Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I are edjumicated

It's official: I took my last final and handed in my last term paper this morning. I. are. done. [sic]


And now for the hard part... what to do with all this time I'm going to have on my hands! I'm actually going to have to grow up (just a little, not too much) and go out there and find a real job. I have 2 part-time jobs right now, but they are both an "on-call" type arrangement, but neither are particularly satisfying as far as careers go.

So no more tests, no more homework, no more lab groups (a special hallelujah on that regard), and no more ASU! I don't know if I can express in words how frustrating ASU can be is. It's a wonder their Alumni Association has such a hard time getting people to donate!

We're having a graduation party on Friday night after the commencement ceremonies. Anyone who is up to driving to the far Northwest valley is welcome to come!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

One More Week

One more week(which is full of three tests, a quiz, and an outline for a final presentation) Is it fair to have an outline due, for a final presentation which your not going to be giving until the end of the semester, at the beginning of the semester?

Wish me luck....I get another two weeks off at Christmas! Ya hoo:)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Things that make me smile...

{Note from Natalie: Dallas posted this about his chemistry professor and I just love it! It is officially my favorite post}

I actually really enjoy my Organic Chemistry class, the one and only reason being the professor. I am taking it at MCC, so it's not quite as hard as the university course (just ask Natalie), but I absolutely love that guy. He is very patient, explains things several times if he has to (and only occasionally makes fun of stupid questions), but always tries really hard to teach... which in my mind is what higher education is all about (if you think that is such an obvious statement that the author must be an idiot for even thinking it, let alone writing it, you obviously have never been to ASU).

Even better than the fact that he is an awesome teacher is the fact that he is hilarious. He is a really funny guy, who likes to have fun with the material and the students pretty much every day.

I was over at Andrea's house finishing my homework when Caleb picked up a crayon and started drawing on a pile of papers right next to me. I wasn't fast enough, and he put a little green doodle on the corner of my homework before I could stop him. I was almost finished, so I just left it, and wrote a little note, saying that the crayon was a present from my 2 year old nephew that just wanted to say hell0.So what does my professor do? He grabs his own marker, squiggles his own little green doodle, and writes "Hi."
So yeah, my 40 year old Organic Chemistry professor, Ph.D., is corresponding with a toddler on my homework. How cool is that!?

And they say OChem is no fun...!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Motivation...and CHRISTMAS

the time has come for me to again find motivation. i need to study. i've said it so many times that i'm tired of hearing it come out of my mouth. i need to study. i feel overwhelmed already and i've only been in class for three days.

thankfully christmas is coming up and i get another 'sorta' two weeks off then. i have a test when i get back, so break will include a little studying. hopefully not too much.

i am soo excited for christmas...i need to start decorating my house so i can get in the christmas spirit. i've decided even if i play music it just doesn't feel right until the tree is up and decorated:) we're heading to show low this weekend to go and cut one down. yes!!!!!!!!