First Day is Done

MathWorkWell the first day of the new semester is in the can. Here’ s a quick recap:
Got up, went to work… it was work, what more can I say… Got to school about 30 minutes earlier than I thought I would. I always thought it took much longer to get from Westfield to Kokomo than it did today. I sat around with John and Kyle for a bit waiting on class to start. Go Pepperdine! We also discussed “that guy” on the way to class. Arrived at my class on time, no problems there.
Marketing, first class. No biggie right? WRONG! This class is the capstone marketing class, that is to say that everything you were to have learned in the last 3 marketing classes will be used and you will be required to apply it in everything you do. Unfortunately for me I have only taken one other marketing class, the intro one. The prof had a talk with me and said I should be fine and that he felt that my work in the intro class showed that I can do ok in this one. Let’s hope so. Ben thought I was freaking out a bit while we were going over the syllabus I’m sure. 7-9 papers, 1-5 pages and 2 papers, 7-8 pages due this semester in one class. Actually I just spent the last hour or so writing the first one that is due on Wednesday. If this class doesn’t kill me I’m sure that I’ll learn more here than anywhere else. A good prof and a good topic.
The last class of the night was not as exciting however. IB2, it really should be called IB1a though. It is seriously just the same class that I took last spring with a new book. It’s required though, it too shall pass.
So that’s my day thus far, nothing too exciting really once I look back on it. Only one class tomorrow though, updates to follow.

$500!!!

OK so it’s time for my twice yearly grip session about textbooks. I just got back from the bookstore where I spent over $500 on 4 books and a CD. Yes that’s $500…American Dollars. I just don’t get it, I sold my books back last semester and of course they only bought one and it was “worth” $30… WTF! I had to buy one book for each class next semester, ranging from $150 for my capstone marketing class, to 95 for my IB2 class… Then the bastards made me buy a CD of a “strategy game” for IB2 that was $45… For what?! I know that we’re not going to use that CD more than once or twice and we’re probably not going to learn a single flippin thing once we do finally use it. I try to buy used books now, of course I went a week later than half of the university apparently cause there were no used books for half the classes. Honestly, these classes are upper level business classes, 20 students or less each semester, they should have an adequate amount of used books to go around! You know why they don’t, new editions! Yeah that’s right, the 7th edition had a semicolon where a comma should have been, you need to buy the 8th edition now and we only have new books in stock. ARRGGGHHH!
In other news today, I have the Laverne and Shirley theme song stuck in my head, how annoying is that?
And we’ll do it our way, yes our way.
Make all our dreams come true.

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