Cat Who Ate The Birds

2012, Art, arts & crafts, Birds, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, craft, Cute, design, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Pink, sewing, sewn

Pre-sewn Kitty

Finished Kitty

I just made this striped pink kitty who has a window to his belly where you can see the birds he has eaten. I’m quite a terrible sewer, but I think it turned out okay anyway! :)

The End of Asperger’s?

2012, Asperger's, Aspies, DSM-5, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology, revisions

I was just posting about this on Facebook, so I thought I’d drop a note about it here too. According to Scientific American Mind, May/June 2012, one of the changes that is coming to the DSM-5 (aside from dropping the roman numerals) is that they will be getting rid of the category of Asperger’s. Instead, people with this disorder will be labeled on a spectrum disorder with levels of severity noted. I’m including the short article here, so you can read more about it. It was kind of surprising to me to hear about this. I know that there are a lot of people with Asperger’s who have parts of their identity wrapped up in the diagnostic criteria. It would be like them getting rid of schizophrenia I guess. Suddenly some part of your identity is renamed. It is kinda strange. I don’t know if it is good or bad. That is part of the tricky thing about mental disorders and labels…most people with a mental disorder usually wind up having some part of their identity tied to a label. For good or bad or whatever…it just seems to happen.

Schizowhat? Website!

Acceptance, Activism, Kristin Bell, Lunatic, Mental Health, Mental Illness, neuroscience, Problems, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psycho, Psychoactive Substances, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, schizowhat?, Shame, stigma, Stories

I was just informed of this great project called Schizowhat? that is a website aimed at raising awareness about schizophrenia. For those of you who don’t know, I have schizophrenia. I was first diagnosed when I was about 15/16 years old. I hope others of you who are interested or in some way impacted by schizophrenia will check out the website and contribute! Let’s fight the stigma! Yay!

Design Your Own Fabric!

Art, arts & crafts, Decorating, design, design your own fabric, fabric design, Fashion, Fun, Illustrated, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, quilting, sewing, spoonflower

I just found this place called SPOONFLOWER on the internet and haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds so cool! You can upload your photos or designs and have your very own fabric printed!!! OMG it seems so great! You can also sell the fabric you design on their website and get 10% of the sale! Pretty cool! And as far as I can tell you maintain all copyrights to your material too! I can’t wait to try it out. I’ll post an update when I do try it to let you all know how it goes. :) Oh yah, and they also have tons of supercute fabrics that you can buy that other people have designed! :)

Cute Stickers/Tape

arts & crafts, Color, Colorful, Cute, FAB.com, giraffe, hearts, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, stickers, strawberries, tape

I just got these super kawaii sticker/tape things in the mail today! I got them thru a sale at FAB.com. If you don’t know about FAB.com it is great, because you can get credits that act as real monies to buy stuff from the site. The masking sticker set is like tape/sticker stuff. Each card is about the size of a playing card. I thought they’d be much larger, but oh well. It is sometimes hard to tell from photos. The other ones are kawaii tapes that you can use for just about anything. I can’t wait to figure out how I’ll use this stuff! I’m a bit weird, because I’m very fond of office supply type products! lol

New NEIVZ Rings! Yay! RAD and SWEET!

2012, acrylic, Art, arts & crafts, heart, Hello Kitty, jewelry, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, NEIVZ, plastic, rad, rings, wood

I just got these two new NEIVZ rings at a great discount. Thank you so much NEIVZ! I love them both! They are RAD and SWEET! lol I first heard of NEIVZ through the Hello Kitty rings on Fab.com. The rings and other jewelry available are made out of wood and plastic or acrylic materials I think. They are really fun and I’ve really never seen anything like them before. Check out the NEIVZ shop HERE.

Calc Example: For When You Hit sqrt(2-2cos(t)) And Need To Integrate!

Calculus, Calculus Example, College, integrals, integrate sqrt(2-2cos(t)), integration, Jon Rogawski, Kristin Bell, math, Mathematics, University, vector calculus, vectors

This example almost made my brain explode! I didn’t know about the Weierstrass substitution method (see this link for more info.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weierstrass_substitution) when I began this problem…which is what I needed to complete the problem. I’m still unsure if I did it correctly, because we were supposed to find the integral over 0 to 2*pi, but the integration method only works over 0 to pi, so I ended up multiplying the answer by 2 (because 2 times pi is 2*pi) which got me the answer the book was asking for, but it seemed odd to do it that way. The question is number 18, section 13.3 from the Jon Rogawski Calc book in case you are interested. I think it is a pretty great textbook by the way…I mean as far as math textbooks go! We were also supposed to find when the speed was at its max, but I was so tired I just figured it was at pi and gave up! So, here’s the problem!

Equality for Men is Long Overdue!

2012, birth control, Equality, Kristin Bell, Legislation of Bodies, Male, Men, Penis

Since people like to legislate women’s bodies so much, I say we give equality to men and legislate their penises. All they will have to do is register and license them (like guns, for example), and then they can give a report to the government every month for the times they have discharged their weapon…including target practice. LOL

P.S. It is just what Jesus would want.

Zoey Kitten in a Video Just Before Her 3rd Birthday!

2012, Birthday, Cat Break, Cat Leap, Cat Stories, Cats, Cute, feline, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Spring, Zoey

Calc 4 Vector Integration Problem

Calculus, Calculus Example, College, integrals, integration, Jon Rogawski, Kristin Bell, math, mathematically confused, Mathematics, University, vector calculus, vectors

Let me just say: Calc 4 is confusing!!! We are working with vectors and all sorts of weird 3D shapes and it is strange! Here is an example homework problem. I hope I survive Calc 4!!!