Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A Bright Future For Us All

Found this on the internet.


The graduate with a Science degree asks, "Why does it work?"
The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"
The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"
The graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

Saturday, May 27, 2006

New Testament Grades


Well, they finally came. After waiting an sweating about what when J-ski would get us our grades back, I finally got mine, in the email.

drum roll please...

Final Exam: 90
Final Average for the course: 91.2
FINAL GRADE FOR THE COURSE: A-

I DID IT! I FINALLY GOT AN A IN A CLASS AT CHRISTENDOM!!!!!!
YAHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, I got a B- on the Blum final, with a B- for the final grade.

So far so good. Still worried about some of the other classes though.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Job Hunt

I've spent the majority of my time here at home so far looking for jobs. Wednesday I went in for an interview at the Home Depot. I'm now almoast guaranteed a job as a cashier. Not that I haven't always wanted to be a cashier but the next day I went down the street to fill out an application to work at the local golf course. I brought the application home and promised to turn it in by seven thirty. I never got the chance. I had to take care of my little brother at his baseball game which didn't get out till eight. While I was there, I met with a man, Steve O'Keefe who is a Christendom grad and who began his own consulting group back in the nineties. Their currently working on a software project and the possibility of hiring me on for the summer came up so now I have a another job interview on tuesday for what should be a cool job.

That's three potential jobs not including my fallback of working as a lifeguard again. I'll be working in a week or so, possibly doing something fun. Good luck and God Bless to all of you unemployed losers! Just Kidding.

God Bless.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Carbon

And that makes three. I have also been visiting my old high schools. Unlike Ibid and PQ, though, I have three high schools. Do we have any military brats on this blog other than PQ? I think most of yous have lived in the same place for most of your lives. Granted, I haven't moved that much, but when I did, it wasn't just down the street. Anyway, back to schools. On Sunday was my little cousin's graduation. Ha. I probably shouldn't call him little, as he just graduated from high school. Anyway, I'd gone to that school from first grade up to the middle of my sophomore year. Once we moved, I came back a few times, but I haven't been back since college and a lot of those kids I hadn't seen since I left. So it pretty much felt like 8th graders were graduating from high school. Talk about time warp. I had so many memories of that school, but most of them were from junior high or freshman year. I was never an upperclassman there, so to come back as a college student was even weirder. Way weirder.

Today I saw high school number two. It actually isn't a school anymore. A new school was built across town and now Central High is Parks and Rec. So there is an art gallery in the cafeteria. Bizarre. This was the school that I spent the second half of my sophomore year at and the first two weeks of junior year. As I walked up the steps, I remembered walking up those same steps 4 and a half years ago (my gosh, has it been that long?) absolutely terrified. This school was the same size as my old town. It had four different buildings, leaving much room for getting lost. Very lost. And I was a couple of times. I almost missed my first health class, because I couldn't find the room. (You had to go through the computer lab, where a class was going on, to get to the classroom.) So the WP's been experiencing time warp.

In other news, y'all probably know, but in case you don't, my test results are back. The stress test and echocardiogram both show nothing wrong with my heart. I have a doctor's app coming up, but it sounds doubtful that any more can be tried. Personally, I say we check me for skin cancer or something stupid like that. But all joking aside, I think this is the end or very near the end of the road for tests. It's time (at least for me) to accept that I have some kind of neurological problem that may go away, may get worse, or may stay the same for the rest of my life. Only time will tell. It's time to stop wondering and start dealing. The upside? No open heart surgery. (I really was getting kind of worried. :P)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Not to copy anyone


Not to copy Andrew, but also went to visit my old high school today. I saw old friends and even older teachers. I impressed many of them when i started talking about what my school did. One of them, my English teacher from Sophmore year, was very impressed, and was amazed at the similarities in our core classes and the classes he had to take when he was in college at CUA, particularly the emphasis on the Classics in the Literature program and the emphasis on Philosphy. Basically, we at Christendom do not always realize, until someone points it out to us, how well formed we are becoming due to our classes. What we complain about and take for granted is an amazing achievement in this world, and we should be glad. No, not just glad, overjoyed. Not many people are taught Metaphysics, nor how to think logically. Society is impressed with us because they realize that they are missing what we are gaining.

