Monday, August 31, 2009

Wake Me Up When August Ends

I went to GA this weekend to chill with my siblings while my parents went out of town for their 16 year anniversary. I had a good time with them, but now its back to reality. I’m going back to work, finally!! I went to my job on Monday of last week, and pointed out that I want to work, and I really need the hours, so I’m actually working three days this week, which is great since I haven’t worked since June, and during that month I only worked 2 days.

School has been getting on my nerves already, but I am determined to make the presidents list this semester, so I’m not going to over examine it all just now. I got into an argument Thursday with one of my friends, and I haven’t talked to him since then. I feel bad, but at the same time, I don’t. He is always being rude to me, and he always has something negative to say about everything I do. I could see if I was like that towards people, but I’m not. That is why I take offense to people always being hateful and negative. I am the type of person who chooses their battles, and Thursday he crossed the freakin line! He is the type that doesn’t really care about what I have to say, and thats fine, however I’m not just going to let it go this time. I’m sick!!!

Hopefully we’ll come to some type of mutual agreement, because this is getting ridiculous!! One week we’re cool, the next week we’re ready to fight!! I’ve known this friend for 18 yrs. We’re supposed to be best friends, but he doesn’t treat me like a best friend.

On another note, I deleted my myspace page!! lol. I’ve been talking about doing it for a while. I’ve had it since 2006, and I’m just tired of dealing with it. I like facebook and twitter way better.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

School….ugh!

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School has started once again. My little break was less than two weeks, and I’m back at again. Tests, tests, and more tests. I’m so tired of taking tests!! lol. I am taking psychology, microeconomics, American literature, and Spanish. I have Spanish with two of my friends, so that should be interesting. I have class tomorrow, but I’m still up and wide awake for some reason. I am so mad because I’ve been trying to get my books since Friday. Friday morning I got up super early, and got in line. I ended up looking my spot because I had to go to class. After class the wait was like 2 hours, so I just said bump it! I went today, waited two hours, was inline with the books I needed, and the system shut down. I was so mad that I couldn’t get mad, if that makes any sense. I’m going to try again in the morning. They gave me some ticket that will allow me to jump in front of people when I get there. lol. I know somebody is going to be MAD. lol.

I’m hoping to accomplish a few things during the month of September. I need to get a new camera, a replacement emblem for my car, and some new shoes. I also need to get a new car battery, as well as renew my tag. Ugh! Its all good though. I may not have to renew my tag until October, but I can’t remember. 

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I Don’t Know What to DO!!!

Its almost 4am, and I just woke up my friend through a text message explaining that I needed advice. I was just sitting here, and all of a sudden I thought about the fact that I just may be rushing to The University too fast. Most community college students stay in community college for two years, but I have been wanting to go off to school so bad that I haven’t really taken into consideration the cost. Of course I know that school cost waaaay too much money and all, but University is different from JUCO. My pell grant isn’t going to cover everything, and leave some over for me. I would have to take out loans and all of that, and it still may not be enough. My friend (Serg) is supposed to be moving too, and he said that the same thing has been on his mind. MONEY. Trying to pay for all of these expenses. Gosh! If I wait until next year to transfer I will qualify for a transfer scholarship called Alabama’s Promise. It will guarantee that my tuition and fees are paid. I think that it is a great option. I just don’t know what to do. I want to leave this town so bad, but at the same time, I don’t want to trouble my parents with possibly having to take out a loan or something to help me pay for school, when I can just wait one more semester and start at UA during Fall 2010. I just don’t know.

jasmine

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Why am I awake?

It is almost 5am, I should sooo be asleep right now, but I can’t sleep for anything! I don’t know whats wrong with me. Does anyone know how to get better still images on YouTube videos?? They always choose the ones with my mouth open awkwardly, and I don’t appreciate it! lol. OMG…School starts Friday. I’m not looking forward to taking tests, and going back and fourth to class again. I have enjoyed my extremely small break. I think I may take next summer off. It just all depends on how my credits are looking at the end of next semester. I’m so ready to transfer its insane!! Hopefully I can post a MOACS video tomorrow!!

jasmine

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Just a quick Update

HEEEEY!! I feel like I’ve been gone for a minute! Right now I’m in the process of completely reorganizing my room, which includes emptying all of the drawers, and deciding what I do and don’t need. I am so excited because as far as I know, I will be in Tuscaloosa in January, and I simply can’t wait!! I am going to continue with my Youtube videos, but since I am getting a new camera, I will be borrowing my relatives cameras : ). I plan on getting myself a new camera sometime next month! I also plan on buying me some new shoes, and maybe a pair of jeans, definitely some jewelry, and the crest whitening system, and some makeup!! I also need a few other things, but I’m only spending as little as possible. I still need to get ready to move and all of that goodness. WELL, I’m sitting here in these flexi rod rollers looking crazy, and trying to avoid the rest of my room, but it must be done, so Toodles!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Musings of a College Student

What it do! Its Jasz G on the ones and twos, coming with a new YouTube channel, and a video!! I’m not going to delete this one! I REPEAT I am not going to delete this one! This video is titled Musings of a College Student. I’m just reflecting on my freshman year of college, and I will continue talking about my college experience as it continues. Please comment!


