simplyn2deep: (Hawaii Five 0::Steve::uniform)
Trying to do this update after drinking 2 glasses of wine. things are sort of fuzzy lol

I could get used to being done with school by noon. that was so great.

The initials of the instructor for my first class is PMS. He pointed that out like right away. Didn't cover much as it was the first day. We were in there for maybe 30-40 mins.

Had a short break between classes. 15-30 mins.

second class was with the same instructor I had Monday/Wednesday afternoon. So that was a lot of the same repeated get to know you stuff. I decided I really don't like this instructor. He's a bit harsh in the way he talks (outside of the lecture, but will get to that later)

Once class was finished, went to buy my books. sadly, only 1 of 2 were available, so the other one I had to order online.

When I finished that, I took the long way home, went into Compton, bumped into a couple of people from the courthouse, got lunch, went home, then went to pay my Lane Bryant bill. Paying the bill didn't happen, but I got a manicure and my eyebrows waxed before getting home for good.

Then today...first class went by pretty fast. a lot of the stuff talked about, I had covered in my paralegal classes. And who would have thought it...doing the homework helped make the class go by faster when it came to the lecture part. lol

Had a 3 hour break. got an early lunch, which should have been breakfast, but I didn't want breakfast. After I walked around campus, went to the computer and hung out there for about an hr, went to the library to read...and then I was going to get coffee to help keep me awake, but the line was too long...and I was running out of time to get to class.

second class we had a lecture. this was the instructor from yesterday that I don't like. As long as he sticks to giving the lecture, I'm okay with him. The plus is that he said class will only be an hour - 1230-130. the class is scheduled for 1230-145 but he said the material is set up that it's taught in an hour and if he goes the full schedule, that come the last few weeks of class, he'd be BS'ing because there wouldn't be enough stuff to cover to fill an hour.

So class ended, I got a pedicure, then came home. Screwed around on the internet, watched Goldfinger, played some games on my cell, and now I'm going to bed.

goodnight!
simplyn2deep: (Default)
My money came through. I was able to get my books. I almost bought a Samsung tablet. I'm going to wait until I get the books for my last 2 classes b4 I buy the "fun stuff for me".

Class One: Concepts of Criminal Law
Seems like a pretty easy class. 3 exams (all multiple choice and open book), a term project and optional extra credit. I was able to get 2 of my 3 required books. The third one I ordered online because they were out in the bookstore. Thankfully I won't need it until the test in about 5 weeks, but I was told (by the bookstore manager) that the book would be in by the end of the week. Already have my first assignment (that I've been working on in between my mom calling my name to ask me about my classes) and it's due Wednesday. It's 12 pages of reading material peppered with questions to answer (the answered questions are the homework). Wednesday the actual lecture starts were we take notes in the workbook (that we do our homework in).

The class is only 45 mins, more or less, but we can't leave for any reason. No bathroom breaks, no phone call breaks. No leaving the class unless it's an emergency and everyone in the building is leaving. If you do leave out (to answer the phone or use the bathroom, take all your stuff with you, don't come back...oh and you get marked absent!

Class Two: Criminal Evidence Law
The instructor is something else! Half way through class he starts cursing as he's talking and in my head I'm like "wtf?!" He's also a bit harsh. He said no cell phones on, which is pretty much a rule in all classes, and he was like "I don't care if it's the daycare calling to say that your kid is sick/dying. Let them. Everyone dies anyways." and that's when a lot of the cursing started. He said that if the phone rings and you HAVE to take the call, take all your stuff with you and don't come back to class...and you get marked absent!

I like the instructors from both classes for different reasons. The classes overall seem really easy to follow and pass. You just have to come to class and pay attention.

Tomorrow is 2 more classes but I should hopefully be home earlier...oh wait, I have to pay my Lane Bryant bill, so I'll probably get home about the same time (3:45 pm)
simplyn2deep: (Default)
I've got 30 mins until my next class and the wait is killing me! LOL

I'll give more of an update when i get home bc i dont want to drain my cell phone battery for a 2nd time today before i get home.

Mildly worried about when my grant money will be put in my account to buy my books. they said with direct deposit its the first day of class - today- but so far nothing. I already have 1 assignment due Wednesday and cant do it without book. hopefully the money will be there tonight so tomorrow i can buy my books!

until later! i need to get to class!
simplyn2deep: (Hawaii Five 0::Danny::walking surf board)
so...I got 4 of 5 classes. that elusive math class wouldn't add. I'll need to make an appt & talk with my counselor about it. It's stupid because my transcripts say I can take Intermediate Algebra, but the scheduling system won't let me add it. I won't be add it for Fall 2013, but if I get it sorted NOW I can hopefully take it Spring 2014.

My Official Schedule
Monday/Wednesday
8-915am Concepts of Criminal Law
1230pm-145pm Criminal Evidence

Tuesday/Thursday
8-915am Introduction to Administration of Justice
930-1045am Criminal Procedures

Looks like I'll be leaving an hour earlier in the mornings than I do now. No big deal. I just won't be able to press snooze on my alarm for that extra hour of sleep I'm able to get now. Like I said, no big deal. Wake up @ 6am, put the coffee on (if it wasn't done the night before), eat, dress and leave at 7am.

