Kelly Clarkson rocks!!
Check out her cover of
Walkin After Midnight.
Patsy Cline is still one of my favorite artists and
Video is no longer up.... if anyone knows where this can be located let me know!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

The summer, MS, and moi!

No, I really don't speak French..... unless you count french fries.

So has it really been nearly two months since my last post? Where has the time gone. Oh! I remember..... freakin' summer semester. I have done more work this semester than in the previous two combined. They are really trying to kill me. Well, not really. At least I don't think so.

Yes, summer semester has been that bad. The work load is back-breaking and mind-numbing (Already had a head start on that). The online classes are worse than regular ones. I'll be damned if I am going to do that next semester.

Speaking of next semester... assuming things go like they are supposed to, it will be my final one. Yay! Then I have the tremendous good fortune to start looking for a real job. I don't actually know which is worse at this point.

As tough as classes have been the weather has been ten times worse. here in glorious Southwest Georgia we have had the great luck of having an early run on high temperatures. Simply walking from the backdoor to the truck seems to sap my will to remain upright. Please note this is perhaps a 25 foot walk.

Yes. I said 25 feet.

For those few of you who do stop by you are very likely the grand prize winners of the MS lotto, like myself, so you understand what I am saying. If, by the grace of he-who-shall-not-be-named, you didn't win the lotto then you know someone who did. Ask them.

Walking across campus, as small as it is, can be daunting in the middle of the day. The heat, humidity, my right legs ever present desire to head off on its own, the bag of books on my shoulder, and the myriad of things running through what's left of my mind do tend to have me leaning hard to the right and having to work really hard to keep the ship from capsizing.

I ran in to a door the other day. Not hard but enough for me to look around and make sure no one was watching. I think I got lucky. Of course, with my vision being what it is anymore that 'tree' could have actually been a living being trying not to be seen noticing me. Who knows.

So, the world is still turning, there is still tension in the Middle East, and my MS is really getting the better of me this year. I will get through it (Like I really have a choice here) and do what I need to do. Now all I have to do is remember what I did with that paper that's due on Monday.

Anyone seen a 4 page essay on "Biometrics and the Modern Security Challenge"?

Damn. Thought not.

I am truly sorry that it has been so long since I posted. It has been hard going this semester and my focus is more there than anywhere else. I have got to get that GPA up from 3.46 to 3.5; maintain my Dean's List streak; Get ready for finals in two weeks.

Cya all after finals!!


PS: Would it be possible that we take the executives and the Board of Directors from BP and put them to work cleaning up the beaches? I bet if we did that they would have this problem solved in no time. Just a thought. How about public flogging? I really like that idea better. :)


Webster said...

I like the idea of beach clean-up work parties for the BP execs. Daily work parties. No days off. No overtime.

As for your biometrics paper, I googled the title of it and got several hits that may give you fodder. OR not. I don't even know what biometrics means!

Do you have a cooling vest? If not, consider getting one, possibly for free from the MS Society, or the MS Foundation, or MSAA. They really do help.

Congrats on sticking with it at school. Best to you.

Have Myelin? said...

I'm following Webster around confirming her suggestion that cooling vests are the way to go.

AND they make you look like Indiana Jones! COOOOOOL....

Biometrics security? I didn't do anything...really.

Glad to see you are still up and at 'em. =)