Monday, January 25, 2010


I got these awards from LJ Boldyrev

Rules:State 10 things that make me happy. Pass the award along.
Ten things that make me happy:

Talking to my friends on AIM (lol)
Having inside jokes that nobody but me and the other person could possibly understand
Finding out that class has been cancelled
Sleeping late
Listening to music
Finishing another chapter for my book
Making youtube videos

Blogs I am giving the Happiness Award to:


Rules: List ten honest things about myself and pass it along.
Ten honest things about me:

I should be doing my homework right now but I'm not
I really like lime green
I live on coffee and monsters
I'm still waiting for my acceptance letter to Hogwarts. My owl just got lost in the mail.
I'm really shy
I have a fear of heights
I love stuffed animals, like seriously
I feel like a kid in a candy store when I walk in Barnes and Noble
I miss high school
I want to be a kid again

Blogs I am giving the Honest Award to:


Friday, January 22, 2010

Back to School

So, classes started back this week. And BOY, what a week it's been!

Let me tell you something about my college, finding a parking spot at 9 o'clock in the morning is like trying to find a needle in a haystack... a haystack that's a mile high. Every time you think you've found a spot, you see some tiny car that pulled all the way up, making you think the spot was empty and therefore getting your hopes up only to crush them like a bug.

I had to park on the opposite side of campus on the first day and got lost in all the identical brown buildings.

Don't worry though, I managed to slip into class at the last minute only to find that the classroom was packed. I'm talking EVERY desk filled. We have 45 students in that class!! IN A TINY ROOM.

So my first class is US Government, and I'll tell you right now. I. Hate. Government. With. A. Passion.
Now, I'll vote and do my job as a citizen, but there is nothing more boring than learning about all the branches and their powers, especially because we've covered this curriculum at least 1,000 times over my 12 years in the public education system.

The teacher started the class off with a quiz. But not an ordinary quiz, no. The questions were:

What's your name?
If you were a super hero, who would you be?
If you were a super villain, who would you be?
If you could be invisible or fly, which would you pick?

and that's it.
I know, right? What kind of a quiz is that? But hey, it's a free 100 so I took it :P

Then my professor (by the way, I still don't know her name) started teaching class. ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL READERS!! In high school, the first day is always a blow off day where you can talk to your friends and catch up on what you did during break. In college, it's no nonsense. You go to class, you learn, and then you spit back everything on the final to prove you were at least conscious for the past 16 weeks. But don't let that scare you, college is fun in some areas, you pick your classes and what time you want to go, what teacher you want, what friends you want to take a class with, it's freedom at last, but you have to study and actually learn the material. You can't just "scrape by" like in high school.

After Government, my friend and I headed off to Biology (for non majors). I had never been to the science building, having not taken a science course here before, so she led the way. Let me tell you, that building looks just like a museum. They have glass cases with different rocks and bones, and the creepiest were the skulls of humans and animals.

The classroom is really cool, it's just like the lecture hall we had in high school. There are long narrow tables with swinging/spinning chairs (which are fun to spin on) and each table is on a different step, that way everyone can see over everyone's head. Well, my friend and I sat on the 2nd row by the door (easier to escape to take a phone call, sneak out, etc...). When we were waiting for the professor to show up, my friend Andria walked in. Now, in 9th grade, Andria, Andrea, and I were all in the same class. So this was very exciting for us to have "accidently" picked the same class again. So we sat together and it was just like the good old days :)

Then on Wednesday, Lab was cancelled so I got to sleep in, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Now on Thursday, I had Government and Biology again, but that night I had to go to orientation for my speech class that I'm taking online (along with art)

There were around 200 people there and they made us all sit together. I was shoulder to shoulder with some random girl I had never met. Talk about awkward...

Anyway, we had to get up and introduce ourselves, so naturally when it was my turn, I walked up to the front of the room and the very first words that left my lips were
"wow, it's a lot more scary from up here"
For real. Then I blushed and my professor just laughed.

Then I got to go home and talk to my BFF (whose birthday is tomorrow so go leave her a birthday comment on Twitter)

And now it's Friday and I have a day off! I start back to work this Sunday so I'm super excited about that! I need money really bad right now. College is like a vampire. It's sucks you dry of money.
My books have cost me about $600 for this semester alone!

l get to babysit tomorrow for an adorable 4 year old. I shall be armed with coloring books, books, toys, and games.


By the way, if you picked invisible on the last question, it's because your insecure, if you picked flying, it means your outgoing.

Thanks for reading,
AJ Spindle