Thursday, February 24, 2011

3.141592654

That's pi to nine decimals. Which I need to know for my test tomorrow.  Math history type stuff.  With mathematicians from Thales and Pythagoras to Archimedes and Apollonius.  I thought I'd take a little blog break from constructing things with a straight edge and a compass.  


So.  There are a couple things I dare say I'm. . 'stoked' for.  First off, pre-Vespers coffee with the best roommate.  Then tomorrow we have our women's retreat at a lodge.  Cheesecake and Gilmore Girls.  Do you need anything else?  
Next in line is Spring Break and New Orleans!  It's only 3 weeks away.  I can hardly believe it.  Last night at our meeting we watched a video from a team that has been to New Orleans to help rebuild.  And my favorite line from the video was a guy who said, "You go thinking you'll be the blessing, but in the end you're the one who ends up being blessed."  And I know that will end up being true.  And I can't wait for the experience.  So. Pumped. 
Right after that is Without Ceasing.  Which is an all night prayer and worship event that is one of my favorite semesterly happenings. 
Not too long after that is Easter.  When I finally get to see my sister.  It has been since Christmas day!  So long it should be criminal!  Blakeley is also coming home with me.  And let me tell you, it doesn't get much better than that.  

Okay.  This 'little' math break has gone too far. 

Back to the books. 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Never Grown Up.

"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the Earth. At least, that’s what they say. He created the birds of the air and the beasts of the field. And he looked at his creation and he saw that it was good. And then God created man, and it’s been downhill ever since. The story goes on to say that God created man in his own image, but there’s not much proof of that. After all, God made the sun, the moon, and the stars. And all man makes is trouble. And when man finds himself in trouble, which is most of the time, he turns to something bigger than himself, to love, or fate, or religion to make sense of it all."


I've been catchin up on my Grey's today.  That's my favorite quote from the day.  Dr. Bailey.  So great. 
Anyways.  My thought of the day is that real life is coming soon.  And I'm not sure that I like it.  I do, but I don't.  A couple of my close friends from home are graduating in May, and it's just weird to think about.  They're about to have real jobs.  But I still feel so young.  It's funny how in middle school., high schoolers look so old.  Then high school comes along and we still feel so young., but college students., now they're old.  Then we get to college.  And we turn twenty-one.  And we expect to feel old and adult-like and civilized.  But I'm not.  I have so much to learn yet.  And still yet to find someone to learn it all with.  In it's own time though.  It'll all fall together.  That's what's awesome about having a God to trust.  He's got it and I don't have to worry.    


But now it's time to do some homework.  I don't have too much due tomorrow, surprisingly, but I do want to get ahead so Tuesday doesn't hit me too hard.  


So now I'm back to trying to look up what the base of a circle is.   

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sunny Summer's Day.

"Love will hold us together, make us a shelter to weather storm.  And I'll be my brother's keeper, so the whole world will know that we're not alone."  Sing it, Matt Maher.  Isn't that the truth?

Let me tell you.  I am so blessed.  And the easiest way for me to recognize that is the people who love me and the people that I love.  Right now I'm sitting in Em and Blakeley's room.  Two of the people who love me the most.  And I can't even begin to count the reasons I am grateful for them.  Love is so powerful.  Having people to hug you when your sad, look at you and make you laugh, pray with you and for you, and to just share life with.  I can't even explain the goodness of having people who actually care and actually caring about those people back.  They say that to love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.  And I do say, that I rather enjoy a sunny summer's day.  



Speaking of sunny summer's days, today was beautiful outside.  It's like, that perfect amount of breeze to make everything just right.  Not too hot, not too cold.  Just how Goldilocks liked the porridge.  


Well.  Tomorrow will come fast.  (11 minutes to be exact), and I have a linear exam.  So, some studying is in store for me.  Then tomorrow evening I get to venture to Bread Co. with Scott, Chris, and Shaina, and follow it up with a Disney movie and some cupcakes.  So I look forward to that with great anticipation. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

An Ode To This Day (I Suppose).

February 14th.  Some people love this day the most.  Some people are bitter today.  Some people don't care too much either way.  For me, well, I say that while I do think it's important to show people you love them everyday of the year and not simply Valentine's Day, I think it's kinda fun to have a day set aside for roses and chocolates and i-love-yous.  Of course the world would go on without it, but it does add a nice touch.  


So. These were my two favorite/most memorable Valentine's Days.  Not to say that Valentine's Days can only be enjoyed with boyfriends, but mine coincidentally were.  Ironically enough, they happened my junior year of high school and my junior year of college.  So.  Without further adieu. . 
High school junior year, I was 'with' Boyfriend #1.  The most wonderful of them all.  Anyways.  It was in the pre-stages of dating and we were both quite shy so., I wasn't expecting anything at all.  But.  In my locker, I found a teddy bear.  Milton was skinny for a bear, golden rod, and had a cute lil bent ear.  He was holding two roses and a heart shaped candy box.  So.  That was super presh.  And soon after that, Boyfriend #1 officially became Boyfriend#1. 
Boyfriend #2 was last year.  At the time, it was the best thing.  It was a Sunday after church and Griffin (big brown bear with big brown eyes) was sitting on the couch.  He was holding 6 white roses and two bags of chocolate along with a card.  And that was when Boyfriend #2 became Boyfriend #2. 
And those were my two memorable boyfriend Valentine's Days. 


