Thursday, March 20, 2008

I Think I'm Succombing ... GAH!

I've got the sniffles this morning. Yikes. Time to up the Vitamin C intake.

On the positive side, I'm wearing a skirt with no need for tights (woo hoo ... WELCOME SPRING)!

Been a busy few days trying to prepare for my tax exam that is on Saturday. Did make time to go into school yesterday to vote for the LSA elections, and grab a lunch with some friends.

Tuesday, Jason and I got to have dinner with my Auntie Dona and cousin Brenda (and Thomas and Kaitlyn too). So nice to have a "real" dinner ... heh heh heh ... our culinary techniques over here in the Hutch household have been a little sparse and routine lately.

As for the rest of this week - I'm fully in exam mode as of today. I can't wait until Saturday, when the Tax exam is done, and I'm down to only 4 courses. Then ... it'll be time to begin to hammer out the papers.

So ... since Monday, I've been able to check one major thing off the big checklist. Still have 7 to go: 3 papers, 1 presentation, and 3 exams. Saturday knocks off 1 more item, which is great, and I'd like to get the smaller papers out of the way next week, which hopefully knocks two more things off the list. I won't do much for the last two exams until the papers are done ... so looks like I'm in good shape for everything.

As for the Tax exam preparation ... my trial versions of Microsoft Visio have run out, so I'm making pseudo-flowcharts with Word ... sucks. I miss Visio, but I'm far too cheap to actually buy it.

SPEAKING OF WHICH ... the Microsoft's Ultimate Steal deal is up soon (ends April 30th ... just looked it up). I've been humming and hawing about this one, but I think I'm going to go for it. 91% savings off the retail price ... how could it get much better? Well ... it would be better if visio was included, but ... hey, what can you do? 2007 versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint would be great ... I've already run into some compatibility issues a few times, may as well upgrade. Just have to make sure that I'll be able to put the software onto all of my computers (yup ... admission of nerdiness right there).


Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,

Try SmartDraw for flowcharts. Easier (and cheaper) than Visio and they offer a free online trial:

Lisa Hutch said...

Awesome! "Free online trial" are words that rev my engine, I tell you.

Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,

Your college computer store should have a Visio deal similar to the 'Office Ultimate Steal' one. Visio and flow charts are made for each other!

Benjamin Quinn said...

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for posting about the Office deal - I think I might buy it!