24 July 2007

Three Years Ago...

...today, we used this certificate to get married at CND's Marikle Chapel and had a fun reception at Ripken Stadium. So, today in order to celebrate our anniversary and our favorite past time, we are going to spend our evening at Camden Yards paying homage to the IRON MAN (Cal Ripken), who is on his way to the Baseball Hall of Fame this upcoming weekend.

We also get to celebrate our "mixed" marriage as Jason likes to say because the Orioles (my team) are playing the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (his team). Go O's! (hee hee)

The Orioles did win 3-0 last night, but it was a pitcher's duel until the 6th inning!

23 July 2007

We're Finished!

We went to Border's to get our reserved copy of the final installment of HP, but arrived after 11pm. The store was packed with more adults than kids. Of course, some of my students were there. They were lucky enough to be in the first group (woke up early to get their wristbands) while we were in the third group (Jason doesn't like to get up early). When we left around 1am, there was just enough room to walk out of the store because hoards of people were waiting to be allowed into the store (fire code) and inquiring minds wanted to know what group we had been in.

Jason and I have finished reading installment #7. In the words of Laurie Halse Anderson (fav YA author of mine), "Well done!" I thought the epic could have ended in multiple places, but was happy with the epilogue. One day when I have time, I'm going to read all seven straight through...one day.

I am a bit sad that the series has ended. What great work awaits from some other genius mind?

10 July 2007

Proposal and Lit Review are FINISHED!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Out of my misery, there were two good things that arose from completing the research proposal and the literature review:
  1. I have never done any research using APA style. Even the professor was shocked that most of us had never used it before. He says it's so easy to use. (But it's so confusing when you attempt to read any of the research because there's a citation that is about a mile long!) I, like my classmates, have always used MLA style, which makes life just that much more simple, in my opinion.
  2. I learned how to create a table of contents using Microsoft Word. Who knew it was that easy?!?! But I don't know when I'll need to use it again, so I'll probably forget how to do it much less how EASY it was to do. Bummer...

02 July 2007


...I'm awake now.

I mentioned earlier about the educational research class that I'm taking this summer. Yes, it is a snoozer of a class! I have sat through some awful courses, but this has to be the worst. In my program (School Library Media), we HAVE to take this course for certification. Now, remember, I will be a librarian in a school...when am I going to use this???? In my other course, there are 4 other people taking different sections of the same course. We're all asking ourselves and each other this question. I DO see the relevance of this for some educational personnel, but ME?!?!?!? The only research study I plan on completing is which book is the most popular and why won't anyone check out __________________ (insert any blah blah book you wish)?

I have killed at least two trees personally over the past week (printing out #*!@%$ research studies) and feel awful about it. Thank heaven Jason and I planted a new one a couple of weeks ago. I might need to find another to make up for the ream of paper that got used for the sake of educational research!