Very late Inspriday post today. Been thinking a lot about the upcoming fashion and trends for Fall. So exciting! What are some of your upcoming fashion favorites for Fall? My apologies for not having the links to the original source. Actually, they were all from Pinterest. So typical of me! ;)
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Ok, so the picture of my feet is irrelevant to this post...but I didn't want a post without a picture. If you hate feet, like Z does, forgive me!
Guess who made a very lovely "A" on their first Math Exam? *THIS GIRL* and I'm beyond happy! Now, it wasn't a perfect 100 because I made 1 or 2 careless errors, but it is a lesson learned for the next exam. I'm still stoked about my grade though! Odd fact, the professor advised that 60% of the class failed. Failed? WHAT?! Only 6 people passed with an A and I was one of them. Again, whaaaaaaat?! It made me feel really awkward in class. First thing, I am that person who despises Math. Me! Second thing, there was extra credit on the test and 80% of the material was pretty much the same. I'm boggled. I know that I had to work hard for this first grade. I studied, asked questions, and paid attention in class. Maybe this is why 60% of the class has confused me.
Please be mindful that I am in NO shape or form trying to toot my own horn or talk bad about anyone in the class. I think every single person has the same capability and equal opportunity that I do. This is why it was such a surprise to hear the failing percentage news. For example, while waiting for the elevator I officially met a new classmate who bragged about falling asleep in class four times. Granted that it was early in the morning, I still don't know how news of a bad grade does not grab one's attention. Who knows, maybe he really didn't care about passing...but seriously, that's like throwing away money! Or the Government's free money. Maybe I'm just more cautious because I had to pay out of pocket?! Ok, didn't meant to sound bitter there. Well, not intentionally at least. Whoever's money he is throwing out the window, the guy surprisingly was not afraid to let me know that he made a 52. Mmmm, it was awkward. After making small conversation on the elevator ride down, I offered him help if he needed it even though he was still a complete stranger. And, of course he just shrugged it off and said something about how the next section will be much easier. What ever floats your boat, dude.
Anyway, last thing...obviously, I'm not a Math person. Never was and will probably never fully be. I have to mention this though, because maybe someone who also struggles with this subject can relate? Since this semester has began, I have seriously discovered a new learning method for myself. Luckily, the book that we use is extremely student friendly & quite honestly, this is the way that I have been grasping the material. I wish that I could just shout out to everyone in class to just read the book! Maybe it's because I'm much more of an English person and reading the material is easier for me to retain and understand? Ok, I'm babbling now.
I'll end it with this...I didn't really expect to write such a long blog post about school, but since it's on my mind...it's what you get. I hope any of you who are reading this can relate whether it be about school, a job, or just pretty much anything in life. You have to work hard to get what you desire. If you can not succeed at doing it one way, find another way!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Last night, Z asked me out on a date. I smiled, got dressed after work and he picked me up. At first we were going to Chuy's, a Mexican restaurant, then spontaneously changed our minds and went for Italian instead.
I wore a vintage dress that I thrifted for my Yoko Ono costume last Halloween with the super comfortable Target wedges that I snagged in New Jersey.
It was super dim in the restaurant, which is very nice for a snuggly and romantic date night. Not so great for pictures, but oh well. Above, our olive oil had a heart in it so I had to take a picture. Promise we didn't do it!
I had the Pasta Milano. Bad girl....but soooo freaken good. I can't say no to sun dried tomatoes and garlic cream sauce!
Yes, we also had our own desserts because we're fatties and love our sweets. Z had the New York Cheesecake.
Honestly, we didn't have a special occasion going on or anything. Our monthaversary is actually in six days! I wonder if we're going to deem this date night as that celebratory date. Ha. Overall, the weather was perfect, the company was even better, the food was delicious, and we left with food babies with smiles on our faces.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This is my just-took-my-first-exam-seriousness-face. This is the first "exam" that I've taken in over 5 years. It was an adrenaline rush. Sure, it was just 20 problems...but it still made me feel anxious and a little queasy. So glad that I got it over with though. Ready for the next 3 exams to accomplish this semester! I also realized how OCD I can be when it comes to reaching for a goal [AN A!]. I checked all of my problems at least 3 or 4 times. I know I did well on the test, but my confidence is just not quite there yet.
Dear Math,We are slowly, but surely becoming friends. This will be a great relationship.
Also, Z got me this amazing printed drawing from a thrift store/yard sale. Not sure if he knows, but I've always had a battle with being left and right brained. This art sums me up just perfectly. Thank you Z! You are my favorite person because of little acts like this. :)
Monday, September 12, 2011
Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? Hope it was LOTS of fun! Also, I wanted to mention my Imperfections/Perfections video that I did Saturday if you happened to miss it. I feel that a lot of you can relate! So, this past weekend Z, myself, Rob, and Nana headed an hour to Cave Spring, GA. It was Nana's mother's side of the family. Let me just admit that I felt so awkward at first, but seriously...good food and laughter always make strangers become friends. It was an overall sweet visit. I'm so glad that Nana was able to see her side of the family again too. It was so sweet hearing her childhood stories with her cousins. Also, another fantastic part about this "family reunion" was getting to see Cave Spring, GA and it's beauty! The reunion was held very close by to the cave. Z was so sweet for showing me around the pretty park and even took us on a cave tour! The weather was sooooo beautiful that day. Another awesome thing, there was fresh spring water coming straight from the mountain! You'll be able to see a picture below. Actually, you'll probably be able to grasp a lot of our day with the pictures below...so without further adieu, enjoy!
We totally drank it and this is the face we got. JUST KIDDING. The water was actually really really delicious. Only those who love water like myself can tell. I wish I was able to bring gallons home!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Hey hey! Again, this is the "Imperfections/Perfections Tag" that I've seem roaming around YouTube. Sorry the timing for the video and sound is off. I didn't know how to fix this. The video was recorded on my iPhone with the 8mm app. If you'd like to do the tag as well, please link me! I'd love to watch!
Friday, September 9, 2011
Another inspiring Friday thanks to the Pinterest home. What are you all up to this weekend? I was sick yesterday and will be making up work on Saturday. After work, I'll be headed to Gadsden of course..surprise, surprise. Haha. Z, myself, and Rob will be going to Nana's family renuion in Georgia. Z says that it's beautiful there. I'll be sure to update via Instagram though, of course. I'm itsmichelelee, by the way on there. After we get back, we'll be celebrating our friend's birthday. Busy weekend ahead! Hope you all enjoy yours!