Sunday, January 30, 2011

Every time is like the first time

Ahhhh back to school! The joy! I kid, I kid. Grad school makes me think of my laptop. I mean once the semester starts my time is split between work, school, writing and reading. I am a student all over again. With a whole semester under my belt you'd think I'd take a new semester like a grain of salt....WRONG! Every semester, each class, is like the first time all over again. Unlike undergrad I don't have the opportunity to say, "Oh, I had this teacher last semester." Each teacher is new and have their own set of expectations that sometimes remain slightly abstract until you get the grade for your first writing assignment. I HATE that feeling! I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but I live and die for a rubric. Please tell me what you expect of me cause I don't read minds and don't like doing things 16 times until I FINALLY get it right. This applies beyond the classroom and into my "real" life. I hate gray. Always have. Too bad life doesn't come with a rubric!

This leads to my angel dust: Be sure to state your expectations cause if you don't, you can't blame anyone else for their inability to live up to them.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Two birds, One stone

Ok so I cheated. I did NOT take this picture, but that's not the only way I'm "cheating". I'm  cheating on my Operation Get in that Dress mission too! But don't cry for me Argentina....It's all for a good cause! I just ordered some Girl Scout cookies from a good guy whose 3 oldest girls are selling the little boxes of wonderful! They have a goal of selling 1,000 boxes and I felt it was my duty as a hungry good samaritan to order some.... well quite a few, but how do you choose between Tag a longs, Thin Mints, and Trefoils?! The answer is you DON'T! LOL. And as much as I should feel guilty for my cookie order, I don't! I've always been a gal that would rather run an extra mile on the treadmill than give of my love for good food!

This leads me to my angel dust: Let's not get discouraged because we can't give a laptop to every student in a school like Oprah. Give what you can cause everything counts to those that have less than yourself!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"L" yes

Ahhhh there's nothing I love more than college basketball! When you live in a state with no pro teams, college ball becomes the end all be all! Hey, I'm not complaining. I love it. There's nothing better than seeing a group of young men playing til their heart's content because they're not only trying to win.....they're trying to "make it". Pro sports are cool, but often times the money exchanging hands in the game makes itself apparent. There's a lot more "whining" and "showboating". When it comes to the NBA there's a lot less defense! You all can take your NFL and NBA, I'll keep my college ball. Besides, without my boys there would be no league. Well, that's enough of that I've got a game to watch. "L" yes!

This leads me to my angel dust: Remember those with the greatest achievements often come from the most humble of beginnings!