On Monday/Wednesday, I have that lovely 3 hr and 15 minute gap. Excellent time for reading, writing, lunch, catching up on homework. Public transportation around campus isn't all that great - I think 2 buses run once an hour and 2 other buses run every 30 minutes. I'll be able to better gauge once I look up the schedules.

On Tuesday/Thursday, I'm done by 11 am, but I think I will stick to campus at least until 2 pm as to not deal with any drama from my dad about needing to find a job or whatever (yes, I think this will still happen even with me going to school)

Classes came to like $588, but my total out of pocket fees are $29. That's $19 for the Health Fee and $10 for the Cerritos College Student Association fee. I have 7 days to pay or they drop my classes. UGH going to have to pay it Monday as bills wiped me out for this week. I should have anticipated that, but I thought the fee waiver covering my classes was also going to cover those 2 fees. I get my Pell Grant money ON August 19 (Monday), so after class on August 20 I can buy my books if I'm not able to buy them the day before.

I'm excited for it to be August 19 already!
simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::brood)
We've been back to the apartment for 4 months & 10 days and I'm slowly trying to get my room back to "normal". Mostly I'm doing it so I can get out of the expensive storage unit and to a lesser expensive unit (from $124/month to $80/month), but I need to bring the stuff I'm absolutely going to have in my room back to my room and everything else will be moved to a smaller unit.

Friday I brought home 4 boxes of book. I went through 2 of the boxes and shelved 50 books (I had 5 on my shelf that I got from Christmas)! Today I opened another box and shelved another 20 books. I still have 1 more box to go through...plus another 8 or so boxes in storage. Yeah. I have my own library and it might be growing again soon lol

I also need to go through my DVDs. I got a few for Christmas and I need to shelve them properly (in alphabetical order) so I can find them easily.

In other news...yesterday morning I went to a graduation. My adopted sister, the girl I used to babysit, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Being at her graduation made me want to re-visit the idea of going back to school for my Bachelor's Degree, but I can't narrow down what I want my major to be in. I go from Criminal Justice to Law (heading towards law school)...to...I don't know what else I'm interested in that would be worth spending more money I don't have to get a degree I won't be able to use. But I really miss being back in school. It's almost kind of sad.

eta: possible major: Public Administration w/concentrations in either Administrative Management, Criminal Justice Administration, Nonprofit Management, or Public Personnel Administration
simplyn2deep: (iRead)
I was checking my shopping email address and there was a notification from amazon about 666 Park Avenue. So I click on it and it's a sale on the book. That makes sense because of the TV show. It was like $9 or something so I thought what the hell and bought it. Then I saw there's a sequel, The Dark Glamour, so I bought that as well, and on January 2, a third book, The Lost Soul, is going to be released (I pre-ordered it). I have some reading for while I'm at my sister's (though I'm going to be working on my big bang fics mostly)

In other news, I have a deadline for when my room needs to be completely packed. Last night my dad said I needed to plan to have my room empty by November 7th. Okay, I can do that. So long as there's space in storage for me to put everything.

Book Meme

Sep. 20th, 2012 08:09 am
simplyn2deep: (iRead)
Taken from alba17alba17

"It's international book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your post."

"So you can't live in Manhattan?" she asked.


This is probably my 3rd time trying to get through this book. I really enjoy it, and the other books the author has written, but I just lose interest so fast that I only get between chapters 11 and 19 before I stop reading.
simplyn2deep: (iRead)
suddenly the book on my shelf aren't as interesting as they were when I bought them. This isn't good. It was a waste of money to buy them years ago and I still haven't read them.

I've already picked up and put back 3 books.

going in for #4 lol

But so far on my suggestion list (to least read up on and decide if I want to read it) are:

suggested by fabulousweapon
The Princess Bride - William Goldman
Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher
All Over But the Shoutin' - Rick Bragg
Angel of Vengence - Trevor Munson
Bossypants - Tina Fey
Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory McGuire
Game of Thrones - George Martin

suggested by dontelltheelf
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

Also, every book I come across my mind automatically shifts to H50. OMG what is my problem!?
simplyn2deep: (iRead)
A-Z of Books

[personal profile] shanachie_quill is reading a book for every letter of the alphabet and I thought that was a neat idea...and possibly easier (for me) than trying to read 50 books in the year (tried that, as well as 15,000 pages and didn't succeed)

LET THE READING BEGIN!

A--
B--
C--
D--
E--
F--
G--
H--
I--
J--
K--
L--
M--
N--
O--
P--
Q--
R--Red Pyramid, The by Rick Riordan
S--
T--
U--
V--
W--
X--
Y--
Z--Zapped by Carol Higgins Clark



If you have any suggestions of books I should read, let me know!

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