eudaemonic- (adj.) producing happiness and well-being

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

changed my mind...

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Want to know a secret?
I LOVE editing! I'm not saying I'm good at it, and my grades prove the word prodigy will never be mentioned :o), but I have to say... it is something I want more practice at. Thanks to JOUR 304, I am going to get plenty of batting practices in. SWING!
I have always loved being edited, a fact that weighs heavily on the superior-ness of my past editors. There was something almost magical about taking a few pages of words that you didn't want to claim and handing them over to another person to ... wait... wait... wait, and just like Snow White after her smooch with Prince Charming... the article becomes alive! My words are still there, but they've been shined. I think that's the true sign of a good editor, that they don't try to rewrite. That's something I struggle with in our assignments, along with adding boo coos of commas (Hey, they're breath marks for the reader! There's nothing wrong with wanting my reader to be well...ummm... ventilated.)

So,,,, I’ll,,,,work,,, on,,,, it…….

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Is there anything you wish you could do right now?
Yes, there is! I wish I could create a program to educate my city how important environmental stewardship is. Sometimes I feel that everything that I've read and learned on the subject is just a well-articulated millstone that drags me to the bottom of the dictionary. It's a hard concept to explain. It's hard to work caring into someone...... much harder than beating it into people :O).

Do you wish on stars?
I wouldn't say wish, although I do pay a lot of attention to them. Many nights I'll go outside and lay on the hood of my car just to stare at them. I really missed them when I lived in D.C. for a bit. I'll always remember going to an outdoor showing of My Fair Lady because we were far enough away from the city that the stars were allowed to twinkle. Wish- no. Enjoy- yes :O).

Do you like your handwriting?
EeeeeOooooo- well, yes and no. I don't mind it, but I know others have trouble reading it.

What is your favorite lunch meat?
mmm... favorite lunch meat? I don't make a lot of sandwiches, but meat wise, I like beef.

Are you a daredevil?
In my mind I am, but in real life I'm as frightened as a snail being dangled above a bowl full of salt.

Would you bungee jump?

Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Nope. This is sad, but my distain for shoes with laces has influenced the purchase of many a footwear choice.

What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
That I am a procrastinator. In fact, I should be studying for a test right now. Yep, all my materials (complete with highlighters and colored pens) are spread out on the kitchen table, but my laptop is on top of it all. It's like rock, paper, scissors... My table-layer of knowledge has been beaten by technology.

What are you listening to right now?
The hum of my computer. One roommate is sleeping and the other is at the grocery.

What color would you be?
Huh? This question reminds me of the "get-to-know-you" games we had to play in FFA. If you could be anyone who would it be and why? If you could have lunch with anyone living or dead, who would it be and why... and what would you eat? If you were a fruit? If you were a car? If you were a kitchen utensil?
****If you were an idiot!

Favorite drink?

Last movie you watched?
That one with Reese Witherspoon. She "haunts" her old apartment after a serious car accident leaves her in a three-month coma. They guy subletting her place is the only one who can see her. He saves her.. they fall in love... the end.

Summer or winter?
Fall... weasled my way out of that one!

What books are you reading?
Long March to Freedom

Favorite smells?
shampoo, gardenia... any fresh flower

Any tattoos?
No, but I wrote a note on my hand to remind me to pay rent. It lasted for a week... does that count?

That's the end of this segment, titled, "Extra random knowledge about Stephanie.... good to know, but could have lived without it." This outpour is sponsored my McDonalds- the fine business where I will be working if I fail my environmental ethics exam tomorrow.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

I went to Bryan High School's preformance of get your "Annie Get Your Gun" last night and it was FAN-TAB-U-LOUS! They were just precious! They sang, they danced, they made jokes... it was... magical! Ooh, I can't stop smiling :O).

Even more fun than the play was the company. I had so much fun with my friends. I have good ones. We laughed a whole stinkin' lot.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

I saw a really fun older couple today. They were hunting for treasure using a metal detector :O). The woman was resting at Sull Ross' feet in front of the Academic building while the man was narrowing down his prize in the bushes. I heard them before I saw them... "Beep beep beep beep" It made me giggle

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I spent my entire day on task. Amazing huh? I don’t' remember the last time that multi-tasking didn't get the best of me, taking me so far off task that I was googling something random like the newest use for cow manure (just so you know, this morning NPR said it's being added to the coal energy plants burn. The nitrogen in the manure binds to the nitrogen oxide in the coal, reducing the amount of nox is released into the atmosphere. Nox leads to air pollution and the greenhouse effect... .but I'm just saying :O) ) No, not even finding out what people were saying about last nights State of the Union could pull me away from the tasks at hand. I did clips for the first time at work. That means that I searched the internet for TAMU articles, put them all in individual word documents, posted them, put them in a packet, and mailed them out. Phew- YES! Then I completed two scholarship essays and fixed up my resume. I made flyers for our ACT meeting and posted them. Went to class until 7 and am now home. Not so productive now, but I'm about to be back on it doggone it :O). It's on like Donkey Kong!