Thursday, April 30, 2009

Office 2007

HDR is finally rolling over to Office 2007 this month, and I was the test run for the Reno office IT team. I have used it a little bit at school, but I still have 2003 on my laptop at home. But, I've been using 2007 since Monday, and I have to say that I really like it. I especially love the changes that they made to Power Point (my favorite!).

Just a rare little shout-out to Microsoft : )
"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time."
Marcel Proust
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

little kids

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”
Billy, age 4

five hundred down, one to go

Here's all that I have left to do in my second-to-last semester of undergraduate studies!
  1. IS 301 presentation
  2. Negotiation Exercise Write-up
  3. Book overviews for MGT 462
  4. MGT 496 Peer Evaluations
  5. Marketing Plan & Presentation
  6. MGT 462 Final?
  7. MKT 400 Final
  8. MGT 496 Final
  9. IS 301 Paper & Web Site
  10. IS 301 Final
  11. SAP Project

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Well, sir, if things are real, they're there all the

"Are they?" said the Professor; and Peter did not know quite what to say.

C.S. Lewis in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

currently re-reading

(via one person's journey through a world of books)
*One of my favorites*

I started this because last night because I left Treasure Island down at my parents' house over the weekend, and I needed something to read at the gym tonight : )

Monday, April 27, 2009

(via audreyhepburncomplex)
"The glory of the day was in her face,
the beauty of the night was in her eyes.
Lewis Carroll

as i was waiting to get on the freeway this morning...

...I glanced in my rearview mirror and practically did a double-take as I saw a giant bush covered in purple flowers. "It's too early for that," I thought to myself. Oh wait--it is the last week of April. Friday is May 1st.

Lilacs make me happy. They definitely make my Top 5 list when it comes to flowers : )

Sunday, April 26, 2009

i believe...

...that getting an eyebrow waxing really does make a girl look prettier. It's scientific.

currently reading

(via google image search)
Impressions: While we were in Edinburgh, Jess and I stopped into the Writer's Museum and saw this great exhibit on Robert Louis Stevenson. It made me want to go home and read everything that he's ever written. While I was home the other weekend, my brother let me borrow his copy of Treasure Island and I started reading it as soon as I (finally) finished The Amber Spyglass. I never thought that I would enjoy a pirate books, but so far I am really loving it. I love Stevenson's writing style--I am definitely having a hard time putting this one down (so much so that I left it lying on my mom's kitchen counter while I was home this past weekend)!

lovin' this song right now:

Just bought this on amazon and added it to my 2009 workout playlist : )

Friday, April 24, 2009

long lunch

Just had lunch with Andrew at Sϋp downtown. It was very good--I was totally bad and had the broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl : ) Next time I want to try the chicken tortilla soup. Yummm!
"Forget trendy designer labels. Jeans, a sweater or a t-shirt worn under a jacket that seems welded to you. When it's just right, when you don't see the effort, it's irresistible."
Emmanuelle Alt
(via jak & jil blog)

Thursday, April 23, 2009


damages season 1 Pictures, Images and Photos
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Because Andy keeps talking about it and telling me how much I'll love it...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"What is worth having is worth working for."
Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

Currently Reading

(via amazon)
Impressions: I've always thought that I could be happy moving back to Plainwell and living the small town life. Reading this book has made me realize that I could never do that. I would be a classic Carol Kennicott. I would forever be trying to bring "culture" to the town and likely forever failing. I would be miserable being married to a man who was content to live out a life of complacency. Sinclair Lewis is a great writer--I always enjoy good local color literature, and this is definitely that. I find it amazing that Sinclair Lewis is a man because he has stepped inside the life of a trapped housewife in a way that it seems only experience would/should allow.

Happy Earth Day!

earth day Pictures, Images and Photos
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"We're like, real marketers!"

Why do I find it so strange to actually feel prepared to be in my real career?

Danny and I just had a great meeting with our Independent Study client! We are basically going to be marketing consultants for a local art/import shop. I have a feeling that Danny and I are going to be a great team for this project partially because we are both really excited about this client!

This is definitely going to be better than sitting in on 3 hours of lecture per week next semester...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Social Activism

I'm giving a presentation today on the state of the Nevada public education system and how businesses/students can get involved in making a difference in this area. Education is a real passion of mine, so I'm going to have fun with this one...
“All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.”
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This is so my family...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Relatable : )

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"If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again."
Mary Beth Danielson

things I will do this week:

  1. clean my room (or possibly literally die)
  2. buy a new hard drive for my laptop : (
  3. have coffee with Jen
  4. homework
  5. grocery shopping
  6. finally finish The Amber Spyglass
  7. replace the lightbulb in the kitchen string lights

Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Someday, when I know more, I'd like to write about deeper things."
Julie from Julie by Catherine Marshall

Monday, April 13, 2009

Oooohhh allergies...

All of the pretty trees are blooming, and my allergies are hitting me hard today! I'm going to have to run to the drugstore over lunch to grab something so that my sneezing and sniffling doesn't drive my cube mates crazy today!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

"April showers bring May flowers"

I woke up to the sound of raindrops on my window this morning. I really love the rain--I wish that today was Saturday so that I could just curl up and read a book inside today.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Blah: Homework for the Week

  1. Feasibility Study
  2. Presentation
  3. NOAN Extra Credit write-up
  4. Weekly Briefing Paper
  5. Take-Home Midterm
  6. SPSS Mega-Project
  7. MGT 496 Exam 2
  8. IS 301 Exam 2/Study Guide

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I just finished watching Steel Magnolias after falling asleep in the middle of it last night. For some reason I cry every single time I watch this movie. Isn't it sad and beautiful at the same time that life goes on after we lose someone we love?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Way behind schedule...

In Rachel land, Spring begins on March 1st. Maybe I'm getting older and more patient, or maybe I'm just getting older and busier, but I just got around to taking down the remainder of my winter decorations and I put up all of my little floral string lights and lanterns in the kitchen and outside tonight. I stayed in (when I had a date for the night!) for some much-needed down time and grooming (plus, all of my good clothes are wet and drying from doing laundry down at my parents' house today). Ahhh...the soft glow of little floral lanterns and string lights just make me happy : )

Friday, April 3, 2009

Note to self

Things to get while home this weekend:
  1. dress from Valerie
  2. necklace from Valerie (oops! she already gave this back to me!)
  3. hanging flower baskets from Mom

Another year

I once read somewhere that you should write a letter to yourself every year on your Birthday. Well, it's been nearly a month since my Birthday now, but I think that I'll still sit down and do that this weekend. I hope that the 25-year-old version of me will be able to laugh when I read it.

“It's spring fever.... You don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

Mark Twain

And I have it bad...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

This weekend, I will:

1. visit my mom
2. do laundry
3. clean the kitchen
4. clean my bathroom
5. clean my bedroom
6. clean the living area
7. get all of my homework done
8. put up Spring decorations!
9. return library books
10. file my taxes

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Looking forward to...

coffee with Jen today! We haven't had a chance to sit down and talk for over three weeks : (