April 21st, 2005


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jimbojones
02:28 pm - didn't even have to use my AK
After I got registered for all my classes for Summer I, Summer II, and Fall this morning, I was riding around near campus, headed on my way to have lunch with Emily, listening to We Have Explosive (7.23 MB download) and Clinch Mountain Backstop (2.33 MB download) with the windows rolled down and the wind in my hair, and I realized I was grinning like an idiot and just in general feeling like a million bucks.  And being the introspective bastard that I am, I immediately thought to myself "hey, self, why are you so happy?" and after a moment's thought realized that it was this: it just feels good to be me.  And that in itself feels pretty damn good, too.

From some perspectives, that might sound kinda full of myself and insufferable.  But y'know what?  Thinking back on it, I spent so much of the last year absolutely bloody miserable that hey, what the hell... I'm due.

Anyway, for those of you interested in the Jimbo-stalking, here's what I wound up with for a schedule:

May-mester, I'm taking Poli 391M, aka Political Science (Topical) -  USA and the UN: Terrorism in Iraq.  I don't even know for sure if I've got a slot in the requirements toward my major that that class will fill, and I frankly don't give a damn!  I'm really looking forward to it, it's a topic that it makes me feel good about myself to be more informed on, and as a bonus I was talking to Holly (my Soc instructor) today and told her I was thinking about taking that, and she enthusiastically recommended it as very interesting stuff and very topical, not a lot of empty bombast.

Summer II, I'm taking English 405: Shakespeare's Tragedies.  That's one of the two 400-level English courses I'll have to take towards my degree, and it's not completely "fluff" (in fact I have a sneaking suspicion it'll wind up being one of my more time-intensive courses, since it'll obviously require a lot of reading) so I feel pretty good about knocking that out in a summer session instead of having to deal with it during a full semester.  Oh, and bonus: I might actually be taking that one with Emily!  We'll see.

Fall!  I'm taking a more challenging load in the fall than I was this last semester: Japanese 121, CSCE 145 (I forget the title, but basically "beginning programming in Java for actual CS dept. students"), and Math 141, aka Calculus I.  Look ma, no fluff!  Well honestly I kinda think the CSCE 145 will wind up being pretty fluffy for me personally, but hey, there's nothing wrong with that.  I'm forecasting the Japanese to be my most difficult class that semester, 'cause frankly I always kinda sucked at foreign languages, whereas the CSCE should be a breeze for me and as for the math, heh, I know it's Calc and I'm only taking algebra w/trig now, but... I crunched some numbers last night and discovered that if I got a *zero* on the math final this term, I'd still squeak out a freaking B!  Haha.  Not that I'd dream of doing that, I love being somewhere in the general vicinity of 110% for my course average. =)

Hokay, time for a little more internet puttering, followed by shower, followed by (last ever!) Math 115 class, followed by... who knows?  Only tedious-ass thing left this term is, unsurprisingly, Speech - I have to write TWO speeches and complete the take-home final before Saturday, when I get the dubious pleasure of delivering them in the last SPCH 140 class I ever have to show up for, which starts at 9:00 and runs until... possibly... ULP, 2 fucking PM.  Ugh.  Oh well, after that it's OVER.  Yay!

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Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Future Sound of London - We Have Explosive

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[User Picture] From: scarlett723
Date: April 21st, 2005 - 11:45 am
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I highly recommend that the best way to get through a Shakespeare class is to get the plays on CD. I had a horrible time trying to read them (I'm sure it'd be better now than when I was a freshman in college, but still...) but if I listened to them on CD while reading it made so much more sense. I have a horrible time with Shakespeare without inflection.


 
[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: April 21st, 2005 - 12:07 pm
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... it just feels good to be me.

As someone who knows how it feels to have "miserable" or "numb" as one's default setting, I say, "Good for you!!"

And summer sessions rock! There's no time to get bored with the class, and if you hate it, hey, it's over in three weeks, anyways! Whoo-hoo! Bring on Summer Session I!


 
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Date: April 21st, 2005 - 03:11 pm
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Date: April 22nd, 2005 - 08:40 am
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[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 22nd, 2005 - 08:54 am
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She's just pissed 'cause all (yes, ALL) the skirts in Wal-Mart last night were quite literally wider than they were long. =)


 
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Date: April 21st, 2005 - 01:25 pm
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[User Picture] From: scarlett723
Date: April 21st, 2005 - 01:38 pm
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As someone who took a shakespeare in film class watch out, they may be movies but they can still be awful!!! see my earlier comment about audio readings (at least then you don't have to put up with annoying scenery, etc).


 
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Date: April 21st, 2005 - 01:45 pm
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[User Picture] From: scarlett723
Date: April 21st, 2005 - 01:50 pm
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I always read along with my book as well as I could....that helped because i'm not a good listener either.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 21st, 2005 - 01:51 pm
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Aw HEEEEELL yeah, that's my Summer II Shakespeare class all right! Fuckin' A. =)


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