Monday, January 31, 2011

Linear Communication

Today as I was sitting down to do some Linear Algebra homework I found the strangest thing.

This note.....

With directions to THIS note....

With directions to another page that they never must have found the time to write on because it was blank.

If you can't read the small fuzzy pictures- don't worry- it wasn't that fantastic. The weirdest part of it all was that the writer was a student at WSU- the college I am attending now.
"Well that's not THAT weird" you say.... no it's not. The WEIRD part is that I bought this book off of amazon from a huge textbook distributer... weird.

Oh and whoever you are that had this book. You took terrible care of it because I've had to tape the first 4 chapters back in.

This little message brightened my homework filled night and reminded me what a small world we really live in after all.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Green Tea

As a coffee lover and a chocolate lover had I the choice between a cup of coffee or of tea I would usually chose the coffee. But I recently learned of all the benefits of a good green tea.

1. Raises metablolism
2. Calming
3. It's Ancient- green tea/the herbs in it have been in use for centuries
4. Energizer without the caffeine crash
5. Warm
6. Cheap and easy

1. Tastes a little funky- but I think it'll grow on me :)

So I'm going to try and make a new habit out of drinking green tea.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Amazon or AmazING?

Most everyone now knows what a kindle is. If not... click here to learn.
Well this last summer, as a generous graduation gift, Carlo's parents got me a kindle. I don't know how I ever survived without it before as now I always carry it to class or in my purse- just in case I have a moment to spare to read. It went with me on the cruise through the mediterranean... to hawaii.... to illinois. My kindle is more well traveled than many people I know.

Today as I went to turn on my beloved portable library of books the screen fritzed. All that appeared were shades of black and grey lines, no words.
Well- after unsuccessfully trying to figure out what was wrong, I called Amazon services. When the info person picked up the phone I was expecting to hear a list of orders to try and get my kindles working again. Instead as soon as I told him the problem the man said "ok we'll go ahead and get that replaced for you." Simple as that Amazon is sending me a new replacement kindle as I type. I could not believe how fast and easy it was to get the problem fixed.

So- if you were debating on whether to get a kindle or not- or any other kind of technological reading device... I would highly recommend it. Amazon has great customer service, easy to use items and are all around great.
Go buy yours today! Or tomorrow I guess :)


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Return to School Daybook


Outside My Window... I can see nothing. It's pitch black outside, not that I can see out my window right now as my roommate insists on closing it all the time.

I am thinking... that I am sick of this dorm business and am ready to just move into my own place. My roommate is great- girls on my floor- not so much. How did I get the room next to the loudest girls on my floor? I am also thinking that I should be getting to bed as tomorrow should be a long day.

I am thankful for... the three day weekend coming up.

From the learning rooms... I just started school again, so I have six new classes going on right now. The two math classes are kind of a lot- but I'm enjoying it and the new topics.

From the kitchen... I cannot stop eating all of the macadamia nut kisses my doggy got me from Hawaii

I am wearing... Layered tank tops as the heat in our building is on the fritz, my comfy Joe's jeans, acorn slippers, and my tie blanket I made with my two best friends.

I am creating... the longest math problem I have ever done. It is a beast. No joke.

I am going... to eat biscuits and gravy for breakfast. I can't wait :D I'm pretty sure that breakfast is the best part of my day for thevery reason of those flaky biscuits.

I am reading... The Truth About Forever. A book by Sarah Dessen- one of my favorite authors. I also recently- as in 10 minutes ago- bought Anna and the French Kiss on my kindle, due to a recommendation from my friend who blogged about it :)
I am hoping... that I can find a good church in this tiny town. I had found what I thought was a good one- but alas- it wasn't. So now I'm on the search again. Something that contains NO joy, especially without a car.

I am hearing... Regina Spektor's Samson, possibly my favorite song about her. And the crazy girls SCREAMING in the hallway at 11pm- 2 hours after quiet hours started.....

Around the house... what house??????? :( Oh you mean my room? I guess I'm lucky that I have a clean roommate- my room is spotless in comparison to other girls in my hall who could make it on to the Hoarders show no problem.

One of my favorite things... is reading. I love the escape and the fantasy of it all. When I stop and remember they're just words I can't believe the impact it can have.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: I am planning on finishing homework tomorrow so I can enjoy the long three day weekend and be ready for Rugby next week.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

My Grandpa Wes and I- I love this!