Thursday, January 13, 2011

Back to School

The semester has now officially started, even though I've had a week off thanks to the snowpocolypse.  My schedule this semester is nothing less than brutal.  I know it's not the best idea to be taking 17 hours, but by doing it now I'm reducing the number of hours I have to take later when my classes will be much harder.  I somehow managed to get all of my classes on Tuesday and Thursday so I still have most of the week to work and Meg and I both have Fridays off to spend with the babies when they get here.  My classes start at 8:00 am and go to 6:45 pm both days.  I have Spanish 3, Chemistry 2, Biology 2, American Lit II, followed by either Chemistry or Biology lab (Chem on Tues and Bio on Thurs) and Linguistics rounds things out as the last class of the day.  It's going to be tough and I have to make an A in all 7 classes, but I welcome the challenge and am honestly excited about what I'll learn.

This snow is getting on my damn nerves.  I managed to leave the apartment complex yesterday but not without some trouble.  The roads outside are fine, but there's still ice an inch thick on a steep hill leading out of here and more on the turn into where our building is.  It took some tricky driving to get through it but I'll be much happier once it's all gone.  Meg has to go to school today because Athens decided to stay open.  I don't have school today so I'm gonna drive her out of the apartment and then meet her at the entrance to get her back in.  Not because she's not capable, but if anyone is going to wreck the Sonata I would much rather it be me.

I can't decide whether I want to start sharing my posts on Facebook...I don't feel like there's any information that is too private, I just can't decide if anyone else would actually be interested.

I made some awesome buscuits last week, I'll post a pic in a little bit.

It's amazing how little work I've done this week.  I just feel trapped, lazy, and ultimately frustrated.  I've been going stir crazy the last couple of days but that has only served to remind me of the fact that I've been going stir crazy for a while now.  I really hate my job and am ready to put that line of work behind me.  I know I shouldn't wish my life away but I'm also ready to be in medical school already.  I want a change and I want to move.  Emory has always been at the top of the list because it's in Atlanta but at times I find myself secretly hoping I get offered a scholarship to Yale or somewhere far away so I can get out of this god forsaken state for a little while.  I hate the people down here and I'm beyond tired of living in a place where people have no respect for ideas even slightly different from their own.  I desperately hope that the recent shooting in Arizona serves to change the tone a little bit, especially from people in the Tea Party.  I'm not saying they shouldn't be concerned for our country, but the hateful speech coming from the far right lately makes me sick (the far right, not republicans in general).  It's not just politics but social issues as well.  Are gay people really that insulting to southerners?  Why is it that non christians and athiests can get married but gays can't?  Are you really gonna tell me that the 12 million illegal aliens in the US should be removed?  Shouldn't we take some responsibility for creating the conditions that allowed them to come here and stay illegally?

That's my rant...I'm done. 

Random thoughts: my back hurts...a lot, why are my Christmas trees still up, I love my UGA snuggie, I have had excess gas the last few days...poor Megan, I hate snow, I smell really good right now, I hope I keep up with the blogging.

Thanks for letting me share.  I love all of you.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

UGA Bound! (Hopefully)

I have officially sent in my UGA application! Now I just get to play the waiting game to see if they'll accept me. I'm honestly really nervous about this whole thing. If I don't get accepted it will put all of my plans on indefinite hold until I can get in. Honestly I'm probably setting myself up for it by trying to plan the next 3 years of my life (I already have my schedule tentatively planned for all my time at UGA). If I do get in, it will be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to go there.

On an untrelated note, I bought some lottery tickets today. I have a recurring dream where I win and I am able to dramatically alter the lives of my closest friends and family. Maybe it will come true one day, maybe not. I'm honestly not convinced it would actually enrich my life all that much.

Something happened the other day that signaled to me that someone I love is probably not very trustworthy. I'm not going to go into any more detail than that, but I was pretty upset to say the least. Oh well, such is life I guess.

Random thoughts: I still can't believe that I went to the Chick-Fil-a bowl for New Years, I'm nervous about school starting back Thursday, I'm excited about school starting back Thursday, Mark Richt better turn things around next year, chicken is gross but pork isn't much better, I really like my new haircut.

Much love to anyone who bothered reading this!