Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Group Projects

I would like to take a moment out of my busy schedule to profess my undying love for group projects. It is the inevitable part of every college semester - the last two weeks. The last week is set aside for finals, which in themselves suck very very very much, but the week before finals is what really chaps me in a place i don't like to be chapped. The week before finals is the part of every semester where in all of my business classes i have a group project due.

Trying to coordinate schedules with group members, trying to seperate the different part of the project, trying not to gouge the eyes out of your idiotic group members are all part of the struggles of the group project. Honestly, if I had my way I would rather just do the whole dang thing myself.

The part that really gets me is when a teacher tells me this is what it is going to be like in the real world when you have a group thing to do at work. Huh? To my understanding most of the time in the real world, most of the people you are going to be working with will actually want to be there, and if they are good enough employees to be put on some sort of big project for the company will have a desire to be on that project.

I guess the first sentence of this blog should be rewritten to read - I freakin hate group projects (to put it lightly).

Off to a group meeting. If you see me on the evening news, it is probably because I strangled a group member of mine and I am now a wanted man.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Mommy's in Town!

Heck yeah, $200 in groceries! (But it was mainly healthy food this time not a bunch of cookies, hot dogs, and beers.) And, maybe if I play my cards right, a new pair of running shoes.

Good Riddance!

I've lost about 6lbs in almost 2 weeks - take that fat!. The training for my track and road races is coming along fabulously. I just wish I would have never gotten this far out of shape to begin with. But I have been kicking my own ass, and can't complain to much about being sore because it is my own fault I am in this shape to begin with.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I just don't know what to think

So there I am in the back row of my government class, playing poker on my laptop, taking the occassional notes, minding my own business when out of nowhere the dude sitting next to me offers me $5! Seriously? I haven't had someone offer me $5 since that one time at the strip club in Mexico.... I mean, back to my story.

$5? Hell yeah! What do I got to do? "Just email me your notes from today" the guy says. I was stunned. I am normally the guy getting other peoples notes, or having them let me take a sneak peek at the daily assignment. I wasn't sure if I should be offended or what. I know I was wearing a nice collared shirt, khaki shorts, loafers, and glasses, but I didn't think I looked that much like a nerd. Who does this guy think he is asking me for my notes like I am supposed to be there at his every beck and call so he can sit there and listen to his IPod in the back row. I mean, I know I was playing poker, but at least I was semi paying attention.

I am so confused. Oh well. I got $5 bucks. Hell yeah!!! Got to keep up my end of the bargain and email my notes. Bye.

Monday, April 03, 2006

My Point Proven

A few months ago I worte a blog that pretty much aired most of my disgusts with fraternity/sorority people. I don't know if today proved my point, but it certainly didn't harm my point.

Get this - In my advertising class today three sorority girls (I will leave out the name of their sorority for fear of some sort of blonde retaliation) showed up about 10 minutes late. They walked in and stopped at the door as if they were waiting for the class to acknowledge their presence. Keep in mind this is a class of about 200 people in around a 250-300 seat room. When the teacher didn't stop the lecture and bow to their feet, they then started to look for a seat. With numerous seats open in class (and two next to me), one girl comes up to me and asks if I will move so they all can sit together! Are you fucking kidding me? You can't sit by yourself for a little over an hour? Will you spontaneously combust? Will you be stripped of your sorority letters for having independence and being able to sit by yourself? I just don't get it.

If class hasnt started and they are there early - go ahead, get seats together. But to walk in late, interrupt, then ask people to move? Seriously. I guess if it were just me it would not be a big deal, but when I said go jump in a vat of peroxide and re-dye your hair, they promptly went and asked the dude on the other side of the two empty seats next to me to move also. He said fuck off too. Good for him.

Ugh, some people.....

A Few Things

  • I am pretty disappointed in this years tournament. UCLA and Florida in he final? how freaking uneventful. And the Final Four was even worse! Two blowouts are not what I am interested in seeing. Not really sure if I am going to watch tonight to be honest.
  • I am tired.
  • I got the internships I interviewed for at Jordan Associates Advertising for the summer. Should be interesting, but the drive and gas costs will blow since the place is about 40 minutes away.
  • Go see The Inside Man with Denzel Washington and Clive Owen. Suprisingly good movie. Either Denzel is getting blacker, or his teeth keep getting whiter every movie I see him in. Seriously.
  • My teacher took our class out to a bar last Thursday and spent a little over $500 on the tab. That could have been one of the coolest things I have seen since I started college. I definitely had my share of that tab - and woke up the next morning with my knees scraped up and my car parked on the other side of my complex. What a great night!
  • Vegas flights are booked. Looking forward to that trip - Wayne Newton here I come.