Modern German Film Website!

June 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Posted in 2013, College, DDR, Deutsch, East Germany, Film, foreign language, GDR, German, german film, learning through film, modern german film, school project, the berlin wall, University, website, West Germany | Leave a comment

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http://moderngermanfilm.wordpress.com/

Hello! I would like to introduce you to the Modern German Film website I put together this term! Other people in the class helped locate some of the articles, and I put the rest together! I’m pretty happy about all the work we did! Enjoy! :)

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Sample Modern Art History Paper

June 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Posted in 2013, abstract expressionism, Ann Eden Gibson, Art, art history, College, Essay, modern art, modern art history, University, writing, writing sample | Leave a comment

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Above is the link for my Modern Art History paper for this term:

It is based on the book Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics by Ann Eden Gibson.

I hope you enjoy it!

Hitchcock “The Birds” Essay

June 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Posted in College, creative, Essay, Film, Hitchcock, The Birds, writing, writing sample | 1 Comment

Hi Everybody! I thought I’d share my essay that I wrote for my Hitchcock class. We had to answer (in the essay) some questions posed by the instructor and fit it in under three pages! Here is a link to the PDF. Otherwise, you can just read the images I’ve posted below if you’d rather not read the PDF document. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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Unica Zürn, Hans Bellmer Presentation

March 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Posted in 2013, Academic, anagrams, analysis, Art, art history, artist, artists, Bipolar, bondage, College, death drive, drawings, female, fetish, Freud, Hans Bellmer, History, Homosexual, Kristin Bell, Manic-Depressive, Mental Health, Mental Illness, obsession, outsider art, Photography, presentation, psychoanalysis, Psychology, repression, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, school, Surrealism, Surrealist, Unica Zürn, University, Video, YouTube | Leave a comment

Physics Clicker Cozy

September 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, cat with glasses, Cats, clicker, College, cozy, Cute, design, design your own fabric, Education, fabric, fabric design, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Physics, quizzes, school, school supplies, sewing, sewn, spoonflower | Leave a comment

Well, I had to buy yet another clicker for school! This one is for Physics class. So, I decided to make a clicker cozy for this one too. I got this cute fabric at spoonflower.com at this link: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/425256. I just love this cat with his glasses and sweater! :) He’s sure to help me get an A in Physics! haha! I wish! :)

TI-89 Calculator and Batteries Cozy

August 22, 2012 at 5:06 am | Posted in calculator, Calculus, College, Cover, cozy, design, fabric, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, Mars, martian-naut, math, Mathematics, Nerd, Physics, school, school supplies, sewing, sewn, TI-89, University | 2 Comments

Well, since I was making storage pocket things, I decided to make a calculator cozy for my TI-89. I also needed a place to hold extra batteries, because I’d rather not be in the middle of a test and have my calculator die with no back up batteries available. Yes! This does happen! I’m still debating about adding the extra ribbons on top to secure the calculator, but I don’t know if it really needs it, because it fits pretty snug. I made this out of the Mars Martian fabric that I created. :) UPDATE: I decided to add the bows for closure. :)

iClicker Fabric Cozy

August 22, 2012 at 2:22 am | Posted in Biology, College, Cover, cozy, craft, Cute, device, fabric, Handmade, iClicker, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, testing, University | Leave a comment

So, for my Biology class that starts Fall term we have to use these iClicker devices (I’m assuming for taking quizzes or something). I bought a Hello Kitty tin to put it in, but I didn’t want it clunking around in there, so I made this iClicker fabric cozy for it out of a swatch of fabric that I had. The inside is lined with fleece so it is a bit heavier weight than just cotton fabric. :) Neat! Now I can be all kawaii in bio class! :) hehe UPDATE: I decided to put on some ribbons that when tied keep the clicker from falling out! :)

Excited About Perception!

July 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Posted in 2012, Acceptance, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, College, Crime Solver, Eric McCormack, insanity, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Perception, Professor, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psychoactive Substances, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, TNT, TV, University | 1 Comment

Hey Everybody! I’m really excited about this new show on TNT called “Perception.” http://www.tntdrama.com/series/perception/

It stars Eric McCormack (of Will & Grace fame) as a university professor, author and crime solver who is also living with schizophrenia! I’m always skeptical of depictions of people with mental illness on TV and in movies, because they usually make them out to be psychopathic killers or something. I’ve watched the first two episodes of the show so far, and I think they do an excellent job of making the character seem like a regular human being! It is so fantastic! They use the hallucinations as kind of a dramatic device and employ some other Beautiful Mind-esque devices to try to make it like the viewer can see what the character is seeing. Some commenters have argued that it doesn’t show the horrific aspects of schizophrenia enough, but I personally like that they are showing him to be a regular person, and an intelligent one at that! I like that they show him holding down a job, interacting with people socially, and using the help of other people to reality test. I’m excited to see how the character and the show develop and I hope it gets picked up for another season! Please check it out if you get a chance! Again, it is on TNT Monday nights. Here is the TNT link: http://www.tntdrama.com/series/perception/

Getting Pumped for the Upcoming School Year!

