Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Oddly enough

My odds of winning the Mega Millions tonight: 0-a gazillion.

I'm assuming it would help if I actually BOUGHT a ticket. However, if anyone else I know should win, I would only ask that you remember me and pay off my school loans. You should still have enough of the $96 million left over to buy yourself a nice meal.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Spring Break '06

Yep, it's spring break. Woo hoo! I won't get to spend it somewhere like here as most "kids" are doing this week.

I can just imagine: sunshine, warmth, FUN, the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, relaxation. I know I'm too old to participate in the whole drinking parties and well, those weren't really my scene back then either.

Anyway, since I will not be going to any beach or anywhere warm this week, I thought I'd be sharing with you all that I hope to accomplish this week. (although it's already 1:15pm and I haven't even begun to do anything!)

Here's my list (as written by my friend who's now in Daytona Beach for the week):
  1. Floor Plan
  2. Furniture Plan
  3. Sections
  4. Elevations
  5. Details
  6. HVAC plan
  7. Power Data Plan
  8. Lighting Plan
  9. Circuitry Plan
  10. Die from Exhaustion
That's pretty accurate for the most part. Plus I added:
  1. Contact firms for an internship
  2. Finish portfolio
  3. Find jobs for after internship/graduation
All that crammed into a 7 day period. I do hope I can get most all of it done b/c I need to. I want to dedicate all of April on my models, drawings, and renderings. So please everyone, keep me in your thoughts while you're out having fun or just lazing about watching the telly or hanging out with your friends.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Weird Dreams

The past couple nights, I've had some strange dreams. A recurring theme is fire and/or explosions. I generally tend to not dream about things like this, so I thought I'd check out my handy dandy dream dictionary, but I couldn't find it! Then I thought, "Certainly there has to be at least one on the net!"

I googled "dream dictionary" and got several. Woo hoo! I would soon know what my dreaming of a fire and explosions meant.

This was what I found from the Dream Moods site:

Fire
Depending on the context of your dream, to see fire in your dream can symbolizes destruction, passion, desire, illumination, transformation, enlightenment, or anger. It may suggest that something old is passing and something new is entering your life. Your thoughts and views are changing. In particular, if the fire is under control or contained in one area, it is a metaphor of your own internal fire and inner transformation. It also represents your drive and motivation.


Explosion

To hear the sound of a loud explosion, but you did not see it, signifies that your troubles will soon be replaced with tranquility after you have overcome some small obstacle.

The Astrology site had this to say:

Fire

Burning is a tremendous fear many people from many different cultures hold in common. However, it is often simultaneously associated with purification. To pass through fire intact is to see oneself as becoming purified. However, being burned may indicate that one perceives life as extraordinarily threatening and painful. If a particular object is on fire (house, car, etc.), this may symbolize over-commitment to it or fear of a world without it.

Freud found fire to be a symbol of male power. In this case, fire may indicate control over a circumstance or a struggle to feel that way, depending on whether the fire is controlled or not.

Do you question your own morality at times? Are you seeking cleansing from a bad experience?

Do you perceive your own life is about to go through a significant transition that requires spiritual preparation?

This site didn't have anything about explosions. Bummer.

Finally Edgar Cayce (whoever the heck HE is) thinks this about my dreams:

Fire
1. fear, which creates a hellish experience (900-282). 2. a trial that makes things perfect (136-4). 3. Ire (i.e., anger or Irritation) (136-4). 4. that which can burn and reduce something (or someone) to nothing (288-15). 5. detrimental conditions in the physical body, which are consuming (900-216). 6. temper (900-143, 900-253). 7. physical conditions that would mar or cause physical distress (106-9). Other possibilities: 1. passion. 2. pain.

Explosion
1. warning of turmoil or change (136-41). 2. harsh responses likely to come from others due to recent behaviors of dreamer (288-20). Other possibilities: 1. Impending health crisis. 2. something, which has been repressed coming to the surface.


Dreams are pretty interesting, eh?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Still crazy after all these days

This program is driving me nuts! It seems like I get it perfect, but then I tweak it a little and then....it goes to crap! I try to undo it, but it doesn't work. So, now I'm getting to the point of saying Scrap it! I can't figure it out and what I have it ok, but not great. I've been in this lab now for 4 hours and still haven't gotten it quite right.

I'm just going to do it! You might want to plug your ears for this!


SCRAP IT!!!

And I'm sure you all know that I really mean something else, but I'm trying to be calm about it.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Definition of insanity...

Ok, so I've been sitting here* in the computer lab at school for about 4 hours trying to figure out this freaking program that we got 2 days to learn. Mind you, there were no textbooks, no handouts, nothing! Just the instructor telling us kinda, sorta what to do. That's it.

