Naps are needed

I find that I am increasingly tired ALL the time! And it’s not cool. It leads to general grouchiness and usually headaches. The reason for my copious fatigue?  It’s obvious, really. Lack of sleep, for a variety of reasons.

Reason A: My boyfriend is a snorer

Pretty much every night, he’s snoring up a storm. We tried those breathe right strips, but they just made it sound like I was sleeping next to Darth Vader. Not cool. So I usually use ear plugs. Most of the time, they’re fine. Sometimes they do fall out, and occasionally his horrendous snores penetrate event the plugs. The biggest issue here is if I wear every single night of the week, my ears start to hurt. Ouch. So, now I’m stuck with sore ears and not a lot of sleep. Sometimes, I find myself getting so mad at him – my boyfriend, that is – when his stupid snoring wakes me up. I’ve actually woken up and told him to “shut the fuck up” before. Not cool Allie. I mean, it’s not his fault, right?

Reason B: School

Sure, school is generally what I blame everything on at the moment. But, more and more often, I find myself laying in bed (listening to my boyfriends snores) and worrying about stupid school stuff. Mainly, it being over soon and the prospect for finding a job (or rather not finding one). So, I worry worry worry and don’t sleep. Lame indeed!

 

 

Favourite Websites

According to my “most viewed” pages on Google Chrome, my favourite websites are Facebook and Hotmail, closely followed by Netflix and Dropbox. Not very exciting. These, however, are not my favourite website. The websites I most enjoy are here:

Kindle Bookstore

Yes, I know. I’m pretty lame. I love browsing through book stores, so looking for books online is no different. And e-books are SO MUCH CHEAPER then hard copy books. So great. I love my Kindle!

Shoedazzle

Shoedazzle is a subscription shopping site. Once you sign up, each month a showroom of shoes, purses and jewellery is chosen for you (based on survey selections). Each item is only $39.99 and there is a flat shipping fee of $9.00. I can feed my shopping habit for a much lower cost then in store! Awesome!

Peeps around the web

Who are these people? And why am I writing about them?

Jakob Nielsen

Nielsen is one of the world’s leading web-usability consultants. He worked for the Sun Microsystems company for years as their lead web-usability man. Sun Microsystems is the company that created Java and other awesome things on the internet! Yay Jakob Nielsen!

W3C

W3C stands for World Wide Web Consortium. It is the international standards organization for the World Wide Web (hey, we’re on that right now!). At W3C they they try to “ensure compatibility and agreement among industry members in the adoption of new standards.”

Tim Berners-Lee

Berners-Lee is the CREATOR OF THE INTERNET! Without him, there might not even be the internet and therefore this blog wouldn’t even exist! Crazy times!

School Websites

I think my favourite out of the three websites is the Langara one. My favourite aspects of it is the the easy navigation options to the left hand side and the little spiel about why Langara is great. I thought it added a little originallity to the page. There wasn’t really anything I didn’t like about the page.

The Douglas page is my next favourite. I really like the new design, I think it is much more user friendly and over all pretty. I don’t like how plan the links section of the page is. I think that maybe if the page incorporated a picture of one of the Douglas campus’ it might look a little better.

I really didn’t like the Capilano web page. I think it looks out of date and kind of boring. Overall, it’s pretty easy to navigate but I think it could be updated to improve it’s overall look.

Fave Blogs

My two favourite blogs are:

  • Jezebel: I like this blog because it not only keeps me up-to-date with celebrity news (in a much more humorous way then the more serious celebrity blogs), but it also has fashion articles, sex articles and very interesting articles about women’s issues.
  • Gizmodo: Gizmodo gives awesome, current and super interesting news about gadgets. Keeps me  up-to-date with the newest techy stuff. Love it.