Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Today I gave my three final copies to the library so they can be bound into real life books. I can't believe it! Honestly, that thesis has been occupying space in my brain for almost a year now. Now I can officially free up that space for more pop culture. yeah.

Still, this final push has cost me a chunk of change. $100+ for printing and $60 for binding. Dang. But still, it's nice to know that it those are my last official school expenses. Though I have to admit as the back-to-school commercials start popping up I'm a little sad that I won't be buying fresh notebooks this fall.

I am still in a major state of uncertainty these days. I was getting closer to a decision to leave Philly and head back west in the direction of Portland (probably), maybe like 70% decided. But yesterday I got an email from my old boss at my internship about a job opening at a new school that's opening in the same area that a lot of my clients last year will be going to. It's pretty tempting and I would LOVE working with some of the same kids...... so now I'm back to 50/50. Brother.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

no i haven't finished harry potter

This weekend has been busy. one of my good friend/neighbors/washer-dryer lenders/DVR owners/dinner providers is moving this weekend. So most of my weekend was spent helping her move. I took a small break to pick up harry potter which I haven't even been able to crack the cover of. When I wasn't helping to move, i had to find a hot pink t-shirt to bedazzle as a birthday present. bedazzling is cool, but more time-consuming than you'd imagine. I was barely able to sneak in a shower before going to see harry potter at the IMAX 3-D for the second time (first time at the imax). if you ask me, not worth $15, but whatever.

This morning I got up at 5 to take someone to the airport, came home slept, and prepared a talk for sacrament meeting.

since first seeing the harry potter movie a few weeks ago I've been re-reading book 6 in preparation for 7. I actually was able to finish it this morning before church. Now I can't wait to get home and start on 7. And this way, when timmy calls to discuss what's going on with the book i won't have to yell at him to not tell me anything.

p.s. I still don't know what I'm doing, though for all of you who want me to come live by them start making your offers. Jenn and Meagan have offered DVR, meals, and wardrobes that I can share. What do you have to offer?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I had my defense today. I passed!!!!! yay! Really yay! I'm so so glad to have that done. What a relief! I have a few revisions to do of course, but really not much at all. Nothing that should take me more than 1 or 2 hours. Awesome. In fact my thesis advisor said that I have the least revisions to do than anyone that she remembers. yeah. man oh man. I'm so glad. I literally leaped and skipped out of the building. Then I stopped quickly because it's like a hundred degress out and humid and I'm wearing my professional clothes.

Now I'm starving because I was too nervous to eat most of the day. I'm gonna go get myself something good. Actually, it will likely end up being Wendy's because I have to walk by there on the way home and a frosty is sounding pretty good right now. We'll see.

I passed!!!

Friday, July 6, 2007

my shoulders hurt

I've been working at the summer camp I worked at last summer because they were desperate and I had fond memories of last year. They're supposed to be hiring someone else and I have an interview with their behavioral health program. We'll see. anyway, my shoulders hurt from carrying around a bag full of inhalers and epi-pens. Kids have too many allergies. I wonder if I really would've been able to stab a needle into some kids thigh if they ate a peanut. Luckily i didn't find out today.

My birthday is tomorrow. 26. I don't want to do anything. People keep calling me, texting me, wanting to know what I want to do. There's also a ward activity. I signed up to bring drinks because it was the easiest, but I dont' want to go. They could survive without drinks. I've been in a mood lately. A grumpy mood. Or maybe just an introverted mood. I was at this bbq for the 4th and I had some major social anxiety. Well, maybe not major, but enough that I had to sneak away and hide. Then this one girl came and sat on my lap and kissed me on the cheek. I know she meant well, but I was isolating myself for a reason and then she invades my personal space. Annoying.

My defense is on Tuesday, so in all reality, I'll probably spend a chunk of my birthday working on that. I don't really care though. I don't get the point of birthdays. Man, I really am in a grumpy mood. bah humbug.