Tuesday, August 26, 2008

College Chick!

I don't have a picture for today's post. This is a picture that Allen took two weeks ago. I like it. It looks so....serene!
I got to UB in plenty of time for my class. In fact, I had time to spare so I bought a bowl of soup and a roll at the student union. It felt so strange to be there all alone. During my last classes I rode to school with two other women. I missed Libby and Kathy! I didn't know a soul and everyone I saw looked like an undergraduate. I felt a little out of place, but the soup tasted good at least! LOL!
Finally it was time to go to my class, 17 Clemens Hall. (named after Samuel Clemens...or Mark Twain). I couldn't find my room number! I still had about 5 minutes to spare, so I wasn't panicking yet. I found 117 and thought maybe I had made a I hung out there a while. No people. Just a dark, empty classroom. Then I saw Libby! She is taking the same class. She couldn't find the class either. I said, "Do you think it might be in the basement?" We went to the elevators and pressed "B"...and sure enough, found our class. I didn't know the place had a basement. I would have expected catecombs and maybe a boiler. Who knew?
Dr. Kimble seemed cool. She seems pretty laid back and has a good sense of humor. I don't think she will be too difficult to get along with. We went over the syllabus. There is a lot of reading and a lot of writing. I will be spinning a lot of plates. (incidently, in the syllabus Dr. Kimble mentioned that she hates the term "a lot"...and doesn't want to see it in a paper...uh oh!!!!!!!) I'm taking 2 other classes as who knows how often I will be here blogging. Anyway, 20 minutes into the class a guy named William came in. He couldn't find the class. Go figure!
After class, Libby and I went to Starbucks to tank up on caffiene for the drive home. She lives in Batavia, so has a shorter drive...but then again, she is pregnant so is tired a lot. (there goes "a lot" again!) We saw Tracy who is another LIS major. He recognized us as LIS students and talked a bit with us. I was wide awake for the drive home. In fact, I was bit wired. An hour and a half later, I was home. Too wired up to go to bed...even though it was after 11. What did I do? Check the blog of course! I also read another syllabus from another class that I will be taking on line.
Thanks for all of your encouraging comments!


Martha said...

Do you think she would accept "heaps"? I remember Mr Gaglio saying he wouldn't accept "alot" either. I still think about it sometimes.

Mrs. B said...

Hi Priscilla! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm so impressed that you're in grad school. I have dreams of someday going back to school, but I'm afraid it'll have to wait until my kids are at least a little bit older. Good luck to you! It sounds exciting!

Wanda said...

Sounds like an exciting first day. I wouldn't know what to do if I went back to school...You are so brave and I take my hat off to your.


Rachel said...

I think you're brave too, I don't think I could do it. Glad you had a good 1st day!

Heather said...

Yeah, I'm glad your first day went so good.

Gudl said...

You go, college chick! ;-)

Jen r. said...

good for you.. when you say batavia, do you mean IL?

Priscilla said...

No...I mean Batavia, NY. Lol! Responding over 6 years later!