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Friday, November 19, 2010

Slightly discouraged

So, I was looking at how many credits I would still need to take to graduate, and the number rolled around in the 50's. Needless to say it was disheartening. I have 110 now, and a 120 is needed to graduate. To bad mine are not in the classes need to graduate!

I'm just going part time, and with working full time I don't want to bring a full time school load down on myself as well. Which means if I stay with this major (English) I could be in school for another 3 years or so.

I'm torn. It might just be that I'm burn out from school currently due to writing papers out the wazoo and taking tests and all. I know I want to major in English, and that it will be worth it even if it takes 3 years. I'm doing fine, and it doesn't really matter how old I am when I graduate.

Well, thanks for listening (or really reading) to my little vent. On a much brighter note I am going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows today!! I will most certainly come back later today and say how it went!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Movin' on up!

So, I've been waiting for a while to be able to post this, and now it is finally official! I got a promotion at work!

This is the first job I've ever had where I actually moved up a position. I've taken on different roles before, and done extra stuff to help out bosses because they trusted me, but never a new title. I'm excited and nervous all at once! But mainly, I'm proud of myself and am ready to tackle this new challenge before me!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Does this post make my geek side show to much?


So, I like Harry Potter. Yeah...26 and I like it. I've been asking my friends and family if they want to see the new movie coming out soon with me; none seem to grasp the excitement it brings though! Also, very few of them have even read the books. I mean, come on people, how have you not read the Harry Potter series yet? I own them all so I have been offering to play library.

I am currently re-reading the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As you may guess, I am doing this to revamp the movie experience.

There seems to be a buzz going on about Harry as well. I, myself, am going to soak it all in.

So! If you have yet to join the millions who have read this wonderful series, I challenge you to get past whatever the reason was that was keeping you from it, and go for it! Movies of course are great, but books...so much better!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I'm just not enough butter for the toast

Lately, and I am going to blame this on school, I feel spread to thin. It seems like I've been spending my time working or at school. People are starting to ask me when I can hang out and be social but I have no answer for them. This is crunch time at school, with tests coming and papers due. I see my boyfriend only because he comes over and spends time with me when I'm not hunched over a book I have to read for class. Sometimes I sit and read next to him while he plays a video game! Talk about time together!

I know education is important, and that I shouldn't really complain, but I feel like I'm letting people down and they are going to get upset. I have that, "my hands are tied! what do you want me to do?" feeling.

So far I've explained my situation to everyone who has asked to spend time with me. I'm not sure how I will fit everyone in but I will save that for a later day to figure out. I guess my question I am posing is how do you handle the spread to thin feeling? Tell everyone to suck it and leave you alone? Explain profusely until they understand?

I think as writers this is an issue that pops up as well. Writing takes time. Lots of time. When you are in the middle of writing you don't want to stop, but yet others seem to notice your missing presence. How to keep the balance?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Sims..aka a time consuming hobby


So....I play the Sims. I've played Sims one for a long time, upgraded to Sims 2 and enjoyed that as well...and now...I have Sims 3. Not only do I have it for my computer...but I have it for my xbox as well!!

For those of you who have played this game before, you know of its addicting qualities. It's ability to keep you from anything remotely productive and a hunger drive for more playing action.

For those who have only heard but not played, here's the deal. You have a character; you give them traits; you get them a job and help them achieve their goals. The end. That's the game in the nutshell.

As simple and easy as this game sounds, it craws into your life and stays there until you get totally burned out on it. Then you have about six months of freedom before the itch to play comes back.

In my games, I make characters of myself and am more concerned with building the family line. I'm on the fourth generation currently. My boyfriend, loves to customize items and is concerned with accomplishing everything he possibly can for his sims. So there are different approaches to the game one can have.

If you find yourself bored a lot, or just need a good break from reality, this very well could be a game for you!

Now...back to my homework so I can go home and play without feeling guilty. :o