Wednesday, August 30, 2006


So I took a quiz at work a few days ago to see if I am qualified to be trained on the Diabetes Assistant Program (DAP) which is our online software that will make little graphs and charts and stuff of blood glucose readings. the questions were such things as, "Describe how to find out what operating system someone is using" and "list some examples of hardware and software on your computer" and "what are the physical differences between a serial port and a USB port"... silly things like that. so I'm going to start training on Friday. it'll be a 2-3 hour process... not too bad. And then I get paid more (I think...) and it's at least 8 hours a week of not really taking phone calls (since no one really calls in on DAP).

Besides that, life is still a lot the same. Erik and I are going to Florida this november with my mom. That will be really fun. I'm going to bring my 2 perfect attendance Visa cards with me. that'll be $250 of spending money that I don't have to feel guilty about. And I'm excited about my classes. I started reading one of my books already and it's pretty interesting. It's a short one. It's called, "thinking about a career in social work" and it's just about what social work is and the education required and how to find a good job and all the different kinds of things you can do. It's very interesting. A lot of it applies to any profession, talking about interviews and benefits and stuff. pretty cool.

Oh, and Duke has been playing Hide and Seek with us lately. it only works at night because that's when he won't get distracted by people outside, so right when we get home from work, we take him outside to play. one of us distracts him while the other one hides on the other side of the house (behind a tree or the car or something) and then whistles. When Duke runs off to find you, the other person picks a spot on that side of the house to hide. It's actually really funny because a lot of the time, he runs right past you without seeing you. I don't think his night vision is very good. It's cute though, and when he finds you he gets all excited. :o)

Sunday, August 6, 2006


Does it seem like everyone is getting married? One of my very good friends is, and I get to take her through the temple :). I'm going to North Carolina for her wedding in just 2 weeks. It's going to be awesome. So she picked a dress and no one likes it and she feels kindof dumb... but I'm sure it will look nice on her. We'll see. Just so everyone knows, Frik posted a really sweet picture on his blog. You should go look. :o)

Friday, August 4, 2006

Just a random picture I came across

I was browsing around on daily dose of imagery when I saw this picture, and something about it left an impression on me.

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Life for the past month

Ok, time for a real post. I was really just trying to beat Chaelomen in the number of days between posts, and I totally won. :o)

So everything has been going well... At work, I won an overtime/perfect attendance drawing for $125, so that is pretty cool. I'm going to use it to buy some new clothes... actually, already used some of it to buy new clothes. Jeans. I was in desperate need. And now I've got a few pairs. I want to get some shirts, too. We'll see. I've been doing well at work. my Average QA was 96 or something, which is really good for a new person. I've been enjoying my work too. It gets tiring somtimes to talk to the cranky people, but the others make up for it.

Duke has been so funny lately... I'm glad he's with us at our house. He was following Erik around today, trying to grab his zipper pull on his pants pocket (they're cargo shorts, it's the pocket by the knee). He's just really goofy and he has made my life so different. I have to take care of him and everything, and he's also just always around. I really love having him here.

On another note, I am all registered for classes and signed up for tuition reimbursement through work. I'm taking Korean 101, German 340, and Physical Science 110A. Just some classes that I need to take to replace some grades... I got a D in Korean when I took it the first time. b/c I never went to class... which was dumb... and it's a 4 credit, so that really burned my GPA. I withdrew from the German (3 credits) and got a c- in physical science (4 credits). after I take all of these classes, I will be done retaking and I'll start taking real classes. Oi... if there was one thing I could change in my life, it would be the slacking that i've done that has wasted my time. I guess the only thing to do is stop wasting my future time and just start working harder.

I also have decided that I want to lose a little weight... I'm getting to the point where I don't feel comfortable. I'm just really out of shape. My goal is to lose 15 lbs in the next 3 months, so about 5/month. We'll see where I go from there. I don't think I'll ever be back at the weight I was when I graduated, but who knows. I was on track in high school, so I'd have to run a few miles every day, but I hear that once you start running more often, it gets better. more fun. So we'll see. I'm going to start riding my bike around. I love riding my bike, and duke likes to run along next to me, so it'll be good (but it is kindof annoying when he decides to stop all of the sudden or run in front of the tire and then I have to brake and I go flying...) and I've been trying to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. And of course, the biggest thing for me, I'll have to make sure I don't eat after I get home from work, since I get home so late. I think that's been the biggest problem. I don't have time to make dinner anymore, so I want to make something when i get home, but I'm not home until too late so I end up just eating junk, when I really don't have to eat anything. I think that all those things will help. It's all pretty much stuff I should be doign any way, nothing too tough or life altering. just a few things here and there. I know I'll be able to do it (trying to give myself a little kick start) :o)

Anyway, that's my update for now. :) oh, ps, I've been using Ubuntu (Linux) and I really like it and how it works. it's nice.