pleasure of going to the Bursar/Registar's office to request that paperwork. Meanwhile, I'm suffering from a sinus infection and can't pick up my medication until the insurance company has all needed paperwork. Man, getting things faxed these days is tricky with some people. And I'll leave it at that!
Hm.... why else would I be excited for this weekend.... hmmmmmm, let me ponder about that one....
um..... what is it.. I almost, I think I have it..... OH YEAH!
I get to see my boyfriend all weekend!!!! Super Yay! No more of this every Saturday... no I get to see him tonight, Saturday, and Sunday!!!! Yippie!!!
Wow, maybe I need some mental help. I think I'm way too hyper and estatic for things today! And that's quite surprising considering that it is raining outside! Poo on rain! Yay for bright blue skies with puffy white clouds!
Ooh well P.S. the title came from a song on the radio... Just such wonderful randomness!
Alrighty, tis time to study for Chemistry!!! Well, more like stare at the paper, but ya know.
12 years agoFence2008
Just worked out tonight and I feel on top of the world.
I am finally headed in the right direction and completely excited to be bettering my health.
My goal is to slim down (realistically) before spring break with my awesome friends and boyfriend. I think if I keep it up it will definitely be an obtainable goal.
I just wanted to share how excited I am for this step in a new direction and if you have any moral support I would really appreciate it!
Oh and if I reach my goal... I will definitely be showing off a brand new bathing suit in Florida!
12 years agoFence2008
It's FRIDAY!!! Celebrate, celebrate!!!
Yeah it's Friday so everyone should be happy!! For those of you wrapping up a work week, have fun. For those of you wrapping up a school week, behave yourselves!! LOL. JK. I am excited for everyone out there who gets two days of rest.
I however will be working through the weekend and putting in late hours tonight and again tomorrow. However, I am excited to get some things done around my floor and see many of my residents as well as residents from the entire building. I do get a little rest time in between my duty rounds and will thankfully be spending some time with the boyfriend. Yay!
Alrighty, so take care everyone! And enjoy your weekend!! I know I will!!!
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