May. 5th, 2010

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May. 5th, 2010 01:47 pm
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So here goes. Going to try the blog thing YET again. Hopefully this time I'll keep it up, which I definitely need to do. I have a bad habit of not finishing what I start, especially when it comes to blogging. But I think that if I keep up with this new idea I got and get some followers, maybe I'll come up with a few interesting things to say.

First off, introductions. My name is Claire. I'm 21 and in college to be a Biology Teacher, which is getting more exhausting every day.

So, how am I going to keep up this blog when others have fallen by the wayside? Well, I was "Stumbling" around the Internet and came across this article. Since I have been struggling with my weight for a few years, never being able to control myself enough to keep it where I want, I thought this would be a really cool idea. So I called my grandfather when I got home for the summer from school, and yesterday he came over and cut a board for my own treadmill computer desk. (Pictures under the cut.) In addition, I'm going to walk to pic my little brother up from school for the rest of May until he's done for the year. We only live about 1.5 miles from the school, so it's really not a big deal to walk, and it feels really good by the time I get back. I just hope this works, because it's certainly tiring me out.

Treadmill Desk )

And now for the meat of this first entry. I want this blog to be about random things I see during the day. And while I was writing this entry, I've also been watching Gossip Girl online, because every girl is allowed to have a few guilty pleasures. Anyway, it was on one of those commercial breaks, and the commercial was about Cervical Cancer. I've been seeing a lot of these commercials on various online sites like Hulu and Fancast, and they're all deceptively cheery. "What if I meet someone? What if he likes me too? What if he gives me HPV?" Dun dun DUN! That, along with all the bright colors. . . it's creepy. I mean, I know HPV and Cervical Cancer are huge things. I got the Guardasil shots, and I learned all about HPV and cancer in my Cell Biology class this past semester. I just get weirded out by the happy-turn-sad commercials.

It reminds me of all the tampon commercials and how much I love the ones that make fun of the happy ones. It's a topic of conversation around my dorm apartment. Four girls living together for nine months out of the year? Tampon conversations are bound to come up.

Sorry if it's kind of a gross topic to start out a blog, but it's what I saw, so it's what I wrote.

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May. 5th, 2010 10:04 pm
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It always creeps me out a little/gets me excited when I hear my hometown mentioned on TV shows. I'm from Tallahassee, FL, which, as not too many people know, is the capital of the state.

For instance, there's an episode of Brotherly Love (I miss this show so much), where Matt doesn't know what the capital of Florida is (The first instance is at about minute 4 in Part 1.), and I can't express how much I loved this episode when I was younger. The joke continues through the whole episode, and it really shows how a lot of people think. Most people think that the capital is Orlando, or Miami, or Disney World. But no, it's up here in Tallahassee.

What creeps me out is shows like Criminal Minds. I don't normally watch it, but my mother does, and she turned it on tonight while I was still in the room and I heard them talking about Tallahassee. The episode was all about a couple of serial killers in the Tallahassee area. And at one point, they talk about FSU. . . my university. I mean, I know it's just a show, but Ted Bundy was not just a show. I get nervous walking around campus at night, since my father is a police officer, I've always been told not to walk alone, so I don't.

I'm just glad I've got three more months before I'm back on campus.

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