1) I hate that I’ve blogged nothing but quick takes lately. But my choices are blog avidly or, you know, pass classes. I’m going to have to err on the side of passing my classes.
2) Speaking of classes, it’s that time of year! Course Registration. I’m about to make a confession. And most of us are liturgical Christians, which means you have to be nice about confessions. At least, you can’t run around gossiping about it.
I love registering for courses. No, not registering for courses as in the dark night of my soul commonly referred to as Validation/semester registration/medieval torture. The actual printing out degree evaluations and meeting with my advisor and carefully crafting my degree plan. . .ahhhhh. Hear that? That’s the sound of a nerd’s heart exploding with ecstasy. After mapping my plan of attack, I count down the seconds to midnight, when I’m able to log on to my beloved-but-archaic SunSystems account (Vision, as ORU renamed it) and snag my classes. I always develop this sense of profound urgency, even though the population of this campus is roughly the same size as my (very small) hometown, and there are less than 40 other students in my major. Read: the classes aren’t going anywhere. But I digress. I’m a happy student.
3) My friend Rachel, sadly, won’t be able to experience this at ORU ever again. Surely it’s not the same in grad school, right? She’s fantastic, and talented, and she wrote an excellent post on her blog called the Burden of Caring. You should read it, and congratulate her on making her 50% Missions deadline AND finishing senior paper.
4) I’ve been reading “Ella Enchanted” to the two kids that I nanny. Well – I started reading it, got tired of reading out loud two chapters in, then finished the whole book while they were taking naps. It was one of my favorite light reads when it first came out, and I hadn’t read it since then. Such a cute, cute retelling of Cinderella.
5) Which reminds me – I got the large print, hardcover, read-aloud collector’s edition of said book for $5 at the Borders closest to the ORU campus. It was one of the victims of the Borders bankruptcy. One the one hand, it’s sad because that was one of my favorite off-campus homework spots. One the other, it’s a very, very good thing for my budget – the sales at the place are insane right now.
6) One of my buys was a copy of the official Dr. Who magazine for only $4, complete with three posters. This is a big deal because it’s printed in the UK and usually at least $12 in the US.
7) That’s about it in this crazy semester of mine. Have a great weekend!
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