Tuesday, November 30

A Day In My Shoes.

Every other typical Tuesday starts off with the much anticipated late-for-class-again looks from my math professor, then builds up in excitement after hanging out with a bunch of third graders for the afternoon, and often concludes with the usual rustling of papers and keyboard strokes as much prolonged homework reminds me of it's existence. All in all, Tuesdays are pretty, well, normal.
But not today! Today was different. It started off with my stunning the class as I snuck in at a record-breaking 8 minutes late. From that moment, I knew it was going to be a crazy kind of day. Everyone expects to see the sleepy blonde roll in to the 8am elementary math class at a typical 8:06. But this morning, I kept everyone in suspense for an extra two minutes. Can you say "woah?!". Definitely not a typical start to a Tuesday.

But besides my tardiness, math surprised me with a big fat F. Typically, I strive for those B's. I'm so awful at math, so if I get above a C, I'm ready to throw a party. F's generally aren't part of the "let's-throw-a-party" mindset, so I was incredibly disappointed. Well, technically, I wasn't informed of my failing status, but after looking over our tests, my professor said he will be giving a re-test on Friday and that almost every student should opt for the second chance. So I'm pretty sure that means I failed. While the original grade might not be worth a fiesta, I'm pretty stoked I get a second chance. And the fact that I'm not the only one who is deserving pretty much added to the stokedness.

So, let's fast forward now: past the hour of hanging with cute eight year olds, past my *awesome* lunch, and right up to my date with a psycho professor. I'm just kidding: he's entirely psycho, just incredibly enthusiastic for physics. Which, considering that opposites attract, may be the reason we get along so well. But enough about our chemistry in physics, and more about our date. I had missed a very important test a few weeks ago and as luck on this incredible Tuesday would have it, I was allowed to make it up. So after my morning festivities, I hiked over to campus to hang out with my teach as I crammed for a test. But as if being able to make up the long lost test wasn't sweet enough, I made an A!! Which, never happens. Actually, it never has; This was my very first A in Physics Class all semester. Too bad we only have 3 more class meetings to go before the final. But, regardless, it's never too late for an A. :)

I was so excited, and extremely motivated, after the success that I marched down to Student Services to sign up for my upcoming (and hopefully last) semester. Like most other college bound Americans, tuition for school (in addition to a few unexpected and poorly planned mall trips) has all but bled me dry. But after signing up for my last five classes, I had to fork over a whopping....... seventy five dollars. That's right $75 for a semester of classes!! Fine print: I didn't technically sign up for an entire semester because I've been wait listed for two of my classes. But paying less than $100, after scholarships, for three of them definitely made my day a little brighter.

Today probably couldn't get much better.
Correction: As I type this, my tivo died. Actually died! Grey's Anatomy, Dead. Private Practice Dead. Jimmy Kimmel? Yeah, he died too. Today probably couldn't get much worse.
Thank goodness my dad is a nerd. ♥
Today probably couldn't get much better.

All in all, Tuesday's are pretty, well, normal. But not today. Today was different. :)

Monday, November 29

30 Days of Truth

hon·es·ty [on-uh-stee] –noun, plural
1. truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness.
2. freedom from deceit or fraud.
Over the past few days, I've been seeing a lot of bloggers jumping on the 30 Days of Truth bandwagon. At first, I was a bit skeptical; after all, shouldn't we be honest all the time? But after reading other bloggers' frank renditions of the truth, I realized that the idea of being completely truthful for 30 days was not only challenging but completely genius. Needless to say, I too am jumping on the wagon. Sign me up for honesty!
I decided that Mondays seemed like a fantastic day to say it like it is, so for the next 30 weeks (wow, that seems like soo long...) Mondays will be dedicated to telling the truth. If you like the idea and want to climb aboard, you can click here to find the list of things to be honest about this month.

Today's truthful tidbits are about what I dislike most about myself.. Way to start off positive, right? Honestly, I've come to accept a lot about myself and appreciate the good with the less-than-good. I know that no one is perfect, but in order to be capable of loving anyone or anything else, I think you have to love yourself first. So, yes, I'm conceited: I love myself. I love my bad handwriting, and my tendency to reach for the ice cream tub before I reach for the Special K box, but what I love the least is my procrastination. There! I said it! The truth is I procrastinate horribly. I put off everything from waking up, to going to sleep, to writing that 5 page paper, to catching up on Grey's Anatomy episodes. See? My procrastination is SO STRONG it's completely taken over every aspect of my life. I'd might as well not even resist it- it's going to win anyway. Right now, I'm even multitasking on my procrastination. I'm focussing really hard on putting off this case study I have to do on a child for my Acquisitions of Reading class, while at the same time I'm taking my sweet time getting ready to leave for Physics class.. Talk about the talent! :) I suppose that if I could change one thing about myself it would be this ability to procrastinate so well and the ability to work well under pressure. Because, honestly, it's what I love the least.

Wednesday, November 24

Be Happy :)


 I have so much to be thankful for and so many reasons to smile. So, today I decided to make a list of everything that I love and makes me smile. Ok, not everything. Listing that many things would take way too long, so I'm limiting myself to 100. :)

Here are my first five:

1. Crunchy Leaves

2. Poloroids


3. Oversized Handbags


4. Shopping

5. My Puppy, Pepper

What makes you smile?

Sunday, November 21

Just a small town girl...

I'm just an ordinary girl with an ordinary life, who decided to start up a blog on a whim. Why not, right? It can't be thaaaaat hard, right? Wrong. I've sat here for twenty minutes already staring at this blank page. Already harder than I thought.
I guess I should start off by telling you who I am. So here it goes...

1. My name is E.
2. I LOVE Mocha Cooladas
3. I am a Pro-cras-tin-a-tor.
4. I am a firm believer that EVERYTHING happens for a reason.
5. I have over 60 pairs of shoes.
6. I read Fitness and Shape Magazines while eating chocolate ice cream.
7. I'm saving my pennies to buy a hotrod...until then, I'm driving a....minivan. Ew. :(
8. I love cheesy romantic movies.
9. Tim Tebow is my hero.
10. I have a tendency to talk way too loud way too often.

Some days will be interesting. Some will be funny. And some will bore us both to tears. But, hey, that's life. And that's my blog.