Monday, December 08, 2008

The Holidays

Well we are half way through the holidays. We have had our tree up since the week before Thanksgiving at Brittany's insistence. I have to admit, I've really enjoyed the tree this yr. I have gotten "inspired" looking at it and made about half a dozen ornaments for it in between studying for finals and finishing up projects.

We had a great Thanksgiving even though I didn't get to go home and see my parents this year. I baked a turkey(12 lb) and made dressing. A pretty full day. Ate here...then ate at Brit's Grandparents. My Titan's won too(always a plus).

I've got Finals this week. Much of today will be devoted to studying for my Algebra Final. I still have one more Visual Basic class although I've finished my last project and submitted it. We are working on an inclass project and I'm not sure that we have the class time to finish it but I guess we shall see.

I've still got to shop for Jim and Brit and also need to make an appointment at the hairstylist ASAP(It's way past my needed cut and color time). Brit finished her Project on the Colonies(she picked NC) and turned it in on Friday. I would imagine that it will be graded some time this week. Anxious to see how she did. She worked really hard on it.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Got out the board games Friday night and Brittany and I had a great time playing Tribond. I'd not played it in forever and she'd never played it before. She seemed to like the game too especially since she won.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Back to class

Well it's after Labor Day and Brittany and I both are back in classes. She's been back more than me. I was out all this past week because the Evacuees that were running from Gustav were housed at Wallace. My Wednesday and Thur. classes were all canceled. I'll be glad to get back to those this next Wednesday. We've got projects due in them though I'm almost certain the due dates will be extended...still I want to be on track. Going to the local library this weekend. I use the online feature more than actually going to the library but Brittany really likes to check out books and videos so that's on the agenda for this weekend. Football started back up last night. There should be some good games on Sunday. I am pulling for the Titans.

Monday, July 14, 2008

School starts in a month(for me) & 3 weeks(for Brit)

Classes will be starting back up for me in a month. Early online registration is a week from today. I'll only be taking 3 classes this semester(my normal load is 4 or 5) so will feel light although it is still full time status. Brittany and I are going shopping for her some clothes and her school supplies tomorrow.(wish us luck on that).

It's hard to believe that she will be in the 5th grade. Time flies. I've spent a good portion of my summer working on Jim's family history. I'll write more on that in my genealogy blog.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Brittany got two awards at the Awards presentation held on the last day of school(see pic above). I'm so proud of her. It's hard to believe she will be in 5th grade this fall.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Forty and Finals aren't fatal

Just finished up Finals this week for the Spring Semester. Semester grades should be posted by the end of next week. I did well on all the finals and didn't stress myself out surprisingly. I'm taking the summer off and will go back in the Fall semester.

I turned 40 almost two weeks ago. I had thought that would be a rough birthday but I took it pretty well. It's not fatal after all.

We've got rain so "Day in the Park" which I believe was supposed to be today probably won't be happening for us.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Brittany's Spring Haircut

We went to the beautyshop yesterday. Brittany picked out how she wanted her hair cut & styled. I think the cut looks sooo cute on her.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Covers of Rihanna's "Umbrella"

I finally had the opportunity to hear Mandy Moore's version of the Rihanna hit "Umbrella" after hearing Marie Digby's version on a Coverville podcast. I really love both of them better than the original.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cover Song Combo

I've been meaning to post about this for awhile now. Anyone that knows me well, knows how much I like odd covers of songs. Naturally I'm a big fan of Coverville--a podcast by Brian Ibbott which is like candy to me. Today I decided to catch up on some of the podcasts that I missed. Coverville 296 The Nirvana Cover Story was one that I missed. On that podcast there is a cover that Brian plays that is in a warped way a cover of two songs. Well it's Nirvana's "Smells like Teen Spirit" sung to the music of Poison's "Talk Dirty to Me" by Beau Hall. You can listen to the cover at the Coverville site and below is a link to Beau Hall's site.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Picking a new hairstyle

I've been trying to decide how to get my hair cut for the warmer weather. I've finally decided on a style which is about 2 inches shorter than what I have now and is a bob haircut. Also I need to get my hair colored and will be going for more blonde with a few lowlights. It should look something like the pic below with more blonde and my face

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Laptop, School, etc

My new laptop arrived today. I absolutely love it!!! Will make it so much easier to get notes both genealogy and CS at library. I've installed OpenOffice on it and will see how I like that. It took about 5 min. to set up the Laptop and connect it to my network. Downloaded AVG software and installed and got all the updates. School is going pretty well. I am really enjoying the computer science program. More later

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Picture of my Degree

Well I am so proud that I finally finished my Business Mgmt Degree this past month. Had to take a picture of it. I'm now working on my Computer Science Networking Degree.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Spring Semester Begins- Computer Science Network Technology Degree

I finished my A.A.S. Business Mgt Entrepreneurship degree this past fall semester and am starting another degree in Computer Science Networking Technology. I began my two online classes yesterday and am pretty excited about things. The two online classes are Intro to Operating Systems and Intro to the Internet. I'd not really done much in DOS or seen how a MAC works but we are covering that in the first sections. I've finished the assignments for the first 4 chapters which will be covered on the first test and am waiting for the test to open. DOS & MAC OS X were covered in Chapters 2 & 3 respectively. Chapter 4 was Windows XP(my current system) so there were few surprises there. Ch 5 is Windows 2000 Pro which I had prior to purchasing my new desktop so that should be a bit of a review as well. I've never used Windows NT Workstation, Novell Client or Linux which will be the next chapter sections. I believe the last Section of Chapters covers Network Operating Systems-MAC OS X Server, Windows XP Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Server, Novel Netware 6 and Red Hat Linux 8.0 Tomorrow I have orientation for my M & W classes--Intro to Computer Logic & Intro to HTML, XHTML & DHTML. Should be least from my point of view ;-)