The work ahead…

Got one of my syllabuses (syllabi?) and already know for Micro Economics, I need to write a 10-15 page paper about an “economic problem” for honors credit.

I really hate the honors program.  Just because we have book smarts doesn’t mean we like doing extra work.  In fact, honors students are some of the laziest people on campus.

Anyway, I have the whole semester to work on it, so maybe it won’t be that bad.

But that’s only one syllabus.

School starts on Monday…

And I haven’t decided how I feel about that yet.  Of course, I’d much rather lay around the house and do nothing, since my actual summer vacation was far too short, but hopefully this semester doesn’t suck too much.

I do get a three-day weekend each week, so that’s something to look forward to.

Pure advertising genius

Since I’m a Public Relations/Advertising major, I have a certain interest in company logos.  Without going in to too much detail, I LOVE Sony Ericsson’s logo the best because it is simply a stroke of genius.

The cool thing about their logo is the fact that while it looks cool by itself, the letters “S” and “E” are actually embedded into the logo itself.  Not many people notice this, probably, but whoever came up with the design deserves to have it recognized because like I said, it is simply brilliant.

One of the things I learned in my adverttising class last year was that a memorable logo is very important, and I think SE nailed that one on the head.  It’s certainly the most creative of all the major phone manufactureres.

T-Minus 1.5 hours and counting II

…Until I don’t have to come back to school again…until June when I start work. 😛

I’m going to enjoy not waking up at 5:30am.

Finals are over

I took my final final (hmmmm…) at 10am today.  I think it went well, but I won’t know that until July when I arbitrarily decide to log onto the school’s Web site and check my grades out of sheer lack of anything better to do at the time.

So now tomorrow I have a five-minute presentation and then I’m officially done.  Sort of.   I still have to work on Friday.  THEN I’m done.

T-minus 1.5 hours and counting…

…Until my first final.

I suppose I should study. But I’ve gotten 100s on all the previous exams in this class. I think even if I didn’t show up today I’d still get an A. 😛

I’d feel bad if I didn’t study, however. I’ll crack open my notes…soon. Ish.

Bored, bored, bored

Finals are this week.  Though they coincide with normal class time for the most part, I only have one per day (two on Tuesday) but I still have to work.  So I have loooooooong periods of waiting around doing nothing because it’s inefficient and silly to go back home for three or four hours.

So I’m stuck here.  I guess I’ll blog until my eyes bleed open.  Or I could study….nawwww.

This semester will no longer suck

I replaced the not-so-cool-honors class with a cooler honors class (an ancient Asian history class), so that will work out well.

I knew it would work out well when a guy sat down next to me and started texting on his phone…a Nokia N95! “Nice phone,” I said, gesturing to mine.  We talked for a little bit and both came to the conclusion that we were surprised anyone else in the States had one.  He was foreign exchange from somewhere in the Middle East, so he was probably more surprised than I was. 😉

If only it worked on chicks…

This semester may suck…

I’m in the honors program at my college. I never wanted to be in it because it means nothing other than people think you’re smarter than you really are. It’s also an excuse for professors to assign you more work. Whoever correlated “good grades” with “hey, they must have more hours in their day in which to do petty assignments” needs to be cracked over the head with a metal baseball bat.

You have to take at least one honors class per semester, so I chose this class on a whim.

I read the syllabus today.

You could not pay me enough to do what they expect us to do.

Basically, we’re slave labor. The university I attend is having its centennial this year, so the entire class is built upon the premise that by reading hundreds and hundreds of pages of useless crap that boring, crusty, dead Nebraskans have written in the past, we’ll be able to infuse their essence into ours and write these masterpieces about the history of the school as it relates to women’s roles in the community (WTF??) and then present them to a bunch of people in suits at the end of the semester.

I have not even attended the class yet and I know I want out.

It will be difficult to find something to fill the gap, but I found another honors class at the same day and time and I think I’ll go with that. I am taking two other writing-intensive journalism classes in addition to all the other stuff; I do not need another writing class that deals with a subject matter I could care less about. Plus, I hate reading. Especially about people from Nebraska and their “outlook on life,” as if I’m supposed to have an epiphany when I read this and transform into pure self-actualized energy.

Give me a break.

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Fool-proof way to extend the holidays

I go back to school on the 14th.  Though, if I play my cards right, maybe I won’t have to.

Nerd time again!

I just saw a kid at school with a Sony Ericsson S500i. This phone is not available with US carriers, which means it was unlocked. I didn’t have a chance to say hello, but I’m sure we would have become fast friends.

In other news SE is about to announce the P5i superphone. Excited!

Crap, crap, crap

I decided to buy my books today for school. I don’t like buying books. I’ve been putting this off. But I have to get them.

So I grab everything and drive away. I’m in the car for 30 minutes. I arrive and discover that I forgot my wallet. Meaning: No books. Wasted trip. And another 30 minutes in the car.

The problem is that there’s too much crap on my placemat on the kitchen table, where I keep my wallet and keys. It’s literally covered in stuff. But none of the stuff was actually placed there by my hand—it’s all junk my mom thinks I need to look at: Thank you notes, junk mail from Capital One (I KNOW what’s in my wallet, and it ain’t a damn Capital One card), and VHS tapes from a 1956 documentary about Barcelona. I don’t need or want any of this stuff, and yet it’s there. I don’t grab my wallet because I can’t see it underneath all of the crap, and so I assume I already have it. This has happened twice in the past month. I’d clear the stuff off, but only within the past several days have I been home often enough to actually do anything about it.

So I threw all of it away. Now I can find my wallet. And I’ll buy my stupid books tomorrow. At least my wallet will be lighter.

Back in black

I’ve basically not been home since Tuesday.

If it’s not work, it’s a BBQ, and if it’s not that, it’s seeing a movie.  Stupid social life. 😛

It’s been fun, but all I’ve really wanted to do all week is play The Sims for a few hours
and listen to music.  Maybe I’ll be able to do that this weekend.  Maybe I’ll be able to relax.  Maybe Martians will land and cure syphilis.

$100…

…in Monopoly money to the first person who finishes my last Europe essay for me.

I want to play video games, dammit!

Spring break

I’m a little over half finished with spring break, and I realized I have actual work I need to complete before Tuesday.  Oh well.  It shalln’t be too hard.