Monday, August 30, 2010

you know there is running involved right?

imagine my surprise last week when C brings home the permission slip to join the cross country team. His father is always after him to hustle on the ball field, the basketball court, the boy can run he just takes his time, perfect when you are hitting a home run but... I was concerned and gave him several outs before buying running shoes this weekend after the running shoes I told him he was committed and he had to run whether he wanted to or not at that point and in a related note do you know how expensive running shoes are? I did not and was surprised we didn't want to buy him crap shoes but we were certainly not going high end for his first pair. Flas forward picked him up this afternnon after the first practice & he loved it and the shoes were "awesome to run in". Who knew? I should know better than to sell my son short on anything!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

sometimes you do get a do-over

a do over of sorts it is costing me money, time, blood, sweat & tears so not exactly a do-over per se and it's not a fun do over at that...yup Anatomy & Physiology I taking it over again this fall. My ego still smarts a bit from last fall I passed but with less than flying colors so I find myself having to suffer through it again. I'm not making excuses (ok yes I am) the professor sucked I don't care how long he has been there or what his position & title are he was horrible and coupled with a difficult class requiring memorizing & spitting back information (not my strong suit) I was destined for not quite failure (I passed did I mention that?). Imagine how thrilled I was this week to see myself dumped into a class with the same professor luckily with a few clicks of the mouse I was able to enroll in the lecture taught by teacher I had this spring for A&P II. Of course looking at her curriculum I am already overwhelmed with how much work she assigns and classes have not even started yet. I am however hopeful that with all of this assigned work maybe I'll learn something this time around and get a much higher grade. A wee bit pissed off that they switched lab manuals this year to one of those customized books a flippin' scam in my opinion but whatever, lab is going to suck regardless the whole looking at the cadaver thing gets old real quick, old & nauseating that is.....Although while screwed out of $$$ by the change in lab manual the curriculum down to the lab reports remains the know the very same completed lab reports still on my flash drive