Now we're expected to use this "knowledge" to complete a project for a class that ended on March 6th! Mind you this is a ONE CREDIT class. That's it! Just one measly credit. And this project has turned out to be more work than my thesis project! Speaking of which, messing around with this idiotic program has put me even farther behind on the one thing that actually has to do with my degree and is worth four credits!

*I wrote this last night, but haven't been able to publish it. Just to update, still haven't finished this proejct and so I'll have to go to school again today to try to get this damn thing done! Ugh! Someone shoot me NOW!!!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Late Night Junkie

Yesterday I spent the day in the studio working on some projects. I got some of my 3D CAD done, but not quite enough (and that's a whole different story!). Anyway, my friend calls me about 7-ish and tells me that she and a few others are getting together for dinner and a movie and she wanted to know if I would like to come along. I told her that I just had eaten dinner, but I might join them for the movie. She said if I wanted to come, the movie started at 9:55pm. We chatted for a few minutes longer and then hung up.

I had contemplated not going b/c I do have so much to do for school. Yet, I told myself that I needed a break as well and that I could always continue working once I got home from the movie. So, at 9 o'clock I packed up all my stuff and headed out the door.

I met my friends at the cinema and we saw the movie "Faliure to Launch." It was hilarious! Although you knew what was going to happen b/c it's the typical romantic comedy, but still there were some scenes that were completely unexpected and hysterical! Like a particular nude scene! ha!

So, the movie ended and I proceeded to drive home. As I was driving home, I noticed Skii had called me and left a message, so I returned her call....and had to leave a message. Then I noticed my phone was blinking, so I looked and she had returned my call b/c I didn't know it b/c I left it on vibrate. Oops. So, I called her again, but instead of Skii, I got Chaddy-poo! We chatted for a few. He told me how he really likes his new house, town, and job! I'm SO happy for them!!! :) So, Skii and I chat for a good while even after I got home.

However, once I got home, I realized I was more tired than I had thought, so I was going to go to bed instead of working. Skii and I finished our conversation and then I went to bed.

But the night doesn't stop there!

I turned on the TV for a few minutes to see if there was anything worth watching. While flipping through the channels, I came upon an infomercial! I wondered what wonderous and exuberant product they were selling that I knew I must have! So, I watched for a few minutes and realized it was for Winsor Pilates. I have always wanted to try it since all the stars use it so it MUST be good, right?!

So, I watch as they show models, who have perfect bodies to begin with, demonstrate how easy and fun this workout is. Then comes the part that I like the most! The price!

The announcer guy comes on and tells you just how much stuff you'll get in this package deal and then just how much it will cost you. $49.95 (plus $6.95 s&h)

I thought, "Wow! That's quite a bit of money for it, so I think I'll pass."

Then, Daisy Fuentes comes on and says how she really believes in the product and wants EVERYONE to be able to experience the phenomenon that is Winsor Pilates. So, she PERSONALLY worked with the company to get the price lower. So low infact, that it was less than HALF the original price.

The new price was $19.95.

I thought, "Hmm. That's better, but I'm still not going to order it."

Then, the kicker came....right now, at this very moment and ONLY for this moment, they were willing to slash the price even further! If you ordered in the next 16 minutes, they'd take another 10 smackers off the price!

That's right! For only $9.95 (plus $6.95 s&h), you could have your own set of Winsor Pilates DVD's plus some other accessory thingy for the low, low price of $16.90! Of course, I couldn't resist any longer. I got up, turned on my computer and went directly to their website.

Yes, I got sucked into the infomercial and bought it hook, line, and sinker! But who wouldn't when there were only 16 minutes left to get it at this price??!!! I mean, they'll NEVER offer it again at that price, right?! And I'm worth it!

Now, in 2-3 weeks, I'll have more workout videos to accompany the others that sit on my shelf collecting dust. But, if I don't like it, I can return it yet KEEP the accessory thingy for FREE! Wow! How exciting is that?!

Man, I need to quit watching TV so late at night!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Fun at work

Does anyone have someone or someones they work with who are so nice and sweet, yet they don't do squat when they're at work?!

Today, two such women were this way, unlike every other day they're there. These two women work part-time, which apparently gives them the right to 1.) not know or learn (and retain!) how to do anything and 2.) not do anything when they are there (which I guess makes sense if you read #1). the funny thing is, I am also a part-time worker yet am expected to know and do everything I did as a full-time employee. Now, some of these tasks are not mind-blowing. In fact, a trained monkey could do them....esp now since the invention of push-button phones.

It was worse this morning as they decided that there wasn't anything they needed to do except what our boss had written on our daily schedule. You see, my boss has to write what we're to do for every second of the day b/c no one knows what they're responsibilities are. So, one woman was doing her work and the other was working up a patient....for ONE HOUR! For those of you not in the know, our typical work-ups should be at the most 20-25 minutes! Even the doctor was coming up to me asking if his patient had arrived and where her chart was. I explained that I had checked her in, so the tech must still have her. He had to walk around the office to find his patient and found her with this tech just chatting away.

