28 June 2012

Group Work

Group work in graduate school is like herding cats.  Wet, rabid cats.  (more after this weekend when I am finished with the summer semester :P)

05 June 2012

So wrong...and yet so funny

So yesterday there was a news story about a guy who took his dead cat and turned it into a helicopter.  Seriously.  The cat was run over by a car and his owner decided the "ultimate tribute" would be to stuff him and transform him into a helicopter:

So...yeah.  Now, for any of you that watch "The Big Bang Theory", there is a song that Sheldon wants sung to him in order to soothe his poor, genius brow.  That song is called "Soft Kitty" and goes:

"Soft kitty, warm kitty
Little ball of fur
Happy kitty, sleepy kitty
Purr, purr, purr."

My husband has just forwarded me the Helo-cat version:

"Dead kitty, cold kitty
Former ball of fur
Stuffed kitty, flying kitty
Whirr, whirr, whirr."

Don't mind me.  I'll be over here crawling into this handbasket...

01 June 2012

Scratching my head...

The new Blogger stuff is freaking me out (yes, I know it might help if I posted more often but still...).  I really hate that it's tied into Google because we use Gmail at work and it keeps thinking that I want to log into my blog with my work e-mail and tries to tell me I don't have a blog.  Cue momentary freakout on my part until I look and realize the e-mail address it's trying to use.

The semester has finished and I start two new classes this month, which means I will be going to school Fri-Sat-Sun for the entire month of June.  Yay.  Why did I think this was a good idea again?  I ended the semester with an A and a B (the latter in my nemesis: Research Methods).  My paper and presentation were very good according to the professor but the midterm grade I got (a low B - which I'm happy with considering over half the class FAILED the thing) kept me just a point or two shy of the edge of the A's.  The performance-oriented side of me is not happy but I keep telling it that, hey, at least I don't have to take the class again.

I'm not posting much because my default setting is that I'm tired and, honestly, that's not all that exciting to live so I imagine it has to be hella-boring to hear about over and over.  I have thoughts on blog entries backed up in my head but overcoming the inertia I seem to find myself mired in feels like way too much effort.  I'm working on getting some energy up for the papers and group work that will start flying at me in about, oh, 9 hours but that's as far as it goes for now.

So, anyway.  Here.  Breathing.  Hopefully doing more than that soon.