Thursday, September 21, 2006

Waking up & Weekly Humilation #2

I went to sleep at 2:30 this morning, stressed about school and feeling bad about my impending failure at MBA school....guess what time I woke up???

6:30am, not by my choice!!! The stupid girl in the room next to mine, set her alarm clock for 6:30am but this genius wasn't there - so the alarm kept ringing and ringing and ringing and ringing - argh!!! I went down to the housing office to see what they could do, the two kids at the front desk with their smiling faces and joivial moods told me with positivism exhuding from the, "sorry nothing we can do." Kill me now. I decided sleep was to be had and got up. Finally this dimwit's friend, who lives down the hall, came around, messed with the door and picking the lock and got it turned off an hour later - when I was dressed and ready to go.

What a great way to start my day. Sigh.

Weekly Humiliation
Accounting Class has now become the bane of my existence...if ever I questioned my mental capabilities, I.Q., its in this place. I seriously wonder if maybe I'm borderline mentally retarded??? Maybe that is why I'm having such a hard time in this freaking class.

Yesterday, I failed to bring my two annual reports to class (cause I thought we wouldn't be using them) and the teacher pointed it out. Great, nice. Plus I barely passed the class's daily quiz, so I'm averaging a "C," which I'm sure reconfirm's the teacher's opinion of me being a nitwit and to which I'm unexperienced at dealing with.

Ramadan Mubarak btw...starts on Friday or Saturday or Sunday, depending on where you live. May the blessings of this month be yours to enjoy throughout the year.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Weekly Humilation

To make my miserable situation at VCU even better, it seems I've gotten into a terrible knack of humilating myself at least weekly in this place (lord another reason to get the he#@ out of here!!).

First week - my dorky pink backpack and mary janes, I looked like I was off to pre-school, great first impression.

Second week - My cell phone started ringing in Financial Accounting class, and I failed to turn it off, causing the teacher to reprimend me (I'm such an idiot!).

Third week - I try out for the Indian dance team and not only don't make it, but don't even make it to the second round! Great, so just danced in front of a bunch of strangers and it was crap!

Right, so I'm thinking of making this a weekly column, cause it seems inevitable that weekly at graduate school I will be embarrassing myself. Joy, something to look forward too...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cheney Revelation

I came into work this morning (my graduate assistant office) and heard on NPR that our auspicious Vice President, Dick Cheney, made a mistake about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq...gee you think?! I suppose I should be outraged, but I'm not. If you ask me, they (Cheney et al) knew all along that they were lying, we went to war for reasons that had nothing to do with terrorism and a lot more to do with money and vendettas.

However Cheney, Bush et al, are sticking to their guns, I like it - whenever you are wrong, keep on going, it reminds me of the person who will just drive down the unfinished road into the lake.

I think this all reeks of a lot of hubris (I hope I'm using that word in the right context). I don't know about you, but if it was me, and I had to make the decision that would send thousands of people to their death, I think I'd think long and hard about it, and really REALLY confirm my sources. What a big fat mess this administration has made - why are they not being held accountable?!

Some thoughts on all of this by people more highly educated than moi (and let me tell you there is nothing like going back to graduate school to make you feel completely stupid!).

David Corn - superbly intelligent, with resources and reasoning to every argument.

Taylor Marsh says it with humor

and of course my gal Molly!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Thanks for your Support

Again just want to thank you guys so much for your support, its so nice to have people, who have never meet me before, sending me such positive thoughts. I tell you I wasn't a firm believer of those prayer circles before but I can see the appeal now. When one feels so alone it is beyond comforting to know there are others out there who care.

Royalty News

Big news for Japan's royal family - the crown princess had a baby boy, the first heir in 40 years! I saw it on the Yahoo webpage as I was trolling for some introductory info on a company I'm researching for my international business class.

Also, what is up with the Wall Street Journal, they won't even let you read them online without subscribing, hey I'm a student here, can't afford your newspaper! Sheesh.