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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What do you love? What do you want to do?

I love helping people. I love making people's day and helping them feel better and cheering them up. I love making people laugh because I know how much laughing for just 30 seconds can completely change your mood. I think the reason I want to go into criminal justice is because I want to help. I want to help make people feel safe, and I want to protect. I have always been a protective person of anyone that is involved in my life. I want to be that person that saves the day, whether its making you laugh when you were just in a fight with someone you care about, or saving someone's life in a critical situation. 
I also love animals. Those that abuse animals or do not give them the proper care are scum to me. No matter who you are, if I find out that you are not giving your animal the proper care and love that they deserve then you can fully expect that I will never talk to you again. Domesticated animals are basically helpless when it comes to abuse. They don't know why you are screaming at them or kicking them. All they know is that they did something and now they are being overly punished. Dogs don't know why you fight them against other dogs for money. You have taught them to be aggressive and because of your idiotic actions that dog is withstanding pain and can possibly die. 
I love lots of things, and I think the things I love and how protective I am over them really shapes me as a person and has greatly helped me figure out what I want to do with my life; protect. 

Pulic Speaking

I am a pretty outgoing person, I don't feel uncomfortable approaching people that I don't know or asking questions to a professor/teacher in front of a bunch of other people. You would think that based off of my personality that I would be a pretty confident public speaker but sadly I am not. I get nervous no matter how prepared I am and no matter how comfortable I am with the class I am speaking in front of. I think that it relates back to when I was younger, back when I was scared to even ask the teacher to go to the bathroom. I know that I am still not like that and I will never again be like that, but I think that that scared little person is still in me. That was my personality from the time that I can remember to my sophomore year in high school when I finally came out of my shell. I never get nervous when it comes to talking to large groups of people in a comfortable setting, but as soon as the setting turns professional I am uncomfortable. I don't exactly know how to break that nervousness but I am trying. I gave a group speech today that came exactly to 20 minutes and there were 5 of us. The majority of the people that are in the class that we presented in front of are very friendly, and I talk to the most of them but somehow I was still nervous.

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Office

Even though it ended a while ago, the show is still hilarious. I think this is the first time that I have fully watched all of the seasons. All of the characters are so relatable to everyone that I know in my life or have met before. Its so funny how you think that majority of the characters are idiots but then all of a sudden they will do something that means so much. Some really good life lessons come out of this show, I think the main themes of the show are comedy obviously, and even though you wouldn't think of it, but love. The office isn't just an office but a place where love happened. I feel like after I watched the show I felt different. I thought that the show was absolutely hysterical with all of the ridiculous stuff the main characters did and their reactions to the crazy crap that everyone did.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Animals and their connection with humans

Animals and humans can connect on far deeper levels than we think. The idea of a pet is as simple as it sounds, its a pet. It's quite simple; you own an animal and care for it regularly, the animal eventually passes away and the owner moves on. But I don't agree with that. I think in the time that the animal is in your care, you form a deep bond. Even though you cannot verbally connect with the animal, you bond in other ways, through love and happiness especially (or at least through my experience). The dog that I have now started out as the families dog. Then the kids started to grow up and the dog turned into my dads dog. But when my parents were divorced and my dad moved out of the house, my dog didn't exactly have someone in specific to direct all of his attention to. So now, 2 years later I would consider Boone my dog. I am the one who walks him, bathes him, feeds him, grooms him and everything else imaginable. From taking over the position that my dad once held, I formed the bond with Boone. Boone is a relatively calm dog, he will be 10 on May 10th and the majority of his day he spends it napping or sun bathing. He never barks when a stranger comes over like a lot of dogs, and he has never once been aggressive with any of us kids. But when I come home from school or from work, he goes nuts. He stands in the window and cries because he knows my car, and as soon as I walk in through the garage door he flies down the stairs and is licking my face and wagging his tail so hard that he smacks himself in the face. I will sit with him for about 10 minutes after I get home and he will try his best to snuggle in my lap but always fails (he's about 80lbs). This happiness that he displays when he is with me is something that you will not see if he is with anyone else. I believe that he has bonded with me (I would be his "master") and this bond has been formed by trust, happiness, and love. He knows that I will always care for him and I will always come home to see him and walk him. Boone is my best bud and I love him as much as I love my family and my boyfriend. To me, he is much more than just a "pet". With him, that term goes much deep than the simple and plain idea.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Deciding to be a Criminal Justice major

I'm almost 100% sure that I will declare as a criminal justice in the fall. I'm not really sure what made me want to do criminal justice but I just think it's so awesome. I mean, I know there's more to criminal justice that is going to be the exact opposite of awesome but I want to be that person that saves lives and catches the person that everyone hates. I think just the idea of being in that field is something that attracts me.

Student Union at Lewis

I personally feel that the student union could be changed a lot if not completely. The space now is just a random space that doesn't seem like it has a specific purpose. There are way too many couches that look disgusting and every time I am in there they are not being used. The same way with all of the tables with chairs. There are 5-7 tables there for students to work on homework assignments or just hang out but those never get used because students do it on the couch. The floor is the original floor from when this building was first built and it looks like it, it is completely scuffed up and there are imperfections and blemishes everywhere. I feel that it doesn't have an "aura" to it, so people don't exactly know what to use it for. Is it a place to hang out with friends? Or is it more of a library scene? The room would be used much more if there was a specific purpose for it because then people would be much more comfortable using it. They should transform this are into something more interactive than the library, but more low-key than the den. Students should feel comfortable enough to go there and do homework and hang out with friends. A coffee bar would be a good idea, and I also think that it should be open 24 hour, the library closes at midnight and the majority of the students that I know that live here do their homework later than that, and if they need a printer and don't have one in their room and are too busy to get to the library during the day, they could just go to the student union and feel 100% comfortable doing their homework there.