Date Night, Reading, School Stuff

I was a naughty girl today, too caught up in reading A Few Demons More to do my homework. Bad girl.

To be fair, I was also taking care of my Katie baby, who had a fever and was nearly delirious. She really fits the chronic fatigue syndrome/ME diagnostic criteria more than those for fibromyalgia, but whatever it is, she’s missing way too much school.

Wednesday is one of my regular date nights with Sam, and I certainly wasn’t going to put that off for school stuff, so I figured I’d just hop online and make my required four posts after he went to bed, then join him quickly.1I have got to go back to starting the week’s class stuff on Mondays. Really.

Whoops! Not so fast!

My critical thinking class, which I figured to be a “gimme” (required for every DeVry student regardless of major, obviously designed to be one of the first classes everybody takes) surprised me this time. Both threaded discussions required research and thought.

The first was about consumer finance, which isn’t exactly controversial. We had to use the school’s library site to access a periodicals database, though, and choose at least two articles related to some particular aspect of consumer finance. Then we had to “share” one of them in the discussion, explaining why we chose it and how it was relevant. That’s a big field to narrow down, and the database had annoyingly NOT-fresh information on my chosen angle.

The second, though, had us analyze a Hitler Museum site 2No, I’m not going to link to that! that claimed to be totally free of bias. Yep, pull the other one, it’s got bells on! We had to evaluate the site based on 5 or 6 different measures of credibility. Even though the site was obviously very pro-Hitler, finding credible sources (meaning not Wikipedia) to disprove various claims took some time.

I was highly disturbed by the number of my classmates that declared the site free of bias. Obviously, there are people who are in serious need of this course! I knew that many people take in media fairly unquestioningly, but a pro-Hitler website put up by some anonymous twit? In 2007?

The management class stuff was very easy, just questions about diversity and entrepreneurship. Yay for easy!

I’m finally done and can go cuddle up with mah sweetie. I wanna get the Holocaust revisionism out of my head, though, to avoid bad dreams, so I might end up reading for a bit first.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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4 thoughts on “Date Night, Reading, School Stuff

  1. Funny you should mention Hitler…

    Amber and I have caught a couple of specials on the National Geographic Channel about him in the past week, and his terrible flatulence has come up in conversation several times during that span.

  2. It’s lovely that you have a regular date night 🙂

    Pretty new look for the blog, too.

    Oooh, you read Against Romance. I’d love to hear what you think of it, if you feel moved to write about it.

  3. Sam mentioned something about that recently, Rusty–maybe he saw the same special? Or (more likely, since we don’t have cable) talked to or read something by someone who saw it? He mentioned that Hitler was taking strychnine! Ugh!

  4. Thanks, Hope! I’m still trying to decide whether or not I like this template. Getting the book and photo pages to work properly is a nuisance (they suck at the moment).

    We actually have two date nights each week 🙂 It’s our way of having some “just us” time, which too few parents do, IMNSHO. Sam and Katie did have one night set apart to do stuff together, but that sorta fell by the wayside as she got so caught up in school stuff. When we originally set up the schedule, we were still homeschooling, so Katie and I had plenty of time together.

    I have Against Romance and Days We Would Rather Know by Michael Blumenthal, and reread them this past week on a poetry binge. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered anyone else who’d heard of him (or who seemed to recognize his name when looking through books on the shelves, anyway). I wasn’t going to write about it, since it’s “old,” but I’ll try to do so since you mentioned it.

    Have you seen this t-shirt contest? I think you’d have a great entry: http://teesforchange.zaadz.com/blog/2007/11/would_you_like_a_free_tee

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