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Got my Crowded House tickets. Woo!! In case you want to get tickets, they went on sale this morning and I have my doubts they will sell out. Actually I bought two tickets and I don't know who is going with me although Jack has dibs. I sure hope the lab that day isn't important! Because I am skipping it! Check out my irresponsibility!

So as a follow up to yesterday's curriculum discussion, I was all wrong. Well, potentially.

I was told last night by the PGCC academic advisor that the nursing school only looks at the grades you get for the pre-requisite classes for the nursing program. This will include the grades I got 10+ years ago from VT for the 6 classes that are counting as prereqs. Those grades, by the way, are bad. So even if I took say Abnormal Psych and did well in it supposedly they wouldn't care. He recommended that taking A&PII in the summer for a working-full-time adult is a recipe for failure and misery so just wait until the fall. Fair enough! I want to check with the Nursing school about that thing about the grades though. Why wouldn't they look at the whole picture?

The final blow, however, is that I have three classes requirements I am not super excited about (probably why I totally blocked their necessity out of my mind).

1. Speech 109, Interpersonal Communication. Okay, I guess I can kind of see this, but I am extremely skeptical that this will be anything more useful than, say, your typical corporate sensitivity training. I mean, the description truly reads like that: "Development of oral communication skills to enhance human interaction, including nonverbal and verbal language usage, listening, conflict management and multicultural communication." On the up side, I bet it will be easy? The most convenient one is three weekends in July.

2. Psych 207 Human Growth and Development. Oh, god, babies. Freaking babies and kids and adolescents. Why can't Abnormal Psych count! Why! I am sure this class' enjoyability is entirely dependent on the professor. I am also sure I am selling the interestingness of this class short. I can do 3 weekends at Largo or take it online.

3. Bio 201 Microbiology. Yeah, that's not happening until next year.

I don't know. maybe I'll go for #1 or #2, maybe I'll slack.

Oh, the real final blow I got last night was that I got a B on that exam I took last week when I was sick and trying to finish the exam before my colon exploded from the antibiotic side effects. GREAT. He also called this out? In front of the whole class. He didn't mean to, he just forgets when he talks to be people that there is a whole classroom of students there.

Not for the first time today, someone (in this case a coworker) has mentioned to me attending an actual 4-year university to get a BSN. No one ever mentions how that gets paid for though.

I am thinking of selling several things.
1. The old drum kit (may have a buyer already? don't know)
2. The beautiful antique double bed
3. The harp

Contact me in whatever way you prefer (my gmail is a bad idea as I can't see it at work) if you think you might be interested in any of these things.


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Apr. 3rd, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks for that link! I hadn't gotten that far but that is really good info.
Apr. 3rd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
So, while at MC I had to take a Speech class. Ihave to say, I loved the class. It wasn't just giving a presentation, it was also about formulating arguments and points in order to have a well thought out premise.

It is actually one of the classes that I think I got more out of than some of the design classes I took.
Apr. 3rd, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
That is a good sign! I hope it's a good class and I am being too negative.
Apr. 3rd, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
I vaguely recall my Interpersonal Communication class from waaaaay back in college. Most of it was mind-numbingly boring, but I did enjoy the exercise where we had to pick a song lyric and discuss in terms of the narrator's interpersonal skills and the class, etc. I think I broke everyone's mind by using a song from Roger Water's "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking." ^_^
Apr. 3rd, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
Oooh. I hope we get an assignment like that. :)
Apr. 3rd, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm, how big is that bed of yours? We have a double bed in our guest room, but the mattress is only so-so and there's no head board. In short, it's kinda ugly. How much were thinking of selling it for? Were you selling the mattress and head/foot boards?
Apr. 3rd, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
It's a double. It's a gorgeous real wood bed but it has been cracked and repaired (WELL) in two places. The mattress and box springs have to go as well. I love this bed, but I have to admit that while we do have guests from time to time, I need to use the space in another way. I am thinking $200.
Apr. 3rd, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Does the harp come with lessons? :-)
Apr. 3rd, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
I kind of doubt I have time to give lessons. :( If I had more time, I'd be playing it myself!
Apr. 3rd, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Damn. :-(
Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
I just got two tickets to the May 2 show in DC.

And one ticket to the May 10 show in Chicago. :)
Apr. 7th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
Take the human growth and development one cause I'm taking the equivalent course at NOVA this summer so we can be psych buddies.
Apr. 8th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
oooh sweet. perfect!
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Harp?? Really?
Which arm or leg would it cost me? :) Cuz if I remember correct, that's a beauty...
Apr. 8th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking $400 but I might need to do some market research. It was an $800 harp at the time but it's still in pristine condition.
Apr. 8th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Well, after your market has been researched, think of me!! :)
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