See my favorite thing is my DVD copy of 101 Dalmations. I can't give you a picture of it because, well, it's at home. It's my favorite (ok it's tied for favorite with Disney's Robin Hood) Disney movie of all-time.
I was obsessed with dogs when I was a little Brynna. Evidently I had dozens upon dozens of stuffed animal puppies. My dad tried to buy me a cat while we were shopping at toys 'R' us and I chose a dog instead.
Hey readers! Sorry I've been MIA recently, life became interesting, and surprisingly busy. BUT to bring in the new year and fill your heads with pictures of a random cadet, I'm doing a 30-day photo challenge.
-It may be tough.
-It may require finding very embarrassing pictures.
-It most certainly will force me to blog once a day for at least 30 days.
Here's the list:
Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts. Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest. Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show. Day 04 - A picture of your night. Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory. Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day. Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item. Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh. Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most. Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most screwed up things with. Day 11 - A picture of something you hate. Day 12 - A picture of something you love. Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist. Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without. Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die. Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you. Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently. Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity. Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little. Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel. Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget. Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at. Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book. Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change. Day 25 - A picture of your day. Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you. Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member. Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of. Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile. Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.
The journey begins tomorrow everyone, wish me luck!
I love Queenie and Lady Funk a lot. They're my best friends here at school, and I can't imagine having other roommates-besides my darling roomie from last year, nobody beats her.
That being said, I spent the weekend at my boyfriend's and it was very nice. We watched a lot of movies, saw a soccer game, and basically just vegged out.
He has a single. So when I got back to Potsdam (He goes to a school one town over), I went into what can only be described as shock. My roommates weren't going to simmer down just because *I* returned, nor should they. I just wasn't prepared for the onslaught of bestfriends I met when I arrived.
I did feel bad, though. I usually take what the girls say and don't let it faze me, but Queenie said some things that hit the wrong nerve with me, and I kind of snapped. No yelling, but there were some sarcastic comments thrown around. It was somewhat harsh, what I said.
No worries, blogosphere, I apologized right after, but I was still somewhat justified in a small portion of my snap. (She kept whining about having joint pain, but refused to take medication to numb the pain. I have arthritis...I don't handle whining about joints well at all).
So now I have to work on coming back to Potsdam and just accept everything that hits me. I'm not terribly concerned, as I really do love my roommates to pieces. It's just a matter of saying: "okay, you left the boyfriend's, now we're back in triple-land."
I got a C on a midterm! This isn't cool. So, I've made a decision that beginning Monday, October 18 I'm going to take school much more seriously.
I'm not a bad student, I just have a tendency to get distracted easily.
These are my tips for staying on task during long nights of reading when you'd rather be somewhere else:
Use post-its, they help you take notes without the seriousness of notebooks. (They're also cute and often come in fun colors).
Set goals for yourself. If you only have the class two times a week, set goals to read X number of pages each night, then review the material the night before class.
Allow time for little rewards. Don't get crazy here, but if you've read 50 pages, written an essay, and started your math problems, it's ok to skype with your boyfriend for a little bit.
Make a list of what you have to do, and try to alternate tasks. If you have to read for 2 of your 4 classes, alternate readings for classes with more practical things, like writing essays or solving problems.
Don't fall asleep with highlighters in your hands, your sweaters don't like them.
Keep coffee, snacks on hand. It's easier to stay awake for those long hauls with munchies around. You can always go to the gym the next day, especially if you have practice.
That being said, if your study habits work, keep going with them. These are just ideas that I'm going to try. Also, any tips you have, feel free to comment!
I discovered it one afternoon going through my late grandmother's attic since then it has been my prep bible.
Thankfully, according to lillypulitzer.com, I found a more updated version!
It's neat because it's by the same author as "The Official Preppy Handbook", but it's a more up-to-date version. I must get my hands on a copy, but Mommasan said I need to wait until my birthday. Which isn't too bad as it's in just over a week.
Hi all! Just had one heck of a workout at PT this morning thanks to one of the MS4s!
It occurred to me as we were running down a hill with what seemed to be a vertical drop that this is something I really need to be consciously doing every. single. day. I've been doing doubles, don't worry, but evidently not to the standards expected of me.
PHEW! PT is tough, but as I may have mentioned before, I'm trying out for the swim team at Potsdam, so that *should* (coughcough gods of PT hear me please coughcough) help me pass the APFT come September 22.
*APFT=Army Physical Fitness Test
Females in my age group (17-21) must do:
and run 2 miles in under 18:54
Trust me when I say it shouldn't be this difficult (it is, which is a BLATANT indication that I'm seriously out of shape).
Yesterday was a Most Exciting Day in CadetPrepster's life! I finally purchased a cellphone!
Now, I realize for most this isn't big news, but for a cellphone addict like myself,
going without a phone from March until now was pretty tough.
It's a simple prepaid plan from Verizon, and it's all I need for now. However, if anyone can think of a better (ie more cost efficient) don't hesitate to holler out and let me know!
ArmyROTC update time!
As some of you know, I have been trying to get into basic training. This week I found out that after WEEKS sitting at the desk of the Army Surgeon General:
The Army said "no".
So the CoC at Potsdam ROTC is attempting to get me in that way. Mjr Toth (aka the most awesome ROTC recruiter EVER) says that if I improve my PT score (ie PASS) he can contract me, and when I graduate I can be an Army Officer.
It's May 17! How did this happen?! I'm almost completely done with my first year of college! So much has changed, but so much has stayed the same. I cannot wait until summer begins, but I also don't want to leave school!
I love "the Dam" as everyone calls it. It's a second home, and I love my people here. It's odd, but at the beginning of the year I had nice categories of friends.
Student Government Association
I was reluctant to allow the different groups of friends I had mesh together. Now, however, I've seen that it only leads to MORE fun!
I'm going to miss this place SO much over the summer, but I cannot wait to come back.
*In assembly again
*Hopefully chair of a committee!
Best wishes on final exams, and have fun over the summer!