School

December 9, 2009 at 4:27 pm (Fall 2009, Issues, Life, School) (, , , )

Women in Law Enforcement – A

Internship – Extended until February

EIS (my not very happy class) – yikes…. I have to get my “self evaluation” in tomorrow, and there was one assignment I never got around to because it was pointless (seriously… they need a writing sample when I transfered in College Comp 1 and 2  – both with A’s….), and the teacher just doesn’t like me…..

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Yep, I’m Still Here

November 20, 2009 at 8:25 pm (Fall 2009, Fun Stuff, Issues, Life, School) (, , , , , , )

I don’t know why, but I have had the hardest time writing on my blog recently.  My life really can’t be that boring…

Ok, keys.  Last week, I went through no fewer than 3 sets of keys in the course of the week.  I locked my keys in the car… It took my 20 minutes to find the spare… I forgot about a set of keys in my jacket pocket… I left a set of keys in my weekly packing… I have since found all my keys and always have access to three copies.

Cabbage.  I want to know whose stupid idea it was to put cabbage on sandwiches.  Nasty!

In super exciting news, Griffin (Phoenix’s half brother) was born this past weekend.  He is super cute and friendly.  Pictures of both boys here.

Let’s see… what else.

In about 2 weeks I’m going to see the TransSiberian Orchestra (it’s a rock orchestra that does a christmas tour every year).  Here is their 2009 Promo:

It’s a lot of fun!!!!

My internship is wonderful! I really can’t say more about it, but I’m working with a great group of people on some really neat things and I’m greatly saddened by the fact that it is already half over.

I’m still backlogged with school.  Six things I absolutely must do this week (write a paper, turn in a paper, register for classes x2 schools, get an extension form signed, write contracts for 2 classes).  Everything else can wait a little bit.

In my study of German, I am now learning country and language names, which are actually kinda neat, because they are really similar to English, but just different enough that they sound really neat.  For example Ich bin Amerikanerin.  Ich spreche Englisch. However, my spelling still stinks.

I really can’t think of anything else to write right now…. I’ll try to write more often!

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Seriously????

October 29, 2009 at 9:09 pm (Fall 2009, Issues, School, Spring 2010) (, )

Next semester I have to take one of the following courses:

Emancipating the Mind, Community and Social Change, or The Liberal Artist’s Place in the Community of All Beings.

-gag-

They sound so boringly awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have absolutely no interest in any of those courses, and I need to take one of them this spring in order to graduate.  I am very unhappy with my school’s stupid policy  😦

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School…

September 16, 2009 at 3:44 pm (Fall 2009, Issues, Life, School) (, , , )

This semester I transferred from a 2 year community college to a 4 year college so I could finish my BA.

My dad is a professor there, he is also a PhD student there. My mom got her Masters there. I’ve essentially grown up on campus. However, my advisor is super new and knows none of this. But because of this I have a full tuition waiver, which is a pretty big deal.

Well, since starting, I’ve done nothing but fight with my advisor over everything. First it was taking an intro to college class (I am a senior with a 4.0 gpa… I think I know how to be a successful student)… Then she said that even though I have all the necessary English credits I have to take an English placement test. Same with math. And while neither of those tests are a big deal, it’s an afternoon that could be better spent on something more meaningful.

Now its my senior internship. I know its supposed to be done in my last semester (i.e. next semester). Well my internship took 2 years to process the necessary clearances, schedules, and other stuff like that. And I was cleared specifically for the fall/winter. So it’s not like I can just say “oh hey I want to do an internship in 4 months.” On top of that I am having major knee surgery 2 or 3 days after this internship ends. I won’t be able to work in the field again before I am supposed graduate. I even went so far as to take this to the Exceptions Committee they said that it is an academic issue and so would be up to my advisor who hates me and so said no thereby making it nearly impossible to graduate this year. They will still give me the credit for my current internship but it won’t meet the requirement to graduate.

I guess on Monday I will request a new advisor, because I can’t keep fighting like this. I usually like school, but she has made me dread going to school; I can’t even open my email without worrying that she will have sent some new way to make my life hard. I know I should be grateful that I am getting a free education, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem worth it. I never really wanted to go to this school, I hate telling people where I go to school because I’m not particularly proud of going there. But with the tuition waiver and the fact that its the only program I know of where I can customize my degree to what I want, it really is the only option.

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SocialVibe

September 2, 2009 at 9:28 pm (Issues, Life) (, , )

Just to be fair, I’ve decided that every month I am going to change the cause my SocialVibe button supports.  So go click again (its quick and painless, I promise!)

Anyway, September’s charity is The Vision Charity.  Whose goal is to improve the quality of life of visually impaired children worldwide.  Through SocialVibe, they are specifically raising money to send deaf-blind children to SENSE camp.

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Blogging for Charity

August 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm (Fun Stuff, Issues, Life) (, , )

If you look at my side bar, you may notice a new button called SocialVibe.  If you click on it (you can click every day), it will show you a video thats about 30 seconds long.  After watching the video, rate it, and a sponsor will make a donation to a charity (for the time being, I have chosen the Waleman Foundation, which works to bring Whales and Mankind together to preserve and protect our World).  So, please take a couple seconds to watch this video.

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Summer Classes

July 26, 2009 at 6:53 pm (Issues, School, Summer 2009) (, )

Right now, I am taking two courses online, Patrol Procedures and Officer Safety.  They should be interesting.  But unfortunately they are both taught by the same person.  And her organization drives me a little crazy.  Especially the fact that the reading material she provides has nothing to do with the assignments.  Its just stupid.

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Good news, bad news

July 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm (Fun Stuff, Issues, Life, School, Summer 2009) (, , , , , )

Orthopedic appointment was bad.  He couldn’t see any problems with the articular cartilage on the MRI, so decided to try a cortisone injection.  I can’t remember the last time I was in this much pain 😦  But, he said that in a month we could reevaluate for another scope to clear out scar tissue and look directly at the articular cartilage.

But, while in Phoenix, we went to the Apple store and I got my new laptop (15 inch Macbook Pro).  And because I’m a student, it came with a new iPod touch and printer.

And, I got officially accepted into my degree program,  Yay.  Well, it’s pending copies of my official transcripts, but those are on order…

Oh, and sorry for not writing as much recently, there just hasn’t been that much going on around here…

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Travel

April 22, 2009 at 3:38 am (Issues, Life, Travel) (, , )

Somehow, I always forget how much I don’t like to travel. I have a hard time trying to fit into someone else’s routein. There’s no good, or at least typical, food available. The bed isn’t like home. It always just ends up being more stressful than I anticipate.
I know tomorrow will be fun, but right now I’m hungry and just want to be home.

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School

April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm (Issues, School, Spring 2009)

With everything going on, this has been a really rough semester.  I don’t particularly enjoy my classes.  Even the interesting ones are so poorly managed that it hardly seems worth my time.  I’m really just putting in enough effort to maintain my GPA.  Anything more than that just seems like a waster of my time. I can’t wait till the fall when I can transfer to a different school/program…

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