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I'm on day two of school, now, and I can see it is going to take a bit of getting used to. Right now my biggest complaint is about transportation. Driving to school is a pain in the ass, but biking with my books and laptop would be a pain in the back. I don't think I'll have much issue with studying. I have a two-hour overlap between classes on Tuesdays that I can easily use for study-time. Also finding time to eat is an issue, at least on Monday and Tuesday. I have a feeling I am going to need a Starbucks budget.
I had a dream last night that I skipped class and was so mad at myself when I woke up.
At my biology lab last night, I was talking to my lab parter about school-related things, and we were comparing how long it had been since we had studied chemistry. When I said I last took chem in junior year of high school 11 years ago, the girls across the table dropped their jaws nearly to the floor. One of them said, "Oh man, I graduated in 2009." Doing the math, I realize she was 9 when I graduated high school. Ha!

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It still doesn't look like I can sign up for classes yet. I checked out the registration calendar, and if I'm reading it right, I only have a single day to register on the Friday before classes start in August, since I'm classified as a non-degree-seeking student. On top of that, the main class I need to take (chemistry) is already full, at least the sections that aren't reserved for freshmen. I need to get over my nervousness about talking to people and contact someone who might be able to get me into the class. I tried to map out what I thought would be the best possible schedule for me, even considering the sections that are already full, so that I can miss as little work as possible. Taking just two classes with labs, I would have to cut out at least 4 hours a week from my work schedule, even working late any night I didn't have class. Plus, I'd have to cut out Rock Gym Wednesday. Maybe I should get a different job? Or get an extra weekend job to make up for the time lost at my current one? Maybe I should try to change my status to "degree-seeking" and quit my job and take on more student loan debt and go to school full time? All of these options are so risky.

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May. 1st, 2009

I just want to go away for a long time and forget everyone and everything - and let everyone forget me - and just start over fresh.
Just like everywhere else, my office is facing possibly huge budget cuts. To prepare for it, we're starting by cutting everyone's time by one hour per week. This is evidently a 1% cut for the clerk's office. We won't find out for a while just what percentage will have to be cut, but it could go up to 9%, 16%, or even more than that. I don't get paid much as it is. It's already nearly impossible to be a single person. I'm trying not to be pessimistic - I do still have a job, and there seems to be a concerted effort being made by the bosses to keep it that way - but it's still getting scary.

Mar. 31st, 2009

When I think about this past week, I just can't keep from smiling.

Writer's Block: Conchordance

Who is cuter: Bret or Jemaine?


JEMAINE.

No doubt

I am so glad I was talked into watching this show.
Happy October!

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I think I just found my first gray hair.
Is it strange that I'm kind of excited about that?
I took off work Thursday and Friday (and was supposed to take off Wednesday but offered to come into work to help out), so this extended weekend was something like a vacation, and I tried to make it as relaxing as possible. Quite successfully, I must say. I stayed out late every night and slept in every morning, got a lot of stuff done (on at least one of those days, LOL), and just enjoyed myself in general.

I really don't want to go back to work tomorrow.
Man, I'm a bad lj-er. I've been busy - is that a good excuse?

It's my birthday and even though there have been some stressful moments this past week, it's shaping up to be much, much better than last year.

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