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One Day to Go

Cross Cultural Communications test- A
Research Methods for Experimental Psychology test- A

Apart from my Ethics class (which I hate), I’m maintaining all A’s in my classes. I’m used to my little 100 and 200 level classes. These 300+ level classes are kicking my butt! Really though, it’s nothing compared to what I’ll be doing when I’m working on my Master’s/Clinical Psychology.

My favourite class so far is definitely “Research Methods”. Naturally, there’re a lot of dependent and independent variables and such, but it’s not as heavy on perspectives as I thought it would be. Really, much of it deals with the precision of APA so I’m grateful that I have a good professor who cares about her work and her students. It’s a tough course! I love it though. Although I was only supposed to get a 50% refund for dropping my Statistics course (because it was during the 3rd week), I filed an appeal with the school and attached 10 emails to back up my claims that my professor was grossly under-prepared to teach the course. I have always fought for what I believe in, especially where school is concerned. My appeal was granted, and despite the fact that it was already the 3rd week, I was granted a full refund- 100%. Triumph!

All of my school work is done for the week and I’m super excited: Josh and I are heading to the hills of Kentucky tomorrow! We still need to pack, but we’re both acting positively giddy and can’t wait to leave. We’re wanting to get out of here so bad, we’re thinking about leaving a day early and sleeping on an air mattress in the back of the Rodeo. For me, there’s something romantic about camping out in the truck and listening to the sounds of crickets in the middle of nowhere. Then on the 2nd and 3rd nights we’ll be at the cabin. I can’t believe it’s been a year since our last vacation together! This is long overdue.

I plan on taking all 3 of my film lenses: the Super Tak 135/3.5, Helios 44-2, and my Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35/2.8. I’m loving my Zeiss at the moment. It has a great film quality texture to it that I just don’t get with digital lenses and the exposure has a bit of a natural glow to it. I took a solitary walk on my birthday the other day at a place that Josh and I named Bullfrog Creek. Here are some sample pics from my walk (the train bridge was high up in the air- about 11 stories up- my dog was terrified):

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35/2.8 film lens + digital camera/Canon Rebel XSI





It’s 2:21 a.m. and Josh just left to go get chocolate truffles, Jolly Ranchers and Pringles for me (after working a 14 hour day). What a man! I’m wiped out. Time to call it a day…

11 responses

  1. I am glad to hear your exams are going so good and that life is treating you well. I have been away from the internet for a while, but I missed talking to you!
    I hope everything continues good and truffly for you in the future! 🙂

    September 22, 2014 at 3:35 am

    • Thanks so much, O. I’ve missed you too and I’m sorry for not getting back to you on the interview! It seems like you’ve been hit with a lot lately too- your presence is very missed online! Hope things return to normal (for both of us)…heheh. Good seeing you, as always. x

      September 22, 2014 at 11:29 am

  2. yvo

    Perfect time to take a break. Weather is great. Have a wonderful wonderful time and show pics! You are so accomplished on some many levels B. What I know about cameras would be lost in a thimble. These shots are amazing glimpses into the ordinary, shown in extraordinary ways! and Happy belated Birthday!! x

    September 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

    • That’s one of the best compliments I could ever hope for, Y. Giving the “mundane, normal, everyday stuff” a spotlight and making it appear “special” in some way.

      I agree about the timing- there’s a gentle chill in the air and it’s the best time of all for a little get-away. I’ll bring back lots of pics. Hope your day is a great one! xo

      September 22, 2014 at 11:32 am

    • p.s. I doubt seriously your camera skillz would be lost in a thimble; you’re an incredibly talented artist AND writer. I only wish I could be in the same “talent bracket” as you!

      September 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

  3. Yay!! Look at you go!! You are a psychology and photography bad ass!!! 🙂

    September 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    • A “psychology badass”- haa…THAT’S funny. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. 😉

      September 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      • Good thing. It’s a good GOOD thing! 🙂

        September 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      • I’ll take your word for it. ;0) But hey, I could easily say the same about you. You’re part of the reason I’m even going into psychology! (So, thanks for that!)

        September 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm

  4. I predict that your cabin escape will include giant dogs and noisy acorns!

    October 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm


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