Sunday, January 20, 2013


This was written awhile ago and I didn't ever publish it. Enjoy!

I am not a good sharer.  I mostly blame my parents for this.  I have always gotten whatever I wanted and never really had to share with my sister.  When we did have to share, like when we lived together, she was rarely home and also had this thing called common courtesy.  Common courtesy, to me, dictates that you do not eat other people food without asking, you don't use other people's things without asking, you respect other people.  I try to follow these rules.  I may not always be perfect but let me tell you, I'm not as bad as it as some people in my life.  Some people need to learn that what's mine is mine and not yours.  It's yours if I offer, not if you just take.  Having to learn to share things that I DESPERATELY do NOT want to share is becoming very difficult for me. Very difficult.  It's making me more and more upset with every day that I am still living like this!

Longest. Semester. EVER.

Sorry for the inexcusably long hiatus from blogging!  If anyone still reads this, let me explain a little.  Last semester was the very last semester of classes that I had to take as an undergraduate college student.  Which meant stress.  What should have been the easiest semester of my life: only 12 hours, only education classes, no working in the school 2 full days a weeks for the experience.  Easy right?! Not quite.  See my semester started with trying to get my summer credits to transfer.  I took this stupid political science class at a community college from San Antonio.  Because I had a life in good ole' College Station, I took it online.  I, of course, waited till the last minute to get the work done.  I finished all the quizzes for the class and managed an 80 something in the class...not bad for me.  Well fast forward to August to get this credit on my A&M transcript.... The community college somehow 'withdrew' me from the course and wasn't giving me any credit for it.  After what seemed like a million back up plans and phone calls and wrong transfers to wrong departments, I somehow managed to  get ahold of the professor for the class.  He decided to be a SAINT and help me out.  Well about a month and a half later, I was able to get all of my work on the transcript and sent to A&M!  YAY! In addition to all of that stress, I thought it would be a fun idea to pick up some more jobs!  So I was managing at the Call Center three nights a week, substitute teaching on Fridays, and being a teaching assistant for a class once a week.  Needless to say, I was stretched thin.  All this while trying to maintain a social life with all my awesome friends, making it home for all the hockey games, and trying to get used to living with someone not my sister (whole other post coming for this topic).  Add in a birthday, Thanksgiving, a broken heart, and moving out of my apartment.  That was what all I was dealing with! Crazy right?! I am now going to be blogging again! YAY! More flashback posts from last semester to come, along with new stories in my adventures in teaching and living with my parents...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Welcome to Hell

Group projects.  Seemingly harmful assignments right?! False.  Group projects are a gift sent to us straight from the Devil himself.
What a group project is supposed to look like:
All students doing an equal share of the work
All students working together to create the work
All students working together
All students collaborating to arrive at the answers/final product

What they actually look like:
1 person organizes the group
1 person does the prep work
1 person does all the work
That one person happens to be the SAME person
Very little is done by all members

I'm currently involved in 2 group work heavy classes and let me just tell you: the freaking suck!  Some people argue that group projects prepare you to work in the "real world."  And I'm going to go ahead and say that that is a total complete lie.  Yes, you have to work together and collaborate in the "real world" but everyone is more invested because its 1) your job and 2) people will rat you out 3) if you don't know the material and can't explain your work to the boss man, you're screwed.  Group projects teach you one thing: single out the smartest person and team up with them so that they'll do all the work.  I of course am always the one who gets singled out like the weak gazelle on National Geographic.  I'd stay and rant longer, but I have work for other people to take credit for.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A letter entitled, my life sucks!

I had a really crappy day yesterday which, while it sucked yesterday, I can definitely laugh at it now.  Here is an email I wrote to my dear friend who is serving her mission.

