csi_sanders1129: (writing)
So, first day of classes is done. I only had 2 today, which is nice. I have 2 tomorrow, too. And then just 1 on Wednesday. 2 on Thurs, and 1 on Friday and then (assuming the weather decides to be nice and not evil), I'm going home for a concert on Saturday.

As for today's classes, first was Early Modern Lit (Renaissance Era, essentially) and it's not that scary. Definitely less intimidating that Revolutionary Era last semester. Granted the Prof is less awesome when compared with the Professor from Revolution Era.

The other class, Civil War & Reconstruction, is significantly more awesome. The professor who teaches it taught the Awesome!Prof back when he went here - the same class, at that - and that should give you an idea of how long he's been teaching. But, in comparison to the guy who NEEDED to retire after teaching for 40+ years from last semester who fucked up my straight-A streak, I'm sad just knowing that this is this Professor's last semester. I'm pretty sure Awesome!Prof inherited a lot of his teaching style (and his sense of humor/lecturing skills) from this guy. I do, however, have to read a 500 page novel (Uncle Tom's Cabin) before next Monday. Which is totally doable, but I am clearly not going to get to read the other two Bay City Paranormal Investigation books for a while and that makes me sad.

Also, it snowed today. Glad to see Frostburg isn't disappointing. And it wasn't even terribly cold out today. :3
csi_sanders1129: (writing)
So, first day of classes is done. I only had 2 today, which is nice. I have 2 tomorrow, too. And then just 1 on Wednesday. 2 on Thurs, and 1 on Friday and then (assuming the weather decides to be nice and not evil), I'm going home for a concert on Saturday.

As for today's classes, first was Early Modern Lit (Renaissance Era, essentially) and it's not that scary. Definitely less intimidating that Revolutionary Era last semester. Granted the Prof is less awesome when compared with the Professor from Revolution Era.

The other class, Civil War & Reconstruction, is significantly more awesome. The professor who teaches it taught the Awesome!Prof back when he went here - the same class, at that - and that should give you an idea of how long he's been teaching. But, in comparison to the guy who NEEDED to retire after teaching for 40+ years from last semester who fucked up my straight-A streak, I'm sad just knowing that this is this Professor's last semester. I'm pretty sure Awesome!Prof inherited a lot of his teaching style (and his sense of humor/lecturing skills) from this guy. I do, however, have to read a 500 page novel (Uncle Tom's Cabin) before next Monday. Which is totally doable, but I am clearly not going to get to read the other two Bay City Paranormal Investigation books for a while and that makes me sad.

Also, it snowed today. Glad to see Frostburg isn't disappointing. And it wasn't even terribly cold out today. :3
csi_sanders1129: (winter)
1. I've been at home since roughly 1am on Friday night and I get to be home until sometime on Sunday! I missed my shower, and my dogs, and Starbucks, and my family, and work. Hnng.

2. Since being home I've been on the roof cleaning out rain gutters and putting up the lights, had all the delicious food/coffee drinks that Frostburg sadly lacks, got to see Awesome!Prof when I was waiting for Zach to get out of class on Tuesday, got to play frisbee with the canines, got to work (which, getting paid, yay!), watched Zach play Fallout: New Vegas, and played the new Sims 3 EP. And Saturday we're doing Birthday stuff (Read" Red Robin and Ice cream cake, yum :) )

3. Happy slightly belated birthday to the always awesome [livejournal.com profile] cynic_fic !!! <3

4. I've given up on NaNoWriMo for the year. I just don't care. I have too muhc other stuff to do. I do have to do my Yuletide project at some point. O.o And a couple requests from like... last month. Oops.

5. Meme! Ganked form [livejournal.com profile] queenitsy . Name a character/real person from one of my fandoms/shows/anything and I'll give you:

(a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon
(b) a reason he/she sucks
(c) a reason he/she is amazing
(d) five things that I'd like to see happen to them
(e) five people that I can't ship that character with and why


6.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
csi_sanders1129: (winter)
1. I've been at home since roughly 1am on Friday night and I get to be home until sometime on Sunday! I missed my shower, and my dogs, and Starbucks, and my family, and work. Hnng.

2. Since being home I've been on the roof cleaning out rain gutters and putting up the lights, had all the delicious food/coffee drinks that Frostburg sadly lacks, got to see Awesome!Prof when I was waiting for Zach to get out of class on Tuesday, got to play frisbee with the canines, got to work (which, getting paid, yay!), watched Zach play Fallout: New Vegas, and played the new Sims 3 EP. And Saturday we're doing Birthday stuff (Read" Red Robin and Ice cream cake, yum :) )

3. Happy slightly belated birthday to the always awesome [livejournal.com profile] cynic_fic !!! <3

4. I've given up on NaNoWriMo for the year. I just don't care. I have too muhc other stuff to do. I do have to do my Yuletide project at some point. O.o And a couple requests from like... last month. Oops.

