Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Rare Good Day...

It's been a pretty good day!

I don't say that much, I know, but today it's been the truth.  With daylight saving time, I've been waking up and getting around with plenty of time to have a morning before I have to be off to class, so I'm not having to rush around.  That, by itself, is awesome and puts me in an a better mood than might otherwise be the case. I'm not much of a breakfast person --unless you consider Diet Coke as breakfast?-- so I skipped breakfast in favor of checking my email, playing a few games of Tetris, and joining the MLA.  I even curled my hair and wore make-up.  Any day I bother to primp is either a really good day, and I feel like looking as good as I feel, or it's a really bad day and I'm trying to make myself feel better by looking good.

After a good morning, I was off to my 11am class with more than enough time to find parking and sit with my galpal Melanie between classes.  One of her supervisors, Ms. G, came out for a cigarette and we got to talking about my starting grad school in the spring.  We told her that I was wanting to apply for an assistantship for the fall,  as they're not generally offered mid-year, when she advised me that I should talk to Ms. N, who runs the writing center, and see if there was something available for spring.

I took it into consideration and was off to my 11am history class, which was just alright, not great like it normally is.  It just seemed like the prof wasn't really into it today.  Normally, I love listening to this particular professor talk.  He's good looking, dark hair and bright blue eyes, and has charisma in spades -- tiny little crush on said professor, I must say.  On any normal class day, the 50 minutes comes and goes in the blink of an eye,  but not so much today.  He just got married, or so I'm guessing by the shiny gold ring on his left hand, so that probably has him tired and distracted and who could blame him.  Anyway, after my 11am, I spend an hour with Melanie between classes.  She told me that she told Ms. N to be expecting me to discuss the spring assistantship, which was awesome of her because it softens the anxiety of having to approach someone I don't know.

After lunch I had Historical Geology and got my exam back.  I made an 82!  That's a B!  I was so happy to see a good grade on that exam, I really need to pass geology so that I can get the heck out of college.  Everything I have planned for spring is contingent upon my successfully graduating this semester.  Come hell or high water, I'm getting out of college!  Now all I have to do is try to make a decent grade on the next 3 geology exams, and the lab final, and I should pass.

After geology I went to the Humanities building to find Ms. N.  As it turns out, she remembered me from earlier in the semester when she met me at the writing center.  We spoke for a minute and she took my email address.  She's going to email me the application for the assistantship in the spring, but she said that if there were no assistantships available, she might be able to put me in a tutoring position!  So, it looks like I might have a job lined up for spring!  It will be contingent upon my application, writing samples, and the committee's willingness to hire me, but given all of that, at least there's a chance. I haven't gotten the application yet, so I'm a little worried that I may have omitted the dot between my first and last name in my school email address.  I'm going to give it a few days and then email her, just to make sure.

So, between my good grade on the geology exam and the chance at a job in the spring, I've been pretty darn happy all day long!  My afternoon has been no less great, though it's been somewhat lazy.  I need to be working on NaNoWriMo, which I'll do when I finish this entry.  I should also be reading for History of the South and studying for my Renaissance and Reformation test, which is Friday.  So, with all that said, I'm off to do all the stuff I should be doing this evening.  I only have one class tomorrow, so I have plenty of time to study for Friday's test and read for History of the South, but with all that to do, there'll be not time to catch up on NaNoWriMo if I fall behind again.  Well, I could use Friday to play catch up, but I'd rather not do that.

Yeah, rambling now, time to go.  Hope you're having as good a day as I am!