Sunday, July 20, 2008

Murphy's Law

"Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way"

I am living proof of Murphy's Law. This past Tuesday, I went to the beach with a couple of friends. We sunbathed, skimboarded and had our fun in the waves. I thought I had water in my ear so I wasn't too worried about that weird pressure in there. Who hasn't had water in their ear? Well, it turned out that it wasn't water in there. Saturday afternoon, I was admitted into the emergency room in Hackensack Medical. My ear went ballistic! It turns out I had half of Long Branch Beach inside my ear. It was horrible. I spent the night there.

That's the worst way part. The worst time part is that I had an assignment due on the 19th! I couldn't submit it! The thing about online assignments on Blackboard that really cinches it is that the assignment submitter is closed after the due date. I have my assignment but the submitter is gone. What I'm going to do is email my assignment and save my little hospital tag as proof that I couldn't submit my work on that day. (Hackensack Medical's computers don't have USB ports. Trust me, I checked.)

My lesson after this? Beware Q-tips and submit homework ASAP because you never know what might happen later on in the day.

Friday, July 11, 2008

First Week of Summer Quarter: Done

Sure, I only have two days of school during the week but my Mondays and Wednesdays are jam-packed! I go from one class to the other to the other. I kinda like it. It keeps me focused. Besides, I'll always get a break on Wednesdays on Activity Period. Summer activity periods are really relaxed so I'll get to go outside for some fresh air and maybe catch a bit of color before heading back to the grind of an International Business class.

If you have the opportunity to come to school in the summer, I suggest you do. If you think about it, 3 months off school is pretty dramatic. You can lose a lot of what you've learned all semester in one summer. It's not like I'm missing out on summer fun by going to class. Half of my friends are still asleep by the time I'm done with all my classes. (You know everyone sleeps in during the summer.) I'm glad I've been coming to school in the summertime. Not only do I get to graduate a year early (think about it, 4 summers equals one year of school), I also get to keep all my classes fresh in my mind. I won't forget important skills and information I've learned from prerequisite classes because of a 3 month intellectual hiatus.

Also, summer quarter is only 11 weeks. So why not?

Right now, I just finished my first set of summer assignments. I will admit that professors are a little more lenient on homework in the summer. We get to work in class though. Most of the work is done in the classroom. The nice, cool, air-conditioned classroom. :-)

Now, I'm off to get my free Slurpee. It's July 11th (get it? Seven Eleven?) and most 7-11's are giving away free slurpees. Don't believe me? Check out this link and run to 7-11!