Thursday, September 15, 2016

Day in the Life of a Returned College Student

I thought it would be fun to start a day in the life of a returned college student series. I've never been a day in the life blogger, its something I've contemplated doing for a while now.

It's going to take me a while to get the hang of how to do them. So it may seem like a recap, but I promise the more I do these the better I will get!

Well hopefully...

You're actually getting a 2 day experience as I have different classes on Mon. Wed. Fri vs Tue. Thur.

I've been sleeping in this week.
I know the shame!

I am still babying my knee so why wake up earlier than I have to. So yeah 7 or 9 am depending on the day.
But I won't lie, I've missed my sunset or sunrise runs each day!



Monday night I had this brilliant idea to save money on air conditioner costs and sleep with just the windows open.
I opened them earlier, and I should have taken the hint at 11pm and my apartment at around 85 degrees that it was going to be a bad idea.

But lets be honest sometimes I'm not that bright...

Short version, I got very little sleep and it took me nearly an entire day to get the apartment cooled off again,
Yeah, won't be trying that again for a few months!



I went to my Digital Design class the first morning this week, I was so lost within less than 2 minutes. Yeah I am one of the only people in the class who have never used Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and a few other programs.

I saw people taking shapes and making the below cowboy in minutes while I was still trying to figure out how to get the shape pieces.
The other project, looked so simple.... But it took me forever!

It took me 4 hours that afternoon to make a couple of stupid designs like we were instructed to do in class. I am not afraid to admit that I got back and pulled up You Tube videos to watch others teach me how.  Thank Goodness for You Tube!!!!!

Let's just say, the graphics on my blog might NOT be getting a vast improvement any time soon. I think I need to take the weekend and just play with the programs and figure things out!



My apartment bathroom in the morning gets to like 95 degree's before 9am and I discovered while driving home one night that the frosted windows in them don't really block much as I could see right in my neighbors window.

So to keep the risk of me giving passerbys a peep show each time I take a shower at night, and well to help bring the temperature down I decided to make curtains.

I hit up a fabric store and had these done and hanging for exactly $7.50 and that includes the rod. They only took me about 10 minutes to make! I even impressed myself, LOL

Here is the before and after. Oh this is when the sun wasn't shining in the room, this is how bright it used to get in the evening in the shade. So much better now!



In one of my classes we were asked to write a short essay with a few questions. I happen to be watching something political on the news so I just did it on that for Monday.
Just my luck I am now stuck with this topic for a while, as tonight I just spent 4 hours writing a research paper on a subject I never cared to know so much about.

In case your wondering the original topic was, How the Media Weakens Society with Misleading Opinion Polls on the Candidates...
Yup....
I would have never done this if I thought for a minute I'd have to spend more than 5 minutes in class presenting it...
Lesson learned!


In my Event Management class we are required to work on a project. Well let me simplify I have to work with other students to create a glow in the dark frisbee event.
I'm paired with one of the Football players, who could careless and is always gone for games. A girl who just wants to flirt with the football player and rarely shows up. Another guy, who like me doesn't want to do it but we will.
So he emails me last night and is like, so I think it's just going to be us, LOL - My thoughts exactly!

I tell ya, that is just luck in the group project pairing system!



Last night I hurried to get all my homework done. I decided to take a break from school and homework and go see The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical at Tuacahn. I had bought season tickets there with my sister for last Christmas and I still had one show left to see.
I didn't even care that I was going alone, to be honest I had a great time and it was a really nice break!
The above picture is the entrance, the Amphitheatre stage is right up against that beautiful red rock!



Speaking of outdoors, we had a little cool front move through and the temps last night in that little red canyon the theater is in dropped into the lower 70's.
Let me just say you know you live in a desert when over half the people around you find that so cold they are wearing puffy winter coats or jackets of some sort.
Okay, okay I'll admit I bought a jacket just in case, but it was hidden in my purse where it stayed... Well where it stayed until the wind kicked up in the 2nd half and I may have put it on...
Yikes, I am already a wimpy temperature girl!

So that is a day in the life of my past two days...
Okay, yes my college life is a little lame this week, but it will get better I (for you) I have some very embarrassing oral reports coming up and I am going to attempt going to a singles church Sunday to meet others...Yes good times, LOL LOL


14 comments :

  1. I received adobe photoshop and illustrator for aa gift several years ago and I still don't know how to properly use it and i've even watched tutorials!

    I dislike group projects and I think they are more of a pain when you are an older student. I was required to do a group project with my last online class. I was like "really? How are we suppose to work as aa group for online stuff?" it was nothing more than both of us doing our own thing then submitting it together.

    Thanks for the peek in your days. You did a good job with the curtains!

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  2. Oh, I've got opinions on that paper topic for media reporting polls, but I won't go there :-p

    95 degrees in your bathroom is too much. All of my apartments in Dallas have the bathrooms in the interior, so there are no windows, but plenty of AC vents.

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  3. Those curtains look great, and I'm sure they'll really help with the temperature! That theater looks beautiful. And it's great to take a break like that to help prevent burn out :)

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  4. I always tend to jump the gun with opening my windows & then it takes so much to cool it off. Ricky lets me know every time its not worth it... but its fresh air! PRICELESS ;)
    Thank goodness for YouTube videos - its basically what got me self taught on photo editing software.

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  5. I love hearing about your college life! It gives me a little idea of what to expect when I start. (Although mine will be online) I'm glad you got one other person in your group who is serious about the project. Going to a singles church sounds like fun! I would totally do that if I was single.

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  6. Ya they are not the easiest programs to get used to I have decided.

    I totally and completely agree! I mean I am up for anything, but lets just say when your older and your planning a fun frisbee event for 19 year olds it's just awkward. When I told the group they were going to have to be the ones encouraging and enlisting students in return I'll do some of the paper work, I told them it was because kids are more likely to participate and join if one of them invite them instead of me since I am older, I just got blank stares, LOL But I know I am right on that!

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  7. LOL Yeah I have lots of opinions on that subject too, but not ones I want to have to write about over and over again in class. Which now I have to, LOL
    Interior bathrooms would be nice. All of my rooms have windows, unless you count the hall closets so yeah I keep them blinds shut all day and I really do need curtains for my bedroom too.. eventually!

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  8. Thanks! I can already tell they do.
    That theater is stunning and it's world class broadway productions so its always a real treat when I see a play or musical there!

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  9. Yes, fresh air is nice!!!
    you tube videos are awesome and photo editing that is no easy task either! Even though I am in classes for these digital programs I swear I am beginning to fee like most of it is going to have to be self taught too, oh well eventually I'll get it!

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  10. That is exciting you'll be taking online college classes! You'll love it, years back I took online classes they can be fun too especially if your a self motivator!
    Ya we will see how this church goes, I need to start meeting people near my age to do things with here. Nothing against 18 or 19 year olds, but yeah it's not gonna happen there LOL

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  11. oh sounds like you are having a blast and that you are so happy! I wish I could make curtains myself. Yeah opening the window in the high 80's hmm. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Love this ! Thanks for sharing.... and the group activity ? Yeah, pretty much like that everywhere.

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  13. Sounds like fun! I don't think group projects have changed at all! LOL! You got this! Enjoy it!

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  14. Oh man this brings back memories of all those group projects I did in college. Inevitably there's someone (or many) who don't pull their weight. Sorry so much of it is falling on you. Mad props to you for going back to school. I'd be clueless in that graphics class as well! Haha!

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