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. ❤

Sizzling Spooks

Happy Halloween! 🙂 Hey, y’all! I know you may not believe us, but the calendar doesn’t get confused that easily, Halloween really is Monday. She says that because where we’re from, the weather has not quite caught up with what we’re calling this season. Uh, yeah. It is not supposed to be a high of 80 degrees on the last full week of October. No, that is not quite the usual at all, despite what this year seems to be illustrating.

It’s really unnatural. October is supposed to be the month of hot cider and hot chocolate and hot coffee and basically you’re supposed to get a break from all this nonsense of oppressive heat and get to make the decision to bring it into your life. Yeah, it isn’t supposed to be still melting when you get into your vehicle and having to keep the AC on. I should be able to leave it off because of a comfortable temperature or have the heat on even just a little and wear long sleeves to cover the rest.

But, I guess the weather has other ideas for us this year. Maybe it means that we will have a nice, easy winter and nothing crazy will happen. Aw, come on, I’ll be disappointed if there isn’t a few weeks of sweater weather. I didn’t say warm. Besides, sweater weather can start as soon as it sinks below 68. True.

Maybe the roads will stay clear and you can all…drive safely. 😉 ❤

Keep you snow in the freezer and your sweaters in the closet. 😉 ❤ 😀 😛 O.o 🙂

Tech and Time

Hey, y’all! It’s just me tonight because, well, timing stinks. Also, Windows updates can take a while. The latter is AJA’s current problem.

Basically, I have classes and come home still, though I have talked to some more cool people than last post. AJA is making friends and trying coffee places and amazing Parmesan chicken sandwiches from a place that is probably much more popular after football season starts (less than seven days from this moment).

That’s all I’ve got tonight, and we will be back next week with more to say and both halves of this stretched thin whole.

Keep your books in the oven and your cakes in the sky. 🙂 😀 😉 😛 O.o ❤

Since I’m on the phone with her currently, AJA says, and I quote, “Technology is stupid. Drive safely.

200 miles and the life with a head…

Hey, y’all!!! Greetings from a place 200+ miles below where this blog began(and still has a presence). That whole concept is nuts, but very important. I can only ever say hi from about 45 minutes from where this blog began, so let’s hear from the adventurer first, shall we? Yikes. Way to put me on the spot.

Since Thursday, my life has been flipped on its literal head. Yes, so flipped that it now has a literal head. Anyway, move in and “Welcome Weekend” has been fun but I am super sore. I’ve gone to some weird parties, got some weird information, and met some weird (but super awesome) people. So, yeah.  That’s my life right now. On to more homegrown adventures…

While AJA has just been getting information and making tons of awesome friends, I started classes on Wednesday. I have been to all but one of them once, and have more than likely  talked to less people than she is probably already considering friends, since she is such a party-mixer-chick now. 😛 Seriously, though, if anyone wanted to know who the butterfly is…*points in the general direction south that I am not positive I know anyway*.  I have a new five subject notebook, and have figured out where I want to park I think. Today I gave my family a backseat tour of the places I’ve been going so far. It’s been bigger than our tiny high school, but I haven’t curled into a psychotic ball in the corner from the culture shock yet. I may be a butterfly, but that doesn’t mean if one of us gets to have a nervous breakdown, it shouldn’t be me first since I am the one living with a stranger I’m uncertain how to interact with. (Teasing… but arguing because we all know it’s true. Yeah, yeah ;P I’m just pointing out that it isn’t as shocking so far as I’ve been warned it’s supposed to be.)

Fun question for first time freshmen out there like ourselves: how many of your profs or the adults you’re interacting with have said a dirty word in the first twenty minutes you’ve been interacting with them because for me it’s…90% of them. That seems pretty light. If I do the math in my head it’s not, because really I’m thinking 4 of 6 professors have, but still. I do second the question, though!

So there you have it, our lives and attempts to find a niche. Hopefully I will lose the invisibility cloak soon and AJA’s classes have a smooth liftoff on Monday morning. Keep your books in the sauna and your dog in the backpack. 🙂 😀 :/ ❤ 😉 😛 😉 O.o ;P

As always, drive safely into new adventures.

1 Year, Also Pumpkins

Wow! I can’t believe that Halloween is here again. It’s been a year. :O

That’s both unbelievable and unbelievable, by which I mean that I can’t believe it’s been a full year! But also, I  can’t believe it’s only been a year? Yeah, it feels crazy.

Our point is, we have another pumpkin for our school’s Pumpkin Extreme Makeover (senior edition). We had some help from another friend outside the Annazzz, but we will still share it with you.

Last year we chose to base our pumpkin off the now exhausted and exploited book, The Fault in Our Stars. This year, however, we took a bit of different turn, though we did stay in a pop culture category, I suppose. This pumpkin featured a scene from the famous, legendary story of The Wizard of Oz.

I’ve yet to figure out whose idea it even was. However, that doesn’t mean it didn’t get carved and that it doesn’t rock.

So, without further ado, here is this year’s pumpkin:

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Happy anniversary to this blog, celebrate pop culture pumpkins, and drive safely!

*Sniffs.* It’s been a great first year. Here’s to many more! 🙂 ❤ 😀 😉 😛

“You’re gonna want this back…”

Welcome to it is 11:00PM and I have NO clue what is going on presented by The Annazzzzzzz! Hi! We’ve spent our night previous to this talking about experiments with gummy worms and what would happen to the earth if everyone lost weight (okay, we just sort of witnessed the last one, but still) (the answer is: nothing. well, it might affect like some minute detail of our lives but not the earth staying in orbit or anything).

In addition to witnessing a group of girls live up to a stereotype, we witnessed a group of boys trying to entertain themselves on a hayride, which resulted in off key singing (well, on my part) of the Jonas Brothers.  It was a lot of fun. We sang one of the only JB songs I know, and no one fell off. I call that a fun and successful time.

Overall, fall is a great time of year, though it does leave us very busy! Yeah, especially fall of our SENIOR YEAR…(I had to point that out.) *CRIES* Ahem… Now that she’s sang “You’re Gonna Miss This” (am I getting that right? Yes…Trace Adkins) and said THAT, it’s time for me to go.

I’m currently listening to “Drive” by Halsey, so I think it’s time to say, “drive safely!” (I love your punny timing …aw, thanks…) XO

Keep your legs, hands, and all objects inside the vehicle at all times. 🙂 😀 😉 😛 ;P :O :X

FALL!!!

Hello. I have no clue what we’re talking about, but it is fall (which technically happened last week) and it’s OCTOBER!!! 😀 (Note the rare occurrence of emoticon use from me.)

Hey, y’all… It is fall and that means that some small (and larger, but small towns are better in this aspect sorry no lie) towns start to have their fall activities or annual festivals.

In our small town, we just had one this weekend. It was cool and a little damp but very fun, and full of good food. ❤ The food is “good” but not very healthy to be fair, so I suggest enjoying it in the moment and not planning to eat it again for a whole ‘nother year because otherwise you’re probably going to have some sort of heart attack before you turn twenty. Ha…………………But it is sooooo worth it.

It was a lot of fun, though, and it really kicked off fall and October in the best way possible. Amen!

Yeah, it was great. My advice is that if there is one in your town, check it out. 🙂 😀 😉 😛 ❤ :’D

And on your way, drive safely. ❤