Thursday, May 31, 2007

Envirosax Update

The bags loaded with goodies.

Here is an update on those Envirosax I ordered a while back. I have now used them twice and love them. The first time, almost everything fit into one. But I now know that I'm a two-bag girl when I go grocery shopping. I really tried to do one bag, complete with telling the disbelieving bagger at Kroger that it would all fit into one. It was not to be.

This is what those bags contained.

There could have been more food in the green one but the combined weights of the milk and water bottles made it too heavy (for my shoulder, not the bag.)

I am very glad that I bought these. Go and buy some for yourself here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I Have A Problem With Committment...

The Facts: I had three sewing projects I needed to work on. That was the goal.

However, I recently finished the bolster pillows from last fall and wanted to photograph them on the love seat for the blog. But that would mean I had to readjust the slipcover again.

The Truth:
I hate to admit it but the above refit from months ago doesn't really look like that all the time, especially not after I take a nap on it.

So, while I'm gearing up to do the 'pull this here and tuck that there' stuff I think of a new and drastic way to refit the slipcover. And before I know it out comes the scissors (!) and pins.

The Problem: I now have to finish this new thing I started before you see the bolsters from last fall on the love seat and before I finish those three sewing projects. This is why nothing gets finished in my home. Except the bolsters, see the lovely bolsters below.

Seriously, somebody help me.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

My future best friend...

Couldn't you just eat him up?!

One of these days, one of these days, he will be mine.

Photo found on Cute Overload!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Spring 2007 Grades

Done. More C grades than I wanted, but it's over!

African & Oceanic Art B
Aesthetics & Modern Theory C
Environmental Science B
Environmental Science Lab C

Semester GPA: 2.6

Monday, May 14, 2007

I Can't Get No Satisfaction...

Women of Rock: PJ Harvey and Bjรถrk!

Excellent cover of Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction"

Friday, May 11, 2007

A REALLY good mail day!

All arrived on Thursday, May 10, 2007

My international magazine swap from Switzerland complete with Swiss chocolate.

My Envirosax bags, which I will be using today to take advantage of Butterick patterns being $.99 until Saturday at Hancock Fabrics.

French speaking mail! Oh la la...

Yesterday I received my French decor magazines from Switzerland. Thank you Jany!

As you can see I now have copies of Cdeco, Maison Magazine, and the always lovely Marie Claire Idees.

*(look closely at the picture)

There are so many beautiful things in these magazines. Cdeco is a full-on D.I.Y. magazine with loads of projects that I can't wait to learn about.

However, there is the small problem of language. I did study French for 5 years in high school and college, however, my memory is bad and I have a problem with laziness. Reading these will take some time because every sixth word will have me running to an online French-to-English dictionary!

Do you see it in the picture? Jany also sent me a bar of Lindt Excellence Chili, extra fine dark chocolate flavored with red chili peppers. She says it tastes wonderful with a glass of red wine, Bordeaux or Merlot. I'm not so sure about the heat factor. I think I will have a glass of milk nearby, just in case. (By the way, have you had their truffles? Y. U. M.)

Chocolate from Switzerland. Where else would you want it to come from? Yea!!!

All pages translated with Google Language Tools.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Queen of "just getting by" is no more

I missed by Enviro-Sci exam this morning.

Normal hour for class is 11 AM. Exam time was 8AM.

I knew this beforehand and the alarm was set.

I woke today at 8:15 AM, alarm was turned off, and a horrible loud droning sound was inside/outside my apartment...street cleaning machine.

Raced to class. Drove around endlessly trying to find parking spot just a few inches bigger to fit my car. No dice.

Walked in. Looked at instructor. Was told no. Walked out.

No excuses being made.

Wait and see.
(Grade update:

Correction: I forgot to mention that our lowest test grades were going to be eliminated, final exam included. So this does not mean immediate failure, just that I lost an opportunity to get a high score and raise my grade. Otherwise, my grade stands as it was before the final.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Kids are not alright

Being around younger students on campus creates a clear line that says I am much older than they are and more mature.

Fine, but must I start to sound like their mothers?

Case in point:

My Environmental Science lab presentation.
(Grade update: A)

My lab group consisted of me and two other students: one 22 yr old and one 20 yr old. We were all tasked with gathering our own research that we would then compile in a PowerPoint presentation.

When we met on campus, we found out that the 20 yr old had not done her research. She also did not call us and let us know this so that we could have taken up the slack. So, she has shown up with nothing and during the time she is with us she still has nothing to contribute. We suggested that she go use a computer terminal somewhere else in the library and do her research and she refused.

We tasked her with coming up with answers for our presentation's conclusion while we work on other things. I could tell there was nothing cycling through her brain so I drafted some things, just in case. After waiting to see if she would come up with something, we went ahead and put my pieces in. She had the nerve to be upset that we were doing it all without her. The girl had NO awareness of the fact that she had done wrong and should be working her butt off now making up for lost time or at least keeping her mouth shut. As it ended up, everything that she was supposed to supply to our presentation was done by me.

She was there less than two hours and had to leave to go to work. The 22 year old asked her to call into work and finish this with us. She refused, supposedly on the grounds that she was too responsible. By this point I just wanted her to leave, there was nothing she could give us and her presence was an irritant. The other student and I ended up working 10 more hours on the presentation.

Part of me wishes I had pulled her aside and let her have it, let her know this wasn't the way to go about school or life. However, another part of me just did not care. Especially since it was clear that she didn't.

Friday, May 04, 2007

This book MUST be genius

This is the most brilliant marketing tactic I have seen. You may have even seen this before, it's so unique that someone probably sent the link to you.
It is for Miranda July's book, No one Belongs Here More Than You.