Positive & Negative

posandnegSometimes, I swear I am loosing my mind!! I am a positive person, I really am, but sometimes I can have the most negative thoughts, and it scares me. I know exactly what I want to do, and there is this smaller fragment of my mind that tries to lure me in other directions. What is up with that?? Am I the only one that suffers from this? Hmph! Well, that little negative chick inside my head has got to go! I’ve come to realize that the only person that can detour my plans, and even my way of thinking is myself. I’m not even going to front, I think very highly of myself. Why shouldn’t I? I love my skin, my hair, my body, my eyes, my lips, and my smile. There are things that I want to change about myself such as my weight, but that will occur overtime. Until that happens, I simply refuse to bash myself.  My current situation has really had an impact on my positivity. I don’t have a real job, and I’m always without money!! It is really really REALLY frustrating! I can’t do the things that I want to anymore. I can’t just up and go to the movies, or buy something that I want anymore. It has almost been a year since I quit the depot, and I’m not even going to lie, I miss the money. If they called me offered me another job or something, would I accept it?

NO! Money is the root of all evil! I’m in school, yes I am broke, but I am in school. In 2012 when I graduate from college I will be able to enter into my chosen career. If I would have stayed at the depot, in 2012 I would still be there getting paid by the hour. I don’t want that. I know that I don’t. It has just been a tough adjustment. I was going to stick with the depots plan. Go to school, then become a diesel mechanic, but that's just not what I want to do. I went from having a steady paycheck, to going from job to job, and now I have a job that I don’t get any hours. There is a glimmer of regret, but that glimmer is over powered by the feeling that I am on the right path.

Hopefully everything will work out right, and I will be at The University of Alabama in January like I have planned.  I’m trying to remain positive, and shoot these negative thoughts to the curb. What can I say? I’m just a college student!! lol. I know I went in a million directions with this one, but just something's that have been on the brain.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Its 10:12pm…

Reflections of a homebody : )

  • Concerned about my lil bro – he fractured his arm at football practice
  • Mad at myself for wasting time, and not studying for the two tests I have tomorrow
  • NOTE TO SELF: Don’t take any classes next summer, not even one!
  • Thinking about new cameras
  • My moms B-Day is tomorrow…HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY!!!!!
  • I really need to flat iron my hair, because right now its in a big air fro
  • I need some gas in my car too!
  • Hmmm…I really want a cheese danish from starbucks…BREAKFAST 2morrow!!
  • Okay, I really need to go and study NOW!

I Need a New Camera

I love the camera that I have now! Its a Fujifilm camera, and it is bright orange. It takes ok pictures, but now that I have discovered that I LOVE taking pictures, and making videos, it just isn’t cutting it for me. So, I’m in the market for a new camera, and I’ve been looking at Sony Cyber shots. They are so nice!! I would love to get one next month! I am torn between getting a new camera, new cell phone, or a new iPod, because I need to upgrade all three. I’ve decided that I will for sure be getting a new camera. I’ve blogged about all of the cell phones I want (more to come), but my need for a new iPod may surpass that. I have a 4GB iPod, and it is FULL! My iTunes library will not fit on it anymore!! BUT, I could just remove the songs I don’t listen to often from the iPod, because I only listen to it in my car now. Hmmm…Techno decisions…

ANYWAYS…Enough rambling!! Here are the cameras I’m currently looking at:

SONY CYBER-SHOT W220

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It is 12.1 Megapixels, has 4x optimal zoom, and is $199.99 at Best Buy

Here is a video made with the camera:


SONY CYBER-SHOT W290

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This one is also 12.1 Megapixels, has a 5x optimal zoom, and is $249.99 at Best Buy. PLUS it shoots videos in high definition.

Here is a video made with the camera:




SONY CYBER-SHOT H20

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This one has 10.1 Megapixels, has a 10x optimal zoon, and is $279.99 at Best Buy. It also shoots in high definition.

Here is an excellent video of the images, and the video quality:



All of these cameras are bomb! I’m not sure which one I’ll choose…SOOOO many options!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Happy Sunday!!

Happy Sunday!! I hope that everyone’s day was as great as mine! I attend Word Alive International Outreach, and for the past few years they have been working on connecting the youth ministry with the sanctuary, and forming what is called The Connection. The building is amazing, and the people that I attend church with are even more amazing. I went with my friend Sergio, and we had a good time. It was his first time going, and he wants to go back this Saturday, and Sunday as well. I feel great!! I took pictures, and created a little five minute or so video of The Connection. I have a strong feeling that this building is going to have a strong impact on our community. It is going to be a positive environment, and includes a cafe, and a gym area.

