Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Funnies ...

Hey y'all! I've decided that from now on each Friday I will share with you actual conversations or emails I've encountered here at the University. Please keep in mind that these students are "adults" and I will always leave their messages intact with no spell check, etc ...

First up ... an email that was mistakenly sent to a friend who has a name in common with a professor at the university:

I just wanted to share this email that was obviously sent to me by mistake. I looked up the class that this "Cinnamon" (poor poor girl) is apparently taking. It is a Rhetoric and Writing class. She is apparently in great need of the course. Not only is her spell check turned off, but her persuasion skills are quite lacking. I mean can't you find out if this so called "red id" is necessary and, if so, can't you get one for yourself? Must be a freshman.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: cinnamon Date: Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 11:15 PMSubject: RWS 100, Sect

In reguards to the homework:This is Cinnamon. I am in your class from 10:00 to 10:50. I have the home work done but my printer is out of ink and I don't have financial means to buy a new ink cartridge at the moment. I would go to the library to print it out but I do not have a red id. I'm not even fully sure if a red idea is needed. I was wondering if I could maybe bring in a cd and print it out in the class or at least show you on your computer that it is doneon time. I greatfully appreciate you taking the time to read this and hopefully you understand my situation

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Photo Meme

Rachel tagged me for a photo meme.

The Rules: I was supposed to open my photos, choose the 6th folder and then the 6th photo in that folder. Then I was told to post the photo with a description about it and then tag 6 friends to do the same.

This photo was taken at Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans ... here I am with my cousin Matthew. We spent Thanksgiving weekend there a couple of years ago. It was good fun and good food and good hurricanes!

I'm tagging: Erin&Joel, Sara, Vicky, Susan, TheVogelzangs, and Shay. Have fun!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Year ... New Resolutions (and holiday party photos)

This year I'm vowing to become more healthy and to get back into shape. There is absolutely no excuse for having the fat I have on my body or my lack of cardio fitness ... I have no kids ... I have the time ... I'm just LAZY. So, with my new roomie I'm hitting the gym. I've bought a beautiful Tommy Bahama bathing suit that shows all the things I hate about my body right now (which, according to my friends, is all in my head) and I am going to try my darnedest to make sure I look good in it by summer!
Today was book club. We read Life of Pi ... of course ... I only read the first quarter. Honestly I just couldn't get into it. I've been told that it's a good book and I think that eventually I'll go back and finish the book but I think that really right now I'm not really in that frame of mind. Our book for next month is Jane Eyre. I never had a chance to read that book so I'm looking forward to it. Plus, it's a quick read and quite interesting so I'm sure I'll be finished by our next meeting on February 1st.
Work begins again tomorrow. Not that excited. Thankful that I have a job in this economy though. Well, still haven't uploaded pics from my Christmas vacation ... I'm such a slacker ... but I'll try my hardest to get them uploaded soon. :-)

For now I'm posting pics from my holiday party. Enjoy!

My sister, Lauren, with my Mom and Dad

Jeff and Phil

Wendi and Jarrett

Stef, Me, and Heather

Erica, Rachel, and Renee

Rick, Phil, Randy, and Jeff, with Myself

Melissa, Me, and Wendi

Me and Jeannie

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy New Year

Hey y'all ... just got home from a bonfire at my friend's house this evening. What a great way to end the day and what a great way to end a wonderful vacation. Work begins again on Monday. Whoopee! (0r not) ;-) This week is the first week of classes at the University which means that the students will be switching around their classes because their teachers are "horrible", missing classes because the room has changed and they haven't checked their schedule, asking about their financial aid refunds because they lack budgeting skills and have spent all their Christmas money already ... goodness. Tonight I'm only going to think about the wonderful time off that I've had and look forward to tomorrow's book club meeting. I promise that eventually I'll upload pictures. G'nite y'all! :-)