Friday, March 16, 2007

I think I have recovered from China, I slept all night and feel normal today...  I came home with 1 day to study for a midterm in a class where the teacher really does not do well with teaching.  I have no doubt he knows his stuff in general but teaching should not be his career move.  Sometime today I need to write him an e-mail with some of my complaints with his teaching style, the number one complaint is that he doesn't ever seem to know what he is going to do in class and for the first hour he fumbles around, eventually saying something on topic.  Sometimes he goes into long and even reasonably interesting explanations of stuff to then say 'that has nothing to do with this class' I want to point out that we are each paying over $2000 for the class and we expect to learn something.


Wednsday night consisted of me cramming because he really didn't say what to study and Lars went to WalMart to get me a new graphing calculator because his from college died.  It died due to serious neglect, the poor screen only would display random digits.  He can't bring himself to throw it out though, it took him through high school and an engineering degree.  Anyway, yesterday I had to find time to do the homework assigned and to catch up with all my work from when I was gone.  Luckily I had decent internet so I took care of the majority of my e-mail from there but there are some things that just need to be handled with a phone call.


Today is St Patrick's Day and I am from a very Irish family that never particularly celebrated therefore I really don't have a tradition in my head.  Work is having a green clothing competition so I'm wearing 3 green t-shirts, green cargo pants and for the official counting I had a ribbon in my hair, a hat, a scarf, a sweat shirt, and my coat but I think another guy beat me, I'll have to wait for the end of the day.  The price is a $40 gift card so that was worth wearing a bunch of green.  


This weekend I have no real plans.  Lars says he wants to play video games (big surprise) and I think I'll start and possibly finish garb for coronation.  I also have 11 new DVD's from China to watch and all my China pictures to post.  


Anyone else have good plans for the weekend?


Liz said...

I'm going to the Farmer's Market in downtown St. Paul on Saturday, and possibly stay around for the parade. I'm not Irish (that I know of) so it's not a huge holiday for me, and it's not like I need an excuse to enjoy a pint of Guiness. P gets back from Gulf Wars Sunday so I am excited to hear all about his trip.

Merouda said...

We have a St. patrick's dinner every year, although this year it's all been rather lackidasially arranged. We are not Irish, although with the red hair and green eyes, I've been accused of it many times, but we totally love corned beef and cabbage, and any excuse for a get together is a good thing. ;-)