It's spring time and the little bunny rabbits are prancing in the fields depositing decorative eggs for little children to find.
And while we all celebrate this season, I would like to warn you about the black beans. When you find yourself reaching your hand in a bowl full of jelly beans, don't eat the black ones, they're really gross.

Cop Out

Okay, so I know I haven't been posting regularly and I really should have something super cool and interesting to write about, but I'm tired and I liked reading this on another friend's blog. So this is my cop out for a real post. Hate me if you want, but at least I am doing something.

Five Movies You Can Watch Over and Over:
1. Harry Potter, any of them
2. Gattaca- you know I'm a huge science nerd
3. Winnie the Pooh- I just can't get enough of that silly old bear
4. Emporer's New Groove
5. White Christmas- I'm pretty sure Margs and I watched that in like April last year.

Five embarrassing Songs that You Know All the Words To:
1. I Saw the Sign (Ace of Base) I hope anyone who was alive in the 90's can relate to my pain.
2. Get Another Boyfriend (Backstreet Boys, I know you all think less of me because of this now)
3. Do You Believe (Cher) due to long hours listening to the radio, yuck.
4. Newsies, any of the songs I may know from that movie is embarrassing.
5. Do the Locomotion, thank you 80's (and I loved it when I was a kid)

Five Memorable Halloween Costumes:
1. Parker and Nate as "The Crocodile Hunter"
2. The M&M costume all of the little kids wore
3. my sunshine bear (carebear) costume
4. Brooke as a dead Japanese lady?
5. The millions of Napolean Dynamite's I've seen the past two years.

Five Occupations that You Know You Could Never Do:
1. Teacher for kids under 11 years old. At that point the subject matter being taught is so uninteresting to me I would get bored of it, plus all the little kids running around. I would go crazy.
2. Any job where I don't really get to talk to other people much. I need the social interaction at work or else I get really bored, unmotivated and want to quit.
3. I couldn't work in an ER, I don't want to see people with a nail driven into their hand or any real severe bleeding or anything like that, I'd probably pass out. (Funny I don't mind cadavers though)
4. Managerial work. I like to do my own work. I don't mind being told what work to do, but I know I couldn't tell other people what to do.
5. Um, Fast food, ick.

Five Books You've Recently Read Outside of Schoolwork:
It's sad but there aren't any except the Book of Mormon, which is good a book, I just wish I had more time to read for my own leisure. Everything I read really is for school.

Five Ways to Perfectly Spend an Afternoon:
1. Doing nothing with Matt
2. Picnic and a nice walk
3. Going to a matinee
4. Sitting and relaxing after cleaning up the house
5. Taking a small trip to Park City or Salt Lake, somewhere close (I'm really excited about the Strawberry Festival in Payson this summer)

Not Your 5 Favorite Foods, But the 5 You're Most Likely Eating:
1. Something easy to fix like Mexican chicken and rice or Tortilla soup
2. E.L. Fudge cookies
3. Girl Scout cookies... Thanks Mom!
4. Cereal
5. Salad, made from whatever's in the fridge

So, that's the end. I hope you are okay with my lame excuse for a post.

It was Mattie's big day today, too bad he had to work. I got to have half the day with my mom, sister and aunt. We went out to lunch and got pedicures. I'm going snowboarding tomorrow with my family, so I don't know how well the pedicure will hold. It's a price I'm willing to pay. Matt has to work again tomorrow, so he's really missing out on all the festivities. Hopefully it was made up for with all of the great camping gifties and a delicious dinner at Red Lobster, yum!

The Testing Center

I don't know what possessed those people at the Testing Center to start assigning categories of greatness for how well they felt you did on a test.

Background info* at the BYU testing center after you turn in a scantron exam you can see your grade on a tv screen before you leave. The screen will have your id number, your test score and then a space next to that for them to leave their own comments about how well you performed on your exam. I'm not sure what the exact grading rubric is, but it's something like 90 - Good Job! 92 - Wow! 94 - Fantastic! 96 - Awesome! etc. I think the idea behind the whole thing is ridiculous.

I got a 96.6 on an exam I took this weekend. Right next to my score was a big "Awesome!" While a 96 is certainly deserving of an "awesome" who's to say an 85 isn't. Let's take my Molecular Biology class I took my sophmore year for an example. The first test we had was out of 140 points when we took it. The professor put a cut off of 100 points on the exam though. So if I got a 96/140 approximately a 70% the testing center would not have given me an awesome even though in reality the professor considered the score to be a 96%. The final for that class I got 124 out of 180, and since the professor made the cut off at 120 that meant I got 100% on the final. Was that reflected with an "Awesome" at the testing center? Nope.

Maybe I see this happen often because of the kind of exams I take; pretty much no one gets in the 'A' range with the exams I take for class. The professor will curve the exam after it has been taken, so while the highest score may have been an 80 they didn't get that "Awesome" at the testing center that they certainly deserved.

Anyways, what I'm basically trying to say is the testing center should mind their own business. I don't think they can properly consider how good a score really is. I mean my 29/30 on my religion exam, that got me an Awesome this weekend, was not as great of an accomplishment as the 124/180 on my Molecular biology exam, which definitely did not get awarded any title by the testing center.


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