Saturday, September 27, 2014
Next semester, I'm going to cut down on the classes. Four is really too many at one time. I have two professors who like to substitute actual instruction with heaping on of homework. That doesn't teach anyone anything. You're so busy trying to rush through it, you don't absorb anything. With my other two classes, I'm not receiving any instruction at all. I'm basically paying the cost per credit hour to read a textbook. No more, no less. I hope studying closely will be enough to pass the finals, because I really don't want to have to retake any classes.
I wish I had something more exciting to say, but the reality is that these past six weeks have been a complete blur. Oh! I guess there is one exciting thing I can talk about. Last week marked the first leg of the writing workshop I've been giving on critical reading skills for writers. We have one more week to go. Everyone has been so pleasant and patient with me, especially when I was having tech issues. I'm eternally grateful for that. (And I'm hopeful these tech issues aren't a sign on what's to come for next month's Mercury retrograde!)
This afternoon, after I cleared out all my maths for the week, I planned to relax and lounge on the couch, but I ended up putting together a new storage shelf instead. It's the type that fits six bins. With the new shelf I'm able to get all my books up off the floor. I had them sitting in a basket across the room. So that's one thing I can scratch off my to-do list. Now if only I could have hubby build a linen closet, we'd be set.
That's all for now. I'm going to take a hot bubble bath and settle in to do some reading. American History. I have a quiz coming up. C'est la vie. Until next time, happy wishes! ♥♥♥
Monday, September 15, 2014
I'm late to the party! I just learned about the A Snog for Sommer tour. Authors are posting kissing scenes and excerpts, as well as giving away goodies in an effort to help support our writerly friend, Sommer Marsden. If you can spare a few dollars for the cause, please visit the SmutForGood.com.uk website. Every donation is appreciated!
Since I jumped in unprepared, I thought I'd take a different approach. Instead of excerpts, how about some facts about snogging...aka, kissing? Interested? Sure you are! ;o)
Here we go!
- Kissing relieves stress.
- The world's longest kiss lasted over two days!
- Most people tilt their head to the right when the kiss.
- A person who studies kissing is called an osculologist.
- Philematology is the study of kissing.
- Kissing for 60 seconds burns approximately two calories.
- A law in Indiana and Iowa prohibits men with mustaches from kissing women in public. Sorry, Burt Reynolds!
- According to Psychology Today, the average person spends about 20 thousand minutes of their life kissing
- 68% of people close their eyes while kissing.
Instead of drawing for a single prize for only one winner, I'm doing something a little different. From now until September 20th, I'm offering What She Doesn't Know for FREE at Smashwords. When you go to the page, it will show the regular price. Simply use the code PL65E (be sure to apply it!) at checkout for a 100% discount. What She Doesn't Know is a collection of short erotic stories, so please - readers 18 and older only.
Once more, in the spirit of the tour, please consider making a donation to help Sommer's family. You can find out all the details at SmutForGood.com.uk. ♥♥♥
Monday, September 01, 2014
|In the hall, writing, snapping pics, waiting|
for class to start.
Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.
I have so much to do this month, it's kind of scary. I have a workshop coming up on September 22nd at Savvy Authors. That same day I have a court date and a paper due. No pressure, right? At this point, if I'm going to have a complete mental breakdown, I'm going to have to schedule it first, because I just don't have time for it otherwise.
My birthday was on the 28th (August). I was so busy with classes, I kind of forgot about it until Mom called me to find out what day I wanted to get together with the family, and what I wanted to do about a cake. We settled on getting pizza, and hubby bought a strawberry ice cream cake, which was ridiculously yummy. I didn't want any kind of fuss, so we settled for a simple Saturday get together at my parents house. It went smooth as silk. I ate too much pizza and too much cake, and I had a great time doing it. Also, Dad wanted to read my English essay, which I told him was about him. It's true; it was. Our first essay assignment was about our musical influences, so I had to write about Dad and The Beach Boys. The essay took top marks in class, but what's better is that Dad liked it. He took it outside to read it, because he didn't want to cry in front of everyone. Bless him. He's so tenderhearted.
Speaking of school and essays and such, I'm doing okay in all my classes, although I think if I'd taken even one more course it would've been too much. The first two weeks were enough to make me regret ever thinking about going back to school. Two of my professors decided we needed to immediately write two papers each. So, four essays within the first two weeks of college. If I wasn't into that whole writing thing, that might've been the end of me right there. Instead, I soldiered through it. I made a to-do list and scratched off assignments as I completed them. It was hell for that full first week, but I've managed to get the time frame for each class under control. Juggling classes is a little easier to deal with now. Whew!
I've been writing in the mornings before class. I take pre-req math on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and because I have a one hour and ten minute commute, I have to leave home early to beat the traffic. That puts me on campus about thirty minutes before class starts, so I've been sitting in the little lounge under the entry stairs to write in the mornings. It's peaceful over there. Not a lot of talking. So far I've been able to knock out two chapters of VN. Not too shabby.
I haven't delved too much into college clubs and such, but since its so close to November, I'm wondering if anyone at Delta will be doing NaNo? Maybe a couple of students would want to gather at the on campus Subway or the common room across from admissions to do write-ins. Hmm. I might have to ask around about that. ♥♥♥