Sunday, June 04, 2006

Super Fabulous Update!

Well, I suppose I’m past overdue for an update, especially since one was requested in my last post’s comments like 2 weeks ago. So here we go (this will probably get long).

First, my grades for the 2nd semester:

Applied Calc – I wasn’t overly optimistic about this class coming in, and became even less optimistic after I failed the first test, and even considered dropping the class and retaking it next year. But, I studied a lot more for the second test, boosted the grade overall, and repeated that for the 3rd and 4th tests, which put me at a B going into the final test (which was 33% of the grade). Coming in, I knew that if I got an A on the Final, then I would get an A in the class. However, I found the final to be exceedingly difficult, possibly the hardest test I have ever taken, despite my having studying lots of hours. Fortunately, I must have done better than I thought on it, judging by my final grade. An A.

Microeconomics – This class wasn’t all that hard, but the tests were pretty challenging. Going into the final, I knew I was pretty much set at a B. The final was rather easy, but not easy enough to change my grade. B.

Business Writing – This class was really easy, but for some reason I was sitting on a high B heading into the final project (there wasn’t a final test, per se). For the final paper, I had to write a 4-5 page paper on the Advertising part of a new bookstore. I guess it went well enough. A.

Criminology – This was probably my favorite class, because I found most of the subject matter to be rather interesting. The tests were good as well, all 50 point multiple guess questions, which were a little confusing, but weren’t too hard. Along with the little bit of extra credit that we got for writing a short paper, this class was interesting and easy. A good combo. A.

Juvenile Delinquency – I heard lots of people complain that this class was hard, but I didn’t think it was too bad. Well, the tests absolutely sucked. Usually they consisted of 1-2 essays which were worth 110 points, and then 50-70 multiple guess questions. In other words, really long, and the multiple choice were always really hard. To add on, 20% of the grade in the class was a 3-page paper, which I ended up writing at 2 AM one night after a football game. I got the same grade on that paper that I got in the class. A.

Government – This class was unbelievably and almost unbearably boring, which was odd, because I liked Government in high school. Fortunately, the final test was super easy, which allowed me to sneak out of there with a good grade. A.

For the semester, a solid 3.83 GPA, giving me a 3.70 GPA so far after 2 semesters. If it weren’t for stinkin’ Biology, I’d be a lot higher!

Now, for next year’s classes:

Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Business Statistics (3 credits)
Accounting (3 credits)
Public Speaking (3 credits)
Information Systems (3 credits)
Information Systems (1 credit)
Basketball (1 credit)

So for a total of 17 credits, one less than I had last semester. Although, I’m considering dropping the basketball class, especially since the guy that was supposed to teach it (an assistant basketball coach) is now coaching at South Florida. So I don’t even know if it will be offered. I’ll have Fridays off and maybe Mondays off (if I drop the basketball class), which is nice, but my Tuesdays and Thursdays will suck. And then of course I’ll have to fit 10-15 hours of work in a week. Could be another busy semester.

By the way, right now I’m listening to the song “Silver Cloud” by The Cells, and I have to say that I really enjoy it.

Now about the summer. Basically, I go to work until midnight, stay up late, sleep in late, and then go back to work. Wash, rinse, repeat. I answer phones 40 hours a week, usually with the hours 4-midnight 5 days a week, although sometimes I get to work 8-4 on the weekends. It’s usually pretty boring, but well, what can you do. I need to pay for college somehow (and if you want to chip in, that would work too!)

What else have I been doing? Not much. I write Complete Sports, which is cool and takes up most of my blogging time. I also just started another blog – Thank You Brian Sabean – which is cool because it focuses a lot on the Twins (or rather, 3 players on the Twins, but if you really want to know just go to the site), but it doesn’t take much writing time, so that’s cool.

I watch a lot of TV. I’ve been trying to watch all of the NBA Playoffs, but my viewing has been greatly hampered by my work schedule. Also, I watch Law & Order reruns on TV a lot, since that’s like the best show ever. Usually, I try to watch it at 2:00 PM on TNT, take a shower at 3, make something to eat, and then go to work. That’s a pretty consistent schedule for me. I also try to watch Seinfeld as much as I can, but I haven’t been watching enough of it lately.

Another cool thing is that I got my first payment from Google for Adsense, which was sweet, and a nice bonus.

I also got OOTP Baseball 2006. Well, technically, my sisters and brother pre-ordered it for me as a Christmas present, but it finally came out, and it’s pretty sweet, although it’ll take a lot of playing to get used to the nuances of the game. It’s very complex.

Anyway, that’s about all I have in me. If you (and by you I mean the one person that read this through) have any questions, drop me a question in the comments or by electronic-mail, and I’ll be happy to answer!

Only 2 ½ months of summer vacation left. Hopefully the time goes slow (except while I’m at work. Then hopefully the time goes fast).

Have a super day!!

12 comments:

rem said...

I dunno about you, but were I come from 3.83 is a bit more than "solid."

I start summer classes today. I'll be in school for at least the next six months and possibly the next 26-30. So enjoy summer break!

Answering phones is a mixed bag. It depends on the subject of the phone calls.

twins15 said...

I'm trying to enjoy summer break, but all I do is sleep and go to work! And for the most part, answering the phones isn't bad, it's the sitting there for 8 hours at night part that sucks.

pat said...

Nice grades, Jon. Have a great summer!

I had a summer class too. So, I just had a few weeks of vacation before classes start (June 13).

rem said...

Jon, sleep less and you'll have more time.

LynCat said...

I agree. You sleep WAY too much. Though sleeping and working pretty much sums up my life...
Awesome grades dude!!!

rem said...

testing, testing, testing? Is this thing on? Hello? Is anyone here? Testing, testing.

twins15 said...

It is on, but just barely!

Sorry, all I do is work and sleep and then work some more and then write about sports occasionally... I have nothing of interest to say!

rem said...

I have nothing of interest to say!

That's nothing new!

twins15 said...

Story of my life!

rem said...

two months!

twins15 said...

The days are all the same... go to work, sleep in late, go to work again!

The good news though is that I only have 5 days left of work! Sunday is my last day, which is nice... then I'll start school, and hopefulyl then have something of interest to say!

rem said...

So how about now that you've been back in school for a month!