June 4, 2012 at 12:30 am | Posted in Advanced Calculus, Biology, Blogging, Chemistry, College, Kristin Bell | 4 Comments

I always get really excited when I start taking new classes, and this year is no exception! This summer I’m excited to take Calc 4, basically vector calculus and Mth256 which is Differential Equations! I’m excited and nervous! I hope things work out okay. I’m also excited about Fall term when I hope to at least take Chemistry and Biology and maybe Advanced Calculus! It might be too much to add the Advanced Calc class, but I really want to keep up with the math skills so I don’t forget it all!!! I’ve actually taken the first term of Chem and Bio before, but it was a long time ago when I wasn’t really doing all that well, and I didn’t really do the homework at that time. Anyway, it was so long ago that I pretty much forgot everything, so I’m going to take them again and hopefully get more into it this time and really understand everything! The unfortunate thing about Chem and Bio at my college is that they only start the sequence in the Fall, so if I want to take the whole year I need to start Fall term. I’m signed up, so I hope it works out! I will have to get up earlier than normal, so that is going to be a challenge that I hope I can tackle. Also, textbooks are ridiculously expensive, but the good thing about Chem and Bio is that they use the same books the whole year, so I’m only out of money for Fall term! I hope I can do it and not drop the classes! :)

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

April 19, 2012 at 1:08 am | Posted in Calculus, Calculus Example, College, integrals, integrate sqrt(2-2cos(t)), integration, Jon Rogawski, Kristin Bell, math, Mathematics, University, vector calculus, vectors | Leave a comment

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!

Calc 4 Vector Integration Problem

April 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Calculus, Calculus Example, College, integrals, integration, Jon Rogawski, Kristin Bell, math, mathematically confused, Mathematics, University, vector calculus, vectors | Leave a comment

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!!!

Calc 2 Winding Up!

March 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Posted in Academic, Calculus, Calculus Example, College, Education, integrals, integration, Kristin Bell, limits, math, Mathematics, University | 2 Comments

Here is another Calc 2 example for those who are interested! I have my final on Monday! FRIGHTENING! Then next term it is on to Calc 3 & 4!!! Wheeeee! :)

My Drawing of the Neuron

January 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Posted in Art, astrocytes, axon, Brain, chromosomes, College, dendrites, dna, drawings, ion pump, Kristin Bell, myelin, neuron, neuroscience, neurotransmitters, node of ranvier, oligodendrocyte, Psychiatry, Psychology, synapse | 2 Comments

 

 

I had to draw the neuron and its parts for my neuroscience class. Here is what I made! Click the pic for a larger view. :) NOTE: I had to change my picture a bit, because I didn’t have the astrocytes connecting to the synapses. I also added a few other things. It is a little more crowded now, but I guess more correct. Another NOTE: I deleted the first two pics because they had mistakes. Here is the final version which may also have mistakes, but I think it is the most correct version. :)

Success at School Makes Me Happy!

December 20, 2011 at 12:48 am | Posted in Abilify, Academic, Anti-psychotics, Bipap, Brain, Calculus, Calculus Example, College, Kristin Bell, Linear Algebra, Mathematics, Psych Meds, Psychiatry, Psychoactive Substances, Psychology, Schizophrenia, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, University | Leave a comment

I’m very pleased to report that this last term at school went great! I took the first term of Calculus and Intro. to Linear Algebra and got A’s in both classes! I also had a really good time with the classes. I had great teachers too! I have seen a real improvement in my ability to actually get to classes because of my bipap sleep machine and have seen an even greater increase in my ability to do homework and concentrate since I started taking Abilify last January. Doing well in school has always been important to me, but because of my schizophrenia and sleep problems I have had a lot of issues with being able to attend and get through classes.

When I first became ill when I was 15 my grades really suffered. For the first time in my life I wasn’t a straight A student which was quite disheartening. The last two terms in school I have been feeling a lot like my old self for the first time since I was 15!!!

Anyway, this last term was great and a real ego booster! I just hope I can keep up the success! :)

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