Speaking of gaining things, that Homeschooling conference I went to last summer is comming up soon. In fact, there are some speakers there that may excite some of you, including Dr. Cuddeback, Dr. O'Donnell, and P. Bracy Bersnak. That's right. Guess what he's talking about. That's right, the Family and the State. Go figure. I bet I heard it already in class. Of course, I'm not gonna be able to listen to any of the talks, but I'm probably gonna be buying more books.

hehehe
Books.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Quick Question

Jericho, were you vacinated for mumps?

Saturday, May 20, 2006

well, its not a CD, but...


Well, while Jericho has been working so hard this epic four part CD collection, I've been working on my own memory thing. I've made one of those movie/slideshow things, consisting mostly of pictures from the bonfire after Fall break. The song is Counting Crows' "Hanging Around." I don't know how funny it is, but I hope that it came out alright. I don't know how long before everyone can see it though. Sorry to get everyone excited.

Friday, May 19, 2006

M. I. R. *

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to chime in and let everyone know that I am still in fact here, and alive. Things are working themselves out as my family tries desperately to pack things it did not even know it had into boxes that magically appeared from somewhere so that they can be stored anywhere before we move into a 19??'s era farmhouse across the river from the college, where we will be staying until our new house is finally built down near the Shores. Wow ... that has got to be confusing. Well, the long and the short of it is that I am fine and everything is going really, really well ... if at times a bit muddled. God bless and keep you all.

*Stands for Massive Insanity Returns. ;-)

She Will Be Loved

I am so tired.

I just finished scraping and painting my deck. I could sleep for a week. Granted my deck isn't even half the size of what anything that would pride itself in "deckness." But this is the most physical labor this phantom has done in a loooong time. Phew. The only bad thing, is I got large amounts of paint on the house. *sheepish grin* Disclaimer: I have never painted a deck before. Ever. Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever. I would say more evers but I didn't memorize them all. Anyway, so it's a good tired. It's an I've-accomplished-something-and-my-deck-doesn't-look-like-crud-anymore kind of tired. Much better than the I-sratched-my-nose-and-now-I'm-so-tired-I-can't-move kind of tired. :P And scraping is hard work.

In other news, I won't hear about the test results until Monday. If they are normal, more tests. (Actually, I'd probably have more tests if they're abnormal, too . . . )

I've also been having some fun catching up with my crazy friends here. We've been swaping bizarre stories (he he he), watching movies, and finding out that we all love Hellogoodbye. That makes me so happy! And as it turns out, one of my friends's favorite James Blunt song in Tears and Rain. I don't understand how that song can be so popular and so unknown at the same time. :) (It's my favorite.)

Anyway, nothing interesting or profound from this half of the Midwest branch. Oh, and the reason for the weird titile, is that I had the radio on while I was scraping and painting and I heard that song. It was crazy, because Jericho had me thinking about songs that have memories attatched to them. And well, that song was first semseter freshman year. *shrug*

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A Little Easter Humor

A nurse that my mom works with found this. It's a little late, but I think it's still really funny.


battles and pier's plowman

hullo all! well, the yankee of the Chaplet is back up North, and putting up with cold wet weather. the South is good for one thing: heat. so, i've done nothing as exciting as EKGs or starting new jobs or chilling at Kevin's, but i have eaten really really really really really really (ok, you get the point) good food. and i've tackled my room. the fights going in my favor, Room had the upper hand for the first day or so, but perseverance on my part has started to conquer. Room gets pretty tricky sometimes, It comes up with pictures from forever-ago, clothes that I haven't worn since i was in pigtails, and of course, wi-fi. Room hits me with wi-fi everytime. i'm telling you, there's good reason to not have internet available in the dorms, Room and Homework and Workstudy and Friends would never be attended to and a non-ordered Life would follow. and we all know how important Order is to the rational Being. why can't Risibility make it easier to just laugh at Order and everything else? i guess that's because Common Sense or maybe Responsibility come into the picture. and i've morphed into Pier's Plowmen talk, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
so, to get away from that scariness Moral of the Story says: just clean your rooms and win the battle! and Smartness says: you've blogged enough, shut up and just publish it!

love you all. peace be with you.

