• Education

    I Got A Fucking A in Math!

    Not only did I pass the math over failed 5 times previously, I got a motherfucking A! I kicked math’s ass!

    I need to brush up on factoring before I take Intermediate Algebra in spring, but as someone who had historically had so much anxiety around math, this is so big.

    I am over the moon proud of myself!

  • Education,  en Español

    Fin

    Es el fin del semestre y no creo que aprenda mucho en la clase de Profesora. Ella no es buena y la clase es fácil y difícil. ¡No hay tarea pequeña en esta clase!

    El examen final es una sorpresa. El profesora habla sobre un video chat pero no sobre un examen escrito.

    Basically, the instructor dropped two bombs on us today. One is that she’d changing the whole grading weighting, and two, we have a written final that was not mentioned at all during the semester.

    I took the final this evening and it marked so many questions wrong that should not have been wrong. Anything with an accent? Wrong. Because of that, I got a D instead of what could have been a B. I emailed her and I hope she reviews then and adjusts our grades.

  • Education,  General

    Almost Done

    This is the final week of the fall semester. I will have at least a B in my math class, and I think a B in Spanish but I honestly don’t know. Math final is Wednesday and Spanish final is a video interview on Thursday evening.

    A&P 1 I am 99% sure I failed. And honestly I’m less upset about that then I will be if he somehow passes me because I feel like there’s so much I didn’t learn that I should have.

    Part of this is I think because I had 17 units this semester, and 3 of them were in a half term class that was accelerated. I feel like I just took on too much and when the half term class was finished, I just didn’t have anymore fucks to give.

    I’m taking Intro to American Government, and Nutrition over winter. Spring I’m planning on A&P 1 again, Intermediate Algebra, and Spanish 102. Not going to bite off more than I can clearly chew again. It’ll take a bit longer but I would rather take my time to learn the material and do well.

    Tied into the no more fucks I think is a little (probably) seasonal depression. We got more snow on Saturday but by Sunday most of it was gone. The neighboring community that’s up in the foothills is still blanketed in white. I drove through Lake Elizabeth on my way into Lancaster tonight and there was very little visible ground.

    Tomorrow I need to finish the extra credit for my math class that’s due before the final, and I want to go into town and look for new jeans because my last pair is falling apart. I also have donations to drop off both to thrift and to a food pantry. The extra credit is really just a review of the work we’ve been doing all semester and most of it I still remember how to do… Lol.

    There’s stuff around the house I need to get done too. Nothing difficult, just things like breaking down cardboard boxes and getting some papers filled out to go in the mail this week.

    I think I would rather sleep for a week but that’s not something I can do.

    In happier news, my mom and I ordered 2 heated cat beds. The reviews boasted many times over that cats who hate each other would cuddle in these beds. I didn’t believe it. But one of them arrived this evening and we set it up and an hour later, Millie, the hater if all things kitten, was in the bed, cuddled up with Tot… Lol.

    I guess those beds are magical after all.

  • Education,  General,  Music

    Deals for Students (and others)

    I’ve found a few deals lately that my status as a student or my status as a disabled person allow me to take advantage of.

    Amazon Prime can be had for $6.56 a month instead of the usual $12.99 if you’re on Medicare.

    Alternately, Prime can be had for students for 6 months free (but with limited benefits) and at 50% off after that.

    If you’re a language learner, there’s a student discount for Duolingo that takes it from $10 a month to I think $4 and change. I’m waiting for my subscription to run out so I can resubscribe with my student email. This deal can only be accessed on the full desktop version of their website.

    SiriusXM also offers their Premier package for $4.00 a month to students to listen to on various devices. I found this by chance when I was looking up pricing for my mom in her truck.

  • General

    You Know What Sucks?

    Being so fucking broke you can’t just buy toothpaste. I am so close to paying off the smallest chunk of my debt, which is great, but then I need to borrow to buy things like toothpaste, tampons, other personal items.

    So stupid that this shit is so expensive. Thankfully next month I should have quite a bit more wiggle room in my budget if I just pay minimums on everything.

    I was planning to pay something off in full next month but I don’t think that’s going to happen with Christmas sliding in soon. I can’t believe it’s already freaking November! The middle of November even. Where did this year go?

    I’ve got my mom covered for Christmas, but I have no idea what to buy anyone else. I did see a cute little item Tracy would enjoy that’s inexpensive, but beyond that? And I don’t have time to make things this year at all with school taking up most of my time.

    Sometimes I really hate the winter holidays…

    Eta… The reason things are so right this month is because I had multiple extra expenses. My phone needed to be replaced, and that was an extra $45 and there’s the fee for the craft event I’m doing in a few weeks at another $30. I know $75 might not be a lot for some of you but for me it really is a lot.

    I did sell a few things and am awaiting the deposits for them which will help but that won’t come in until next week.

  • General

    Ali Express Can Be Weird But Delightful Place

    If you’ve never shopped on Ali Express, it’s basically Amazon.com meets Chinese resellers meets the dollar store. There are more expensive items but cheap is really the word of the day there.

    I tend to go there to buy myself small items where quality isn’t super crucial or items that are more silly than purposeful. Anyway, last night I was looking at erasers and just because I bought one penis shaped lipstick last year, Ali Express thinks I’m obsessed with dick. I mean I kinda am but it’s not all I want to see.

    This terrible turkey hat. I’m pretty sure they got her drunk to get her to smile about it. He might be a serial killer.
    Super cute erasers are still a thing! I wanted to buy them all but I don’t need them all. I just need two or three regular ones and I’ll be set for a while.
    This is freaking cute as hell but probably not as cute when it actually arrives. For $10 though if it would fit me, I would buy it.
    I just…. Vaginas and vulvas don’t sit on on the fronts of our pelvises. There’s no reason to make this like this. It’s just all wrong.
    Diamond painting meets Rule 34? I just…. I dunno. It looks like the original art isn’t terrible but I’m picturing this with horrible artifacting and mischosen colors and it looking horrible on your wall.
    This is just horrifying.
    Why is his crotch giving off jets of steam? Are the underwear really hot? Does his penis have a fever? What’s happening here?
    Sticky cocktails in a squirt gun. You’re never going to get that place clean again. Sticky. Forever.
    These are oddly cute. Maybe to use as a bud vase?
    I actually did order one of these. My iron supplement likes me best if I take it every other day, so figured I’ll give this little slice a try.
    I bought one of these too. I saw the monstera leaves and couldn’t pass it up.
    And these were the most grown up of the erasers I looked at… I bought some of these too.
  • Education

    The Semester is Almost Over

    Today was my last regular exam in my math class. I did not take it. I had a hard time getting to sleep last night, finally dozed off after 2am. At 5am, Tejon was digging a hole into my back, and crying piteously, so I got up to let the boys outside.

    Two hours later I managed to fall back asleep only to wake up at around 830am. I gave Moppie her meds, and sat down to watch the videos on the things that would be on today’s exam… and I fell asleep somewhere in the third video.

    I woke up with 15 minutes to spare to get to my Anatomy lecture so I jumped into the car and took off. Missed my math exam, but it wob’t hurt my grade any and as long as I get a B on the final, I can still get an A in the class. Can’t beat an A!

    I’m looking forward to this semester coming to an end in a couple weeks so I can start my Winter classes which are going to be a breeze after this semester.