This was an especially slow morning so I could see not hopping too much, but come on! An HOUR??!! Another tech told me she was in the other room doing a test on a patient and heard that this tech was just chatting with the patient. She was completely done with her work-up, but thought she'd just have herself a little breaky-poo and ask the patient all about her life. All the while, there were 3 other patients patiently waiting to be worked-up for the doctors. One had asked me if the doctors were running on time. I told him I thought so b/c it was a pretty slow morning. He sat for 45 minutes. I finally got up and asked the other tech sitting on her keester calling patients to remind them of their MONDAY appointments to assist the lazy tech b/c our supposed #1 focus is patient care. These two must not have gotten that memo! (even though you'd think that would be common sense anyway)

So, this tech gave a loooooooooooooooooooong sigh and was kinda peeved that I had asked her to help. Again though, PATIENT CARE!!! There was absolutely NO reason why that other patient had to wait 45 minutes to be worked-up. None!

I told our business co-ordinator what had transpired and she, in turn, informed our boss about it. So what does our all-knowing boss do? She talks to the one tech doing the test and the other tech who spent an hour with her patient. She give them some long, lame-ass schpiel, but never got to WHY it happened. She didn't get that the one tech was just sitting and chatting with her patient. She didn't get that the other tech should have been paying attention to the charts that were right behind her and how no one was taking them so she should help out. She also didn't get that these two never do anything outside of their scope of vision. They see the one thing that they're supposed to do and that's it. Nothing more. They do as little as possible.

This really doesn't work for our office b/c we run with such a tight crew. It doesn't help that our boss likes to schedule it that way b/c "it looks good on paper."

All I can think of is that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.....and I hope it's not a train!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Not a fantasy anymore!



In case you're confused. The picture above is what I won in the Fantasy Football League I was in this fall. Hopefully I'll get the acutal cash and not just the picture!

What the BLEEEEP?!

So, I was flipping through the channels and I came across AMC. What was on you might ask? Well I'll tell you.

It was "The Breakfast Club."

Man I love this movie.....except when it's on TV. It's just SO BAD with all the dubs and cuts that you lose the essence of the movie.

In high school we used this movie in our church youth group to demonstrate to the kiddies that even though you come from different backgrounds, you don't have to not like them for it. (There tended to be a division between the public and private school kids.) We used the dubbed version for the Frosh and Sophs and the uncut version for the Juniors and Seniors. I don't know if they really got out of it what they should have, but it was a good effort. They probably just thought we were all dorks...which we were, but they didn't need to point that out!

Back to the issue though....I really get annoyed when they take great movies and chop and bleep them up. It's very distracting. Although some of them are kinda funny when it's really blatant that the dubbed voice isn't the original actor's! But way back when...in the 80's, it seemed like they only dubbed the one or two words out. Nowadays seems like they dub whole lines and soliliquies. Heck, they might as well just reshoot the whole movie or better yet, just do like MST3K (or the one show on Nickelodeon in the 80's) and make up their own words to it!!!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Life on Dela-Where?

Skii , Chad & Izzy wanted me to let everyone in blogworld know that they have not fallen off the face of the earth. On the contrary, they are "movin' on up" out of the boondocks and into civilization! Hopefully it won't be too big of a shock to them and they will all be able to adjust well to their new surroundings.

They will now be able to be proud of having full sets of teeth instead of being chastised and ostracized for them. They will also be able to write with pens instead of "inkpins" and Izzy will finally be able to count to ten instead of "tin."

Please, if you see them out and about, give them a BIG smile and welcome them into this great sophisticated society! I think they'll even have indoor plumbing now too!

*ok, so it wasn't that bad where they were, but I just had to poke a little fun cause I won't be able to anymore. (which is a good thing!)

Oh and Skii wanted me to let you know that the Delaware gang will be back once they get all the necessary internet connections established.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Question...

Did everyone take their stupid pill today or something?

Thursday, March 09, 2006

One Whole Year


Today is my 1st anniversary here in blogworld. The gift for a one year anniversary is paper. Does that mean I should actually be writing this on paper and scanning it in or actually snail mailing it to everyone? Oh how the days of correspondence have changed. I guess this picture of a paper card will have to do.


So, in honor of my first year anniversary, here's my first post. (This was back in the day when only Skii, Chad, Mom2, and some other ID friends read my blog. I'm so glad that my fanbase has now expanded to at least 2 continents!)


Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The Art of Procrastination

I must say, there are lots of ways to put off tomorrow what you can do today. For instance, one could sit for countless hours staring at a small rectangular box filled with tiny dots while pushing on a piece of plastic to make these tiny dots morph from one image to another. Also, while staring at this rectangular box, one can begin to keep track of all the ways to put things off in a newly created blog. Should this person blame her friend who introduced her to blogging by sending links to her and her family's blogs? I mean, even her 3-yr-old has a blog! Now, I'm new to all this, but have read several and I must say, if one is going to waste time, why not write down all your thoughts, feelings and/or nonsense in a blog?! It's sheer genius I say!

Now, the title of my blog suggests that I have no life.....well, it's true. It also suggests that I am an ID student. That is also true. One may wonder what an ID student is. Good thing I am 1.) an ID student and 2.) writing this blog. How fortunate for you! One may think that an ID student is someone who studies ID's. That could possibly be a valid major as there are majors for studying pop-stars. It could be training on how to inspect and detect fraudulent ID's those pesky teens like to get so they can vote before they're 18. Yet, mine is a study of the interiors and how they are designed. No, I'm not on HGTV or TLC or whatever channel. I highly doubt that one day I will be either. And for those wondering, no, I am not a decorator. There is a difference......decorators are on HGTV and the like (minus a few exeptions) while designers are out in the real world creating. It's amazing how once in the ID program and learning about design, one comes to realize that the crap on HGTV and others is just that....crap. Ok...again, there are some exceptions....just can't call any to mind right at this moment.

Back from my little excursion from the topic....the typical life of an ID student is truly non-existent....just ask my friends and family. They'll tell you! If I'm not at school, I'm at work, and if I'm not at either of those two places, I'm home...doing schoolwork (ie projects). It's tough to be working and going to school. This isn't like before when you can choose from several different offerings of the same class....oh no! They're set at specific times and you MUST take them at that time, or else!!! (The "or else" is that you'll have to wait an entire year before you can take it again! Nice!)

So, here I am an ID student with a project deadline looming over me and I sit writing a blog that most no one will read. Do I care?! Nope. Why not? Well, it's just in my nature to procrastinate and so I do. Besides, what else do I have to do?? My project???!!

Hope you've enjoyed this little babble from my life. I look forward to procrastinating even more with you as time goes by.

Hasta!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

These past four days...

....have been horrible! Being sick for four days is not my idea of fun. I started feeling kinda crappy on Sunday and it was all downhill from there. I don't know if it was a little bug or food poisoning, but either way I don't like being sick!

I got out of bed probably a total of four times since Sunday (not counting today) and those four times were not very pretty. The first time I couldn't even open my eyes without feeling dizzy. My head felt like it weighed 5,000 pounds (Sorry Gareth, don't quite know the conversion into metric right at this moment. Hope you can forgive me!) and the only parts that felt good were my legs....I think.

One of the only things that got me through this time was watching these girls. They gave me cheer and laughter when I didn't even feel like smiling. Ahhh how I miss them! (did you know that they're on almost all the time on Lifetime?! I didn't either until this week!)

Now, here's for the really bad part of my being sick. Ok, it's not the worst part, but it's kinda close. Being sick these past four days has really REALLY put me behind in my project. I was supposed to be in Cleveland today for a critique by the Urban Design Center up there, which is a part of KSU, but as you can well imagine, I didn't feel quite up to it. Hopefully my prof will take pity on me and not count it against me since it is supposed to be part of our grade. Now, I'm seriously wondering if I'll finish in time. I think it's going to be LOTS of all-nighters or at least really-late-nighters until May 1st. So, you might not be seeing me here for a while.

Hope everyone has a great day and stay away from turkey sausage!

Friday, March 03, 2006

It's Oscar Time!

If you haven't seen any of the movies up for an Oscar this Sunday, then here's your chance to see at least one of them. It's Brokeback Mountain!

Now, I know what you're thinking, "DG, I like you and all, but I really
don't want to see a movie about gay cowboys!" To which I reply "You like me???!!! YEA!!!!"

Then I say, "Just check this one out. You'll be surprised at how quickly it goes. And you don't even have to pay an enormous amount of money to see it either. In fact,
you don't even have to leave your house! Just click here."

You'll thank me for it!


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Down at the CopacaBotox

Not that I really wanted to, but I've been seeing Barry Manilow a lot lately on TV. Does anyone else think that he's had just a little too much Botox and/or plastic surgery?!

I swear he can't make a face that's normal. It seems like he can't do anything than slightly smile.


Which kinda reminds me of his song...feel free to sing along! You all know the words!!



Ok....enough singing! Anyway, I'm still thinking he needs to lay off the Botox! I saw him on Ellen and I tell ya, he just couldn't smile!



Before





After -
Look at those high cheekbones!



Look! he really CAN'T smile!!!

Who knew that a song he wrote back in the 70's would make more sense today?!