Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fun Times Ahead

Alright, so, just to get it all down and planned out for what I have left to do in the next 4 weeks, I decided to write down everything I have to do before graduating. Then when I am all done, I can look back and think wow, I can't believe I actually did all that (that is if I actually do in fact do it all). And I can use it as a deterrent if I ever for whatever reason consider returning to school, cuz I will see this and remember how awful of a torturous institution it can be. Ok, so for this week: tonight, I have two 1 and 1/2 page papers to write. Wednesday I have one more of those due. Then Friday I have a difficult midterm on Paradise lost. The real fun starts the following week: Wednesday, I have a 12 page paper due for my fantasy film and literature class, then Friday, a 5 page paper due for my British literature class. That weekend, I have two concerts I am to be a part of which takes a lot of time due to preparation as well as actual event taking up an entire evening. The following week I have this: Tuesday, 8 page paper due for my theory and philosophy of Communication class. At this moment, I have no idea what I am going to write about, plus I feel as though I know very little regarding Communication. Yes, it is my major.(For this paper though, he didn't give an actual length requirement, but everyone pretty much thinks 8 pages is about the expectation as it is all we have really done in the class this semester and is kind of a big deal. I will probably end up being perfectly happy with about 5 pages). Then, Friday I have a 6 page paper due regarding Paradise Lost in some way. I also have a research paper having something to do with the relationship between language, culture, and society due on this day. This should be about 5 pages long. Then, the following week I have 2 finals, possibly three or four, but those two are unlikely. On top of all this, I have 2 more quizzes regarding other language grammar systems spread out throughout the next 2 weeks, and 2 other semi-minor assignments regarding the history of the English language. And I believe that is all. So that makes for a total of about 40 pages of researched writing to do in the next 3 weeks, at least 3 substantial tests, 2 quizzes, and two somewhat little homework assignments. Oh boy, I better get to work.

P.S. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention all the reading I am supposed to do that I probably won't even attempt. Not counting all the stuff I should have probably read last week, I will guestimate around 400 pages of reading left to do. All of this work is probably going to end up being rather mediocre at best. I really don't care at this point, I just want to get everything in so I can get a passing grade and a dang degree finally. I am still thinking I will probably end up with something around a 3.0 gpa, so that is nice. We shall see though.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oh Gno

I’ve decided to become famous by writing poorly rhymed children’s poems that make no sense and don’t flow well. Here is my first go:

Dear little gnome so fat and harry
You seem quite nice but I know you just barely
Dear little gnome so short and furry
There’s no better friend than one in no hurry
You stand full of glee
Unaware that you lack this thing called family
But in you I find no folly
How could I in one so jolly?
I think I'm rather fond of thee,
as much as I am of your silent G.
Oh golly gee, what have we?
My gnome oversea?
How could that be?
Is something afoot? Or was I mistook?
No mistake made, though my memory can fade
How did you leave?
I’ll try not to grieve.
But my heart is near hardened
So please return to my garden
I’ll set the table with tea for two
and we'll talk of your trip to Xanadu.
We’ll sit and smile in laughter
And then live happily ever after.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sorry little Easter poem

Easter is here, and no family is near,
Is this how it will be year after year?
Will I always be comparing here with there?
Well that might be something to fear.
But it's nothing I can't bare.
So for now, I'll give an ear,
to a friend we all share.
I wonder if He'd care
to share with me a beer.
I'd ask Him how clear
the weather is up there.
What He knows of my dear
and where I'll be in ten years.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Boring update of thoughts and plans, and pros and cons.

5 weeks until I am done with this thing called college. I will be the first person of my immediate family to do such a thing, but I credit that to me just being the only one who didn't have something better come along before finishing time. I really can't wait for that moment I get to close Microsoft Word for the last time. It will satisfy me like nothing else. And to have actual free-time without homework always in the back of my procrastinating mind will be such a relief. Reading and/or writing whatever I feel like will be a welcome experience as well. Unfortunately, like many great new things in life, they come at a cost. There is always an upside and downside to every experience, they may be harder to find at times, but there is always something to be happy or sad about. So with all these wonderful things I will be so happy to longer have to do, I will also be sad to no longer experience the classroom, the intelligent discussions, the passing on of knowledge, and the forced learning of things you would otherwise never think to look up.

And with the joyous freedom I will experience, comes new sets of responsibility. I will have to be a real adult; no longer a fake college one. I can no longer use the excuse of being in school as to why I am not going anywhere in life. Do I need to be going anywhere though? After all, I don't have too much to complain about with my current lifestyle, but I know it would get old fast if there was no sight of something better to work towards and strive for.

As for the immediate changes this summer will bring, there are many. For one thing, I am already more appreciative of outdoor warm air than ever before. Even though this was actually my 2nd real winter experience, the first one I enjoyed more for some reason; probably because last year had more beautiful snow. Cold air is pointless without snow. Secondly, it seems many friends are leaving for the summer, or some maybe for good. Though I will still have a solid group, all the new great friends I have acquired over the last year will be gone, just in time for me to finally feel free to really enjoy their company any day of the week. Thirdly, I will once again be moving, and in need of new people to live with. That is exciting, but also scary, and also just plain annoying. Even though I don't really like this house I currently live in, moving is a huge hassle. But I do really like the possible prospects of future living situations, its just that none of them are a sure thing yet, which adds some unpleasant uncertainty to it all. Lastly, I am now in a band that has some fun aspirations for the summer. I hope for us to improve as a group and find a lot of people who like us. Other than that, I have a couple weddings to attend this summer as is customary. Hopefully they will be a fun time of seeing old friends.

I believe that is all I have to say for now. I hope this finds you all well, and I hope to see you all soon.