Monday, October 24, 2011


I've been trying not to write so much about school in order not to bore you to death. Buuuuuuut, there is something I wanted to post so y'all can see why I am so stressed out.

Do you know that the grading scale for my "medical" courses (including physiology and anatomy) is completely different than the regular grading scale used by the rest of the school??? Ohhh yeah, it is!

According to our scale - a "C" is 85-90; a "B" is 90-95 and an "A" is 95-100.

Soooooooo, anything below an 85 is considered an "F" and an average below an 85 in any of the classes I am taking means a re-do of the class next semester or more likely next year when the course is offered again. Plus the added bonus of having a ZERO (for F) averaged into your final GPA.

How do you like them apples??

I hope all you non-students are getting outside and enjoying this beautiful weather. I'll be pasty white come June.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hollywood Fake Teeth = Not So Hot

Had a horrible, horrible online test yesterday. The clock was ticking and I was sweating. I swear this stress is not healthy.

Which brings me to fake teeth. I was looking at some photos of a sports star yesterday. While flipping through the slideshow, I noticed his teeth used to be totally different. He had one of those snaggle tooths, which on him was cute and he was still hot, and normal colored teeth. Fast foward a couple years and he had the complete Hollywood tooth makeover, perfect shockingly white teeth, which I think aged him greatly. I'm not mentioning his name because he was recently in a horrible tragedy :-(

What makes people think a full set of veneers so that every tooth looks perfect makes them look better, especially if they were already good looking to begin with?

It almost looks like they are wearing dentures.

Oh well. Don't think I'll be signing up for the Hilary Duff Special any time soon. You?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stop Me from Becoming a Neo-Luddite

Have you seen this video - of the baby who wonders why her magazine is not working like an i-PAD.  Maybe I'm showing my age but it kinda makes me long for the olden days of pencil and paper.


Look for the part where she wonders if her finger is not working properly so she taps it on her leg.

Now to hit the books.....They are actual books, with paper pages. And, ironically, VC is performing at the Renaissance Festival where he is not permitted to use electronic devices in view of patrons. We are so 1600's!!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

THAT Person

I can't believe I haven't posted in October yet!  Anyway, so last night I had to head out to seek a wireless signal so that I could go on the internet.  MB, in his infinite wisdom and love of digging, had severed the phone line in the back yard so we had no DSL.

Panic immediately set in - because I had an ONLINE TEST TODAY!!!!!  It was a very sleepless night, but the repair guy arrived bright and early this morning and got us set up. Disaster averted...

Anyway, so last night I was looking for a wireless signal. I thought for sure there would be one in the supermarket at the Starbuck's area, but there was not - we moseyed around (VC and I) and found that there was a strong signal outside the burger joint.  So we camped out on some wire chairs and I checked emails and he watched some Repo Man show on YouTube.  We were about to close up when he realized he needed to access his online textbook to do his homework, so with a little ingenuity and photographing of screen, he was able to go home and do his work.

All of this has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the point of this post.  It is that I bumped into THAT person outside the supermarket.  The person around whom I always freeze up and sound like a bumbling idiot the minute I open my mouth.

We got to discussing juggling and how VC would miss it due to the RenFest, at which point I blurted out that I hoped it would be warm on Sat for the first day, not that that made a big difference. Then I rambled on about how we had no internet since the phone line was in the middle of the backyard and MB severed it and the Library was closed on Thursdays so VC was sitting - pointed to spot - doing his homework and that he did a "little thing" at the school that morning (meaning a juggling performance although it was hard to tell from my wording) because it was Fairytale day and that it was so touching that the teacher of one of the educationally challenged kids came up to him to say the boy had said "that was awesome" - and that was monumental because he normally doesn't speak much and then I closed with something about keeping us posted.

*Catches breath*

Do you have one of these people in your life.  Those who do not say much so you feel like you need to fill in the gaps when you really should ST*U?

I'd like to say I'll remember to do that next time, but you know I won't.....

Have a great weekend everybody.  Miss you all xxoo

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