Thursday, February 26, 2009

The pajama pant problem

So, for some reason, I feel like it is wasteful to buy clothing to sleep in. So, I only have one pair of dedicated pajama pants and I didn't buy them. I wear my running clothes to sleep in, which works very well. Especially if you're planning to go for a run first thing in the morning. However, sometimes my body gets confused when I come home from a busy day and put on my running clothes with intention to run. All of the sudden I find myself curled up on the couch with a book. Oh no.

Monday, February 23, 2009

RSS and a private blog

Since my blog is private, you're not able to get updates through Google reader or on your blog sidebars, which makes us all sad since you may miss some exciting post. After some contemplation, I think I may have solved the problem by creating a public blog with links to this blog. You may subscribe to which I will update with links to this blog so you won't miss a thing.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Okapi y mi hermanita

Andrea is too funny: check out her blog

Dressed in white

Today I am entering the House of the Lord to make sacred covenants. My heart is full of gratitude for the atonement and my knowledge of our Heavenly Father's plan of salvation. It is by no other name that we can be saved than through Jesus Christ. I add my witness that Christ's church has been restored again upon the earth and that through participating in sacred ordinances we can return to live with our Father again.

Here is some information about the basic beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I love my job

S: Hello, excuse me, T-Rex needs to use the bathroom.

Me: Oh, the dinosaur bathroom is in the trash can.

S: Okay, thanks.

Me: Did T-Rex wash his hands?

S: No, where’s the sink?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Two left feet

This is what happens when I pack too quickly.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A rose by any other name?

Well, here's the story:* I grew up in a family that was fairly adverse to nick names. My parents were very thoughtful about the names they chose for their children and wanted people to use the names that were carefully selected. So, growing up I was always Jocelyn /ɑsəlɪn/ with three syllables, not to be confused with Jozlin /ɑzlɪn/.

Somewhere along the line, my older sister started calling me Joc the Boss (pronounced with a /s/, not a /k/). While I stayed with her in the dorms during my high school easter vacation, she labeled my yogurt Joc. Her friend Ben came over and said who is "Jock?" This began a conversation that I've had for years, "no it's ʤɑs."

Finally, my friend Adri, kindly informed me that I need to start spelling it Joce if I want to use this nick name. I kicked and screamed for a little bit because I have an aversion to the derivative Jocie and I feared that people would pronounce it that way. However, as usual, Adri was right and Joce is now the current preferred nick name.

So moral of the story, you may call me Jocelyn or Joce, but I would prefer the discontinuance of Joc or Jozlin.

*This is the other way that I recount stories other than "there I was minding my own business."

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A CATastrophe averted

The problem: A cat who won't be pet.
Aha! I have an idea. Perhaps Mina would benefit from a social story.The results:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

An update to my 5 year plan

This summer I will be moving to Washington, D.C. for a new adventure and a change of scenery. This will give me an opportunity to research doctoral programs in person, since the majority of speech language pathology programs are back east. I'm looking into working as a speech therapist in various settings. Right now I'm leaning toward expanding my career experience by working in a children's hospital.

I will deeply miss Riverside and the amazing network of friends I have here. I've turned into a sponge as I'm trying to soak in all the sights, sounds, smells, and smiles of Riverside.

As I begin the job application process, I will be going private in the next few weeks. If you would like to be invited to read my blog, please send me an email at jocelyn dot bethany at gmail dot com.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dancing ladies at the Bellagio

I know you were expecting something a bit more racy than Oncidium Orchids from the title .

While visiting Andrea in Henderson we happened upon a new friend. His name is Okapi. He's related to a giraffe and enjoys eating homemade pepperoni pizza, finding bargains at Nordstrom Rack, exercising early on Saturday mornings, exploring the Bellagio, and listening to Jack read Just So Stories. Okapi had so much fun visiting Andrea that instead of making the drive back to Riverside with me, he decided to stay with Aunt Andrea for a few weeks. He's missed deeply, but he said he's helping Andrea scan pictures.

Okapi is a bit bashful, so you can't see him in this picture with Tamara, Jack, Andrea, and me because he's hiding in my bag. We'll have to work on his camera shyness.