Sunday, May 17, 2009

Summer Time!

I am officially done with half of my college career. I will be spending 3 more semesters at Goucher, one semester in another country of my choosing, and then... done. Done, and I'll have to support myself and get a legitimate job. That task seems overly daunting, especially considering that finding a job or internship now has proven incredibly difficult. I'm still applying to internships with the hope that someone, somewhere, will contact me (and I still have faith!) but in the meantime I'm resume spreading to places in the area. I was sure I could go back and work at Dairy Queen this summer (oh, the joy) but it's come under new management so who knows. I'll stop by tomorrow under the pretense of getting ice cream and scope out the situation. It worked there the first time...

But it's weird to be home. Got in Friday night after a 5 hour drive in which my car was so full I could only see out of the driver's side window and only saw the passenger side mirror by virtue of a tunnel I created in the mountains of stuff that I had piled everywhere. Saw a few friends yesterday; we're all getting a slow start to summer and mostly just trying to catch up on the epic amounts of sleep we lost during finals. But my prediction for summer? If I find a source of income and get to spend at least SOME time in NC when my family goes it will be a good one.

Cross your fingers.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Break '09, woo hoo.... oh wait I'm in Jersey.

So I definitely needed a break from school and homework, but dude. Spring Break? Kinda' boring. At least so far. I've gone to a few of my brothers' hockey games (nail biters, both games) and helped set up the house for a party we're having tomorrow. Got to see my friends last night after driving home and sitting in traffic in Delaware for NO REASON, so that was nice, but so far I'm really just predicting a lot of sleeping and catching up on reading interspersed with paper writing.


Maybe break'll pick up. I mean, I've only been home for a little over 24 hours. Impatient much?

Monday, February 23, 2009

What makes that OK?

So, I have this teacher. A teacher who works hard, is always well prepared, and is enthusiastic about his subject almost to the point of over-enthusiasm.
And then there are these students. Students who may or may not do the readings and are obviously not invested in the class. And what do they do? They sit in the classroom and for the majority of the class time proceed to make faces at the rest of the class in order to make it BLINDINGLY obvious that they think the professor is an idiot. Well, to those people, I have only this to say:

You clearly do not deserve the effort that he is putting into this class to at least TRY and make it interesting. Yes, the subject matter is boring, but that's a curriculum fault. It's a requirement for your major, so SUCK IT UP and stop acting like you have better places to be. At that time, odds are you really don't. If you stopped looking for the slightest faults in every word of every sentence you may actually find yourself ::gasp:: learning something! What a novel idea, right?

I'll never understand how people can do that. Yes, I've had some teachers in my life that I definitely did not agree with. I even had some teachers that I thought perhaps should not be teaching. But, they are STILL your teacher, and with that title comes respect. Respect that means they should not get up in front of the classroom and have to worry about who is making snide remarks and annoyed faces during class.

That's my rant. I'll edit it when I stop being so mad.
So, Semester 2 may officially kill me. There's no volleyball, so you'd think that I would have oodles of spare time that I can use to study and do homework, but really all it amounts to is that I have more time to procrastinate. This blog, along with my new addiction to Twitter and my constant Facebook-love are enabling that procrastination... But oh well! I know I can buckle down when I need to (read as: tonight and tomorrow I need to actually do work ).

Also, rumor has it that David Plouffe is coming to Goucher. I REALLY hope that's true; I was excited to see Ron Paul but I'm more pumped for Plouffe.

In other news, the New York Rangers fired Tom Renney! I'm sad to see him (and Perry Pearn) go, because I had met Renney and told him my whole family's obsession with the team as well as the origins of my brother Mark's name. (Named after Mark Messier, post-Stanley Cup in '94) At the same time, the Rangers have been very lethargic and seemingly unhappy about playing recently, with 10 losses in 12 games, and maybe, hopefully, this change will be good for them!

Alright, I got proposals to write and pages to read. Adios!