Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Need a Laugh?

Ever have one of those days where things just aren't going your way? Well I have just the thing you need! In spending my time not so wisely on youtube I came across a really funny video. When my friend and I watched it we nearly peed our pants laughing. I hope you enjoy =]



I also came across this really cute video of twin boys that their parents posted on youtube.


If you want to read more about the twins, their mother has a tumblr, its http://www.twinmamarama.com/

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Important Things In Life

Recently I have been worrying a lot about signing up for classes and making sure I can graduate from college in four years and I've found that I spend so much time worrying that other things get pushed aside and I become even more stressed out about falling being on my homework and other things. I read this story (posted below) and it made me feel better and I realized I need to stop worrying so much and everything will work out in the end.


A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”
“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter – like your job, your house, your car.
The sand is everything else. The small stuff.”
“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal.
Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Podcasts

My EDT400 class is technology in education and we have learned a couple different tools that would be useful in a classroom. We have learned about wikis, podcasts, google documents, and google groups among a few other things. Over spring break my younger brother was working on homework and I decided to bug him and find out what he was doing. For his skills class everyone had to make a podcast about shark attacks and how to survive them. I thought it was pretty cool that he learned how to make a podcast and that everyone shared their podcasts in the class. His was pretty cool because he added music from the movie inception (dream is collapsing) to the background of it so there was a grand finale at the end that fit perfect with his podcast.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Piracy

Currently I'm taking HTY 103 which is United States history 1 and I had been debating wether to go to class friday morning before vacation. On one hand I really wanted to leave campus and get home before the storm hit Orono or got further north and I could of left around 9am if I didn't attend class, but on the other hand I would of had no idea what he had talked about in class and wouldn't have gotten any notes for that class, which is not good. So I decided I couldn't miss that class and we ended up talking about piracy and the war of 1812. Then the other day I stumble upon an interesting article about piracy today and what is going on in todays politics and the start of the article talked about some of the stuff we covered in class. Its funny because I never thought some of my classes would really make a difference in my day to day life but it was nice getting to read the article and be like "yea I knew that"

Anyways if you would like to read the article its here at the New York Times online titled Somali Piracy is larger issue after Hostage Deaths (published Feb 26).