So we didn't get our quizzes back today, but I don't blame him. He had only one day to try and grade it when he probably needs the whole weekend considering how many classes he has to teach.
I'm definitely looking forward to this weekend. This week went by soooooo slooooowwwwwllllyyy, I need some time away from classes just to relax. I don't have a lot f homework to do this weekend, though I usually get it done early anyway, so that's a plus. I can go outside and take advantage of the sunshine and the good weather we're supposed to get. Especially on Sunday. I'm a little bummed that I don't have my skateboard here, since I want to get back into that, but then I can get it during Spring Break so that's alright.
Starting to plan out what to do during Spring Break (need to remember to buy my graduation robes) so that's really exiting. Only about three full weeks of classes left and it's going to fly by, considering March 1st is tomorrow. Don't forget to say 'Bunny Bunny Bunny' or 'Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit' when you first wake up so you can get good luck all month. It usually works for me, but I forgot to do it for February so who knows what I could have gotten. CURSE MYSELF FOR FORGETTING!!!
Otherwise today was pretty uneventful. I only had my one class and then was at work. I practiced a lot of bass guitar and I'm starting to get really good at a song I only learned yesterday. Though I have come to the conclusion that I prefer the sound of my bass through my instrucor's amps rather than my own. (Note to self, figure out how to set your own amp).
So I had my first quiz of the semester today. First of the only two that I have for any of my classes and I think I did well. Most of the quiz was about essays and I knew what documents and what IDs I was talking about for the essays. I think I especially did well on the longer ones about the documents we had to read.
The kicker, however, was the map portion. I mean, who gives a map with absolutely nothing on it. I don't mind doing map portions of quizzes, I'm usually good at them, but with NOTHING ON IT? No borders for different counties, no rivers, no nothing. How am I supposed to figure out where a river is specifically supposed to start and end if I draw it myself. And, how am I supposed to mark a specific city without any country borders?
That aside, I think I did a pretty good job and considering the fact this is the first time I'm taking any classes about Ancient History and I think my increased participation in class has really helped me become prepared for it, especially.
Now I just have to wait until Friday to see how well I do. Thankfully, I have a bass lesson tomorrow that'll take my mind off it. Wooohooo!!
It happened. I didn't mean for it to happen, but it did. I forgot to blog yesterday. Almost two months in and I failed my New Year's Resolution. Oh well, now I don't have the pressure of trying to figure out what to talk about every day when most of my days can be boring. Well, it may not be boring to those that aren't quadruplets, as most people think that things happen all the time (they kinda do, but who am I kidding), I'm just used to it.
However, today was a good Monday. My history class did some review for my quiz on Wednesday that I hope I do well on and then my day at work was pretty relaxed so that was cool too. But the best thing was that at work I dent off an inquiring e-mail to work at a magazine that I've read sine I was, like, ten. I think my vast knowledge about the magazine as well as what they talk about will really give me an edge. I'm just waiting to hear back to see if they'd be willing to take me on, even if it's an unpaid internship. If that doesn't work out, then I just move onto the next opportunity.
I'm usually the kind of person that's willing to try anything once and I usually don't mind stepping out of my comfort zone, soit shouldn't be that bad getting some connections and contacts as I'm not afraid to talk to people. Who knows how that'll work out. I don't want to say too much in case I don't get it and get my hopes up too high so I'll leave you with that.
And with the fact that watching the four of us play along with Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy can be really entertaining. Especially when we get something obviously wrong.
I had a major nostalgia moment today. I was flipping through the channels, trying to find something to watch and stopped on ABC Family, seeing that D2: The Mighty Ducks was on. I flipped out. Mighty Ducks have always been one of my favorite movies (also why it's one of my favorite hockey teams) and the nostalgia hit me hard when I watched it. There were so many aspects of it that I hadn't realized until now are incredibly cheesy but that's something I like about it.
How many movies now have the message that if you work hard enough, trust your friends, and prove that anything is possible? Not many. All you see now is movies based off books, romantic movies that are so cheesy and predictable it's boring, and a bunch of action/thriller films. (I'm not knocking the action/thriller films, they're actually my favorite kind to watch). But seeing the movies I loved as a kid over again as an adult it, once again, really shows how much time has passed and how much technology has changed.
It really hit home, especially considering how I needed to get to 'calculator' on my work computer and had to click start and go through all of the sub-folders to get to it, while on my computer I just push one button and click once. But then I also see how bad it can be, especially considering the fact that it's so cheesy and there are some things I thought was so cool before which is actually obviously fake now.
