Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School

I began this post back in July under the heading "The Weekend." Yeah... well. I mostly just forgot about it.

So... updates. My best friend Selah and I drove back to Milwaukee together, through Montana and North Dakota, and then northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. I really do like Wisconsin, but northern Wisconsin just took my breath away (and this was after driving through the mountains.) It was so beautiful, and it smelled like orchards just ready to be harvested. People really do know how to do autumn out in the Midwest. :)

I just finished my first class of the day - Medieval History. I have a class about the American Revolution coming up in about an hour, and I'm looking forward to it as well. I'm working on getting all the application stuff for ACD in, so that I can spend the spring semester of 2015 there.

Let's see... otherwise, I'll just work to catch up on blogging and such. This fall is probably going to be a blast!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summer

I've been busy with my summer job at Alaska National, but here are some updates.

I was diagnosed with Freiberg's Disease in my right foot, which is a type of arthritis. I had a walking boot on my foot for about a month, and now I have orthopedic shoes for walking.

Next week, I'm going camping with my church friends, and some school friends.

I plan to get Graystone off to the editor before going camping. *fingers crossed*

Monday, June 2, 2014

My New Laptop

Yay! I have a brand-new laptop! It's a Dell Inspiron (and a lot more money than I expected to spend, but hey, it's a lot better than I expected to get, so there!) Unlike my old Netbook, which has served me well for three years, you can change the background on my Inspiron. The current background is a picture I snapped of the entrance to Newgrange when I was twelve.

So... in other news, I'm working in my summer job, which I do rather enjoy. I still have to get Graystone off to the editor, but that won't take too much longer (I hope.) I've been to Issaquah twice, and that's been a blast! My cousins are coming to visit in about two weeks, so there will be much Pinochle played at that time. :) In general, everything has carried on normally. This summer should be great!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Last Saturday...

...I was at the Issaquah Farmers Market. And, I got on video:

http://youtu.be/pol63-wHjJk

Make sure to check out Chris Pirillo's website at shop.lockergnome.com. I've browsed around on the site a couple of times, and there are some really cool nerd items available for purchase!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Finals Week

I probably shouldn't be blogging, since I have an exam in three hours, but I've been studying all morning, and I don't think this test will be unreasonable. So, on two of the last papers I turned in, one about Thomas Paine and one about Fort Duquesne (hey, they rhyme!) I got an AB and an A, respectively. That, as far as I'm concerned, is a fine way to end the semester!

I don't have an Honors class next semester, since junior year is set aside for Honors students to study abroad. In fall I'm planning to take three history classes and two literature classes. That's the current plan, anyway. I need two more European history classes and one more American class, and then HIS 101 and HIS 102, but I also need another Theology class. This is where things get interesting, because I don't think they offer history classes at ACD, which is where I'm going in spring, so I have to take it here sometime. They do offer European history classes there (obviously) so I might drop one of my European classes here. I would hate to do that, but... need to do what needs to be done. We'll see.

Let's see ... yesterday was my last Sunday at Fairview until fall. I won't be in a dorm next semester, I'll be in school housing instead! I'm planning to go on Dr. Moldenhauer's Italy trip this January, and go straight from there to Ireland! I really can't wait to get to Ireland, since I bet it will be a fantastic adventure!

Oh, I'm planning to get a new laptop when I get home, probably a Toshiba satellite. Karl, would you like to buy my current laptop off me? I'll sell it to you for cheap - how about $70?

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Panic

It's the good old end-of-spring-semester panic attacks. Again. I just turned in a 10-page paper today (about Julius Caesar and Richard III) and you'd think I'd be able to calm down, right?

Nope. I have five more short-writes to write by tomorrow sometime, and then another nine pages about Fort Duquesne by Monday. Then I have a take-home essay to write for one of my finals. Summer will be a relief if only because I'll be done with homework until fall. Good. Grief.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Random School Stuff?

I put the question mark there because I have no idea what the best title for this post should be.

It's the used book sale this week, but I didn't see anything there that I would read. I've packed away most of my DVD's and I'm working on some of my books. (Now the books I ACTUALLY USE are on the shelf that I can reach without standing on my chair. What a concept!) Still working on plans for study abroad, still working on fixing parts of Graystone, still working on papers (down to three, the next one being on Thomas Paine,) and, of course, still trying to read for fun. I like my classes, but I don't particularly like most of the homework.