Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

I promised I wouldn’t neglect this blog, though I have been.  I only really write this for myself, but it feels like I should be doing more with it.

Writing for another blog, which I do, is really a blast.  It gives me a reason to read (aside from personal pleasure, of course), and I just enjoy recommending good books to people.

This summer has really flown by, I must say.  Here it is, the 17th of August.  Two weeks until the beginning of September.

I have quite a lot to keep me occupied this fall, what with my return to classes.  Even these last couple weeks of August will be busy.

My brother, Jeff, is arriving from Florida on Friday.  I miss him terribly, as I haven’t seen him for an entire year.  We are have a family reunion on Sunday, so he is flying up especially for it.

Not long after he leaves, the college semester will begin!  I bought my books today (EXPENSIVE!!), so I am slowly getting ready for the arrival of the 30th!  Then I will be back into the swing of things, learning like it’s going out of style.

On that odd note, I guess it’s time to call it a night!

It’s been a while…

Thursday, 24 June, 2010

Wow!  It’s been some time since I have written anything for this blog.  It’s kind of sad, that I haven’t managed to keep it up.  There’s been a lot of stuff going on in my life, and I think that has a lot to do with it.

I finished my semester of college with a GPA of just over 3.5 (YAY!) and have been enjoying the Summertime.  My father and I took a trip to see his sister, out in Arkport, New York–a trip some 400 plus miles southwest of us.

Other than that, it’s just been day-in, day-out life until recently.  I got a pretty awesome direct message to my Twitter account, asking if I would like to write for an awesome website known as, Paper Spaceships.  I sent in some writing samples, and became part of the site.  Now, I write blog posts (book reviews, mostly) on Thursdays!  How completely awesome!

I am not sure if that means this blog will be neglected (more than it already is).  Perhaps it means that I will be eager to write more often, and will post more…well…stuff!  This blog has been about anything/everything, so chances are I will have some experiences to share.

SCHOOL! A mid-semester-ish blog.

Friday, 12 February, 2010

I have been neglecting everything lately, and I apologize.  This blog will fill you in on the reason for this neglecting that has been happening.  It’s a good thing, actually, and I am fairly excited to talk about it.

I’s three weeks (more or less) into my first semester at college.  I don’t actually count that first week, because school started on a Thursday (January 21st) and I only had two classes tha day.  I had nothing until the following Monday, so I consider that week a full week.  I use full rather objectively, but you understand.

The online class I am taking is an English 101 hybrid course–we meet on campus once a month for timed-writing exercises–is going rather swimmingly.  The assignments are fun and, so far, fairly easy to do.  As you all may know, I do enjoy writing, so I am biased towards this class, if just a little.  The professor is a very funny guy, and though I only got to meet him one time (at least for now) I really like him.

Algebra (and this one isn’t even college level…ugh!) is going alright.  I am terrible at Math, but the instructor’s style really helps!  The homework is fairly easy, but when it comes to test-taking, I am not so good.  The instructor even pulls questions DIRECTLY off the homework we did, but when quizzes roll around (every Tuesday), I seem to have forgotten the questions and how to do them correctly.

I am also taking an Art class.  It is an introduction to the Arts, which actually taked you through all the humanities, not jus painting and sculpture.  We also look at literature, film, dance, etc.  The course teaches you about looking at art with a critical eye, and to let go of your Dionysian response (that’s the emotional one), and use your Appolonian response (that’s the more structured one).  Reading about this in the text, though, is dry and rather boring.  Listening to a lecture is so much better!

There are a few credits that must be alotted to the Sciences.  I chose Biology.  I am not going to like, this one is TOUGH!  It’s extremely homework-intensive (especially when compared to my other courses).  The lectures, and I am really just talking about the two most recent, were monstrous!  We were taught (I hesitate to saywe learned, because I am not sure how much I’ve retained just yet) an entire semester of Chemistry in one two hour forty-five minute setting.  I seriously had a headache, and thought my brain was about to explode.  The following week, the professor boiled down two semesters–this time Organic- and BioChemistry–into just over two hours.  Other than those hideous lectures, and the homework!!!, I enjoy the class.  The actual lab work is fun AND interesting.

All-in-all, I really am enjoying being a student again.  It’s been so many years (11, this year!!) since I was a student last, that it’s all so new to me.  And kind of fun!  I am doing things a bit differently since high school, too!  I  have joined a club, which I really didn’t do much of in school before.  I joined the International Club, and look forward to our first meeting on Monday.  It might even be something I will write about.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Wow!  I am totally ignoring this blog.  It’s not purposeful, in all honesty.  It’s just the lack of interesting things to write about.  Well…no.  I guess that’s not totally true, either.  It’s less the lack of interesting things to write about–because I am sure that there have been many interesting things since last month–I guess it’s just that I haven’t been visited by the blogging Muse.  Which one is she, again?

As of this writing I still have yet to even open my NaNoWriMo story file to look at it.  I have been reading a lot.  Mostly the books that TrueBlood is based on.  I guess they’re thought of as The Southern Vampire Mysteries or the Sookie Stackhouse Novels.  However you want to think of them, they are actually decent reads.  And they are a welcome divergence from daily life.

I will be starting classes next Thursday.  Well, I will have to log in to my distance learning course on Thursday.  The following Thursday is the day when I have to actually appear in a classroom.  If you don’t count orientation the day before, of course.  I am excited to head back to school, and am eagerly awaiting it.

I guess that’s everything.  Well, the uninteresting things.  Hopefully that Muse will start whispering in my ear soon, though.  And for all the holidays I missed: Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!  If I didn’t cover one, I apologize…