Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Thats right, I did it

I got a new computer!!! I cant even put into words the excitement that I feel about this decision!! It is an Apple PowerBook G4, which really means nothing...its got 80GB of hard drive, 512 RAM, a CD/DVD Burner, its small and light and wonderful!! I took my computer with me to school today for the first time in years, its great. Im selling my old one to Kenny...which works out great for me, cause I dont have to put any effort into selling it.
I got a great deal on it too...Mac just came out with a new version of the PowerBook, so the bookstore on campus is selling the old version really cheap, and the upgrades are not anything I really need. The "old" version of the PowerBook that I bought is still better than the current version of the iBook. When I was looking at them in the store, I really liked the PowerBook better than the iBook, but just couldnt justify spending the extra money on it, but the "old" version I ended up buying was actually cheaper than the iBook!! Soooo great for me!!
There is a little bit of a learning curve though, it doesnt work quite the same as my Compaq did...but I was able to buy a program with microsoft word, excel, power point and a couple of others that are made for macs so I dont have to totally relearn all of that.
I wish I could remember how to put pictures on these things so I could put up a picture of my new computer!!

One man's trash is another man's treasure

I was talking to Matt this morning, and he was saying how I never update my blog...which is true...because I feel like there is never anything going on in my life...yet I always seem to be busy!! I dont quite know how that works out. Lets see what I have done in the last few days...
Sunday I opened the Beanery at 730, and worked until 230...then I grabbed something to eat (at Taco Bell of all places - cause I was going to Boden's [aka chris] and Kenny wanted some so that is where I went) and did some homework/studying while I ate. At 4 Tara (Chris' girlfriend) took me to work at Ruby's. She took me because I left my car at Boden's so Kenny could put in the speakers and deck I bought from him. I called him when I was done at work and he came and picke me up...in my car with the fabulous new speakers!! The deck didnt get in yet because it got too dark. Okay, then back to Boden's for more homework and of course at midnight there was the now typical Poker With the Boys! It has become my Sunday evening routine to spend three hours playing poker with at least seven males, if not more. There were a lot there this last time...we had two tables of six (I think). Jessica (my girlfriend who I work with at the Beanery) came this time too...we got a little tipsy together beforehand...and had quite a lot of fun during!! I crashed at about 320 (yes mom, 320 in the morning, but its only once a week).
Monday...hm...up at 8 to work out before class, class 10-11, bouldering 11-12, class 12-2, back to Boden's at 2 so I could study and hang out ( I think I ate something in there too...not quite sure though), then class again 5-6 and work at Ruby's 6-8, back to Boden's to hang out with Kenny a bit...what did we do? I dont remember, I know we ran around Corvallis some, then got ColdStone...hm...oh yeah...we went to my house to get my computer because I had bought a new one and he wanted to buy mine...we also picked up Dahli. Back at Boden's...studying. Boden, Kenny, Rick (Boden's roommate) and I played a quick game of poker (im getting pretty good!!) before bedtime. Dahli and I slept at their house.
Tuesday, got up, Dahli and I ran, I showered, then got my new computer up and running and loaded new stuff etc...homework/study, work from 230 to 630, then I was supposed to have class from 7 to 9 but I really wasnt feeling well...and it was a dance class so it would have been constant moving around and having to be "peppy" so I went and took a nap at Boden's, then stayed to watch Nip/Tuck from 10 to 11 before heading home and to bed.
It is now 950 am on wednesday, Ive been up since 6. Worked out, talked to Matt on the phone, did Spanish homework. I have class at 10, then bouldering at 11, then class 12 to 2, then im going to Boden's so Kenny can finish my deck, and so I can get more stuff off of my old computer and onto the new one.
So...what did we learn from this little exercise? Hmm...I work a lot...I study a lot...I go to class (some...lol). But also that I have great friends who I get to spend a lot of time with, be it studying, or playing games, or eating, or just being pointless. I still think that I dont do much in a day...but the days are still full...
I do know that I am lucky to be here, in Corvallis, at OSU, with my 30+ hours of work at week and 18 credits of classes, and not much sleep, and time with friends, and climbing and dancing...im lucky to be able to do it all, and to have the people in my life who support me to do it.
I hope you enjoy your treasure Matt...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Poker With The Boys

Sunday night...I had just finished a great weekend hanging out with Matt and working...I worked Friday night, then Saturday morning, then we went to the coast, and then to cantina Saturday night. He had to leave Sunday morning to be back in portland to meet a client and I had to work. After working at the beanery, I had a couple of hours off then I had to work at Ruby's. After Ruby's I got a call from Kenny (a new friend), said that he was going over to the house of a couple of guys that I know (Travis and Chris) to play poker and would I like to go. Hmmm...YES!!! It was so much fun! Travis, Chris, Kenny, Rick (travis and chris' other roommate), another Chris (who is the bouncer at the bar where Travis works - Cantina), a couple of other guys who work at Ruby's, and me. I have decided that I like hanging out with a bunch of guys!! We drank beer and played Texas Hold'em for quite a long time...I didnt even go out first!! I didnt win either, but I out-lasted three of them!! Go Me. I ended up staying at Chris and Travis', too many beers, its a good thing I practically live out of my car, I already had everything I needed for classes & working out Monday!!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Life? What life?

Ok...it has been forever since I got anything on here....but sadly enough...theres not much new. Classes started = life as I knew it is over. 18 credits + two jobs will do that to you. So, I work at The Beanery 14 hrs a week...plus 16 (or more) hrs a week at Ruby Tuesday...thats 30+ hrs week of working...and I have my classes. Im not really taking 18 hard credits...only 15 of them are academic classes...the other 3 are dance. Salsa II, Ballroom II and West Coast Swing. Ive taken Salsa II and Ballroom II before...so they are pretty easy...all three of them are fun. The others are Physics, Chemistry, Medical Terminology (with Spanish Translations) and Spanish 411...the are not that hard...except Physics! I havent had math since December 2002 (thats almost three years!!) and Ive never been the best at it...so it makes physics hard for me. Its a good challenge though.
This weekend was relaxing though...Matt came down from Portland (I hadnt seen him in 17 days!!! - I think thats the longest stretch we've had apart) Friday night...though I was working. After I got off, I went home, and we just hung out before bedtime. Saturday I worked in the AM at the Beanery...then we headed to the coast to sit in his hottub. We also rented some movies and hung out with his mom & dad...we had some fresh crab that his dad brought home for dinner...it was good...then we came back here and headed out to Cantina. This morning I worked at the Beanery, now I have two hours off before going to work at Ruby's...Im trying to fit in as much homework/studying as possible into that time...but my brain started to get mushy...so im taking a break for this. I wish there was more to say that is more interesting...ill have to do something fun this week so I can write about it. Oh yeah...there is a fun thing that I did last week...I got my tongue pierced!! I love it...it didnt hurt at all...my tongue swelled up a little, but it didnt get in the way of eating or talking too much...its all healed now.