Friday, June 5, 2009


I don't think I ever mentioned on this blog that I just walked for graduation in April, and it's not official until August.  Did I?  No.  Well, I had an English Independent Study course to finish up, and for some reason it was a BEAST.  I absolutely HATED it.  The distance-learning style totally doesn't work for me, and the course was just totally awful.  Anyways, it's been stressing me out way more than it should (Nancy correctly called it my albatross) and it was going frustratingly slow.  I want to have a freaking summer to relax!  SO, yesterday I decided enough was enough.  I woke up at 7 and got dropped off at the library at 8 (which was no small feat, beacuse of my aforementioned sleeping problems...definitely did all this on 3 hours of sleep) and finished every single assignment.  I wrote about a million pages that had previously seemed impossible.  I can't submit them all yet (only 3 at a time) and therefore can't take the final and be absolutely finished with it, BUT all of the work is done and I am FREE.  I can't believe I finished it all in one day--I thought that was impossible.  I gave myself a prize for each assignment I finished, and that really motivated me.  Here are my prizes:

1. Dinner at PF Chang's--that was a shoe-in because I only had to do one assignment for it.  We're going tonight.

2. An Etsy necklace--especially fun because during breaks I could peruse Etsy and figure out which one I want.  I'm still looking.   No picture because I can't narrow down my options!

3. Cheapo shoes--I don't really know where to look. I'm usually an Urban Outfitters shoe-wearer, but none of their sale shoes are that appealing.  Again,  no picture.  No ideas yet.  Suggestions welcome.

4. It started getting hard to come up with things I want.  I decided on this nifty-looking battery operated face cleanser/massager thingy that I saw at Smiths. Kyle found a coupon for it--I tried it last night and it feels soooo good.  And my face felt super smooth and soft after only one use.

5. A manicure.  Ok, this is a big one.  I have bitten my nails my ENTIRE LIFE.  Every year I try really hard to stop--especially before my wedding--but I just could never break the habit.  UNTIL NOW.  I don't know what was different this time around, but my nails are long, I haven't bitten them in weeks, and I don't even want to!  It's pretty miraculous.  Anyways, a manicure would be so fun because I've never had one where they didn't put on fake nails.  A REAL manicure sounds awesome.

Anyways, those are my prizes.  I really didn't think I'd make it all the way to #5.  I'm pretty thrilled to be done with the stupid class AND get these fun prizes.  Maybe now I'll feel really graduated? Not yet, but...soon maybe.

(I was so exhausted yesterday, going off 3 hours of sleep.  But last night I STILL had a hard time, even though alllll day I had to try really hard to stay awake.  I finally went to sleep around 1, but then woke up at 6:30 and couldn't ever go back to sleep.  I've been waking up REALLY uncomfortably late for weeks so it's really strange.  What is wrong with me?  I'm just so tired!)


Christy said...

Yeah! I heard you're "I'm fnished" text during dinner last night-but then forgot to look at it and now it is in the car and I'm too lazy to go get it-so that is why I didn't text you my congratulations. Good job Bec!

The Boob Nazi said...

Yay for being done!

Karen said...

You are free! Woohoo. congratulations. I'm thinking that dinner tonight will be sweet! Fun times are coming in only 15 days. :)

TheMoncurs said...

I love ChinaCherie's shop for necklaces.

I own one and bought one for Nikki for Christmas.

This shop also has some really awesome stuff:

Because, you know, you need MORE choices.

Also, in the realm of cheapo shoes I waaaant:

because yellow! moccasins! life does not get much better.

Congrats! Be sure to post about your prizes when they are all obtained!

Caitlin said...

Way to go. I'm procrastinating writing a stupid paper as I type this, so you just gave me motivation. Maybe I'll reward myself with shoes.

Amy Cartwright said...

Yay for being done! One time I was taking SOC W 260 through IS and it was totally a beast so I just sat down, locked myself in an office, lived off Swedish fish and studied each day for the midterm the next day. Finished an entire textbook in about 4 days. It was pretty amazing. Congratulations on being done!!!

Oh, little known info, they tell you you can't submit more than three at a time, but I've hardly seen them deny someone from doing it. Just email them in. We IS employees are too lazy to send them back. Yay for inside IS information!

Katy said...

BECCA i am on internets and dont even have time to read this post or ereally anything but i saw that you are obsessed with Dexter! AGGGHHHHH! DIN'T DO IT IT WILL CONSUME YOUR SOUL!!!!!! But if you do then i guess that means it's okay for me to watch more of it! YES.

Becca said...

No Katy you can't! It's too late for me, but you can still get out. I can't help this obsession, but I CAN help YOU stay away from the dark side.

Anonymous said...

You keep mentioning how tired you are ...could you be pregnant?

Becca said...

Of course not! Just some insomnia.

Brett, Juliann, and Mae said...

Wow, I am super impressed. I need to be doing that. I have started my IS for the summer, but haven't gotten far. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cannon said...

Becca, you could've just play Alan's coin flipping game and it'd have made your class go a whole lot better.