Monday, March 22, 2010

ugh... math class

I have to pay attention in math class now. It really stinks. Oh, not that I wasn't paying attention before. I was, it's just that I didn't have to concentrate on it as closely, because I had a general idea of what was going on.

What was I focusing on instead? umm...well...I was drawing pictures in my binder. There are advantages to sitting in the back of the room. hehehe ;)

Mostly, I draw pictures of the other people in front of me in the classroom. Sometimes, I draw random things.

this is someone I made up

Now, if you think that is bad, you should see my gov't notes.

Well, actually, those are my notes prior to class starting. I usually get there a little early, so I scribble in my notebook bit.

I guess that's it for now. I have a paper I should probably work on. ttyl, jot

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First day of spring...and it's snowing outside

Kind of strange, I know, but that's what it's doing outside. And the weather has been soooo nice this past week too. Mostly upper 40s and 50s. Some 60s. And now, it's 31 degrees. Not super cold, mind you. Just an unpleasant surprise.

I have to go back to school on Monday. ugh. I've been on spring break this past week, which was very nice. On Thursday, I went with my mom and sisters to my grandma's house to watch a new BBC version of Emma. I really enjoyed it. It's really long though (about 4 hours). Let me put is this way: if you're the sort of person who enjoys watching the original Pride and Prejudice (the one with Colin Firth) in one sitting, you will like this.

This morning we went to church to pray for the people who will be voting on the health care bill. To me, it seems as if there is something more at stake than just the medical care we get. It's disturbing, in a way, to see how vehement some of the representatives are in their support of it. Especially with the 'deem and pass' or whatever it is. Where basically they are going to say that the bill has been voted on and passed, without actually voting on the bill itself.

That doesn't make sense. And also with them waiting until they know they have the votes to pass the bill. That's not right. It is not the way our government was meant to function.

sorry about how random this post is. I have problems staying on the same topic when I write. Probably due to my ADD. ah, well...such is life. Hope ya'll are enjoying the weather where you are. ttyl, jot

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Yay! I finally got a tank!

An acetylene tank, that is. I've been waiting to get one for 2 years. I already had the torch.

Why do I need acetylene? well...I'm a firebug. ;) Actually, I need it for making jewelry. I want to be able to solder (why isn't it spelled sauter or saughter? or even sotter) silver and brass chains and whatever else my heart desires.

At the moment, I need the acetylene for brazing some metal pieces together for my contraption pictured below. At least it should be somewhere a couple posts down...

argh. my brain has skeedaddled on me. can't think of anything else to write. ttyl, jot

Thursday, March 11, 2010

LOOK OVER HERE! has to do with the poll thingy

Do you like this style? (ignore the color)

Or this style?

Monday, March 1, 2010

The mystery machine

I'll try to explain what the mysterious device is. It will be somewhat confusing, because I don't have any pictures of it in action yet. It is supposed to be think it's called a die cut machine.
The idea is that by sandwiching a piece (or pieces) of paper between a "cookie cutter" and a roller, you can punch out different shapes.

Argh. have to go now cuz I have some other stuff to do before gov't class starts. ttyl, jot