But get over it. It's been a busy few weeks. Finals (2 A's in J-Term), the Bahamas (holy carp that was fun) and the beginning of classes for the spring. Also had the Ethics Bowl, where we won two, lost two. I feel okay about the ones that we lost though - we just weren't prepped for the judging criteria ('cause they weren't judging on presentation, or case construction, or organization, or ethical criteria, or logical grammatical usage... we just didn't know. It will be better next year). It was a ton of fun though. Also, I got to run my second issue of the newspaper, which was 12 pages long and I can only find four (fairly minor) errors. I'm happy with that. It was a good first week of school. I like it.
We kicked butt. Yes we did. Jes and I, after all of zero joint practices came out undefeated. It rocked. First place to us. I also got fourth place on speaker points and persuasive speaking. Fifth place for Impromptu and sixth place for Informative. YAYAYAYAY us!!!!!! Quite exciting. And my first issue of the newspaper went off without a hitch. Twelve pages, actual content, I'm excited. In general, it's been a good, good week. And I'm going to do well in my J-Term classes.
Well. This week started off with a call from my mother. She and my brother had a snow day. My dad and his class are in Mexico. And I had six hours of class. Woo. Anyway. The week was moving along and actually going pretty well until Wednesday hit. We had a field trip in La La Land (which was both fun and informative) and I got my first stats test back (solid A, baby). A pretty sweet day, all told. Nope. Got back to my room that evening, decided to do what my computer was telling me to do, which was updates, and lo and behold, all the icons and the desktop begin this crazy strobe light thing. I was not a fan (my computer made it all the way to Europe, only to fall victim to updating microsoft - what the heck?). Though the nice Mac Geniuses were able to fix it, I had to go to Short Pump twice and stand around for a few hours (which has resulted in a burning desire to buy an iPhone... they are so freaking cool) and I only got my computer back yesterday. And now everyone knows all about it. Other than that, and the horribly upsetting cuts from Project Runway, life has been fabulous.
Well, the first week is done, and I am quite educated already. Things I have learned: 1. If I'm going to leave stuff with people on campus while I go abroad, I should make a list of who has what. 2. Even if I'm incredibly thrilled that the newspaper meeting went well, I should not let my joy get to me to the point that I sign up for six days of RA duty in the next month when I only need one. 3. Taking a (not so) random sample of debate team members who showed up on Thursday, I am not the only one who has gotten busted for going more that 20 mph over the speed limit. 4. Aristophanes was a dirty, dirty man. Dirty to the point that a lot of it goes over our heads, and Dr. McCaffrey has to explain it to us. 5.The likelihood of the poll that said that Clinton would get 28% (+/- 4 points) of New Hampshire, when she actually got 39% of the vote was seriously flawed. The likelihood of the poll being exactly accurate and then having what happened on Primary Day actually happen is far less than .0000001%. Come on, New Hampshire. Not cool on the polling.
My goodness it's weird to be back at Macon. I moved in yesterday (I'm the RA on Moreland 3rd) and I kept looking out my window, only to see that I don't know any of the people walking around the circle. Oh well, I guess.
So. Day one of classes. I am registered for Lyristrata in La La Land, which meets from 9-11 and 1:20-3:20 and also for economic statistics. Everything seems to be going well in the first class when Becky raises her hand behind me and says "What does it mean when it says that this class is exclusive?" Uh-oh. That's what it means. As it turns out, four or five of the nine of us had registered for more than this one class, and Maconweb had let us. Baaaaad Maconweb. So we all pondered which one we would drop for the rest of the block, until the professor decided that he would give us permission to take the class as long as we really needed both of them. Which we all do.
Economic Statistics was fun, and Suzie is in that class (we're two of the four girls in the eighteen person class). When we got into the room, a guy came in and said that if anyone wanted to buy the textbook, he took the class last year and would sell it to us. I jumped all over that one. The book was going for $125 used in the bookstore and I got it for $30! Heck yeah. A sale. Now that is what I consider a divine sign to stay in an economics class.
I'm still not all the way unpacked, but I'm getting there. I should get my microwave and television back from Jes today and maybe my refrigerator too. That would be cool. And I have some extra time to work on it because I'm on duty tonight. Yay!!!