Tuesday, October 30, 2007

the reason for the season

i bought some egg nog this evening. I know it's not yet halloween but it was on sale. it must be too early in the nog crops, because it's not reached it's full flavor yet. 

for some reason the pictures i took on halloween are in black and white. still, there are some good pics. i will post them after i get them scanned after I get my lab write up done. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

more time lapse

i was digging around in the dirt after mowing the lawn the other day and found some eggs underground. teency weency liitle transparent things, so i put it them in one of my containers with the dirt i found them in, gave it a few mists of water and put them in the garage. I had over a dozen of them, so i took five of them and put them under the camera so i could time lapse them when they hatched. I thought that they were snail eggs, and some googling said i was right. plus one of them seems to have a tiny tiny tiny snail shell. I am afraid that the light that i have on them will dry them out. 

I just burned some chocolate croissants. the box said 20-25 minutes but there was some smoke in the kitchen after 10. they look like what they are supposed to, they are not burned, but i am afraid that they are not cooked in the middle. i think that maybe our oven is broken, or is just a lot hotter than the dial indicates. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

this post was a mistake but i can't find how to delete it, so i am filling it up with these words.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

"our dog's getting dandruff. she needs some 'head and haunches'" - yolanda

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Today I had a physics exam as well as a calculus exam. When you are able to make note cards to use on exams make sure that you write notes you can actually use, or tha the formulas you choose to put on there are accurate. In terms of the calculus test, we were able to use aa lot of notes, and they helped me a lot. In physics however i wrote down the "law of cosines" incorrectly (+ instead of -) and my answers were all crazy. I only realized my error much later on. Today was a long day. I still have a lot of homework to do, but at least I am at home. 
Beatrice can sit, stay, lay down, get down (from the couch) and pirouette. After only about 2 weeks of really trying! i am a master dog trainer. I want to teach her to do the dishes, make coffee and go to school for me. Or at least flush her own poop. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Lucky us in the USA get to download Radiohead's latest a day early, sort of. I just got an email for my download link now at 11:45 pm, and while that's only 15 minutes before the official release date of oct. 10, those in the UK had to wait until 7:45 am. Thanks again mike for the heads up about the album announcement. 

School is going ok. I am understanding physics pretty well, which after the first day I didn't expect. Chemistry is still review so it;s all right, except all of our homework is through this HORRIBLE online program called OWL, that is very picky and inconsistent about answer entry. It makes homework impossibly long and irritating, and I can't help but feel that the teacher only uses it so he doesn't actually have to grade any homework, since it's done automatically. Calculus is hard, but getting easier as the teacher sees that we are stressing out and keeps making assignments easier. 

The new Zelda game for DS is a lot of fun. I wish i had more time to play it than on the bus to work and school. 

Saturday, October 6, 2007

i just found out that oregon had a surplus in income tax this year, and is required by state constitution to give back money! i went to the state website and I stand to get back and estimated $350! hooray! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

i started school again last week. Seemed like it was going okuntil the second week hit.

Homework in CalcII are the hardest problems i've ever seen. I thought I knew what I was doing but after 2 hours I don't know where to begin. I even looked at the solutions, and I am still not sure what's going on. Well, i got one, but with a lot of help.

Physics is seemingly difficult. It's kind of all over the place. The instructor has a gold earring, over thinks simple problems and over simplifies the hard ones.

Chemistry is A-ok since i did the review class over the summer. I do have to have a lot of ions as well as all of the elements and symbols memorized by monday. that'll be all right. 

If you're thinking "Calculus, physics and chemistry at the same time, you're crazy!" you'd be right, but its only 1 quarter of this until december and then only physics and chem that matter.  Not sure if i have to take stats. If not, Calc II is the last math I ever have to take, which is a nice feeling, except that the teacher assigns the hardest problems ever. I know I am not the only one in the class that's been furrowing their brows for two days. A classmate tried to get help in the tutoring center and they just didn't know what to tell her. 

New zelda came out for DS yesterday. I wore my zelda boxers to celebrate. that 2 zelda releases i have gotten to wear them for!