When closing a program that won’t respond…
“Program is not responding”
Us: FINE. I’ll close you down. Show you who is in charge.
Us: CLOSE DOWN. YOU BITCH.
Us: That is it. I’M BRINGING OUT THE TASK MANAGER.
true facts :3
I’m a little nervous…
So, I took my old laptop and my external hard drive in to the shop, to get them repaired, or at least see how much it’d take to get them repaired. Turns out the external hard drive is slowly dying. The files show up, but they all say that there 0 bytes, and sometimes you can view them, and sometimes you can’t. Now and then the hard drive will work five, but there are times when for no apparent reason, it just doesn’t work. As for the old laptop? The logic board is going out, which in Macs, works as the motherboard. They said they can transfer the files on it to another mac.
…so I’ll be dropping this (my new laptop) off after chemistry -..- hence the nerves. It’s going to take them quite some time to transfer the files. I know this because I left my stuff with them a week ago and they’re just getting things resolved. But that’s neither here or there. So, I don’t really know when I’ll be getting this laptop back. Luckily, my desktop seems to be working great /crosses fingers.
I’m also really nervous about the external drive. I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when the lady told me that they could send the device to another place that was able to get data off of drives that were totally dead, but those places charged by the amount of data recovered from the device. She said she estimated that with amount of stuff on that drive, it’d cost around $1,000 O..O’ that’s about $950 more than I have. Knowing that the data’s there and I can get at it from time to time… I suppose the only thing I can do is keep what I have off till I can afford to replace it and then just cut and paste all the data that I can whenever I can. At the rate I’m going, it’ll be quite a while though -..-
So that’s where I am now… And now for something completely different: My Chemistry teacher decided that we’d take today to celebrate Pi as well as Mole day. So she asked us to bring pies today :3 I made a no-bake pie, by crushing up Oreos for the base, making chocolate pudding to go over that, whipped cream over that and more crushed Oreos over that. I can’t wait to see what everyone else is bringing :) Actually looking forward to Chem today.
And now, I have to go. Later :3
NAC - The First Day
First day of college was today. I think you’d have to be a professional student before you could actually consider it a non-stressful experience. Even when you’ve got all your ducks lined up in a row, you feel all jittery and out of place. Gotta say it though, very little actually went wrong today.
Parking was atrocious, but everyone makes such a major deal over how bad the parking is that you forget how bad the parking situation is. Then when you’re in that situation and you end up parking in Lot G which is a quarter mile away…. you can’t help but think, ‘whoa! the parking is really frakin’ bad! D:’. Then you remember, that’s exactly what you knew all along and you laugh at yourself… it doesn’t make the parking better, but you’re mood is just a tiny bit lighter….well, at least it was for me :)
Soooooooo! All of my classes are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays… although, my fourth class is just on Mondays and Wednesdays… I have Sociology first at 9, and it probably would be better if I got up and left the house at 7:45, and then just waited around until 9 for my class. If you’re curious as to why…reference the above paragraph <..<
I’ve never really understood exactly what Sociology is… Evidently, sociology, anthropology and psychology are all in the same field, only they have more specific focuses. I look forward to actually understanding what the hell that means, and hope to God it doesn’t bore me into insensibility :3 After Sociology is English Comp I, which is actually jointed with Sociology… evidently it’s something that helps you to apply skills you’d learn in one course in …all courses…or something. I dunno. At this point my brian’s kinda fried anyway. I’m generally bad at lecture classes…because my ADD kicks in and just flairs up into this horrible thing. I’m kinda the same at reading though… I tend to read stuff and not remember a thing of what I’ve read. I’ve tried reading out loud, but that doesn’t really help much. But the English Comp class is also a ‘discussion’ class…which might be better than a lecture class if only because it’s a little more engaging….provided that I actually engage, of course.
But after those two classes (which appear to be THE classes, the hardest classes I will have), I have Algebra. I never thought I’d say this, but… I think I might actually enjoy/not despise this. They’re starting off with basics, so instead of straining my brain to remember what I used to know (and purposefully forgot) about algebra, I actually get a refresher course. Also, the lessons are all on computers and you listen to headphones while someone explains what you’re supposed to be learning and you take notes and …stuff. It’s pretty cool actually. Or maybe it’s just my love of computers coloring my natural abhorrence of the dreaded beast (aka algebra).
I then have my hour break, and at 1 I’m off to Intro to Info Tech, which is a computer class. Intro to Info Tech is actually longer than the other classes… Most of the classes are only 50 minutes, but ItIT is an hour and 20 minutes long, but that’s because we only meet on Mondays and Wednesdays.
You know how, when you have a bunch of classes, you designate one as the ‘easy’ class? It’s not really easy, but in comparison to the others, it may as well be, right? Well, Into to Info Tech is that class. It’ll be great too, because as much as I loved Word 2003…it’s the old version now. So I’ll probably get a better understanding of how to work the newer programs :)
The instructors are really cool though. I mean, I haven’t had a single problem with any of my teachers at all. They all seem pretty awesome at this point… of course, it’s still early. But they all seem pretty accessible. During Intro to Info tech, I got on my student e-mail and added all my teachers’ emails to my contacts… just in case.
That is my ‘thus far’ report of college…thus far o..o’ There really isn’t much else to say. I have chapters to read over and stuff to do, but over all I have to say, the experience wasn’t as daunting as I thought it would be. As long as our instructors don’t make us constantly play these ridiculous social games and causing my social anxieties to flair up, I should be fine… I suppose I’ll be fine even with the social anxieties…. they just don’t make it easy -..- Oh well. I’ll put on my big girl panties and deal with it. It’s all I know how to do.
Guess that’s all for now. Later, Sunshines :)
You Are Most Like John F. Kennedy
You live a fairy tale life that most people envy. And while you may have a few dark secrets, few people know them.
Just goes to show how crap these things can be <..< srsly? Srsly…