Rockabye Lullaby

Hi! Hey, y’all! So, most people that are in school are out for summer break right now. Of course, there are some crazy humans who take summer classes, but we’re talking about most people.  For most people who are still in school, summer is a time of freedom. Even those with jobs, often are only working part time. This freedom makes it a little easy to get out of routine. All kinds of adventures happen, but one thing tends to be common with everyone: sleep schedules turn a 180.

That is exactly what has happened to the two of us. We were going to be responsible humans and try to keep some semblance of good sleep like the baby-adults that we are.

That lasted until about the beginning of this week (maybe seven weeks? give or take a few days). For vaguely concerning random pain, I was given a steroid injection, which I’d like to blame most of our lack of rest for. Since, you know, ACG and I are attached at the brain apparently. #) Of course we are. Friends that don’t-sleep together stay together. 😉 I wasn’t given a steroid shot, but I was still up, because, well, AJA and I are tight, and why not stay up for most of the dark hours together?

Really, though, for reasons other than being baby-adults we are going to try to get back on schedule, because we also like seeing each other during the daytime, too. True. And that’s sometimes a little hard to do on a continual three to five hours of sleep. Yeah, that’s not a long term functional process for anyone.

So, to everyone who is partying all night and sleeping all day, enjoy it. One day you’ll have to be more grown-up, do things during the day, and sometimes stay up too late for the occasional party. If you’re one of the ones who’s never stayed up all night at least once a week on any given summer, please try it sometime. It’s a great time (great might be a stretch, unless the company is right forgot that modifier, whoops).  

 

Keep your pillows in the garden and your sheep in the kitchen! 🙂 ❤ 😀 😉 😛 O.o

Drive safely, which can only really be done on a proper amount of sleep. 😉 ❤

Summer…Summer…Summer…

Hey, y’all! For students everywhere summer is closing in, weeks and maybe days away. In fact, a lot of people are already out for summer. And believe us, we are ready to join them. By this time next week, we will have that opportunity and boy are we going to seize the freedom that summer brings (even if at least one of us needs to find a job, ahem. me). RED VELVET WAFFLES!!!

Sorry about that, I’m excited. But we have a list and plan to get it done. All that means is that we have to get through…*drum roll please*….FINALS. They’re stressful, they stink, and some of them are actually just projects instead which is a nice break. And sometimes professors are really nice and make finals that have cheat sheets or in my case open notes and bring your own device. Sometimes they even make finals optional, like one of my roommate’s finals! So, hopefully we both will survive and so will anyone else facing finals.

Keep your brains in the cabinet and your Reese’s in the freezer. 🙂 😀 😉 O.o 😛 ❤ 🙂

Drive safely ❤

P.S. GOOD LUCK if you have your own finals or even just tests coming up!

Misaligned Break

It’s SPRING! And…the weather here almost believes that for once. No kidding. Hey, y’all! Not only is it spring, but it’s spring break!!! Well, it’s my spring break. Unfortunately, ACG’s spring break was the week before last and I was not home for it. Shhhhhhhhh, details. However, I am home this week 

However, I am home this week and we have a list of things we’d like to do when our schedules (mainly ACG’s ;)) allow. 

  1. Make waffles for breakfast (or lunch) at least one time because our waffles are a blast to make and delicious to eat.
  2. Yoga…and tennis. Mainly because I’ve recently taken to being active and those are the easiest ways to con ACG into joining me ;). 
  3. Looking at the stars because even if it isn’t school time, AJA is a nerd and takes astronomy this semester. She’s determined to make me physically active and learn about Aristotle. (I’d like to point out that Aristotle is from my philosophy class…and some logic in astronomy… but that’s not the point. ;P) 
  4. Get some practical things done, some plans made for the future, including me finally getting my license…maybe…finally… O.O
  5. More binge watching. Season 3 of 5 is underway, and this week could be key to finishing. (Thank you, Netflix.)

With ACG still having classes this week, that’s a whole lot to get done, but I can’t wait to try and accomplish it all. It’s just school, challenge accepted. 😉 This weekend has already been a great kickstart. 

Keep your dogs in the clouds and your signs on the floor. ❤ 🙂 😛 😉 😀 O.o

Drive safely in all your spring (break) plans! 😉 ❤

Tradition Runs Deep

Tradition. Rich, deep, and all encompassing.

 

Hey, y’all! Hopefully last night was the start of a new tradition (we can already say it was the celebration of a very old one–98 years to be exact!)  for at least the next few years. I hope to continue past that, but ACG can ditch if she’d like. 😉 Thank you very much, few is not specific. I plan to hang around.

 

It was great and a ton of fun. The music was great and so were the costumes. The nuns and the witch were the best part. 😉 Also the kicking plot of one of the shows we saw. The cowboys (I preferred the king… the first king… the purple king)  and references to other musicals weren’t so bad either. 😀

 

I have to say it was a terrific experience, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to see the shows…three times. #) Also, I’m thankful for ACG driving safely to come see them with me. It was phenomenal, and even if I have only seen it once, I don’t think I’ll forget it anytime soon.

 

So, keep your thumbs in the air, and your mighty cows in the trophy case. 🙂 😀 😉 😛 ❤ :O 🙂 O.o

 

(And in case you didn’t catch it, drive safely. <3)

Information Translation

Good evening! Hey, y’all!

Our Important Question of The Night is: Do you prefer pencil or pens? Or, how about chalk, markers, or a slim device to clutch while delivering information? Pens for sure, and I’m not sure about the second part. I guess I prefer a device while speaking. I have no preference anymore really. A nice pencil with the right lead will always get the job done in my opinion. But the others aren’t really things most people run into everyday, unless they possess a certain job: instructing.

