Books People Don’t Read

Tak­en from noelfi­gart: These are the 106 books most often marked as “unread” by Library­Thing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-round­ed. Bold the ones you’ve read, under­line the ones you read for school, ital­i­cize the ones you start­ed but did­n’t finish.

Presentation Done, Good Reading

I can’t talk about the pre­sen­ta­tion. I might have flash­backs. The fact that BOTH my class­es that start next week have group projects is NOT giv­ing me a hap­py. How­ev­er, I did read Kel­ly Arm­strong’s lat­est Women of the Oth­er­world book, Per­son­al Demon, yes­ter­day, and then Dana Stabenow’s Pre­pared for Rage today. They were good. 

Weekend and School Update

The girl and Sam both had busy week­ends. Katie went out Fri­day and Sat­ur­day, play­ing D&D with friends first, then going to a par­ty with her sweet­ie dur­ing my and Sam’s date Sat­ur­day night. Sam had a com­put­er to deliv­er Sat­ur­day morn­ing, then ran around pick­ing up some things. He went out again yes­ter­day, to […]

TotD: Why is English spelling so odd?

From David Crys­tal’s book The Fight for Eng­lish: How lan­guage pun­dits ate, shot, and left, by way of Delancey Place. In spelling, the [Eng­lish] lan­guage was assim­i­lat­ing the con­se­quences of hav­ing a civ­il ser­vice of French scribes, who paid lit­tle atten­tion to the tra­di­tions of Eng­lish spelling that had devel­oped in Anglo-Sax­on times. Not only […]

Stupid School!

I just found out that DeVry did­n’t “pack­age” my finan­cial aid for this semes­ter. Huh? I reg­is­tered the day reg­is­tra­tion opened, or near­ly so, as I recall. I was­n’t sched­uled to grad­u­ate. I did every­thing I’m sup­posed to do, in fact. Some­body there just dropped the ball. Why isn’t that sort of thing auto­mat­ed so that […]

Another One Down

I fin­ished up week 3 of the semes­ter, which means that we’re almost at the halfway point. I real­ly, real­ly want to get done with both class­es this semes­ter. I’ve had to drop the man­age­ment class twice in the past, and I’m tired of it! The human­i­ties class isn’t that bad, oth­er than the “My Country […]

They WANT to be repressed!

Some­body help me, please! I’m awash in a sea of stu­pid­i­ty. My human­i­ties class­mates are full of ideas like: “it isn’t real­ly that big of a deal unless you have some­thing to hide”—“it” being gov­ern­ment sur­veil­lance. “…they won’t tar­get you or real­ly care about what you are doing unless you are doing some­thing wrong”—tell that to […]

Sunday and Homework

I’ve got to stop this. I keep pro­cras­ti­nat­ing each week, so I end up with a bunch of home­work to do on Sun­day. Blah. I know per­fect­ly well that I should­n’t do that because I can’t count on being able to focus on any par­tic­u­lar day. I even advised oth­er stu­dents with FMS against procrastinating, […]

Winter Semester Grades

A week into the Spring semes­ter, I final­ly got my Win­ter semes­ter grades: 99.7 in the career class, 97.6 in the project man­age­ment class. I should still have a 4.0, then. I’ve got to get my and Katie’s FAF­SAs done. I should have already done it. It feels so weird to think about the fact that […]

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