Saturday, November 11, 2006

Catch Up Already!

Alright, alright, so I'm neglecting this blog. I know I am, and I know that there is really no excuse however, I do have a rationalization. I'm not going to use it though. This blog is for me and I refuse to feel guilty for not writing. I'll write when I'm inspired to write and feel good about that.

We've just finished the bones and muscles and my entire body hurts! I made it through both exams with my GPA safely intact, but am unsure if I'll have the strength (mentally) to finish the semester. I totally bombed an assignment for my Nutrition class and am afraid that w/o that grade I won't hit the 4.0 I've been working towards. It was really dumb of me to forget, but there isn't anything I can do about it now. Thankfully, there is an extra-credit opportunity, and that may save me; but, like most "EC" assignments is really long and involved. Yick...I can't wait for this semester to be over!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Mid-Semester Report

I've added a new area to my side template. It'll help me keep track of the classes I've take, thus the classes I still need, and will make me keep a public accounting of my grades. I haven't decided whether I'll keep a "running tab" so to speak, or just change/update it every semester.

Speaking of other semesters, registration has already begun for Spring 2007. I am still stumbling through this one and am not quite ready for the terror of another one!

We started on bones last week, so I am crazy busy trying to keep everything straight. Am I the only person who thinks that people actually have a tibula? Yes, it is
that bad. Oh well, I'll try to update more often...with two of this semester's classes down, and a new job, I should have a little more time.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

An Incurable Disease

Dx: TiVo-itis

I woke up on Thursday morning to find my TiVo had died. I was devasted. I spent what little time I had before class on the phone with the service department and the prognosis was not good. I tried a hard restart and still no dice. It was frozen on the "Welcome" screen; how ironic.

I left it unplugged while I was in class just in case it might magically reboot on it's own, but to no avail. My TiVo was dead and there was nothing I could do about it.

I had no choice but to order a new one. I was really nervous about how much it would cost me since I'd paid around $250 for my last box, but to my surprise I was able to get a new box for as little as $30 with a three year service commitment ($16.95/month). That wasn't a big deal to me since I've been with TiVo for over two years now and the addiction has really taken hold.

It was supposed to take 6-10 days for my new box to arrive but it came THE VERY NEXT DAY!!!! All is right with the world again, I am upset that I won't be able to get to the programs I hadn't yet seen on the other box's hard drive, but I'm just glad to have my baby back in working order.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sleep Number Chair

There is a girl who sleeps through my anatomy class. She comes in, usually dressed in her pajamas, sits down, lays her head on the desk and goes to sleep. We have a fairly small class (about 40 people) so it's really obvious to everyone that she's napping through the lecture. To her credit, I have yet to see her sleep through lab.

This sort of behavior puzzles me. I realize that we're all supposed to be adults and at times, this means we must look the other way when people do not act as we think they should, but I really have a problem with her snoozing in her chair. Not only do I find this to be exceedingly rude, I am unable to see how this benefits her. Why is she getting up and driving to class when she'd be much more comfortable asleep in her bed? She's not getting anything out the class, in fact, last week a portion of our lecture pertained to the information we should know for our upcoming test. Everyone was furiously writing down the main points that the exam would touch on and she didn't even raise her head. The person sitting next to her had to wake her up so she could exit the room, and I can't help but wonder if her behavior is annoying to anyone but me.

Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11/01 Tribute

Today 3,412 victims of September 11, 2001 will be commemorated by bloggers. This isn't a mere recitation of the names, as we often see on this anniversary, but rather an account of who these people were, a telling of their stories so to speak. I believe this electronic memorial will give a very human account of why this day was so tragic.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Nutrition 101

Well, I got the situation with my online nutrition course worked out. The assistant at the science division office seemed upset that my former professor would be getting paid less because I was switching out of her section but I actually didn't care either way, I just wanted the first two weeks of this semester to count.

On the other had, I was able to take my first nutrition exam and got a 97.5%! I am on a roll! We'll just have to see how my first A & P lecture exam goes (it was this morning).

Friday, September 01, 2006

I Am A Moron (officially, at least)

Ok, here's the deal. The nutrition course that I am currently enrolled in is an online course. It works well with my schedule and I enjoy the anonymity of it, I guess. Mostly it's just a time thing. Anyway, it's not my first online course, but it is the first one that I've taken at this school. Their online enrollment is different in that, you enroll through the college and then you enroll online.

This is the part where I am a total MORON! I've been enrolled through the college in
one section, yet enrolled (by myself I might add) through the online program in a different section. I got an email from my non professor this afternoon stating that he didn't have me on his roll. Wonderful!

I did find out that I can transfer to his section (which would be great since I've done all the work for that particular professor, and just finished preparing for the first exam); I simply need his approval. I then take that email to the division office for their approval, which I take to registration for them to transfer me.

Total crap! I was feeling so smart about that last test...this just figures!