Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blog Post 1

About Me

I was born on June 17, 1992, and I have two brothers and one sister. I am the youngest; they are 15 years older, 12 years older, and 10 years older than I am. I lived in Mobile until I was 13 then I moved to Grand Bay until I was 19. Despite living in Grand Bay, I went to Davidson High School. We've had many animals including chickens, a horse, two goats, two pigs, nine dogs, a rabbit, and a cat, but we currently only have three chickens, a goat, a pig, four dogs, and a cat. As you can tell, we really love animals at my house, or at least, I do. In my apartment, however, I can only keep my cat. A few other things I love are dance, volleyball, cheerleading, softball, color guard, soccer, and making crafty things. Although, I no longer dance, play volleyball, do cheerleading, play softball, or play soccer for a team anymore, but I am in the South Alabama Jaguar Marching Band Color Guard.

When I was younger I didn't really dream about being a teacher, but my Mom was a teacher so I was around it all the time. She even used to let me help her set up her classroom, decorate boards, and grade simple things. Once I got a little bit older I realized how much I loved helping her with these things and how much I wanted to be like her. She also went to South Alabama so I guess in a way, I'm pretty much just following in her foot steps, but I love children and teaching so it's an ideal choice for me. 

Randy Pausch on Time Management

I didn't know anything about Randy Pausch when I first watched this video, but this video perked my interest so I found out that he actually had passed away in July of 2008 from pancreatic cancer which is depressing for obvious reasons but also because he will no longer be around to share his wisdom and experience. I learned a lot from his video, Randy Pausch on Time Management. He gives four questions you should ask yourself when thinking about a task at hand, and he discusses doing things right versus doing the right things. I also learned to plan at multiple levels. You must have a plan for the day, the week, and the semester. As long as you have this plan, you can change it as you go. And finally, I learned some things about to do lists. To do lists requiring breaking things down into small steps, and doing the thing you least want to, first. All in all this was a very helpful video on time management. 


  1. You are the second EDM310 student to report that they live in a zoo!

    You will watch Randy Paunch's Last Lecture later in the course. It is extremely powerful!

  2. I love animals too! I have always had dogs and cats growing up! But unfortunatly I can't have any animals in the apartment I live in now! I also foudnd the video VERY helpful. I will definitely be taking some of Pausch's advice! It is very sad though to here that he has passed away! Good luck this semester!

  3. Dr. Strange: Now, that we have watched his last lecture, I completely agree. It was extremely powerful, and without this class I never would have seen it.

    Brooklyn: I had to pay to have my cat in my apartment, and I wish that I could have my dog as well. However, she's too large, and she loves the outside. I think my Dad's house is a much better place for her.