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Stupid Joke Saturday!

So I was on Reddit (wonderfully addicting site, by the way), and I found this gem of a joke.

“What’s white and can’t climb a tree?

a fridge

What’s white and black and can’t climb a tree?

a fridge wearing a tuxedo

How do you fit a giraffe in a fridge?

Open the door and put it in the fridge

How do you fit an elephant in a fridge?

Open the door, take the giraffe out, and put the elephant in

Everyone in the jungle had a meeting. Everybody showed up except one animal. Who was it?

the elephant. He was in the fridge.

You come across an alligator-infested river. How do you get across?

You swim across. All the alligators are at the meeting.”

 

Just wanted to share.  Carry on

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New Year, New Me

Happy Saturday (or whatever day you’re reading this), everyone! I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Holiday!

Mine was quiet.  Hung out with a lot of friends from high school New Year’s Eve, and stayed home New Year’s Day.  Nothing too special, but it was still very nice.

Anywho, tonight I was thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2014, seeing as it’s a year of firsts for me (first year as a legal adult, first year out of the public school system, first year I’m living mainly on my own, etc. ). Here’s what I came up with.  Let me know what y’all think-I love hearing everyone’s opinions!

  1. Lose Weight (aka “I need to lose more than the Freshman 15”)
  2. Get all A’s this semester and next fall (not that my grades this past semester were bad, they were just not pretty not where I want/need them for med school)
  3. Get my paper on Sherlock fan works and fan groups to the point where I can submit it to journals to possibly be published (because GOSH DARN IT I AM PROUD OF THAT PAPER AND I THINK IT’S PRETTY DARN INTERESTING)
  4. Actually submit said paper to journals to possibly be published (I am a habitual procrastinator)
  5. Possibly go to Philadelphia Comic-Con (because it’s my life goal to see Stan Lee in person!)
  6. Be happy (because we all deserve to be)

Glad to be Back!

And….. FINALS ARE OVER! Yay! Thanks for being patient with me as I wrapped things up for the semester!  Let’s check in with a couple of things I’ve mentioned over the past couple of months:

  • The paper I was writing on BBC’s Sherlock: That’s finished!  The paper itself was 17 full pages (double-spaced), and, with the bibliography and abstract that my professor wanted us to include, it turned out to be a 21-page document.  I am so happy with how it turned out, and, especially with Season 3 coming out on January 19th (or January 1st if you’re one of the lucky ducks who lives in the UK), a lot of what I discussed (fan fictions and communities) will be highlighted in the media. So, if what I submitted looks good, I might make some edits, further my research, and *hopefully* get it published in a journal!
  • The surveys I sent out as part of the 21-page paper:  Out of the 9 I sent out, I only got one back, and that was because it was a wrong address.  I’m taking that as a sign that the addresses I found on the internet are relatively accurate and I’m hoping that I’ll hear back from at least one person eventually.  In a perfect world, it would be awesome if some of the people called me and did the whole interview over the phone, or, better yet, flew me out to London so I could do it in person.  Will this happen? Probably not. Do I care? Nope! Not at all!
  • The guy I spent an entire post ranting about: Nothing new on this front.  Frankly, I’m not worrying about it.  If it’s meant to happen, it’ll happen.  There are more important things in my life right now that I have to focus my energy on.  

Well, that about sums it up.  It’s currently snowing, so I hope it doesn’t lay on the roads so I can get to my haircut safely (I’m not very experienced with snow driving).  

Later 🙂

24 Hours Left!

Wow… I feel like a bad blogger again! Sorry for not updating in a while, guys!  ‘Tis the season for everyone’s least favorite college activity: FINALS! 

Thankfully, I only have one actual test, which is tomorrow.  So, as soon as that’s done, all I have to do is press “submit” on my one paper and then I’m DONE! FINISHED! So, just bear with me, and I promise that, as soon as Christmas break starts, I’ll update more!

RANDOM THURSDAY UPDATE

RANDOM THURSDAY UPDATE

Well, I feel weird because I haven’t updated in a week (besides my new series that so far I’m keeping up with), so here’s a picture of some tea. I may or may not be on a tea kick right now (this is my 3rd mug in as many hours). It’s the decaf Wild Berry Zinger which is absolutely delicious!

That is all. Have a good Friday! Drink some tea!

Things This Awesome Never Happen to People Like Me

Yes it’s only Thursday. Yes I’m probably jinxing it all by posting this. But, hey. I don’t really care! I’m having one of the greatest weeks ever!

But let’s go over what has happened so far:

Monday

  • Got my mid-term back in self defense (Yes, we had a written midterm.  It was on the science behind it, which is my jam): 90%!
  • Found out that we’re starting a unit on mental disorders in General Psychology on Wednesday (one of my favorite topics)

Tuesday

  • Registered for classes.  Got almost everything I wanted, and the class I couldn’t get actually allowed me to take a class that sounds much more interesting.
  • Got a quiz back in Latin that I thought I didn’t do well on but actually did super-well on 🙂
  • Was able to get approval to take concert band for credit next semester (I haven’t been in an ensemble since high school and I miss it so much)
  • Got a call from my dad that I won a $3500 scholarship for second semester.  That will cover anything I had to pay out of pocket with (I think) some left over!

