pretty_cynical: (NUMB3RS. working girl.)
WORST. DAY OF COLLEGE. EVER. Here's a brief rundown as to why:

- There's snow on the ground and it's April, I wanted a snow day but didn't get one

- Was assigned a research proposal and annotated bibliography for a Film paper due next Monday, and yet I have no idea what my topic will be (ideas would be greatly appreciated)

- Didn't have time to do my essay for my Anthro exam, will lose 15 points as a result

- Pretty sure I nearly failed aforementioned Anthro exam, since I barely studied (thankfully I got to complete it with four other classmates, but still)

- Didn't do a rough draft of my English paper since it was never mentioned that it was due today. The professor just assumes that we know these things, but a reminder sometime during the previous class, not at the end when half the class is already gone, would've been helpful

- The final copy of my English paper is due the same day as my Film proposal and biblography; haven't even started the paper (though I have an idea of what I'll write)

- I'm pretty sure my American History essays are due tomorrow, but I don't know for sure because I left the rubric at home

- I haven't started my American History term paper yet (not even research), I've had the assignment since the end of February and it's due next Thursday

- My career project for Human Relations class is also due that day; haven't even looked at it since it was assigned

- And I don't know if I'll be able to complete all these things without a) skipping at least a few classes, b) taking a severe hit to my grades, and c) suffering a complete mental breakdown

DEAR END OF APRIL, WHY CAN'T YOU COME SOONER?
pretty_cynical: (THIRTYROCK. what the what.)
School continues to frustrate me - I have a topic proposal for English due on Monday, despite the fact that I just turned in the final copy of my second paper on Wednesday and I have only a vague idea of what I want to do this paper on; I took a quiz in English when I was given no indication of the professor giving any type of quiz (or any other type of work beyond writing research papers, WHICH IS WHAT THE CLASS IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT); and I'm pretty sure that I failed my Human Relations test, because I thought it was next week instead of yesterday.

However, I've aced my last two American History tests without taking a single note, making me believe I might have an A in the class; and I can register for Grand Valley classes in a little over a week. I'M SO CLOSE TO BEING FREE, YOU GUYS.

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Weekly Television Round-Up. )

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Another busy weekend; Monica's Confirmation is on Saturday, and my aunt&uncle&fivecousins (her godparents) from Omaha are coming into town, and we've got several get-togethers planned. I don't have school today, so I'm going to the mall in Ann Arbor with Grandma while Mommy does things at the hospital. And tonight I'm going to a church play that my cousins are in. So I'll have to find a little time somewhere to have to myself to do some homework. I got a few-days extension on my [livejournal.com profile] inrevelations story, which is both good and bad, because I haven't had time to go through and edit or type it up, but with this English paper I have to write, I might put it off until the last minute, which is never good. Hopefully I'll have enough time.
pretty_cynical: (ACT.  love to get to know you.)
I woke up this morning around 7:30 to Dad yelling at me, nearly in tears because no one told me that I was coming into school early. There's nothing I hate more than my parents just assuming I know I have to go in early. Luckily, I put my backpack together last night and had an outfit together, so it only took me a few minutes to get ready, but I hadn't eaten breakfast or gotten a snack to take to school, so I was still rushing around. Dad ended up coming back to get me after taking Monica, which I was incredibly thankful for. But I could have used the extra half-hour of sleep - I've been incredibly tired these past few days.

I was pleased to find out when I turned on the TV this morning that I was not alone in being woken up earlier than I wanted to be - David Gregory had to get up early to fill in for Matt Lauer on The Today Show, and I was excited to see him. Also, it's supposed to rain today, so that makes me feel a little bit better despite my rough start this morning.

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English 102 drama continues! )

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I took my Film midterm today! It was super-super easy, and I'm pretty confident I've got an A in the class so far. Due to this awesomeness, I present you with the Away We Go trailer (HALLO THAR ALLISON JANNEY, I DID NOT KNOW YOU WERE IN THIS MOVIE) and as an addendum to my previous post, the bloopers to Monsters Inc. HILARIOUS.

