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I passed!!!

I passed, I passed, I passed, I passed!!!!!!!!

What you may be wondering??

THE COMPS!! Yippppeeeeee! This means, if I finish my classes out (in, oh…17 days ) and I get good grades then I will be GRADUATING!!! Yay! in August!!Β  Oh my goodness I’m soo excited!

With that being said – Plan for a graduation party/ birthday party the weekend of Labor Day, with the following day planned for going to the WEBN fireworks (which are AMAZING for those of you who don’t know…)Β  People can stay with us….so plan to be here, then πŸ™‚


Oh and to find out if I passed, I caved and called the school to find out, because I still don’t have my letter 😦 but it was confirmed twice so i know I PASSED! πŸ™‚


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Current mood: happy
Category: Life

Sooooo I’ve been MIA for a few days now – let me catch ya all up on this (well not Tara, she was going thru it with me!)

Last tuesday I received the questions for my comps – For those of you don’t know Comps are the equivalent of a Thesis or Dissertations (sort of). The school selects 3 questions, sends them to you, and you have 5 days (I had 6 b/c of fathers day) to write an 8-10 page paper on one of the questions. These are no simple questions, one must research, analyze, synthesize, and write this paper in 5 (or 6) days – no easy feet mind you!

Soo got the questions, decided to do question 1. Placed holds on book thru the library of Cinci.

Started researching the different areas of the question online – printed about 100 pages of information.

Picked up books, Wrote about a page of my paper


Wrote more of the paper (probably 4 more pages)
Went to Amanda’s Dress Rehearsal – and Dinner – Yummy. Almost died leaving the church (stupid lady pulled out right in front of us…we had to stop completely, with only a foot or two to spare…scary shit.
Came home and packed up for saturday – printed off my paper and I had 6 pages done.

Had matthew drop me off at the hair place – got my hair done, dropped off at the hotel, put on make-up, got on dress (barely ), took pictures at Cox (cool place!) Went to the church. Got Amanda married (fyi the church had NO AC and it was like 95 that day….) The wedding was beautiful – I’ll upload pictures when I can. I’m sooo happy for those two – they really deserve each other. Yay! Went to the rehearsal and had to wait for the stupid boys to get their butts there….had food, had booze, and had fun. Can’t ask for much else. Work done on my comps paper? Zero.

Rick came by at 8, was suppose to elave at 10 but didn’t leave till 11 – which was fine by me. It was great to see him. He’s a great person and I hope he moves up here closer to us soon! Got started on the paper around 1:30ish? and powered through it till 6:30 when I declared it done. Proof-read it, sent it to Sami and D (who are AWESOME PPL BTW! Gonna have to do something nice for them after schools over). Sami sent me back paper – I revised. in between waiting for D and sami’s email I made curtains for Jon’s new Apt. Got D’s email late and started doing revisions again. Finished the revisions around 1 am, went to bed.

Around 10:30 am I got up and re-read my paper, fixed different things and then submitted my paper at 11:00ish. Took a shower (the first in like 5 days – I know gross, right??) Got dressed and went up to Dayton to see Emmie and Kari and go shopping. On the way up there my car started shaking…badly. At the Dayton mall exit I hear a loud POP and repeated thumps. I see my tire is flying around on the rear drivers side. I maintain control of the car and pull onto the side of the highway. Frak – I blew a tire. let me also tell you, you all are very lucky i’m alive. My car model is notorious for flipping, this simple imbalance made b/c the tire blew should have been enough to flip me. Miracle of Miracles (and the fact that this isn’t the FIRST blown tire I’ve had) helped save my life.
So I called matthew and he insisted on coming up and helping me change my tire – what a good man. I started the process of finding the parts to lower the spare and did that. Matthew got there and we took the tire off and put on the spare. I’ll put a picture of the blown tire online here in a bit. Then I took the car to store, got a new tire and shopped. When I went to pick up the car, that is when I realized my ID was missing….Double Frak! I head to Emmies house and we go to the stores. On my way there I am about to call Amanda and ask her if she has my ID when Matthew calls. Yep He had my ID – he took it out for the wedding (what a good guy) but boy did I feel like I was losing it b/c I could not for the life of me remember taking it out. lol. With that out of the way, the day was much better.
I came home, watched a movie, and then proceeded to finish the curtains for jon. Made muffins and then went to sleep.

Sooooo after all that, I’m alright, alive and well. Now I’m just waiting for the results of my paper. If I recieve a phone call, I failed and have to retake them. If I don’t recieve a phone call, I’ll receive a letter in the mail (at my parents house) and that means I’ve passed. Here’s hoping for the snail mail. If anyone lives in tampa please do not call me from an 813 number that I don’t have…I really don’t want to have a panic attack – k?

