Monday, September 29, 2008

Bookshelf on Wheels

I want a rolling bookshelf for various reasons. Here's my stash of texts from four semesters of Engineering School.

Today I managed to finish my homework for the week, so anyone who has read my earlier blogs knows how fantastic that makes me feel. I am a little bit ahead!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Denise Quayle

Why has nobody made the connection between Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle. We've only known our friend Mrs. Palin for a short time, and she's already left of with some real verbal gems. Look for the CBS interview. Foreign Policy Experience?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

No time for blog Dr. Jones!

I'm finally starting to get some feedback on my performance here at VCU and I'm pretty happy. While my grades aren't as stellar as they were at TNCC, I feel like I'm at least keeping up with the pack in all my classes. I don't have as much time to devote to Differential Equations as I would like, but I still managed to get a B on my first test. That's nothing to sneeze at! I'm consistently getting As in Dynamics, B+/A- in Physics II, and today I should be getting my first Material Science test back. I've been getting As on my homework in that class, but that's a measly 10% of the grade. By-the-way, what's the best way to write the plural of a letter grade? I don't want to use an apostrophe because my letter grades don't own me or anything!! Anyway, the stress level is pretty intense now, and that's a change from TNCC. I got stressed at TNCC around test time or when I got bogged down on hard stuff, but now I'm in a nearly perpetual state of stress. I guess that's what I should expect from Engineering school. If there was ever a class you looked at in a college catalog that made you gasp opon merely reading the title, I have to take it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 trying to shovel all of the sand from the desert

I keep doing homework, but I never get a feeling of accomplishment. The homework is listed for the whole semester, so I always see what's next to get done. Its all I can do the stay on track, but I want to get a little ahead. The work load is just too much to ever be ahead.


Monday, September 8, 2008

My Brain Hurts

I was working on a problem in Dynamics for about three hours that I just couldn't figure out. I had done the previous four problems in no time, but like most things in life, the last one was a doozey. I needed to get some other work done, so I left Dynamics to get started on Physics. By the time I got to Physics, my brain hurt. I was fatigued. I went to bed. The next day was ridiculously busy. We had brunch with mom, we went grocery shopping, I changed the oil in both cars, Sonya's car started smoking, I mowed the grass, I took a shower, and then I got back to work on Physics. It was 4:00 pm. Crap, where did the day go? Since Sonya's car was smoking, I had to delay getting back to homework to finish the grocery shopping. Okay, its 5:00 pm, now I can get back to homework. It took about two hours, but I think I got my head wrapped around the physics homework. I kept working until 9:00 pm, and then I cried "uncle." (Sometime between 5:00 and 9:00, we ate dinner.) Sonya had already prepped breakfast for the next morning, so all I had to do was prep the coffee. By 10:30 we were asleep.

This morning we actually got out of the house by 7:00 am, so I could drop Sonya off at work and still get to class in Richmond by 9:00. When I get home, I have to call a tow truck to get Sonya's car to the shop, get as much homework done as possible, prep tomorrow's breakfast, pick up Sonya from work, take her to Newport News for a class, and try to finish any lingering homework while we're in Newport News.

I have no idea what tomorrow is going to be like, but I think Papa Dios is getting us ready for something. We know of nothing on the immediate horizon, but I can't help but feel like, in the immortal words of Richard Dreyfus, "This means something."