The Mac Mirror

And there it happened again.... I fell off the face of the earth for a few days. Where did I go? I disappeared into the depths of the CIT Lab. I got an email on Monday last week asking about redoing the mac mirror. I thought it was going to be easy. I was wrong. The way a mirror works is you set up 1 computer EXACTLY the way you want all of them to be. Then you plug it into second computer and create an "image". This second computer then broadcasts (mulit-cast) the image and all the computers that need to receive the image SHOULD see it when you're booting them up. Then you restore the computer to that image and TA-DA 60 computers that look the same. Unfortunately, I was having problems. The computers couldn't see the image being broadcasted, so I had to do a huge work around the probably took 3 times as long. It really was not fun at all. It all got done in the end (except one computer that has failed 5 times now. I think the hard drive might be going bad). But I'm a lot better off than Stephanie right now. She's doing the PCs. We got all new PC computers this year (someone higher up at the college, not in our department, made that decision) and in my opinion it was a waste of money. They are not much of an upgrade from what we had before and in some aspects they're even a downgrade. On top of that the new hardware is being REALLY difficult about mirroring. I would not want her job. I'm sure she's learning a lot while doing it, but it's a lot of stress.
So yeah... that's where I've been: Mirroring Macs.

To Do: Post a quick blog

So much to do and no time to do it in! Well, that's not entirely true. But it makes for a good excuse as to why I haven't posted for a while. And I really do have a to do list that's a mile long. It's really exciting though. I've discovered that wedding dress shopping for someone my size is NOT easy! *sigh* We'll get it figured out though. Sorry for such a short post when I have so much I could say. Hopefully I'll find some time soon to say more.

I'm engaged!!!

I'm sorry it took me so long to post. I've been very busy. This is what I've been up to:
On Friday morning, Josh, his younger brother Justin, and I left for Salt Lake City. The drive was just as long as usual. That evening we went to a big barbeque with his family and friends, and afterwards the girls crashed at Brittany's and the boys went to Brandon's.
The next day Josh, Nicole, Justin, Brandon and I went exploring downtown Salt Lake. We went to the Gateway mall and got a bit of a sunburn. Then we went to temple square. And we ended up in front of the reflection pool. Josh told me later that ever since he was young, he has wanted to propose by the reflection pool. And he did. First he pulled out a black velvet ring box and said 'If we were a normal couple this is how I would propose to you. ... But we're not. The box is empty.' I opened it, and sure enough - empty ring box. So then he pulled something else out of his pocket and all I could tell was that it was a plastic case. I thought he was going to throw it in the pool and make me go wading for it. But he didn't. He turned it over in his hand and I saw that it was an Apple mouse. I thought that was really cute, but I was still a little bit confused. He got down on one knee and asked me if I would marry him. Of course, I said 'yes.' And when I took the mouse from him, I could tell that the ring was inside. So I had to figure out how to open the mouse, and then he slipped the ring on my finger. And the whole time, Nicole was taking lots of pictures. Afterward we went to the Conference Center and took a tour over there. Then we went to lunch at The Pie and then it was time to go to Snowbird.
For those of you I haven't told yet, every summer Josh's extended family has a big family reunion that lasts a week at the Snowbird Resort and they invited me to come too. It's really pretty up here and I've been busy since I got here. But this morning everyone is either playing tennis or swimming except Brittany and I, who are just sitting here with laptops enjoying the wi-fi.
Sorry, I don't have all the pics right now. Next time I see Nicole I'll ask to borrow her camera. For now I'll just take a quick picture of the ring with my laptop camera for Mariesa. You'll get some better pics later.

Serenity's Garden

I'm done! Ok, so not really. I'm finished with the cross-stitching part of my cross-stitch. Now I just have to do the outlines. And that shouldn't take too long (hopefully).

I figured I would post some pictures now even though I'm almost done because it's making me so happy. I've been working on this cross-stitch on and off for almost 2 years. I've had a lot of people tell me that I have a real talent for cross-stitching, but it's my opinion that the only talent involved in this is patience.

