Wednesday, January 27, 2010

an ode to math

i love math.

my major in college is math.

i work at math services as a math tutor.

i took two math classes my senior year in high school and i've taken 2 math classes a semester so far.

and i'm hoping to take more than 2 in the coming semesters.

so here is...

My Ode to Math

Oh my dear Math, how I love thee so.
You always make my day.
Whether I'm in Calculus or Linear Algebra,
Statistics or Transitions,
You always seem to fascinate me no matter the class.
I may not always understand what I'm trying to learn from you,
But I can figure you out.
I might have to wake up at 7am to go to 8am Calculus this semester.
You know what,
I don't mind.
I've had many different Professors that have taught me your ways.
I've learned about derivatives and integrals,
Sequences and Series.
I know a lot about limits too.
And did you know dear Math,
that I haven't even skimmed the surface?
I have so much more to learn from you
And I'm looking forward to it.
So thank you Math for giving me something I enjoy studying.
Now I must go.
I have Calculus homework I have to do.

i know some people have a hard time with math. i also know not everyone needs to know how to find the slope of a line. trust me, i know.
and who knows what i'm going to do with my degree when i graduate from college, but for now i'm going to work hard and dip my feet into the different math courses that are out there, i'll find something i want to do along the way.

since this week is the first full week of classes and i've been seeing a lot of math lately, i figured i would share. i hope you enjoyed my ode.


Friday, January 22, 2010

vampire diaries recap: Bloodlines

i don't know if you my reader's know this, but i love Vampire Diaries.
i read the first books and let me say, for the record, the show is VERY loosely based on the books.

but i LOVE the show.
i was wicked happy when there was a new episode thursday night.
so i re-watched it yesterday afternoon and decided to write down a couple of things i thought about it.
it's spoilery. if you watched it or don't care what happened, please continue...
if you don't watch it, then oh well, sorry carry on...

i freaked out when i saw the car crash in the last episode. it was crazy and the mystery vamp creeped me out.
but then Damon to the rescue was very sweet and made him seem like he wasn't a monster, which is difficult for Damon.
that is until he kidnapped Elena and brought her to Georgia...

i really think the writers in this show need some new way of saying "I'm fine." i think every episode, at least one person says "I'm fine" when clearly they are not "fine."

i have to point out how happy i am that Jeremy hangs out with someone who isn't Vicky. i hated Vicky. plus i like sober Jeremy better than drunk/high Jeremy.

no #paulwesleyabs. that is all.

way to promote underage drinking CW. she drinks to let go for "5 minutes." cool.

i love how that new vamp guy says "If you want to be with someone forever, you have to live forever." oohh Elenaaa guess what you're going to have to choose some day *in sing-song voice*
[cough, foreshadow, cough]

i'm not asking Grams for help if 2012 comes around. she's "helping her own" first.

nice job in shaking hands with Bree's heart Damon. gross.

so Elena wanted the truth. welp, she certainly got it.
not only did Stefan tell her that he saved her from the car accident and couldn't get to her parents in time (which is so sad by the way), but then he goes and tells her she's adopted!! what?!
did not see that coming. i don't think that was in the books...

and finally, we got a flashback to Damon chomping on Alaric's girl. good stuff.
and what is with Alaric's ring?
my guess is he is not a vampire.
he lost his ring in the car and was looking for it when it was sunny outside so that ruled out him being a vamp for me, but what else could it be for though?

so Stefan loves Elena, Elena loves Stefan, and Damon still loves Katherine who Elena looks like.
i love this show.

watch The Vampire Diaries-Thursdays, 8pm on the CW

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

the news for today

today it's raining/flurrying, but i'm okay with that.

it's also election day in Massachusetts for a new senator.
i fail and am registered in the town of college #1.
i wanted to go to the voting booth to vote and they were giving out free t-shirts and rides to the voting booth for the presidential election. it was worth it, but i forgot to reregister at home so i could get an absentee ballot. ugh, fail.

oh well, so is life.

in other news,
i start working at my new math tutoring job tomorrow morning at 8am.
it's also the first day of classes tomorrow.
i'm working 8-10 and have classes 10:10 to 1:35. it's going to be a hectic morning!
but i'm ready for it.
wish me luck

Sunday, January 17, 2010

my room. a vlog

at this moment, i'm trying to get everything together to move back into my dorm.

i said i would show you my room, so here is a vlog showing a little bit of my room =)
(please love my scrubbed out look and the messiness of it all)

Friday, January 15, 2010

what i like...

i like...

eric hutchinson, owl city, and swimming with dolphins

my "cute shoes"

(even though i can't wear them right now)


