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.