Sunday, December 26, 2004
Christmas and college
Santa did indeed produce a quite nifty notebook computer, as I so subtly requested on the 8th. I guess the ole geezer reads my blog. I'm using the computer now to write this entry and I couldn't be more pleased with it. Thank you!!! I also got my office supplies, and I'm psyched.
I have also been inspired to write the story of my first semester in college. It will be fairly long and should cover the admissions process, orientation, relationships with my professors and fellow students, and each of my classes separately (Chemistry, English, Math, Psychology, and Sociology). The goal, of course, is to provide a case study of how an unschooler transitions into formal education. Another one can be found on Rebecca Auerbach's website, My Life as an Unschooler.
I have wanted to write this for quite some time, mainly because it was a resounding success and I like to brag about my accomplishments when it's appropriate. I have no shame. It's all about me, here on www.chancey.info. All Laurie, all the time.
That said, I'd like your input, dear reader. If you would like me to address a particular issue about college, please send me an email and let me know.
Dad has passed his love of short stories on to me over the years. He introduced me to Saki and I introduced him to the adult fiction of Roald Dahl. Last night we looked up another one of his old favorites, O Henry. He died in 1910 and his works are public domain, so I read his most famous story online, and found it to be uproariously funny. Here it is: The Ransom of Red Chief.
WOO HOO! I have officially survived my first semester. The last of my grades came in today.
I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.
Letter to Santa
I printed out an article yesterday, skimmed it, and went to file it, and discovered that I had actually run out of manila folders. I didn't know such a thing was possible. I've run out of a lot of office supplies this semester. In fact, I think I've already used more printer ink this semester than I did during undergrad. Anyhoo, I found myself actually hoping for office supplies for Christmas presents. Anybody need a gift idea for me? Here's a list. Y'all get off cheap this year.
Manila folders, 1/3 cut
Printer/copier paper (the cheap stuff)
Black gel pens
Binders , 3" or greater
I seriously can never have enough printer paper or manila folders.
Oh, and just in case, I'd also like a nice new notebook computer. My office computer is a sad, slow, sorry little thing and it makes me nervous to have to use it for anything important. I've been good, Santa.
09/01/2004 - 09/30/2004