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  1. Picture of Oakhurst

    November 18, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    Since I’ve never been to Oakhurst, I thought I’d look it up online before Thanksgiving. Here’s a picture of Yosemite which I understand is near Oakhurst:

  2. Hello!

    November 18, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    I’ve been learning some good lessons lately. Speifically, even when life is tough or things are hard you can’t give up. Today in my International Financial Management course we are learning about transfer rates between parent corporations and their subsidiaries. There are many steps to complete a typical problem and I’ve been having a hard time getting my math to yield the correct answer. It’s pretty aggrevating. BUT: I realized that even when I am most frustrated the thing I need to do is to
    * remember that I can do it. It’s not impossible
    * I can try to learn the material. I will not give up.
    * I am glad that there are only a few more weeks of this course and I am glad that I don’t have to go into international finance.

    Other than this difficult class, life is going quite well for me. I am totally in love and happy with Mike. We had a great weekend and he is so considerate! Beta Gamma Sigma is having our initiation this Wednesday. I think that should go well… Gabe’s talk is scheduled and I need to finalize our order with Bon Appetit catering. We’re within our budget.

    I have a Chai Latte here which always reminds me of liquid holidays–I love it. It’s a little bit spicy but not too strong. I’m really looking forward to seeing my sibs this Thanksgiving. In spite of this class, I have very much to be grateful for.

  3. engagement pictures!

    November 3, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    At last! Mike and I got engaged [on September 7th, 2003] (and I got the pictures!) I am so entirely happy now…

    WOW!!! Check out that diamond!!!!!!!

  4. Hi

    November 3, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    Our Halloween party was fun. We had a live band and they were …good. Not really my kind of music but they were quite into it. We got the house pretty much put back together on Sunday. That is to say, we vacuumed, etc.
    This week looks like it’s shaping up to be quite busy. Today I have three more events: ASUOP Senate meeting, bellydancing (ah, a fun one), group project meeting.
    Today I gave a speech on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. My class loved it. I like giving speeches (particularly about things I love, such as premium ice cream). You probably already know that this is a wonderful company but I love that their mission statement includes the phrase ‘euphoric concoctions,’ among other things.

    Have a great DAY, from Naomi McVEY

  5. Meetings, Actions and good things

    October 29, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    What’s up. Today has been a good day. Talked with Prof. Price about Beta Gamma Sigma. Had our Eberhard School of Business Student Association (ESBSA) meeting today–good meeting–decided to have a faculty jeopardy game at our end-of-the-year dinner. I made a form which is pretty fun. Classes are going well. I’m in love.

    Hmmm… I’d like to decoupage something. I cut out a few pictures and I’d like to cover something in them. Perhaps I’ll cover a box for art supplies. Who knows.

    I like cookies. I like pumpkin pies. I love our family. My life is full of love.

    Have a great day,

  6. Monday, Oct. 27, 2003

    October 28, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    Hi. Life is…good. I got a letter from Mom today. Thank you so much! We really should spend more time together. I have no tests this week which is very nice. Perhaps I can get ahead on a few projects. I’ve been journaling a little bit. I want to keep writing, drawing and painting more than I do right now. One of my friends today said that I have really improved a lot. That’s nice to hear. I need to buy more blue watercolor paint. I have perhaps 1/5 of my lighter blue half-cake left in my traveling set. I’ll have to get some more.

    Mike is good. We’re having a halloween party this weekend (after I take the practice GMAT on Saturday). It should be fun.

    I was able to scan in a few pictures from France.

  7. Life is good

    October 24, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    I love life. I’m pretty happy today as I have been lately. Last night I looked through my three French journals and it was like visiting an old friend. I must keep writing! I found out that there’s a French club here on campus so I may start conversing with them. Est-que je peux vous aidez-parler?

    J’aime francais et meme que je peux parle en francais je pensais en francais. Mon grammaire n’est pas toujours correct mais ca ne me derrange pas. J’aime les blagues et aussi j’aime mon bague fianciere–c’est magnifique!

    Back to english…I am writing a biography on Ben and Jerry for my Mentor III class. We’re learning about options (call, put, convertable, futures) in my international financial markets class. We’re studying decision-making in my operations management class. We’re calculating the present value of future cash flows in my financial markets class. I’m still working driving the golf cart around campus and at Fern Lodge some weekends. I love Mike. We’re having a halloween party soon–it should be awesome! I got the tanktop I ordered from (CafePress). What else? I’m considering cutting my hair to shoulder length ( What do you think?) Before I cut it though I’ve been trying different styles (braids, parting it in a different spot, different way of making/securing a bun, etc).

    I’m taking the practice GMAT next saturday. I sent a bday package to Rachel today. I am happy. I’m a belly dancer. That is really fun. I started taking classes at our fitness center and I love it. We were going to perform but it was cancelled so now I just dance for myself. It’s so fun! I decided to show off some of my moves this Halloween as a *you guessed it* belly dancer.

    Maybe I’ll scan in my French pictures tongith

  8. Hi

    October 17, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    What’s up? Today has been kind of a downer day for me. I woke up not feeling well. Eventually I felt mostly better but today has been a bit of a bummer. Oh well. My roommate has a scanner so hopefully I’ll scan in my pictures from France soon.

    Do you have any good news for me? I’d love to here about your sunshine. Send me something fun:
    Until next time,

    Here’s another picture from my archives:

    By the way, this is the “Smart Car Roadster”… I love it. If you thought the MiniCooper is small, you haven’t seen this petite fits-in-my-pocket sports car. This would be a fun car to have here in California.

  9. what’s up

    October 14, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    I did some thinking tonight. Here are my priorities: 1. enjoy my life 2. be a great familymember and friend 3. do things that satisfy my soul (like painting and taking long showers) 4. do well in school.

    I decided that it would be ok if I didn’t get all A’s this semester. I still will do well in my classes but I will not try to force myself to stay up way too late night after night. I did not join a sorority while in college; I want to dedicate myself to more non-academic endevors such as being a great vice president for Beta Gamma Sigma (the prestigious business honor society).

    Tonight I painted a picture of my new teddy bear with a rose petal on his nose. Mike gave me two dozen roses this weekend! Roses are really wonderful things…I think every woman and girl loves to get them. 🙂 I sure do. I have a pretty big test tomorrow in International Financial Management which I will study for, but I decided that it’s ok if I don’t ace it. I prefer to do well in school but if I don’t do things that I really enjoy (such as painting my delightful bear), what will I be left with??? A diploma and a transcript, but no colorful journal pages and pictures.

    And so I painted. Which reminds me that I need more blue paint.

  10. Some things I like these days…

    October 13, 2003 by Naomi Redding

    Here are a few wedding images I like that I found online. What do you think?