Mar 12, 2009

Still Alive...

Only very badly burned. No, not really. Just having a full-time job, 9 credit hours, a baby on the way, a book club and now writing group to attend, not to mention a World of Warcraft account, I get busy, things get hectic, and I forsake my poor little blog.

I'll try to keep this short, (ish), at least relatively readable, and post somewhat about the goings on in the life of mine.

Work: I have a love/hate relationship with my job. Some days I love it, some days I hate it. I'm starting to read For Dummies books on Web design, (HTML for dummies and PHP for dummies, etc.) as all my inet knowhow I'm getting from experience, so there are many gaps in my understanding that I'm now trying to fill. We work with a LOT of Graphic Designers, but many of them know embarassingly little about programming or HTML or anything. I'd like to one day BE a Graphic Designer, and so those seem handy skills to have. Also, I can help customers better, which is also good.

School: Taking 3 classes is about 4 times harder than taking 2. I still enjoy all 3 quite a lot. My English class (quick bit of info: I found out my English teacher is the son of LDS Baseball great Dale Murphy). I've yet to get less than an A-, and am looking forward to writing my research paper, something I don't think anyone in the history of ever has said. Photography is good, I'm not very good at it, but the teacher is fun & funny and very enthusiastic about it. I often feel like the "special" kid in class, as all the other class members are professional photographers, in love with photography, and/or very very good at it. When ever someone sees a print of a picture I've taken they very patronizingly say "heeeeeyyyyyy. look at youuuuuuuuu! you're doing so goooooood." Like I just finished eighth place in the special olympics and they want me to feel, well, special. Finally, Human Sexuality is still my favorite. (Insert any number of jokes you want to here.) I'm looking forward to/dreading my presentation in less than a month on Sexual Humor.

Book Club: We still really like our book club, in addition to reading books we'd never before read, we're making new friends as well. This month is "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. Haven't read it yet, but I'll let you know. Next month is my book. I've yet to decide what it will be, probably "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" as I doubt I'll ever read it otherwise, and it's apparently a good book or something.

Writer's Group: also known as "So you think you can write?" also known as "Better than Bulwer-Lytton," our first meeting is tonight. I'll let you know how it goes, and if it makes me swear off writing forever.

TV: Been watching episodes of Psych and 30 Rock on Netflix, this is the first season we've watched LOST actually on TV, and not on DVD, and of course, American Idol. I'll probably do a post on Idol sometime this week, but now I got to get back to work.

Thanks for remembering me!

8 comments:

Heather said...

he he he (the joke on eighth place in the SO)

AND don't forget to add that you're busy packing for next week for a trip to my house!!!

Go TUCSON! The weather is great right now. You're gonna love the sunshine, blooming greens and flowers and "springy" feel to everything here.

And NO, it is not 90 degrees like Tracie said. With our windows open all night, it got to be 66 degrees in my house, and outside the highs for the day is 75 degrees. So, perfect....

Ross & Amanda Goodman said...

That is my favorite kind of humor. I am glad it isn't the subject of any of the temple reccommend questions. "Would you laugh long and loud until you maybe almost- probably just a little bit peed your pants at a joke about (insert any obscene and/or racy item here)? or "Could you conjure a dirty reference pertaining to (insert any normal non/sexual item or word here)?" I would probably not be able to pass that one yet, which is why I need to keep going!

lynette said...

Ammon read "The Road." He hated it. I'm curious to hear what you think.

Charlo said...

World of Warcraft is for poeple who want to quit working and ignore all their friends and family.

ditch the for dummies books and get a lynda.com account.

Alice said...

Welcome back! I missed reading your 1-of-a-kind blogs.

Brittnee Ann said...

So that's what you guys have been up to...I forgot you are having a baby. ha ha

Schramer Films said...

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Fen said...

The Road was one of the worst books I've ever read. The story was terrible, the writing was worse, and the grammar brought the apocalypse down in all its raining hellfire glory.

-Andrew