Thursday, November 29, 2007

We're being watched keenly and closely.

So.

Y'all really don't want to hear how school is going, believe me. It's brutal. Lots of things have gone super wrong lately. So I shan't talk about that; let's pretend it doesn't exist, shall we? Excellent.

What else could I talk about? Well, here's another amusing anecdote from my astronomy class.
We were watching "War of the Worlds", the original one. (yay for fun lab time!)

When the bacteria finally affect the aliens and the first ship goes down in town, my professor says "It's a Kia and the warranty just expired."

Tee hee!

I've seen both now. Yes, I did see the Tommy Cruise one in theaters. I will say this, that awful noise that the aliens made before they shot their weapons... still creeps the bejezus out of me. It got me thinking about the how Tom Cruise thing... People seem to hate that movie, but really I think it's only because it coincides with him really going cuckoo. If it weren't for that, I wonder what people's opinions would be about his remake of "War of the Worlds."

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gosh

I seriously do not know where the time has gone. It is just speeding by. More and more... I see that this is true:

Time is like a toilet paper roll. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.

Gee, I'm surprised that I'm not 65 years old all of the sudden. Anyways.

I have been busy with school. I'm all finished with Literature... let's hope to Giant Jellyfish that I earned an A in the class.
But I have been studying and working my ass off in math. I had planned all along to be doing my 12 sections of homework over this long weekend. I did that because if I had done it any earlier I would panic about forgetting how to do the early stuff. Despite reviewing it. Because that's how I roll - Worrywart Panic Extraordinaire.

Anywho... I've gotten 6 sections done. It's so hard to get up the will to do the last 6. Of which I'll have to do 3 on Sat and 3 on Sun. Phooey.

I'm trying my best. I'm really working hard to do the best I can. I just hope that I can get a strong B on this next test before the final. Man, this sucks. I went from a person who scored 100's on math tests, and always the highest grade in the class, to just praying to hold on to my B. :-( This 12 section test is going to be a gigantic pain in the tuckus. The final will be even worse!

Anyways, enough of that unpleasant subject. I'll say this... my astronomy teacher told me twice how impressed he is with my grade in the class. So there we go, good news. (my average is 104%.)

My thanksgiving was pretty decent. I'm addicted to pumpkin pi and now I don't know how to get off the stuff.

I think that's all, folks!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

tidal stability

Did I ever share this with you? I don't think I did. Hmmm.

In my astronomy class we learned about the Roche Limit. My professor said he'll never forget this one answer he received on a test about that... and let's just say it was at one of our more liberal, artsy-fartsy campuses...

"The roche limit is when it burns too low and you need a clip."

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Getting the grades

Well I'm going to brag because I'm happy. We had a very hard test in astronomy today and I earned a 101%. The thing that annoyed me though... I didn't study too terribly much last night because I was fixated on my literature paper, and on the astronomy test I got some things about Uranus and Neptune mixed up in my head. But that's ok, I made up for it with the extra credit. It was 3 questions I goofed on. And... well... I'm a major perfectionist and I hate making silly errors... but I shall have to get over it. I'm quite happy with my 101%.

One of my friends in the class can be a bit unbearable with his attitude. He thinks he knows it all and doesn't have to bother doing any studying like us mere mortals. Or even bother coming to class. So it was a little gratifying to see him get an 83% on the test.

Astronomy is pretty well wrapped up for me right now. I have a 104% average. Yay.
Literature........ dear sweet cow I hope I did well on this paper. I hope she'll think so and give me a good grade. I hope she'll have them graded by next week at least. The torture!!!
And in math... I have to work hard to keep my B, but I think I will be able to. Ugh. I hate getting a B. It's going to drag my GPA down dammit.

I know, I know. I apologize for being one of those kinds of students but it is who I am.

BTW - I am a very "comma" happy kind of person. I looked over my Lit paper just before I turned it in and decided to white-out about 6 commas. I hope I did this right. Stupid grammar.

PS I wish I could see a dentist, but we do not have the money for it. I have a concern about some fillings I got over a year ago... Phooey. This sucks.

Monday, November 12, 2007

boring

I know, I know. Dangit. The days are just flying by and I really don't have much to say in the first place. The usual college BS.

I just got done writing my literature paper. Gotta say... it came rather easily and quickly. I sure hope I get a great grade on it. I really think I nailed down what my teacher is looking for........

Math is math. We're back on more algebra related ground, so hopefully things will be better for the this next test. We are doing 12 sections of homework and being tested on them. Kind of like a mini-final. Ugh.

Then a week after this doozy of a test, comes the real final. *groan*

Dude. What is WITH my stupid college???? They keep making us go longer and longer. We are one of the earliest back in school in the whole state. What the hell? I hate this! I'm glad I'm just about done with them. Only one more semester. Then I'm onto a 4 year university as a junior. Yeeee haaaaw.
(btw, we go back earlier, but it's not like we get more breaks. Oh no. We get hardly ANY days off during any of the semesters.)

Anywhooooo. That's pretty much my exciting life as of right now.

Tra la la la la la

I put a little too much salt on this popcorn, but wow it's hitting the spot right now. Yum.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Meme mememememememe and me!

I was tagged! Makes me feel like Sally Field. You like me, you really like me! Or at least you read me every now and then at least. ;-) Jennifer tagged me to post 8 random facts about moi.
(One of these days I'll get my blog roll going. Maybe after I do this.)

I was even trying to figure out something kinda neat to write about, so this was a good thing to fall into my lap at the right time.

Now then. Obligatory disclaimer. I feel that perhaps these are silly and maybe stupid, but oh well. It's all I can come up with right now after being at school doing math for 8 hours straight.

1) I was a serious competing ice skater since I was about 5 years old until about 20. (and I actually have a move that I can do better than most all skating pros. It's called the spread eagle and I totally rock that move.)

2) I can play 4 instruments well, the piano, bass guitar, flute and saxophone.

3) Around 1986-87 ish, I was 9-10 years old and I got hit with Beatle Mania of all things. I listened to all their albums, on vinyl of course, watched most of their movies over and over, and I even wanted my hair to look like theirs. Wow. I need my head examined. (luckily, I never got that kind of hair cut.)

4) My main band that I love though is the Rolling Stones. My parents were hippies and I have a taste for all of that music as well which began when I was a little whippersnapper.

5) My mother has black hair and brown eyes, my dad has brunette hair and hazel eyes... and here I am with blond hair and blue eyes. Hello! (don't know where that came from at all. And my parents swear I'm not adopted.)

6) Ever since I was little I wanted a ferret. I love ferrets. And I collect just about everything ferret-y that I can. They are my animal. :-) Yes, I do have 3 ferrets right now. And 3 cockatiels, 3 cats, 2 gerbils and 1 husband.

7) I have a huge heart for all animals, and frankly, I even release bugs outside. Currently we have a huge spider in our garage who I've named Sally Elizabeth.

8) I cannot watch horror or gore movies because of my overactive, vivid imagination. I swear I might drive myself insane with it.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Piiiink eye

Heh. People have been telling me all day long that I look tired and I really didn't understand why. I thought "Wow, I must be really tired for it to be read on my face."

Then I looked in the mirror and saw the pink eye.
Great.

Even better... I got an eye exam and new glasses on Friday night.

ICK.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Dear readers of this Blooger Bloog

A newsflash that will change your life, end world hunger and fix USA's health care problems:

I have zero, zip, zilch, nada desire to do homework.

Thank you. That is all.

(and I haven't really done one lick of homework in about two days. Though I am trying to brainstorm for my lit paper.)