So I got up late this morning, ate some left over Subway and read the paper. I went to my uncles to work on some video for about 30 minutes. Now it’s time to study. Let’s review what I have to get done today, or at least this week (if I don’t do it today, it’ll never happen): Study for IB Midterm (Monday), Complete research and writing of J404 journal (Tuesday), Complete marketing question, 2 pages plus (Wesnesday), work on Case Study, 6 pages plus PowerPoint slides (Thursday), Start J404 case, due next tuesday… So there’s all this stuff I basically have to get done today, the problem? I have no motivation what so ever to even touch any of it. This is all very bad. I dont’ know if its just my mood lately or that I can’t get a comfortable place to study lately, either way I don’t want anything to do with school today… Stripes is on too, that’s going to make studying even harder… Here’s to the books!
Today was a very long day for some reason, here’s the run down:
I woke up around 10ish this mroning and read the morning paper. Finally got my act together and headed to school around 130ish, that’s where everything kinda got weird to me. I went straight to the library to work on my marketing paper/presentation that has been horrible thus far. I finally got a study room to have some peace and quiet and get things done. I almost got my paper done in the library, just a bit of cleaning left to do. I headed out to get a bite to eat and wash my car. When I got back I met Kyle and John in the cafeteria, things were weird for some reason. It wasn’t them, it was me. For some reason over the past few days things just haven’t seemed right with me. Being around people is just a bit odd lately. I dunno. Anyways I went to classes tonight, boring presentations mostly, thank God we got out early.
I came home, finished the paper entirely, got everything printed out and now I’m here.
I honestly don’t know what’s wrong but even as I sit here and type this, somethin’s just not quite right today…
OK so today I took the day off of work with every intention of going to school early and working my butt off on projects for the coming semester. Guess what, I did it! That’s right, right now I’m a week ahead in every class. It seriously feels so good not to be procrastinating this semester. I may start taking Mondays off regularly and locking myself in the library more. I got seriously 3 papers done today. I’m set until my Feb. 8th presentation. Also I’ve finally got my binder system setup for this semester, all my classes are in one binder and all my marketing stuff in setup so I can find all that crap easily, getting organized was the best thing I ever did in college. It seriously saves me so much time, looking through folders and keeping stacks of paper was never my thing, now I just punch some holes and I know where everything is. Woo hoo!
In other news: John, Orion and I headed out to Starbucks last night to hang out. I taught John how to do Sudoku. I think he’s hooked. We got Great Value Beef Jerky too, we saved a buck over Jack’s Links (our usual brand) and honestly it wasn’t that bad. Buying generic beef jerky at WalMart at 1130 on a Sunday, I really do live the life, don’t I? Also the last bit for the day is I think ball will be permanently moved to Wednesday for a variety of reasons including, school, girls, church, and life in general, Sundays just don’t work that well anymore.
Anyway I must get on to other things, in the words of John, “Later Shibbys”
Another boring day. Went to work, took erin to the body shop to get her car worked on. Went to the “other job” worked for a few hours, crapped out a miracle and made them all happy. Went to school, sat around for a bit, went to class. Remember all that cryign I did about this paper I had to write for marketing, yeah totally didn’t have to talk about it today… CRAP!
After school, Ben and I got a free pizza from Domino’s, something about filling out an app for a credit card then you get a free pie. Ben did it, used all kinds of bogus info, we got pizza, it’s all good. We went to starbucks after that and played poker with the guys. good times… i’m tired
Well day 2 went OK I guess. A boring day at work. Nothing to do really. I went to school and hung out with Ben and the girls for a bit. We were all hyper for some reason, maybe because we had so long to wait or something. That quickly changed though since our class has the most boring professor ever. He seriously sucked the life out of me.
The good news of the day I guess would be that I signed up for Netflix today. Only $10 per month, and I figure now I’ll have more time to watch TV when I get home, might as well watch some movies here and there right? Right.
Poker with the guys after class tomorrow night. I really hope I did my marketing thing right.
Well 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.
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?
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