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Eventful!

I woke up pretty early this morning for having finally put down Wicked just after 3 last night, so of course I picked up my book and started reading again at 8:30. I was much more tired than I’d thought though, because I ended up falling back asleep again, only to wake up around 3!

It’s really nice to have three days off in a row and not feel like I completely wasted my day by sleeping through it. Apparently I needed the rest. For the past hour or so I’ve done about nothing, which has felt good. I do plan on cleaning my room a bit and doing some laundry at some point today, but without anything to do tomorrow, why bother right away? I’m letting the process all marinate in my mind so that I may be able to move through it all better when I actually get down to it!

I’m pretty darned sure you should get that for me since my birthday is less than three months away! (Yes I am already counting down, don’t judge, even with the large number that it will be, I like my birthday!)

I think I’m going to try to tweak my Fall schedule a little bit tonight. After I get my room a little bit more organized (read throwing some stuff out) I want to really look into the Spring semester and see just what I will need to do then to reach my goals. I’d like to find a way to get 20 hours of work in each week, and that great opportunity of a Jamba Juice on campus isn’t such a fancy idea anymore. That location is going to be a franchise location, so working there wouldn’t have all the perks of working for Jamba, like being able to transfer to lots of different locations in the country.

I definitely need some time for homework next semester though, since this semester’s grades didn’t turn out the way that they were supposed to. And of course there are some recent developments that I hope to have some time for next semester as well (which also means I’m hoping they last that long)!

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this yet, but within 12 hours of my roommate telling me that she was giving notice, I already had a potential roommate. Let’s hope that the character of this house doesn’t scare him off though!

Lots of things!

I might just be crazy!

Click for a larger image of course, and see just how crazy I am!

Those are the classes that I am currently enrolled in for the fall semester. There are LOTS more that I would love to take, but I do have to have time for homework for these classes, and you know, actual WORK. With some luck though, I’ll be able to figure out a pretty regular work schedule on campus so that I don’t have to worry about a changing schedule. I just remembered that I should have more freedom from money next semester, so I won’t even need too many hours working, which is pretty awesome!

It’s been hot in Sacramento lately. Not exactly hot enough that it justifies leaving a fan on all day when only the cats are home, yet my roommate does it. The bathroom stays pretty cool, and they hang out in there anyway, why leave the fan on in your room if there is no one to benefit from it? If I didn’t already move so much I’d be really tempted to find my own place and just make sure I work more next semester.

I’ve really enjoyed dancing the past several weeks, and can’t wait to learn more. If anyone reading this knows more than me (and I know there are at least two of you) please share with me what you know! Watching some videos of friends completely intimidates me, but also excites me and motivates me to see how far I can go!

I had a pretty productive day today.

After completing an “exercise in time management” provided by my English teacher (it’s funny, time management isn’t in the course description or the syllabus) I went to the grocery store and got some gas. I don’t actually remember the last time that I got gas, but I’l try to pay attention to the next time that I do. I love living so close to everything that I do!

While I was at the grocery store I bought the items pictured below.

To avoid eating most of the box in just a few sittings, I bought the snack bags and divided it up!

I checked the box, and a serving is supposed to be only 55 little fishies, which those bags are definitely not. There are supposedly 32-ish servings in a box, I divided it into 18 bags. (Please note the earrings on the table, it was totally intense work while watching the season finale of 24.)

I have some pictures of a car that I see a lot that amuse me, but I think I’ve made this entry long enough, and I might forget all the things I think of tomorrow to write about, so I will save it until then!

And I’ve finished!

All of my papers and anything else that I have to turn in to any class has officially been turned in. I have four finals next week, and some of them I’m not currently so prepared for, but it’s only one a day, which I can totally handle. Especially since the first one is definitely the easiest, so I have more time to focus on the others!

Now that I’ll have a little more time in my schedule, I’m really looking forward to taking care of some things that have been a little neglected over the past few weeks. During study breaks and then definitely after I’m finished around noon on Thursday I look forward to getting at least a few, but hopefully all of the following things done:

Cleaning my room.
Organizing my room as I clean.
Officially signing up for summer classes.
Figuring out applying to the Jamba Juice on campus.
Dancing a LOT more.
Trying some new recipes in exchange for some awesome dancing lessons.
Sleeping in without feeling guilty.
Testing out my mom’s pool to make sure it’s good for the year.
Reading for pleasure!
Writing for pleasure on a more in depth level than this blog usually gets.
Working and making some cash!
Riding my bike.
Lots more that I can’t even think of right now.

Look forward to much more interesting updates!

Nearing the End

This week has felt pretty crazy. Last weekend and the beginning of this week I seemed to have a kind of block on writing the about 30 pages that were due over 8 papers this week. I think a big part of that came from being forced to work on one piece all day Monday when I prefer to be able to work in short bursts.

Today I’m down to 5 papers that I have to turn in tomorrow. One of which is so done that it’s got a fork sticking out of it, but another I have yet to begin. The other three I’ve made decent progress on and now I just need to get my brother over here for some truly brotherly (read brutal) editing and I’ll be just about good to go.

I’ve got so much I could say about my process and how I intend to use the rest of my day, but this is just intended to be a short break so I can trick myself into working on one paper for two of those short bursts back to back!

I will have much more to say tomorrow afternoon and this weekend once my paper writing week is over!

Teaching Secrets

I love my weekly sanity fix. There is always at least one postcard that is more than exactly what I’m feeling at the moment. Usually it’s the positive or neutral ones that I identify with, which is good, right?

—-Email Message—-

i’m planning on becoming a teacher when i graduate and i’m absolutely terrified that i’m going to have a student just like me

I consider that postcard to be a bit of a positive, and the comment to be a neutral. I’m not completely sure about the teachers that I had still, but I have recently said the email message word for word to a few people while talking about student teaching positions.

I’m starting to get pretty excited about school being done. Now that I’m going to be working around 20 hours a week, I think that things will go by much quicker and I’ll feel more like I’m accomplishing something. Though I think that could have come from the summer schedule for the local community colleges coming out on Wednesday and figuring out what I’m doing for this summer.

I’m hoping to take three or four classes this summer while they’re short and quick. It will take a lot of work and a good deal of focus, but it will make my Fall and Spring semesters much easier. They actually would be pretty easy right now if I decided to just get my BA in English like the plan has been since applying for Sac State. I’ve recently realized that it’s very possible for me to get a minor in Education in the same time, so I intend to do so!