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Apr. 7th, 2011 04:36 pm
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 Yeaaah... I had no idea my crossposts weren't working recently.  It's okay - you guys haven't missed much.

I never post to LJ any more, and I won't be doing so.  I have Dreamwidth invite codes, if anyone would like them - I seriously recommend it.  It's far better over on this side without games and crap and shit not working... you know.  

Anyways.  Just started my new quarter this week - one more quarter!  I'm pretty stoked to be this close to being done.

Wedding plans are moving along.  I bought a dress, and it fucking rocks.  And that is all for the moment.  :)
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 So, the long and short of it is, I frigging just gave up in my math class.  Just gave up.  Not because of the content, but because of the teacher and the way things were being taught and just everything.  

I don't know if I'm going to get a C... chances are, no.  I'll probably end up with a C- or a D, depending on how the final goes.  (The final, which is tomorrow, and which I haven't studied for yet.)  And if I don't get a C, I can't get my Elementary Education AA.

But you know what?  It's okay.  I don't particularly care.  I found out that I'm just as close to a regular AA as I am to the Elementary Ed one, as long as I take either 20 credits next quarter or summer classes.  There are a few classes still open, shockingly, that would work fine for the extra class I need.  I'm a junior by the summertime either way.

I've officially decided, for once and for all, that I'm finishing my bachelor's degree online.  WSU offers a BA in Humanities, and I'm going for it.  It's what I want to teach at the middle school level anyways, and I'm sick and tired of doing bullshit classes that I have no interest in.  I'm super excited about finishing up online, because I SO prefer online classes, and blah blah blah.
 
TL;DR.  Bombing one class once in a while = okay, kids.  Not the end of the world.  
 
It's the beginning of the Persian New Year today.  That means it's spring, and I'm refusing to be in a bad mood about it.  :)  

busy bee

Oct. 15th, 2010 01:42 pm
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I love the sense of satisfaction that comes from having all my bills for the month taken care of by the 15th.  It's so liberating to look at the (albeit small) amount of money left in my account and think, "Hey, this has nowhere else it needs to stretch!"  Especially when there's food in the house.  Not much gas in the car, though.

Things are going well in our neck of the woods.  My apartment is a complete and total pigsty because school and work have sort of overtaken me as well as Meridan.  And that cold I had at the beginning of the quarter really set me back.  I think I'm okay at the moment, though.  Ari will be over this weekend, and I'll try to use him for free labor.

My math conference last weekend was AMAZING.  I don't know why I always portray myself as someone who's bad at math - I'm really not.  I'm not a math genius, but I pick up concepts pretty quickly, and I find most basic math activities to be really fun.  Which is good, because it takes a teacher who really loves math to teach it well. 

I'm seriously so busy, though.  I'm tired all the time.  The classes I'm in, though they're at SPSCC, are NOT entry level or easy classes by far.  My Math for Elementary Ed is extremely work-intensive and mentally exhausting, my Earth science class requires a lot of study and memorization, and my Japanese class... well, all language classes are inherently full of work and memorization.  This one isn't too hard, but still.

Two more quarters for this stupid AA, and then I'm taking the AA and ALL my practically useless Evergreen credits to UW and seeing what they want to take.

Yeah, Meridan and I are thinking Seattle again.  We have some friends moving up there, and I discovered a degree program at UW that I'm really, really interested in.  It's early childhood, but it's psychology and biology based - it's basically all about the science of development.  It's a BA, and it leads right into the MIT program at UW, so I might just be getting my masters degree before I get to the classroom.  We'll see.

Going to try to update more.  When schoolwork isn't punching me in the face, you know.

busy bee

Oct. 15th, 2010 01:42 pm
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I love the sense of satisfaction that comes from having all my bills for the month taken care of by the 15th.  It's so liberating to look at the (albeit small) amount of money left in my account and think, "Hey, this has nowhere else it needs to stretch!"  Especially when there's food in the house.  Not much gas in the car, though.

Things are going well in our neck of the woods.  My apartment is a complete and total pigsty because school and work have sort of overtaken me as well as Meridan.  And that cold I had at the beginning of the quarter really set me back.  I think I'm okay at the moment, though.  Ari will be over this weekend, and I'll try to use him for free labor.

