Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's Been A Long Time!

I'm a terrible blogger. Really. I only had one post in May and none in June. Now it's over a week into July and this is my first post of the month. Oops. I'll try harder, I promise!

This summer is both flying by and crawling along. In some ways I can't believe the whole month of June is gone, but at the same time I'm so ready to be back at school for my (gulp) last year of college. So sometimes the days really seem to be crawling. I'm just without much to do here at home.

Not that I don't do anything at all. I'm still working at the lovely toy store. I'm getting a fair amount of hours and enjoying the paychecks. However, it leaves me pretty tired sometimes. I worked for 7 hours on the 4th, then turned around the next day and worked from 6-10 AM at a baby store that is also owned by the lovely toy store. This was before going into my store for an eight hour shift later that day. Needless to say I was extremely tired. And not in a particularly good mood when customers decided that I was the best person to ask a million questions to while I was up on a ladder changing displays.

Next week I'll be back at school for a few days to help out with freshmen orientation. I have a group of mentees who I am responsible for. I'll try not to ruin their lives too terribly. :)

In my spare time I've been thinking about the future a lot. And talking about it a great deal via text message with Sam. We're going to keep each other on track this year with our goals as far as applying to places goes. I've officially decided (and let both of my parents know) that I am definitely not going to pursue my Master of Arts in Teaching degree anymore. Nor am I going to pursue a career in teaching. Instead I'll be going into College Admissions. While I've hoped that there will be a position open at my school, I realize there is a good chance this won't happen. So I've been browsing through jobs on my new favorite website, and I've found a lot of really good job opportunities. So hopefully by the time I graduate there will still be lots of good ones out there.

My parents are really okay with this, thankfully. After telling my mom about one of the jobs I found in Wyoming she pulled out her atlas and found it on the map and then looked the school and town up online and told me all about it. I don't know that I'll end up quite that far away from Georgia, but I'm open to anything. So for now I'm just going to have to wait and see!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Southern Baptists and Torture

The Southern Baptist Convention, a leading voice among Religious Conservatives has announced that the United States should not engage in torture under any circumstances and that the practice of "waterboarding" is torture.

This is a huge deal. The SBC has the ear of the GOP, and could provide the necessary push Republicans leaders in congress to change their stance and disavow torture as un-American and un-Christian. With the help of conservative Christian voters, the United States could move toward truly bipartisan anti-terror legislation.

I don't normally agree with the SBC on much, but on this issue, we see eye-to-eye.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Cow Patty Bingo

Hello, all of my dear blogging friends!

I'm writing to see if anyone is interested in buying a ticket for the Zeta Beta chapter of Delta Tau Delta's annual Cow Patty Bingo to be held May 2, 2009, at 4 PM on the residential quad at LaGrange College.

A ticket costs $50 and buys you one square in our cow "pasture" on the Quad. On May 2, we'll bring in a cow and let it's do its business...and if it does its business on your square, you win...


Who doesn't want to win a thousand dollars?If you are interested, or have any questions, let me know!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Every state...

...has two Senators, right?


Not Minnesota.

Minnesota currently only has 1 Senator, Amy Klobuchar. This is because since the very close election held in November, there have been two recounts AND a very lengthy legal challenge. Every time, the result has been that Republican Senator Norm Coleman lost the election and Democrat Al Franken won. Yet five months after the elction, Minnesota is still under- represented in the US Senate.

Is this right? NO.

Tell the GOP to stop playing games with Minnesota's representation and allow Senator Franken to be seated:

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Change: Part 1

So last night my roommate and I both made a seriously big change.

I don't really have time to write about it at the moment because Sunday nights are meeting nights, but I promise that tomorrow I will reveal the change and hopefully the reactions to this change.

And plus I don't want to spoil the surprise for the readers who will see me tomorrow.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I have three roommates. One of them smells. Not figuratively...literally. It's not pleasant. He leaves a lingering smell everywhere. I've used nearly a whole bottle of Fabreeze trying to make the couch, carpet, and air smell better when he's not around. He's a self-proclaimed nature lover and only a sometimes showerer. He asked all of the roommates if he smelled the other day. I just sat silently...I have trouble being mean about things like that!

So needless to say I will not be living with him next year.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Yesterday after work I was back in my room and I opened my phone to find a big, blank white screen starring back at me. I quickly closed my phone in the hopes that maybe I had simply imagined such a thing happening. Re-opening my phone seemed to confirmed this as my eye was greeted with the familiar three letters of my fraternity that serves as the background on my phone.

I thought maybe this was a one time thing...but it's not. This morning when I woke to the sound of my phone alarm and opened it in order to hit the snooze button, I found a blank black screen starring back at me. This seems like an even worse development! I couldn't even get the screen to come back by opening and closing the phone, so I had to turn it off and power it back up to see anything. And I have done that several times today.

Thankfully, for the past four or five hours, every time I've opened my phone it has been working. Or at least on the main inside screen. The front screen still seems quite a bit out of sorts. And this problem is having a terrible side effect. It's draining my phone battery quite the point where I charged my phone last night but now have almost no battery after making no phone calls and only one text message. And I'm in constant danger of being called and then opening my phone with no clue as to who is on the line. And that is frightening...there are some people you just would rather not talk to!! And texts...well I'll try and answer them if I can see them.

So I find myself wondering what precisely I should do. I found a forum online about the problem and a possible solution for it. But the process seems a little bit much for me (although I could probably get my dad to help me with it tomorrow). Aside from that I could switch back to my old phone...which is fairly ancient. I wouldn't lose too much since most of my contacts are on my sim card. But it's really, really old. And kind of annoying. OR...I could go to the AT&T store and explain the problem to them and have them laugh at me when I ask for a replacement (since this is not my fault...the phone hasn't been damaged, it's a manufacturer's defect) and then have them try to sell me a ridiculously expensive new phone. OR I could go to Wal-Mart and buy one of those relatively cheap to-go phone thingies and stick my sim card in it. Thoughts? Ideas? Other solutions? Similar problems?