All of the Sudden

November 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm (Fall 2009, Life, School, Spring 2010) (, , , , )

Why is it that all of the sudden I have sooooooo much stuff I need to do for school????

  • Papers for current classes.  I have 4 that need written (two by tomorrow), and one to be revised.
  • Extension for one of my classes (let’s just hope my dear advisor remembered this…. sigh)
  • Evaluation for one of my classes (next month, but its fast approaching)
  • Application for graduation (yikes! already???)
  • Application to the Master’s program
  • Transcript request for a couple scholarships.
  • Registration for next semester
  • Contracts for next semester.  I’m all set with one, with another my proposed mentor (teacher) is checking if he is allowed to mentor my class and for the third my proposed mentor hasn’t replied to my email…. Yikes!
  • Research paper approval (luckily this doesn’t need to be in until April….)

So, in an effort to keep caught up, I am working off both my computers at the same time (and you don’t even want to know how many programs I am running on each computer….)



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^^^^ Lookie There ^^^^

August 14, 2009 at 11:39 am (Fall 2009, Fun Stuff, Life, School) (, , )

I would like to draw everyone’s attention to my countdown to graduation… Three hundred and sixty-four days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Less than a year to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I have an internship starting on Monday. I can’t really talk about it, but I am super excited and really nervous (mostly about staying in the city by myself).

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Post-Graduation Plans

December 31, 2008 at 10:07 pm (Fun Stuff) (, , , )

So, for graduation (I know – still a year away…), I am planning a trip to Germany.  I want to go in the near future, but I want to know enough of the language to not have to hope people speak English.

My idea at the moment is to fly into Munich (München) and spend a day or two at the Olympic Park (Olympiapark).  After that, I want to take the train to Füssen.  From there, go to Schwangau and stay at the Hotel Müller for a few days while visiting Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau.  Then, I want to go to Salzburg, Austria, again by train.  But, because of the Alps, I’d have to go by way of Munich, so that might not fit in this trip – unless perhaps I fly home from Austria…



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An exciting day

November 5, 2008 at 3:01 am (Life, School, Spring 2009) (, , , , )

Today is probably one of my favorite days of the semester.  It is the day when the college has posted the spring schedule and I picked classes.  I always have fun picking classes, its one step closer to finishing.

So this is what the spring looks like:

  • Substantive Criminal Law. 3 Credits.
  • The Police Function. 3 Credits
  • The Correction Function.  3 Credits.
  • Fire Science Intro.  3 Credits.
  • Chamber Choir. 1 Credit.
  • Principles of Supervision.  3 Credits.
  • Domestic Violence.  3 Credits.

Giving a grand total 19 credits!!!!!!!!!!!!! Graduation here I come!!!

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Countdown to Graduation!

October 16, 2008 at 9:19 pm (School) (, )

On Friday August 13, 2010 I will (if all goes according to plan) be graduating with an Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety and Emergency Management.

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ΦΘΚ Phi Theta Kappa

October 16, 2008 at 6:36 pm (Fall 2008, School) (, , , )

Yesterday, I got an invitation from my school to join Phi Theta Kappa (or ΦΘΚ if you actually use the greek letters), which is the international honors society of two year colleges (its like PBK, but is for two rather than four year programs).  It seems kinda neat.  They do various activities throughout the year (like a children’s book drive, bowl for kids, give the gift of sight, and so on), you get access to different scholarships, your membership is included on transcripts, resumes, and degrees, and (the best part – I think) you get to wear the gold and blue stole and cord at graduation.  See:

Anyway, there is an information meeting in a week or so, so I guess its something I could look into…

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Class of ’07

September 6, 2008 at 7:03 pm (Life, School) (, , , , , , )

I graduated from high school in 2007.  Near the end of the year, I wrote a paper for English about why the Class of ’07 was so special.  Well, I recently found this paper, and decided to repost it here.

Throughout history, the number 7 has held a special place in people’s hearts.  There were the Seven Sages, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the Seven Emperors of Rome.  But seven is also the number of spots on a common ladybug, the number of bones in a mammals’ neck, and the atomic number of nitrogen.  The pH level of pure water is seven and there are seven stellar objects in the solar system visible to the naked eye.  Atlas had seven daughters.  Ursa Major is made up of seven stars.  Clearly there is something special about the number seven.

There are seven numbers in a telephone number, and seven segments in a digital number.  When people are asked to pick a number between 1 and 10, they usually pick seven.  Not only that, but the US War of Independence was happening on the 7th day of the 7th month of 1777.  And the US Constitution is comprised of 7 Articles.

There are seven openings on the human head, and seven days in a week.  Shakespeare divided the life of man into seven ages.  You can sail the seven seas.  The sheriff’s star has seven points.  NASA had seven astronauts in its original manned space program.

Seven has its place in many religions too.  Jesus tells Peter of forgive seventy times seven times.  Cain will be avenged seven times by God.  The Blessed Virgin Mary has Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows.  In Eternalism, there are seven deities.  THere are seven Archangles and seven ranks in Mithraism.  Buddha walked seven steps at birth.  Khasi myths spoke of seven divine women.  Inanna traversed seven gateways to reach the underworld.  There were the Seven Sleepers and the Seven Mothers.  Atlantis was made up of seven islands.  Guarani myths had seven monsters while Japanese myths had seven Lucky Gods.  Islamic traditions has seven heavens and seven Earths.  God rested on the seventh day.  The Shemittah and Sabbatical year comes every seventh year.  The Torah is divided into seven aliyahs read by seven men during Shabbat.  There are seven blessings in a Jewish wedding.  David was the seventh son.  Seven Shepherds visit the sukkah.  The Israelites were told they would displace seven nations.  There are Seven Virtues and Seven Deadly Sins.  THe seven day holiday of Kwanzaa lights seven candles.

Clearly the number seven is special, as is the Class of ‘07.  After all, why else would it be lucky number seven?

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Good Riddance to Summer!

August 18, 2008 at 5:57 pm (Fall 2008, Life, School) (, , , , , , )

Finally, school is starting in one week!!!  I am so bored with summer…..

I am currently trying to plan a month long trip to Australia for next fall.  The ideal time to go would be in December, but that would mean missing my own graduation again….  But whenever it is, this trip is to spend a month at the Tolga Bat Hospital in Atherton volunteering with the care and rehab of orphaned and injured flying foxes, free-tailed bats, and tube nosed fruit bats (look on the Tolga website for some adorable pictures!).  Since they prefer their volunteers to be experienced in bat rehab or be over 22 years old, I was planing on taking a course in bat rehabilitation at the Bat World Sanctuary just outside Dallas, TX in July.

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