My math conference last weekend was AMAZING.  I don't know why I always portray myself as someone who's bad at math - I'm really not.  I'm not a math genius, but I pick up concepts pretty quickly, and I find most basic math activities to be really fun.  Which is good, because it takes a teacher who really loves math to teach it well. 

I'm seriously so busy, though.  I'm tired all the time.  The classes I'm in, though they're at SPSCC, are NOT entry level or easy classes by far.  My Math for Elementary Ed is extremely work-intensive and mentally exhausting, my Earth science class requires a lot of study and memorization, and my Japanese class... well, all language classes are inherently full of work and memorization.  This one isn't too hard, but still.

Two more quarters for this stupid AA, and then I'm taking the AA and ALL my practically useless Evergreen credits to UW and seeing what they want to take.

Yeah, Meridan and I are thinking Seattle again.  We have some friends moving up there, and I discovered a degree program at UW that I'm really, really interested in.  It's early childhood, but it's psychology and biology based - it's basically all about the science of development.  It's a BA, and it leads right into the MIT program at UW, so I might just be getting my masters degree before I get to the classroom.  We'll see.

Going to try to update more.  When schoolwork isn't punching me in the face, you know.

the lowdown

Oct. 3rd, 2010 10:41 am
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Finn is such a whiner when she wants to go outside and play.  The rule with Finn is that she can only go out back onto the porch, the door has to be left partway open, and I have to check on her every few minutes to be sure she doesn't go too far.  So when it's cold outside, like today, chances of outside time are low.  But that doesn't stop a kitten from trying, after all.

I saw some Evergreen students feeding a big group of raccoons outside by my back porch yesterday.  This pisses me off for several reasons.  One, I like raccoons, but I don't want them around the cats, because I don't want a fight to happen.  Two, feeding wild animals just messes with them and makes people think they're all tame and crap, when they aren't.  But do the majority of stupid Greeners realize these things?  Of course not.

I've been buying more clothes this week in an attempt to branch out wardrobe-wise.  I've avoided women's clothing for years now and stuck to only men's shirts and junk like that.  But I've recently become frustrated at how much I look like a teenager as a result.  So I'm trying some new stuff.  It's hard trying on women's clothing, because the sizing is fucked and it all makes me feel gigantic, but I need to realize that wearing a size Large in women's isn't the biggest deal in the world.  I tried some button-down flannel shirts at Old Navy and Target and actually liked a few. 

Classes are tough this quarter.  I have a math conference in Spokane this weekend - I leave Thursday, come back Saturday.  I'm sure it'll be riveting, or whatever.  We'll see how Meridan fends for himself for two nights alone.  :P

Meridan has an interview at Best Buy on Thursday!  Hope it goes well for him.  We're desperately looking for a good part-time gig for him to get him out of ACS, and I think this might be it.  He has such a flexible schedule. 

Still don't miss the cable between Netflix and Hulu.  I'm going to give Hulu some money for a paid subscription when they start that whole thing - between that and Netflix, it's only $20.00 total, and there's plenty to watch.

the lowdown

Oct. 3rd, 2010 10:41 am
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Finn is such a whiner when she wants to go outside and play.  The rule with Finn is that she can only go out back onto the porch, the door has to be left partway open, and I have to check on her every few minutes to be sure she doesn't go too far.  So when it's cold outside, like today, chances of outside time are low.  But that doesn't stop a kitten from trying, after all.

I saw some Evergreen students feeding a big group of raccoons outside by my back porch yesterday.  This pisses me off for several reasons.  One, I like raccoons, but I don't want them around the cats, because I don't want a fight to happen.  Two, feeding wild animals just messes with them and makes people think they're all tame and crap, when they aren't.  But do the majority of stupid Greeners realize these things?  Of course not.

