Sunday, November 24, 2013

Back to (my) business

I really, REALLY miss my makeup business. I put it on hold for school, but I am seriously considering starting to work on it again. I think it would be so amazing to do that and make enough money so I can actually only do that and school. The money I make at my regular job is adequate for now, but just not kicking it. I get my little loan checks for school twice a year too, so that helps. I am officially going to be in the brainstorming stage after this post---dreaming up color combinations. I am so excited!

I think I may be the only New Orleanian I know who doesn't think D&D smoked sausage is the best smoked sausage ever. Sorry. Bryan all the way.

I only have one test left for the semester - Louisiana History. I just remembered today, so I really should be getting my notes together.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Paper finished, Calc test next

I just finished my Louisiana History paper (I'm in the school library right now) and I think this evening will be my very last test for the semester. Of course finals are coming up and I know I'll be doing lots of cramming for that, but no more tests! I really have to do well on this test too, as it determines whether or not I will get an A or B average on the tests. I have a B right now, but just need a 95 to get the A average. Of course I need a 90 or above on the final, but I think I can manage that. At least I hope I can...

I should go study for this test now. Til next time!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, especially in the last year or so. I believed in a person I shouldn't have, and I severely regret doing so. I don't consider myself to be naive, but only a good person who tries to see the good in other people. I've come to realize the hard way that not everyone is a good person. I tried my hardest and I give up. I stress out enough with work and school, so it's time to do what I have to do. I've said it so many times that I'm not even telling anyone what I do until after it's done. I plan on burning my bridges so badly that going back won't be an option.

On a lighter note, I got an 87 on my Calculus test. Woo! Only three more class days to go until the final exam and one more math test! I still can't believe this semester flew by so fast. I have to figure out what I am doing for my honors English project--it's pretty open-ended and has to deal with propaganda in some way. I can't wait to be done with English, period. I know part of my job once I graduate will be writing reports, but that's fine--I just hate writing actual essays about topics I likely won't encounter later on. Propaganda is something every person should understand, don't get me wrong, but I just hate writing about it. Blah.

I only have two more papers due until the end of the semester, too. One is an opinion paper on whether I think Huey Long was good for the state of Louisiana and one experience paper for Louisiana History. Shouldn't be too bad. Of course, we'll be practicing for the English exit exam probably every day for the last three class periods, so there's always that to look forward to. :/

Enough about school for now. I don't even want to write much about it anymore because I feel like that is all I write about, but this is my blog isn't it?

Tomorrow (technically today) is Dad's birthday. I wish I had a car so I could drive down the road to where he is buried. Speaking of driving, Joe wrecked the car. Tore the front bumper, fender and headlights completely off and damaged the radiator. It's not able to be driven, of course. And he was at fault, so guess who's insurance is going up? Yeah. I've told him so many times he can't drive, but here is the proof!

I've been thinking about New York a lot lately again. Not to live there because I am in school now, but to visit. I'm in desperate need of a vacation out of town. I don't have vacation time until May though, so maybe I can reward myself if I do well next semester. :)

Ah, well. It's 3am (and I must be lonely...had to lol) so I should be getting to bed. I shouldn't have fallen asleep when I got home.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Today was a good day!

Today was actually the best day I've had in awhile. First, in Biology, I found I should be able to reschedule my final exam. I have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but for some reason my Biology exam fell on a Friday. That means I have exams on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the first week in December. I really can't afford to take off three days of work. I am really thankful he's such a cool teacher. I just have to email him or talk to him after class on Tuesday.

I had a Louisiana History test today and of course that went well. Had to turn in the rough draft of my English research paper and that went well as well. I just need to develop my conclusion more and I had a mistake with punctuation with a parenthetical. Then, finally, I had a Calculus test today and I actually feel quite confident about it! I answered everything, even the bonus. I am 100% sure I got the take-home bonus right too, so yep! Great day, indeed. And then tomorrow is pay day, so what is there really to complain about at this point? :)

So my bank card from Capital One gets reward miles through Travelocity on it now. Of course it takes a long time to accumulate, but I definitely want to go ahead and take a trip with them when I have enough. I'm not saying this year or even next year, but sometime.

I am so happy the weather is finally turning chilly! I was a bit under-dressed today, but that's okay. I bought enough jackets at the end of the season last year and I finally get to use them! :) I saw that the weather will remain cool, so tonight my project is to switch my summer clothes for winter clothes.

'Til tomorrow (hopefully)!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Got my Starbucks brewing...

I finally bought some ground coffee so I can save myself some money in the morning. I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but recently I got back into having my morning Starbucks at school since they put them in the place of PJ's. It's not terribly expensive since I only go twice a week, but still. I'd like to start drinking it every morning if I could.

I actually just brewed myself a pot so I can have some energy to write this paper and do my time-consuming biology homework. I thought I would be able to do the homework tomorrow, but it's an online assignment and due at 8am. Crap.

There's a store in Elmwood I really need to go and check out, maybe when I get my next school check in February. It's called "Charming Charlie" and it's mostly a women's accessories store. I've never been there but my boss's wife shops there all the time and he says she gets some really nice things from there. I just saw the website and, yeah, I could get lost in there. Haha.

I guess I should get this show on the road. It's already 10pm and I've procrastinated enough.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Only a month left

I can't believe there is exactly a month left of this semester. It has gone by so fast! Finals are right around the corner and I'm not even stressing about it (yet). While I don't think it will be a complete breeze, I feel like I have a pretty decent grasp in all of my classes. It's the papers that are going to kill me.

I have to work the next two Sundays which completely sucks, but it's because of the Angola trip last Sunday. I hate how we (as in Tabby and I) have to work several Sundays in a row for trivial reasons like Saints games and then they (Vincent and Joe) just work one, but the one time I ask off on a Sunday that isn't "our" Sunday we have to work two in a row as well. It's not my decision of course, but fair is fair. /rant

I was looking at UNO's website today and I came across a summer internship program from the Department of the Navy that sophomore students can apply for. I'm not sure what I'll be classified as when I get there because of the 29 credits I will have taken by the end of next semester, 26 are being transferred toward my major (I'm going with naval architecture and marine engineering). I am taking Louisiana History (3 credits) now because I needed it for civil engineering when I wanted to do that.  That sounds like sophomore status to me. According to the curriculum flowchart, I am supposed to take 31 credits my first year. So I guess we'll see. I also want to take German classes the entire time I'm at UNO. I may not graduate for another 6 years after this one. Oh well.

It's almost 1am now and I need some sleep for work tomorrow. Saints play at the Jets at noon. Who dat!