Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dear World,

I'm sorry I look so crappy today.

Tuesdays I work until midnight, which means if there's any homework to be done, I'm pulling a late night. And boy was last night a late night.

See, World, we have to sign a children's story in ASL this morning, and you should know that I've had very little time to practice. So I came home from work and--like the dilligent student I am-- I worked and worked on my story so that, hopefully, I don't embarrass myself today... and keep it under 8 minutes. (Do you know how hard it is to keep a story under 8 minutes for me?!)

All of this translates to going to sleep at 3 am, missing my alarm, and having exactly 12 minutes to get ready.

So try not to look at my unwashed hair and bloodshot eyes. Try, if it's possible, to not notice the day old makeup, covered with a layer of powder and extra eyeliner.

Thank you World... I'll do better tomorrow!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Photo shop fun!

So we had an assignment in my computer graphics class called "smoke and mirrors". We were required to put together two or more pictures and make them look right. So... I took this:

And this:


And this:
And came up with:

TA-DA! I'm a genius! I also have to thank Tiffany and Brian for being willing models as well as Lacey, who let me borrow her ballet clothes!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Trips to Costco

So if you could buy anything in bulk... anything at all what would it be?



Lots and LOTS of garlic. Like this:

Somehow the process of using garlic when it's already peeled and cleaned is so much easier, my garlic consumption has risen by about 200%. If you were worried about my dating life before, you ain't seen nothing yet!

(For the record, I did also invest in several packs of gum. Pretty sure I'll have to get some more though!)

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Unedu-ma-cated

It never ceases to amaze me that people seem to have NO IDEA how to use a library. I've been looking up and finding my own books since I was ten. I wondered why every year in school we were taken into the library to be explained to--in very simple language-- how to search for a book and find it. It really wasn't that hard. You get the weird numbers and look at how they numbers coordinate with the shelves. At some point you'd come across a general topic and start looking for the specific book. It doesn't take a PhD to understand. Or so I thought.

Working at the library has been an eye opener. I'm sure half the people that can't figure out the call numbers would be able to stalk their favorite celeb with ease or search through facebook with great skill, but they have no clue how to find a novel by Charles Dickens (scratch that--they've probably never even HEARD of Charles Dickens!)

Really, though... what beats it all... when you point out the reference desk with the big sign above it that says REFERENCE and they start looking around asking "where?" Has education gotten to this point? Really?