I've been buying more clothes this week in an attempt to branch out wardrobe-wise.  I've avoided women's clothing for years now and stuck to only men's shirts and junk like that.  But I've recently become frustrated at how much I look like a teenager as a result.  So I'm trying some new stuff.  It's hard trying on women's clothing, because the sizing is fucked and it all makes me feel gigantic, but I need to realize that wearing a size Large in women's isn't the biggest deal in the world.  I tried some button-down flannel shirts at Old Navy and Target and actually liked a few. 

Classes are tough this quarter.  I have a math conference in Spokane this weekend - I leave Thursday, come back Saturday.  I'm sure it'll be riveting, or whatever.  We'll see how Meridan fends for himself for two nights alone.  :P

Meridan has an interview at Best Buy on Thursday!  Hope it goes well for him.  We're desperately looking for a good part-time gig for him to get him out of ACS, and I think this might be it.  He has such a flexible schedule. 

Still don't miss the cable between Netflix and Hulu.  I'm going to give Hulu some money for a paid subscription when they start that whole thing - between that and Netflix, it's only $20.00 total, and there's plenty to watch.
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Financial aid offices can suck my left titty.  All of them. 

The cable box/DVR is gone.  Sigh.  They stopped paying for the bulk basic cable account at my apartment complex, so we either had to tack more money onto our bill, making it well over $100 a month for everything, or just let the cable go and stick to good phone service and great internet service.  In my investigations as to how dumping the cable would work, I found that the majority of the shows I like are on Hulu or other streaming sites, so I won't miss much. 

Speaking of television, I've been keeping up with the new fall shows, and Meridan and I have fallen in love with Raising Hope.  It's hilarious, mainly because of the actors.  I suggest you give it a try.

I attempted to watch Outsourced, but lost interest halfway through.  It feels too much like poking fun at Indians, and the main American character is a bit of a non-entity, generic white male.  Blah.

As soon as there's a way to successfully read my LJ friends list on Dreamwidth, I'm gone for good.  I fucking hate the popover ads and the site integration and just about everything about LJ now, and that makes me sad.  But I still go back to read your damn journals, so I can't stay away.  :P

I love my new computer to pieces, but the keyboard kinda sucks balls.  Suggestions for a good brand or model of USB keyboard are welcomed.

Meridan bought me a surprise yesterday - a new GPS system for the car!  I LOVE IT SO MUCH.  Anyone who knows me knows I am NOTORIOUS for getting lost wherever I drive, and I have badly needed something like this for a long time.  It's a little Garmin Nuvi, very good price at Costco.  
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Financial aid offices can suck my left titty.  All of them. 

The cable box/DVR is gone.  Sigh.  They stopped paying for the bulk basic cable account at my apartment complex, so we either had to tack more money onto our bill, making it well over $100 a month for everything, or just let the cable go and stick to good phone service and great internet service.  In my investigations as to how dumping the cable would work, I found that the majority of the shows I like are on Hulu or other streaming sites, so I won't miss much. 

Speaking of television, I've been keeping up with the new fall shows, and Meridan and I have fallen in love with Raising Hope.  It's hilarious, mainly because of the actors.  I suggest you give it a try.

I attempted to watch Outsourced, but lost interest halfway through.  It feels too much like poking fun at Indians, and the main American character is a bit of a non-entity, generic white male.  Blah.

As soon as there's a way to successfully read my LJ friends list on Dreamwidth, I'm gone for good.  I fucking hate the popover ads and the site integration and just about everything about LJ now, and that makes me sad.  But I still go back to read your damn journals, so I can't stay away.  :P

I love my new computer to pieces, but the keyboard kinda sucks balls.  Suggestions for a good brand or model of USB keyboard are welcomed.

Meridan bought me a surprise yesterday - a new GPS system for the car!  I LOVE IT SO MUCH.  Anyone who knows me knows I am NOTORIOUS for getting lost wherever I drive, and I have badly needed something like this for a long time.  It's a little Garmin Nuvi, very good price at Costco.  
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I'm sticking mostly exclusively to Dreamwidth from now on.  So tired of dealing with the LJ bullshit.  If anyone needs Dreamwidth invite codes, they can hit me up.  I have 2 left at the moment, but I can get more.  And I'm still crossposting for the most part.