From elementary school levels to doctoral programs, most instructors have to pick a teaching medium. My favorite in elementary were the smart boards, especially when my teacher spent part of her planning period to make graphics dance to greet us when we got back for class. In my opinion, chalkboards were always so interesting. I think it’s because they denote a “classic” style of teaching. Agreed, but I never had that until high school to know. It’s really intriguing.

This post might seem a bit random. However, while we have had posts that are just random, I feel like this is interesting to reflect on since we are both nearing the end of our first semester in college (yikes times eight!!! Ahhhhhhhh O.O). I know that I personally have experienced a variety of mediums in my classes.

It totally isn’t random. One of the biggest challenges for preparing for exams has been figuring out how to translate the material given us into a way we can understand then back into a way to show on tests. For me that’s meant rewriting everything. For ACG, she gets a little creative… My psychology information is currently splashed across my bedroom door in rainbow chalk. My bedroom door was painted with chalkboard specifically for scenarios like this. Exactly because it is best to make use of the many, many different mediums to transpose information. I also like to type information out from study guides that the amazing professors like to give for tests.

These are just some random meanderings and thoughts about information mediums. Some are more old school like chalkboards, but like me, some of those same chalkboard fans can still appreciate the technological opportunities that have been provided. In the classrooms there are combinations of most every method present, but how we choose to translate that best for our learning is completely up to us.

So, wish us luck with all of this as we study for finals. Good luck to y’all for every test or quiz y’all may be facing. Keep your worms in the cookie jar and your lights in the trees. ❤ 🙂 😀 😉 😛 O.o  

Drive safely. ❤

Payback for the Pre-College Post ;P

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So, AJA is gonna be frustrated with me, but to be fair I suggested taking it and giving a “brief tagline/caption” for this picture before I got the idea to do this.

I’m not good at pep talks between the two of us; that is her department fair and square. Therefore, I guess it’s good this isn’t a pep talk. If y’all didn’t know, Thanksgiving was this past Thursday, so I’m going to be thankful for a minute.

I’m so thankful to AJA for dealing with my headspace. We’ve known each other longer than this blog has known us and before the internet knew me at all. I’ve always had thoughts racing ninety miles a minute, and that is best evidenced by the fact that most of the crazier ideas for posts have been something she said and I ran a marathon with. I get grand ideas, and she makes me stop to think. If they aren’t realistic or hurting anything she obliges me, but she keeps me on the ground, too. For that I am so thankful.

I’m not always one to stop and think serious or handle serious well, and she both does and helps make me to practice doing it. There’s so much more to say here, but I am thankful for her making me do the hard things instead of just reigning in all the easy things to talk about.

She’s helped me strengthen my logic and debate skills even if the circumstances weren’t always great behind it. She’s encouraged me to go after things and do things even if it’s just so I have tried for what I want. She continues to prove that she would walk over flaming coals for anyone that has earned her trust and protection. She isn’t perfect, but she’s my best friend.

For these things, I am thankful. The list could go on and on and on, but I’ll stop it here. When we agreed that I was going to post this picture she told me to tell y’all to drive safely. So:

Keep your cornucopias full of blessings and your shoes full of feathers. 🙂 O.O

Drive safely!

Things We’ve Learned: First Month of College Edition

Aloha! I have returned and did NOT die of The Plague or any other illness. I told y’all… shame shame for the disbelievers *tsks*.

I’m just kidding. Hey, y’all! So, today we want to tell you what we’ve learned from our first month as freshmen, kind of like we did as seniors (I think. I’m bad with times and memories sometimes. Yes! Very similar to that, which totally happened because I checked tonight prior to this post for fear that I imagined that. 🙂)

Personally, I don’t feel like there’s much other background information to be given other than take everything we say with a grain of salt as this is our very first semester and we are BABIES! Infants. We aren’t even college toddlers yet.

  • It is okay to eat lunch by yourself. It may not be ideal for every day, but every once in a while in the right conditions it isn’t horrible. Don’t feel bad about it.
  • You will experience a strange sense of constant human interaction and constant loneliness. This doesn’t really seem to be affected by being around people or not being around them. It just is.
  • The classes are more intensive than high school classes, but even at big schools the professors don’t not care about you. They will still work with you as long as you aren’t acting like a disrespectful moron in the class and show up to it.
  • You actually learn, rather than get constantly wrangled and corralled by different faculty. You’re all paying to be there. It’s a choice, not a requirement by parents or otherwise.
  • People just hang out on campus. (And I don’t mean the ones that live there.) They just go find a couch in the student center and sit? Or they do homework? I don’t understand. At all.
  • If you live on campus, you actually have a nicer weekday experience in my opinion because there is no having to leave early enough or stay late. Most places are in a less than ten minute walk, and you can always nap midday if necessary and if you have a break between classes. 😉
  • The upperclassmen I have classes with are more chill and less showily problematic it seems like. Like, the freshmen I hear have to prove themselves by showing out every other word.

 

This list really does not encapsulate the full range experiences you have your first month of college at all. However, these are some pretty accurate experiences that both ACG and I have witnessed. So, for now, pursue higher education and drive safely. ❤

Keep your Jell-O in the car and your cacti in the refrigerator. 😀 😉 😛 ❤ 🙂 :’D

PS – This was posted at 12:12 AM Sunday morning, so in some time zones still Saturday night 😉 …just not ACG’s and mine.

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