Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dress Codes in High School

I gave my speech today on dress codes in high school and I feel like I nailed it. My professor (who shall remain nameless) felt that dress codes should be kept the way they are and my speech was on how they should be modified to be more lenient because if you think about it, how is wearing a tank top, in any way considered inappropriate? Not just in a sexual way but for school? You're going to school to learn, why is it such a big deal if you wear a tank top? Nobody should even be paying attention to that in the the first place because once again, you are there to learn. And here's something: why is it that there is a dress code in high school, but not in college? At some point, you are the same age that you are in high school that you are in college. So the argument that "your not mature enough" is 100% invalid.
And there's also the reason that "its distracting". If a student is distracted by the fact that they see another student wearing a tank top so badly to the point where they cannot focus on their school work, that is their fault. If they weren't raised in a family where they are taught to respect other people and their bodies by not obsessively staring at them then that is their own fault. The student wearing some "distracting" shouldn't be the one punished for it because its their body, so too bad for someone who doesn't have enough will power to keep their eyes to themselves.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ready for summer

I know that I am going to be working a lot, but I'm just excited to do something different. I'm excited for nice running weather because this right now is still a little cold for me to train for a marathon in and I despise running on treadmills so the nicer and hotter it is outside the better for me. I know that my boyfriend and I are going to be going to his Uncle's lake house in Michigan a lot too. His uncle's love us for whatever reason (or at least it seems like it) and they always have something fun going on up there. They have a boat and live right on Lake Paw Paw so every fourth of July since we have been dating we go up there and watch fire works on their boat. They live right next to a little bridge and its the perfect spot to set off fireworks and its super close so it always looks awesome. His cousins usually come with and they always act crazy which of course makes everyone laugh. Its just such a fun time when we're there. The only thing this year is that now I have Heidi (my guinea pig) and I'm almost positive they won't want her there so my Dad is going to have to watch her, but he loves her almost as much as I do so I'm not worried. The only thing is that he pets her really hard, I don't think that he realizes how fragile she is and I don't think he realizes how strong he is compared to her.
Oh well, either way this summer is going to be fun.

Final Portfolio

I was pretty nervous about doing the final portfolio. I was kind of figuring that I would have a super hard time doing it and that I would screw something up or miss something somehow but I was able to  finish the whole thing in about 2 hours which was nothing, I have the pages off on the side, all of my essays are embedded into their own separate page, everything is typed out and finished. I thought I would have waited until the day before it was due but then I kind of realized that if I don't do it now when I am still in school and if I have a question or a problem with something it would be much easier to ask the professor about it in person rather than in an email where I know for sure I would have gotten something confused and then I would have missed points and I would have felt like an idiot for not being able to complete something simple.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The movie Jumper/Super Powers

I think the idea of having some sort or super power is pretty awesome, but I'm sure everyone would agree. In the movie Jumper this kid is born with this ability to teleport to different places in the world and all he has to do is visualize it. If I could have any super power in the world, I would have to pick the most ridiculously common one, flight. I think being able to fly would be so cool. Having super speed would be a close #2. I think that we're all so attracted to the idea of having some sort of super power is because we all want to be different. We all want to be our own individual person and we all want to stand out. Having a superpower would definitely stand out. Even though there is literally no proof that any of that is real or could even happen, it's still a really neat idea to hang onto.

Rant Session

So I'm back to using my old piece of crap phone which likes to restart itself every time I lock the screen so that's always a blast. My shoulder to my elbow hurts pretty bad and has been for the past month and I'm not sure what it is and I don't want to go to the doctor for it because the insurance doesn't cover all of it so I end up paying for the part that it doesn't cover and I barely make enough money to get gas and $5 every week and a half for vegetables for my guinea pig, AND I still have to pay $100 from when I got an ultrasound to determine that I have multiple cysts in my chest and upper rib cage. My dad has been asking me all these dumb questions which I know that I have answered multiple times before, like "when do you have school". I have had the same exact schedule for about 4 months now and for some odd reason "Tuesdays and Thursdays" can't seem to find a permanent spot in his brain. And on top of all of that my boyfriend asks me if I want to go with him directly after he gets off work to go pick up a cap for his truck and that I need to be ready because its an hour away. So I completely rush through my dinner and do everyone's dishes just for him to say that his dad is now going to go with. Okay thanks for telling me that before I ran around my house like a maniac trying to make sure that I will be on time for him because of how much he stressed that I need to be ready just for him to cancel on me. And now, when I'm trying to relax and just lay with Heidi (my guinea pig) in my bed, what does she do? Shit all over the place. Ya know, why not?
Probably just overreacting but whatever, one annoying thing on top of another on top of another makes for an irritation filled day.
It's actually pretty funny because if you scroll down, one of my blogs is "why I hate people who complain." And here I am blogging one giant complaint.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Computers & Technology

It's kind of amazing how far we have come with technology. When I was a kid I can remember playing this silly little game on my grandma's computer and back then that game was the most advanced part of her computer. I used to be so good with computers and technology, not that I am not anymore, but there are so many new things to learn about on your devices now that its insane. I would still say that I know more than anybody in my family and my boyfriends family but I don't understand why they change it so much. The other day I was in the library on campus trying to register for my classes and I couldn't figure out if it went through or not so I went to the IT Guy and he helped me with it. During this process, the wifi was really slow and he was able to access something on my computer that I didn't even know existed, switched to a different wifi, and explain to me how the new registering system worked. All within the time that I was still trying to comprehend how he (A) went to a completely different wifi network and (B) was able to do it on my computer without a problem.

Cracked My phone screen

So yesterday I washed my Guinea Pig's blankets in my Dad's washer (which he doesn't want me to do but I do it anyway) and I didn't have enough time to put them in the dryer because I had to leave to come to school so I figured  I would dry them there. So I'm carrying this big bag of all of her blankets and my phone and my keys and my purse and I drop my phone right outside of my car. Now the screen already had a small crack in it before I dropped it so I was full anticipating on the crack growing if not turning into something much worse, which is what it did. I can no longer see my phone screen because of the pressure (I'm assuming) on the screen from it being cracked so I'm back to using my old Galaxy s3 until I can conjure up enough money to buy a "refurbished" phone online that isn't $600. I guess I'm just disappointed that it cracked because Androids are sort of known for not cracking and mine did. I have never met anyone with an Android that had a cracked screen so I'm pretty upset.
I was needing a new phone anyway, this one's keyboard would type random words and it was super annoying. Not that that is any reason to go out and completely get a new phone because I wasn't planning on getting rid of it until it was completely trashed but still.