Saturday, April 30, 2005

Random

So Konrad Hack is getting married.
Why I find this post-worthy, I don't know.
But I sure do find it amusing, also I don't know why.

Friday, April 29, 2005

The Interview

It's been an insane week of winding down and running out of time... and amid that was my interview at the college. I was asked to run a debate, critique a debate (NO PROBLEM) give a brief lecture (extemp style, I had 7 minutes) and then have an hour interview in front of facutly - which was roughly 8 people that showed up to grill me. It went E-MAZINGLY. I actually interviewed for 1/2 facutly position, but I sorta edged in the idea that 3/4 position would be equally as exciting and that I would love to do it! Theoretically that would mean more money, and the position is available, so I don't see why they wouldn't want to give it me, I'm great... err ok enough overthetop bigheadedness. Seriously the interview was fantabulous, I gave my testimony, talked about my teaching philosophy, where I expect to see a team after the first year... how I first heard about the college.

The debate was awesome, these students are going to rock with a little training. They debated "Home Schooling Should Be Banned" It was interesting. Pretty decent clash for such little instruction provided throughout the semester. Everyone is excited about having the team and joining it. It sounds like we have a commitment of about 9 right now. I am so excited for next year!

Regarding this year. I have a final on Sunday (MY VERY LAST) and one last paper to turn in on Tuesday and then I am done.

Palz I think that we're doing a mild party here at my place around 4:30 on Saturday after the OH SO EXCITING GRADUATION CEREMONY (Which all are invited to, but those things are not much fun, I know I've been to all of yours! jk)

Monday, April 25, 2005

Last Day

It doesn't seem possible. Today is my last day of class EVER. I mean, yah I am going to have to attend seminars and MCLEs, but that isn't the same thing. The last few weeks have flown by and I am finally settling. The last two weekends were spent in panic mode trying to accomplish and procrastinate as much as possible to complete a 30 page paper, a 20 page paper, a 15 page paper, a journal of my life through 2015, and finally study for my ONLY and LAST final scheduled for May 1st. I can see the end now. I have completed the journal and the 20 pager. After the posting of this journal entry I will complete the 15 pager - and the 30 pager is due on May 3rd, which is essentially done, but needs some grammatical and transition tweaking... but the hurdle of writing the 30 pages has already been accomplished.

In one of my methods of procrastination this past week I figured out the lowest possible scores I could receive in these classes in order to graduate. PASSING at TJSL is 0.67 (how "great" is that?) In order to officially graduate, you must exit school with at least a 2.0 overall. That means I can get an overall gpa for the semester of 1.29 and WALK! So these 3 papers that wrote, yah my worst in my educational career. AND I DON'T CARE!!!! I did bust my ass in one of my classes though, and I am currently setting the curve in that one, so I don't feel like a complete "SENIOR".

Long and the short of it? I am so close to done! I can smell it, taste, and wallow in it.
My last class - 8:00p.m. tonight - at 9:15p.m. you can find me down at Kelly's celebrating with my classmates.