Hey Bubbler!
So I had the worst day ever yesterday, but it's kind of actually hilarious now and I thought you might like to hear about it! :)
So I went to walk around downtown Bryan (kind of a sketch area) for a school project and let me tell you, if this is what you do walking around dangerous areas and going up to people who may or may not want to talk to you, i commend you because it scared the bejezzus out of me!! So we're walking around and we got honked at and whistled at more times than I care to count.  Then we were walking along and what do my little eye see?!?! The barrel of a shotgun pointed at the street.  Umm no thanks. So i turn to my group and say, no, we're leaving, i'm done. no more walking around for me!  Well we kept walking anyway because my scared little butt got out voted.  Turns out when he shot the gun, it was actually a bb gun, but was mildly terrifying.  Anyway, so we went back to my place to do the write up portion of the project and no surprise here, I ended up having to do all the work :/  So im sitting there doing all the work putting the project together and then everyone leaves because they're just watching me work at this point and that is frustrating to say the least... ugh group projects! continue on with my day.  So i worked on some other homework...math, who decided we needed to learn this stuff?! And then I decide I need to hit up Sonic so that I can stay awake while trying to learn my math.  Well that required finding my keys.  Well let me tell you that yesterday morning I cleaned my room pretty good.  I couldn't find my silly keys anywhere.  So i began to panic, obviously.  So then I was like well maybe i locked them in my car. So I tried to break into my own car with a coat hanger....ya know, like in the movies.  Just like that.  Except it doesn't actually work like that. It's kind of impossible. Oh, and did I mention that it was raining at this point in the night when I'm trying to break into my own car? because it totally was. Well then i call my mom to brainstorm and problem solve and she told me to call AAA to have them unlock my car.  Well they unlock it and guess what! no keys..... well crap. So I call my friend ashley and tell her she needs to check her car because at this point, they're either at the mall in Houston someplace or in her car.....and I was hoping they were in her car.  So she went to check while I continued to PANIC majorly. Well she called me and they were in her car!! Yay! so I asked my roommate, victoria, to drive me to Ashley's to get my keys and I told her I'd buy her frozen yogurt if she took me.  So we pick up the keys and I run through the grass to get the keys from Ashley.  In case you've forgotten, it's still raining at this point. rain+grass=mud.  lots of it.  So i'm running in my flip flops and sliding all over the place and got my feet covered in mud.  so now that i've got the keys, i'm running back to the car and rinse my feet off in a puddle (you know you're a redneck and get in the car to go get some fro yo with victoria.  So we make our fro yos and we go to pay. well i should say, try to pay. This idiot forgot her wallet at home.....So victoria had to pay.  I felt AWFUL!!! I tried to pay her back when we got home but she wouldn't take it, saying that my day was rough enough already. So let me tell you I was ready for sleep but since i'd done all that crazy running around and everything, I had to work on homework...... But today should be better. I hope....I think....I pray....

What's the worst day you've had?  Please tell me you've lost your keys too....right?!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lo Siento!

I'm so sorry that I haven't been blogging. This girl got a little caught up in the working 3 jobs and trying to enjoy my very last summer as a "kid" ever!  I promise, I have a list of things to blog about which I will start writing about now! Well as soon as I say SORRY one more time for my unannounced hiatus from the blogosphere!!! :)

Back To School!

I love going back to school for quite a few reasons:
1. I love being on a schedule
2. Back To School Shopping!! new clothes, new pens, new pencils, new post-its!!!! Need I go on?
3. I get to go back to seeing my friends on a regular basis again!
4. I'm going to be a teacher, so clearly I love that whole school thing!
5.  Back to school clothes sales!!

Anyway, I got to thinking since today was my last first day of academic classes!  I started thinking about all my first days of school!!  When I was little, I was scared to go to school for the first time so my mom gave me a back pack teddy bear and I called her Lee.  My big seester had one named Louise (our middle names).  Whenever I got scared or missed my mom, I went to my back pack to sneak a peak at my teddy! I've always loved that idea and have been adamant that my children will have little back pack bears of their own one day. (one day very far away)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bucket List: Revisited

It's about a month left of summer and I decided I need to get to work on this bucket list!

1.  Learn to shoot a handgun
2.  Ice skate
3.  ACTUALLY go see movies - DONESKIES!!!! Saw Dark Knight, Spiderman, and Brave!!
4.  Spend a majority of my free time at the beach with the besties! Donish! Went to Corpus with Ashely and her family!
5.  Take a road trip (just a day trip at least) someplace new!  DONE!! Went to Corpus!!
6.  Get another piercing - not yet, but cartilage piercing here we come!!
7.  sing karaoke 
8.  Don't think - just do - I'm doing ok with this one!
9.  Go to Lake Bryan
10.  Go to a concert - Summer fest kickoff at Harry's counts right??
11.  go dancing - like country dancing
12.  Successfully make clothespin cookies
13.  keep in contact with everyone who is important to me I'm doing a fairly good job at this one!
14.  Live in a clean apartment - all summer - Ashley, don't laugh too hard at that one! The apartment is clean....My room is a different story... In my defense, I still haven't actually settled into my room yet.
15.  READ - pshhhh umm not so much
16.  Lay out & tannnnnnn - I had a decent tan going, then camp happened.
17.  work out - hahahaha what was I thinking....
18.  Go bowling with friends frequently
19.  Pass Texas Government - WITH A B!!!! BAM!
20.  Float the river with friends!

Okay, only 8 of the 20 have been done.... UHOH!!! HELP!!! Anyone who wants to help me complete these let me know!!