But it brings me to the thought, what is it like to have your script idea get turned into a movie. I know it's a greuling process, as one of my classes have told me, but knowing that your hard work gets turned into something that's put up on the big screen (or put straight to DVD/Blu-Ray), seeing what you created from scratch and seeing it all come to fruition from casting to it being filmed. I want to be able to do that at some point, to sell a script of a movie or TV show, but I ever realized what it took to get there until after taking some film classes.
It's still something that I'd like to accomplish at some point in my life so, that officially goes on my bucket list!!
Enjoy your warm weather, everyone!
I think my favorite thing about sticking with the guitar for so long (I started playing the summer before freshmen year of high school) is that I can see how I'm actually getting better at it. All throughout high school I would go to a guitar lesson every Saturday and loved it. My first teacher was Tom and he was really cool, giving me insight into what I wanted to learn and making the process easy for me.
Then after almost four years of him being my instructor I was changed to Brittany. I didn't enjoy her as my teacher as much because she wasn't teaching me what I wanted to know. She started me in on the first ideas of music theory when what I wanted to do was learn how to play some of my favorite songs then go on from there. My interest in the guitar waned a bit at that point, but I still continued to play.
Senior year I was then moved to Beth and she was a teacher that I liked and who inspired me again. She understood what it was that I wanted to do and what it was that I needed to work on without me having to tell her much and the fact that she intuitively knew what was going on was cool.
Starting up school for college I dropped the guitar a bit. I didn't take any lessons but I continued to play and practice in my room when I wasn't in classes. That continued on for about two years or so. Then junior year of college (or maybe it was sophomore around Christmas or so) I mentioned while looking through a music store that I always wanted to learn how to play the bass. And I had, I wanted to know how to play the electric, acoustic, and bass so I was well rounded on all three in case the time came up. I didn't think Dad would have been listening and bought me one.
I was so excited (and still am, thanks Dad) when I got it that I wanted to start playing right away. And I did, I taught myself one of my favorite songs and had so much fun with it that I looked up at school (and asked Mere about private music lessons offered here, thanks for that too) and saw they were offering bass guitar lessons.
I've been playing the bass for the past two years and I love it so much. I might like it even more than the electric, but I'm not sure yet. The fact that over seven (I believe) years of playing every faction of the guitar is still something I'm interested in and find excited to go practice every week. The fact I've managed to pick up things a lot quicker than I used to, and having it pointed out by my bass instructor, is really exciting for me and a great accomplishment. Especially considering I'm such a perfectionist with the guitar and hate when I do something wrong.
I'm now understanding a bit of music theory, how songs are created and structured, what all of the notes on the guitar neck are, which works together and which don't, and what is a common trend in songs.
A part of me really wishes I did lessons starting in freshmen year, but I'm happy and confident in the abilities that I've managed to take in over the yeras.
As it usually does considering we're this close to graduating, there were a lot of reminders around me that I don't know what I want to do after graduating. I don't particularly want to go to graduate school for a Masters in English because it doesn't seem like it'll be doing anything different than what I'd get my BA in and I'm not particularly passionate about anything other than writing (and playing the guitar/bass) but those won't stand up to be a job that I can live off of.
Writing and playing music is something that typically can be done in my spare time and isn't something I can live off of no matter how much I enjoy doing it. But I haven't found anything else that I've had the same sense of enthusiasm in that could get me a degree. I'm good at computers and the applications that are on it but I don't think I'm advanced enough to go into IT.
And...I don't know, sometimes I feel like I'm missing something compared to others when I say that I don't know at all, what I want to do. I don't see how my interest/knowledge in extreme sports is going to help me and that's something I probably know too much about. (Summer X Games is coming back June 5-8th live from Texas this year, btw).
I'm trying to come up with a lot of things that'll keep my interest and I won't get bored of quickly, to brainstorm what sort of jobs I could get, but I haven't really got any ideas so far. Hopefully things will get better as time goes on, but so far I'm really uncertain about a lot of things.
Mere: I usually talk about nothing, so my blogs are mostly boring. And it's my new year's resolution to do one a day, though I'm wondering how much longer that'll last.
Anyway, not much to say about today, it was a normal class day as usual. However, there's one thing that's different. Water, lots and lots of water. And I don't mean how I'm getting back in shape (though I see that in a different way than most people) by drinking a lot of water, I mean how much the snow has melted. That's the one thing I don't like about snow. It's pretty to look at, it's good to get out of classes, but it sucks when it melts, especially all at once and it being during 60 degree weather, like it was today.
