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April 22, 2011

1. I enjoy blogging.

I really truly do. Until it becomes a requirement.

For one of my classes this semester we were assigned the task of starting/keeping up a blog and writing posts.

I decided to use this blog for that assignment since I was already “established” and was enjoying immensely what I was doing.

Well, I quickly realized that I only enjoyed blogging when it didn’t entail an “assignment” like quality to it. Soon enough the mental thought of “blogging” became a chore and you know what?

Sometimes you just don’t have anything to say!

And it’s times like that when you need to take a little breather.


2. Google Reader can be a lifesaver when you’re busy.

In the same class where we delved into the blogosphere, we also learned about a handful of online applications, social media, and other interactive web tools.

Setting up a Google Reader  pretty much saved my life.

Not only did it help me stay up to date with my favorite blogs, but it also helped me keep track of blog posts for my thesis that I was typing away at.

If you’re not already hooked on your Reader, get one started now.


3. Just because you emailed your professor your thesis and defended it in front of the English Department does not mean you’ve graduated yet.

Unfortunately, I still have other classes and assignments.

But for right now, I’m just going to plan on coloring Easter eggs with my brothers  and sisters and dust off our Easter baskets.

PAAS anyone?

We already have our white crayons and rubber bands ready.

You know you want to.


4. It’s good to go home when your peanut butter jar is waning just a bit too much for licking.

I mean…liking.


5. Splashup might just be my new best friend.

(Am I late to the party?)

I had never heard of it before my New Media class  but it’s this really neat site photo editing site.

I love photography and can spend hours just playing around on Picasa.

This is like that, but just a little better.


What’s your newest addiction? (It can be a food, an application, an exercise, a tv show, you name it!) I’m currently addicted to the show America’s Next Greatest Restaurant. Get on that. You’ll like it, I promise!

What are your plans for Easter Eve? Coloring Easter eggs with the family of course! Then Sunday we do the whole bit of Mass (most important), Easter baskets (a close second), Easter egg hunt (we do all still love it), and then dinner with the family.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2011 12:11 am

    I love blogging, but there were days were I just didn’t have the time, but would force myself to write up a quick blog, and it just wasn’t fun. I learned that on those days I don’t blog, I always want blogging to be fun. I just started writing my blog on Windows Live Writer and it has made life so much easier!

  2. April 23, 2011 9:11 am

    Congratulations on everything thesis-related!! What did you write yours on?

    I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about Google Reader, so I’m definitely going to look into setting one up 🙂

  3. April 23, 2011 12:33 pm

    We def share mutual attraction to each others blogs…YAY! Let the blogging friendship begin!

    I totally feel ya on the overwhelming feeling of ‘having’ to blog…I don’t like to pressure myself by requiring myself to post daily, instead I just post when i’m inpsired and I find that it comes much easier that way. I have enough pressure in my life as is, blogging should be enjoyable and rewarding…which it SO is when you approach it the right way! 🙂

    I am addicted to bulk bin shopping, it sounds bizarre but I LOVE rummaging through the bulk bin section at my local natural market. So much that it’s likely inspiring a future post! Oh and running, but that’s a given 😉

    This Easter Eve i’ll be attending a church service at a local ampitheatre in town where a bunch of churches from OC collaborate. Should be great! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

  4. April 23, 2011 6:29 pm

    Blogging is totally my new addiction! I am glad I started my blog only a few days before I had a week off from work – because it may have seriously cramped my style if I had to work all last night. I am hoping that I got a lot of my first-time blogger – obsessive blogging-ness tendencies out of the way!

  5. April 23, 2011 7:00 pm

    Is Google Reader like bloglovin? Because I have a bloglovin and absolutely love that for keeping up with my favorite blogs!

  6. April 24, 2011 8:54 am

    I’m going to my grandma’s today for Easter dinner… I’m hopin’ she has some egg dye for my younger cousins (aka me). That never gets old!

  7. April 25, 2011 2:17 pm

    Google Reader is such a life-saver! I love that thing! I know what you mean about things kind of sucking when they become a requirement. It’ll get better though, I know it! 🙂

  8. April 26, 2011 3:22 pm

    Never heard of splashup. Really cool though!

    I don’t do well when I feel like I “have” to do things either. It bothers me a lot. Much better to do things out of enjoyment!

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