Sunday, February 28, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I hope that no one has the non-motivational problem that I have. If you do how do you get through it?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Snow days are a great thing especially when you don’t do your homework. Or if you need extra time to study for something. Don’t get me wrong I don’t do either on snow days. Well except for this one exception. But my snow days are filled with me doing a bunch of nothing and a lot of eating. If I were the student that I should be then I would take the extra time to do something school related.
Something that I do wonder about is what instructors do on their day off. Do they go out in the snow and play. I mean I guess if they have kids they might. What about those who don’t have kids. Well I’m sure that they find something to do to keep entertained. Maybe they just sleep all day like some of their students. I would, at the same time though I’m not a teacher. That’s just a random thought that I have had especially since this school year is the most snow days I had since middle school. My high school didn’t close ever so most my teachers were happy that they get to punish us and its cold outside. But that is not like that in college they close campus in the middle of the day.
The only problem that I have with snow days is that they sometimes come at a late time. For example this past Monday I had to get up and drive to Newark from Columbus and it was cold as hell outside. Then when im there I go to one class and stay up there all day, until 2:30, then found out that campus was closing at three. Don’t get me wrong I was thrilled when I found out. I almost proposed to the woman who told me even though I didn’t know her. But the director of the campus knew that it was to snow a whole lot and yet and still let people come to the campus. The drive home was horrible the traffic was bad and the roads weren’t even visible.
Monday, February 8, 2010
The reason why I talk about this is because of the saying “ you are who you hang with” or something of that nature. I can`t agree with this completely because I have a good group of friends. But I am lazy and I know people who will not do anything unless they have their school work done. I cant do that because I easily get distracted and find other things so that I have a reason to not do homework. This is bad because I need to get my grades together I cannot afford to fuck up any more.
This is my blog because that quote is saying a lot about some people or very little about others. That makes me wonder if I decided to hang out with people who didn’t do anything would I look at them and then decide to do my homework? At the same time the people that I surround myself with do think in a similar way as I do. Maybe I don’t hang out with enough people that are serious about school.
Another scenario is this one chick that I knew. She hung out with a bunch of smart people that really cared about her and wanted her to do real well. The sad thing is even though she had this strong group of friends she managed to drop out of high school. She then got her G.E.D and then dropped out of college twice. Eventually she started hanging out with people who didn’t care about school as much as she didn’t but in the end I don’t think who you hang out with that determines who you are its what you do with your life.
Monday, February 1, 2010
This blog will be about the expenses of college life. First of all the main expense is the college tuition. That is the problem with plenty of people that I know because sometimes financial aid doesn’t always help. In my case my mom had to take out a loan to pay for my first year. This was a problem because my mom said I had to pay back the loan. This is going to be a problem because I don’t know what my financial situation will be like when I graduate from college. Also next year I have to take out another loan in my name because my mom doesn’t want to take anymore loans.
An expense is friends. Friends are very expensive because hanging out isn’t always free. Sometimes you may feel like you want to go out and do something like go out to eat. Going out to eat is very expensive unless you going to McDonalds. Nobody wants to go out to McDonalds on the weekends. On the weekends people want to go out to the movies, the clubs, or something else that cost a lot. Going to college means that all your money will be spent on food at the college. This is a problem because college food is expensive and sometimes not even that good.
Books are also an expense. The books in college are not cheap. Even the used books are expensive. Even though you can turn in the books at the end of the year this doesn’t help your case at the beginning of the year. The worst part is that you don’t even get all your money back. This is a problem for me because I need as much money as I can possibly get. Like some other students I don’t work during the school year so my money disappears pretty fast if I don’t save like I should.
An expense that I would like to talk about is apartment living. No I don’t live in an apartment myself, but I have heard that, that can be hectic also. Rent being due can be a big problem especially if you had to spend money on food. A few people I know tell me that they have to go to their parent’s house a lot because they don’t always have the money to financially support themselves. This poses a problem for me because I eventually want to move out and I really don’t want to stay in dorms. It doesn’t seem like an experience that I really want.