The snow has melted so much that the paths to get to campus from the apartments and flooded and there's mud everywhere. The water is about two or three inches deep and I have to walk in a BIG arch to get back on path so I don't walk in mud or get water all in my shoes. You can't walk in the tunnel unless you have great rain boots (thanks Mom and Dad) because it'll go up past your ankles. Before we know it, the apartments are going to be its own island and even if we have to take a boat to get to campus, they won't cancel classes or give us leeway to be late.
I get it, really, I do. It's not our teachers' jobs to baby us, but have a heart sometimes. Either that or don't make fun of me if I come to class soaking wet because I slipped in mud and fell. Not that it's happened before, it hasn't, but knowing my luck it will.
But there's a bright side to everything, the rushing creek is cool to look at, and I got to wear shorts for the first time since October. It's the little things like that that put a smile on your face.
(Proceeds to carry umbrella, extra clothes, and rain boots for the next few days while I still enjoy the otherwise warm weather).
Today was a good day for me. I had a one and a half hour class that zoomed by (thank god) and it was my only class for today. Everyone in physical plant loved the card that my sisters and I gave them. I have no homework due in the one class I have tomorrow. AND my supervisor said that once all four of our books come out she'll buy the whole set so she can read them all at once.
The main reason I'm so happy is because I love the weather. It's the high 50s all week and it feels SO WARM. Warm enough I'm sure I'm going to wear shorts tomorrow. I'm not going to be out during the night so I won't have to worry about when it gets chilly at night, but the day was just so warm and everything that I couldn't help but smile. I'm serious, the warm weather is getting me out of the dull funk I've been in lately. Now does that change my writing funk, eh, kinda. I got a chapter to one of my stories done today and I usually get about a chapter a day done so that's cool.
Hmm, what else.
Uhhh 97 days left until graduation. I got a bass lesson this week that I'm excited for as I usually am. And...I added some things to my vision board. So hopefully I'll have exciting news soon,who knows how quickly these things work. Either way, I'm in a really good mood and this is the best mood I've been in in a couple of days (not that having all of those snow days didn't make me ecstatic). I just now have a better outlook for the weekend.
Yeah, we had classes again today. But I'm so excited because I had a really good into to ancient history class today. Like, really good. I understood what was going on and I got a lot of good notes for the quiz next week. I participate a lot to try and understand how things are going and for the past few classes that we've had it didn't seem to help until now.
There was a community standards meeting today which is what we always do whenever we're back from a break and it was a normal meeting. What I'm bummed about though is the fact that there's an even they're doing which is based off the game of life where you write down your dream job or what you want to be doing in the future (married with kids, single with [insert salary here]) and then you stop at different tables with different scenarios and you'll see how well your life would be by the end. I really wanted to do it, but I have World Music the same day and time it's happening. I was really excited about that idea.
Hmm. What else?
My sisters and I (Mack and I know first hand) realize that the Physical Plant/Maintenance don't get a lot of recognition when it comes to cleaning up snow and ice and a lot of students complain and don't realize the work they do to clear things out. This past snow days the maintenance department stayed overnight twice to make sure things were clear for us students and all I've heard is other students continue to complain about things maintenance haven't gotten to yet. So, because Mack and I work in Physical Plant and Mere and Steph know from us how badly they're treated, we bought and signed a card thanking them all for the work they did. It's not much but we think it'll be appreciated, our supervisor liked the idea.
I won't be there when Mack gives it to them to see how they react, but I hope it'll bring a smile to their faces and they realize just how much we at least appreciate the things they do for us. They really don't have to do everything they do for us and they usually do it without a thank you from students so it's the least we could do.
My four day weekend is over...I didn't do much. That's what you're supposed to do on a four day weekend, absolutely nothing. I didn't have to shovel (I bet Mom wasn't too pleased with that, if we were home we would have helped) I didn't have a lot of homework to do, and now because of that I don't have any homework to do this weekend, and I got a lot of writing done. That's the fun part, getting a lot of writing done.
Unfortunately, when I got a lot of writing done, it came at the expense that I 'messed up' a lot and had to re-do stuff over and over and over again. That's the only thing that bugs me about writing in pen sometimes. And it shows that the hardest part of being a writer is accurately getting your thoughts to the page the way you see them in your head. I can almost guarantee no one is excited to go back to classes tomorrow but look on the bright side, I only have one class tomorrow and it's only one month left until Spring Break.
Man, these 100 days are flying by.
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.