Wednesday

  • Started talking about mental disorders in Psych.  So much fun (for me. Not for those diagnosed).
  • Had an interview for a volunteer program I want to do next semester.  I think I did well, but I’ll know next week!
  • Got a couple questions right in quiz team 🙂

Thursday (So Far):

  • My afternoon class is canceled.
  • I start concert band tonight 😀

Here’s hoping that my luck continues until tomorrow, when I find out whether or not I get a different volunteer position for this upcoming summer!

 

 

 

Blog Buddies: L…

Blog Buddies: Like Bubble Buddies, but better!

So my best friend (who also has a blog) and I were talking, and I said we were blog buddies.  This was her response. 

So, people of the interwebs, introduce yourselves to me! What do you like? What do you hate? What do you want me to post about? What do you think I should do more of on here? What do you think the meaning of life is? 

Let’s all be blog buddies! (Ok. That sounded a lot better in my head)

Sciencey LOL of the Week

Oh science puns, you never fail to bring me joy on a regular basis…

Why? Because Science.

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50 People On ‘The Most Intellectual Joke I Know’

Thought Catalog

Mine: “Descartes walks into a bar and the bartender asks him what he wants to drink. Descartes says ‘hmmm, I don’t know’ and vanishes in a puff of logic.”

1.

Watch_Closely:

It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

2.

eclipsechaser:

Boris Spassky was once asked by a reporter, “Which do you prefer: chess or sex?”. Spassky replied “It very much depends on the position”.

3.

selorn:

“I’m a linguist, so I like ambiguity more than most people.”

4.

phattmatt:

Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting at a French cafe, revising his draft of Being and Nothingness. He says to the waitress, “I’d like a cup of coffee, please, with no cream.” The waitress replies, “I’m sorry, Monsieur, but we’re out of cream. How about with no milk?”

5.

balloseater:

Q: What does the “B” in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stand for?

A: Benoit B. Mandelbrot.

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A Letter to the Young and Famous

Ok. I’m tired of seeing the stories about how certain celebrities are becoming horrible role models.  I know they will never see this, but hey.  I need to vent.  

Dear Famous People,

You don’t know me.  I don’t know you.  But I see your names all the time when I log onto the internet, so I feel like I know a little bit about your life.  And I feel like I should share with you a little bit of advice from my short time here on Earth.  Will you listen to it? There is a 99.9999999% chance you won’t. I still feel like I need to share it, though.

There’s nothing special about me.  I’m just an average college student.  Like most people, there was a time in my life where I did look up to a lot of you and dreamed about being a famous actress, or a pop singer, or just famous in general.  I wanted the life you all had.  But, as I got older, I realized just what lied behind the glitz and the glamour.  I saw some people who were genuinely good people, who used their fame to set a positive example for the world and inspired generations to be the best they could be.

And then there’s some of you.  I’m not going to point fingers, but I’m going to be honest.  You drink, you smoke, you make high-risk behavior seem safe.  I can’t begin to understand WHY you do the things you do, and, to be honest, I don’t think I want to.  What I would like to know, though, is if you think about how this will all play out.  Do you seriously think that you can keep drinking and doing drugs without there being any effects down the road?  That you can keep acting this wild and rebellious and not risk driving away the people who love you?  

I know this may seem weird coming from a nobody, but let me explain my story.  I’m a college student with big dreams.  I want to go to medical school and be a doctor, and I’m not going to let anything get in my way.  Which means that I have to always think about the future.  I haven’t drank or done drugs, because I fear either I will get arrested or the results will end up on the internet for all to see.  I may not be famous, but way too many people have had their dreams crushed because of one picture like that. I put my studies first so I can have the strongest chance possible of getting into a good medical school.  I push myself so I can look back and be amazed at what I can do, and then know that I can push farther and do greater things.  I focus on what is important in my life.  And I know that, while it may seem hard now, I will be able to look back and say that I made myself proud.

I’m not saying that you have to drop everything you think is good about your life, and go become a nun or something.  Unless you really want to, in which case go right ahead.  I’m just asking you to think about what you’re doing, and how it might affect the future.  If you’re 18 and famous, and think, “Gee, I want a beer,” consider the fact that we live in a world where almost everybody has a cell phone that can connect to Facebook or Twitter.  What may be a harmless drink with friends may wind up being a tabloid’s photographic evidence that “Insert Name Here is a Raging Alcoholic!”  And, no matter how unfair it may seem, people will remember that picture. They will think of it when they hear your name.  Their first impression will be based on that picture and that headline.  

We live in an impressionable age.  Children imitate what they see on TV as being acceptable.  Would you want your children to think it’s ok to provocatively dance in front of thousands of people?  Probably not.  Would you want them to pretend to be doing drugs or pee in a mop bucket because a certain pop singer they aspire to be like did it? I know I wouldn’t.  But there are most likely children attempting to do this right now.  

I’m not saying that everyone have to be perfect angels, and go around spreading good will and strewing flowers everywhere.  That’s unrealistic.  All I’m asking is that you THINK.  Think about the person you looked up to when you were little, and if you would like children looking up to you right now.  If you think that your actions will be fine, and won’t cause negative repercussions, then go right ahead and do whatever the heck you want to.  I’m not going to stop you unless it puts yourself, myself, or anyone else in danger.  

You were given a brain for a reason. Use it.

~M