It’s finally here!

The day I have been waiting for all week. I’m not over-exagerating. It’s Friday, the last day of class for 9 days!

Today is super easy. I got my final done yesterday at the end of class and turned it in this morning, so I’m sitting here listening to my morning sermon. All I’m waiting for is the grade. I don’t know how long that will take, but hopefully not too long. I am so ready for this break! And since September 2 is Labor Day, I don’t have to be back until Tuesday. Woot!

This is me signing off for now!

Hello basics. Have we met before?

Indeed, we have! Thanks to the discovery of a new book that combines CSS and HTML, we have rewinded a bit. I’m not upset about this, as I had trouble with it from the beginning.

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However, we don’t have the books for ourselves. To compensate for this, Mr. Byars gave us little pamphlets of the first chapter to review. I’m about to review it for myself. Hopefully it is a little easier to use than the Dreamweaver book! It looks the same, which is a little concerning. The Dreamweaver book that we have, Visual Quickstart Guid: Dreamweaver CS5, isn’t as easy to read as many books we’ve had in the past.

I’m hopeful though! I’m moving on to my CSS exercises. Wish me luck? I know I’ll need it…

It’s Wednesday!

If that doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will! Thank you, Mr. Byars. It was a great start to the morning.

Surving CSS

Given that this is the final week of our class, there really isn’t much left to do! It’s all studying, since there weren’t any projects assigned. Class has been fairly easy this month, with its own ups and downs, of course. With yet another CSS/HTML class nipping at my heels, this upcoming break is very needed! Yes, students here at Keiser University get a whole week off of class! They’re calling it our “Summer Break” when really it’s just a short lapse between semesters. But that’s ok, I will accept it and enjoy every single minute of it.

So happy Wednesday everyone! Only two more days until the weekend, and for me, a long week of long awaited rest. 🙂

My favorite day!

Today is dress down day here at Keiser University! I look forward to it all the time. Keiser’s dress policy requires us to always dress professionally, which isn’t completely terrible, I guess. However, for a girl like me who enjoys jeans a loose t-shirt, it can get pretty tiring. But today I get to wear my jeans an my favorite Batman t-shirt! It’s a good day.

Now aside from that, there are really no new developments in the classrooms since yesterday. This is my final week in Delivery Systems II, aka Wed Design II, and it’s been relatively smooth going. (Which means the coding hasn’t been overly oppressive. It’s a win-win for everyone!) There’s really nothing new to say!

Seriously. This shirt is awesome.
Nanananananana Nanananananana Batman!

Music is a lifesaver!

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
―Berthold Auerbach

Music has been the glue that has held my seemingly feeble mind together. Considering my last post, you’d think I would have learned my lesson by now! But don’t judge me so harshly. Setting aside anxieties and stress is not as easy as it may sound. I don’t know about you, but it sure doesn’t sound easy to me! In honor of the music that has kept me going for the past two weeks, I will link two amazing songs that have helped me a great deal. 🙂


Aren’t they just amazing?!


Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher

Aside from the usual vexations, we have had our share of fun here in the classroom as well as out! Last Friday, we ventured out to the Tallahassee Mall to see the new movie Jobs! I was hesitant at first because I’m not a huge fan of Ashton Kutcher, and I suppose that’s because a good majority of the roles I’ve seen him in are characters that joke around way too much. (i.e Two and A Half Men). However, I must admit that his acting was superb! I am seriously impressed. He should be doing more serious roles because he does them very well! If you haven’t seen it, I would definitely recommend that you do. I loved it. 🙂

Anxiety is not my friend.

So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.     -Matthew 6:34

The morning has started off well with the aid of some serious espresso coffee. Mmm! However, anxiety over class work (or anything really) is getting on my nerves! It seems that every time a hill is conquered, there’s a mountain before me waiting to be climbed. When I get to that point, I need to just take a step back and breathe. That’s when I have to remind myself that anxiety is not my friend. I have a tendency of becoming anxious in the face of deadlines. I am seriously my own worst enemy, or, as my daddy puts it, I am a worry wart. (That sounds disgusting. Thanks dad.)

It’s ok though. I am on track with my work, and, hopefully, I will be able to pull off a great feat. It is an amazing feeling to accomplish something that you fretted and worried over. The good thing is that I always get a good laugh at myself by the end. Making mountains out of mole hills is my specialty. I’ve had years of practice. I suppose that’s part of my learning process. I’m not as bad off as I think I am, thank God. (Because in my head I’m pretty much helpless.)

Here’s a snapshot of my latest work.
There’s more to be done. (Isn’t there always?) However, things are going real smoothly for now. Now back to work!

A difficult week.

As the title indicates, I have had quite a difficult week. I’ve been a bit under the weather recently. Add to that an almost entirely new program, Adobe Fireworks, and I’ve got a mess on my hands. I’m feeling quite behind!

In all, I’ve only had a handful of total hours put into my current class project. Without access to the necessary programs outside of the classroom, I’ve been lost, to say the least. However, I made great progress today. Now the only trouble I face is making Fireworks do what I need it to do! Programs can be so frustrating! The good thing is that I was allowed to use my last class’s project as a base. With a few minor tweaks here and there, it’s looking pretty good.

Here’s to surviving another web design class, fighting through the aggravation, and never settling for less than my best. Let’s do this thing!

(Dramatic ending? Check.)