I miss school, too. I don't miss having to do all this shit I don't want to do, but I miss doing art ALL the time and the social aspects of it, mostly...I feel like I'm too old to go back now XD;
Back to work. No holidays until President's Day. And after that... no holidays until Memorial Day.
auuuugh the one time people at school have an edge over people who work. Because they get spring break. We don't get spring break. We get drowned in work because it's tax season then.
Probationary period ends April 26th. After that I'm scheduling one hell of a vacation because I've seriously not taken more than two consecutive days off since I started here.
It's not a bad job. It just... wears me down after so much time. ._. Oh yeah, and I'm officially starting birth control now. Maybe once that kicks in I won't be so prone to being worn down by work and I won't be as inclined to bitch in huge, intimidating paragraphs here.
The bad mood is preventing me from writing my fic, after all. I managed to write some last week and I'm finally almost out of the first scene, but by the time I'll be in the mood to write today, my break will be over. ><
And I'm wondering if I should start reading up on the Archieverse Sonic comics again. That's where I really grew up on StH (well, I played the games and watched the cartoons, but the comics are what got me invested in the series). And it's one of the most loathed canons of all the Sonic canons, but I still love it for the most part. ;_; Some really interesting shit seemed to happen after I stopped reading and this month or next month's issue will probably divulge into the fate of one of my favorite minor characters who was proclaimed dead like ten issues ago.
I'd probably catch up with it better if I lived closer to a place that dispensed the comics. I read them thoroughly through my last year in college when Ian Flynn took over as head writer and wiped out almost everything that sucked about the comic. Ken Penders was always a guy who did either really great things or extremely horrible things in the comic, the latter more often than not. Now that he's out I should be appreciating Flynn's writing more.
The comics (Archieverse and Fleetway) are the only canon where I actually like Amy Rose. Hated her in Sonic X and in most of the games. And I'm re-watching the LP of Sonic 2006. Because I feel better listening to the screams of agony of these men who are trying to play a nearly unplayable game. :D I immersed myself in so many terrible Sonic LPs I forgot there was stuff I loved about Sonic, too.
But I'm glad I never got intimately involved with the fandom. Just observing the Sonic fandom at various places can be a horrifying experience. It probably is the worst fandom ever, right up there with Harry Potter (which I... never got into at all ^^;).
They killed Megaupload. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT IT
On the other hand...I know the Queen won't be amused by something like this...so, maybe I can live with it.
Good luck finding a angry german song though. Germans aren't angry, we are whiny. :p
As long as it'll be a veeeery manly song, I'll be ok with it...
Classes don't begin for me until Friday and I'm at my wit's end trying to find something to amuse myself with. Yesterday I spent literally all day playing The Sims 3 because there was nothing else to do (and because a simple 10-minute room reorganization takes 2 bloody hours on my computer).
If nothing else, I want this stupid semester to begin so I have something to keep me occupied. I wanted to put off finishing Harry Potter until then but I don't think I'll be able to put up with the boredom for three more days. @_@
I'm actually dreading summer now. Three month vacation and I'll only be out of the country for one. My parents aren't touristy types either, so unless I can find a summer job I'll be even more useless and lethargic than I am now. Hooray!
Semester started for me, it's not going to be as bad as projected, but it's still awful. I have like 40+ pages of reading for each class per week plus weekly assignments (for one class it's ~80-100 pages) so ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Let's see, my projected semester:
for one class i have to write two 3-page papers in APA format (i've only ever written in MLA so this should be interesting). same class also has 4 exams.
for orgo i have homework assignments due every lecture, a takehome midterm that i do throughout the semester, and three other exams. oh and a lab is attached to it that alone could count as a 6-credit class. lab write-ups take 5-6 hours and prelabs take 3-4 hours.
for another class i have a 3-5 and 5-8 page paper and two exams
and for the last i have two 6-8 page papers and two exams
on top of all of the readings for each class... OTL
Last edited by Aestivate; 24th January 2012 at 07:39 PM.
I've gotten annoyed with the whole "buy this textbook that we'll either never use or use once" deal at my school so I started buying them only when I feel like I'd actually need 'em. Last semester my math prof assigned homework from the textbook we had to get but never actually checked it... the book was like $120+ used. I never did get it and still landed an A lol. Gotta save that money!
Textbooks definitely are reallyyy overpriced. I always buy them used and sell them back at the end of the semester x_x'
And yeah we did have them at the library, but the borrowing time is two hours a day which isn't enough for me (don't believe we can extend the time either) since the due date for assignments is usually very close to when we're actually given them. If we want to borrow for a few days/weeks/months it'd be considered renting which costs money. And making copies costs money per page too... usually I'd have 20-100+ pages to make copies on. I'm very stingy with my money but if I actually can't find any other way to do an assignment I'll go to the library. >:
I just straight up rent.
Last semester I tried to borrow one of the math books from the library to do homework with, but the last copy of the version we were using in class got snatched up by some other chick and the earlier editions didn't have the problems I needed.
I'm too stingy to buy books, especially knowing that to get rid of them I would have to sell them at a huge loss. At my college, even the like-new books seem to resell at $40 tops. Meanwhile, I can rent books for $40 a piece and save myself the hassle of reselling.
I still need to sell some of my old books...
If my Supernatural season 5 doesn't arrive in the mail tomorrow, I'll cry. Withdrawal symptoms aren't nice.
I laughed, I cried,
I puked a little in my mouth.
We have privately owned sellers that buy our books back for more than the bookstore would buy them back.
While I'm on the topic of my high school experience, when I first started (about a decade ago. Whoa), I didn't receive a list of needed textbooks while everyone else did. Then the bookshop had run out of a geography textbook I needed. The best part? I was gonna get in trouble by not having it! I think detention was on the list. How the hell are you supposed to do anything about that?
I totally have little to talk about my life except stuff from my high school days.