Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Day in the Life of a Returned College Student

Alright, let me jump right in.

I am still getting A's in all of my classes. Although I did get a 85% on a test in one class the other day that might drop my grade a little.

It's my own fault for having a bit of a migraine when taking the test. No excuses though, I'll admit I missed the easiest 2 point question on the test. Which was, "what is the name of your Instructor?"

Seriously, I couldn't think of his name for the life of me and I just emailed him the night before about something. So yeah, I deserved that 85%, LOL

The class that I picked the political topic that I wished I hadn't (mentioned it last week). We had to do open class critiques on them.
Now I have to do a total revision and take all the constructive criticism and redo the paper. My group didn't have much criticism to offer on mine I thought that was a plus until I realized I was going to have to come up with how to redo it all on my own, oh well.. I got it done and if I do say so I deserve a pat on the back it's not half bad!



My design class, finally an easy assignment. Well not really, but the first part is.
Interviewing a small business owner and doing a re-design on their company logo.
Sweet, I interviewed myself!
I'm going to re-create the logo for my wedding business!

Now, if I could just get up to speed and figure out how to use adobe Illustrator well I'd be doing even better!


FUNNY STORY


Sometimes when I get done with class I go home and throw on a trashy tank top and short shorts that don't really cover much. Especially with the extra weight I have gained. But it's just me and it helps me keep cooler so I can keep the air conditioner down, so I've never thought twice about it.
I never have unannounced guests, and I always keep the window blinds shut.

Until...

I finished with my homework and decided to pull my bike out in the living room and work on a few things I wanted to add and fix to it.  So for a tad more light I opened the blinds a little.
Right in the middle a knock on the door.

Which I was 100% fully planning to just ignore.

Until I see this girl peek to look in and she see's me and waves, LOL
Dang it!

So I get up open the door adjusting "my girls" haha to make sure at least nothing was hanging out first.

They were sweet, I forgave them when one of the girls called me a twenty-something. Anyone who thinks I look younger than I am, well they always get bonus points!

Long story short, I told the girls I only dress trashy like this when I am home alone to keep cool, or when I am opening the door to missionaries, LOL

I took it as a lesson. Open other blinds, not the ones next to the front door when I look like a Rollie pollie redneck!



Also learned, not making time for breakfast when going to a class well that is quite a bad idea. I am pretty sure I provided entertainment for at least 6-12 people around me as my stomach literally wouldn't stop reminding me I didn't eat and in a very loud way!



FIRST DAY AT A SINGLES WARD

So I attend a singles church for the first time.
I am fine to be the one to introduce myself, I have no trouble putting myself out there to make new friends. Points for me there, LOL

So this girl I sit next to on the back row, I introduce myself telling her I just moved here.
First she tells me, yeah we are an odd bunch (meaning those in that church) but occasionally one of us gets lucky and gets out, LOL
I assumed she meant gets married, so I just laughed.

She randomly asks, so are you  going to be looking for a job here?
I said, yes eventually.
She gets all defensive, and says "well I hope you don't take one I am after, because I am sick of working retail and I need out and I can't work in a cubicle either because it might kill me. This is a vacation town, so retail jobs are nearly all there is, so I hope you don't mind retail."

I just thought, OOOOKAY.

I told her, no worries I am probably going to get a job at....... I am just waiting for the position I want to open.
She gets even more defensive and says "But that is where I have been trying to get into, you won't get in it's very hard I have been trying for years." LOL

I tried to be kind but the part of me that doesn't care decided to speak so I said: "Actually I was working for the same organization up north up until a few weeks ago, so I am pretty much a sure thing as soon as one opens."

Yup, I didn't win a friend over there, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing, LOL.

Sometimes you meet someone and you wonder "how can they still be single" then other times you meet someone and say "I know exactly why they are single."
I have decided not to let it get to me, next time I go I think I will just sit next to a guy and hope for less drama, LOL LOL

Note to self, if I ever tell anyone there I am a blogger come back and delete this so I don't offend anyone there! LOL



 I did break in my mountain bike a little.

Another funny story:

So I drive to a trail head, starts out dirt but then is nicely paved along some beautiful red cliffs.

Originally I was going to to 20 miles that day. However after a few miles I was huffing and puffing so much. I seriously was wondering why I am so much more out of shape than I thought I was.
I mean I knew the hills kicked my butt, some were so steep I had a hard time pushing the bike up the hill. LOL

But the area's I (thought) were somewhat flat I still couldn't figure out why I was having so much trouble catching my breath.
So 5 miles in I had it, I was totally completely spent. Slightly disappointed, but tired enough it didn't bother me to turn around long before I got to where I had wanted to go.

As I did, I realized and was somewhat vindicated in feeling so out of shape on my way up.
I literally didn't have to peddle more than 5-6 (peddles) times the entire way back. It was virtually all downhill and some area's were so steep downhill it gave me more than enough momentum to make it up even the steep hills. I made it back down in what felt like minutes.

Apparently the somewhat flat I thought on my way up was just a messed up illusion, it was pretty much all uphill, thank goodness! I am not as terribly out of shape as I was thinking on the way up, LOL

On a side note, I need some practise, some of the downhill was such a decline I was seriously going so fast I knew if I crashed I would be near death and my helmet wouldn't protect me much ha ha. I think the more I do it, the more comfortable I will get with high speeds... and my fears will fade... theoretically, LOL



KNEE UPDATE

The cartilage seems to be beginning to heal. I have been off all drugs for it for a week now. It hurt when I went biking on the uphill, but didn't damage it so much that some ice and a nights rest eased the pain and swelling.

