Sunday, December 6, 2009

Count down begins

Theres one more week of classes then finals. The count down for the final projects and last classes and tests have begun. Thanksgiving break was just a little tease of the freedom of school that I will experience during christmas break. Unfortunately i have a feeling that break is going to go by sooo fast this year. My last final is on Wednesday but I have to work on Thursday so I am not going to get home until Friday the 18th. I will spend the whole first part of my break relaxing and spending time with family and friends. Every year for christmas, my family goes and cuts down a christmas tree. Unfortunately I am getting home to late to go cut it down but I am going to be there to help decorate it. That always gets me in the christmas spirit. Once christmas is over, the fun part of my break comes. For new years eve, I am going to atlantic city to see OAR play a special new years eve concert. Its going to be a blast. Then the day we get back, I am getting on a bus to maine for a week long snowboarding trip with some friends. When I get back, I will only have 3 more days before returning to the good old delval. Its going to be an epic christmas break.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Its thanksgiving break

Its finally break time for us students. I know that we arent required to write a blog this week because of thanksgiving but I have been doing it since the beginning of the semester so why stop now. So far I have only been offically on break for 24 hours but they have been a good 24 hours. Last night I visited my old school and had a pretty epic party. I havent gone to that school in over a year but somehow, I was the only one able to get girls to come... Tell me why that is. I will never know. Woke up at a decent hour of 10am and went to the diner with my best friend. My brother who just got back from school in ohio last night also joined us for breakfast. Today, I have been hanging out with my brother and having a campfire in the back yard pretty much all day. My Dad always makes a huge pile of brush and wants us to make it disappear. I also realized that my car was way over due for an oil change so I also changed the oil. Well dinner is almost ready so I'm going to cut it short here. I cant wait for thanksgiving dinner tommorow and the weeks of left overs to come. Hope everyone is enjoying their break as much as I am.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

hello my friend!

Weekend! You are finally here! Yes, I consider Thursday to be the weekend since I dont have class on Fridays. I had a really long week. It started with an Intro to Fine arts exam from hell. The professor expects us to be art and music experts from this intro class and remember the names and artists of over 15 art works and over 6 music peices and be able to analytically break them down. Why is this a required gen ed class??? This is making my appreciation of the fine arts fall really fast. 100% of my free time between monday and today was spent studying for a human phys test that I had this morning. It was on muscles, heart, blood pressure, and respiration. I had no idea exactly how complicated the human body functions were but now I do lol.

I cant beleive that there is only 2 and a half weeks left of the semester. Where did it go? It went by so fast. This happens every semester. We get near the end and it finally hits us how fast it actually went by. Somehow it surprises me every time.

So this Tuesday, I have a botany exam. The problem is, we still havent recieved our grades from the last exam we took. Ive been dying to know my grade and I check blackboard everyday. Im really hoping that he posts the grades before the test...

Im looking back at this post and reading it. My mind seems to be jumping around like crazy. Looks like I have already shut off the concentration switch. Have a great thanksgiving break everyone!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

sore fingers

Back in October for my birthday, my girlfriend said she was going to get us both belay lessons so we can go to the doylestown rock gym and belay each other. It was also supposed to be something we could do together. We finally, over a month later, we went to get the lessons. It was pretty easy. All we needed to do was learn 2 knots and learn how to set up the belay device. First they show you how to do everything. Then you do it yourself and practice until you feel comfortable to take the test to become certified. The test included demonstrating that you know how to tie the knots and how to set up the belay device. It also tested your ability as the belayer to catch the climber 2 times while looking and 2 times without looking. After about an hour of practice we both successfully passed the test. Once we passed the test, we were able to belay each other for the rest of the day. We each climbed about 5 or 6 times each until our fingers were to sore to climb again. We are both going to have to build up calaces and endurance if we ever plan on climbing for more then 2 hours. To become completely certified, we are going to have to take the test again when we go next time to prove that we still know how to do it. After the second text, we will be certified for life at the gym.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Finals week?