And I am single now.  And most days, I can't complain.  I've met my share of not-the-ones.  I've met my share of cuties.  And I've met the occasional maybe-not-not-the-one.  But I know the actual one is out there somewhere.  And who ever he is., I take confidence in knowing he'll be grand. 


But. I don't think we're restricted to loving only boyfriends on Valentine's Day.  After all, it's my friends who get me from day to day.  So.  Love them everyday.  And today.  


Happy day of love!
    

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'ma Tell You One Time.

I've been reminder for., about the third time this week, that I am, in fact, a great procrastinator.  


Right now I'm sitting (obviously in front of my computer) drinking iced coffee from Mr. Champ Coffee himself.  And my Clide book is sitting in front of me.  As if I'm actually working on it.  But you see, I have '4.2b' written on my paper, along with my name and the rest of the problems.  And that's about as successful as I've been. Not to mention I looked at linear, and the assignment for the day., well., not quite as easy as taking a walk.  
I'm also listening to J Biebs right now.  I don't care.  Haters can hate.  His lyrics are catchy.  


Welp.  Now I'm off to Vespers to praise my Jesus.  Then homework until the end of eternity.  Hopefully Nikweeta and I will get a little happenin homework party going.    

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

All I Want To Do Is Sleep.

My parents are coming down this weekend.  Can't. Wait.  You know., you sure gain a different appreciation of family when you hardly see them.  And my dogs., well, I can't see them yet, but hopefully Easter.  


In other news, it turns out that I'm the worst at doing homework.  And the best at eating food.  Honestly.  Stellar.  And I can drink coffee like there's no tomorrow.  But homework.  Well.  My conclusion is that I just don't want to access the thinking level that I'm required to.  So I put it off until 11pm and then realize that my brain shuts off at ten.  So., we'll be working on that.  


Also.  Today was the best.  I worked, and then escaped with Blake to her lesson.    I tried to read some math history, but ended up falling asleep on Victoria's couch.  Then, it was Qdoba, Old Navy, and Starbucks.  Nothing bad about any of those, if you ask me.  Then some putzing around in my room before the Agape meeting.  And then, I came to Julie's to make pork chops and espressos and hang out with her and Em.  


And all I really feel like doing is sitting on my comfiest couch.  Maybe cuddling my dogs, and maybe journaling.  Or perhaps, just sitting and doing nothing. 
But alas, I've paid to come to college and to smother myself in mathematics.  So, that I will do.  

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pi, e, And The Square Root Of 2.

Today started on, I guess what you would call an early note.  Blake and I probably got to bed around 2am after about a half hour of scraping ice from cars, going to McDonalds, pretending to do homework for a bit, and then giggling for a solid hour.  Man, I love that girl.  


Then it was solid math time.  Finished math homework, went to math class, went to EDU where we talked about math objectives, then to the next math class.  And you know what I learned in all my math classes today?  I learned that sometimes all of my thoughts about love are as clear to me as pi, e, and the square root of two.  And that's that.  Because on Fridays, my 'math' brain isn't always the most in tact.  And my brain usually begins to wander.  So.  That's what I was thinking in linear.  But.  (This is where it gets boring if you don't like math).. .What I did actually learn was that the square root of two was the first irrational number to be discovered., and it just blew the minds of the Greeks.  The Pythagorean philosophy depended so much on whole numbers, so apparently he was banished from the Pythagorean community for discovering irrational numbers.  Crazy right? Quite the turn in mathematics.  Anyways...   


Tonight, Nikweeta and I had a roojmie date.  Obviously it turned out to be grand.  We jump jumped on Just Dance, watched Biggest Loser, and made a Moto mart run with Em and Blake.  Then she fell asleep while she was reading like the cutest thing in the entire world.  Anyways. 
Another day of being super blessed. 


My God is so good. 


  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

40 + 40 = 1,20.

Right now, I kinda wish I was in love.  Mostly because of the song 'You Really Got A Hold On Me' by Zooey Deschanel.  Her fault.  Well.  I obviously don't actually want to be in love.  Because I don't have someone to be in love with.  Anyways, just something that assists my weird mood at the moment. 


I miss my dad.  Wish he was here and that his texts were actually words that he said to me before I walk out the door.  Still precious that he cares to text me though.  I'll definitely take that.  Hopefully he comes to visit soon. 


New Orleans meeting tonight.  Still super pumped to go.  Eager to learn more about it and actually get there.  But I just know I have a humongo homework hill to climb first.

Speaking of that homework hill, I got a couple of steps to climb tonight.  One of Linear, Clide (that's Nikweeta's nickname for Non-Euclidean Geometry and History), and New Testament.  Lots of proofs and a sexagesimal system to get through.  Along with whatever is in Chapter One of that one book I haven't opened. By the way.  A sexagesimal system has a base 60.  So 50 + 20 is actually 1,10.  Just in case you were curious. 
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