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17 April 2014 @ 11:02 pm
School and Stuff  
As hard as it is to believe, I only have one week of classes left in this semester! I will survive it after all.

That's the good news. The not-so-good news is that it looks like I'm going to get a C in Physics. This doesn't make me happy but I frankly just don't understand physics! (English Major!) If I were to make a 90 on the last two tests (HA - good luck with that) I could still get a B. That seems like an awfully lofty goal. Well, I got my first B last semester. I guess getting my first C this semester isn't the end of the world. I should (I hope) make an A in my other three classes so maybe my GPA won't take a nosedive!

My sister and I are going to Savannah Georgia next weekend to celebrate her birthday. Of course my Physics final is the Monday after our weekend there. Well - I'll find some time to study while we're celebrating.

This summer I have to take three classes. Two of them on are on-line. The third is in person, Mon - Thurs 8 to 10. The way our program is set up, you have to take the classes in the summer. It's the only time they are offered. And because I managed to screw up my schedule the past few semesters, I'm going to have to wait until next May to graduate. There aren't any Simulation and Game Design classes for me to take in the fall so I'm taking Graphic Design classes. I figured it was all to the good to have that design background.

One of the classes I'm taking this semester (because it's required) is Storytelling. I had to email my instructor for ridiculous reasons - too ridiculous to even list here. When he emailed me back, he said "What are your future writing plans? You are definitely very talented." Wow!!! That was so nice to hear!! I'm not planning to tell him writing smutty fanfic is always in my future! I have been seriously considering writing an original novel and self-publish it. I went to a free workshop on self-publishing and it seems very realistic. I won't ever get rich doing it, but if I can get my words out to a wider audience, how awesome would that be? (I'll keep you posted on that!)

I have three weeks between the end of this semester and the beginning of summer semester. So that will be a welcome break. I don't know if I'll have hours during the summer in the tutoring center or not. I hope I will be able to work. Money comes in very handy!

In other news, not related to school at all, I have signed up to take a knitting class. I can knit but I'm self taught. Before I try tackling sweaters and things with complicated patterns, I thought I'd see how the pros do it. That starts in a couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to it already!

I'm hoping once this semester is over (especially Physics) I'll be around more. This semester has been an up-hill climb from the start. The fact that one of our dogs died the first week of classes only added to the stress. I've barely written anything that wasn't an assignment and my muses are most displeased! I sent the first half(?) of a very long story to my Queen kaige68 to look it over. I've been writing it (off and on) for so long, I'm mot sure it makes sense. She'll let me know because she rocks the most.

I've been so tied up with school and other not-quite-as-pressing stuff, I haven't gone to see Captain America yet! I think we're planning to go Saturday. I can't wait! I've heard only good things about it. AND Chris Evans. Yum!

I guess that's about it for me. I hope you all have a lovely, restful, fun-filled Easter holiday weekend!! Know that I love you even when I'm not here to remind you.
Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on April 18th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
Gosh I was just thinking about you today and wondering how you were doing bc it'd been a while since you made an update!
Are 6 dogs too many?: H50 eastertkeylasunset on April 18th, 2014 02:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you BB! I know I've been persona nongrata. This has been the semester from heck. Not really hell but close.

Happy Easter!!

Azziria: knittingazziria on April 18th, 2014 12:33 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the knitting :)

My mum taught me the basics when I was a teenager, but I didn't knit for years. I took it up again when the kids were small - baby sweaters are so much easier to knit than large grown-up ones (my icon is one I knitted for my son) - and largely taught myself the fancier stuff using a good book and YouTube. Now I pretty much only knit socks - I love the yarn, and the way the project is so portable and sort of fits in the hands when you're knitting. Plus knitting with four or five DPNs at once impresses the hell out of non-knitters, even though it's not really that difficult at all once you get the hang of it ;)
Are 6 dogs too many?: H50 eastertkeylasunset on April 18th, 2014 02:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I don't knit socks. I know everyone does it but I don't like the way wool feels so I can't imagine wearing wool socks.

I was scared of DPNs for a long time. Then I decided to make a pair of mittens and it suddenly made sense! They are tricky to start but then it clicks and there you are!

I love doing cables which some people think are really hard. But they are one of the easiest, prettiest things you can knit. I can't imagine why people won't knit cables.

There are so many beautiful sweater patterns I want to try. But I don't feel capable just yet. Hopefully after the class. (I'll keep you posted on how the class goes.)

Have a great weekend!
--♫ Anna--: Music Dannyrocsfan on April 18th, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
Physics is very challenging, so I think you're doing great just to get through it! Great that you're doing so well in all the other classes! Great keep moving forward (get it, like in physics?). Yeah, but it's the best physics joke I could come up with.

You are a great writer, and I think a book written by you would be great! I know absolutely nothing about self-publishing, though. Maybe your teacher will have some advice for you?

Have a wonderful trip! And then enjoy that break before summer classes start.

I tried knitting once (just self-taught). It was fun, but I wasn't patient enough. I couldn't stay with a project long enough to finish. I think I completed one scarf but never got around to finishing the second one. I hope you really enjoy it!

I am going to a baseball game for Easter! It snowed last Sunday, but it's supposed to be in the 70s this Sunday, so that should be nice. :)
Are 6 dogs too many?: H50 eastertkeylasunset on April 18th, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
Go Rockies!!!

Thanks for the kind words about surviving Physics. OMG. It's a beast. But you're right - you have to move forward. If there is no change in distance, there is no work done. Or so says the formula!

Thanks also for the kind words about my writing. I never think it's any good. I guess we're all our own harshest critics.

Several people have told me they don't have the patience for knitting. I like the rhythm and the quiet of it. I think that's one of the thing that appeals to me about it? Mostly as of now I've made scarves from craft store yarn. Before I invest in the "good stuff" I want to make absolutely sure I know what I'm doing!

Enjoy your baseball game! Have some peanuts and cracker jacks for me.

(Please note the fabulous icon I dug out of the vault! One of my faves but I can't use it al year. :-( Still love it!!!!)
--♫ Anna--: Five-ohrocsfan on April 18th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
I did notice the icon, and I meant to comment!
kaige68: quackkaige68 on April 18th, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
YAY for classes being almost over and for Chris Evans this weekend. IT WAS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE!!

Physics is one of those things that completely click, or it doesn't. If you're passing it then that's all that matters! That's how I'm chosing to look at it!

I LOVED my chick weekend in Savannah. Enjoy it excessively!!! I can't wait to hear about the wonderful time you'll have!

Your schedule sounds smart, so don't sweat the May graduation. You're squeezing more in! That's a wonderful thing.

*SQUEEEEEEEE* about your storytelling teacher! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!

YAY for knitting class, I think you'll love it!!!

I'm printing out the fic now to read over the weekend! I will absolutely give you the good the bad and the squee!

a geek in such the wrong wayhaldoor on April 19th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Wow! You have my awe and my envy for actually doing study of any kind, as I am completely unable to picture myself being so brave.

Good luck for all the things, and I hope you don't do as badly as you fear. Wonderful news to hear a teacher thinks you're talented - yay! Good luck with the idea of self-publishing too!

*hugs* for everything else! ;-)