The day was good. I got to hang out with Lesley after her class; she’s one cool girl, so that’s always a good time. Sadly, I can’t say a lot more happened. I waited around at Clark for 5 hours to meet with my advisor, and when we met his first words were, “I’ve got some bad news for you…” The bad news turned out to be that part-time professors apparently aren’t allowed to advise students, and he only teaches one class here at Clark. But I want to do journalism, and our interests match well so he’d be a great advisor! Die, Clark bureaucracy! Anyway, I think I’ll keep talking to him occasionally because I think he’ll be more helpful than any normal English prof advisor I could get. I’m going to take Mom’s advice and stop talking now – cause I don’t have anything nice to say about Clark currently.
Here I am, fresh out of my exam. I studied plenty in the last 24 hours, and a reasonable amount the week prior to it. Really, considering everything, I feel pretty darn good. I knew 22/25 multiple choice questions off the top of my head, meaning I had to take educated guesses on three of them. There were 5 short answer questions, and unless I am far more confused that I ought to be, they weren’t too difficult. Trouble came only when she asked for some details on a scientific paper that I’d read a couple times but didn’t understand perfectly. Still, I was the first person done in the class, taking 35 minutes total, and I kind of lollygagged around checking my answers because I didn’t want to be the first one to turn an exam in (oh well).
First exam of the year tommorrow, gang – my wonderful Prof. Robertson is initiating me into Real Bio exams, none of this softie Intro Bio business. 17 page study guide and thick stack of notes… Frankly, I’m freaking out for no good reason. I have exams in my other two classes all of a sudden too – Geology on Tuesday and Math on Wednesday. Why do they group their test-giving like this? I have nothing to do, then suddenly it’s all work work work.
Happily though the dinner for Luke went well. Turkey stroganoff with peas, then a cake Luke bought himself (he also enjoyed a $25 bottle of Italian white wine, which we abstained from). Overall turned out well, especially as I made a point of cooking the turkey quite thoroughly though it was brand new. I have a horrible fear of food poisoning that I simply cannot shake. You’d think I’d be immune from all the dirt I ate as a kid, but it doesn’t seem to have worked that way.
Alright, I admit that I’m not actually in River City, but there is some trouble here in Worcester. Namely, AIM continues to give me trouble with my kfergos account. By trouble I mean that I have forgotten my password (OK, that is my fault), but AOL will not email it to me. Strange but true.
Today is Luke’s Birthday – HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUKE! – assuming he reads this. Big assumption, but there it is. The plan is for me to make him a homemade dinner, but I’m completely at a loss as to what he would like. Personally I may be in the mood for pancakes & bacon, but some people feel that’s a little strange for dinner. Spaghetti is another easy alternative, though we actually had it last night…
So – which are more important, a comments section or links? It seems that, at this point, it’s one or the other. Currently I’m set up to work with links, but all comments must be emailed to me rather than just commented… Perhaps I should get rid of the tantilizingly frustrating “Comments” link then, but I keep hoping to get it working. Help! Somebody w/HTML abilities, any brillian suggestions?
I just want this site to work & look good – that’s all!
Well, I’m learning that free time & having a blog are a bad combination. Between 11:40 and 1:25 I have nothing to do at Clark but listen to my stomach growl so here I find myself in the computer lab playing around with my blog. For some reason our comments link refuses to work whether we use HaloScan or Blogspeak… Ah, for when things work the way they should!
Starship Troopers is an interesting read, and as I’m halfway through I think a comfy spot somewhere and that book would be better than overwhelming this blog.
It’s another day, my friends (the plural in the hopes that more than one person will be reading this). Pastor Lou, as his last day as our pastor at CCF said we ought to ask each morning, “Lord, what exciting new things will you show me to do today?” For me that is a pretty new concept, being happy and ready to face each day. Yet in James it says, “Consider it pure joy when faced with trial of every kind.” If every day is meant to be a trial, God has a reason for that. I daily fail to live this truth, yet that doesn’t make it any less true.