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November 11th, 2004
that assistant professor:
I am taking a biochemistry lab. I took biochemistry a long time ago at UHCL during the summer. The instructor of this two credit hour lab, Dr. Wang, is not a very good teacher.
Upon mslilly's insistence, I missed the exam at 6 PM last Monday night knowing that I would have a doctor's note. I found out just before taking the make-up exam that the instructor had mailed a number of people in the class, excluding myself, a thorough explanation of the old test the morning before the exam. (We had gone over this info in class the week before rather quickly.) After having started the exam, this instructor came in and the first thing out of his mouth was a loud "Did you write this?" He was pointing at my note from the family physician. He had called the number of the note but there was no answer. I explained that our physician's office had closed just after my visit.
We were assigned this huge lab report. The class after we turned our reports in, he spent most of the period showing us how we should have written our reports. The lecture would have been very useful had it been given beforehand. I was late in turning this lab in because I couldn't make sense of the instructions for preparing the lab report. I went in to the instructor's office and was told to omit an entire paragraph of the instructions. I was still deducted the full 10% of the grade for each day the report was late. The time spent coping with the inadequacy of his instruction has cut into my prep time for a whole barrage of papers and exams this week and last.
I will start drafting my student evaluation of him soon. mslilly wants to start sending letters of protest, but I've asked her to wait until he assigns me a grade. Turns out the mother of one of the students - one of my lab partners - works very closely with my wife. This student dropped the class failing and had to return a good portion of the financial aid.
September 2nd, 2004
Burgundy and I noticed a group of cub scouts at Clear Lake Elementary this morning. There is a scouting recruitment meeting at 6:30PM. My step daughter wants to join Boy Scouts but she thinks Girl Scouts is boring (consists of cookie sales and has less emphasis on The Great Outdoors.) I'm an Eagle Scout with 56 merit badges. I went through the program starting with Cub Scouts. I was very involved in Y Indian Guides before that. I would love to get back into scouting but would feel out of place in Girl Scouts. I have a question that someone might be able to answer. Has anyone ever heard of a girl joining Boy Scouts? :
July 27th, 2004
I've noticed over the last year more and more of my hotmail advertisements are for dating services. So, to make the seductive women go away I tried changing my birth date from 1974 to 1996 under personal options. Alas, the ads were still flowing in. I found the solution. I changed my sex from male to female. I've only seen one personal. It was picture of a bald guy that didn't seem too friendly telling me that I have only 4 minutes to flirt. I can live with that. Could someone please offer me a gmail account? :
April 28th, 2004
I had originally planned to attend a free concert tonight at Rice University. However, I went by the main campus library to kill some time and got caught up in a book. So now I am reading on the theme of unification in physics. I wonder if notsuoh will be open tonight. :
April 19th, 2004
babysitting - day one:
I'm babysitting the Burg while lilly26 is away on business in Florida. I took Bugundy and one of her friends to see Cheaper By the Dozen starring Hilary Duff and Steve Martin - as well as a few other celebs I haven't kept up with. This was a movie full of action involving a family with twelve children. A great flick for anyone with ADD.
I managed to finish assembling the Burg's loft bed, but not before whacking her in the head with a rail that I was repositioning. Nothing a few games of Snood couldn't rectify. We later went to Taco Bell to pick up a small dinner and then the Burg took a very long bath. I let her have the feather mattress off lilly26's bed. I'm just as comfortable with a firmer mattress. I plan to get Burgundy out of the house by 7:30 for a good breakfast at the school cafeteria. I will have to get her to sleep earlier tomorrow.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: a choral performance on 88.7 FM
August 4th, 2003
Is anyone interested in going to see A Winter's Tale by The Bard at the Miller Outdoor Theatre (MOT) on Friday night with lilly26 and me? The show starts at 8:30PM but we will need to arrive early to get one of the non-reserved pavilion seats. :
I also want to return to MOT to see Rigoletto on th 22nd or 23rd.
Today I located a public library near my abode. I was returning to my place after dropping Burgundy off at Summer Camp when I noticed the little green highway department sign. :
I am typing at a distance of several thousand feet from the Maxwell House coffee factory. The best part is a computer lab has been constructed with eight high-speed internet terminal. These puppies have flat panel monitors and are loaded with Microsoft Office.
I was not required to enter my PowerCard ID to use it either. (A good thing since mine is currently suspended.) Looks like tomorrow will be the day to return that huge bag of previously lost library material and start making payments on the sixty dollar fine.
Just about time for me to pick up the Burg from camp and down to Salad Express to meet up with Mel and go to work.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: typing and some computer game
May 1st, 2003
I found a roommate to share the art space a couple of weeks ago. He just finished his nursing degree and got a job assisting in surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. :
A number of my neighbors are read to move ahead with DSL. My neighbor, Josh, works for Brinks as a DSL and cable connection installer.
You are Frigg! Frigg is the goddess of childbirth
and marriage. She is the wife of Odin and
highest in rank of the goddesses. She is called
the mother of the Gods.
Frigg is as wise as Odin but is more reserved and
shy. She's very rational and people come to her
Which Norse Mythology character are you?
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