Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WooHoo!

In case you can't see it, this says "Excellent! (with TWO underlines!) Very well done. Best exam in class." YYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY! This is my first exam of graduate school, my first graded thing, and, although I should be more humble, I did awesome! It was an exam in my Theories class (on Plato's The Republic, Aristotle, and various other readings like Mencius, who's pretty cool)....I wrote 11 pages...in 2 hours...I really don't know how I'm even typing right now because my hand hurt so bad! I got a 99% --so now I can slack off the rest of the semester and still get a B! HAHA just kidding! Like I could actually be NOT-OCD and do that. :)

Yes I should be asleep!



I finally finished homework (in a roundabout way), so here I am at 2 am eating a milkshake and relaxing. The first is a picture of the lovely Ferrin Ladies at Kardyn's blessing...she's so beautiful!! The second is of us swimming...haha we can still swim here! (ok I'm not totally jealous, it's been above a hundred and I miss wearing sweaters and long sleeves). The last is how many bobby pins it takes to set off an airport metal detector! Coming back from Julia's wedding I kept my hair up, and I had SO MANY bobby pins from the bridesmaid up-do that the metal detector went off, and they had to search my hair! Sweet.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I Can!

I Think I Can

If you think you are beaten you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you want to win but think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose you're lost;
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in a state of mind.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger and faster man,
But sooner or later the woman who wins
Is the woman who thinks she can.



Poem courtesy of my friend Aisha. It gives me courage! Well, I started graduate school at the end of August, and my program is great--I love my professors, classes, and classmates. It's wonderful to be back in school; I've missed it (yes, I'm proud to be a nerd). Jardan's living in LA for the semester, until the end of December. He's working to get a hospital switched from the old facility to the new. He enjoys the work--new set of skills and a lot more interaction with people (versus computers). It's hard being apart (we only see each other on Sundays), but I suppose we're learning a new set of communication skills! I'm also learning that everything is relative, and that finding joy is TOTALLY optional: it's always there if you look for it, but you can also just choose to ignore it. So, we're having fun trying to navigate this strange place we're in, but now that I think about it, I guess Jardan's always loved to be "lost" (he purposely gets lost--thinks it's an adventure, so metaphorically speaking he should love this!)!