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January 6th, 2003 · 2 Comments

I don’t have to work until 4:00, so I figure now is as good a time as any to report on my first day back at school.

My first class was at 10:00, but since I had no idea when I was working today (the schedule wasn’t finished until Friday, and I didn’t work at all this week, and the desk was closed on Saturday, so I couldn’t call to find out), I figured I’d better come in at 9:00 just in case I was working. I wasn’t, but I read the newspaper and checked e-mail, etc., then met my roomie Jen to go to our first class– Intermediate Social Dance. It’s going to be fun, although our teacher is really big on technique, which is not something I’m really strong on. This could be a good thing or a bad thing. It’s either going to help me improve my technique, or I’m going to be awful at it and get bad grades. Oh well. It’s a dance class.

My 11:00 class is a religion class, Pearl of Great Price taught by Joseph Fielding McConkie (with a name like that, you’ve GOT to be Mormon), specifically. It’s going to be awesome. My brother’s in it, which is a new experience for me. We’ve never been in a college class together– other than University Chorale, with 300 other people. This class has about 40 in it, I would guess. So that’ll be interesting.

I work from 12:00 to 1:00, then head off to my Novel of Empire class, my Senior Course. I find this class to be extremely ironic. After having spent all my waking hours (and some of my not-waking hours) of the last four years in the JKHB (Jesse Knight Humanities Building), my culminating course is in the TNRB (Tanner Building, which houses the Marriot School of Management). Funny, huh? But the girl who sat next to me is a big Harry Potter fan, and one of her favorite books is Pride and Prejudice, so I know I’ll find friends, and the class will be very interesting with not too bad of a workload. Hooray!

I’ll be working again from 4 to 6, then it’s off to home. Tomorrow I have World Dance with Jen again at 9:00. I hope I like that class, although I think I will. It’ll be different, anyway. Then Jen and I march off together to Floral Design, which should be a blast. The book’s expensive, though– $107. Jen and I are going to share one. Devotional will be at 11:00, then I’m going to the Jane Austen in Context class with an Add Card in hand, hoping and praying. I’m going to make sure to mention that I’m a paid member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, that I’ve read Pride and Prejudice 200 times and the others at least 5 each (although it’s probably closer to 20 for Persuasion), that my domain name is taken from an Austen quote, that I frequent the Republic of Permberley, and that my future husband will not only be willing to watch the 5 hour P&P with me, he will probably already own a copy. Hopefully that will convince the professor that I’m serious about the class. :)

Wish me luck.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Leslie // Jan 6, 2003 at 6:01 pm

    Good luck! Also mention that this is your last semester and see if that helps.

  • 2 Eliz/Lou // Jan 7, 2003 at 6:24 am

    What in Heavens name did you pay $107 for a floral design book for? You got ripped! Damn girl, I could have dug thru my crap in the shed and found all my old design mags and work books straight from Teleflora and FTD! Plus I’ve had three semesters of floral design and I’m sure my texts are still around. I’ll start looking and see if the stuff survived the move. Now dance is another story. I use to climb up on the floral counter to decorate the coolers around the floral counter and hang ‘stuff’ from the grape-leaf vines. Had one of the general managers offer me money claiming that with all the tuleling and flowers I was holding I looked like an exotic dancer. Not! Of course this is the same gent. who told me if I fell off the ladder he wasn’t taking me to the hospital because I knew better than to stand on the top seat. Really he is a very nice man but our nursery could have been a poster child for sexual harassment. Not to mention OSHIA. If they saw what we use to do with the High-lows the fine would have been in the thousands. Have you ever seen Foot Loose? Remember the tractor chicken scene? We also use to surf with them but this is too long already and it’s suppose to be about you not me so I’ll say good bye.

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