Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fall 2009

SPN1124 Elementary Spanish 1-2 MWF 11:15-12:05

SPC3331 Nonverbal Communication MW 12:30-1:45

SPC3301 Interpersonal Communication TR 12:30-1:45

ENL3334 Introduction to Shakespeare TR 2:00-3:15

ENG3014 Critical Issues in Literary Study TR 3:35-4:50

And I'm already tired. But would I have it any other way? Probably not. :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Much To Say About Nothing

I'm going shopping!!!!!!

I really just want to run to the mall and buy everything I see, but I thought I'd take a moment to update this thing since I haven't in, oh, say 2 weeks.

Spring break was fun. (Read: Very relaxing.) I went to Cocoa Beach and Islands of Adventure with one of my favorites, Shelby. I also helped my poor little brother hobble around on one leg all week because he has a torn meniscus :(. Hopefully he gets that patched up real soon. I also ate a ton of yummy food, which really is the best standard by which to judge a vacation from poor college life.

Speaking of poor college life, I wasn't feeling that poor at all lately (what with my new weekly plasma income) UNTIL I lost my tax refund check for... get this... the EXACT same amount I spent to replace my camera! Down to the dollar! Isn't that weird? Luckily, the government will replace it since it wasn't endorsed, but it'll take a while. Plus, I'm pretty darn sure it's just sitting in my room hidden somewhere, I just can't seem to find it :(. So I'm giving myself until Monday before I mail off the lost form to the IRS. I suck.

But my persuasive speech on donating plasma went FANTASTIC! I don't know why, but I did a trillion times better with this speech than the last one. Maybe because I honestly believe it's a great cause =).

So, of course, since I had an awesome speech day Wednesday, Thursday had to fall into the pits. Like, literally, almost everything that could have gone wrong did. I lost my $187 check. So I balled. I found out I'm randomly missing a lot of points in my micro class and then my PRS clicker bugged out on me during class, so I missed more. And at the plasma center, when I'm trying to do good for others, I try my right arm for the first time (was my 4th visit) only to discover that my veins there are really deep. So, instead of switching to my left, the nurses tormented me for 20-30 minutes inserting, taking out, and reinserting the stupid needle. I've actually really gotten more used to needles since I started donating, but yeesh, not when they're sticking the same spot and fiddling with the damn needle so much.

Needless to say, Thursday sucked a big one.

Last night was fun, though. Pi Lam Platoon thing or whatever with some friends. And I randomly ran into someone from a class, which is always funny. And the ice slide was neat.

And now I have to complete my healing from Thursday by shopping til I drop! Woohoo! I have some giftcard things for PacSun, so you best believe I will be unreachable for the next few hours or so :D

Here's to always healing emotional pain with trite, materialistic purchases...

xoxo AshleyMarie

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Good Cause

Today I donated a part of my body for the first time ever.

I went to Biomat and gave away some of my plasma! It was a really interesting experience. I've never even given blood before here or back in high school when it was the cool thing to do.

They hook you up to a machine that takes in your blood for an hour, automatically separates the plasma from your blood, and then pumps the plasma-less blood back into you.

And, according to one of the nurses working there, plasma is a much better cause than blood donation (even though both are clearly important). She said that one bottle of plasma can save up to 7 lives since it can be used to make so many different kinds of medicine for people like hemophiliacs and sick children.

Anyway, she inspired me to do my persuasive speech on donating plasma. :)

Plus, they pay up to $65 a week for just two visits. It's beneficial to mankind and to my wallet. What more could a girl ask for?

I see a replacement camera in my near future... well, for sure since I just ordered one. So, more accurately, I see some replacement funds in my bank account. 

And on Thursday I get to cook for the families with sick children at the Ronald McDonald house! What a fulfilling week :)

Here's to donations that actually pay in more ways than one...

xoxo AshleyMarie

Monday, March 2, 2009

Donnie Darko

Glad I got to watch this classic tonight. I like movies that make you think. I don't have much else to say. I just wanted to remember how this movie made me feel.

xoxo AshleyMarie

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Digital Blues

I am very sad today because my brand new digital camera that my dad bought me for Christmas was stolen last night.

It might not have been stolen. It could be somewhere else hidden, but I really don't know where since I just tore apart my room.

I am heartbroken. I don't know what to do. If my dad finds out, he'll be very upset, but I can't really afford to replace it. 

I really liked that Christmas gift. It meant a lot for some reason.

xoxo AshleyMarie