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PostSubject: Let off the Steam!!!   Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:51 pm

Ok here is the non writing related vent thread:


Easy know i needed this one - cause i think people are sick of reading about my whinges on the blog Laughing

Vent: Argh first day of new semester and i already have 2 ASSIGNMENTS due next monday!!! Twisted Evil

This course (postgrad boring course) will be death of me!

*chants in repeat*

only 11 more weeks of lectures

only 11 more weeks of lectures

only 11 more weeks . . .
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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:53 am

double post - my internet is DEAD!!!!! argh hoping to sort it by tonight but if your wondering why i'm awol since yesterday this is why No

hopefully i'll be on by tonight - before i start showing withdraw symptoms Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:07 pm

Poor you. I know what it's like. And I have a test on the 25th Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:01 pm

I totally think double posting is allowed on the vent thread. And boy, do I need to vent.

Warning: Trivial Rant Ahead

Okay, so I like sports. Don't get me wrong - I was an athlete in high school, varsity tennis and stuff, so I get how sports are important and how they should be nurtured at all levels of school. Good fitness, all that stuff.

They shut down. The entire University for a basketball game. It might have been the rival school showdown thingy, but seriously. I needed to get on campus for an academic event. All of the parking garages were full, and the $10 parking lots were full (I was annoyed I'd have to pay $10 for otherwise free parking) and the parking lots that had spaces were for basketball permits only! I literally had no place to park. Finally found a meter (that had shut off an hour earlier, so at least it was free.) like eight blocks from where I want to go. I'd like to think campus is pretty safe, so the chances of anything happening were slim, but I'm still really skittish about hiking around... anywhere, really, alone after dark. So I was clutching my little mace thingy with my Twilight Cullen Crest dangling from it, thinking if the mace didn't work I could probably slug someone pretty nicely with the heavy charm... All was well but I'm still irritated that EVERYTHING turned into a moneymaker for the sports team.

Arizona is in a financial deficit right now. The State congress just signed a bill with like a 40% budget cut for the state-funded universities. Departments are being cut and merged, about a quarter of the campus is in danger of being shut down... and no one does anything with the sports teams. True, they make money for the school, but that money doesn't leave the athletic department. I'm all for sports scholarships - but really, should coaches make more than professors? Professors don't make much money from the school. Those that have books published for the Literary majors and those that do research for the sciencey majors get external revenue from that. Why can't coaches get sponsors to pick up the tab, and have the university only pay what the professors get paid instead of shelling out six figures to them?

I just think our athletic department is a huge black hole in the financial bin for our school. It sucks in a huge amount of money from the school, and it does make a lot of money back, but it never leaves the athletic department.

I'm all for sports, I really am. I think we are grotesquely overspending here, though.

I realize no one else is from Arizona, so no one really cares, but the parking situation tonight just set me off and I had to vent, so thank you Emily for making this thread when you did.

And if you read this far, wow. Poor, tortured soul. My apologies. .....I feel so much better now. Sigh.

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:06 am

^ Hey! I'm not from Arizona, but that doesn't mean I don't care. That actually really pisses me off. It's messed up.
Sports get way too much emphasis all over the place -- like at my school. The band kids played in the inagural parade and they win all sorts of competitions and do really really well (half the people that go to football games only go to hear the band play). And yet they get virtually ignored by the principal unless they bug him about it. See, we had these days during football season where the clubs were supposedly allowed to wear their club shirts. The band had to start a petition to get Simmons (the principal) to let them wear their shirts. It was disturbingly messed up.
I'm not in the band, but still. It's a prime example of how sports are taking over and everything else is ignored.

Although, I must admit, the academics aren't really getting ripped off at my school. Yet, anyway. We get all this state funding because we're the top school district in the state of Mississippi.

Anyway...that really stinkgs, Ren. Just letting you know that I feel you and I totally agree with you.

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:08 am

Ren that is insane!! there is a sport culture here but not really in the university and definitly not professional. our national sports are all amateur so no one gets paid - its all voluntary (for the love of the game) - i'm talking about hurling and gaelic football. Soccar here is only big on the international (ireland vs. whoever) sort of level. That being said in some of my family - the fact that my cousin won the under 16 all ireland final is a bigger deal than my brother getting his PhD!!!

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Vent: i've soooo much work to do with my course, its scary and my exam results are out next week and i know i failed at least one Evil or Very Mad

*sigh* anyhoo, i must make myself do some non academic writing this weekend and also stalk some more writing blogs and make them join up here lol

Internet is kinda on and off at the moment. Ugh and these issues with the profiles is annoying me!!

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:16 pm

Right, I need to let off steam. Since I know my husband leaves Tuesday for boot camp and I won't see him for a long time, everything is ticking me off. I have incredibly short patience and am prone to tearing up at the most mundane moments. It's so hard. Hopefully it gets easier in time. Luckily I have family near.
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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:34 pm

Aw Blue *sends virtual hug* i'm sorry! I wish there was something i could do, but its good that there is at least family near by. Remember you have every right to feel impatient and emotional (apart from pregnancy) - its a hard and emotional thing your going through for someone you love! You are such a good person! Mr. Blue doesn't know how lucky he is.

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:48 pm

Right, it's been awhile. Ren, I read your post and that sucks. Everything is screwing up right now, especially school related.

My vent is school loans. My husband is in the process of consolidating his loans and one of the lenders won't stop harassing us to pay. Apparently he forgot to put them in forbearance before he left and I can't do anything, So, since he's a boot camp, I'm going to have my brother call and say it's him with all the identifying info. Hopefully they don't figure it out, but they won't let me, his wife, do anything about it. So I'm left with this option since my hubby won't be able to call and it can take up to 45 days for loans to get consolidated. It's sooo annoying.