Word Alive International Outreach Website

T-Mobile Samsung Behold

I will be able to upgrade my phone on October 5th, and I’m so glad!! I’ve blogged about the Samsung Memoir, as well as the G2, and here is another phone I am looking at as well. It is the Samsung Behold, and it is the older, but shorter sister to the Samsung Memoir. It only has a five megapixel camera. I have actually played with this phone, and I liked it. The only thing that would keep me from getting it is that my uncle has it. I want to be different! lol.

roseIt comes in two colors, brown and rose (pink), but pink is the only one that matters!!

Videos:

jasmine

Harry Potter Wizarding World Theme Park

OMG!!! I’m so freakin excited!! They are creating a theme park at Universal Studios centered around the world of Harry Potter!! I can’t wait until it opens. Now I really have a reason to go on a vacation!

Here is a video about the theme park:

Part One

Part Two


Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter

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I am late on reviewing this movie, but I felt like it had to be done because I love Harry Potter so much! I have been a fan since the 4th grade. I’ve read all of the books, and I’ve seen all of the movies that have been released a zillion times. I actually went to see HP6 twice. The first time I went was the midnight showing on the opening day, and I went that Saturday as well.

I noticed from the beginning that they had chopped certain parts up, and added certain things. I think the creators of this movie could have done a much better job in showcasing the book. There were certain characters that they did not introduce that should have been, and major events that were cut out. I read HP6 back in 2005, and I am in the process of rereading it now. The more I read, the angrier I get about how much they left out, as well as how much they added. If I had was just a person who watched the movies I would give the movie 5 stars. The actors and actresses were awesome! The effects were on point, and they created the Harry Potter world as anyone could imagine it. Since I have read the book, I would give it a 2/5. They really could have stayed true to the book. I hate that they didn’t because it would have been off the chain!! The movies are really made for the people that don’t read the books, because for some reason I’m always disappointed by the movies. My mom is also a huge Harry Potter fan (she bought all of the books, and I would read them when she wasn’t :P) she thought the movie sucked! 

My favorite scenes the movie where when Katie Bell was cursed, when Harry & Dumbledore went to the cave, and oddly, when Dumbledore died. When Katie Bell rose into the air, it was just like I imagined it when reading. It sent chills down my spine! Now, when Harry & Dumbledore went into that cave I thought that it would be a boring scene, but when Dumbledore set the water on fire I almost jumped out of my seat!! IT WAS OFF THE CHAIN!! Lastly, when Dumbledore died I cried. I can’t even lie. My friends were like “What the hell?” But I don’t care! They did a good job with that scene, even though in the book Dumbledore froze Harry. Ya’ll know Harry doesn’t listen!! He would have murked Malfoy if he wasn’t frozen. Either way, as a true fan, I will be probably go see the movie one more time after I finish reading the book again, and then patiently wait for the DVD to come out.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released in two parts. Part one will be released November 2010, and part two will be released July 2011. They just tryna make more money!

jasmine

Saturday, August 1, 2009

T-Mobile Mytouch AKA G2

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I know that I said I was going to lust over the Samsung Memoir, but this phone just seems so much better. It doesn’t have an 8 megapixel camera, but it is similar to the iphone. I have been wanting an iphone, but I’m not willing to switch networks right now. The phone is very nice looking, and I wouldn’t mind getting it since its almost time for an upgrade. I’ve had this Rokr for too long!! Hopefully it won’t be over $200 for an upgrade, because if it is, then I’ll have to leave it where its at! : )

It comes in 3 different colors.

I would definitely go with the black one!! Its sexy! The phone is also very customizable with skins, and cases.

Here are some videos that I found on Youtube about the phone:


Wake Up! Wake Up! Its the First of the Month!

I woke up feeling oh so good this morning. This week has been crazier than most. I don’t know if it was something in the air, but for some reason everyone around here has been arguing!!! Its all good though. I’m not going to stress the minor things. Today I have been in the house enjoying my own company. DSCF0440I’m tempted to turn my cell phone off and fall off the face of the earth for the next few hours, but that would be a bit extreme, right??? Well, I just washed my hair, and I’ve decided that I am over these brown highlights, so I am going to go back to black in September. I miss my hair being one color. I got highlights in May 2008, and they have grown out pretty fast. On a more random tip, I love my glasses!! lol. {Nerd}

Old Gold

About two weeks ago I was playing around, and ended up creating a look that I liked using MAC Old Gold pigment. I got it as a sample about a year ago. A sample goes a long way. I wasn’t going anywhere, I was just bored! lol. I also used Saddle, and Naked Lunch, and CG Lash Blast Luxe mascara, and Oh Baby! on my lips. Please excuse the brows. I’m growing them out to change the shape of my arch.

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