Is it just me or is trying to figure out when your finals for your classes really confusing? At my old school, finals generally fell on the day you had the class, relatively close to the time you have the class. Well aparently thats not how it works here at delval. I just looked and I have finals all over the week including one on saturday. Now I need to give my work a whole new schedule but just for that week. Why do they have to make it this complicated? For example, I have speech on Mondays and Wednesdays. The final is scheduled for Friday. We all have english on Tuesdays and Thursdays but the final is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. I dont see the logic in that at all. For english, I am hoping that we can maybe take the final on the last day of class so we dont have to stick around untill Saturday the 18th to take it. I dont know about any of you, but I am pretty eager to start winter break. The same goes for my speech final. Im not sure if my speech final is going to be a speech or an actual test or something. If anyone has taken speech with Dr. Ziemer, would you let me know? Thanks.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Im sitting here watching the news and I realized something. The people who are broadcasting the news must be phili's fans. The are interveiwing all kinds of baseball fans and praising the phili's and bashing the yankees. They even showed a video clip of a steam roller rolling over pictures of all the yankees with their jerseys and apples. I'm guessing the apples are for new york, the big apple. But still. The news is supposed to have an unbiased point of veiw. They are constantly rubbing in the fact that last nights game was almost a sweep. And who does this guy think he is? Pedro claimed the he is the greatest influential player that ever stepped foot into yankees stadium? The mets got rid of him. The METS! LOL. They just finished a segment call "The top five things I hate about Yankees Stadium." What is with this new broadcast? One was the yankees logo on the sweet 'n low. Another was the fact that they had a philly cheesesteak stand in the stadium. Another was that when you sit down at the hard rock cafe, you have 70 minutes to order, eat, drink, and get out. The news reporter is acting like hes having a terrible time. Who wouldnt want to be a news reporter in Yankees stadium right now?

Considering that Delval is so close to Philadelphia, there are a suprising number of yankees fans. This is really nice considering I am a yankees fan. I do enjoy watching the extreme fans get into arguments in the pub though. Now when I say I am a yankees fan, I mean ill watch a game or 2. I was kinda just born into being one because I grew up in New Jersey. I would not concider myself a diehard fan. I think I have only ever been to 1 yankees game before in my life. And that was because we got tickets from somewhere. I actually sat 2 rows behind the yankees dugout. In the first inning, the third out was a fly ball to right field. As the right fielder ran into the dugout, he throw the ball into the bleachers and I caught it. I still have it stored away somewhere with my ticket to that game. Hopefully it will be worth something one day.

Well its getting closer to game time and I have other things I need to do so I can relax and watch the game without any interuptions. I also have to make dinner cause I am getting pretty hungry. The general consensus is that the philis are going to kick ass again tonight. However, thats according to everyone the news reporters just interviewed. They were probably going around asking people if they were phillys fans and if they werent, they wouldnt interview them... Anyway. Go Yankees!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Another crazy week

So I don't know about any of you but recently I feel like I haven't had any time to do anything I want to do. It feels like all I do is wake up and go to class. From class I either go right to work and then after go right home to do homework until I fall asleep. If I don't go to work, it feels like all I do after class is come home and do more homework all day. Its getting pretty ridiculous. Its not really the fact that I am falling behind on my homework either. It seems like I only have enough time to do what is due in the very near future. For 2 of my classes, there are 2 formal lab reports each due before thanksgiving. Knowing that is really stressing me out because I don't see anytime in the near future that I am going to be able to write them. I want to get them done now for a few reasons. One is that my one professor will actually take them early, grade them, and hand them back to us so we can revise them and get a better grade. But he will only do this if we hand it in early. The second reason is that if I don't do them know, I will all of a sudden have to do 4 formal lab reports in a week. If that happens, I say good bye to sleeping. And I need my sleep otherwise I get very grumpy. Just ask my roommate.

Today was a particularly long day. Thursdays are my day that classes go straight through from 9:25am to 4:20pm. Starting with Human Phys to Botany lecture to English then finally to Botany lab. That's why I always have food in English for those of you who noticed. So I get to my Human phys class like 2 minutes late and find that they are in the middle of a timed pop quiz. I rush to my seat and get out a paper and pen just fast enough to answer the first set of questions before the professor went to the next power point. Overall the pop quiz wasn't to bad but it just sucks having to do it first thing in the morning. Then after the lecture we got our tests back. Needless to say, it was more bad news for me. What a great way to start my morning. So at this point I was already looking forward to getting home later that day. Botany lecture and English lecture go bye and all I can think of is getting home and wanting the day to be over. Of course when I get home, there is only more homework waiting for me. The one good thing that happened to me today was that I got out of botany lab over an hour early. Now I'm finally home.... doing more homework.