Monday, December 8, 2008

Blogger Confessions & B's 1st Birthday

The 1 and only:

I suck at blogging.

Really, I try to...and I think I'll do it everyday, but here it is a week since the last time I posted a blog.

Next week is finals week, which in turn means this week is the week all the professors dish out last minute assignments (i.e. today we were told we have a test on 11 short stories next class period (wednesday) AND were given the information about the final paper...which is due on Friday in the same class. Awesome). I'm also horribly amused that the final paper assignment seriously says "write a well developed 200-300 word essay"...that's two paragraphs at most. That's insane. I wonder where these people came from, sometimes.

I only have two actual test finals, and they are one after another on Monday morning...which is well crappy. But, oh well. It is what it is!

Turned my final writing portfolio in today :D So glad that's over with. He's one of those professors who can't make up his mind, and doesn't inform us when he changes it so you never know what your marks are really for.

Speaking of writing, I don't know if I mentioned this, but I failed NaNo this year with 31,000 words in the month. Never fear, though, it will be finished. Hopefully by the end of January if I can manage to get any motivation back. Then I can edit until I'm blue in the face...and then edit more.

Big B is talking about getting a new car. He was going to wait a year or so, but I think he's getting tired of having an old car when all his friends have new, pretty cars. I'm all for it, but I'm not paying for it hehe. But his USAA loan became available last month and it's something crazy like 2% financing so it's a pretty decent deal.

We had Baby B's first birthday party this weekend! She's not quite a year old yet--we have the same birthday (yes, odd, yet fascinating) and it's at the end of the month here. But we had it early. My brother dressed up like Hello Kitty (scroll down for pictures) and although she wasn't really having it at first, after about ten minutes she decided the costume was soft and wouldn't let anyone take her from the Kitty hehe. It was a good time, and fun to be all together for the first time since the baby shower.

Loving the Kitty

Getting Hello Kitty on her face. For the record, it's nearly impossible to paint an 11month olds face.

Us. B enjoying a cheeto puff. Me enjoying her facing the other direction so my sweater was safe from cheeto.

Ciao for now!


Elizabeth said...

great photos!

31K for nano...well, that's better than i did this year...I didn't even sign up! & Last year I started out strong but then only ended up with like 15K or so. it was a nonfiction though which was a disaster to start for nano...

hope your finals go well!

meshele said...

200-300 words? Well, if you don't like it, I'll trade you one 10 pager due Monday!

Also! Since I fail at NaNo too (I think our word counts are close, actually), wanna be the weird ones who war outside of NaNo?

(and yes, this is Bek, in case there was an doubt :P)