Scene: Teacher (not me) talking to a student about getting all of their grades up so they can graduate on time.
Teacher: “You really need to pull all of your grades up so you can graduate with your class.”
Student: “Well… I don’t have to, I’ll just transfer to another school…”
Teacher: “That’s fine, but you do know that your grades follow you to that school, right?”
Student: “Uh… well, what if I go really far away?”
Just a little note… the title is taken from a Lyle Lovett song, “If I had a Boat”… its really a great song… kind of plays to the happily morose side of me… and maybe to you, check it out.
Well, I’ve been one busy boy… in the previous two days I worked 28 hours straight, and if it weren’t for the loving grace of my friend (and fellow CA) Beth, I wouldn’t have eaten… she had heard that I had been working like a fiend, and she called me to see if she could help… it was really nice that someone was thinking about me. I hope the karma comes around and I’ll help it along to make sure it does.
Speaking of work, wow, are some people dumb. That’s all I have to say about that… dumb. I don’t really have a whole lot to speak of, the drama that is my life has seriously slowed to a monotonous jog and I like it… so far, I’m sure I’ll gripe about it later on though. I did how ever get good grades, not great grades, but good grades considering that I was working, at times, two jobs as well as taking close to a full load of credits, I’m proud of me for my 2 B+’s, 1 B-, and a C+… not that two of those classes were 400 level… so this isn’t remedial classes that I was participating in.
May I also note that MY RESIDENTS ARE GONE!!! I will miss some of them very much, but there are others I knew that I could never turn my back to them… and I can’t say I’m sad to see those people go. I hope the select few keep in contact with me down the road, because they were the very cool people that shinned through the bland sameness of the rest of the hall.
To help my next year be a little bit more interesting I’ve decided that I am going to try and get a job at the Child Center just down the block from here, I think it will be good for my mind just to hang out with some little kids… I know its a good job, and I think I would seriously have some fun.
…And finally, I have beach and staff banquet pictures… The beach trip page can be seen here… and the staff banquet pictures (its just me with my friends) can be seen here. Well, I am looking forward to working with Special Olympics conference that is under my direction… they will be here in two weeks, and I think that it will be a good experience, both in my job as a CA and for my mind. More at eleven.
Dateline, February 15th, 2001… Three midterms are finished… Final grade on 1 out of the 3: B. Status of Chris, ecstatic. Life seemed to slam me from every which direction at the same time, mass amounts of everything was too much; midterms, the job, the kids, the wife, classes, and general ick that life can be at one point or another; but it has turned for a better, like I promised. Like I said, I received a ‘B’ on my Enviromental Philosophy midterms, for a 300 level class I’m happy, right now my Philosophy Dept. GPA sits right at 3.5, which means a Philosophy degree with Honors… whoo hoo. The other midterms, well, we will see how they come out, but I am not fretting over them. I am still amazed about my Environment Philosophy course, not the midterm, but the actual course… I am never bored in this class, and I swear, I have to have a dictionary to attend this class, Professor Lysker uses words I have never heard uttered by another human being (I think he makes them up, I mean come on: nexus… is that really a word? Nexus Nex”us, n. [L.] Connection; tie. Man is doubtless one by some subtle nexus . . . extending from the new-born infant to the superannuated dotard. –De Quincey.) Another thing that has me astounded is that amount of notes I take in that class, usually 10 – 12 full pages every day I have that class… totally unlike me.
Another stress factor that is now over is my applying for a summer job, I went through, did all the essays and today I went and had my interviews, which I think (or at least hope) went well. Hopefully by the end of next week I will be a summer RA, or a Conference Assistant. Well, more updates to come…
This webpage has been operational for two days so far, and I’ve already overhauled it. Let me know what you think. I’ve added some links, all but the Email link don’t work yet. Well today I scored an ‘A’ on my Metaphysics (PHIL 350) paper… and I thought it was ‘B’ work, I’ve got to stop under valuing my output. Well, as everyone now knows, I’m putty in the hands of a beautful woman, so that is why I’m working Halloween… the most dreaded of all RA work dates… I’m sure it will at least provide an interesting update for all my loyal groupies (Mom and Dad).