Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to School!

School has started again! Okay, really school has been started for 3 weeks, but this is the first time I've had enough energy to write about it. It's not that its a super heavy work load right now, it's just hard getting back into it.
Okay, so first I'll tell you about my commute up. On the first day riding up I met a man named Jose. We both get on the trax at Meadowbrook station. Jose doesn't speak much english, but we get along very well. I've learned a lot about Jose, I think he may be here illegally, but I'm close enough to him that we give each other friendly goodbye hugs when he gets off at Energy Solutions Arena. Sadly, Jose is not the only person who's noticed me riding the trax. Another guy, named Michael, gets on at about Gallivan Plaza. Michael creeps me out. He likes to touch my hands and ask personal questions. I've never felt like I was going to be assaulted after I get off the trax until I met Michael. I KNOW he doesn't usually get off at my station, I've watched him get off earlier a few times. BUT! He's started going with me to my stop.... ugh... so I usually race off the trax to the frontrunner. Then I watch him looking for me.... after he looks for a while he gets right back on the trax! CREEPY! Luckily, Jose has seen Michael bugging me and he usually sits by me to keep him away.
The ride up on the frontrunner is usually pretty eventless....Sometimes I get annoyed by particularly loud people.... how can you be that happy so early in the morning?!
After I hop off the frontrunner I have to run. It's literally a race to the bus! If you get on last, you might not get to get on period.... its scary. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are worse than Tuesdays and Thursdays...
EVERY day of the week I start off the day with Physics..... wonderful physics. It helps get me pumped up for the rest of the day. Its a fun class.... the other day we blindfolded a stuffed monkey and shot at it with some bee bees. The professor teaches it a little differently from VanTassel but its mostly a review so far.
On Mondays, Wenesdays, and Fridays I go to Botany after Physics.... Okay.. Evolutionary Survey of Plants.... whatever.... I am NOT interested in plants.... the teacher is a freak too.... he thinks he's God to some chipmunks in Zion National Park.... He does seem to understand when our brains are full, though... our 2 hour class hasn't gone that long very often.
On Tuesdays I have my Intro to Science Teaching and Secondary Science Teaching Methods class. These classes are one after another and taught by the same Professor. This guy is just a riot, and he inspires many deep discussions about science. I'm finding it very enlightening and am enjoying these classes so far. They're gunna be a lot of work down the line though. On Tuedays after those classes I have my physics lab.... blah... 3 hours of math and excel basically. Luckily I found some guys that seem to like me and we work well together. They're cute, too. They don't understand things as fast as I do, so I have to be patient and explain a lot, but its good practice for teaching anyway. I like Erik and Adam as friends anyway.
Thursdays are just like Tuesdays minus the lab, which is nice.
Lets see.... yeah, besides Hale thats my life.
Its kind of hard, getting used to being without Jay for so many long hours, he has school too on Tuesdays and Thursdays till 9 at night. Not that he stays that long, dork. But, I'm cheating anyway. Right now I'm in his math class sitting next to him.... its bad, but its nice.
Other updates? Well: Jackson is a brat, but he's getting his big-teeth in. Maybe he'll calm down... Gabby was really depressed during the day when we were gone, but gram says she's getting better. Penny's solitary confinement is going well. The ferrets are back in the cage. Lily runs at least 80 miles a night on her wheel. The fish are STILL alive. And Veruca is always hungry. Did I miss anyone? :D
Till next time!
Quote of the Day: "If the wolf is to survive, the wolf haters must be outnumbered. They must be outshouted, out financed, and out voted. Their narrow and biased attitude must be outweighed by an attitude based on an understanding of natural processes." -L. David Mech