Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Today I....

-woke up at 7:45.
-had my usual omelet for breakfast. filled up my tumbler with sweet tea on my way to class.
-walked 5 minutes to one class.
-completed my oral exam and felt great about it.
-watched last night's episode of biggest loser on hulu.
-had one more class and got out 20 minutes early.
-laid in my room doing absolutely nothing but watching tv.
-ate dinner in my room while I cleaned.
-on duty.
-did a trail mix program for theme week with Emily.
-will drink a glass of milk before bed.
-will go to bed between 12:30 and 1.

One month from today I...

-may very well have to wake up at 5:45 depending on my internship shift of the day.
-will not have the luxury of having someone whip up an omlet for me. a bowl of cereal will do.
-will drive 20-30 minutes to arrive at the hospital.
-will take blood pressures. lots of them.
-will work along side therapists.
-will work with nurses.
-will [hopefully] watch open heart surgeries (yes, i'm very excited about this...)
-will enjoy / hate working with older people.
-will laugh if I work with the patients I met the day of my interview.
-will be lucky if I get the chance to catch up on my shows by watching online.
-will enjoy momma's cooking for dinner.
-will write a journal entry about my day interning.
-will hopefully get to bed before 11. I'll need it.

Monday, April 18, 2011


So, it took ten days from the first day I realized my computer had a virus to get my computer working again. After getting my computer fixed, I found out that I actually had three viruses on it! Lame. What was even worse was that this past Friday night, Matt brought his computer to my room so I could print a few things, and his computer got the same virus. Good thing we were leaving the next morning to go home and get my computer fixed anyway... Then, of course, when I got back to school, I remember that the Help Desk took me off the Longwood network while I had the Malware so that I wouldn't get it on anyone else's computer.

So since I came back on Sunday and the Help Desk was closed, I had to wait until this morning to get internet back! But it all worked out, because it made me sit down and back up more of my pictures and stuff. I feel like I should have a lot to write about, but I really can't think of too much to write paragraphs about, so I'll just write a few bullet points of things that have happened lately:

  • Spring Weekend. And Oozeball. And President Finnegan breaking in the Oozeball pit with the Ambassadors.

  • Ambassador Pass-Downs. I got several passdowns from our graduating seniors. I'm very excited that they thought of me to passdown some of their memories to.

  • My sister's Senior Prom was this past weekend. I can't believe that school dances are a thing of the past for the Pendleton girls now! Sad.

  • I have terribly missed blogging. I'll have thought of things to write about, but realize I DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER TO USE. :(

  • Which also means I got behind on blog stalking. I tried to use the internet on my phone, but since most all of the blogs I read have tons of pictures on them, it took too long for the sites to load. And I was not patient with my phone...

  • My dog looks NORMAL. For those of you who don't know, my dog has been sick for years. One of the medicines that we had to start giving him made him lose hair, made his hair get light colored and coarse and he couldn't keep anything down. Well, I believe in October, we stopped giving him the medicine. Since then, his hair is grown back thicker, softer and his normal dark brown color! He has also gained weight back! It's so crazy looking. When Matt and I got home Saturday morning, we were just like, "Oh my gosh, Chestnut!!" haha. I love my puppy :) (he's not really a puppy; he's eleven)

That's it for now!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I apologize for the lack of posting.

I have been having many technical difficulties with my computer since last Thursday.

Well, I always seem to have small difficulties, but on Thursday I got a lovely visit from a virus.

Nothing the RTA does seems so fix it.

So, I will be making a trip home this weekend to have it fixed.

Then I shall return to the regularly scheduled blogging.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

today is a good day!

As an RA, our "duty hours" are 7pm-7am. The night you're on duty you are either Primary or Back-up. Primary means you do all rounds, the first 1 or 2 by yourself, and stay in your room/the building for the rest of the night. Back-up means you are at the front desk from 7pm-10pm making sure everyone swipes their cards, signs in guests, etc. Sitting at the desk is usually good time to catch up on work or get ahead. I usually do work and have a movie playing on my laptop at the same time :)

Last night I was on Back-up. For the first time since I don't know when I barely had any work to do! I had to finish a worksheet that was due today, but those last two questions took me I think 7 seven minutes to complete. I don't know who the first person was who introduced me to the website StumbleUpon, but I love them and hate them at the same time. I love them because this website is awesome! You check categories off that are your favorite (art, music, cooking, movies, etc.). These are your interests. Then you simply click "Stumble." Then a random website will come up that falls under one of your interests. If you like what you see, great. If not, click "Stumble" again and I completely different page will come up. I hate the person who showed me this because I spent over an hour and a half Stumbling last night at the desk!! haha. One of my Stumbles was this list, and I thought it was too good not to share!