Took a rest day, then went on a 5 mile walk with 1/4 mile run and the pain was nearly not noticeable. If I remember the last time I tore it, it was 6 weeks of pushing to a little pain, letting it heal to help the muscles build while I got used to the new stretching of the tear.

If I'm still having trouble in 3 weeks, I'll get a cortisone shot to help with any inner swelling, between that and the healing it will hopefully fix things for good. Or so is the plan:) Because I've got a serious amount of hiking and climbing I want to do in a few weeks and I'm going to be totally bummed if I have to cancel it!



On a side note, even in the desert I can see dolphins on may walk/run, LOL (above picture.) You may have to look close to see them:)



21 comments :

  1. Lol on the church story! And I can't believe you forgot the instructor's name. Too funny. Glad to hear you so happy

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  2. I always thought it would be really cool to go back to school for some reason. I even considered going back to law school at one point... but then I wised up and realized I'd be a terrible laywer! haha!
    That singles story is HILARIOUS!!! People are so crazy!
    Glad you are getting settled in! Big things to come for you.

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  3. I'm glad you actually said something to that girl because I definitely would have. Attitudes like that tick me off and I'm sure I would've said something along those lines.

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  4. The trail with the red cliffs is beautiful! Those gradual uphills really are deceptive. I've had that experience too where I can't figure out why running feels so tough and I later look at the elevation and see if was pretty much a gradual uphill the whole way.

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  5. Keep up the great work with your academics! Its always frustrating when we make mistakes, especially on the easiest questions. In the long run though, you won't remember those mistakes. :)

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  6. haha - you said exactly what I was thinking, You can tell why this lady is single :) haha
    I get freaked out about the idea of someone looking in my windows - unexpected company or door bell ringing? I'm in panic mode. Much less someone waving to me through the window! NOOOOO!!!
    Girl - you know I sympathize with your knee pain.

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  7. I know I kept staring at the question thinking, duh you know this but it was one of those blank moments and never could think of it during the test. Of course right after I looked it up and I was like, oh duh I knew that, LOL

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  8. LOL This has been a dream of mine for many years. I hit that point were I decided it was now or never and I went with the now, LOL
    People are crazy, I had to keep from laughing when I was talking to the gal!

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  9. She didn't really tick me off as much as I was just like WOW I can't believe what is coming out of her mouth is something she found appropriate, but oh well. But trust me when I do go and get that job, she's probably going to be first on my list to break the news too, LOL

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  10. Yeah the red cliffs around here are some pretty country!
    Yes, those gradual hills are deceptive, I think it was the mountain line because as I was coming back it all looked downhill, but the cliffs on the side because of how they are formed it made me think I was just getting out of breath on the flatter parts, LOL

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  11. Thanks! Yes, I was so mad at myself at the time for drawing a blank on what should have been the easiest question on the test, LOL Oh well, guarantee every test I take in the future for any class I make sure to remember the name just in case LOL LOL

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  12. She looked friendly, but yeah I am not a fan of people looking in windows it's just not appropriate...
    Yes, you've had your knee pain struggles so you definitely know. This is something I've been thru before not liking going thru it again but eventually it will pass LOL

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  13. OMG!! I just spit out my tea reading your funny stories!!

    Clearly I have been away for awhile...you moved? Going back to school? I need to catch up!!!

    Continued success in school.

    Glad your knee is feeling a bit better. I have been fighting getting a cortizone shot but I think I might get one soon.

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  14. Oh too funny! Especially about wondering how someone is still single...lol I know a few of those!

    Okay,, you don't remember your professor's name???? I totally get that though!

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  15. Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlinMarch 8, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    I love your funny stories! I totally don't worry about what I wear around in my own house and even yard! It's my damn yard and if you're seeing anything you shouldn't then you shouldn't be in my yard! :)
    Yea you may wanna keep the blogging part to yourself, this is your outlet !!! Have a great week and I'm glad your settling in just fine!

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  16. Yes, It kind of happened all of a sudden but yes I decided to move and go back to college and finish getting my BA.
    I've had a few cortizone shots in the past, in certain area's they can be a great benefit to help get the swelling down to let it heal, but I've also heard not all area's will work for them, but your Doc will know if you think you need the help definitely ask them!

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  17. LOL I know so many of those, sadly LOL Of course I am going to pretend no one has ever thought that about me (hopefully ha ha)
    I know, I seriously drew one of those blanks I kinda felt bad about it too because he's been so nice to me in the class and always refers to me by name when I speak up. oh well, LOL

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  18. LOL Yeah, I honestly hadn't thought about it before. I mean I know I would never leave the apartment looking like this, but seriously who looks in windows oh well, she thought I looked younger than I am so I decided to forgive them LOL Clearly I can be bought by a good compliment ha ha...

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  19. There used to be a neighbor kid around here, and every single time he would ring the doorbell, if no one answered, he would look in the big window. I'd get so mad!
    That girl sounds really odd. Guys are definitely less drama!
    So glad your knee is feeling better!

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  20. Lol - what an entertaining post! I loved the bit about forgetting the instructor's name. That is totally the type of thing I would space on, too. And so frustrating when it's something you know but just can't recall in the moment!

    I am the same with putting on the short shorts and trashy tank as soon as I get home. It's a comfort thing!

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  21. Funny post all the way through. I can't believe you forgot your professors name after you emailed him. Haha. You should be able to dress however you want to at home.
    That girl at the church sounds so bitter. You're absolutely right about how sometimes you don't have to wonder how a person is still single. There's a guy at my church who is so handsome and people ask the same question. How is he still single? But he has a terrible attitude. I am always thinking, if he would only change... but he has to do that on his own. I hope you meet some nicer people there. There are still fun, single people in church :-)

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