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.

Friday, October 16, 2009

crazy time of year

This past week was by far the busiest I have had this school year. It started Monday with a test in intro to fine arts. I did not think it would be to bad however, when I started looking at the material, I realized how much there was to know. The stuff really builds up fast when you have a class three days in a row when that Tuesday was a Monday. So that took up my Sunday. I was also supposed to prepare a speech for Monday. Unfortunatly, that didnt happen. Luckily for me, my professor said I could do it next Monday. So Monday, I went to class and took the test that was alot harder than I thought it would be. Needless to say, that put me in a great mood... After class I went to work. Right from work, I went back to school for a club meeting at 7. Finally after the meeting, I was able to come home and start doing homework again. There was nothing due on Tuesday, so it was my time to catch up on alot of things. That day I was out of the apartment from 9:10am to around 9pm because I had school until 1:30 and then work right after. That night, all I did was study for my speech quiz that I had the next day. I was also able to complete my human physiology homework that was due that thursday. It wasnt hard, just time consuming. So Wednesday, I went to class and took the quiz. It was also alot harder than I thought it would be. After class, I went to work again. I got home around 9pm and went right to studying for my botany lab practical that I had the next day. Anybody who has taken botany at this school knows that its a real bitch of a class that requires ALL of your time. At this point I just wanted Thursday to be done and over already. I wake up early on Thursday to get some more last minute studying in before heading off to my classes for the day. Botany lab is my last class of the day so during my other classes, I am just running through the different divisions of fungi and algae in my head. Fortunatly, English class was just not ment to be that day so I was able to leave early and get more last minute, much needed studying in. I took the practical and thought I did great until he went over the answers. I got my conidiospores and carpospores mixed up and I messed up an conidiogenesis cells. BUT the worst of my week was finally over. The botany professor makes you stay after the practicals to do a lab but I just kinda sat there pretending to look at stuff until we were able to leave. I would much rather come back on my own time when I feel like it. That way I can look at things in peace and relaxation without the classroom environment. My week of classes was finally over so I went home and sat around and did nothing for a while and it felt great.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

something is missing

So my birthday was on October 6th. A Tuesday. There is not much you can do with that. I still had school and I still had work. Lucky for me, school was on a Monday schedule, which meant that I only had 2 of my easy classes. I was sad that we didn't have English 2 class though... Basically I was out of my apartment from 10:30am to 9:15pm and had no energy to do anything that night. I didn't mind to much because I am going to really celebrate this weekend. I did, however, have my last illegal drink Monday night at 11:30ish and my first legal drink at a bar at 12:05ish.

The two things that were missing was a birthday cake and birthday cards. I did not get a single birthday card on my birthday and no one got me a birthday cake. Its because I just moved out to PA and don't really know that many people yet. It was also because I really had no time on my actual birthday because of school and work. That's another reason why I'm looking forward to this weekend.

Finally 21...

So Im finally 21 after months of impatient waiting. It would not have been so bad except ALL of my other friends, including my gf, have already been 21 for a while now. I was not able to go to any of their 21st birthday parties and it just plain sucked. They would all go out to a bar or a show and invite me along before they remembered that I wasnt 21 yet so I couldnt go. I would just sit around bored since all my friends were out. To top it all off, I would be the drunk texts and phone calls which made me feel so much worse that I was missing out on all the fun they were having without me.

So this weekend I going home and having my party at a bar close to my hometown and my old school so all my friends who were 21 can now party it up at my birthday party. Its going to be a ton of fun and I can't wait. People have always told me that its not all its cracked up to be. I dont care. For me, its not the drinking that Im looking forward to, although it is a good part of it, its the fact that I can actually go out with my friends. Now I can finally change my response from "I can't, I'm not 21 yet...." to "Sure".

Im sure turning 21 will put a large empty space in my wallet. You could go out and get a handle of rum for 20 bucks at a liquer store, but at the bars, 20 bucks might get me like 3, maybe 4 shots if Im lucky. The sooner I come down from my "I can finally go to bars" kick, the better.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

too many choices

I have started working at an animal medical clinic in doylestown as a kennel technician. Its close and the people there are great. However, I have experience as a vet tech and wish to be able to do more than just clean the kennel and feel the animals. On top of that they dont pay very well. On the bright side, i have only worked there 3 weeks and they are already starting to put me in tech positions, however, the pay hasnt been adjusted for the extra work. Last week I went for an interview at an emergency vet hospital and they said they would call me for a work interveiw and pay me about 4 more dollars/hour doing everything I am used to doing. But they still havent called me back. The problem I am having is trying to figure out what Im going to do if they do offer me a job. I cant work both jobs becuase there would be no time for school. I guess I'll just have to wait and see whats going to happen. I might just be stressing out about nothing.

rubix cubes

So for the past hour I have been working on trying to get my rubix cube back to its original form where all the sides are the same color. I looked online to see if there were any tricks. Apparently there are a ton of little tricks and tips on how to solve your rubix cube. Unfortunately most of them are not as simple as they claim to be. I got so frustrated that I took the cube apart and put it back together in its original form so I could just practice some of the move combinations and techniques and go back to the original form so I know I got them right. Well, not 3 mins after I got the cube back together, I jumbled it back up again while trying the "easy algerithems" that the website claimed to work. I am writing this blog as a way to control my anger towards the tiny cube that has caused me so much frustration. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make it easier, it would greatly appreciate it. The worst part is that I saw a guy one time I was on the subway in New York City and he was just messing it up and then fixing it in under a minute so I know its possible. This thing is going to be the death of me...