And for those of you who may be wondering, I watched Christmas with the Kranks and National Treasure 2 :)

100 Ways to Uncomplicate Your Life:

1. Don’t try to read other people’s minds

2. Get up 30 minutes earlier so that you don’t rush/get a ticket while driving too fast/have to explain why you’re late/get fired

3. Get 8 hours of sleep per night so that you think more clearly

4. Stick to your budget

5. Start saving and investing every week, no matter how little you can spare

6. Balance your checkbook

7. Don’t try to be friends with everyone. Cultivate closer relationships with fewer people.

8. Don’t try to do business with everyone. Identify your target client and take very good care of them.

9. Before getting angry, ask yourself if it will really matter in 20 years

10. Focus on being a good person, not on pleasing others

11. Stay home this Saturday, and finish off that nagging chore that you need to finish

12. Kiss and make up

13. Make a weekly menu, and shop for only those items at the market

14. Ask your grandparents the best way to uncomplicate life, and try it for a month

15. Fill up your gas tank when it’s half full

16. Don’t drink alcohol when you’re tired, sad or mad

17. Pay your bills on time

18. Get an annual physical examination

19. Say “I love you” to your significant other and to your children. Studies show that more marriages last, and fewer kids use drugs, when these words are spoken every day.

20. For just one day, imagine everyone’s intentions are good because most people’s are

21. Give away clothes that haven’t been worn in two years

22. Throw out clothes that are in disrepair, and can’t be mended

23. When you have a conflict with someone, talk it out. Don’t let it turn into more than it is.

24. Know what your priorities are in life, and act as if they are your priorities

25. Tell the truth

26. Don’t cheat

27. Don’t steal

28. If you’re holding on to a ridiculous grudge, let it go

29. Clean your house weekly, so that it doesn’t become too large a chore

30. Do your best at work, or at school

31. Don’t eat when you aren’t hungry

32. Eat when you are hungry

33. Be yourself

34. Say no unapologetically

35. Cook simple meals

36. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses

37. Pay off your car before buying a new one

38. Organise your desk at the office

39. Change your smoke alarm batteries when the clocks spring forward, and again when they fall back

40. Organise your important paperwork

41. Take only half the clothes that you planned to take with you on holiday

42. Help your children with their homework every night, and have an open dialogue with their teachers

43. Have white sheets and white towels in children’s rooms/bathrooms, because they’re easily bleached

44. Spend your time with nice people

45. Avoid drama

46. Don’t text or talk on the phone while driving

47. Turn off the television/video games/computer; they’re time consumers

48. Don’t engage in office politics

49. Refuse to gossip, or talk behind other people’s backs

50. Do the dishes right after dinner

51. Never go to sleep angry

52. Ask nicely for what you need and want

53. Walk 10,000 steps per day to help your heart

54. Do 20 push-ups before speaking in anger

55. Leave work at work

56. Don’t befriend anyone that isn’t trustworthy

57. Don’t envy others

58. Have your oil changed

59. Take vitamin C BEFORE you catch a cold

60. Don’t work more than 8 hours per day

61. Weed your garden weekly

62. Wash your car weekly

63. Have a spring cleaning month every year, and do one room at a time

64. You don’t need to be best friends with work colleagues, but build respectful partnerships

65. Don’t drink and drive

66. Don’t look for reasons to be angry or sad, look for reasons to be happy. You’ll always be able to find plenty of each.

67. Be friendly with your neighbours

68. Return emails and phone messages promptly

69. Schedule in free time

70. Don’t procrastinate

71. Do what you say you’ll do, when you say you’ll do it

72. Be more flexible when you’re able to be

73. Forgive and forget. End of story.

74. Break the consumerism habit…put a three month moratorium in place on buying anything not deemed a necessity

75. Start your diet on September 1, rather than January 1, so that you won’t also have holiday pounds to lose

76. Take care of any health issues or concerns

77. Have your tires rotated

78. Have your brakes checked

79. Have your eyes checked

80. Don’t let your imagination run away with you

81. Let go of perfection in others

82. Let go of perfection in yourself

83. Don’t try to help those that refuse to help themselves

84. Find a way to reduce your commute to work

85. Have an alloted amount of worry time per day/week, that you strictly abide by

86. Drink more water

87. Eat more salmon

88. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill

89. Wear your hair in a classic, easy to care for style

90. Finish what you start

91. Wear classic clothes and shoes that never go out of style

92. Create a daily routine

93. Have a 1, 5, 10 and 20 year plan for your financial and life goals

94. Slow down

95. Eat out less often

96. When you ask your husband which outfit looks best, thank him for his answer and wear the one he liked rather than focusing on why he didn’t like the other one

97. Allow your children to grow up

98. Clean out your garage, and donate anything that hasn’t been used in the past year

99. Stretch every day

100. If a relationship is over, let it go

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Disney Channel 30 Day Challenge

First of all, I want to point out that this 30 Day Challenge will not be done 30 days in a row, and maybe not even 30 blog posts in a row. I'm sure I'll have other topics to blog about in the next 30 days. Actually, I know I will. Also, if I'm feeling really motivated, I may even do a couple of the 30 Day Challenge posts within one day! Just to point out those few, here's the first post!

01. Favorite Disney Channel Male Star I would have to say that my favorite Disney Channel Male Star is David Henrie. He currently plays as Justin Russo on the show Wizards of Waverly Place, which I may or may not try to stay up until 1 some nights just so that show is on while I fall asleep. haha. What many people either don't know or don't remember, is that he first had a role on the old Disney Channel show That's So Raven (funny show, fyi). But most people mainly know him as Justin on Wizards.

And from Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie And I know this picture is blurry, but I loved it so much. This is from when the Wizards... cast won an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program. (Can't they just call it Outstanding Program? I'm not a child and I think it's outstanding.....)