November 21st, 2005

Cut cuddle and be Cute

I wish I could skip...

I don't have the courage or whatever you want to call it to skip class. But I couldn't get back to sleep until 2:30 last night. Ugh ugh ugh! Then, I had a psychology test I forgot about. I want off Neurontin now!!! Luckily, the test wasn't bad.

I had to go to the tech center this morning because I never got the notification to change my password. Turns out they don't do that for the personal computers for students in the res halls. Luckily, the person I asked changed it for me. I will say this, the people who work in the help desk are very helpful.
The jury is still out on whether to have someone accompany me to the appointment tomorrow. But for now, I don't have time. I need to do some stuff and figure out how on earth I'm going to find the auditorium I need to go to for TRW today.
Hugs!
Nickie
Cut cuddle and be Cute

Not as bad as I was expecting.

I cannot believe I made it through this day. I was expecting it to be worse than it was. Of course, I don't know if I want it to be closer to tomorrow, because that will mean I might hear what I don't want to here. I have my own reasoning for wishing the appointment was not this week, other than what I'm going to say now, but I don't feel like sharing it yet.
I sort of doubt my own character on this. If I hear what I don't want to hear, will I be thankful? Will I be brave enough to say "God, I trust you"? Will I be able to say that even though I'm dealing with this, I am thankful this Thanksgiving? I like this quote:

"My Lord, I have never thanked You for my thorn! I have thanked You a thousand times for my roses, but never once for my thorns. Teach me the glory of the Cross and the value of the thorns. Show me that I have climbed to You by the path of pain. Show me that my tears have made my rainbow."
George Mathisen

I want to have courage like that.
In other news, I should probably update about my day which was what I was going to update about in the first place.
Went to lunch which was good. I just did some reading since I didn't notice anyone I know. Forgot to take my meds, so I had to go up to the coffee shop to get something to drink since I hate water fountains and don't actually know or care where one is in the CDC.
WE had an amazing speaker come and talk to us instead of TRW. She talked about community building. I should acgtually paste my nots in here. I will probably do that as a separate entry even though they are short.
She had us give 10 hugs which was fine with me. Then she had us give back rubs. This was less comfortable to me. I don't know why, but especially since coming down here to live, I have had this thing about prolonged being touched. Maybe some of that is because I'm in the city, so I don't like people coming up behind me. Maybe some of that stems from the fact that my foot is touch sensitive, so I have become less comfortable with touch in general.
Anyway, after that, I went to French which went by fast for once.
Then I came back here and chatted with a friend for a while.
Okay, that's it for now.
Hugs!
Nickie
Cut cuddle and be Cute

Will this affect accessibility?

I saw this article on Slashdot and I just want to know if it's going to effect access issues? Will Microsoft making it's standards available to the masses/other companies/whoever they're talking about here do anything to help us? Can the makers of screen reading and magnification software use these standards to help them at all? Or, will this stuff help any of the note taker/personal management system makers? Just wondering. I have no clue what I'm talking about, so take this with a grain of salt.
Microsoft to Open up Office Formats