Tag: Texas A&M University
This semester is going very quickly. I graduate in May. I’m not ready for this, but at the same time I can’t wait. The career fair was very depressing today. Not much opportunity at this very moment. I just keep relying on God to provide for me, it’s all I can do. This semester I have had to most reading of all of my college years. I’m just barely keeping up. I have a few more tests in the next two weeks. If all goes well this semester, I should graduate Summa Cum Laude; that will be exciting!
Here’s a quick summary of what is going on: summer school at Blinn is done, grades will be transferred on Thursday the 7th, soon after that I can apply for my Aggie Ring (Whoop!), August 6th-22nd I will be working 8am-5pm, and August 25th the fall semester of my senior year at Texas A&M begins.
I am so glad to be finished with English and speech classes. They were some of the most difficult and challenging courses I’ve taken. Grades should be post by the end of this week.
I can apply for my Aggie Ring as soon as the credits get transferred to Texas A&M. Once ordered, I will receive it in November. I am taking 15 hours this fall, and my parents agreed to purchase a sports pass this year, so I plan on going to as many games as possible.
Today, tropical storm Edouard came though town; I’ve seen more water come out of a sprinkler system. I was very disappointed; I wanted a drenching thunderstorm.
I think I am going to redesign my blog this month, before school starts up. But don’t hold me to it. Trying to do things when working 40 hours per week is not always as easy as it seems. I like when school is in session, because I feel like I get more done.
Synopsis of my grades for the last semester of junior year.
If you’ve read the sidebar, you should be aware that I’m a junior at Texas A&M University. TAMU is full of traditions. Greeting passersby with a “howdy” is one of the most recognizable traditions practiced on- and off-campus. Every year there is a cyclical decline of the use of “howdy.” High in August and decline through December. There is a low spike in January, then it declines to it’s lowest in May. I’ve notice over the pass three years an overall decline in “howdy’s” use.
I attribute the iPod as a leading reason for the decline in “howdy’s” that I hear. The popularity of the Apple iPod and other mp3 players lead to people wearing headphones to and from class on campus. Listening to music, Aggies are less likely to spout a brief “howdy” to the person walk by, and if you walk by someone wearing headphones/earbuds you are less likely to say “howdy,” as not to disturb them.
This is a sad trend here in Aggieland. I hope the new classes admitted will push to bring back “howdy” to the levels it once was. I’ll do my part and say “howdy” to everyone I pass.
Today didn’t start out so nice, but quickly improved! I woke up early (negative) and went to class. The class turned out to be cancel and replaced with an online lecture, but the professor felt bad because a couple of us came, so she gave the lecture in person anyway (positive). After that class, I walked to my bank to find out if I was going to need to apply for another debit card when my current one expires; I don’t, another is sent in the mail to me before the old one dies (positive). I had an hour and a half until my next class, so I decided to walk from my bank to Wehner, probably about a mile, along University Dr. (positive). It was very interesting, I don’t know why, but I felt a sense of adventure and exploration. When I arrive at Wehner I still had an hour left, so I got a Blue Bell ice cream sandwich, the cookies ‘n cream kind, and a Starbucks iced coffee (positive). The total was less than $5 (positive). Next, I had class with a few friends (positive). After that class, I had Marketing class. At first I thought it was going to be as boring as it normally is, but today we discussed some of the marketing campaigns Texas A&M University is using and came up with ways to improve or add to them (big positive). It was a lot of fun in my discussion session today.
At work, I was able to complete or, at least, send several ISER’s on their way (positive). After 5 PM, I worked on a project to upgrade all of the PC’s in one department to Office 2003. This involved uninstalling Office 2000, installing Office 2003, and running an audit program that scans the PC for software. All of the PC’s except one were updated and most PC’s had successful audits (moderate positive). I’ve almost completed that project task (positive, I really like completing things, it gives me a sense of accomplishment). So, I was able to leave work at 8:30 PM (moderate negative, it could have been later), totaling a little more than 22 hours for this week (positive).
I made it home in time for Battlestar Galactica and I will watch Battle 360° when it repeats at 1 AM (positive). When I checked my email, I discovered that I might be getting a second job as a web designer from my former boss (major positive)! This has really got me excited!
Later this evening, I’m going to take a hot shower (positive) and go to sleep for close to 11 hours (big positive). I hope everyone had and will have an excellent day!
Well, the grades are in. I managed to sneak in another 4.0! I was really worried about my Accounting class, but I did really well on the final so it bumped up my class grade! I’m so relieved! Now, I can relax until the 15th of January.