Friday, 20 April 2007

My Cheatin Heart

It's true. I have been unfaithful..........I am cheating on MySpace. After defending it's honour so many times, I have turned to Facebook. The spouse has had tons of luck finding loads of old grade and highschool and college chums. He is the most popular guy at Facebook. He found his grade three first girlfriend..........and a network of graduates from his highschool. To do any searches on my past I had to I did. And I have found 3 people..THREE PEOPLE!!!! One from highschool and two from somewhere I worked 3 years ago.......cause they would be hard to find! The only other friends I have on top of that are ones that the darling spouse has as well.......and they noticed I was on the site........mostly people that I have as friends here on MySpace. One thing that I will give FaceBook, they make it WAY easier to search for people. I have had a really hard time finding people here on MySpace.........but really.....who am I lookin for???

Currently reading : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) By J. K. Rowling Release date: 16 July, 2005


Say it ain't so!

I cant find you on facebook. Me looked!

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

making new school chums

So I have been back to school for 2 days......that's 3 classes so far. And I am already struggling with some of the very young girls in our class. Yesterday in our very first class a young maybe 20 year old who I will 'Oxana' was about 20 minutes late for class. The campus is complicated and it is easy to get lost so the teacher didn't say anything. As the 5 hour class progressed the teacher made a point of giving us the low down on her class rules. 1. Don't be late or don't bother interrupting. 2. Turn off your cell phone 3. If you are going to miss a class for any reason leave a message with front desk.....among other things. All of her requests/rules were all fair and respectful. Not 20 minutes after she gave these rules, Oxana's phone rings, she answers it and walks out of the class. When she returned about 10 minutes later the teacher repeated the rules and told her if it happened again, she would be marked absent from class (this school is so intensive that if you miss 2 classes, it's instant failure)

Today Oxana was late again, slipped in and sat behind me. Different teacher so she wasn't marked absent but during the lecture she started talking to the girl sitting beside her, about her boyfriend, at full volume. Now these classes are small, like 5 - 20 students small so if someone is talking, it is hard to ignore. After about 10 minutes of this and the teacher saying nothing I put up my hand. The teacher looked to me to ask my question but instead I asked if she would excuse me for a moment and I turned to the offending girls. "I didn't pay enormous amounts of money to hear you talk!" I then turned back to the teacher and said sorry. The teacher winked at me and continued on...

If you know the musical sing along with me...."I wanna be Pop U Lar"

Currently listening : Colour the Small One By Sia Release date: 10 January, 2006


You're gonna be popular, just not as popular as me.

Bobby Meanswell
The behaviour of our 'youth' makes me weep for the future. Good on you for givin' her hell!

Thursday, 5 April 2007

School Supplies

Tuesday of this week was orientation at the 'new school'. We had to meet with student finance, our program director, get all our books and supplies, log into our student portal and then meet for a "Pizza Party" in the auditorium where they took a picture for our student cards. Now this school, besides well know for it's interior design program, is known for its computer animation/graphics program and of the students that are starting this semester, about 75% of them are DnD playing, gaming, Myst card carrying, thick glasses wearing bon-A-fide GEEKS. All of whom felt that a very serious picture on their student card would make them more socially acceptable. Picture after picture as I moved my way up the line, the photographer would do a count down, "3" Student would look into camera, "2" Student would furrow eyebrows together in serious 'deep in thought' pose, "1" Student would tilt head so chin was leaning closer to the camera then forehead and some would flatten lips in strange straight line smile making everyone one of them look like the news anchor from the Muppet Show.....

Being one of only seven, yes SEVEN interior design students accepted this semester, I went a different route

While eating our pizza, the school president spoke to us about the demands of post secondary school, the quanities of homework and demands on our time. He then announced to a room full of people with pocket protectors that they might as well throw out their 'little black books' because they won't have time for a social life.

