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Just a general, bit rambley post.

(1) On Friday watched SPN episodes 5x10-5x14 with J. Thoroughly enjoyable all around. Given how depressed I was over 5x09 the night before, I'm dreading watching 5x19 given how much I adore Gabriel. *preemptive sniff*

(2) Saturday I went to Valleyfair amusement park with friends! OMG I had so much fun! I've only been on a couple rollercoasters before (in Disney World) since I really have never been into them. I have horrible balance issues and I used to have serious stomach problems. But the day was SO MUCH FUN! I totally enjoyed Wild Thing even as Aaron cursed us for convincing him to go on it, lol. I got soaked on a water ride, badly enough that when we left the park for a late lunch, I bought new shorts (and underwear). *facepalm* Then we went back and finished the day. I am rather sore from all the walking and jerking around on rides, but it was totally worth it.

(3) I'm on Google+ now, not that I'm really using it. Just kinda playing with it since so many of the social media geeks I'm friends with are using it. ;)

(4) Watching bunches of "let's play" videos lately (keeping up with TobyGames and also going through MangaMinx's Dead Space various games) and enjoying that.

(5) Still reading SPN fics daily. Always on the lookout for some good Gabriel/Sam stories.

(6) Listed my apartment Saturday evening on Craigs and thankfully already have a reply! Will show the apartment later this week so I have to organize a bit so it's not a mess.

(7) Have I mentioned here that I have a teaching position this fall? Yup! I'm currently volunteering six hours a week for two classes and those are the ones I'll teach Sept-Dec. The teacher has to take a leave of absence so they're opening her position as an (unpaid) internship. This will get me credit for my student teaching! I'm getting to lead more of the class this month as I do some training. I'm nervous but mostly excited, very excited. :D

(8) Got my spnraritiesfest assignment! And I've started playing around with some story ideas, hoping that I'll get writing done for any of the challenges I'm doing.



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Jul. 4th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
Congrats on getting the teaching position! That's pretty awesome.
Jul. 4th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm really happy about it. :) I've been waiting about two months to hear if this was going to work out. When I didn't get the Vista/Americorp position at the center I hoped things were turning out that way so that I could teach. Since it's what I plan to do with my life, it's a better fit anyway. :D
Jul. 4th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
That is so awesome about the teaching position!!!
Jul. 4th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)

And thanks! Very happy about the teaching position. Unfortunately on the school end, I kinda want to shoot my department because I'm a bit screwed on classes. (Argh!) I really doubt I can take 3 classes this Fall in addition to teaching.... (Whhhhhyyyyyy?)

Jul. 4th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much-I was so excited when I found it!

I remember those days well...we only had to take one class while student teaching, and it was a student teaching class, so that made it much easier. But I've been there and done that, so if you ever need to talk through it, I'm here.
Jul. 4th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Gets rambly
Oh man, my grad school experience has been weird. The problem originates just in my original registration. It was not clear at all why there was a distinction between the adult ed "MA" and "MEd" programs. (I still have no effing clue why there's an MA program. Why the hell do adult ed and not get a license???) So I haven't been officially in the program I needed until this summer. I was preparing for it as of last semester. However, I found out at the end of the semester that I might have to take a specific human relations class. I frigging forgot to double check on it, I think, and didn't do it at the beginning of summer when it was last offered. it's a bloody 4 credit class. Already this fall I'm taking 10 credits what with 3 for a class that I should have been able to take sometime in the past year and a half but it wasn't offered; 6 credits for teaching (and my advisor still needs to help me register for that); and a 1 credit course about alcohol and drug abuse. I don't know why it's a class that drags on for months. I wish it was something I could take any time like in a one month period. I'd wrap it up this summer, damn it.

*sigh* IDK, every time I think things are straightened out, I'm proven horribly, tragically wrong. It makes me so damn frustrated. My advisor has been crap at steering me on the right path even when I've asked for clarification. Everything's just so damn confusing.

This month is also just totally crazy. I'm volunteering extra hours to get training in while we can (the center's closed next month to save on costs), I'm working to get a replacement tenant since I'm moving at the end of the month, so the moving thing is a whole mess unto itself, and I've got a tricky class that has to be shoved into 10 long nights at the end of the month. I also need to figure out when to go back to WI in August since my mom has knee replacement surgery.

/whine I'm starting to freak out with stresses again, which is so not cool. Like I said, every time I think things have worked out and are sorted, I find out more complications. >.< I will be so, so happy when I graduate.
Jul. 4th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Gets rambly
I'm so sorry you're having to deal with all this hon. *hugs super tight*

I remember having some of the same troubles-where I went was internally notorious (not something they told you when you applied of course) for not telling the students when they needed to have things done by, switching things and not telling us, not getting us forms...the only way my cohort made it through was each other and one professor who always knew exactly what was going on and made sure we did too.

There was even a mixup with my student teaching placement, but it all worked out in the end and I ended up at a better place, but yeah, I definitely feel you on that stress. Best recommendation I have is to take time for yourself whenever you can, grab naps, and spend time with your family and friends whenever you can. Also have some good escapist books on hand to help you lose yourself in, and a good aromatherapy machine or even just one of those Glade or Air Wick plaug-ins with a relaxing scent is always a good idea.
Jul. 4th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Gets rambly
Thanks, it's always good to know that people can make it through the confusion of academics. I think I was so spoiled in undergrad. I loved my advisor so much and almost everyone was helpful. I think dealing with a university and a department within a department makes things impossible to be simple. Still, you'd think they'd be a bit better clued in.

Thanks for the tips, too, certainly something to keep in mind. Fics are definitely my escapist route ;) And humorous mystery novels. Thankfully I've made it to the point where I basically know my limits. Somehow I'll work things out and at least now I seem to have a proper list of what I have to do. Not going to be easy... but it's something.
Jul. 4th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Gets rambly
I promise you can and will make it through. I was really spoiled where I went to undergrad as well, so I totally sympathize. Just know you will get through it.

Fics and vids and graphics and reading are mine ;) I worked insanely long hours last week so in between cleaning I'm taking today to watch movies and vid and write and make graphics and read :)
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