Meridan and I have a new computer!  It's big and shiny and super fast and it sucked up a massive portion of my financial aid, but what the hell.  We needed it super bad.

School started up again yesterday, and it's going well so far.  Back in the Japanese, and I'm taking a super-rough math class meant for elementary ed majors as well as an Earth science/geology class.  Lots of homework, not too much free time.  But I'm enjoying being busy at the moment.

More later when I'm not obsessing over installing crap.  :)
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I'm sticking mostly exclusively to Dreamwidth from now on.  So tired of dealing with the LJ bullshit.  If anyone needs Dreamwidth invite codes, they can hit me up.  I have 2 left at the moment, but I can get more.  And I'm still crossposting for the most part.

Meridan and I have a new computer!  It's big and shiny and super fast and it sucked up a massive portion of my financial aid, but what the hell.  We needed it super bad.

School started up again yesterday, and it's going well so far.  Back in the Japanese, and I'm taking a super-rough math class meant for elementary ed majors as well as an Earth science/geology class.  Lots of homework, not too much free time.  But I'm enjoying being busy at the moment.

More later when I'm not obsessing over installing crap.  :)
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It's waiting time again. I'm far more tired today than I was yesterday, but that was all adrenaline and nerves, I think. So sleepy.

So, my classes. Sociology is fantastic so far - my professor is super interesting and, well, kinda hot. But I'm mostly happy about the super interesting, I swear. :) My math class is fine as well - I don't have to buy the book because the class work is done online again this quarter, which I'm really happy about. It'll be like last quarter for me, only I'll get an hour a day to review things with a real teacher, which is fantastic. And he seems nice.

My choir class. Um. I'm undecided about it. If I could drop it, I would. It's got me all nervous that I have no singing talent. I mean, karaoke is one thing, but I'm just terrified that I'll suck. I'm not sure I like the choir director, but I think if I show up every day and look invested, I'll do fine. But the jury is still out on the class overall.

My mother is currently in the hospital again. She did something or took something or whatever on Sunday that made her practically incapacitated and unable to stand, so my dad took her in to the ER. They've done all sorts of tests and scans, no dice. Now, our local hospital is entirely useless, however - they still haven't called my mother's doctor to find out what she's being prescribed even though my father and I have told them to a million times. Anyways. I don't know what to think about all of it, so I've chosen not to dwell on it.

So, yeah. School. Work. Mom in hospital and little brother to take care of. I kinda just want to go to bed and crawl underneath the covers, but I can't. So I soldier on.

I think I'll get in the impossibly long bookstore line now for a soda.
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I have a feeling there are going to be quite a few of these morning posts, seeing as how I'm already on campus, but have jack all to do until 11. This may change when I have more homework, but to be honest, when I have looming due dates I just end up posting MORE on LJ, so I wouldn't count on it.

I made the mistake the other day of going to ratemyprofessor.com and checking into this quarter's professor lineup. The reviews on my sociology teacher and my math teacher are pretty good, the odd disgruntled former student not withstanding (what is it with people hating any kind of work ever?), but my choir teacher is a different story. I'm just hoping that because I have her for choir, not a music theory class, that it'll be okay.

There are many issues going on with my mother and my family at the moment. I'm trying my best to not think about all of it, because I'd never get anything accomplished.

The power was still on when we left this morning, so getting ready was actually pretty easy. Leave it to PSE to not get around to things until several hours after the approximated time. And after several days of no alarm, I was all confused by the sound of it going off this morning. Luckily, I always set it super early, so by the time I had it figured out it was only 8, so I had plenty of getting ready time.

Goddamn it is so cold in the student union building. WHY? My little hands are going numb. Maybe I need to go find a seat in the sun. Or go to the library. But I can't bring myself to go there when I know that I'm going to be spending 5 hours in there tomorrow.

Mkay. Time to find something to do.
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Paper is practically done, just needs a conclusion. I still have a couple of other assignments, but I'm waiting until 5:45 to start so that the rest of my time goes fast.

GODDAMNIT I just accidentally closed my Firefox window with a million tabs open. Cocksucker!

Anyways.