Shoulda used the Miss Florida picture for your student card. It really captures
Bobby Meanswell
Ahem... do you have a problem with "DnD playing, gaming, Myst card carrying, thick glasses wearing" people? I hope not. I really do. Because I would have phasers to stun...errr...
Poor Geeks...although I can totally see you laughing at them while they got their picture taken, freakin' too funny.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

What I have been up to

I have been getting nasty message, notes and comments that I haven't updated my blog in a long time. I had no idea that my musings were held so dear. MY darling fans.........this is why I have been unable to write. I have been very busy.

I have been busy running for Miss Florida

Miss First Coast Emily Martin 23
Stop Smoking Before It Starts
University of Central Florida
Vocal - Why Haven't I Heard From You?
$3,000 Scholarship

I Have also been singing for the Grand Rapids MI Opera and teaching numerous Yoga and spinning classes

Lyric Soprano Emily Martin is an artist whose career includes appearances on the opera, orchestral and musical theater stages. Besides singing principal roles with companies around the country, she has also been a guest artist in classical and pops concerts with orchestras coast to coast and Europe, including debuts at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Her repertoire includes leading ladies from Susanna, Musetta and Donna Anna to Valencienne, Gretel and Adele. Recently making her debut at The Santa Fe Opera in Peter Grimes, and performing her first Violetta in La Traviata this spring, Emily is looking forward to going back to Chautuaqua this summer.
Emily is certified as a Yoga instructor, Spinning instructor and Reiki practioner. She is also actively pursuing her certifications in personal training and nutrition. Her goal is to maintain her own level of fitness to further her singing career as well as offer her services to other singers to help them acheive and maintain a level of fitness, making their singing strong from the outside in. Please see the "Fit" page for more information.

And with my teaching and writing, when do I have time for Blogging?

Emily Martin
Professor of AnthropologyPh.D. Cornell University 1971.

Research interests include anthropology of science and medicine, gender, money and other measures of value, the ethnography of work, China, U.S.Publications (under the name Emily Martin Ahern until 1984)Books:1973. The Cult of the Dead in a Chinese Village. Stanford: Stanford University Press, reprinted 1988.(Authorized Taiwan edition, Caves Books, 1977, 1986.) 1981. Chinese Ritual and Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The Anthropology of Taiwanese Society, coedited with Hill Gates. Stanford: Stanford University Press. (Authorized Taiwan edition, Caves Books 1981; reprinted SMC Publishing, 1997.)1987. The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction. Boston: Beacon Press.English edition, 1989, Open University Press. German translation, 1989 Die Frau im Krper, Campus Verlag. Winner of Eileen Basker Memorial Prize, 1988Second Edition, 1992Third Edition, forthcoming, 20011994. Flexible Bodies: Tracking Immunity in American Culture from the Days of Polio to the Age of AIDS, Beacon Press. (Japanese translation, 1997)

But my Paper Art does help me relax


Sleepers, Dreamers & ScreamersBy Emily Martin2006. Edition of 15.
9.5 x 7 x 2"; 12 pages. An accordion construction with five double page pop-ups. Printed letterpress with hard covers.

First and last pop-ups constructed using assorted Asian, Western and dollhouse papers. Three middle pop-ups constructed using a handmade cotton and Philippine gampi paper made for the project by Bridgett O'Malley of Cave Paper. Text and figures printed in letterpress on BFK white and buff papers from polymer plates. Font is American Typewriter. Housed in cloth clamshell box with paper title on spine. Paper title label on front of matching cloth covered book boards.
Begun in 2001, Sleepers, Dreamers & Screamers was derailed by events of 9-11. The text was rewritten in the aftermath.
We've all had nightmares. Vivid as they may be there is always that sweet release upon waking. But what happens when events in our waking lives surpass even our most horrific dreams. Where is our release now?
I'm really very tired.....


OMG, that is too funny, you are a freakin' riot!

Bobby Meanswell
I feel your pain. I have a certain 'Mr. M' who is most distraught if I don't update my blog. Fame can be hard...

I never knew your mom's name was Rose Mary. Cool. That makes you Rose Mary's baby.