Saturday, December 31, 2005

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Miracle of Modern "Medicine"

I've been fighting NOT getting sick since Saturday. I woke up that morning and had a slight tickle in the back of my throat. I ignored it most of the day as I attended my friend's graduation at KSU.
Anyway, I got home that afternoon and was wiped! So, I took a little nap and when I got up, I took one of these little babies. Then, after the recommended 3 hours, I took another. I continued on until they ran out the next day.

Then, I went to the drugstore and purchased the sister to the rapid melts...the chewables. I was lured in by the promise of "Strawberry Flavor!" However, upon chewing this lovely pink square, I found out the hard way that No, Virginia, there isn't a strawberry flavor!!

However! Since taking this homeopathic concoction, I have successfully warded off the common cold. I have had a mildly sore throat for most of the time with it only being on fire for a few hours yesterday, but I've been able to breathe each and every day and only slight congestion at night, mild headache and fever which were relieved with motrin.

So, I say if you have that feeling that you're about to become sick....RUN! to your local drugstore and pick up a pack of these. You may want to try the mist/spray thingy. I don't know if it has a taste or better taste for that matter. But between the two I tried, I'd take the rapid melts over the chewables anyday! And those aren't even the cherry flavor as promised on the box, but they're still better than the gag-ables.

Here's hoping your cold is as pleasant as mine!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Life Imitating Art

A Christmas Story is a great movie! I still remember my parents taking all three of us kids to see it in the theatre. And that was when parents could take their family to see a movie AND get snacks for around $20. What was even cooler was that it was filmed near us in Cleveland, OH. How cool is that?!

Anyway, the movie made us laugh especially the part when the little boy stuck his tongue to the pole. The best part was when my mother then leaned over and told ALL of us kids that we should NOT, under ANY circumstances stick our tongues to a pole! We would be VERY sorry if we did!

So, a few days later, my mom gets a call from our school, BEFORE school even really started, saying that she needed to come there as something has happened to one of her children. Mind you we lived about 30 seconds away from the school so it wasn't that long before my mom got there. Frantically, my mom comes to the school fearing the worst. Upon walking into the school's office, she asked where her child was, they told her he was outside. She had noticed a child near one of the light poles on her walk in, but never in a million years thought it would be her own flesh and blood.

Yes, my brother stuck his tongue to the pole! He just had to find out the hard way that, in fact, a wet tongue will stick to a cold, metallic object in the middle of winter. They put blankets around him to keep him warm until help could arrive. What was even funnier was that it took the emergency squad about 20 minutes to get to the school. Again, they are about 30 seconds away from the school!

I believe our cousin, who also went there, suggested warm water be poured over his tongue to help free my brother. I also believe our 7th grade teacher, also an LPN, said that wouldn't work. However, my brother did get his tongue off somewhat safely by his own warm breath. THEN the emergency squad arrived.

So, my brother got a visit to the doctor who didn't really have a treatment for his condition, but did tell him that he and his tongue were 'ok.' She also gave him the rest of the day off to stave off any unwanted comments. However, that one day didn't stop the cruel Catholic School children from teasing him about it. I say "May they have children who stick their tongues to poles in winter!"

***Side note: My brother said that someone had tripped him and that's how he got stuck to the pole. I, being the supportive sister that I am, asked "And what, you just fell with your tongue hanging out?! Give me a break!" He stuck by that story for years. I think it was only recently that he said something about being dared to do it or that he just wanted to see what would happen. Something to that effect. At least he provided some entertainment for the school that day! :) Love ya bro!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

My FINAL final

Several of you want to know what happened with my exam, well here's what happened to my mind when I started my test (esp. the equations):

Yep, that's right. I blanked! On most ALL of the equations. There were just too many equations with 10log this and 10log that. It was completely frustrating! So I can't imagine that I did too well on it, but should still do fairly well in the class. All three tests together only account for 30% of my grade, and I've done well on everything else, so I'm hoping for a 'B' in the class. I'm just ecstatic that the semester is over!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

test anxiety

Ok, so as if studying for this stupid exam wasn't difficult enough. I tried to create a clever post about how I don't want to take this exam nor study for it anymore and offered for anyone to take it for me. However, I tried to put in cool pics too and in doing so I deleted some of the text I wrote. And instead of taking the time to retype what I wrote, which I couldn't remember anyway, I just decided to post about how I ticked and frustrated I am about trying to create a clever post about how I don't want to take this exam nor study for it anymore but deleted portions of it that I can't remember what I wrote. Ugh!

But, seriously, anyone wanna take it for me tomorrow??? It's at 7:45am. Really, anyone can take it and don't say that you won't know anything on the exam b/c really, you can't do any worse than me, which isn't saying much since I actually TOOK the course and don't know what's going on. My one prof told the prof of this class that I suggested an "intro to ET" class. He agreed that we should have one. To which I replied "That's great, but not going to help me much now, now is it?!"

PS I didn't draw the pic above, not that I wouldn't take the time to do that instead of studying, but I just googled "test anxiety" and that's what popped up. Maybe next time!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Shopping at Christmas Time

I've learned that I should NEVER go shopping during the Christmas Season.

Here's why:
1. People are NOT filled with Christmas Cheer.

2. Driving around ANY sort of Mall area sucks and should be avoided at all costs.

3. Started early with packing on the winter weight to keep warm thereby making all clothing shrink.

4. The "perfect gift" does NOT exist which means my friend will get nada tomorrow when we all meet for lunch and a gift exchange. I find myself muttering those nasty words of the season: "Bah Humbug!"

I guess I could keep going, but I really want to get outta this Scrooge-like mentality and get some Christmas Cheer. I find it harder and harder to do every year. I'd love to go back to my childhood years and be enchanted with Christmas again. Perhaps it will change if I ever get married and have children of my own...perhaps.

Hopefully this hasn't brought anyone down. Not my intention at all. Maybe it's just that I have more time now that school's out for the semester to ponder these things. For the last 4 weeks, I've been held up either in my room or in studio working on projects and haven't had much time for anything else.

But I do have a "date" on Wednesday. Woo hoo! Ok, so it's with my best friend's hubby. What's wrong with that? They'll be in town then and she's ditching him, so we're going to hang out. Not sure if the little Izzster will be with us too or if Nona and Papaw will watch her, but it should be fun nonetheless. Maybe I'll have some Christmas Cheer by then as my exam will be over and hopefully I'll do much better so my grade isn't too far in the crapper.

Well back to the madness...gotta find SOMETHING for tomorrow. Any Suggestions???!!! It's a $20 limit and I'm at a loss. Now, if I were buying for Skii, I'd have NO problems, but we just got back in touch with the friend I have to buy for the last couple years, so I really don't know what she might like. Probably nothing really breakable as she has 3 young boys. That might be disaster I think!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Still Alive

Hello everyone!

Just a quick post to let you know I'm still alive and all projects are finished! Just an exam next wednesday is all that's left to the last Fall semester in my career here at KSU.

I'll post more later, but since I've spent the last few weeks staring at my computer working on CAD, I'm going to take a little break from it.

When I get back I'll post some of my project for you so you can see all the wonderful crap I get to do for these projects and why I become a hermit right before they're due!

And for Cher....yes you can uncross your fingers. Thanks for keeping them crossed all this time!! We actually finished on time! Some groups weren't as lucky.

Have a groovy day!