I'm, well, still here

Since everyone has the whole "back" entry, I suppose that I should give my update: I'm still here ;) Actually, I haven't even moved out of Kevin's yet (shh! don't tell Wurtz!) But I'll hopefully be getting to stay in Joe's room while he's gone. Plus he says he wants a roommate, so if Champ is cool with it, I may stay there all summer. That'd be cool. :D So, anyhow, I've got to get out and put some more applications out because Olive Gatrden still hasn't gotten back to me... If I may humbly ask: Please pray for me to get a job soon and likewise, the internship with the Diocese. I'll be praying for you all. God bless!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Summer Vacation: Take Two!

Well kids, it's that time of year again.
My summer vacation started with chicken cordian bleu pizza (honestly, the best food known to mankind.) I showed my mom the movie preview. She liked it. :D I then decided to take a nap. I asked my mom to hit me in a couple of hours. The next thing I knew, mom was yelling at me to get up in the you-need-to-get-up-right-now voice, not the you-asked-me-to-wake-you voice. I heard her yell, "We have to be at the doctor's in 15 minutes!" I knew I had a doctor's appointment at 10 am on Tuesday, but I was pretty sure it was around 6 pm on Monday. Then I heard, "You're going to be late for your EKG!!" Nope, I had grossly errored in my time estimation. Instead of 6 pm Monday, it was 9:45 am Tuesday. (Hey, I hadn't slept the night before! I was helping Quia roll clothes. I wouldn't have missed that for the world, though. Ry and Faz were helping, too and it was hystarical!! And then straightening up the stupid give-away pile. That I would have been willing to miss, if I could have.)

Anyway, so I go to get my EKG done, I swear, I was the youngest patient there for at least 50 years. I'm not kidding. The nurse just kind of looked at me, when they called my name. She told me I was too young to be there. Ha. I wish. After it was over, I told my mom that I was officially old. Really, I don't think I just turned 20, I'm pretty sure I just hit 70. I just happen to be in college and not look old and have only been on Earth for 20 years. Hmm, maybe I was on a different planet for the other 50 years. . . (I can just see Syd reading this and smiling, while thinking, "That explains so much. . . ")

Anyway, I'm now working on getting registered for classes at NSU. Good news: If I get into all the classes I want, I'll be a junior come fall!! I'm thinking somebody I know is going to graduate with her class!! :) The only downside is that I probably won't have time for a job. (I'm going to be in class for a billion hours every day. Or maybe like 5 or 6. Ha! This should be interesting!) And of course, there's all the various heart tests that I'll be doing this summer. I already had an EKG and tomorrow is the cardiolite stress test. Basically, inject stuff into The WP's veins and then put her on a treadmill untill she passes out and then take pictures of her heart. W00t. Or something. I hadn't been home for 24 hours, and I've already been to the doctor's. I don't know if that bode's well for the rest of the summer.

But I am glad to be home. I mean, I'm going to miss you all like crazy, but it's good to be back.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Oiyo

Howdy y'all. In case you were wondering, yes, I did leave early. Circemstances beyond my control ambushed my and forced me to abandon my post in the dungeon sooner than I had planned. I missed the commencement sadly. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to a lot of y'all and I'm sorry about that. So I'm saying hello to you now.

Oiyo.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Time again


It is time again, I suppose, to say hello to summer. I know most of us are either certain what we are doing this summer or completely unable to comprehend what is going on in our lives (probably the latter for the majority). But alas, summer is here, and I guess it means its time to party and stuff.

Well, actually, summer is not here, but it is summer break. I hope those that are still at school are now enjoy their remaining time, and will soon be relaxing like the rest of us.

Well, I hope that came out right.