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Thu, Nov. 15th, 2007, 03:38 pm
Computer Problem - Microsoft Word 2003 bullets

Okay...

I am trying to create a bulleted list in Microsoft Word.

It's all fine and dandy until I want to indent my bullets, you know, outline-style.

Typically, while typing your bulleted list, after your last line you'd hit "Enter" and then "Tab" to indent. From there, each time you hit "Enter", it would start creating your bullets underneath the indented one.

(The indented bullets are generally open circles as opposed to filled-in ones.)

Wellllllll... you're following me so far?

When I am making my bulleted list, I hit "Tab" and all that happens is my cursor tabs over a quarter inch to the right.

That's not right. I want the BULLET to move over a quarter inch to the right as well. Instead, it just sits there on the left.

Every time I press "Enter", it starts me right back over on the left.

This is something I could fix if I clicked on EACH LINE and moved the alignment ruler thing (the triangles on the ruler at the top of the screen). But I don't understand why my computer suddenly stopped allowing me to make multi-level tab lists.

I have tried everything from Customizing the Bulleted Lists and the Outline Numbered lists. I am usually nerdy enough to figure out little computer problems, but this one is driving me crazy! Any help you can offer is appreciated! Thank you.

Wed, Apr. 18th, 2007, 11:31 pm
I wish I could upload my photo

Yesterday I was walking home from class with my head down (for one reason or another) and suddenly, right before my eyes, was a clod of dirt in the shape of Texas. :)

Sun, Apr. 15th, 2007, 11:37 pm
Looking Back...?

Dear Journal,

Can you believe I am actually writing to you? It has been a long time. I haven't really missed you.

I was just reading some old entries and they say things like "I'm so stressed out, but life is good." Haha. It's funny looking back at last year and imagining how I could possibly think I was stressed out THEN. Goodness, look at me now. Haha, funny, though. A change in perspective is really smart.

Well, I am only posting now because I am waiting for my face mask to dry so I can wash it off and go to bed. Haha. Who wanted to hear that?

Nebraska or Texas for the summer? The answer's not the one I want it to be. :( The sad face is because the decision is bothering me right now. But, for future reference, when I read this a year from now, I'm actually quite happy. Happy enough, among all the stress. Common theme, huh?

Hokay, well, looks like enough babbling. Sometimes it's just fun to hear yourself talk (type).

Love! Anna :)

Mon, Aug. 28th, 2006, 01:35 am
What?

I missed a day and a half of school (I haven't been to 2 of my classes yet). It's now 1:35 am Monday morning. I have yet to begin my homework or find my syllabi to look up homework. I think we're off to a great start.

Good luck, everyone! Yay, school!




Go Jays! :)

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006, 06:55 pm

Hello everyone? Anyone?

My job is easy, requires no preparation, has the best hours... I don't need to worry about the money and I have the time to relax. This is the best summer ever. It will make the fall job hit all the harder, but for now it's amazing. I feel like I'm on summer vacation for the first time in... how many years?

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to spend much time with people yet... I go to bed early to go to work early. That and there's been family stuff going on. Graduation is this weekend. That means Jesuit boys (lol) and a party here! It won't be any Mattia's Madhouse, but still fun.

I did hang out with Cassie and some of her friends I think the first week home. We saw RV. And then. Last night I played mini golf with a couple old chums from youth group. It's been forever since I've seen them. I didn't hang out with any of them last summer. (What did I do last summer?)

I bought a video camera because I had fun making a video last semester. I have enough play time to maybe develop some kind of hobby with this. Yeah, it's dorky, but everyone has to have something, right? Plus, who doesn't want a video camera??

Finals made me lose a pants size. :) Sadly, it's coming back fast!

Wed, Apr. 12th, 2006, 12:40 am
In so many words...

Dear Anna,

We are hosting Guidance Counselors from all over the country, including Jane Fenske and Peter Morgan from Ursuline. The breakfast is great and it is a chance to share your Creighton experience with your Guidance Counselor.

Sincerely,

Assistant Director of Admissions

ITS HAUNTING ME!! URSULINE!!! Of course I'm going... :)

Thu, Apr. 6th, 2006, 10:59 pm

I ran barefoot tonight. :)

Tue, Feb. 14th, 2006, 02:40 pm
Betty Friedan's Mixed Legacy

I used to wonder why people said feminists were so wonderful because whenever I think of feminists, I think of like Eve Ensler (who's a turd, by the way). Anyway, I guess the old school feminists had some points to make and got us women somewhere. But, nowadays they seem to be strictly turds.

Betty Friedan, who launched the '70's women's movement with her 1963 landmark book, The Feminine Mystique, died on her 85th birthday, Saturday, February 5, 2006, in Washington, D.C.

Life for women changed dramatically after Friedan challenged the limitation of women's roles to wife and mother. She rightly deserves much credit from women today who can seek careers in professions previously open only to men.

