One Test Down

I just finished my Music 117 test and I think it went pretty well. I mean, when the teacher says, “You don’t owe me anything for making this so easy,” you know you are bound to do well. I am shooting for the 4.0 in that class and I just hope that I didn’t mess up the scales to take that away from me. In either case it is now time to get ready for Scandinavian. Hopefully I get a little studying tonight, either before or after happy hour in West Seattle with Kat, Jamie, and Trotter.

One Last Week

Those of us attending summer school at UW have one week left. I can’t wait for it to be over. These past 3 weeks have been very slow and I can’t wait until 1pm on Friday when it is all over and done with. My only reason for taking summer school was to get some VLPA credits out of the way. Now, that I will have these complete I can focus on the classes in my major and more than likely graduate in the Winter as opposed to the Spring.

I think I would have more to say, but I am really exhausted, my body aches, and I just want to go back to bed.

Some People Just Don’t Know Better

You know you always have that person in your class that just doesn’t get what is going on and then always happens to ask the “stupid” question despite the saying that there are no such things as stupid questions? I have had classes with people like this and I am currently in one and it is, at this point, simply humorous. Whether it is someone asking “What is a NOS?” after the prof just spent a good 30 minutes telling us what it is or the smart alec in class that thinks he is always right when he is really always wrong. Comments like “Why doesn’t she just leave her husband and go on her own if she is so unhappy?” just blow my mind. Not that I think that is wrong, it is not considering the conversation, but we’re talking about the 1950s here… we all should know better, or so I thought.

Today in Class

“Hello my little Vikings!” – Scandinavian Professor

That is how every class begins. Pretty funny if you ask me.

Now onto what I really am posting about…

So far this summer I can’t say that anything has really stood out from the two classes that I am taking. But, today there seemed to be a bunch of stuff that suck out in my mind. Mainly, the most interesting material comes from my Scandinavian class. The class is about the sexuality in that region and it is interesting on how different it is from our culture here in the United States. I can’t say I completely agree with everything that is brought up in that class, but that is my world-view colliding with theirs.
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Summer Classes Begin

Yesterday I began my two summer classes. Both of my classes, MUSIC 117 and SCAND 367, look to be pretty good. I was looking forward to finally being able to take classes, but at the same time I was wishing that I still had the free time that I was accustomed to during A Term. But, the advantage is I will not really have much homework to do at home. I work 18 hours a week and I anticipate that I will be able to get most of the studying done while I am at work.

Speaking of work… I now open 3 days a week. This is the first time that I have been scheduled to open and I don’t know what to think about it. Last night was an exception, I think, when I went to bed at 10pm. For some reason I just don’t see myself going to sleep that early every night before the days I open. But, then again, I could be mistaken.

In any case, it is a nice change of pace and I think that I will enjoy it. There are still some things that I want to read and accomplish this summer, so I will have to see how much of that I can get done before the summer is over.

Now it is back to doing… I really have no idea. I’m done studying for today.

First Day of Summer Classes

Man, it was hot/nice out today! But, today summer classes started. It is strange to be in a non-INFO class. The TA for my class is very strict on her policies and I feel like she has to baby the class just to be able to teach it. That is something that is new for me from this past year. It is also strange to be in a class where I don’t know anyone.

However, this summer should be good. I am only taking 7 VLPA credits. The classes that I am taking are LING 100 and MUSIC 117. I am excited to just be in Seattle and hopefully the classes don’t provide too much of a challenge (most likely) so that I can relax and enjoy my summer.

Anyways, it’s off to study… *sigh* Oh, well… it’s a 100 level course and it should be cake

/me knocks on wood

Quote of the Day: “The Bible still condemns masturbation, usury, and the wearing of woven cloth; Christian societies just no longer see it as an authority on these matters.” – The Future of Freedom (Fareed Zakaria)

End of Year/Quarter Stuff

The past quarter has come and gone and now it is time to enjoy the little bit of summer that I have before classes start. I am not concerned that I won’t have any summer to enjoy, because I will, but it just won’t be me sitting around doing nothing. I have a VLPA to take and work to be at. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to summer, even more so since grades came out a few days ago.

Now, I must say that I am a little surprised with what I got for grades. I mean, some were higher than expected (INFO 380) and some were right about what I thought they would be (INFO 340/310). But, the thing that threw me off was that I got credit for my FIG Training class. I didn’t expect this because I hardly every made that class (like 3 times w/ 2 weeks off) because of my crazy schedule from the past quarter. When I saw that I got credit, I was pretty stoked.

Also, in other school related news… I won the Henry Scholarship that was open to all continuing Informatics majors. So, I get a $1,500 credit to my Autumn tuition. That should be nice to have since I have out of state tuition. I was pretty excited to win this and it took me off guard a few days ago when I got notice that I had won it.

Really, I’m pretty pleased on how I did in classes last year. My cumulative GPA rose to almost a 3.6 and I made the Annual Dean’s List for the second time. I can only hope that I can keep it up next year and end strong.