February 3rd, 2006

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Student Files Suit When Essay Gets Him Sent to Psych Ward

It's my opinion that when you write something, you take responsibility for it. This students comments could definitely have been perceived as threats. If you write something violent and there a similarity to what is in your past (I.E., the student's disagreements with the creative writing teacher), then there is reason to be concerned. In this instance, there needs to be some step taken. I've served as a lifeline before (although no one ever approached me), and if there's a threat of suicide or violent action, preventative measures do need to be taken. It seems like common sense to me that a student is going to get evaluated if they write something like the passage referenced in this article.
Having taken a creative writing course, I've been told that if you write something like this, or something that indicates abuse, there are going to be consequences because the teacher is required to report it.
This is the article I'm talking about.
Cut cuddle and be Cute

Not another one.

It looks like I've had another Vitreal Hemmorage. Purple, in keeping with my nails. I was sitting in my music class, listening to the instructor going over basic musical notation and i started trying to remember the Braille music stuff. Dumb, Nickie, dumb. I kind of freaked internally. I breathed, and calmed down. She says it won't be an issue, we'll deal with it. Then, I'm sitting there, and I feel some pressure, soon, I'm seeing an angry redish purple. Sometimes, it's more blue. I asked someone and there are more blue spots. I won't repeat my exact words here.
Right now, my mantra is that God is bigger han this, but cares about the small stuff. And I'm going to trust him and try to handle this as gracefully as possible. In the book Travelling Light, (available from bookshare)
Max Lucado
talks about the What ifs and How'lls. I'm trying to avoid those pot holes. God will have to get me through, and the beautiful thing is that he will.
Okay, the rest of my day.
I knew it was going to be a not good pain day today, so I wore my most comfiest pants which are polar fliece.
Psych was okay, we talked about methods which was really really easy. I've had these drilled into me by Psych 100, so that was easy to deal with. Then, I went and got a smoothy. Good drink. In sociology, we talked about sociological imagination which, put simply, is the ability to figure out how your biography relates to sociological principals and structures and all of that stuff.
In The Art of Listening (now refered to by me as music,) we talked about beat, rhythm, tempo, notation and all of that fun stuff. Brought back memories of playing the violin and of dance class. I miss dance a lot sometimes.
I grabbed a sandwich on the way back from class. Now I'm here and managing to deal.
Hugs!
Nickie
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Not a very flattering picture

Your Five Factor Personality Profile

Extroversion:

You have medium extroversion.
You're not the life of the party, but you do show up for the party.
Sometimes you are full of energy and open to new social experiences.
But you also need to hibernate and enjoy your "down time."

Conscientiousness:

You have low conscientiousness.
Impulsive and off the wall, you don't take life too seriously.
Unfortunately, you sometimes end up regretting your snap decisions.
Overall, you tend to lack focus, and it's difficult for you to get important things done.

Agreeableness:

You have high agreeableness.
You are easy to get along with, and you value harmony highly.
Helpful and generous, you are willing to compromise with almost anyone.
You give people the benefit of the doubt and don't mind giving someone a second chance.

Neuroticism:

You have high neuroticism.
It's easy for you to feel shaken, worried, or depressed.
You often worry, and your worries prevent you from living life fully.
You tend to be emotionally reactive and moody. Your either flying very high or feeling very low.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is high.
In life, you tend to be an early adopter of all new things and ideas.
You'll try almost anything interesting, and you're constantly pushing your own limits.
A great connoisseir of art and beauty, you can find the positive side of almost anything.

In other news, I have calmed down considerably since that last message. I'm using my heated neck wrap which has good aromas and is helping me stay calm and handle pain better.
Hugs!
Nickie
Cut cuddle and be Cute

Changed my voicemail

"Due to federal regulations, this call may be monitored or recorded. If that hasn't scared you away yet, leave a message for Nickie or Julio."
With that, I think I'll go to bed. I've got a slight fever. Since my temperature is normally 97, a temp of 98.5 is a bit high for me. I almost never go up that high. Before I go to bed, I'll drink another bottle of water.
Hugs!
Nickie