January 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm (Fall 2009, knee surgery, Life, School, Spring 2010, Winter Break) (, , , , , , , )

Yeah…… so life got really busy……..

Last semester A, A, extension, extension

This semester I am finishing my internship (the two extensions from last semester), Firearms, Modern Disasters, CPR for Health Care Providers, Forensic Pathology: Advanced Death Investigations, and Advanced Photoshop.  Sounds like a fun semester to me.

My knee surgery is scheduled for Jan 29, at something crazy like 6am……..

Christmas was good, New Years was good, I will be writing more soon….

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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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November 8, 2009 at 11:53 pm (Life, School, Spring 2010) (, , , )

Hey, sorry for not writing much recently.  Tomorrow.  I will find some time somewhere to write something interesting…

But anyway…. nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! One of the classes I was planning on taking in the spring has been cut due to budgets.  So now, instead of taking Emergency Scene Management, I will be taking Disaster Recovery Operations.  Eh, ok I guess, but probably not nearly as helpful.  Bummer.

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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.


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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October 6, 2009 at 7:58 am (Fun Stuff, Life, School) (, , , , )

I think that as soon as I graduate in August with my BA, I’m going to start working on my Masters.

I’ll have 6 to 18 months between when I graduate and when I can start working (everyone’s gotta hope that the agency doesn’t go into another 2 year hiring freeze, ok?), so not really enough time to find and start another worthwhile job, but enough time to get a good chunk, if not all of my Masters.

Right now I’m thinking of Language and Symbology as my area of study (that sounds mastersey, right?).

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September 20, 2009 at 9:43 am (Fall 2009, Fun Stuff, School) (, , , )

I still don’t like school.  I still don’t like my advisor.  But I think I’ve figured out how I can still graduate this summer.  I just have to do about 20-24 credits per semester (yikes!).  In other words, I have 3 papers I should be writing right now instead of posting to my blog.

And now for your viewing pleasure…. Kristin Chenoweth’s A Girl in 14G and the Cow Song.

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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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September 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm (Fall 2009, Life, School) (, )

Less than a month ago, I transferred to a different school to finish my degree.  Good, right???


I’ve had to fight the school over every little thing.  None of the policies make any sense.  Deadlines come and go because my advisor can be bothered to do her job (example there is a form due tomorrow that lets me take a course, I turned it in a week ago, she was supposed to sign it and give it to my course instructor to sign… she still hasn’t signed it)..  Apparently an upper-level math course isn’t good enough to meet their basic math requirement (they want me to retake a math class I took in 6th grade).  Even though I am transferring in all my English credits, I still have to take an English placement test.  Even though I’ve been taking classes on line for years, I still have to take a class on how to take an online class.  I transferred to this school to finish my degree, not to waste my time sitting through the most basic classes again.

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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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