Thursday, April 30, 2009

Update on school before it's over

I am stressing out. I only have 4 classes this semester, which is a pretty light load for me. 2 of these exams are going to be simple. I have all the answers, literally. He gives us the questions and answers. I just have to memorize them well enough to pick the right one on a multiple choice test. The other two classes have me worried. Accounting has been easy so far because all the tests and homework have been online, so I've had the help of my book. We found out today that the final exam isn't even written by our teacher and it may only be 25 questions long. That means, it may have stuff on it that my professor didn't talk about in class. It also means that if it's 25 questions, I can't miss very many. I'm officially really worried about it. I know I probably shouldn't be, but it's got me worried now. It's tomorrow afternoon, so I'm going to hope for the best and try to enjoy my weekend. The other exam I'm worried about comes Monday morning, bright and early at 8am. Quantitative Methods may be the worst class ever. I can hardly understand the professor, and the highest grade on our first test was a 70. Yes, a 70. And I got it. However, the second test was a much more heartbreaking 64, while the girl in front of me got a 91. WTH? I don't get it at all. He told us what was going to be on the final. Again, it's a combination of multiple choice and actual problems. The problems aren't where I have trouble. I do ok with those for the most part. But I have no clue where he gets these multiple choice questions from. He says it's stuff he goes over in class, but I read my notes and I only missed one class and I still suck at these multiple choice questions. And it doesn't help that they're worth 5 points each. Yea, that sucks. I will be so glad when finals are over. This semester was trying to say the least. Welcome to the Business/Accounting department eh?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I like lists

I stole Sarah's random blog topic generator website because I'm bored stiff at work.
This is a list of some of the things I want to do in life.

1. I want to get married and have kids. Yes, I want to be a soccer (or hockey) mom. I've wanted that for as long as I can remember. I want a family and to be happy. Just not too soon, I'd like to finish school and live a little before I get tied down to anyone.

2. I want to travel. I want to tour Europe and go to Canada. I want to do all the touristy things in the US too. I just want to see things. I love going places and learning about history.

3. I want to see and NHL game in every arena. I can cross 5 of the 30 off my list. But this is something I really want to do.

4. Keeping with the sports theme, I want to go to Fenway Park. The Green Monster has always been cool to me; I don't know why, but I just think it's awesome.

5. I want to see the Predators win the Stanley Cup and be a part of the celebration that follows. Every fan dreams of their team winning the big trophy, but the Stanley Cup is the most coveted trophy in all sports and to have my team win it would be so sweet.

I know these seem like menial things, but I'm young and can't honestly think of much I want to accomplish in life. This is as far as it goes for me right now.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Missed Opportunity?

I love softball. Absolutely love it. Part of me always regretted not sticking with it in high school and into college, but the coach at Northeast was a Class A d-bag. But in my head, I always rationalized it by saying that if I had stayed with sports, my grades would have suffered and I wouldn't have got as good of sholarships as I did. I'm not in good shape now, and me not playing anymore definitely has something to do with it. I'm working on getting to a body type I'm comfortable with because I hate the way I look. Today at church, my Dad made some little comment about me not playing anymore, and it made me start thinking about disappointing him. Full ride to school or not, I think he's upset that I don't still play. I hate thinking that he's disappointed in me, but I'm not sure I could balance another ball (no pun intended) with school, work, etc. He said I wasted my talent. Well, it's not like I was gonna play for the Cubs or anything. I just hate the weight of trying to please everyone because things fall off the wagon; I couldn't and can't carry it all for ever. He'll have to be satisfied with me having school paid for and me paying for my own car and expenses.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The 2008-2009 season wrap up

Despite having a separate blog devoted simply to hockey, I have to post something to remember this past season. So many awesome stories came out of the past 7 months. This will more than likely be one long blog of inside jokes.
But here goes. In no particular order:
Oh no you didn't!
Power outages
AMAZING italian food on The Hill
Platform 9 3/4
Awesome birthdays in ATL with AWESOME friends and even more awesome jumbotron messages
Being able to watch a Blues game and actually cheer for them without feeling dirty.
Olympic fountain fun in ATL after and OT win, fueled by a certain #20
Mariah Carey only 3 times (because Jenn is no fun :P )
In the Shadows in everyone's heads for days on end
Record breaking year for Shea in terms of goals and shots on goal
Kangaroo dance
Open bar in St. Louis
Sitting behind the bench, having that moment, and knowing Shea was going to score in OT.
Seeing all but 1 game between the Blues and Preds
Having that 1 game be the only one Kariya played in
Being crazy spontaneous and driving to and from St. Louis in the same night.
"Happy Brad Boyes day! "
Boobie radar
"Coach! I need a generator."
"Hammer has to hold you; I've gotta finish my game."
Driving to and from Philadelphia
"Do you like Shea Weber? I like Shea Weber!"
Oh the missed opportunities with Needledick (Philly guy)
Standing on the bridge looking down at the bus.
Da toof is loose!
Air fives around the arena.
Disney songs in the car...too bad I didn't sleep through that.
"Wanna spoon?"
"Get me a chicken sandwich!"
Delicious nuts and beer cups (ATL)
"We've been spotted"
"Why does he have bare patches in his facial hair?"
"Shave that mess off your face!"
"O'Doyle Rules!"
"Priceless was seeing Smithson in spandex" And the subsequent BARF and TMI
PGS conversations
"Marty is a douche" (Jacob's words not mine)
Making it all season with no appearances, sneaky bastard.
"Ugh, ya know."
"Come hard. Play hard."
Day in the life; happiness
Blackstone fun
Stupid questions from stupid people, building friendships, and watching Ella curl her hair around her fingers. Like mother, like daughter :P
"I want popcorn!"
"You're not JP."
Burned by a 3 year old
"Go Shea?" "Go JP!"
"Czech czech, fuck the midget"
"Ya know"
"Ugh, Suter again? Barf!" (Sorry Kelly :P )
"Ville?! Oh God I can't watch."
Lazy bastard
Pecker is a darsh
Music City Massacre
Carmel apples
AWESOME Christmas presents
Shea & Susie Amish
Rick Rolls
Edited to add:
The Gnome!
Cougars in camouflage
Oh lord, I can't believe I forgot BHM!

I'm sure I've left out a whole bunch, but my memory is crap and I think I have a pretty good list. This season was amazing, and I'm already looking forward to another one.