Wednesday, March 30, 2011

So this one time...

ADVICE: Quadruple check on finals and presentation dates! Triple checking isn't good enough, because that's what I did, and it still didn't help!

Presentations for my English class final papers started this week.  Today was originally a "work day (so, no class), and then presentations were going to start Friday.  On the sign-up sheet for a day, I knew I had the first day, and in my planner I put that as Friday.  Low and behold I get to class today and I am actually assigned to TODAY!  We had added on today as a presentation day and it didn't click in my head.  Ohhhh snap.  I had zero powerpoint done.  My teacher was going to let me do it another day if I wanted to, but that would make my presentation go from 10 minutes to like 3 minutes, which would really, really suck.  So I used the 30 minutes of other people presenting to make a powerpoint and then just did it on the fly.  Can I be so bold as to say that I totally nailed it?  I must work well under pressure-- and Heavenly Father definitely heard my urgent pleas for help.  Right after I finished a whole bunch of people came up to me and told me that it was really good and they were shocked that I hadn't had any powerpoint done at the start of class.  Whew!  I'm super thankful for those spur-of-the-moment teaching jobs for my work that have made me confident in front of a class and that I know so much about my research topic.
Now I basically just need to fine tune my paper to hand in on Friday and show up to class and I'm done English 315!  It's probably for the better that I just got it over and done with.  Maybe I could have done better if I had a bit more time, but I can't do anything about it now, so it's alllll good.  No worries!

On another note, I dream of Canada every night-- especially now that I know we're going soon.  Here are some blast from the past pictures from a certain camping trip that I feel the world should remember.

The time Katie threw Baines in the river
The time I weighed 300lbs


  1. Hahaha you're so good at life. I often have moments in class like that when I have no right to do well but then I nail it. So then I'm proud of how good I am at life but then I remember that there are others like you in life who put me to shame. On another note, I didn't throw Baines into the river, she threw me! Then I caught her when she was dying despite the fact that she had it in for me. And hey, now you know that when you do weigh 300 lbs, you'll still have friends to help you through your troubles, in this case it will be exercise.

  2. Sara Baines SmartMarch 30, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Haha i think this is my favorite post from you BY FAR. sweet job at the power point by the way. don't you just feel great when you know how little work you did on a assignment and yet you ace it? that's awesome. PS i did not intentionally throw you in the river. it was a mistake...although u gotta admit that it was definitely funny