Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Few Updates for the Week...

Hey hey there!

Sorry that this whole thing is taking so long, but I really am busy nowadays (even more than I anticipated), and finding the time to work on personal projects is proving difficult. I want to finish my Comic-Con series, but I also want to inform you of the goings-on. So! A list of different things that have happened since we last spoke.

-I had my final and my final presentation for my two business classes. And, thanks to the fact that I had to finish up a PowerPoint for the presentation, I only got 3.5 hours of sleep to work with. Regardless, I did pretty solid on both of them, garnering myself an A for the Presentation (well, an A/A-, as my professor said I sounded uncannily [and too much] like a commercial narrator), and probably an A in my Business Communications class. As far as my Business Ethics final, I'm sure I did solid A- work, which is pretty much the grade I'm expecting for the class. So, all in all, I'm satisfied with how the classes went. Good classes; I really enjoyed both them and the professors. Maybe I'll go into more depth at a later time...maybe.

-We started Fall Training. Yipee. However, I will say that it is at least more fun on the returning side, as we're doing the acting for the Virtual Reality Sessions (which, for the untrained, is just a form of authorized hazing). In one sessions, I was in a drunken party, and I played as I guy who was not only drunk, but had to be on a few different drugs. I had a jacket over my head, and was dancing in a way that I was rubbing up against the wall (or the RA). When they asked for my ID, I pulled a $20 bill out of my wallet and said, "My name is Andrew Jackson!" Brutal. In my other VR session, I was a depressed resident. And when the RA made the mistake of telling me that my problem was not unique, I became poetic and said, "You're right; I'm not unique. I'm just another grain of sand upon an endless beach, and if that grain were to be removed, it would never be missed." Poor guy didn't realize to ask me if I was suicidal. Anyhoo, the rest of training is, well...well, it's two weeks of things I've been through before.

-About half of my residents moved out. I am very sad about this, and I'm even sadder that the other half will move out this Friday. I don't think I could have asked for a nicer group of people, and I even told them this when we gathered for a group picture. I said, "You're some of the most wonderful people I've met, and I'm happy to have known you." And you know what? I truly meant it. And it made me feel so good when they said that I was the best RA at Unit 2, and they weren't "just saying that". And here's one of the pictures we took. It doesn't have everybody, but it has most of the core group of people, save for the Germans (with the exception of everybody's pal, Toby, who was subtly Photoshopped in).

One can only hope that all residents would be like these guys. Hell, one can only hope that all people would be like these guys. Fun, social, yet completely law-abiding. The best I could hope for, and I'll definitely miss them.

-I received a Mensa home (that is, unofficial) test. I'll be sure to take it when I get some free time.

-I moved most of my things out of my current room and into my new Towle room. It's a nice big room, but I'm still not sure if I'll have enough free space in it. Well, we'll see how it is after I actually try to organize everything. And right now, I'm living barebones in my Ehrman room, just some clothes and a computer. (Oh, I'll probably make an official announcement later, but if you want to send me some mail, it's the same address, but now its at TO-401A.)

Okay, then, that's your refresher. I'll try to get my next Comic-Con update up soon. Onward to more training!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear you're busy, but I hope things settle down for you soon, I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that I've been hearing you say you're busy for far too long now, and it should cease as quickly as possible.