Honesty Survey from Facebook

1.What was the last thing you put in your mouth?  My toothbrush

2.Where was your profile picture taken? Jake & Emily Miley’s wedding

3.Can you play Guitar Hero? Of course 🙂

4.Name someone who made you laugh today? Lo.  “I like ’em big; I like ’em chunky.”  Ummmmyeah.  🙂

5.How late did you stay up last night and why? 2:30ish to watch The Proposal

6.If you could move somewhere else, would you? Yes, definitely yes.

7 Ever been kissed under fireworks? No.

8. Which of your friends lives closest to you? Ummm… I think Andrew Bruner…

9. Do you believe exes can be friends? Yes, my closest friend is technically my ex.  But to be honest, it doesn’t always work, nor it is always a good idea.

10. How do you feel about Dr Pepper? 23  flavors of deliciousness

11. When was the last time you cried really hard? Sometime in the past month…?

12. Who took your profile picture? Christy Boggs.

13. Who was the last person you took a picture of? Group pic of Rich, Katelyn, Cary, and Matt.

14. Was yesterday better than today? Ummm… I don’t know?  Both had their ups and downs…

15. Can you live a day without TV? Yes.

16. Are you upset about anything ? Upset? No…. worried?  Bothered?  Yea…

17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it? Definitely, but they are hard work.

18. Are you a bad influence? Depends… but I would say mostly good.

19. Night out or night in? I need definitions of ‘night out’ and ‘night in’ to really answer that question…

20. What items could you not go without during the day? Cell phone, clothes, water, pen & paper, coffee…

21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? My grandmother.

22. What does the last text message in your inbox say? “I love you too.”

23. How do you feel about your life right now? It is a rollercoaster.  Up and down.  Here and there.  But it is good.  🙂

24. Do you hate anyone?  No.

25. If we were to look in your face book inbox, what would we find? Many messages.  What else would you find in an inbox?

26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass? Of course 🙂

27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before? Yes.

28. What song is stuck in your head? Strangely enough, I don’t have a song stuck in my head at the moment.

29. Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m., who do you want it to be? Honestly?  One of my close friends.

30.Wanna have grandkids before you’re 50? Absolutely not.

31. Name something you have to do tomorrow? Write a Spanish presentation.

33. Do you smile a lot? I don’t know… sometimes?

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On Rough Drafts

I am a senior in college studying English Literature, which means that my major consists of reading, extreme analysis, and then writing about it.  I don’t take too many tests, but I do write quite a few papers.  And, like a typical English major, I usually procrastinate on writing my papers until late the night before they are due.  Or even the days before they are due.  At my worst moments, hours before I am to hand in a paper analyzing some text through a theoretical lens, printing it off just in time to head to class.  The blessing and curse of the situation is that I can get away with it.  I have never had to put more effort into a paper, so I don’t.  My work is quality and earns me decent grades.  Why fix something that works?

Recently, I had a week away from my ‘normal’ life because I didn’t get to see my best friend.  Needless to say, I was quite bored.  And for the first time ever, I decided to give the concept of the rough draft a try.  I had the time; the concept seriously intrigued me.  I was fascinated by the idea.  So, I outlined a paper over a week and a half before it was due.  A detailed outline, complete with page numbers for quotes supporting my argument.  Then I left it alone.  Now old habits die hard, so yesterday morning, I returned to my outline and decided to freewrite a rough draft – to let my thoughts and words just spew all over the page without any organization whatsoever.  I had planned to return to my rough draft last night to write the final draft in typical late night before English major fashion.  However, I found myself exhausted and slightly sick, so I decided sleep was in order and procrastinated on my final draft until this morning at 7 am – 4.5 hours before it was due.  It was very much less stressful to complete my final draft because I had put so much work into it already.  And I found that my thoughts were much more clearly organized.  Spewing words yesterday helped me identify themes, as well as pointless detail that I could eliminate – essential given the fact that I had a strict page limit and list of topics I was to cover within the narrow 4-5 page limit.  I actually finished the paper, within the narrow confines of the page limit, approximately an hour and a half before it was due without stressing out about it at all.  I have decided that the rough draft is a very beneficial idea; I regret being so doggedly stubborn in my insistence to avoid it in the past.  My work could potentially be better – something I would greatly delight in.  My curiosity has led to quite the discovery and further intrigue.  How will my work in the future improve if I choose to write rough drafts?  I suppose only time will tell…