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Charmander

July 17, 2010 By Amanda

Charmander




Gave my Twitter profile a makeover

July 15, 2010 By Amanda


Twitter profile My new Twitter profile.

So I'm just, like, revamping my entire web presence. Twitter!!! Follow me. :)



An academic portfolio

July 14, 2010 By Amanda


I finally got around to updating the layout for my academic portfolio, AmandaLLadd.com.

Amanda L Ladd

The previous, first, and ugly version (no need for a screen shot here, HA) was a result of the final project of my LCC 3401: Technical Writing class. Definitely the most useful thing that came out of that class.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to express my annoyance at the fact that the domain name I naturally went for (AmandaLadd.com, i.e. no middle initial) is taken by a model. That's right, a model. Go ahead, Google her. *huff*

Anyway, my academic portfolio basically serves as my online resume. It is literally just an expanded version of my resume, which is awesome because a surprising number of my interviewers commented on the fact that they visited the website listed at the top of my resume. :) I'm basically breaking the one page rule while showcasing my design skills! Hoorah!

I like the colors that I used. Unusual and fresh. Makes me want some mint ice cream. Now if I could just get around to putting up all my group projects, the website will be pretty much complete. :)



Chapter 12: Gender Roles
and Sexuality

July 13, 2010 By Amanda


"The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform." -Kinsey

Ummm, thank you Chapter 12 lecture notes, slide 33.



Something else to reinforce
my belongingness to my major

July 12, 2010 By Amanda


Let's take a moment to reflect on what a nerd I am.

  • Obsession with manga? Check.
  • Obsession with anime? Check.
  • Unreasonable addiction to Hello Kitty things? Check.
  • Undying love for video games? Check.

Ummm, now let's combine all of the above into my most recent obsession which reinforces my nerdiness: Hello Kitty Online.

That's right, folks! A Hello Kitty MMORPG. Now before you get so excited and ask to join my guild, let me just show you these screen shots here:

HKO That's me and my pet monster. He's walking on water.

HKO This is what the Chainworms look like after you "stun" them. Don't worry, they're not dead. There is no killing in HKO. They will wake up in a few minutes.

HKO Um, this is my farm. And my newest pet.

Right? So good. And don't even start on the age thing. Plenty of people over the age of 11 are playing HKO.

It's fun and addictive. You go around "stunning" monsters and completing quests (which involve farming, cooking, forging, carpentering, plus more) for all the major Sanrio characters. The basic plot of the game is that some of the Sanrio characters all mysteriously fell asleep at the same time and nobody except your character can wake them up. The graphics are *so good*. As in, they are all pink and candy-ish. The cities you get to visit include London, Paris, New York, and Beijing.

Everyone needs to play. The end.



If I could tell the world just one thing

July 11, 2010 By Amanda

catface My new cats are AWESOME. This is Cat Face.
Well. Here we are. It's been awhile. Almost a year to be exact. Not gonna lie, it wasn't by coincidence that my absence from this blog coincided with the most dramatic and life-changing year in my (almost) twenty-four years of living. It was rough. I didn't know what to do. I felt completely alone. And I had lost myself. But I'm glad to report that I'm feeling much more like myself these days.

It's not like I can detail the events of the past year to the entire internet (although it would make quite a story), so I will just give you the positive highlights and you can read the rest in my personal memoir which I plan on writing around the age of sixty.

Probably the two most exciting things that have happened are 1) I moved into an apartment and 2) I GOT TWO KITTENS!!! Omg, I can't even explain to you how in love I am with these cats. They are dilute tortoise shell sisters, discovered through an amazing organization called Rescue Cats. You should adopt a cat! EVERYONE SHOULD ADOPT A CAT!!!

Anyway, they're awesome and super entertaining. What's that? You know that I named my last cat Yoshi and you think that is the most awesome name for a cat and now you want to know what I named my newest two cuties? Well, ahem, ummm ok...their names are...Cat Face and Dog Face. HA. ^^; Spenser named them because I was taking too long and being a perfectionist about it. 'Nuff said. On a side note, Yoshi is safe and sound living at my parents' house with my brother.

Ummm, what else exciting happened? Oh yeah, I made this new layout. Finally, right? I'm still tweaking it a bit, but it really makes me want to dive into a box of Peeps. I don't even like Peeps.

Anyway, I'll be back soon, I promise, because I feel like I should do a post entirely dedicated to Dog Face. Love!



So many things

July 25, 2009 By Amanda

Now that I've got my issues with my hosting company squared away, I can actually make some posts. I've had so many things I wanted to blog about in the past couple of weeks, but I couldn't log in to my admin panel to access my entries database.

The summer semester is almost over! I have four finals next week: CS 2340 - Objects and Design, BIOL 1510 - Intro to Biology, CS 3240 - Compilers and Interpreters, PSYC 2240 - Personality Theory. I'll be done with finals on Wednesday, then I'm moving back home on Thursday.

I did the most exciting thing last week: BOUGHT/BUILT A NEW COMPUTER. Zomg, it's so good, I'll have to post details about it later. I freaking love it. I can't wait until finals are over so I can do some serious web design/development.

Well it's getting late, so Spenser and I are going to watch "The Notebook" and get some sleep. Night. : )


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    4. Chapter 12: Gender Roles
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