(this was a couple weeks ago, most is gone =/ )

neutrogena triple moisture daily deep conditioner

(my hair has never felt so amazing!)

my handmade hat

and getting a work study job this semester
tutoring math

... finally =)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

questionnaire indeed..

i borrowed this from Vanessa. just a little bit about me =)

1. Were you named after anyone?
i think my middle name is a family name,
but my mom actually got my name from a dream

2.When was the last time you cried?
two weeks ago i think. frustrated tears =/

3. Do you like your handwriting?
sometimes i do, sometimes i don't

4. What is your favorite (lunch) meat?
honey ham, mmm

5. Do you have kids?
not yet

6. If you were another person would you be friends with yourself?
i think so

7. Do you use sarcasm?
i try, i think i fail

8. Do you still have your tonsils?
nope! they peaced when i was 16
(best thing EVER)

9. Would you bungee jump?
absolutely not

10. What is your favorite cereal?
cinnamon life

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
for some reason, sometimes i do, sometimes i don't
it's weird

12. First alcoholic beverage?
haven't had that one yet

13. What is your favorite ice cream?
chocolate or mint chocolate chip
it's a tie

14. What do you first notice about people?
their emotions. i can read people's emotions pretty well

15. Red or pink?
pink =)

16. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
legs =/

17. Who do you miss the most?
Gramma <3

18. Do you want everyone who reads this to answer these questions?
if they feel so inclined

19. What color of pants and shoes are you wearing?
blue jeans and off-white slippers

21. What are you currently listening to?
the news (ew) but music wise i've been between
Glee, Ke$ha, Owl City, Eric Hutchinson, and Swimming with Dolphins

22. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

23. Favorite Smell?
the smell of home and the woodstove

24. Who was the last person you talked to?
my parentals

25. Do you like the person you got this from?
yeah, you know Vanessa is pretty awesome

26. Favorite sports to watch?
football (it's the only sport i watch)

27. Hair Color?
a light brown/dark blonde with highlights

28. Eye Color?

29. Do you wear contacts?
yess! couldn't live without them

30. Favorite food?
ice cream

31. Scary movies or happy endings?
happy endings, i'm too chicken for scary movies

32. Last movie you watched?
Up in the Air

33. What color of shirt are you wearing?
blue and white shirt and navy cardigan

34. Summer or Winter?
winter. i heart the cold

35. Hugs or kisses?
hugs, no kisses. wait! both.

36. Favorite desert?
a gooey brownie

37. Most likely to respond?
i don't know, we'll see

38. Least likely to respond?
Vanessa, i stole it from her =)

39. What are you currently reading?
Beautiful Creatures!

40. What is on your mouse pad?
i don't have one...

41. What did you watch on TV last night?
does Dorm Life on my laptop count?

42. Favorite sound(s)?
music? not sure

43. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?
i, um, don't listen to either...

44. What is the furthest from home you have been?

45. Do you have any special talents?
i can twirl a baton pretty well

46. Where were you born?
a hospital in RI

47. Whose answers are you looking forward to read?
anyone who would like to share

48. How did you meet your spouse/significant other?
about that...
he's out there somewhere

49. Is the cup half empty or half full?
half full

50. If you could sit down at dinner with five people, who would they be?
Gramma, my future husband, and 3 other people
who will either influence or mean a lot to me in the future

Monday, January 11, 2010

vlog numero dos

making videos takes a lot longer than you think.

i should really start making them earlier =)
but here it is!

vlog #2

Friday, January 8, 2010


i'm trying to open up my realm of books.

last year i started to really get into reading. i've always liked to read (as long as an essay, project, worksheet, or test isn't involved) but haven't really been turned on to too many books.

i love going to the book store, but get overwhelmed by the thousands of titles.

so i'm asking you, my blogging friends, to suggest books to me.

i'm working on a few books at the moment, but one of my goals for the year is read 25 books and books that i haven't read before. that's where you lovely readers come in =)

i like to read fiction

i like to read love stories

i like to read fantasy

i haven't read any classics

(but i would like to ease into reading them)

so suggest away and hopefully i'll be able to read them!

thank you in advance! i really appreciate your opinions


Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year =)

i don't usually make New Year's resolutions. i feel like i would never be able to stick to them.

what i'm going to do is make a couple points that i'm going to try to stick to for the year.
key word here is TRY. that's all i can promise.

1. i will try to read new books and keep track of all the books i read this year.

2. i will try to be healthier.

3. i will get a job this summer that gives me more hours than what i got last summer (this is more of an i WILL than a try)

4. i will try to spend more time out of my dorm room

5. i will try to stay happy

that's what i can promise for 2010. i will try to be the best person i can be. who knows what the next year will bring but of course all you can do is take it one day at a time