I received an email to day from the International Center at my U. They are holding a photo contest of photos taken while the participant was studying abroad. I will have to post the ones I wittle it down to so you might help me decide which is best. The winners get varying amounts of gift cards from the bookstore. Imagine what kind of damage I could do to that card in 10 minutes!!! *The mind reels with excitement* I know, I'm such a nerd. But I might also have to get a cute hoodie that actually affiliates me with my U. Currently, I only have a license plate holder that was a gift from H. It's hard for me to spend money on myself and not feel guilty. Like today, I argued with myself for a full minute just to allow myself to by some Ferrero Rocher. I've been craving them and haven't had one in about 2 years. I think I know why I don't usually give in though, because once I left the store, I found myself in the drugstore next, buying some new makeup...another thing I never do. I may have opened up a floodgate!
So, here I sit with a box of Ferrero Rocher by my side, with three empty spots in the box and I am effectively putting off my homework. I have Spanish tonight that I have not read yet, a quiz tomorrow on Aristotle that I'm not prepared for, and a paper on the same that I have yet to start. Not to mention that I have only done about half my reading for Lang. Arts. I'm pathetic, I know, such a procrastinator.
Good news! I had ordered a book off Barnes & Noble.com last week and then put it out of my mind. I didn't think it would get here until about 2 weeks had passed. Well, the UPS guy knocked on my door today. You can always tell when it's them cause it sounds like the mob is breaking down your door for money overdue. It's annoying. But I was SO happy when I realized what it was, opened it up and found this:
I have been eyeing this book for a while now and when I last went to B&N, they were sold out. I looked it up online and not only did I find it, it was on sale for only $7, down from the original $24.99. How much better can it get? So, I jumped right on that deal. What is so great about this book, you ask? Well, I'm not going to be using it to shop for Pottery Barn furniture, if that's what you're thinking. Though I love their style, it's way out of my $$$ range. What I loved about this book was that it has really great ideas to implement in a child's room that you can do on your own. For example, there is a barrette holder you can make out of a small picture frame with vertical ribbons running from the top to the bottom and you just clip the barrettes right onto the ribbons. My fav though is a small round table that is cut down to child's height. It has mismatched little chairs and the table has one large hole cut out of the middle where you would slide a bucket in, and a few smaller holes around the outsides of the table surface for cups to slide right in. These cups and the bucket hold the art supplies; crayons, chalk, paints, brushes, colored pencils, etc. There is also a dispenser (think 'paper towel holder') that attaches on the wall and you load up drawing paper/butcher paper on it for the kids to pull off, tear, and have new paper to draw on. These are just a few examples and I'm looking forward to doing a lot of them in their rooms. Sorry for the length of this paragraph, I'm just pretty excited.
Major excitement for me and millions of fans out there..."Heroes" returned last week with new episodes. It continues tonight and I may have to miss it and catch it on the 'net later. I love that a lot of shows are posting the episodes on the web now. Not everyone can afford tivo and it's nice to not miss a show. If you have not jumped aboard this scifi phenomenon, you can catch up on all of it by watching every episode on the link above. Last I checked, they still had every episode available for viewing. Bonus, there is a new hero that is invisible and will teach Peter how to control his power. I'm completely hooked on this show and would gladly give up all other tv watching in exchange for this one show. I love it.
Well, I believe that I will cut out for now and close with this thought: "A Wise Man can see more from the bottom of a well than a Fool can see from the top of a mountain."