Thursday, September 30, 2010
At the very least, it'll be a chance to spend time with my friends... and heaven knows I could use a vacation right now. Can't wait for ignoring responsibilities for a while.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I'm just glad it's over. The time I spent preparing for the slideshow (with research and practice) was basically the same amount of time that I'd spend studying for a mid-term. But then add in a bunch more stress because I was talking in front of a large group of people, not just filling in bubbles and writing short paragraph answers.
For me, one of the things about the slideshow that took so long was getting familiar with "business speak." I've come to realize that there is this whole other language required of business people in order to sound intelligent, and without it, you really don't seem like you know what you're talking about. You have to be able to throw around words like "value proposition," "differentiate," "market segmentation," and "early adapters" like they're in your colloquial vocabulary.
In fact, that'll probably be one of the most valuable things to come out of my internship with CCEW. Over the course of the semester, I guess the goal is to acquire a business vocabulary (and basic business smarts) so I can appear competent to potential future employers or, if I go into film production, impress potential investors.
And large stressful presentations aside, I'm really enjoying the internship so far. Our team has an awesome idea for a software company, and I can't wait to tell you all about it (once it's ready for market-- I guess I can't spill the beans about our secret operation just yet). So stay tuned!
Monday, September 27, 2010
At least there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel... The OU/TX football game (aka The Red River Rivalry) is this upcoming weekend, and my girlfriends and I are headed down to Dallas to enjoy the game. Well, I'm not going to the game, since I didn't get a ticket. But a few of us plan on finding a local establishment during which we plan to appreciate all the tackles and tight pants on a wide-screen television. And since the weekend is really just all one big event, I definitely don't feel like I'm missing out by not standing in the packed stadium fighting the potential elements for hours on end. I'm happy with a glass of ice water and a seat at the bar, thank you!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
So far I'm pretty happy with the way the painting looks. It needs just one afternoon or morning more and it should be done. And then it's on to my next painting...
My plan is to paint tons and tons more paintings and fill the house with them. I want to paint a three-panel spread for my bathroom, a three-panel spread for over the living room couch, and a few more paintings to spice up my bedroom. After that, I'm taking requests.
And since I can work quickly with impasto, there's a chance that I'll at least finish both three-panel pictures by the end of this semester-- if I complete at least one painting every two weeks. I think I can do it, since Saturday mornings have already been designated as my painting days and so far I've done a pretty good job sticking with it. I'm excited to have a house full of paintings again-- just one more reason getting a house is one of the best decisions my friends and I have ever made.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Dear People who Live in Cute Homes by Large Highways or Railroad Tracks,Thank you for buying that house with the beautiful gabled roof and wrap-around porch, even though you know how loud that constant traffic is going to be. I can see your homeowner's pride in that manicured lawn and impeccable flower beds, and I thank you for it. Because of people like you, I have an enchanting view from my seat on the train.Sincerely,A Happy Traveler
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, we can't see all the satellites at one time from our perspective on Earth and the satellites are indicative of how far we have come in the world of technology (although not far enough, perhaps, to get rid of the need for them altogether?).
And on the other hand, those satellites make Earth look uuuugggly from outer space. They remind me of a giant swarm of gnats hovering over a beautiful flower bed.
P.S. What about the idea of inventing some sort of forcefield to go between the satellites that sucks all that unnecessary CO2 out of the atmosphere and/or creates another ozone layer to help keep out the sun's harmful rays? Kinda like a connect-the-dots thing that cleans up the atmosphere and all that jazz. Then we can all keep polluting and destroying Earth to our hearts content. Sounds perfectly logical to me.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment."
-Eckhart Tolle, from A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I can't take credit for this, because it was a friend of a friend's FB status, but...
"The National Weather Service suggests that in case of a tornado, Stillwater
residents should take shelter at Pickens Stadium because it is highly
unlikely that a touchdown will occur there. BOOMER!"
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
"He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted by bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die?"
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes,
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes?
There's only two things that money can't buy...
And that's true love & homegrown tomatoes.
"I think God must have been a cowboy at heart,Cause he made wide open spaces from the start.He made grass and trees and mountains and a horse to be a friend,And trails to lead ol' cowboys home again."- "God Must Be a Cowboy"-- sung by Dan Seals
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
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