Ferret in our Future?

I want one of these little cuddlebugs really bad. I had one in the past and so I know they can be a handful but they are just so cute and fun to play with!

I called the local pet store and they have ONE ferret for sale right now, $139. I know they aren't that much all the time and I could probably find one cheaper, or possibly even find one up for adoption that is older and already trained.

Anyway, I told Paulie today that I would like to get a ferret and then told him how much they were.

And he said those magical words, "Well if you want one, just save up for one."

*beams* =D

So it will probably be a very long time from now until we get one, but it's something to look forward to.


Read Much?

I just discovered tonight that if you're ever in a Walmart in a redneck town, and it's really busy and hectic in there and you want to seek refuge and get out of everyone's way for a moment .. just go to the aisle that has books in it.


Crickets were chirping .. tumbleweeds blowing by ..

I'm not joking.



Ok, Paulie actually discovered this site first so he gets all the credit.


It's a site that lists members of MySpace who have died, complete with pictures, news articles of their deaths, obituaries, etc.

Most are extremely tragic and horrific.


So ... yeah.

Spring break is over as of tomorrow.

Back to the grind.

At least this upcoming grind includes no math.

It was a good week though .. got a little better acquainted with my bed .. a little less acquainted with my alarm clock .. and made some good tips at work.

Not too bad. At least it's spring now. C'mon Summer!



Looking inside my bottle of sparkling water.

Coffee Cup.


This lamp was throwing some interesting colors on the wall, only visible through the camera.

Interesting finds.

1) Stephen King blogs at Entertainment Weekly .. and accepts comments.

2) Etsy. Buy and sell handmade stuff. Pretty cool.

3) Listal.

4) 52 Projects.

5) Useful tutorials.



Ok, so maybe I'm behind times and like the last person in the world to join Netflix.


In our new apartment we don't have cable but we do have a dvd player (thanks Mom!) and so I think Netflix is the answer having no choice but to watch PBS or the WB (the only two channels we get.) I don't like "Yes, Dear" and I will puke all over myself if I have to sit through another episode of "Gilmore Girls" out of boredom .. so .. we joined Netflix and I created a queue tonight.

This is my queue. Click on any to read a description, although I'm sure most need no introduction.

1) The Adventures of Milo and Otis
2) Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
3) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
4) Brokeback Mountain
5) Finding Neverland
6) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
7) James and the Giant Peach
8) Alice in Wonderland
9) Broken Flowers
10) The Blue Planet: Seas of Life: Coasts
11) Dark Days
12) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown


New things.

I was notified this week of being awarded a scholarship for the 2006-2007 school year. A nice amount too. I was very excited! =)

I also got a new position as the editor of the English & Humanities quarterly newsletter, which will be cool because I will have the chance to not only learn editing skills but to also design the newsletter in InDesign or QuarkXPress. More practice!

Grades will be in tomorrow at midnight.

We're supposed to have an ice storm tonight. I hope it goes on by. Ice scares me.


And yet another ..

Toothpaste for Dinner is funny. Not Funny Haha. Funny Hmmm.

I don't know why but either my computer or Blogger or the man behind the curtain or WHATEVER/WHOEVER is being fucking gay and won't let me post the cartoon I found today on Toothpaste for Dinner that I thought was funny.

So if you want to, go here and read the one titled Ah Love Mair Ca. And News from Apple. And Internet Fantasy. And Golden Brown French Fries. And Creanuts. Yeah, you'll have to scroll down a little to be able to read Creanuts. Hell, just read them all, they're short.

Or you can be really gay too and not read any.

Which would also make you v. boring. =)



Fathoming out loud.

The quadratic formula is x = negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared minus 4(a)(c) all over 2a.

* * *

m = y sub 2 minus y sub 1 over x sub 2 minus x sub 1 to find slope.

y minus y sub 1 = m(x-x sub 1)

Slope Intercept Form is y= mx + b

* * *

Residuals = actual Y minus predicted Y.