I think it looks really nice right now, the way it is. But I can't wait 'til I'm done with the outlines. Then it will look amazing. See, if you look at the closer image of the face, it looks very dull. The outline are really going to make that part look great.

It looks like I'm going to have to find another cross-stitch soon. I was thinking maybe this one.

HTML class

Well, my HTML class is officially over now. I've been teaching this class for the last month, at the college, and now all that is left is for the students to fill out the evaluation sheets. That is why I am sitting here writing this post. I can't be in the room while they fill out the sheets, but I still have to pick up the envelope afterward. I hope they don't say anything too mean. :( The class I taught last semester really liked me. They were all very good students and I really got to know them quite well. But I think I might have been a bit too hard on this class. A lot of them were learning computer basics and so I pushed them really hard. I know they all learned a lot, but I hope they didn't all come out of it hating me. I guess we'll find out. . .

An introduction to Josh

Alright, that didn't last long. Here is my post all about Josh.
Josh and I are doing the same bachelors degree and so we are taking a lot of the same classes and that is where I first saw him. Doing a Computer Science degree as a girl means all your classes are filled with boys, so I had a goal to learn as many names as I could. (It's easy for them to remember the name of the only girl in the class.) So then, at a combined choir / band concert, I saw Josh with the choir and I asked Jake Cox what his name was. I was just trying to learn names. While the choirs were singing, he had 2 solos and what I heard was an amazingly gorgeous baritone voice. I decided that if he was that talented of a musician and doing a Computer Science degree at the same time, this was definitely a guy I at least wanted to go on a date with. The next time I saw him in class I told him what a wonderful job he had done and we talked about music for a while. [He plays the piano! :D] Then, at an institute luncheon we sat next to each other and really started talking. I mentioned how silly it was that I was the only girl in some classes and I still had not been asked on a date. And right there he asked me to go out with him on Saturday. He already had a movie in mind and everything. And things just kept going from there. We've been dating now for 7 months and the more I learn about him the more fascinated I become.
Josh is from West Jordon, UT and he served his mission in Florida. When he came home, his family had moved to St. George so he started college at Dixie. [I'm so glad he did, or we might not have met.] He is a wonderful singer and piano player. The rest of his family enjoys music as well, including his younger sister Katie, who is deaf. She sings in her school choir and is learning to play the piano. Mind you, her singing isn't the best, but she tries. Because Katie is deaf, his whole family knows sign language and Josh has been teaching me. That's a lot of fun. Josh is very well-read and knowledgeable in many subjects. He's a genious when it comes to computers and I'm very glad for that. He helps me with my homework all the time and it's totally awesome that we can both make computer jokes and laugh with each other about them. Josh also likes to play games, A LOT. Pick a game; he knows all the rules. He also has an amazing talent for explaining things. Most people only notice it with games. He's always having to explain the rules to someone who's never played and he does a very good job. But if you ever sit down and talk with him for a while you'll notice that the way he describes things is very thorough and understandable. There are a lot of times that I wish I had that talent.
There are so many other things that make Josh an amazing person, but this post is long enough already. I'm sure you'll hear all about them later.

My impasse

So I've been trying to figure out what to write for this post, and I've had few different ideas. But for some reason I keep thinking "I should write about Josh" and then I think "but I don't want to be one of those girls who goes on forever about her boyfriend in her blog." And so I have come to an impasse. Don't worry too much though. I'm sure it will be broken by my next post that will be a mile long and all about the guy I am head over heels for. But until then... it is late and I need to go to bed. g'night

Temple Pics

The roses were blooming at the St. George temple, so Josh and I decided to go take some pictures there. It actually turned out to be kind of windy and there was more laughing than there was picture taking.
These are some of my favorites.
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First to Post! err..... I mean... First Post!

I've recently had a lot of people tell me I need to start a blog. To me, this seems a bit strange because I thought the blogging fad was losing momentum, not gaining. But, at any rate, here I am. And maybe if I get lucky, someone might actually read what I write here. Who knows?

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