5. Meme! Ganked form [livejournal.com profile] queenitsy . Name a character/real person from one of my fandoms/shows/anything and I'll give you:

(a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon
(b) a reason he/she sucks
(c) a reason he/she is amazing
(d) five things that I'd like to see happen to them
(e) five people that I can't ship that character with and why


6.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
csi_sanders1129: (fuck it)
Got my schedule all worked out for next semester! Yay! No table-scrap class choice this semester!

M:
4:30-5:45 Biomedical Ethics
6:00-8:30 Civil War & Reconstruction

T:
9:30-10:45 Ancient Greece & Rome
12:30-1:45 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
3:30-4:45 Philosophy of Law

W:
4:30-5:45 Biomedical Ethics

R:
9:30-10:45 Ancient Greece & Rome
12:30-1:45 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
3:30-4:45 Philosophy of Law


F: NOTHING!!!!
csi_sanders1129: (fuck it)
Got my schedule all worked out for next semester! Yay! No table-scrap class choice this semester!

M:
4:30-5:45 Biomedical Ethics
6:00-8:30 Civil War & Reconstruction

T:
9:30-10:45 Ancient Greece & Rome
12:30-1:45 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
3:30-4:45 Philosophy of Law

W:
4:30-5:45 Biomedical Ethics

R:
9:30-10:45 Ancient Greece & Rome
12:30-1:45 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
3:30-4:45 Philosophy of Law


F: NOTHING!!!!
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
Alright, so my few long ass days are over now. I've had a nap and a shower, we have air conditioning back, and I'll actually be able to sleep tonight - and nto ahve to get up at ass o'clock tomorrow morning. Woo!

So, I still have some drama with Frostburg stuff going on. My History of MD and Vietnam Era classes transferred but they didn't transfer as they correlating classes at Frostburg. And so upon meeting with the Department Advisor yesterday, he claimed that I had no upper level classes. I argued my point - and though he wasn't pleased that no books (Awesome!Prof is morally opposed to the use of textbooks) he was iffy about it - and he let me in the class I needed. Which is all about writing history papers with reliable primary/secondary sources - which I can do. I do have to bug awesome!Prof and get the Syllabi(?) for the two classes and get him to write a letter or something for me so they'll count for realz. But yeah. That hopefully will all work out.

Second order of business - today was Graduation - I now have my A.A. degree, graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a 3.66 GPA. The day, however, did not start out on a good note. I woke up at like... 5:45 and couldn't get back to sleep. Mostly because I was hot and grumpy and hungry because the power was still out. Hung around and did virtually nothing until 8:30, when it was time to leave (and had tremendous fun totally re-planning what I was wearing given that the shirt I had intended to wear had gotten trapped in the washing machine due to the EPICPOWERFAILOFFAILNESS (which, our power withstands hurricanes and snowstorms without issue, typically, and it was out for near 24 hours because of a 20 minutes storm? Um, wut?)) Got checked in and stuff by 9. I got to wander around in the gym til 10 - got my picture taken and picked up my PTK stole thing and the 3.5+GPA tassel thing - when we lined up in... relative alphabetical order. Stood around in the 88 degree weather with our black regalia until 10:30 which was just totally fun. Then we started heading down to the tents in one of the fields. There were like... 750 of us. 2000 Grads technically - like the biggest class ever - but only 750 were in for the Ceremony. It took forever getting everyone in. Then a few people had speeches and then they started the equally lengthy process of handing out the... folders for the degrees - which was when we crossed the stage and whatnot. Holy hell was it hot under the tent. Finally, when that was done, we did the tassel-flippy thing and then they started filing us out. The faculty (and waaaaay too many of them were there, too O_O) went out before us and lined the path we had to walk. So I saw a few Prof's I knew (Awesome!Prof and the other really cool history Prof. Headed back in to the check-in building to fetch my degree and then we high-tailed it out of there, skipped the reception thing (I'm still not sure how they intended to fit upwards of 1000 people into one building that isn't all that big, but whatever) and headed home.

ETA: Oh. Schedule:
10:00-10:50 [English/History] Literature of the Age of Revolution (MWF)
11:00-11:50 [English] Social Sciences Advanced Composition (MWF)
1:00-1:50 [History/English] Writing & Research In History (MWF)
3:00-4:15 [Philosophy] History of Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval (MW)

... It looks as if I am an English major this semester. Most of the classes I really wanted to take were full cause it's pretty late in the registration game. Bleh. Spring'll be better.