I'll do a TV review post later, as this one is getting long, and I haven't totally gathered my thoughts. In short: SUCKY.
pretty_cynical: (AMERICANIDOL. you're not the one for me.)
My English class seems to piss me off more and more each day. Today I found out the rough draft of my paper - the one on how realistic The West Wing is (which got totally ripped apart by the professor, who called it "not relevant" because The West Wing has been off the air for nearly three years and he doesn't think I have enough sources) is due Monday, the same day as my journalistic review for Film AND my take home exam and essay for Anthropology. I haven't started any of it. Seriously, all this writing has turned me off to becoming a writer.

And it turns out that those stupid little essays I have to read and summarize are worth 30 points each, and I haven't done any of them so far, since a) they're stupid and totally not relevant to what the whole class is about, and b) I'm too busy writing papers for the class PLUS papers for my other classes, and I just don't have the time. So I'm practically failing the class right now, even though I don't know my exact grade. I can only assume these things. Ngh.

Although I did get to bitch about the class with a student, which was really nice to let out some of my frustruations and let me know that I am not the only one who finds the professor to be not a very good teacher. Only a few more weeks, I tell myself, then I will be done with the class (and the stupid college) FOREVER.

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American Idol's Top 13 )

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Grandma sent me another check, so I bought things! The West Wing Script Book for Seasons 1&2 (I already have the one for Seasons 3&4, and have been looking for the first one for years), a lined paper Moleskine (which should hopefully motivate me to write more) and black Converses. I'm also debating whether or not to get this shirt, and in what color. Thoughts?

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I've been so busy the past few weeks that I haven't even thought about my [livejournal.com profile] inrevelations assignment, let alone what I'm going to write. I'm going through a serious bout of creative writer's block, yo. Help me out.
pretty_cynical: (NUMB3RS. working girl.)
me bitching about English 102. )

On top of that all writing, I have something essay related in nearly all of my other classes - two in American History (with thesis statements that are already half-done for me!), one on editing/the movie Traffic for Film, and an essay that's part of my take-home exam (and possibly the required project) for Anthropology. I just wish it was the end of April already so I could leave this stupid community college and move on to the next phase of college.

Oh, and the USB cable for my iPod is nowhere to be found, so I can't put new music on it right now.
pretty_cynical: (WESTWING. white house barbie.)
My English class can seriously go DIAF. Like, we haven't really done anything for the first few weeks (or discussed things that I already knew, given that I went to high school and took four years of English), and then this week, BAM! Research proposal due today, rough draft due next Wednesday, final draft due a week after that. On what, you ask? WHATEVER THE FRAK WE WANT. Which, in someways may seem like a good thing, but when you have to do a research assignment that requires numerous (and varied) sources, it sucks. I planned on doing something television related, but I can't think of anything substantial. I couldn't even come up with a decent sounding research proposal, so I didn't even do it and skipped class. I'm just upset that the professor doesn't even give us any guidance as to where to go with the paper. Seriously, how I am I going to learn how to write a good research paper if the professor doesn't teach me?

And I still have to do my Film paper on Mystic River this weekend. Great.

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I have lots of TV to catch up on - I chose watching American Idol/taking a shower over Criminal Minds, CSI:NY wasn't really worth it (despite reading a spoiler earlier yesterday afternoon saying there would be something major) and 24 hasn't gotten any better. I still have last weeks House and yesterdays Lost to watch as well. This whole "basic cable with no DVR and being forced to watch most stuff online" really sucks. I wish I had my laptop so I could watch these things in bed.

However, I am working on marathoning season 6 of The West Wing - I watched the first two episodes on TV and the rest (six so far) online, usually one a day, more if I have the time. Although I'm about 3 episodes behind Bravo, so I'm trying to catch up as best I can so I can watch episodes on TV on Fridays since I'm home. I've forgotten how much joy this show brought me, even if it does suck at times.

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I think I'm going to have to miss The Office and 30 Rock tonight, as much as I don't want to. I'm going to Grand Valley tomorrow morning for a transfer orientation and since it takes three hours to get from my house to there, I have to get up way earlier than usual, so I have to go to bed earlier. Also, it is Mommy's birthday today (the big 5-0!), so we might be doing stuff for that as well. At least I can watch them online, and it'll give my something to look forward to when I get home.

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The weather yesterday was my favorite kind: rainy and spring-like. Now it's cold again and I miss it.

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