Where Dani writes about… just about everything!
So I’m still trying to think of a combination of classes to take next fall that will allow me to stay as close to full-time student status as I can without putting too much on my plate. So far, I’d like to take that literature course that I’ve been talking about if it’s also being offered during the fall semester, as would I like to take General Biology II and Yoga. But since that will only net me eight credit hours, I’m still considering adding something else to that list. However, I have to be slightly cautious in my approach for signing up for courses. As much as I’d like to continue knocking out all of the classes that I need, I can’t bring myself to do it at the cost of spending time with either one of my children. However, I’m not entirely sure about taking online classes either — I’m afraid that if I got too wrapped up in the daily activities that come with caring for my kids, I might eventually forget about an online class since physical attendance is not compulsory.
I’m sure I’ll come up with something I like while allowing me lots of free time.
In other news, since my mother suggested that someone get some more fitted sheets for the bassinet and receiving blankets, I think I’m going to ask Matt to do that. He’s been itching to buy things for James, and me and my parents have already done a good job of getting a lot of the things he’s going to be needing once he’s born. But now that we’ve thought of something that we could use more of, why not send Matt out to get them? He’s chomping at the bit here.
Sometimes, you might have found yourself wondering whether or not something “counts”. For instance, does telling a white lie to a friend to make them feel better about something actually count as lying? For the longest time, there was no real way for you to find an answer to those questions. Although you could post something about it in your blog, Facebook wall or Twitter and hope people would respond, you were never guaranteed to get an answer. Personally, I’ve wondered whether a lot of things have counted in this manner — whether or not my outfit on any given day looked weird, if I myself had actually done something weird… the list goes on from there. So imagine how happy I was when I found the site DoesThisCount!
By registering for an account and clicking “Submit Story”, you can submit a brief question asking whether or not something counts. There are a variety of categories that you can place your question in, too. Among them are cheating, lying and stalking, although you can also choose Other if your question doesn’t fit under any of those. After you submit a question and it gets approved, others can anonymously vote on it by clicking “No way this counts!”, “Hmm, tough call” or “This totally counts!”. Leaving comments on people’s questions is also possible, and it’s one of my favorite features of the site. They add depth to a lot of the questions. It’s because of this that I have every intention to ask my next “Does this count?” question there. I can’t wait to think of one, since I’m curious to see what people will think! I’d also like to read their comments.
If you’ve ever wondered whether or not something counts, you should head over there and ask! You can also become a fan of them on Facebook like I did.
I’m starting to get back into House, although I haven’t made it a point to watch every new episode as it comes on — I should really work on that, since I’m obviously home and almost always done with my homework by the time it comes on. I do watch some of the USA marathons that come on when I remember, though. It used to be one of the things that motivated me into pursuing a medicinal career of sorts, although I’ve been slacking off on watching it as my pregnancy has progressed. That doesn’t mean that I’ve decided to change my mind about what I would like to get out of school, but I’m not quite as big of a House fan as I used to be.
In other news… since I was bored, I watched the final episode of Frank the Entertainer in a Basement Affair. Reading the ensuing blog that was posted on the VH1 blog about the status of his relationship with the girl he chose at the end of it all… only makes me have absolutely no faith in any of these dating shows. Not that I ever had much, but the couples that resulted because of these shows used to last for a little while before they’d break up. Now almost all of them don’t last until the reunion shows. Why even do the shows, then?