Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Craziness and My Awesome Presentation on Hebrew Names!

This has been a crazy week so far, and it is only Wednesday!

Yesterday night was the big Medallion Reception/ Banquet, which I helped to plan and was the Master of Ceremonies for. I got to sit with Dr. Wilkinson, Dr. Rund, and some other board people... and my boyfriend Scot got to be there too! I owe him a lot for this week, he has bee SUPER supportive of me through my insanity. He helped me set up for the banquet too, and helped me with computer issues, and has been all around a total sweetheart.

Then, after that was over (and it went really well!), I had to finish my Hebrew presentation that I gave today in class. I researched Hebrew names and their meanings, and threw in some Gematria too. Gematria is a form of Hebrew mysticism that looks at a word's numeric value and how it relates to other words. Hmm, maybe I should write a post just on that sometime. Anyway, that went well but it was bittersweet. Today was my last day of Hebrew, ever. I have taken three years of it, and this semester was the highest one you can take at ASU. I began my first day as a little Freshman with Hebrew, and I'm going to miss it! And my professor, the amazing Mrs. Shemer. She is just absolutely phenomenal, and a great asset to ASU. Here is my presentation! Just click the play arrow at the bottom to go through it. I know it doesn't quite fit my blog, but I'm working on being a techy person, ok? :)

Oh, and find the full- screen button. It's too small otherwise (bottom right hand corner).

Then later, I had a Project Humanities meeting with the Deans, and that went well too. After that I went back to work, and got to meet the Dean of the law college! That was cool.

Tomorrow, I am meeting the Vice Chancellor from Plymouth College in Britain with Dr. Wilkinson... I'm SO excited!! And then I get to go to Bible study with Scot. I am having quite the week so far, and I'm really looking forward to the end of the semester when I can finally relax!! But at least this week has had a lot off good mixed in with the stress.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Conversation with Arizona's Women Governors

The Conversation with Arizona's Women Governors was AWESOME. Truly inspiring, and I'm so happy that I got to go as Dr. Wilkinson's special guest. What an honor.

I met Rose Mofford, Arizona's first woman governor. I also got to meet Jane Hull and Jan Brewer, too!

The table in the bottom right corner of the photo is where they sat before going on stage, so you can see how close to them I was. Just a few feet away.

They discussed some of their experiences; successes and failures, sound advice for life, and how being a woman doesn't change the fact that they are there to serve our state. The Honorable Rose Mofford was named this year's AZ Magazine's Woman of the Year, so you can read about it in their latest edition... but I can't help but tell you a little of what Rose said.

"My hands are large, and they are ugly, but they are strong and gentle; always there to greet someone with compassion."

There was a lot to take away from the event, including Rosie's very own specially- commissioned chocolate bars!

"The Hall of Dames" ha ha ha. I'll keep it, along with my memories from that day, forever.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tomorrow~ Governor's Luncheon at the Biltmore!!

I am just amazed at the opportunities I have been given at ASU. Seriously, it's a little ridiculous. Like tomorrow, for instance. I am getting my hair done at 9, my nails done at 10, and then...

I get to go to this!!

And no, not because I paid to go. I am going as Dr. Wilkinson's special guest, and I even get to sit at her table!! I am very much looking forward to it. Right now, I am looking up all of the governors and their histories, because I am trying to select which one to write a profile on. That's the point of me going-- so I can write an article on one of them! How exciting!! And incredibly nice of Dr. Wilkinson. I still can't believe it.

Well, I've said it before, but I'll say it again. I can't take any credit for it; God has definitely directed my steps here at ASU. There's simply no other explanation. :) I'll have to write all about it tomorrow, to let you know how it goes.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Mystery of the Waffle Fries is Solved

My sweet boyfriend is the best.

He took the time to find out how waffle fries are made for me, and not only that, but he actually made a trip to get modeling foam and gave me a live demonstration!

I now know how waffle fries are cut, and how they get all those tiny little holes.

Kudos to Scot! And thank you!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waffle Fries

How do people make waffle fries?

This question has been bothering me. Bothering me enough that this subject gets its own post.

My mom said, "they whittle them." (she was kidding)

I Googled it, and the most popular answer was "it's magic."


Finally, I found someone who said that you use a mandolin and turn it mid- cut, and that makes sense, but then how in the world do you get all those little holes?????

I really, really, really want to know. Anyone have an answer for me?