Sunday, March 22, 2009

happy sunday night.
i should be asleep - i hit the beginnings of a bad cold this weekend. canceled most all my plans yesterday to sleep. but just had a mini nap today.

so why am i awake? dear david - wife of rachel - lovingly (promise that i took it lovingly, david) commented on my picture that had previously been on this little blog of mine.
for some odd reason he felt that my eyes were just a little PsYcHo!! which i totally agree with! so, while i was thinking about it, i changed it. too bad i don't have real current pictures. the one i replaced the psycho picture with was one i did with photobooth a few weeks ago.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE. Denise said it was not so cute! :)

today, my hair is in a traumatic state. so, i don't dare take anything. someone remind me that i shouldn't be my own hair stylist and that snipping sections of hair each morning isn't always the wisest plan of life. that's all i'll say about the matter - other than to add that i was ready to chop it all off today and re-start the growing out process. i still might . . . mary jones (yes, she's married, but she will always be mary jones to me - sorry jon!) informed me that katie holmes now has extentions. so much for attempting to look like her. somehow the church doesn't pay enough for me to have the spa treatment katie did. dang it. i sooo need a life sponsor.

new topic. really quick. here's a confession (if you have looked at my facebook account activity the last two days, you may have already gathered this tidbit of info about me . . ) i love the facebook quizes. i am always trying to define me - to figure out what my personality is. i love the chinese year of the rat or horse or pig, i love horoscopes. i love the color quiz. not that i always believe them, but because i like to find out more about me ( i KNOW, the scriptures are suppose to be where i go . . . but this is fun too. moderation. i promise i am not weird!)

so one of the quizes i did today was what color is your eye or something like that. and wow. i feel like it is pretty right on. i agree with everything described here, except the angry part. moody, yes. angry, i don't think so. but maybe my family disagrees?

Your eyes reflect the color Pink. You are a person who wears their heart on their sleeves. You are full of emotion and have a tendency to be very open with people. You adore the simple things in life and refer to them as "gifts". You have an aura around you that radiates how loving and caring you are. You spend most of your time trying to make others happy. You also try to focus on yourself as well. You are also very supportive and sensitive. Because you are so emotional you have a tendency to also be very depressed and can be devastated by a loss. You can also be moody and angry at times when people disagree with you. In all, you are Emotional.

what do you think???

Sunday, March 15, 2009

big new if the week . . . you just may be seeing this in my room within the next 12 months!!!!!
because the Teachers's College of Columbia University just AcCePtEd me!!!!!

i received an email bright and early monday morning, march 11th, from stanford. tragically, they informed me that they were unable to accept my application at this time. i was sad. i almost cried, but i didn't. i went on with the day and life and my life thinkings.

wednesday afernoon, just after lunch, i received an email from columbia. i was sure they would say the same thing as stanford, so when i read the words, "congratulations!" it took everything i had to swallow my screaming (remember how i work in that really really reverant Relief Society Building?? yep, screaming isn't exactly allowed!)!!

the crazy part is that because my eyes were so set on stanford, i hadn't done too much research on columbia (i know, who does that??). i felt so strongly that i needed to apply to stanford and felt like it would be so wrong to just apply to ONE grad school. so i threw in columbia. lame. again, who does that??? obviously, me.

thus, when i realized New York City could be a very real part of my future, i got online and had to look up how long the Curriculum Development and Teacher Training program is - it's 12 months. AND i had to figure out tuition - yep, it's just $1, 085 per credit and i need 32 credits making it over $32,000 just for tuition!! BUT i did just find out that President Obama is an alumni. maybe he'd be willing to give me some of that bailout money!! :)

the deadline to accept the offer is may 15th. so from now until then, i am thinking and pondering and desperately trying to read my feelings about going or not. if you would be willing to pass around jars to invite people to donate to my education cause, please let me know. i figure it might be my only way to get there!!

crazy. just crazy.
Gooooooooo Lions!!!! (does Columbia even have sports teams??? if they do, are they good?? i have soo much to learn!)