Well shoot….I can’t make up my mind. Mostly because I know what I want, but it just doesn’t exist (story of my life). So I changed the theme…again. As I brows for themes I keep saying to Devin, “I like this, but….” And then I say, “can you change this?” Usually, he says “yes, but it would take like five hours of work because of….” So never mind. I’ll just keep changing themes (even though that drives me crazy) until I find one that I really love. I liked the last one but I wanted a little more color on the posts (not to mention that the theme had some downloading issues into Live Writer so I couldn’t see what I was typing….thanks Microsoft).

Anyway, obviously I’ve been spending my time trying to find the perfect theme and not blogging. Sorry ‘bout that. But, stay tuned….more posts are coming.

The new Theme

What do you think?  So normally, it drives me crazy when people constantly change the theme to their blog.  But lately, I’ve just been…underwhelmed… not satisfied…left wanting…..with the old theme.  There was another one that I really wanted but I just wanted something that was wider. I’ll probably end up changing it again, so here is your warning.  Don’t be confused if you see a few different themes over the next few months. 


When did these three little words (sometimes four, sometimes one–idunno) become so bad?  When did saying “I don’t know” become as bad as saying a swear word?  Whatever happened to people being honest?  Whatever happened to, “sorry, I don’t know the answer to your question”? Why do people feel like they need to have the answer to everything? That is, instead of having the correct answer to one thing. For example, please humor me during the following dialog of past conversations.

Me: I need to make a graduation plan.

Academic advisor: What classes do you want to take to fulfill your 15- credit major emphasis requirements?

Me: Well, I already have my four credit academic internship which is within the School of Family Life.  It isn’t listed but this here form says, “any class in SFL not listed above.”  Does it count? 

Academic advisory: yyyesssss.

Me: Great!

—-6 months later—-

Me: I need to change some things for my graduation plan, etc., etc.

Academic Advisor: Great, what classes do you want to take to fulfill your 15 credits for your emphasis?

Me: I have my four credit internship, plus consumer health for 2 credits….etc., etc.

Academic Advisor: Great.

—-6 months later—-

Me: I need to change some things for my graduation plan, etc., etc.

Academic Advisor: Great, what classes do you want to take to fulfill your 15 credits for your emphasis?

Me: I have my four credit internship, plus health for 2 credits, plus psychology for 3 credits…etc., etc.

Academic Advisor: Great! That covers your 15 credits!

—-6 months later—-


Me: I need to change some things for my graduation plan so I can graduate in April!

Academic Advisor: Great!  It looks like you have four more credits for your emphasis.  What would you like to take?

Me: Excuse me?  Oh, I see that you forgot to include the four credits from my internship.

Academic advisor: Oh, those credits don’t actually count towards your emphasis credits.

Me: I was told that it did.

Academic advisor: Did you get  that in writing?

Me: And as for this approved graduation plan (pointing)? And this one (pointing)? And….

Me: (is a written graduation plan with an “approved” stamp not considered “in writing’?!?!?)

Me: (rewind) Hi, I need to make some changes to my graduation plan so I can graduate in August.

Fall pictures

Yesterday was such a nice day!  It was around 70 degrees, cloudy, and the leaves have recently really started to fall.  I’ve been wanting to take pictures of us on campus at the park next to the bell tower.  I’m pretty sure they made it just for picture taking since everyone takes pictures there.  So we called our friends Jenny and Steve to see if they wanted to swap picture taking.  I think they turned out pretty dang cute.  Here are a few I like.

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This seems to be a trend among my frequented blogs so I thought I’d join in and let you peak into my soul…sort of.  Some of you might notice a similarity between my confessions and yours.  I guess that’s why we are friends.  So here goes…

1. I never had a myspace account.  I never had a facebook account.  Until now.  I know, I’m slow.  But we went to a "networking" dinner and the speaker asked everyone who had a facebook account to raise their hand.  (about 99%) Then he asked for everyone who didn’tIMG_1172 have one to raise their hand….not a chance.  But now, I’m networking.

2. I love Costco.  There is just something about "sitting easy" knowing there is plenty of toilet paper in the cabinet.  You know, just incase there is a major flood….of anything.

3. One of my pet peeves is a dirty white board (not to be confused with a dirty white boy–though that might be just as bad).  You know….all of that lint that get’s left behind?  Or better yet, all those words you write that for some reason don’t fully erase.  (shivers)

4. I have this habit of never finishing the last sip or two of my drink.  It drives Devin crazy.  But hey, if you grew up with well water and there was always sand in the bottom of your glass because of an earthquake that happened a few years before, you wouldn’t take the last gulp either. Habits happen.

5. There are two things that I couldn’t live without.  My Devin and Tivo. Every week I watch the Office, House, My Name is Earl (though the series is not as good as it once was), Survivor (now in HD might I add), daily episodes of Oprah and sometimes The View. But it’s ok–with Tivo it takes about 2/3 the time it normally would so really I am saving time.

6. For those who don’t know, there is a distinct difference between messy and dirty.  I am messy (working on that), not dirty.

7.  Incase you missed my post a while ago about senioritis, there is more.  I may or may not have gotten C’s on the first two tests of the semester. The jury is still out on how much of a curve the teachers will grant and how well I was able to BS my way through the essay questions (which I am usually pretty good at BTW).

8. I love to buy scrapbook, crafting, and office supplies.  I like to scrapbook, craft, and use different pens.  This might be becoming a problem. IMG_1179

9. I listen to the Dr. Laura radio show every day on my way home from work.  My mom would be proud.

10. I used to be pretty dang good at gymnastics.  But that was in middle school.  Not my favorite picture in the yearbook BTW.

11. I can still dominate most girls in a pushup contest.  And not those wimpy half pushups from the knees either.

12.  And…well, I just felt like I needed to have an even 12.