Sunday, April 26, 2009

Do you want to know how awesome I am?

Well too bad I don't want to explain. So for school I have to make these portfolios detailing out evidence of how awesome I am in 8 different areas. Problem Solving, Engineering Practice, Critical Thinking, Communication, Technical Competence, Design, Perspective, and Professionalism. Ya. It's awesome. Not only do I have to have actual documented evidence, but I have to explain the evidence from the point of view of an evaluator telling how the evidence is good or bad and why everyone else should think I'm awesome too. This is tedious and annoying but the real issue is that first, a lot of my evidence covers different areas that I'm evaluating. So people reading them see the same dang piece of evidence all over the place and it loses its meaning. At least it does to me. But it's all I've got.... Second, there is just an insane amount of formatting that has to be done. I'm not the kind of person that can handle one portfolio being different from all the rest. So they all have to have the same font, the same sizes and the same layout or it has to all be done again. This takes flippin forever. When I'm writing 13 page documents for each portfolio (not including the copies of the actual evidence, this is just my evaluation of the evidence), the sheer volume just overwhelms. Sadly I've been working on this hard for the past year but my progress is slow.... Now all 8 have to be done before Friday because on that day I get evaluated on all of them.... by people who have never met me. Well we'll see how this goes...
On the bright side, if anyone doubts my ability to think critically at a Level 3 (out of 4) in 6 different areas, I can show them baby! BAM.

*This might be used as further evidence of how awesome I am.

Friday, April 17, 2009

the island of lost toys

I maybe actually lose things quite a bit...maybe more than the average person. I'm not completely sure but I'm pretty sure that I do. I lost my passport for a while, more than one set of keys, a camera battery charger, and the latest and greatest ipod. I'm going to blame these losses on the fact that I have so many important things going on in my mind that I put it down somewhere and then don't remember where. Or just more stuff on my mind that I don't pay attention to these little details.... But whatever the reason, it happens. The ipod though is physicallly making me distressed. I think about it all the time and I am so physically annoyed that I start shaking if I think about it too long. Here's why it bothers me so bad. I have looked EVERY possible place that I can think of. This might seem like an exaggeration. But it is not. With the help of Abbey I have not only looked but scoured every possible place every nook and cranny that I can think of. To no avail. I'm not used to this kind of rejection from anything which is making my annoyance even worse. Aside from having no music I am thwarted by every attempt to look. I get my hopes up every time I think of a new place thinking oh my gosh it must be there! And then BAM!!!! YOU LOSE HEIDI! So harsh! I am so annoyed that I almost bought a new ipod today to just be done with it. Thankfully I guess Abbey saved me from that. I just am tired of this inaction. So if anyone has any ideas of an OBSCURE location I may have overlooked please let me know. For the record I have looked in all food storage areas of my house, my clothes pockets, cars, and under the bed. Lame.

Speaking of lame, saw Monsters and Aliens last night and I think the best line was Rainn Wilson at the beginning saying in a monotone "The Omega Quadrant? LAAAMMEEE." Ha

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


here is the deal: the first five people to comment on this post will get something made my me.
my choice.
for you.

this offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. i make no guarantees that you will like what i make.
2. what i create will be just for you.
3. it'll be done this year.
4. you have no clue what it's going to be . it may be a story. it may be photography, i may sew or paint something. who knows? not you, that's for sure!
5. i reserve the right to do something extremely creative.

the catch? the catch is that you must re-post this on your own blog and offer the same deal to five of your own readers. so, the first five people to leave a comment telling me they are in, win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it.