Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A few things to live by!

ONE.  Give  people more than they expect and do it  cheerfully.

TWO.  Marry  a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get  older, their conversational skills will be as  important as any other.

THREE.  Don't  believe all you hear, spend all you have or  sleep all you want.

FOUR.  When  you say, 'I love you,' mean  it.
FIVE...  When  you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the  eye..

SIX.  Be  engaged at least six months before you get  married.

SEVEN.  Believe  in love at first  sight.

EIGHT.  Never  laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have  dreams don't have much.

NINE...  Love  deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but  it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN..  In  disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

 Don't  judge people by their  relatives.  
TWELVE.  Talk  slowly but think  quickly.  

THIRTEEN. When  someone asks you a question you don't want to  answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to  know?'

FOURTEEN.  Remember  that great love and great achievements involve  great risk.

FIFTEEN.  Say  'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN.  When  you lose, don't lose the  lesson.

SEVENTEEN.  Remember  the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for  others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN.  Don't  let a little dispute injure a great friendship.  

NINETEEN.  When  you realize you've made a mistake, take  immediate steps to correct  it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone.  The caller will hear it in your voice  

TWENTY-  ONE. Spend  some time alone.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Is this typical student behavior?

I have grown more aware that my perfect grade point average is slipping away slowly. Could this be because I have stopped taking my classes seriously? Am I not putting forth the effort to get the work done? The answer to both of these is yes! But how do I make the necessary changes to complete assignments (on time) and get the grades I've worked so hard to keep while in college? I just looked at my grades for last week, and am appalled that I would fall so fast. I love that my professor grades my essays with lots of red marks; however, I do not like to see so many. I find myself hurt and disgusted that I made an 85 on an essay that I could have easily made a much better grade. This is what happens when I wait until the last minute to do my work! I need motivation! After some online research I found a site that should help. Household notebook provides printable lists to help you complete tasks. I know being more organized will be tremendously helpful, but is it enough? No, I don't think just organizing my life is going to bring my motivation back. My plan is simple...Everything is due by Tuesday night at 11pm. Start my assignments on Wednesday before they are actually due! This gives me a week to make them perfect and I don't have to endure the stress of trying to turn in crappy work by the deadline. The question is how to make myself do homework on Wednesday...

Who reads this crap?

Hello few people who keep up with the useless rants I post here! I'm sorry I've been away so long. Things are pretty uneventful around here...basically meaning SSDD! I have great things to discuss but have been forbidden to post anything about them or talk about them with anyone, because I might "jinx" the situation yet again. I'm going to change my name to "Jinx". I always find a way to uproot any goodness and turn it into pure, unrivaled evil.

I am glad to see my good ol' buddy blogging again. I've missed my Batcave reads for a bit! If you haven't read Bonesy's stuff, you should all check it out now!

Wow...what a tangent. Okay, back to what I was saying....
I just want one thing to go the way I expect for once. I've been told by financial aid to expect some $$ after 8 months of waiting.  Yeah, I'm going to believe some woman who tells me "I'm sending you a check" after the last 100 people have said the same thing only to have it "bungled" somehow" in processing. I'll wait and not be so trusting this time!

Another surprising fact. I spent this weekend sober! I thought I had gotten past my desire to not want to kill braincells, hey, we only use 10% of them anyway. That leaves 90% to destroy by any means necessary, right? But seriously, I made a conscious effort to not drink anything. It was weird, I felt strange, but on the upside...I felt great when waking on Sunday morning with no aftermath of the previous night to haunt my day. This is a step up from the decision a few weeks ago to only imbibe in liquor instead of beer, I'm definitely trying to get away from anything that resembles a "beer gut" and have enough weight problems as it is. So yay for Vodka and Red Bull! But even armed with a fifth of Vodka and my usual arsenal of mixers...I abstained. I'm guessing this is what it feels like to have some sort of willpower, in which I need to keep for next weekend to be the D.D. when we make the trip to the Smokin Moose to see Dead Zealous.

Okay it's after 2am...I've got homework (won't do until Tuesday, of course) and I need some type of rest. I'll catch you all on the flip side (whatever the hell that means???)