Tonight on my way back from the store I had my first Arizona-lizard encounter. This “dude” was waiting over my front door when I got home. He was pink and I could see some of his organs…grody…but kinda rad too. Tonight it was really warm outside, maybe the little guys like that.
"Hi Taylor, I'm your friend, Lucius the lizard!" he actually spoke to me...maybe he's my spirit guide?
He quickly skittered away moments after I took the shot, but I was glad he posed for me. Anywho, back to studying, what an eventful weekend! *sarcasm*
In other news, I am stoked about my internship in DC this summer and would much rather already be there right now than worrying about my 3 finals and last presentation that I have to give next week. I have finals in Service Marketing, Business Process Diagramming and also IT Project Management–joy! At the same time I’m writing 2 papers. Even though it sounds physically impossible, I have faced these deadlines several times before now and I don’t even feel worried…or is that apathy? Maybe apathy can be constructive if the situation is impossible? I love school though and I am grateful to be in the program.
Last night I went “out” with some cool school peeps for Cinco de Mayo. SO, I wasn’t drinking or anything, which is good, but I had some great convos about this ‘n’ that. Let’s face it, I just wanted to post these photos, to prove that I actually exist and went to the celebrations.
Me and my friend Christina , we are totally Mexican!
shoosh bebe, I like to celebrate Cinco De Mayo quietly
Why are there supposed food experts? What gives them their expertise? What gives them the right? Who certified these food dudes?
I was thinking today about how much I hate the honorific title of “foodie,” and all that it implies–that there are some people who can taste things better than us. “Foodie” is a title that can’t be substantiated, how can I test your taste? Furthermore, how can such a title be bestowed in any way other than self-appointment or election by some unknown minority? There is no official “Board of Tasters” that I have ever heard of, although I am sure that some stuck-up forum exists somewhere on the internet that makes the claim.
Is “foodie” another false distinction that some revered upper class can leverage to flex their tyrannical opinions, I opine “yes.”
If anything, “foodie” is a term that celebrates mediocrity. Who would give themselves a title for such a basic human function? I’ll tell you who, somebody who has a pretty parsimonious personal resume and is trying to fill up space. What an empty title it is! By that logic I guess I should be called an “airie” because I understand breathing better than other people–celebrate me! Or better yet, maybe I can claim to be an aficionado of smell: “Oh yes, yes, I am quite certain that this air is 25% dusty with a mild residue of oat pollen, my olfactory glands are far superior to yours…you see, I’m a world-class ‘sniffie.’ “
Last night I was studying Managerial Accounting in preparation for my final this morning (which takes place in 2.5 hours). Ultimately, you reach a point where you aren’t learning anymore and you have to sleep. I was actually experiencing vertigo I think and only lying down made it go away…I guess that proves that accounting is a mental pathogen.
At any rate, I feel like I understand relevant costs better, as well as ABC costing, but still don’t really have any assurance that I will do super well on this test. I mean, I feel calm, but there’s just a sense in this class that no matter how much you prepare it will never be enough–welcome to Grad School!
One theme that I’ve noticed for sure though: in all of these accounting problems the key is to find the information that leads to a Contribution Margin calculation. You always need to find Direct Materials (DM), Direct Labor (DL), Variable Manufacturing Overhead (VMOH), and usually Variable SG&A (WSGA) which is the selling expense basically.
On a more positive note, church was wonderful yesterday. I taught a Sunday School class and didn’t feel the slightest bit nervous. It felt great. At least I’ll always have church and it’s finally the end of this third trimester in school.
April 30, 2011
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This weekend I have two projects and several finals to study for…oh joy! I am starting to get this managerial accounting crapola, which is wonderful, but I have more exciting news:
My Fiverr.com mashup is done! The following is a possible un-sexy radio parody for my group’s product–3DX. Enjoy the un-sexy-ness! I commissioned this entire track for only $10 and it gave me some funny content to promote our up-coming site, 3Dx.org.
Listen in good health The funny thing is that neither of the people who did the voice-over or the background ever knew what the other sounded like. Mashups are hilarious.