Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Dude, Where's My Mac?

Today I had no finals, which should mean that I'm happy...well, I was...until right now. You see, the Macintosh computers at QU are a crucial part of the Interactive Digital Design curriculum... In order to do homework I pretty much need a Macintosh. Unfortunately, they seem to run scarce on our campus, especially during finals week. I was happily using one earlier today in our school's Mac lab until I was told to leave by a professor who had a final class coming in. This is understandable seeing as the final class needed to render their final projects (a term which here means sit and watch while the computer processes information for sometimes hours at a time). I was fine with that-it allowed me a break for dinner and some time for the swelling, that I'm sure was occurring in my head due to excessive exposure to the program Flash, to go down. What triggered my mood to go from <:-) to something more along the lines of >:-( was the fact that when I came back to the library to look for open computers there were none and when I went to the lab nearly an hour after leaving it originally, I found several open computers and a locked door with the class still inside! It wasn't the fact that the there were empty computers in the classroom that made me angry as it was that the door was locked so I couldn't even ask the professor when he would be done!

Okay, enough of that rant...One thing I really like about blogging is that it kind of puts things in perspective. Here I am feeling annoyed and frustrated, but then I write down how I'm feeling this way and realize that things that seem to really matter don't as much when they're in writing next to an angry bean cartoon wearing a hat that was probably borrowed from Frank Sinatra.

Besides all these negative vibes (dudddee...) I would like to comment on how nice a day it was! There's so much to be thankful for-the beautiful weather, friends and family, chocolate milk, and of course laughter...I think I should write for Hallmark. I hope all of you out there in blog land are doing well. I'll catch ya later.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Blogger Happy

I've never had my very own, personal, 'this is what I did today...' blog, but I figured that since I am embarking into the summer where I'm hoping to have some noteworthy experiences and since it's the Monday of finals week at 11:something PM and I don't have any finals tomorrow, it's probably in my best interest to create a blog! I have kept diaries and journals (the grown-up diary) before, but frankly, it's still a little strange to write down today's happenings in virtual form...if I could have made 'virtual form' all squiggly I definitely would have!

Today was a nice day for a few reasons. The first reason is that I got to watch two movies with my roommate who is graduating this year! We've been roommates for three years now and it's going to be weird to not have her there in the morning to tell about the dream I had with the dancing waffles or to be able to walk to the cafeteria with her for lunch. Today was also enjoyable because of the beautiful weather and of course, a wonderful turkey sandwich I got for lunch (we just got new turkey at our school and I couldn't be happier about it) Well that's all for my first post. I'm sure that you were absolutely on the edge of your seat reading that one... Talk to you soon. Is that what I say?

P.S. The picture of those older folks represent how excited I am about having this new blog!