I'm insanely hungry, so when Meridan called me an hour ago, I begged him to take me to the Voyeur when he gets here. We really don't have the money to spare on it, but I have the biggest craving for an Avocado Melt like you wouldn't believe. And, of course, I'm sitting here reading fucking food blogs. I'm a smarty pants.

It gets so cold in the library at night. Even though the sun is still out (yay for longer days!), it's really freezing in here, and while using a mouse isn't such a big deal, it is hard to type in the cold. But I'm a whiner, so, y'know.

All right. I'm not going to want to deal with this paper when I get home, so I best finish it now.
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Forgot my iPod today. Damnation.

All done with work now, and it's study corner yet again. I got so much done yesterday by staying after school until Meridan picked me up at 6, so I figured I'd try again today. It's all English homework today.

I had a draft written for my paper already, but I scrapped it this morning after I realized it really had no point. I tend to free-write my drafts without editing, so they really don't work for final products. What usually happens is that I hit on an idea somewhere around the second page that can work for the whole paper, and that's what happened with this one.

I can't wait to be fucking done with Angels in America. After this paper, I can forget about it. Good play, yes, but I'm sick of it after a month and a half.

Crap, if I can't think of things to write about here, I have to start working. Um. Think.

I got the 25th off work so I can just stay home and pack. This is a very good thing. Meridan has to work, but there's so much I can do on my own. And we've told the power company to turn on our juice on the 27th, so depending on how quickly the two of us can get shit out, we might be able to do it all on the 26th. That's when they're giving us our keys, so that's when it happens.

I ate breakfast and had lunch today at noon, and I'm hungry again now. WTF? It's only 3. I know I can make it longer, but maybe I should just get my paper done and get out of here. Hm. I guess I'll try. Paper time.

schoolin'

Jan. 16th, 2010 07:00 pm
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2 weeks into the quarter, and I have an A in every class so far.  Looking good.

Man, I'm really getting lazy with my psychology class, though.  Taking Psych 100 was a mistake.  I didn't really need the course, and I'd already taken Psych 200 in the summer and aced it, so I don't know why I bothered.  I'm really bored with it.  I feel like everything I need to know was covered in developmental psychology, and it's not that exciting to me.  

I guess I'll just deal.

So, the word is in - Meridan is not going to the forest this spring after all.  Apparently, it was really competitive this year, and I'm sure that they got many times more applicants than they usually do due to the economy.  So, he's decided to go a different way and apply for jobs as far north as Seattle.  He has a wonderful chance at these positions, and they all make a good amount of money, so our fingers are crossed.

Worst case scenario, he can stay at ACS until September.  I don't want him to have to, but if need be, he can.  

He's going to do independent study at Evergreen next year most likely, unless he has a good science-related position by that time. 

I admitted to him that I was overall pretty glad he was staying here.  I know I'm a whiner, but 3 1/2 months is a long time to be apart, and I feel like I already did my time way back when he was in Ecuador.  

Anyways.  The apartment search has begun.  We need a one bedroom that we can afford on our salaries, which means under $600.  Here at the Glen, it'd only be $540, so if nothing better comes along, we're gonna go with that.  Both cats are coming with us as well, so it has to be cat-friendly.  I'm getting financial aid in April, so that'll be our moving money.

I'm going to try and finish my blanket tonight so I can start something new soon.  I have to decide whether I'm going to put a border on or not - I'll probably not worry about it right now.
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Ha HAAAAH! Done with blasted Child Care class! DONE DONE DONE.

And with one hour to spare. I just did 4 weeks worth of work in 4 hours. FUCK YES.

God, I hated that class. All done now. Yes, all done.

My developmental psych class isn't done until Monday. That one I actually really liked. It was super fucking hard, but I did enjoy it. I have one more assignment for it and a sort of quiz-like final due Monday, and that'll be all she wrote. I have an A minus in that class, and only because I skipped one assignment entirely due to having a crazy overwhelming week last month. But I'm perfectly fine with it. My other grades are going to suck so hard, I'm happy for what I have. :)

Now I shall stare at the bank balance until Meridan's paycheck clears so that I can trot off to the grocery store. Tomorrow - Indian food. Yummm.

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