Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Pictures of the ride...

So here are some pictures of the new car. I really really love it. It's a whole lot nicer than what I had. It's great to not have to worry about whether I'm going to make it to school or not. And it's nice to have a heater that works quickly.

Now I know this is a fairly common car. Actually it seems like everywhere I look about 90% of the people have either Grand Ams or Grand Prixs. Oh well, I like it.

So school was crazy yesterday! Snow snow snow....I couldn't make it to my 8 o'clock class yesterday morning and I was pretty much ticked off all day. ALL of the area schools were closed yesterday, including Lakeland but Eastern never cancels. I think I heard that the last time they had closed school was in the 70's. Anyways, I felt like them not cancelling classes was a huge punishment to commuters because for those of us who can't make it to school, we have to miss lectures which puts us all behind. To top it all off, by the time I did make it to school they hadn't cleared out our parking lot so people were slipping and sliding and guessing where the spots put it shortly, it was chaotic. I hated it.

But I guess I'm over that now. On a more positive note, I registered for my classes today and it's refreshing to realize that I've just registered for my last semester in my undergraduate career. Ha! So I will graduate in December and then in the fall of 07 I'll probably start grad. school. It's a lot to think about, but it's exciting. There's more going on and I'll get more out later. 'Til then, have a good one!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Crazy Jane Talks to the Bishop...

So I shouldn't be updating right now...I've got two midterms tomorrow, a paper due and a presentation to prepare. Yikes. But good news....I GOT A NEW CAR!! I'll put some pictures up soon..hopefully. I'm not good with promises that have deadlines. It's a 2003 Grand Am with a lot of options. Rims, sunroof, Monsoon sound system, leather interior...pretty nice. I'm excited. Better than what I had before but I was still a little sad to see old Bessie go. Had her for six years. Oh well, maybe she'll make one more teenager happy before going to the big car lot in the sky. Whatever.

I read this poem by the current Poet Laureate Ted Kooser and it made me chuckle and think to myself 'ya know, this is probably going to be the story of my writing...if I ever get it published.' It may give you a chuckle too:

"Selecting a Reader"

First, I would have her be beautiful,

and walking carefully up on my poetry
at the loneliest moment of an afternoon,
her hair still damp at the neck
from washing it. She should be wearing
a raincoat, an old one, dirty
from not having money enough for the cleaners.
She will take out her glasses, and there
in the bookstore, she will thumb
over my poems, then put the book back
up on its shelf. She will say to herself,
"For that kind of money, I can get
my raincoat cleaned." And she will.

That's great.