satis bene.

May. 7th, 2009 08:46 pm
purpleparadox: (woohoo!)
This was a good birthday. I got all the OMG IMPORTANT work done that I needed to, I had cake for breakfast and tortellini for dinner (my favorite, with Bryan's amazing alfredo sauce), and lots of people wished me happy birthday. (Chelsea wished me happy birthday every 5 minutes while she was tutoring, haha) Bryan also surprised me with a can of french fried onions (an unhealthy but delicious treat) and string cheese (we ran out two days ago, and I need my string cheese!). I also got my first Paperback Swap book in the mail (, if anyone's interested), Dead Until Dark by Charlane Harris. I also wrapped a heap of books to send out, so I can get more books. :D

And I bet half my friends list will disown me, but... I'm getting Twilight through Paperback Swap. I figure, all I need to do to get it send out another book, so it's not really a huge cost... so it doesn't count that I actually bought it, you know? I'm morbidly curious to see what all the fuss is about. (Bryan rolled his eyes and made a fuss when I told him I got it on PBS.)

And besides, Dr. Chadwick is reading the series. If she likes it, then it must be good. (Dr. Chadwick is my advisor, a very interesting lady in her mid sixties who likes to jump on chairs and yell about the state of the education system. Watching Vicki, my practicum advisor, imitate Dr. Chadwick is hilarious.) She wasn't going to read them as of the beginning of the semester, but one of her students gave her a copy, and that was that - she got hooked.

Oh lord I am gonna sleep in tomorrow and it will be GOOOOOOOOD.


May. 5th, 2009 07:20 pm
purpleparadox: (harumph.)
I am exhausted and I am frustrated.

I am exhausted because I wrote three and a half research papers today - I typed up 6 lesson plans (totaling 10 pages), ran around campus for a little bit, and took the first of my final exams. (Which I'm pretty sure I aced.)

I am frustrated because I was planning on going in to observe next week, for my last day of pre-student teaching. Because of this, I don't have my 100 hour sheet signed, nor do I have my week 14 evaluation filled out. And I'll end up being three hours short. And I have to scan in my evaluation form, so Mrs. Burnett can fill it out, scan it, and send it back to me.


If it's not one thing it's another.

At least I have a job interview tomorrow. I'm going to wear my new blue shirt and hope for the best.


May. 4th, 2009 05:49 pm
purpleparadox: (homework sucks)
Oh lordy lou I am TIRED.

I have too much to do and too little time to do it in. At least I've noticed that even if what I type up for a pre-student teaching assignment sounds like crap to me, it's probably utterly brilliant. The assignments are scored on a scale of 0-3, and I've only gotten one 2.5 - the rest of my assignments have been 3s.

I'm going to paint my nails and listen to Friendly Fires while I crank out this assessment report paper. I got to see maybe three tests all semester - Mrs. Burnett usually gives them on Fridays, and I'm only there on Mondays.

Friendly Fires is good stuff. I found them on accident, through a yooouuutuuube video Bry showed me. (Yooouuutuuube goes and spits out Youtube videos frame by frame, creating some interesting visual effects. The video for Friendly Fires' Skeleton Boy is sweet, stretched out like that.) I have pretty eclectic tastes, and it makes for some interesting situations when putting my iPod on random. XD

Eh, I guess I better get on that assignment. Maybe I'll crank out some Black Jewels fanfic later if I'm feeling up to it, just to write something that's not educational at all. I can't be a teacher all the time.
purpleparadox: (homework sucks)
I went in to 'observe' Mrs. Burnett's 2nd grade class, for the second-to-last time. I'm really going to miss those kids- Sidney gave me a big hug today when Mrs. Burnett said I was going to lead Spelling Bingo. They were generally pretty happy today, which is good. They even earned extra recess! I'm sad that next Monday will be my last observation day. I'll get to see the kids around the school, but it won't be the same - they'll be grown up 3rd graders.

Brittany and I drove home with the windows down and music blasting. I can't wait until I get my own car and I can have stuff like Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen blasting out my windows. I get the feeling Brittany only tolerates me because I need a ride, and I feel bad for needing a ride. I just wish we could be friends. I don't have many friends anymore, let alone friends in grad school.

The 15 minutes I spent outside today burnt my face a bit. Time to break out the sunscreen and hats again.
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augh why am I posting to DW/LJ when I haven't even made my lunch yet and I can't find my practicum notebook?

Oi vey.
purpleparadox: (so tired)
Ugh. I hate being a girl. I feel so sluggish right now, despite the fact that I've had about three cups of coffee. I'm eating all sorts of crap food that I'm going to have to work off later (yay for the elliptical machine), and all I want to do is sleep.

In other news, I have a babysitting job on Friday night! It's for two little boys, 8 and 10 years old, who love to play video games. My DS will finally get some use! I figure I'll bring the DS over, maybe the Wii, and my Super Mario Bros. Super Show DVDs, and the three of us will have fun for four hours. I can definitely use the extra money - it's going into my "pay for the wedding" fund. I hope the kids like me, this way I can babysit for them more and maybe earn more money. If that does happen, any babysitting money will go in the fund, just like any money I'm making off my punch embroidery and scarfs is going into the fund. (If anyone wants to take a peek at my punch embroidery, go to and look at the gallery.)

I have my induction ceremony for Omicron Delta Kappa tonight. I'm excited, it's the first honor society I've ever been in. (Next week I'm getting inducted into Omicron-Psi, but I have to miss that ceremony, because I'll be at Madrid-Waddington Elementary, doing my pre-student teaching stuff.) I hope I'll be awake enough for it. I'm going to go work out after Kiddy Lit, and then go home and make myself pretty. I have another awards ceremony I'm supposed to be at tonight, for Teacher Opportunity Corps, but I can't make it to that because of the ODK ceremony. Diana, the director for TOC, tried to make me go to hers for 15 minutes (the TOC reception starts at 6:15, and the ODK ceremony starts at 6:30), but I'm not going to push it and end up late to my own induction ceremony. Bryan is going to go to the TOC thing for a little bit, and hopefully Diana will give him whatever award I'm getting. There is way too much stuff going on in April, I swear.

And holy shit, my birthday's in two weeks and a day. 27 years old, here I come. :D


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