Now, I have one loooong email to write to Awesome!Prof about the class-transfer issue, and then I am working on fic.
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
Alright, so my few long ass days are over now. I've had a nap and a shower, we have air conditioning back, and I'll actually be able to sleep tonight - and nto ahve to get up at ass o'clock tomorrow morning. Woo!

So, I still have some drama with Frostburg stuff going on. My History of MD and Vietnam Era classes transferred but they didn't transfer as they correlating classes at Frostburg. And so upon meeting with the Department Advisor yesterday, he claimed that I had no upper level classes. I argued my point - and though he wasn't pleased that no books (Awesome!Prof is morally opposed to the use of textbooks) he was iffy about it - and he let me in the class I needed. Which is all about writing history papers with reliable primary/secondary sources - which I can do. I do have to bug awesome!Prof and get the Syllabi(?) for the two classes and get him to write a letter or something for me so they'll count for realz. But yeah. That hopefully will all work out.

Second order of business - today was Graduation - I now have my A.A. degree, graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a 3.66 GPA. The day, however, did not start out on a good note. I woke up at like... 5:45 and couldn't get back to sleep. Mostly because I was hot and grumpy and hungry because the power was still out. Hung around and did virtually nothing until 8:30, when it was time to leave (and had tremendous fun totally re-planning what I was wearing given that the shirt I had intended to wear had gotten trapped in the washing machine due to the EPICPOWERFAILOFFAILNESS (which, our power withstands hurricanes and snowstorms without issue, typically, and it was out for near 24 hours because of a 20 minutes storm? Um, wut?)) Got checked in and stuff by 9. I got to wander around in the gym til 10 - got my picture taken and picked up my PTK stole thing and the 3.5+GPA tassel thing - when we lined up in... relative alphabetical order. Stood around in the 88 degree weather with our black regalia until 10:30 which was just totally fun. Then we started heading down to the tents in one of the fields. There were like... 750 of us. 2000 Grads technically - like the biggest class ever - but only 750 were in for the Ceremony. It took forever getting everyone in. Then a few people had speeches and then they started the equally lengthy process of handing out the... folders for the degrees - which was when we crossed the stage and whatnot. Holy hell was it hot under the tent. Finally, when that was done, we did the tassel-flippy thing and then they started filing us out. The faculty (and waaaaay too many of them were there, too O_O) went out before us and lined the path we had to walk. So I saw a few Prof's I knew (Awesome!Prof and the other really cool history Prof. Headed back in to the check-in building to fetch my degree and then we high-tailed it out of there, skipped the reception thing (I'm still not sure how they intended to fit upwards of 1000 people into one building that isn't all that big, but whatever) and headed home.

ETA: Oh. Schedule:
10:00-10:50 [English/History] Literature of the Age of Revolution (MWF)
11:00-11:50 [English] Social Sciences Advanced Composition (MWF)
1:00-1:50 [History/English] Writing & Research In History (MWF)
3:00-4:15 [Philosophy] History of Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval (MW)

... It looks as if I am an English major this semester. Most of the classes I really wanted to take were full cause it's pretty late in the registration game. Bleh. Spring'll be better.

Now, I have one loooong email to write to Awesome!Prof about the class-transfer issue, and then I am working on fic.
csi_sanders1129: (book)
CSI: Brass In Pocket = Done.

Also, busy days for the next few days here. We're leaving for Frostburg this afternoon and I have meetings and stuff (advisors, signing up for classes, getting Student ID...) all day tomorrow. So that'll be fun. Then Saturday is Graduation - I have to be there at like 9AM. WHO THE HELL GETS UP BEFORE 9 ON SATURDAY A WEEK INTO SUMMER BREAK? THIS IS PLANNINGFAIL. But, yeah. And then Sunday is a baby shower for my cousin. That will be fun, no sarcasm implied.

Don't know if I'm bringing my laptop to Frostburg or not yet. So I probably won't be on much until tomorrow night.
csi_sanders1129: (book)
CSI: Brass In Pocket = Done.

Also, busy days for the next few days here. We're leaving for Frostburg this afternoon and I have meetings and stuff (advisors, signing up for classes, getting Student ID...) all day tomorrow. So that'll be fun. Then Saturday is Graduation - I have to be there at like 9AM. WHO THE HELL GETS UP BEFORE 9 ON SATURDAY A WEEK INTO SUMMER BREAK? THIS IS PLANNINGFAIL. But, yeah. And then Sunday is a baby shower for my cousin. That will be fun, no sarcasm implied.

