Sunday, June 29, 2008

It's Alive!!!

It lives and is actually working, it is a miracle. Me and my computer haven't gotten along since almost the beginning. Yesterday it decided to truly belly up on me and came very close to getting a ticket on the fast track out the window. If you have ever gotten the blue screen of death then you know how I felt most of yesterday morning. Anytime I tried to boot my computer I would get to my desktop the bam, blue sceen of death and then shut down. I love the convince that computers provide me with but when they are not being helpful then they are a pain in the butt. We couldn't do anything with it unless we brought it up in safe mode. We had to completely wipe it clean and start over, what a pain. I am just glad it works now. It is a miracle that it working and or is in one piece. Okay maybe not a mircle but pretty darn close from my perspective. I think in a couple of years I am going to take the plunge and try out a MAC.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Change of Plans

Ummm, where to start? I have changed my major, AGAIN. I am hoping that this will be the last time I have to do this, or else I truly will be in school for the rest of my life. What my new plan? Good question, I wish I had a good answer. I am still trying to figure that out still but this is my current "idea": I am not going back to Hawaii this fall. BYU Hawaii and I had a love/hate relationship, and I had to end it before someone, me, got hurt. Instead of going to BYUH I will be attending Peirce college. Peirce is a community/junior college in Woodland Hills. I am going to enroll in the Vet tech program so that I can sit for the exam to become a certified vet tech. This will help me get a stable job and provide income will finishing up my bachelors at Poly Tech University, that if I get in. I am going to get my bachelors in Animal science and then the goal is vet school. Some might say that the vet tech program might be an extra step or waste of time, but I figure it will help me decide if this is truly what I want and can do, and not to mention it looks good on an applications to Veterinarian School. I want to be a vet, we will see if that's what happens. I have done my research and have found out that it is harder to get into vet school then medical school or law school. Chit!!! I am looking at at least seven more years of school. YUCK!! This plan however requires a few things, it requires a job and a car, time, and a whole heck of a lot of luck, not to mention motivation and good grades. This plan has a lot of "big Girl pills" to swallow and i am not sure i am ready for that. I am hoping a few spoons full of sugar will help it go down.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Favorite Quote

So you know those obnoxious credit card offers people allows get? I received one the other day that came with a bunch of pictures and quotes that you can have as an image on your credit card and I found the winner. If I needed another credit card I would have gotten it just for the card. It was bright blue with white writing saying "I l♥ve cats, dogs, dolphins, birds, lions, lizards, and sometimes even people." Jessica took a look at it and immediately said " that is so you." It is me and I would probably be the first to admit that I care more for my Downey baby then most people. I guess it is probably a good thing to love animals with me going to be a vet and all.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Learning from Other Mistakes

You know the old saying about learning from other peoples mistakes? I am about to give you that very opportunity. That's right I pulled yet another Dumb Bass move. It turns out that you cant just stick anything down a garbage disposal. I was under the impression that a garbage disposal could take on just about anything except for maybe the glass measuring cup yannette tried to stick down our old one a few years ago. So, I was helping clean up the kitchen last night and was assigned the task of dumping out old leftovers from the fridge. Well, I had seen and had dumped rice down the sink before so I thought" Oh no problem" as I dumped not a cup full of rice or even two but more along the lines of five or six cups of rice at one time along with some spaghetti. As it turns out and seems like everyone except me knew this, you shouldn't put rice down the sink because one, it cant be broken down by the garbage disposal and two, it clogs drains. Oops. To say the least I clogged the drain. I cleared out from under the sink and then quickly cleared out of the way so that a "Professional" at cleaning drains could work his magic. Being a Dad of four girls who have a lot of hair and other things, he has probably cleaned out more sink drains and shower drains then some plumbers probably have in their entire careers. I doubt that was exactly what he had in mind of doing before going to bed was to dismantle the kitchen sink and be sprayed with rice and rice juice as it gushed out the pipes.Probably the best part of the evening was when my Mom "accidentally" squirted him with the spray hose attached to the sink as she was cleaning out the sink. I guess pictures are worth a thousand words.
To say the least I have learned a valuable lesson and so should you because not very one has a patient plumber that is on call almost 24/7. I guess it is in the job discription of being a dad:)