Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Recaps of Sunday and Monday

Ok, so at the request and persistent request of a few people who will remain nameless for this post, I now finally feel human enough to get this out there for you guys.
If you've been reading then you know I went to Oklahoma Sunday with Taylor's parents. Well despite my worst fears things actually went smoothly for the most part. Leah wasn't looked down like a plaque or anything for being there, no one made any snyde comments, and no one complained about taking me to take her out. My only real issue and notice I say issue was someone who was there playing too. I had Leah following Taylor's mom since I couldn't see well in there and I definately couldn't hear. Well, on our trips around the casino Leah was doing great, following without any major problems until someone stopped her. Want to know how they stopped her, they stuck their hand out there like they were going to pet her and she stopped in her tracks and was ready to eat some attention up. Well because said person stopped Leah Taylor's mom kept on going thinking we were still following, until she turned around to say something and I wasn't there lol. I said a few words with the person, about how my dog is a working dog and I am blind and that she was following my family so I knew where to go and thanks to them I was now lost and didn't know where my family had gone. You know what all they said was I am sorry, and didn't even offer to help me find them! That was total bullshit! But we only eneded doing half of the trip we had planned since everyone was really tired by like 3 and ready to go home. Taylor's dad and brother were a bit aggravating his dad more than anyone because we were trying to regroup to leave and we couldn't let him go anywhere because he would just sit down and start playing again and it was next to impossible to get him off it. So we ended up home about 6 that evening, and I was pooped I had been up since 4:30 that morning and I think Leah was starved even though I had been feeding her small amounts of kibble and ice through the day along with some water here and there. Once again, my private pooper wouldn't poop while we were there so I felt a little silly prepared for the worst lol. But went to bed semi early for us at least that night. I had school the next day the first day of school to be truthful. Oh boy, I woke up at like 8 that morning wide awake realizing I had only slept for a little less than 8 hours, that should've been my first clue to what kind of day I was going to have. Well, I got ready packed myself a lunch and made sure I had lots of water for Leah and myself because it was only like 9:30 and it was hot! Well, glad I did, because before the day was over the temp had gotten to 108 and the heat index was hotter than the devils butt crack lol. (I just made that one up lol) Archery went well, he said we wouldn't go outside and start shooting till it cooled off a bit, which is good. Wednesday we are going to the library to learn how to email him assignments in blackboard and to start a written assignment on the "ABC's of Archery Safety" yeah sounds kind of stupid but whatever. So, we got out of there early and I went to check on where I would be meeting the person who was in charge of helping me with my classes and the room we usually used was no longer available to us. So, I threw a small fit about refusing to work in the library and stalked off. I went to my friend who is the assisstant to the dean and also in charge of room schedules and told her what was going on. She found a class room that we could work in, but once we got there after my special topics class we found the internet didn't work in there. Anyways more about tutoring later. So, I ate lunch after that talking to my friend while she worked and listening to the people come and go. I then tried to return my biology book since I had extra time but the line in the bookstore had looped all the way around the store so I gave up and left. Then I decided to go back to my friends office and wait out the time till it was ok to head over for class. She had asked me to come out side and smoke with her and I agreed, and I had let Leah off her leash to do her business because my friend was watching her and Leah does really on campus about not wandering off. Well, talking to my friend and listening to Leah's tags jingle to keep an ear out for where she was, when all of a sudden my friend leaned over and whispered "Leah just pooped" I was mortified. In the 2 years she has been on campus she never pooped on campus! So, I asked my friend if I got the sack I brought my lunch in would she show me where it was so I could pick it up. Well in the process of picking up the deposit, the maintenence person came up to me and asked what I was doing, I simply stated that I was picking up after my dog. To which his reply was, "Don't do that" and I was like what? and he said they prefer for the dogs to poop on campus where people don't walk because its free fertilizer. The man whom I was speaking to is really nice and I have spoken with him before and he playfully told me he would beat me for throwing his free fertilizer away lol. Well, I told him that I had already picked up and wasn't about to put it back and he laughed. So, I tied up the deposit and gathered up my stuff since I needed to head over to class. My grandmother had painted my lit professor a picture since she found out he was my fave and I had been trying to get it to him since the end of may and I also had a picture of myself and him that we had taken at the awards ceremony in may as well that I wanted to give him. Well I caught him before class in front of the student center smoking a cigar and had the pictures under my arm, with the deposit in my hand. When I walked up he was all like "Oh, you have the pictures." and i was all like "Yeah, let me just throw something awway first." Then he was all like "Whats in that wal mart sack, you got something good for me?" and he was really wanting the wal mart sack in my hand which had the deposit in my hand. I told him"You don't want this sack, I need to throw it away." He was like well maybe it is something I want don't throw it away." I laughed loudly because I was trying to not be blunt about what was in the sack since there was other people out there, but he was insistant on me giving him the bag until I finally said" Hyles, do you really want this sack?" and he waslike "Maybe" and I was like "Oh, I bet you don't" and he was like " How do you know I don't want it?" and I was like "You are really going to make me say it, its dog shit. I don't think you want it." I laughed really loudly as did alot of other people in