Sunday, December 22, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Well, the anticipation (and the slight anxiety) has dissipated, and I know have a better understanding as to how it works. A majority of the class requires A LOT OF WRITING. I have come to realize, however, that the THREE English classes that I have taken (with Professor Taylor and Baxley) definitely has not prepared me for writing. I now need to re-learn MLA format to write my essays for this Speech class. In addition, Professor Daly has explained how we will be presenting our speeches. He has stated that we will either send him a video file or present it to a group or Toastmasters (there are several options he has mentioned).
Week 1 begins.... not a lot of reading, but a lot of writing. Also, one self-assessment! How would one do an analysis? I'll let you know once I figure it out!
Monday, May 06, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Easter comes upon us on Sunday. It represents NEW LIFE, thus, new beginnings. Monday, April 1st, brings on a new start. I begin my internship on that day with Merit Lilin, a company that provides monitoring systems. It is the "break" that I have been needing since I was permanently "laid off" by Tetra Tech almost a year and a half ago. This internship, though it is unpaid, is something that will eventually lead me to the career that I have been longing to have since I went to CSUF 19 years ago.
Fingers crossed that things will go well... Update on Monday!
Friday, March 29, 2013
- Half of a large cauliflower
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup mozarella cheese, thinly shredded
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic (dry or fresh)
- 1/2 tsp onion salt
- 1/2 c tomato-basil marinara or pizza sauce
- 1/2 c mozarella cheese, thinly shredded
- Canadian bacon, sliced
- 1/2 c pineapple tidbits
|Grate the cauliflower with the box grater, using the big holes, until you have approximately 2 cups.|
Microwave the cauliflower for 8 minutes to dry it out.
|Next, add the egg, cheese and spices. Mix together.|
Preheat the oven to 450ºF.
Spray a 9" round pizza pan or cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
|Press the cauliflower mixture onto the pan (as above).|
Spray top of "crust" with nonstick spray.
|Heat in oven for 10-15 minutes or golden brown.|
|Add sauce and 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.|
Then, top with Canadian bacon and pineapple.
Finally, top the pizza with the remaining cheese.
|Set oven to broil, and put pizza under broiler for 3-4 minutes (or until cheese melts).|
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It's been over a couple of years since my mom passed away. There isn't a day that doesn't go by where I don't come across something that will remind me of what she said or did. I still can't believe that she isn't here, and I truly miss her. OK, so my point for this blog was because, the the first couple of episodes, "Army Wives" has done a farewell tribute of some sort to Kim Delaney's character, Claudia Joy Holden. As I watched these two episodes, I closely related to Emmalin, the character's youngest and only surviving daughter. I felt her grief, her sorrows and tears, her need to drop everything to care for her father. I went through that. It brought me back to that day I walked through the front door, and received the news from my dad.... the day of my mom's memorial.... her cremation... and finally, bringing her to the Philippines for her final resting place. I was heartbroken that my mom had requested all of this. The thought of not having her close for me to visit her. However, I knew that she will always be with me in spirit. I was saddened over the thought of not having her at my college graduation, watch me get married, and to hold her grandchild -- everything that Emmalin wished that Claudia Joy would be sharing these memories with her.
I am now beginning to feel OK with my mom being gone in her physical state. Every once in awhile, I feel her spirit around me. Every so often, the grief that I have felt for almost two and a half years comes back, in particular, the holidays. There are times I would recall with my husband all the best memories I have of my mom. Those are sometimes the happiest, but yet the saddest times I will feel.
Ok, well, I thank you for letting me share this...
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
The reading assignment for my English Composition class has a few suggestions on how to be an "active college reader." The author, Santi Buscemi, states the following:
● Preparing to read: Survey
● Reading and taking notes: Engage the text
● Writing an informal outline: Strengthen your grasp of the text
● Conversing with the text: Read it again
● Summarizing: Make what you have read your own
● Responding and Critiquing: Evaluate what you have read
● Synthesizing: Bring ideas together in a new statement
All excellent suggestions to help become a better reader, and eventually a better writer! I do admit that these have all been suggestions, but never taken seriously during my early years. This will allow me to see my reading in a different perspective!
OK, don't mind what I have next... these are some favorite "quotes" or tips that I liked in my reading of the assignment.
"Reading, like writing, involves discovery."
"Be skeptical; don't believe everything you read. After all, even villains and liars have had their works published."
"Summarizing improves comprehension."
Sunday, January 06, 2013
|Mini Taco Bites|