I just realized I'm really bad at cursive. Really, really bad. It looks the same as it did in fourth grade when they required you to use it for everything in school.
My brother has departed. We're going to miss that fella, but we'll see him next month. We're going to parents' weekend at his school in February, and I'm also going to get the official tour of Covenant (Will's college) and also look at Belmont University in Nashville. I can't believe I'm already looking at colleges!
(And I'm pulling for Covenant, by the way. It's my favorite. And Will says he wants me to go there so he can "keep an eye on me." Ok, Will, you just keep thinkin' that.)
I'm so happy to have gotten a MacBook for Christmas, but there's one (and only one) downside. One of my favorite free photo editing programs, paint.net, doesn't work on the mac! I usually use paint.net in conjunction with picnik, and picnik by itself doesn't offer many possibilities. Does anyone have any suggestions? I liked paint.net because it was sort of a simple PhotoShop, with cropping, exposure settings, layering, input/output settings, etc. Help me out, guys!
By the way, once you go Mac you never go back, and I strongly suggest that you all make the switch if you haven't already. This laptop is a dream.
I ate way too much over break, and now I'm trying to get back into good habits. For me, the breakfast of champions is two boiled eggs. That probably sounds gross to a lot of you, I know, but I love boiled eggs. Plus, they have great protein and keep me full pretty well. I just put a little salt on those babies and it's an instant breakfast. I always keep some on hand.
Another healthy snack I like are nutri-grain bars. Don't get me wrong, I haven't read the nutrition facts on the wrapper. But they're called NUTRI-grain, so they must be healthy.
If they aren't, please don't tell me.
Now, because I like to contradict myself, I'm going to tell you right now that my favorite candy is strawberry Twizzlers. My best friend may or may not have mailed me some, and I may or may not have had two yesterday. But I'm making those puppies last. These Italians don't know what they're missing.
I started reading the Twilight series. Now, now, before anyone stones me, I'm not one of "those" Twilight people. I'm just genuinely curious about the series and why it's so popular. After having read the first one, I understand why it's such a hot topic with teen girls. I'm going to do a post on this eventually, but for now I can go ahead and tell you that here are a few points that I do not like about it:
- It's not well-written, like everyone says. In fact, grammatically and stylistically, it's really lacking.
- The only scenes that are relatively well-written are the ones that drag in girls. The ones with romantic, lovey-dovey moments.
- Bella, Eddie-boy says he wants to KILL you, and he has to try really hard NOT TO. Honey-child, that's usually a sign you need to run, girl.
- It sets up this perfect guy, and it makes an idol of Edward. Guys could never, ever be Edward, but girls are going to spend their lives looking for this suave, perfect, sensitive, Victorian-esque, articulate, Greek-god man. I mean, minus the fangs, he is literally perfect. It's actually a little bit annoying, if you ask me.
More on that later! Have a lovely weekend, my friends.