Don't know if I'm bringing my laptop to Frostburg or not yet. So I probably won't be on much until tomorrow night.
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
Western Civilization I: A
Western Civilization II: A
History of MD: A
Holistic Health: A
Stupid MS Word Class: A

And Zach pulled all A's in English, Biology, and Math. :D
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
Western Civilization I: A
Western Civilization II: A
History of MD: A
Holistic Health: A
Stupid MS Word Class: A

And Zach pulled all A's in English, Biology, and Math. :D
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
1. Spent ALL DAY yesterday taking down the pool which was exhausting and not fun at all. I miss the pool already.

2. Well, I know I have an A in my Western Civ I class:



:D
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
1. Spent ALL DAY yesterday taking down the pool which was exhausting and not fun at all. I miss the pool already.

2. Well, I know I have an A in my Western Civ I class:



:D
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
1. Done with school now. Only thing I have to go back for now is Graduation on the 5th. Grades - sometime next week *bites nails*

2. The Losers (Book 1) = Done.

3. WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH TEXAS AND THIS ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY INSANE TEXTBOOK THING? As a history major, this terrifies me. Seriously. History is deluded and biased enough before you start editing stuff out. Half the stuff they teach kids these days is already very very wrong with regard to history, but picking and choosing who they should paint in positive lights is... ridiculous. McCarthy is supposed to be painted as a decent guy, said one article, not as the communists-are-everywhere witch-hunter that most decent historians would classify him as. And then! And, then, I read in another article: ""I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses," she said."

What? Okay, first of all broad-brushes in history? They do not work. To have such a level of douche-baggery annoys me. I believe in God. I do. But, I don't believe that religion should be the center-point of anything. And to say that a book that wasn't put together until 1700 years ago has almighty control over everything... No. Just no.

What the hell are kids going to be like in 10 years if they actually do this? America hasn't always (read: usually isn't) the good guy in much of anything. For example... How many of you know anything at all about the Philippine-American War? Not many, I am willing to bet. That's because WE LOST. Not only did we lose and practically erase it from our history books, but if it was ever referred to, it was dubbed the Philippine Insurrection. Like we just showed up to help them out and they got all uppity and started fighting. Noooo. We went in thinking that 'Oh, they'll totally want our help, cause everybody wants to be like us, right?' It was the prequel to Vietnam. We did not understand jackshit about their culture and we went barging in without trying to. (Wow, I'm getting off topic). If textbooks start editing even more unsavory details out to make America seem more Patriotic and otherwise awesome, what are we gonna have left?

Most of American History is totally ridiculous. I know Maryland was bad enough, schizophrenic as it was with all sorts of issues (religion, whether or not it wanted independence, South/North stuff in Civil War, and on up into the 20th century). America as a whole is even worse. Declaration of Independence and all that went with it? Treason. Boston Tea Party? A bunch of rich guys who couldn't make money (the Tea Tax actually made British tea cheaper for the people to buy, as opposed to smuggled in tea that the rich were pedaling) riling up the regular folk until they'd incited a mob. War of 1812? Was not the British trying to reclaim America for the Monarchy.

Another article had this gem: "They also required students to evaluate efforts by global organizations such as the United Nations to undermine U.S. sovereignty." WHAT THE FUCK? You wanna know who came up with the original idea that preceded the UN? Yeah, that would be our guy. Woodrow Wilson. As part of his 14 Point Plan following the end of WW1 (which, he predicted, if it weren't followed we'd have another war within a generation - this was 1919. He wasn't right, was he? Generation = 20 years, yeah. And what happened in 1939? Hm, start of WW2). His last point? The League of Nations. Oi.

I... I need to stop typing this. I'm giving myself a headache.

On a final note, I'm just gonna end with what some of the geniuses protesting this nonsense are saying.

Just educate.
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
1. Done with school now. Only thing I have to go back for now is Graduation on the 5th. Grades - sometime next week *bites nails*

2. The Losers (Book 1) = Done.

3. WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH TEXAS AND THIS ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY INSANE TEXTBOOK THING? As a history major, this terrifies me. Seriously. History is deluded and biased enough before you start editing stuff out. Half the stuff they teach kids these days is already very very wrong with regard to history, but picking and choosing who they should paint in positive lights is... ridiculous. McCarthy is supposed to be painted as a decent guy, said one article, not as the communists-are-everywhere witch-hunter that most decent historians would classify him as. And then! And, then, I read in another article: ""I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses," she said."