hearing distance. He then asked me "Why in the hell are you carrying around dog shit?" He was very confused at this point...and I couldn't stop laughing. I finally said "Well, Leah had to poop and I picked it up and this is the only outside trash can close." He was very disgusted at the fact for a minute and laughed. "I guess thats part of having a dog like that huh?" was his response. "Yeah, but I was told she could poop wherever as long as it wasn't where some one walked that I didn't have/need to pick up." "What? Then we will have dog shit everywhere in that case." "No, this is the first time in 2 years she has ever pooped on campus." "Are you shitting me?" "No, *laughing*" "That poor dog she can hold it better than I can." "No, she is just a private pooper, but don't think she could hold it today so she did what she had to do." "Well she must have developed shame." "Shame?" "Shame like us humans, we can't just go shit in front of people." "I guess, she really just likes to have her privacy. " Then he laughed and I laughed. This teacher is rather old and he has some problems getting up once he has sat down and at this point it was just him and me outside and it was time to go to class, so I asked if he needed help up. He was like no I'll just wait for someone else to help me. I was astonished, and replied "I can help you, you know?" He was like "But you are blind you can't help me up." I told him "Just because I can't see you doesn't mean my arms are broken, now let me help you up." To which he replied "Ok, but if You let me fall, its going to be a blind girls ass." I laughed really hard and helped him up with no problems. He then said to me "Well, I guess you were right, you don't need eyes to do that kind of stuff huh?" I was like "No, I told you my arms work just fine." We went to class while he carried his picture of him and me with him, he had someone else put the painting in his car. Well, we got to class and this particular class is broadcasted with the other campus in Hillsboro and while waiting for the stuff to connect to the other campus he played with the magnification stuff he had put my half of the picture on the screen, and everyone was laughing. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why, so I finally had to ask "Do I really want to know what you are doing?" To which he said to the rest of the class "Its ok, she doesn't know she's blind." I almost died laughing. He then told me that he had put my half of the picture on the screen, and I told him to not subject those people to such torture. He told me "I know its the most awful kind of torture, having to look at a pretty girl isn't it?" I ducked my head and blushed embarrassed. Then he put his half of the picture on the screen and said " Ok, kids this is what you will look like in 20 years if you don't drink your milk and eat your vegetables." I couldn't help laughing. This teacher is my fave because he isn't afraid to joke about my blindness and play it off like a joke and that makes me feel better because of it. Most teachers just try to dance around the fact and some are even afraid to say "Blind" like its a forbidden word or something. Well, once that class was over I went to meet my tutor whom I already knew and we went to try this room my friend had told us was open for the time we wanted. Well when we got there we were drenched in sweat, because it had reached the 108 degrree mark by this time. So, while we cooled off in the room, I was trying to get my computer on the network and I needed a network key so I called the internet person and she came over and said we were trying to connect to the old network and we needed the new one, but needed to download this thing first but had to do it somewhere else in another building and then this room would work for us. So we just decided to go somewhere else for the day. We got started and tryed to to use this lock down browser and it wouldn't work on my computer like the teacher said it would. So, I went to the testing center and took my first quiz for Biology. It was simple 10 questions and I made an 80 only missing 2 questions. I didn't think that was too bad but felt I could've done better. Then we decided to get half of the business law done since we didn't have a book, we only did the discussion board posting for the week. Once we had done all this, we decided we had enough for the day because we had covered the outline for business law and biology. I then went off to tackle the book store one more time and it wasn't that bad this time, but I did run into a lady who works for the school Taylor went to highschool at and she knew him and didn't realize that I was his girlfriend, all she had ever heard was that he was dating a blind girl. She said it was nice to meet me and she was very nice, becauseI knew her daughter from hanging out with some of Taylor's friends. Well, now on to my complaining. Whose bright idea was it to not talk me out of 13 hours? I mean 12 hours has never been a problem before, but 10 of my hours this semester is going to kill me. Biology has lots of quizzes and 5 page papers, Business law has averaging 2 quizzes a week, with a discussion board posting and 2 replies a week, and my special topics class well thats just special. We have to read one fictional vampire book, one non fictional vampire book, not to mention Dracula and this other book called Carmilla. We have to write papers over all of those, and we also have to watch 16 movies or more and keep a movie log of when we watched it, who we watched it with, and a summary of the movie. Yikes! Oh, and the business law class is requiring a reserach paper on Managerial Accounting, which shouldn't be an issue since I am decent at accounting, but I have a feeling that it won't be what I am expecting and its due in Nobember so I should probably start on that paper and the biology papers just to get a head start. I don't think I'll be having much of a sociallife this semester. If this doesn't kill me, than I will have one heck of a GPA,when its over! Well, I didn't want to be bored anymore, and it looks like this semester is just what I asked for, not a whole lot of down time. I am sorry it took me so long to get this up, I was just worn out with not getting a whole lot of sleep and having 2 long days and the heat and humidity yesterday almost killed me. I really was pooped. I also had another early morning this morning because I ahd to get a shot and get groceries, but I jumped at the first chance I had to catch a nap and slept for about a hour or 2 and feel much more human. If Ican go to bed early tonight it would rock, because tomorrow I have to get up at 8 to make sure everything is taken care of before I leave for the day.

