This week has been pretty good so far. I know it’s only Tuesday night, but I mean, that’s almost halfway through.
Monday morning I took a much needed shower, and then fixed Rafael’s TV which he claimed for broken for 4 days. It was not broken; he just changed the input source and didn’t know it. A five second fix. Easy peasey!
I was running late by then so I missed lecture and got out of lab early. Then I went to the barber shop and got my hair cut. I feel 100% more human, and way less muppet.
I popped by a few thrift shops but no one had anything I wanted. Then I took myself to lunch at Applebee’s. It’s not fancy but I just wanted to have a nicer, sit-down meal, even if it was by myself. Then I went home.
Last week I had picked up 3 Bolivian Ram cichlids and 6 panda cories. Almost immediately, I lost one of the cories and all three of the rams thanks to fungus that came with the female rams. Ugh. The remaining five cories are doing well though and I’ve finished treating the tank for the fungal outbreak.
I had an unexpected windfall and was able to pay off a good chunk of my debt, so now my account with Dell is paid in full, and all but $200 of my debt with Affirm is also paid off. And I put a large chunk into savings too.
Today I did the dishes, picked up some trash, and cleaned up after the dogs. I also changed the water in all three aquariums. My algae scraper arrived today and it works pretty well on the curved glass of the bowfront tank. I also had more fungal medication delivered so I have it on hand, just in case.
I made up a batch of Repashy for the goldies, which they actually ate this time. I have a new sponge filter and air pump on the way, and I made an offer on a 40 gallon tank and stand that I’ll be picking up at the end of the month. I have no idea where I’m going to put it.
I also bought a fiddle leaf fig and a philodendron brasil. Because plants!
Right now I’m ripping DVDs to digital and watching some TV before I go to bed. Tomorrow I have lecture, and then I can head home and do whatever. Maybe I’ll remember to make a note of which colors of embroidery floss I still need.
Hola! Yo habla a ustedes de restaurante famosa (redacted). Ellos tienen muchas comidas deliciosa. La pasta y pollo son muy bueno. Yo disfruto el té y el Mt Dew. Los camareros son por lo general muy bueno.
Pero hoy yo estoy no feliz. Yo llegue a el restaurante en ocho y media y yo espere una hora. Ellos trajeron un hamburguesa y no una ensalada! Yo no come carne!
Yo estoy muy infeliz y yo come en me casa ahora!
I’m not gonna lie. I’m struggling this semester and we’ve barely started. I managed a B on my second math quiz and a B average over the homework we’ve done so far this semester, but I’m really struggling and am going to see about tutoring in The Learning Center this week. There’s no way I will do well on the first exam without a lot of help, which of course I waited too long to get.
In Spanish 102, I’m also struggling a bit, and it doesn’t help that this will be the 4th week of class, asked only the first week I’ve attended. Thankfully my instructor is really understanding but it’s frustrating to see how ill-equipped I am in this class.
A&P II I have a lab practical tomorrow, which I suspect I also will not do well on. This semester has not been off to a good start in really any way.
My car is still in the shop, after I ruptured a brake line Friday night and lost my brakes (thankfully while in a parking lot) so my mom has taken Monday off from work to drive me to class. Because we have three lab exam, I should be done by 230pm at the latest, instead of the usual 4pm. And maybe after we leave campus, we can go to lunch. This week is going to be trying.
The good thing is right now I have a decent B in both math and Spanish.
¡Hola! Hoy yo hablo a ustedes de peces de colores.
Peces de colores es una mascota popular con las personas. ¡Pero no son una mascota fácil! Peces de colores requieren mucha agua para estar en buen salud.
Ellos son en muchos colores y tipos. Algos por todos.
Ellos necesitan come variados dieta de comidas. ¡Ellos viven veinte años!
Los peces de colores son muy bonito y simpático. Ellos son muy popular en muchos países. Muchas personas disfruten ellos.
Man, today was a stupidly long day and the last half of it sucked!
I started off with waking up early and doing a little cleaning around the house and in my car. I’m really glad I mostly cleaned out my car, for reasons they will become clear by the end of this.
Around noon, FedEx dropped off a box.
This box contained a new fishy friend, who I have decided to call Ziggy. This is the best photo I’ve been able to get of him so far. He’s extremely active and very hard to photograph.
He was pissed about being in the shipping bag and was thrashing about, stressing himself out pretty bad so he went into the quarentine tank pretty quickly.
I had a follow-up appointment with the gastroenterologist at 3pm, who told me my esophageal lining was precancerous, so we’d want to keep an eye on it, and keep my acid under control, but I should be fine. He said my colon and polyp were unremarkable.
After that I went by the post office and mailed a couple packages out, and headed over to PetSmart to grab some more of the goldfish pellets my fish like so much. So far this is a pretty good day, right?
But then I got in my car and got ready to leave to head home. I put the key in there ignition, started the car, moved my foot to the brake as I put the car in reverse, and the pedal sink to the floor with no resistance.
Great. No brakes. 3 hours later I got home, leaving my car at PetSmart, and tomorrow morning I am missing yet another week of Spanish class so I can get my car into the shop.
Monday I have exams I cannot miss and if my car isn’t ready by then, mom will have to take the day off work to drive me to class.
Yesterday my math instructor emailed me to remind me that done assignments in which I needed to score at least 80% on were due by midnight tonight. I couldn’t remember seeing anything about a due date this weekend, and of course I panicked.
But the good thing is I fixed most of my wrong answers on the review, plus got the first homework assignment completed of 3 that are due next weekend.
I have Spanish homework to finish this afternoon, and then I’m planning on knocking out the next math assignment. Tomorrow I’ll work on the A&P II homework.
Winter session is over and I fucking killed it.
I took two classes that are normally taught over 15 weeks, crammed them into 5 weeks, and came out with an A and a B.
The thing that was going to make our break my Poli-sci grade was the video assignment we had to do. It was worth 150 points, and we had to get 15 minutes of interview time with a person or people with questions that tied into a podcast we had to watch.
I came up with 4 or 5 questions, which were heavily judged by people on Rav as being all wrong and interviewed two friends. We recorded the videos, I edited them into a longer video with my thoughts and ideas, and I had about 20 minutes total play time.
You guys, he gave me 145/150 on it! I was not expecting to do anywhere near that will and it gave me a solid B in the class!
I’m done with my Nutrition class, and even if I only get a 75 including the extra credit on the final, I’ll still get an A in the class. So that’s awesome. I’m super happy about that, and it was a great class.
I made this for my instructor as well and she loved it.
Poli-sci…. I wish I could be so confident but I’m most likely getting a C. I’ve got an 80.49% right now, the last week’s work still has to be done, and unless I do really well on both the final and the video assignment, there’s not even a chance of getting a B. But a C is passing so I mean if that’s what it comes down to, I’ll take it.
Planning on knocking out a few of the assignments tonight so I have less to do last minute.
I also went to the bookstore today and got my books for spring, which starts on Monday, my parking permit has been ordered, and my paperwork from disabled student services is ready to distribute to my instructors.
I’m tired. I walked all over campus to get things done and while yay! It’s all done, my legs are sore from all the extra hills.