What? Okay, first of all broad-brushes in history? They do not work. To have such a level of douche-baggery annoys me. I believe in God. I do. But, I don't believe that religion should be the center-point of anything. And to say that a book that wasn't put together until 1700 years ago has almighty control over everything... No. Just no.

What the hell are kids going to be like in 10 years if they actually do this? America hasn't always (read: usually isn't) the good guy in much of anything. For example... How many of you know anything at all about the Philippine-American War? Not many, I am willing to bet. That's because WE LOST. Not only did we lose and practically erase it from our history books, but if it was ever referred to, it was dubbed the Philippine Insurrection. Like we just showed up to help them out and they got all uppity and started fighting. Noooo. We went in thinking that 'Oh, they'll totally want our help, cause everybody wants to be like us, right?' It was the prequel to Vietnam. We did not understand jackshit about their culture and we went barging in without trying to. (Wow, I'm getting off topic). If textbooks start editing even more unsavory details out to make America seem more Patriotic and otherwise awesome, what are we gonna have left?

Most of American History is totally ridiculous. I know Maryland was bad enough, schizophrenic as it was with all sorts of issues (religion, whether or not it wanted independence, South/North stuff in Civil War, and on up into the 20th century). America as a whole is even worse. Declaration of Independence and all that went with it? Treason. Boston Tea Party? A bunch of rich guys who couldn't make money (the Tea Tax actually made British tea cheaper for the people to buy, as opposed to smuggled in tea that the rich were pedaling) riling up the regular folk until they'd incited a mob. War of 1812? Was not the British trying to reclaim America for the Monarchy.

Another article had this gem: "They also required students to evaluate efforts by global organizations such as the United Nations to undermine U.S. sovereignty." WHAT THE FUCK? You wanna know who came up with the original idea that preceded the UN? Yeah, that would be our guy. Woodrow Wilson. As part of his 14 Point Plan following the end of WW1 (which, he predicted, if it weren't followed we'd have another war within a generation - this was 1919. He wasn't right, was he? Generation = 20 years, yeah. And what happened in 1939? Hm, start of WW2). His last point? The League of Nations. Oi.

I... I need to stop typing this. I'm giving myself a headache.

On a final note, I'm just gonna end with what some of the geniuses protesting this nonsense are saying.

Just educate.
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
Phew. Almost done with finals. I have one more paper to write (which I'll do tomorrow) and then I have 2 no-need-to-study-for tests on Wednesday and then I am D-O-N-E! It's kind of sad, really. I've been at this school for what seems like forever (read: 2006). And now it'll be over. This hit especially hard today cause I had to go fetch my Graduation regalia stuff from the bookstore. It'll be weird not being there anymore.

After class on Wednesday, I'll be back to working on fic :3

Also, here. Have an adorable kitteh:
csi_sanders1129: (Default)
Phew. Almost done with finals. I have one more paper to write (which I'll do tomorrow) and then I have 2 no-need-to-study-for tests on Wednesday and then I am D-O-N-E! It's kind of sad, really. I've been at this school for what seems like forever (read: 2006). And now it'll be over. This hit especially hard today cause I had to go fetch my Graduation regalia stuff from the bookstore. It'll be weird not being there anymore.

After class on Wednesday, I'll be back to working on fic :3

Also, here. Have an adorable kitteh:
csi_sanders1129: (fuck it)
1. The internets at my house are dead. With the exception of my brother's computer. Not sure why. At all. It sucks.

2. Saw 'The Losers' and 'Iron Man 2' today. Both epic. I miss the old Rhodey, in Iron Man, but damn they have some kick ass fight scenes. And I am like totally in love with Losers. Cougar/Jensen, yes/yes? I blame [livejournal.com profile] cynic_fic. Again.

3. I knocked out another of my lengthy list of projects. 2 things, actually, as I presented on Friday in MD. I got that and my Health Paper out of teh way and I'll be working on two more papers tomorrow. Phew.
csi_sanders1129: (fuck it)
1. The internets at my house are dead. With the exception of my brother's computer. Not sure why. At all. It sucks.

2. Saw 'The Losers' and 'Iron Man 2' today. Both epic. I miss the old Rhodey, in Iron Man, but damn they have some kick ass fight scenes. And I am like totally in love with Losers. Cougar/Jensen, yes/yes? I blame [livejournal.com profile] cynic_fic. Again.

3. I knocked out another of my lengthy list of projects. 2 things, actually, as I presented on Friday in MD. I got that and my Health Paper out of teh way and I'll be working on two more papers tomorrow. Phew.

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