All posts tagged school

  • In the ‘burgh for real now


    I am always shocked to see that time keeps on going despite the fact I didn’t complete my weekly blog posts. However, it was not without reason! Precisely six days after arriving in Pittsburgh I was off again to California to visit my aunt and my mom, brother, uncle, and older cousin would be joining as well.

    A picture of the condensed gang at the beach: My aunt Hoa, my mom, my brother, et moi.

    My aunt shortly after she got married.

    My mom at 16.

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  • Look what I found!

    Nerd City: Population, 20.

    I wish someone would have told me that they were going to film us, I would have tried to look more outstanding instead of frightened.

  • How I’m feeling today

    Pokemon parody + movie? YES!

    > Evan’s show went really well tonight. More on this later…

  • WID: Homework (mostly)

    What I’m doing now:

    01 | Just finished reading Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon in preparation for a final paper.

    02 | 100 pages left to go on a reading & notes due Wednesday

    03 | Intermittently studying for my economics test in exactly 12 hours

    04 | Planning an alfredo, italian sausage, and angel hair pasta meal for tomorrow

    05 | Getting ready to face the cold for a half-nighter in the 24-hour computer lab in the library (“How late is the computer lab open today?” “It’s open 24-hours” “So it won’t close at midnight?” “No.” > I’m one of those people. In my defense, the schedule said it was going to close at midnight tonight)

    06 | Reading a play due Tuesday

    07 | Working on my new website! I’m very excited, but also nervous it won’t get done…

    08 | READING READING READING, followed by WRITING WRITING WRITING. It’s been too long since I’ve been a full time English major during the semester.

    09 | Covering my vent and opening the windows. Our house is HOT. (Don’t ask).

    10 | One row left on my Afgan! It’s lovely. I’m not that slow, it’s just that I ran out of yarn and it took our local yarn dealer nearly 4 months to replace it. Ohhh life in Laramie.

    Hope you’re not as busy as I am :)

    I suggest a one-hour reading time a week  of something for pleasure not work (minimum).

  • How I’m feeling

    My emotions can always be summed up by The Beatles.

  • 5: Classes I would love to take

    Are you tired of me talking about school yet?

    01| A grammar class. I’ve been dying to since I’ve been in high school, but it’s never been offered! The first and last formal training I’ve had in grammar was in third grade and I feel like Mrs. Brown didn’t go very deep. Unless you count “Daily Oral Language,” which I don’t.  (It’s when you check 2 sentences for grammar every day). You can tell, can’t you?

    02| Personal finance. I took an economics class in high school and thought it was so fun and interesting. My law and government economics class is a start, but we’re focusing on policy.

    03| Linguistics. One of my favorite classes I ever took. I took it my freshman year at Truman State where they actually have a linguistics major. Here at UW there are only 2 linguistics classes and I’ve never been able to take them. Linguistic is a fascinating, you learn so much about your language, everyone else’s language, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they made it a requirement if you’re majoring in a foreign language.

    04| Drawing II\Life Drawing. After having a conniption about having to take Drawing I (because I’ve never really drawn before), I ended up really liking it. Especially doing portraits. This is a semi-obtainable goal, but I don’t anticipate having room in my schedule next semester since they’ve added a new graphics class. I also really just want to take life drawing (drawing people), but I think drawing II is a prereq.

    05| Eastern literature. UW requires that you take “diversity” course. But by diversity they mean African America, Chicano, Native American, and women. I learn about the western world 24/7, come on! The religious studies department just got an eastern religious teacher, there’s a start  (I was the Philosophy & Religious studies office aid last year) .

    What class would you love to take if you could?

    p.s. Never stop learning

  • 5: Classes

    Are you getting a lot of back to school commercials on the television? Well, here’s some more in your face.

    My classes next semester:

    01| Economic Law & Government. We have a “Wyoming government” requirement which I loath to think about. This fulfills it without having to learn about Wyoming too much. Plus, I think economics is interesting.

    02| Graphic Design II. I desperately need more training.

    03| Scottish Literature. [Insert Carissa screaming “SCO-ISH LI-ER-A-ER!” in a quasi-Scottish accent]

    04| Writing for the Web. For my professional writing minor.

    05| Senior Seminar. So that I know how to be an English major in the world.

    Coming Soon: Carissa at Safeway: A love story.