It was one of the most significant social changes in history. But there is more to the legacy of the co-founder and first president of the
National Organization for Women.

At the same time another movement was emerging-one whose mission would eclipse the goals of the NOW-led women's movement.

The other movement was founded by two men: Larry Lader, who was concerned with population control, and Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who had seen a botched abortion and believed that if abortion was legal, it would be safer for women.

Lader and Nathanson, co-founders of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, were unsuccessful in their attempts to persuade state legislators to repeal laws designed to protect women and children from abortion. Many of these laws were the result of advocacy and cooperation by suffragists, doctors and media a hundred years earlier.

According to Nathanson, who later became a pro-life advocate, Lader came up with a different strategy. They approached Friedan and other leaders in the women's movement whose goal had been equality, especially equality in the workplace.

If women wanted to be hired like men, paid like men and promoted like men, Lader argued, then women shouldn't expect employers to deal with women's fertility issues. Why should the boss contend with maternity leave and benefits, or time off when a child is sick, in a school play or in sports? If women could control their fertility, then women could compete with men for employment.

Friedan was reportedly not comfortable with abortion. To overcome her reticence, the founders of NARAL simply fabricated a false number of
10,000 women a year who had died from abortion. According to Nathanson the real numbers were probably closer to 500 a year.

With Friedan's acceptance of abortion, later editions of her landmark book were edited to include an epilogue promoting a "right to choose
childbirth or abortion."

Friedan's acceptance of the premise that women's rights should come at the expense of our children was a far cry from our feminist foremothers like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

The same women who fought for the right of slaves to be free and women to vote, also fought for the right to life. Stanton, who in 1848 organized the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, classified abortion as a form of infanticide. She said, "When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit." Victory Woodhull, the first woman to run for president, said that the "rights of children as individuals begin while yet they remain the foetus."

Anthony believed that the solution to abortion would be found in addressing the root causes that drive women to abortion.

Stanton, who celebrated her maternity by raising a flag in front of her home, would have been well aware that women died in great numbers from giving birth. Women were a century away from the benefits of antibiotics, cesarean sections, or the prenatal care available to women in a developed country in the later half of the twentieth century, but Stanton did not believe that abortion was the answer.

Without known exception, the early American feminists opposed abortion in no uncertain terms.

A century later, Sarah Weddington successfully argued Roe v. Wade in part on the grounds that women couldn't complete their education if pregnant, and Lader and Nathanson convinced Friedan and other leaders of the women's movement that abortion was necessary to achieve equality in the workplace.

It became "Our body. Our choice." And "our problem."

Since then, women have struggled to make it in a man's world. Women often feel forced to choose between their education and career goals and their children. One can only imagine how the lives of 25 or 30 million American women would have been different if Friedan and her contemporaries had rejected abortion as a solution to the problems women face and instead told the NARAL founders "Women have children. Get over it."

Though her legacy is mixed, Betty Friedan's work opened doors to women. This positive dimension should be remembered by all feminists.

Tue, Feb. 7th, 2006, 11:31 pm
Busy Semester

Although the semester's been really busy and there have been times where I've stressed out worse than ever before, I am having a lot of fun. I think that since there's so much I'm responsible for, I am more motivated. Classes were going really well, although I think now that I'm taking some real classes it won't be AS easy to slide by with good grades. I go to workstudy once a week, which is nice seeing as how it sucks this year. That one day a week is already reserved for a particular professor who I'm working with on a project. I've also taken a job in the athletic department. Since I've already been paid, I need to make that job my first priority and I work there 3 days a week. Right now I'm a little worried because I'm not exactly sure how my personality fits in there; I want to do everything and do it right and the girl who is training me is slightly more relaxed than me. I'm sure I'll chill once I understand all of what I'm supposed to do. It's actually a really neat opportunity. In addition to that, I'm an officer for Kappa this year. My position is pretty much nothing compared to other officer positions, but I've managed to keep myself busy with it thusfar. I've worked on a couple projects and now that I'm getting into the swing of it, it ought to be slowing down. Since I'm taking ACTUAL classes this semester (as opposed to Education classes) I am meeting new people again! In the Education department, it's the same people over and over. It's actually quite nice and comfortable, but it's also fun to meet new people. I do have a couple more responsibilities on my plate, which are the major stressors: social commitments. Stupid, huh? But because I have to be a normal person some of the time by having a life (or volunteering my time), I am not free 100% of my free time to do what I need to do for ME. Seems like every semester there are more people to keep in touch with or work on projects with...

Regardless, this semester rocks! Don't ask the people I freak out to, because they'll tell you I'm dying. But, at this moment I feel like I've been rather productive. :)

Sun, Jan. 1st, 2006, 02:55 am

Happy New Year, Joe

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