Saturday, January 14, 2012

A very interesting discovery...

Tonight my mother informed me that she had downloaded a book on her Kindle that I am now really curious to read!

It is called, "His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel" by Nancy Kelley. It is like Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's viewpoint!

I really want to read it because I am curious about how Nancy Kelley will keep with the Jane Austen spirit.... I mean, I know that nobody could ever write exactly like Jane Austen, especially nowadays, but I at least hope that she will have tried to keep everything.... well, straight, for lack of a better word. From what little my mom read to me from a part of it (she's keeping it all to herself until she's finished :P) I could tell that it didn't sound like Jane Austen - that's to be expected - but I do hope she gets the character's personalities right... but I am glad that somebody did try to write this all from his viewpoint!

Plus, I just love Mr. Darcy! Especially after having recently finished re-reading the book for the 3rd time, and then watched the 2001 mini-series version, and now hearing about this book.

So, we shall see. :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

This sounds like I'm advertising something. And maybe I am. :P

Today I got my eBook from ITonRamp for studying for the computer class I'm starting next week!

ITonRamp is a Christian program which has courses for learning about, well, computers. They have various courses, from the basic "Home Track" which is learning how to take care of and troubleshoot your home computer (and which is the one I'm taking) and it takes 5 weeks and is fairly easy to follow, to the "A+ Track" which is 12 weeks long and covers pretty much everything you need to know to take the A+ Certification test, and if you pass that, you are completely certified and ready for a position such as IT Administrator or something in the computer field. Many companies like Dell and other computer companies require this certification to get a job there! The courses come with an eBook or a book shipped to you, depending on the course you take, and forums where you can do a lot of questions and answers, and webinars where you will watch videos to help you better understand the materials in the books. The really cool thing is, is that you're not going to college for a 4-year degree and you are completely certified, and on the website ( they recommend the courses for as young as 12 years of age! (That's the Home Track course, all the other courses are recommended 14 and up). The courses are pretty pricey, but they sure beat the price of even going to a cheap community college!

As much as I would like to go to "off to college", I know that mainly it's for the experience that I would like to go, and I really can't think of any excuse to go to college when I can do this for cheaper. So if you don't particularly care for getting a college experience and would much rather do things for a better price, and if you're interested in computers, you might want to consider this.

Or, if you just want to get a basic knowledge of your computer and want to know how to fix it and keep it running strong, you can just do the Home Track! Never again would you have to pay someone to fix your computer for you whenever something goes wrong. ;) Of course, it does cost $200...

Besides the Home Track course and the A+ course, there is also the "Network+ Track" (which is also 12 weeks and the same price as the A+ track) and the "HTML: Step One in Web Design" course, which is more expensive than the Home Track but less expensive than the A+ and Network+ tracks.

For more information you can click on the link I put up. :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

A new blog is born!

Well, I did it! I started a blog!

This is where I will be sharing posts and pictures from my everyday life, as I am happy, sad, eating, hungry, and also trying hard to grow close to God and become rooted in my faith.

So, yeah. :) There's one thing checked off from my "New Year's Resolutions 2012" list!

Today I started school again, after being on Christmas break for a few weeks. I am regretting not being able to sleep in every morning, and not having my days at least mostly free anymore, but it also is relieving, in a weird way, to get back to school. Crazy, right? I am in 11th grade, so I suppose now that high school is close to being over, I'm finally starting to grow a fondness for it - at least, as fond as you CAN get of school! I am also homeschooled, so at least it is a little more relaxed getting back into school.

Well, that's pretty much the news for now, so I will end my FIRST BLOG POST! :D