* * *

standard form = ax^2 + bx + c
vertex form - a (x-h)^2 + k

equation of a circle = (x-h)^2 + (y-k)^2 = r^2

distance formula is d= the square root of (x sub 2 minus x sub 1) squared plus (y sub 2 minus y sub 1) squared

* * *

To graph a parabola:

1) Find Vertex
2) Determine if graph opens up or down
3) Plot 2 more points

To solve for a variable in an equation having radicals:

1) Isolate radical
2) Raise both sides of equation to same powers
3) If radical still exists, repeat steps 1 & 2
4) Solve.
5) Check.

* * *

All of this will be over with on Thursday. Until then, I just gotta pound it into my brain. I know most of it .. but I thought it might be helpful to print out or stare at during work and make it soak in even more.

If I can memorize the words to Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" I can surely memorize a few formulas and procedures.

Ok, so I've never memorized the words to "I've Been Everywhere." I said IF.



Tooting my Own Horn.

Note from professor when he handed back my journal today that I've been working on all quarter:

"Bravo Stephanie! I always learn from the class journals, but yours will
stand out - I was inspired, amused, AND your rainbow pass poem made me
cry! Thank you for sharing so much with me!"


I'll post the poem. Maybe. Sometime.

Two entries in one day is a very rare occurrence. Don't get used to it. Very rare. VERY.

Umm, Yeahh.

CNN must've been hard up for something to fill their page today, because uhh .. *newsflash* .. but this isn't really news, is it? Ok, maybe his rating hit a *new* low .. maybe that's the news. But that's all.

And I find it kinda scary that there is just a "concern" over Iraq and not an all-out-what-the-fuck-is-going-on-here and why-are-they-still-there type of questioning.

I'm concerned about finals. I'm concerned about my winter heating bill. I'm concerned about gas prices.

I think they could've chosen a stronger word there.

I'll get back to you if I think of a better one. At least in the photo cutline they expressed that Americans are "increasingly pessimistic." Well, yeah. Duh.


What I'm Reading.

Christ the Lord by Anne Rice is actually very good so far. It is Rice's fictional depiction of what life was like for Jesus when he was a child. He has a hard time understanding why he has special powers, and why he does not call Joseph his father.

I'm 5 chapters into it. I'll let you know if it's a worthwhile read when I'm done. So far, so good.


Hahaha ..

This passage from "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" struck me as really hilarious the other night. Bridget is trying to buy condoms but having a hard time, going from store to store because she is embarrassed.

"7:30 p.m.: Lalala. Have done it. Was easy. Actually managed to grab two packets: One Variety Pack (spice of life) and Improved Ultra Lightweight Latex Teat Ended for Even Greater Sensitivity. Assistant looked startled at range and quality of condom choice yet strangely respectful: probably thought was a biology teacher or similar purchasing condoms to teach early developing school pupils.

7:40 p.m.: Startled by frank drawings on instruction leaflet.

7:50 p.m.: Bet they had a difficult time deciding on sizing of pictures not to make anyone feel crestfallen or over arrogant. Variety Pack is insane. 'Mates coloured condoms are vibrantly coloured for extra fun.' Extra fun? Suddenly get garish image of couples with vibrantly coloured rude bits wearing paper hats, hooting with gay sexy laughter and hitting each other with balloons. Think will throw mad Variety Pack away."



I'm sick. Sore throat, coughing, sneezing, achey, the whole 9.5 yards.

My computer is sick, but we can't figure out why.

Luckily Paulie is healthy.

First night in new home was great, I just wish I could have felt good enough to enjoy it.

Thank you, Penicillin, for fucking up my immune system. Right before finals even. See if I ever buy YOUR pills again.


Fluent Sap, Now New & Improved with 31 Teeth!

<---- This was me .. yesterday.

I don't even want to talk about how much it hurts to have shots of Novocaine injected half-a-needle-deep into the roof of your mouth WHILE it's infected.

Don't even wanna talk about how the infection tastes when they draw the needle out.

Don't want to talk about how the drill sounded, or how it feels and sounds to be awake while having a first-year molar cut out of your badly infected gums, or how it felt to have all of this done while Confederate Railroad crooned "I like my Women a Little on the Trashy Side" on the blaring sound system. As if going to the dentist isn't traumatic enough, why do they have to blast country music too? Country music + the sound of breaking teeth is NOT cool. Not cool at all.

Don't want to talk about my stitches. Don't want to talk about how I have to go back next week to have them removed.

If there is a hell, it would be all of the above.