Category Archives: Miscellaneous

“Pursue Your Passion, Make a Good Living, Change the World”

A few weeks ago, I discovered that Bill Nye, the famous scientist, comedian, and television host, was speaking at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as part of their Geek Week and part of The Distinguished Lecture Series. Being that I grew up as part of the generation which watched his show Bill Nye the Science Guy, I knew I wanted to go. Fortunately, I was able to secure tickets, and last Monday, my boyfriend and I sat ourselves in the back of the large conference room where the event was to be held. It was with an almost childlike anticipation and excitement that I waited with baited breath for his appearance.

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5 Reasons I Still Love Halloween as An Adult

As I get older, I find myself adoring Halloween more and more. Of course, it has been some years since I feigned to be a country music singer, a princess, and a zombie soccer player, but it still does not mean the spirit of the holiday lessens for me. The following are 5 reasons Halloween is still one of my favorite holidays of the year.

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A Truly Unexpected Journey: A Review of The Hobbit, Part 2

Last post I summarized some popular complaints about the new movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Today, I will be talking about some of the more positive things!

And now is the time for why I LOVED this movie (this is a lot more fun to write about)!

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A Truly Unexpected Journey: A Review of The Hobbit, Part 1

Disclaimer: The following post contains spoilers from Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit. If you have not seen the movie and do not want to know what happens, please do not read further. Otherwise, I would enjoy a good debate on the following topic.

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Mastering Moodle (Or, Amy’s First Attempt at Playing Professor)

I’ll admit it, I’m not a technology whiz. I may have a computer or three, but that doesn’t mean I always know what I’m doing. This seems laughable given that I work for the University of Wisconsin Colleges Online doing a lot of work in an online learning environment.

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