Alright that’s about it – Now I have to get ready for ALA – I leave on Thursday! Joy!

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Current mood: stressed
Category: unmotivated LifeOkay I gotta blog – I know I said I wouldn’t return until July 20th but I’m just sooooo overwhelmed with everything I need to just spew for a bit and then i’ll be feeling a whole lot better.

So lets see – This past weekend we had Amanda’s Bacheloretter party! It was a good time, though a small group, but fun none-the-less. Cyndi gave us excellent massages! Then we played some games, and finally we had a pure romance party. It was a good time! Oh and we played some Wii πŸ˜€

I also found a Bassett Dresser for $30 at a yard sale this weekend! Score!!

Matthew and I saw Knocked Up last night too and it was GREAT! I really enjoyed it! Plus I had heard an interview with the director and Seth ____ on NPR right before hand and it just made me appreciate the movie even more. Really really really excellent – go see it!

Right now I’m trying to survive school. I have a paper due tomorrow that I’m working on (), a posting due tomorrow for the same class (), An assignment due the 10th but technically due the 7th (), Comps next week (), all along with Amanda’s wedding the 16th, Rick visiting the 17th, our one year anniversary this Saturday, and trying to get ready for ALA the 22nd. ugh ugh ugh! I’m definitely getting stressed – plus my computer has been having some serious fits of retalliation – I know I need to reformat it but I just don’t have the time to back up all the information. And folks, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Seriously – right now I just want to sleep…I have tears in my eyes from how much i want to sleep. Not cool, not cool at all 😦

But at least it’s raining some here!

Oh and you all have any ideas for what to do on the one year anniversary please let me know! I just don’t have a clue! Send any suggestions my way please!!

Thanks – much love – keep me in your thoughts and prayers please!

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
By Alison Bechdel
Release date: 12:00 AM

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well maybe I’m not quite done yet…

Current mood: awake
Category: Life

So I just got online to make sure I’m done with school, and I’m not fully done – I’ve done all the homework assignments but my one teacher is making us do work this week….aka exam week. Crazy lady. Oh well 100 word posting won’t kill me.

I do have a funny story though

So I came home yesterday after running errands and all that, I came home and had this bug to clean the bed room

I mean CLEAN

And anyone that knows me, knows that I don’t have these feelings often, so when they happen, I seize them!

And boy did I ever – I completely cleaned the room, even VACUUMED! with the real vac and not the roomba! I even rearranged the room a little! I took off the sheets and even rotated the bed. I was washing EVERYTHING.

sooo I’m washing everythign – I wash the load with our good sheets in them, then go to dry them. For those of you who don’t know, our dryer is HORRIBLE! It sounds like someone is skinning a cat! Or beating a puppy up. It’s awful!! It’s one of the reasons I hate to do laundry. – So I put the stuff in the dryer and turn it on and run away. I turn it on for 80 mins. About 40 mins in I put on another load of wash, with our other good sheets for our bed. As soon as matthew walks in, the dryer stops. So we decide to go eat dinner and as we go to leave I try to switch the laundry. I open up the dryer and feel it to see if it’s dry….and it’s SOAKING WET! I’m like, WTF! so I put it on for another 80 and we go to eat food. Well on our way there we’re talking about the dryer and we talk about how the room wasn’t even warm like it usually is. Hmmm we began to wonder if our dryer really bit the dust. We certainly were hoping not but at the same time, a little bit of us was….

We get home, and lo-and-behold, the dryer is dead. Clothes are still wet. This is not a good sign. So we debate where to go – Sears (a town away), or Home depot (down the road and we had a 10% coupon for there). We decide to go to homedepot. And we bought a new washer and dryer!!! I’m sooo excited! Cept we can’t get it till thursday, so we have two loads of wash that’s wet.
here’s the washer: Washer
and here’s the dryer: Dryer
Yipppppeeeeeee I can wash like a crazy lady! and they are super energy effecient and that’s exactly what we wanted! Plus we can do huge loads!

So in other news, I start my new job today, in less then an hour. I’m getting ready for it now, but I’ll just be watching kids so it’s all good. I’m excited to get my pass to the YMCA πŸ™‚

OH and I’m going to get super organized for Comps in these next two weeks. Every paper/article I have ever printed off will be put in a binder, organized and reread so that when Comps come along I’ll be ready!

Okay that’s about it – just had to tell ya all how I broke our dryer 😦 Matthew thinks I did it on purpose.

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The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
By Philip Zimbardo
Release date: 12:00 AM

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