Then to top it off I feel like I'm handling his leaving too well. I keep feeling bad that I'm not having a really hard time with this, but I truly think I dealt with half of it before he left. I still don't like to be alone during the day, but that's when I go to my parents. But since he worked nights I don't really miss him at nights. Not until 10:00 though, that was when he came home for his dinner break for 30 minutes. But I really wonder what will happen this weekend. Maybe some of it hasn't set in yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:08 pm

Okay, I really really really need to let this out. Bear with me.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! OHMYGODHELPMEI'MSOSCREWED!!!!!!!!!

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Piano recital tomorrow. And I'm SO not prepared. I'm just going to tell her straight up. I'll take a zero daily grade if I have to, but there is NO WAY that I can get up on that grand piano and make a complete fool out of myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:49 am

Oh novel - been there done that - i'll have my fingers crossed for you!!

Blue - don't feel guilty for being able to deal, like you said half of it was dealt with before he left. i think its great that your handling it and i'm really proud of you for it - i don't think i could deal so well!

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:25 am

*Sigh* Today is doomsday.

...do you think I can get out of it if I break my hand? Or would that be too suspicious?

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:47 am

Go for it, Novel! I think you can do it. It sounds cheesey, but as someone who's messed up loads of times during performances, you just keep going and even laugh at yourself when its over. Then run and hide if you have to, but don't let the people watching you see you blush.

Hang in there!!

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:13 pm

Ugh. It was horrible!!! I plunked out a few measures and then got off the stage as fast as I could. And I forgot my name. Just for a second and I remembered it when it came time to say it, but STILL.
Ugh. Next week I have to play it AGAIN. From memory. Dun dun dunnn.

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:20 pm

Awww, practice practice! You forgot your name? Are you normally stageshy or was it because you weren't prepared? At least it's over for now!

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:53 am

Well, I do get stage fright pretty easilly. In Intro to Theatre last year I had a panic attack on-stage. But this time I'm pretty sure that it was just because I wasn't prepared. Last recital I was perfectly fine.

Anyway, moving on. My new vent is that we're almost out of Girl Scout cookies. I love Tagalongs...but we're down to three and my mom has dibs on them. Still, one of my friends is a Girl Scout and she's taking extra orders through Tuesday...

I know it's a silly vent, but in my family, Girl Scout cookies are coveted goods.

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:03 pm

Girl Scout cookies are so good. I wish they made them in a gluten free version. I hope you find more soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:34 pm

I. Am. NEVER. Having. Kids.

Somebody please remind me that murder is illegal and that if I kill my brothers I'll go to jail. Please. Thank you.

Ugh. I'm just so sick of them. And I know they're toddlers, but why do they have to be so intent on destroying both my belongings and my fragile mind? Why? Anybody know?

I had to fish my things out of the fishtank (comment on the pun and face my wrath. I'm not in the mood) last night. My littlest brother decided it would be fun to throw several CDs, a candle, my mythology figurine set, my stereo remote, the canister of fish food and a whole lot of other crap into the tank. I haven't been having a great week anyway (and it's only Wednesday. Joy of freaking joys) and this crap is just making it worse.

Now I'm stuck home with both of my brothers and they're trying to kill each other and destroy the house.

I repeat, I'm never having kids. Ever.

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:59 pm

Ah Novel. I'm sorry about how your brothers are acting. Probably some excess energy wanting to exert itself somehow. Plus, toddlers are still very curious little creatures. You never know what the day will bring you--joy, sadness, laugther, annoyance, etc.

I had a horrible couple a days with my toddler, so I know how you feel. Except our problem was that she wouldn't listen.
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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:04 pm

I'm outside with them now. And now the youngest one is trying to jump off the porch...! GAH!

*Five minutes later*
When will that boy realize that jumping off of things gets you injured??? I just pulled him off the porch and now he's heading right back...*sigh*

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:07 pm

I am so sick of homework!!! I've had so much of it lately that for the past few weeks I haven't gone to bed ONCE before midnight or one!!!! If you were wondering what happened to me, I was doing AP History and Chemistry and Algebra 2 homework! Who gives homework during TAKS? Ugh! Not to mention I was the last person to finish my test and everyone was staring at me, waiting for me to finish. Thank goodness I had a break tonight! I could finally get on here and do something other than homework!
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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:49 am

Imagery - i know where your coming from, they are HEAPING the work on us lately non stop. I'm heading over to a friends place today for a night of boogie woogie ( Laughing ) to get away from it all at least for one night.

we all deserve a night off especially at the moment!

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:21 pm

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Imagery - i know where your coming from, they are HEAPING the work on us lately non stop. I'm heading over to a friends place today for a night of boogie woogie ( Laughing ) to get away from it all at least for one night.

we all deserve a night off especially at the moment!

This time of year is always the roughest I think. It's getting to where teachers are realizing they are behind and are piling up homework to catch up. Not only that but my nine weeks mark is almost up, which means teachers are rushing to get their tests and project grades in, or add in any last minute assignments. And its also crazy because finals are coming. The time right before the last quarter is always hard I think. But on the bright side, spring break is only two weeks away!!! sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:50 pm

I hate moving, specifically the packing. I never fail to feel like I own too much when I pack.

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PostSubject: Re: Let off the Steam!!!   Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:40 am

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I hate moving, specifically the packing. I never fail to feel like I own too much when I pack.

I'm sorry about that Blue. Just don't overexert yourself.

I've kind of started to do some packing at home so that the moving company won't have to do much when they get there. But we have to have a house first to move.
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