So, I saw this story on espn.com and thought it was worth a look. I'm not really even a huge sports fan but I thought it was really refreshing to read a story like this given the constant flow of stories about professional athletes taking steroids, drugs, shooting themselves (or others), etc etc.
I don't think I can put links in my pleonast...but here is the url, you can just copy and paste it in your search engine:
I think it's really worth a look even if you - like me - have no idea who this kid is :-)
The exams are past and now I have my life back. They were not nearly as terrible as I was imagining but worse than any other exam I have ever taken. I feel pretty good about my answers.
The professors all reserve the right to request re-writes if they don't particularly like a certain answer. But for today...the battle is over.
It's kind of funny because the harder I studied for them the more I realized how little I knew about the subjects. So I felt extremely prepared to provide an answer that even I knew was only a small piece of the topic on the whole. With this in mind, it's hard to gauge how I did on the exam. My professors could send me feedback that said:
"This is by far the best work we have ever seen. Once again you display an uncanny comprehension of the information and we want to thank you for blessing this program with your presence."
"This is possibly the worst work we could have even imagined. We are not sure how you have made it this far in the program. Goodbye."
Either way...I would not be in the least bit surprised. I would say, well thank you I can definitely see why you feel that way.
In the meantime, life is pretty awesome. Food has never tasted better, things like cleaning the house have become fun (who am I kidding, MORE fun. I've always been a bit of a neat freak), and regularly scheduled homework seems like light reading. Plus, it has been above 60 for the last 3-4 days. Better than a whack on the nose with a rusty poker.
14 points if you can name the book the above phrase is from.
Well folks, after countless months of grueling grad school, I am facing the notorious Comprehensive Exams. These exams are composed of LONG essay questions compiled by the professors, specifically selected for each individual student based on their competencies and interests. If you fail- you don't graduate, if you pass...glorious vindication.
The big day is Saturday (day after tomorrow) and the exam is from 9-3. I am feeling good overall, but would really appreciate your prayers.
It's pretty awesome that I lived in upstate NY for 14 years and never once had a snow day and I've lived in Missouri for 1 1/2 years and have had like 7 or 8. Glorious.
Course I was homeschooled in NY so...that might have been a contributing factor. It has to literally be snowing in your living room to get a snow day as a homeschooler.
It's funny how even as an adult when I see that school has been canceled and that there is 5 inches of snow outside I dance around the room in my pjs singing "I don't have to go to school, go to school, go to school! I don't have to go to school- I'm gonna sleep all day!!" And then I laugh maniacally.
In other news, my wife has lost all faith in my maturity or the development thereof. Any suggestions for how to reestablish my maturity and respect would be welcome. Maybe I'll buy a filing cabinet...
Well, the poll went well- a great thanks to all who responded.
I, like all of the respondents, have been familiar with the 5 Acts of Worship for ages and ages. Granted, all of us have spent at least a few to several years in the bible belt, so I imagine the results were skewed. The reason I asked was because I was recently making a point in bible class and I referenced the 5 Acts of Worship and was laughed at for making stuff up. Out of about 20 people (many from Christian Universities) no one had ever heard of the 5 Acts of Worship. I thought I was going insane. I began to question my memory- perhaps I had simply imagined the phrase? Maybe I had a dream about it and it was so real that I attributed it to an actual experience. I'm sure you can understand my wish to clear the matter up.
As for the car windows- I was riding in a car (not long after the 5 Acts incident) and the back windows went all of the way down! I was so excited and I said "Wow! They go all the way down! That's awesome, I guess they finally figured out that that little strip of glass won't protect your child much, haha!"
At this point, everyone in the car laughed at me and wouldn't believe that I had actually been taught that the remaining portion of the window was there to A) keep kids from falling out and B) to keep rocks from flying up and hitting small children in the eyes. Now, deep down, I don't even think I believed that but the fact is, I had heard it all my life. Again...I began to question myself ("Did I really hear that? Maybe it was part of a joke?").
For those who responded to the poll- you have lifted a great load off my mind. I believe Mr. nickomundo was probably correct with his window-wheel diagram but it's good to know that I am not the only one who had at least heard the child-safety theory.
If you're still reading, I am profoundly sorry for wasting your time. Please accept the following as a peace offering:
Did you know that if you have text messaging on your phone, you can "google" stuff? Simply send your inquiry to the number 4 6 6 4 5 3 (it spells google) and wait for their search results to be promptly texted back to you. It works best if you send a text like "Blockbuster video". They will send you all of the locations within easy driving distance (they know where your phone is!!!)
If you already knew this then, frankly, I don't know why you're even reading this blog.