July 31st, 2007 by Janene
Five for Fighting has a neat way of raising money and awareness for certain charities. Every time you watch one of the videos on their site they donate up to $0.49 to the particular charity.
I watched the video for Autism Speaks titled “Our Boys, Our Purpose”. It is a well done video with some interesting facts about Autism. I hope you take the time to watch it.
“Wishing life were different doesn’t change reality”
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July 30th, 2007 by Janene
Four Jobs I’ve Had:
- Assistant Manager at Five Buck Pizza
- Billing Specialist
- Speech Aide
- Speech-Language Pathologist
Four Films I Could Watch Over and Over:
- What About Bob
- Liar Liar
- Bourne Identity
- Bourne Supremacy
Four Places I’ve Lived:
- Only Utah
Four Favorite TV Shows:
- Hell’s Kitchen
- Friends (I think I’ve seen almost every episode)
- Dirty Jobs
Four Favorite Foods:
- Anything Italian
- Any kind of wraps
- Small Sweet Pork Salad at Costa Vida
- Cheeseburger and Fries at Ab’s Drive-In
Four Websites I Visit Daily
- Whatever comes through my Google Reader
Four Places I would Rather Be
- Eating out with friends and/or family
- The movies
Four People I am Going to Tag:
- My Husband
- Anyone else who wants to participate
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading a few more random facts about me.
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July 25th, 2007 by Janene
Do you ever feel like your life is too busy and overwhelming? Are there things happening in your life that you wish you could fix or make better? Do you worry about stupid things or have trouble sleeping at night? I do. Especially recently. I don’t even think I could explain what’s happening or how I’m feeling but the great thing is God already knows. Tonight I was doing my Bible study lesson and came upon these verses:
Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do his, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus
Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
How awesome is that? That is exactly what I needed to hear. God is so good.
I just may need to print these verses and carry them around with me for a couple of days.
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July 24th, 2007 by Janene
A couple of days ago I posted a brain teaser.
The answer is: strength
Were you able to figure it out?
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July 21st, 2007 by Janene
I enjoy reading several different blogs and lately I have seen a couple of posts titled “Meme“. In these posts they answer a bunch of random questions and I thought it was kind of fun so here is my first meme.
Never in my life have I: been skiing and I live in Utah! Crazy I know but I plan on going eventually.
High School was: when I totaled the first car my parents bought me.
When I’m nervous: I talk too fast and don’t have very good eye contact.
My hair: is to my shoulders – the longest I’ve had it in almost 10 years. I am still deciding if I want to continue to grow it out.
When I turn my head to the left: I get a sharp pain in the right side of my neck. (I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and it’s been acting up lately. I think it’s time to see a Physical Therapist again.)
I should be: exercising every day but who has the time? (Besides my husband who bikes to work).
By this time next year: I should be certified as a Speech-Language Pathologist and hopefully feel more confident in what I am doing.
I have a hard time understanding: why people don’t meet my high expectations.
My ideal breakfast is: a bacon, egg and cheese croissant…so yummy but fattening. That is why I usually have yogurt and a granola bar.
If you visit my hometown: you will see LDS church buildings on every street (almost).
If you spend the night at my house: you’ll probably have to sleep on the couch and listen to my husband’s bird chirp.
I shouldn’t have been: so rude to my grandmother when I was younger.
Last night: I spent time visiting my sister-in-law and playing with my nieces who are in town for the weekend.
If I could have any car, it would be: paid for, low miles and nice looking.
I hope you have enjoyed these random facts about me. If you have your own blog, consider doing this meme too.
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July 21st, 2007 by Janene
What English word of 8 letters has 7 consonants and 1 vowel?
Do you know the answer (without googling it)? Good luck!
I’ll post the answer in a little bit.
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July 10th, 2007 by Janene
I have explained glottal fry to my husband a couple of times and he told me about a coworker of his that does it a lot. I guess he told them to stop doing it and he found this written on their dry erase board the other day:
I thought it was hilarious. I’m not sure how many people see this dry erase board but I think it might start some interesting conversations.
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July 3rd, 2007 by Janene
I am quickly learning the joys of working a full-time job (plus a PRN job) and keeping up with the housework, checking my email and RSS feeds (a very important task) and just plain relaxing. It’s almost as hard as school was. Just kidding!
I think once I get settled into my job at the school district, things will get much easier. However, I am a little nervous for the articulation class I will be teaching every Wednesday. The goal of the class is to teach 2 1/2 year olds how to pronounce certain speech sounds correctly (e.g. “k”, “g”, “m” and “n” to name a few). I will have two separate classes with eight kids in each and one of their parents will attend the class with them (since I will mostly be teaching the parents how to help their kids talk correctly). Sounds like fun huh? I will have to let you know how it goes. It will definitely be a challenge to come up with activities associated with the certain sounds but luckily I have an aide that will be helping me.
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