I am writing this while I listen to the Rangers game from yesterday on archive, see you know I'm out of it when I don't even have the concentration to watch baseball. So, today I have a double header, just hoping they don't overlap. I tried really hard to not hear anything about the game before I watched it which was really hard since Taylor likes to listen to the sports station and the Rangers game last night seemed to be a hot topic, so I kept holding my ears shut and humming till it was over. That made for an interesting car ride though :) We just went to the top of the 7th, and its 3-0 Rangers, its looking good for us right now. We are playing the Twins,and over all they are a pretty tough team.
Well, thats the scoop on the poop lmao!

Hope you enjoyed,
Amanda Ellen and Leah who is not happy that she has had to work 3 straight days in a row, but she doesn't know she has to work tomorrow too :)


  1. I haven't been reading blogs this week but wanted to see this so I came over this morning. :)

    At least she pooped outside hahahaha!! Niiiice. That professor sounds awesome. Glad Sunday went well. I had some people say hi to Jayden yesterday while we were on the way to the laundry. Jayden stopped so of course I had to tell him no and hop up. The people were like, oh, sorry and I just kept walking. I felt bad because I felt kinda rude, but come on. Geez. I'm pulling a rolling laundry cart behind me and Jayden is pulling me and you're gonna say hi to him? I should have stopped to educate them. Too late now.

    I'm glad you found your family again haha. Sounds like a very exhausting couple of days!

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  3. Oh, yeah. I am glad she did that. We almost had an accident Wednesday though, because I couldn't tell why she was whining while I was tutoring so we took a smoke break and let her have a chance at pottying and sure enough she did it again. Wednesday was weird though cause she did it twice within just a couple of hours. Hoping its just from all the exercise she is getting now that she wasn't getting through the summer. Yeah, I love my prof, he is one of my faves. He's very cool and Awesome! lol, very backwoods and down to earth. He told me Wednesday he is "A equal Oppourtunity Offender"


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