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.


  1. Wow, there really is a Carolyn! :) I have to congratulate you on signing up for classes and getting your GPA where you want it to be. I know you'll do great. And I love to read about Duke's antics, he sounds like a truly wonderful member of the family. I feel so much better about your being home in the evening knowing there's a big dog in the house. Plus he'll get such a kick out of going running and bike riding with you.

    Good luck on your eating plan! Love you!


  2. Ubuntu, eh? Maybe someday I'll give that a shot. For now, I just don't have the dedication necessary to change my OS.

  3. Ubuntu is really nice. It took some getting used to at first, but once you get the hang of where things are and how they work its a great little OS. If only I could use Ubuntu at work... then I'd be a happy camper.