BEGIN January 2011 | Corina's Corner

Building a world

For one of my classes we are making videos for the Imagine Cup international video competition. We have to make a video about one of the UN Millennium Development Goals. We decided to do Global Partnership. On Thursday we threw 1,000 pieces of paper off the roof of the JFSB and recorded everyone's reactions. Some people helped us pick them up (thank you!) and some people just walked right by. Yesterday we spent 4 hours, and 5,000 pieces of paper building this globe in between the JFSB and the library. We filmed the whole process and will be turning it into a sweet video this week. The ultimate message of our video is that when people work together we can accomplish great things.
In the process....
The final product
Here is what we were going for. I think we were pretty dang close especially considering how freezing it was outside and the number of hours it took us. Thanks so much to everyone who helped us! We couldn't have done it with out you. Stay tuned for our final Imagine Cup video, I will post it when we finish.

Two of my goals for this year were to 1) take more pictures and 2) blog more. I have been failing at both. The lack of internet has been setting me back in blogging but nothing should be setting me back in taking pictures. I even decided to always carry my camera in my purse thinking that would help me. It hasn't yet.

I'm starting that goal over now. I will do better this time.

Today I had a paper due for my plastics class. It was an environmental paper about paper and plastic. I really enjoyed researching this topic and writing the paper. I learned a lot of things I never knew before. I learned that 100 billion plastics bags are used in America each year, with only 10 billion paper bags used. Did you know that 2,000 Plastic bags weighs 30 pounds where as 2,000 paper bags weighs 280 pounds? In fact, “one-third of solid waste is paper” whereas only 11.7% of solid waste is plastic. There is actually more food waste (12.4%) and yard trimmings (12.9%) than plastic solid waste. It requires 98% more energy to recycle a pound of paper than it does to recycle a pound of plastic. now you may be wondering, now what does this blog post have to do with King Tut... Well I will tell you. Tomorrow I have an Art History test. It is on basically all of the very early art (cave paintings) to about 1200 BC during the Mycenaean period. While I was in Egypt last January I we got to go to the Cairo Museum. While I was there I saw some of the famous pharaoh's mummies (Queen Hatshepsut, Ramses II, etc...) as well as a lot of the artifacts that were found in King Tut's tomb. I was so amazed by this funerary mask when I saw it. In first or second grade (I can't remember which one) in art class we made our own King Tut mask. Ever since then I wanted to go to Egypt. 14 short years later I was able to go there. When I saw this mask I was in awe. I spent like 30 minutes looking at it. It was beautiful.

Well I should probably get back to my studies, I just needed a quick break so I thought I would write a little blog post.

Weekend recap

First things first....still no internet, but we're getting it on Friday.

Jordan and I had a great, busy weekend.

Friday after work we headed to the social security office - finally time to actually change my name. The problem with this office is that it is only open until 4 and I don't finish classes until either 5:15 or 5:45. But I finally made it over there.

Friday night we went to In-n-out for dinner and then headed up to IKEA to by some house things. We bought shelves, lamp shades, a rug...the list goes on and on.

Saturday morning I went to breakfast with my old roommates at Kneaders. SO good. It is always fun to get together with those girls.

The rest of the day Saturday we spent much of our time on our house, putting shelves up. Saturday we also ran some errands.

Saturday night we saw True Grit and loved it.

Sunday we went to our new ward. We thought we'd try the family ward. I think it will take some getting used to, there aren't very many people our age.

Sunday night we went to Sandy for dinner because Jordan's mom, Martha's birthday was Monday. We had some delicious lasagna.

Monday we spent a good deal of our time cleaning out a very messy/dirty closet and turning it into a wonderful pantry. I love it! My Aunt Annett and my Grandma also came over to see our house and they took us to lunch and IKEA again. They were already headed up there and we forgot a few things Friday night, so we figured we'd tag along.

It was a great weekend. I love long weekends!

200th Blog Post


Jordan and I are slowly finishing the unpacking process. We are loving our new place and loving the sweet little woman who lives above us. We don't have internet yet but hopefully we'll be getting it this weekend or early next week. School is going well, we're both really busy and are away from our house from about 7:15 in the morning to about 7:30ish at night, but overall we are loving being Orem residents now.

This semester I am taking Video Production Nonlinear Editing, History: World Civilization from 1500, Creativity,Engineering & Problem Solving, Process & Manufacturing: Metals/Polymers, and Art History: World Civilization to 1500. I am really enjoying my new major classes and am loving the much smaller classes.

Life is good. Hopefully we'll get internet soon so I can get back into the blogging world. I'm very much excited for the long weekend coming up. It is also a bonus that neither Jordan or I have classes on Fridays, only work, so EXTRA long weekend for us.

Front Row Tickets


Third Project

This third project is much more exciting than the second one. I have been wanting to replace our funny Rubbermaid nightstand for a while. We weren't having any luck on KSL or Craigslist so we checked out DI and we found the perfect one! We sanded and painted it, took off the funny bottom board and replaced it, and bought some new hardware, some fun knobs at Cost Plus World Market. What do you think?

All of the completed projects:
We finished everything just in time... move! Crazy! We decided yesterday. We went bowling at the Wilk on Thursday and on our way out we saw an ad for a basement apartment in Orem that was bigger and cheaper than where we were living now. We checked it out on Saturday morning and are moving tomorrow. We weren't even looking for a new place to live, we love our little studio but we decided we could be just as happy at the new place so we might as well give it a shot. Talk about living life on the fly!

Second Project

My Second Project over the Break: Yellow pillow case

I bought the white, and blue pillows along with a green one at IKEA. The green one, although it did match my previous bedspread, no longer did. I took some of the left over curtain fabric and made a little pillow case. It was very easy. It only took me like 3/4 of the movie Aladdin to make it. It was a fun little project. I got the directions from here.

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