Thursday, April 28, 2011

Embracing the Blogosphere

I have spent more time than is normal on blogging today. I woke up very early (for me) to get ready for my 8:00 a.m. class and get there on time. It was Instructional Technology in Teaching and we already learned how to write some basic html codes. Never thought I would learn that, but I did! It was pretty fun too.

I went straight from that class to a surprisingly engaging Korean history class. I think I'm actually going to enjoy this face-paced, condensed spring term. But anyway, we are also required to start a blog just for that technology class and so I spent way too much time designing that blog. If you feel the need, you can check it out here :) {And yes, I did just implement my awesome html coding skills right there.}

So basically I spent a ton of time figuring out the design for that blog, revamping this blog, and helping Tatiana figure out how to spice up her current blog so that she can use it to document her adventures in Spain. I am certainly loving and embracing the world of blogs.

I also spent a good chunk of my evening cooking dinner (and advance preparing my lunch and dinner for tomorrow). I have been super into cooking and baking lately. I went on cupcake rampage a few weeks ago. I made cupcakes that looked like apples, 2 rounds of spice cupcakes, and some awesome pastel Easter cupcakes too! I'll post some pictures later of my recent baking endeavors, but I think I'll be laying off the sweets for awhile. Not just because I overdosed on sugar in the past few weeks, but also because I'm really wanting to eat healthy this summer! I think I got off to a good start today.

Megan's mini menu of the day--Total whole grain cereal with strawberries and 1% milk, chicken nachos for lunch using shredded cheese made with 2% milk and tomato (surprisingly more healthy than you'd think and very filling too), baked meatballs for dinner. I used extra lean beef, egg substitute, 1 slice of whole wheat bread and some onion. Everything was delicious and so much better for me than fast food, junk food, or any of that packaged garbage that is usually a staple in a college student's diet. Plus, it gave me a great opportunity to roll my sleeves up and get in the kitchen. :)

Later, I watched Step Up 3 with my roomie. Afterward, we had a dance party in our kitchen. It was pretty legit too. It was so amazingly fun though and it was a serious workout. We are planning dance parties all summer.

Okay, well that's pretty much it for now. But before I go, here is my...

New Love of the Week: Ingrid Michaelson's music

Yep, more html code...It's more enthralling than you think.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Its times like this when I really miss playing my euphonium.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Winding Down

Overall, today was a good day. It was the last day of classes this semester and I have mixed feelings. It just seems like this semester went by far too quickly...but I guess I shouldn't complain. I had my last Adolescent Development class and it made me realize how much I actually learned. It was also completely entertaining because we got to sit through more presentations about the Up Series kids.

In case you aren't aware of the Up is a documentary series that follows individuals since they were age 7 and they track them down every 7 years to do another installment. The latest version is 49 Up. We were assigned in pairs to basically become an expert on one of the Up kids. Thus, my fascination with Nicholas Hitchon. Apparently he is a professor at the University of Wisconsin. He is just the cutest thing ever, even now. Maybe it's just the British thing.

I guess it's kind of creepy that I have such feelings of endearment towards a man who is probably around 55 years old, but I can't help it. I mean, look at his face for goodness sake! I cannot wait until the next installment in the series comes out and if my calculations are correct, that should be next year!

Anyway, moving on...I did the dishes during my break after Adolescent Development while jamming to Billy Joel's "For the Longest Time" and then watched some more of the Up Series with my roommate, Bree. But that was cut short due to my 5:00 Living Prophets class. Back to campus. I really enjoyed that class though too, so it was somewhat sad to leave it forever.

After I came home I decided to watch The Last Song and proceeded to become an absolute mess throughout the rest of the evening because, even though I love tear-jerkers, I just can't handle all of the depressing sadness and I end up crying hysterically. It was a good movie though for the most part, aside from the fact that I can't stand Miley Cyrus' acting.

Also I have to mention that Liam Hemsworth has the most dashingly handsome good looks I have ever seen. Check him out!

For the past hour I've been looking up an intense assortment of blogs...from fashion blogs to my friends' personal blogs to strangers personal blogs to wedding blogs and so on. So of course I felt the need to tend to my own blog. Sorry this has been a rambling session, but I realized that I do need to get better at documenting my life. After I talked to Tatiana tonight about how she and Andrew first started dating (because I realized I didn't even know the entire story) and trying to remember details with her about our band trips to Seattle and San Diego, I came to the conclusion that I do not want to let future details of my life slip through the cracks like I have allowed in the past.

But that's all for now. Voy a escribir pronto.

P.S. We did end up remembering that we stayed at the Embassy Suites in both Seattle and San Diego (Bellevue and La Jolla respectively).

P.P.S. I was randomly searching YouTube and I found clips from the Matthew Broderick/Kristin Chenoweth version of The Music Man and now I'm sucked in. It's getting late, but oh well! No classes tomorrow, right? hehe. Goodnight my someone... :)