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( Sep. 9th, 2010 07:04 pm)
Today was my first day of classes at Mount Royal. It's really different from UTM and I'm not sure which is better yet.

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( Aug. 31st, 2010 01:55 pm)
As some of you may know, I graduated from UTM in June. This year I'm going to Mount Royal University. Today I did a trial run of the buses, making sure I knew how to get to school for the first day. Here's a summary of my conclusions.

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Wow. I haven't updated since November. I suck. Well, things are going pretty good. Christmas was really nice. Had lots of fun being back home. I got a new camera from Grandma and Dad gave me money for a Wii. I bought myself EA Sport Active and have been using it everyday. It's a really good workout. I felt so sore after the first time I used it, but I'm getting used to it now.

In other news, Mom's house is currently demolished. She's having it re-done into two houses. This has been years coming, so it's nice to finally see some progress. So far the old house is gone and I think Mom said they had the new foundation in. It should be done before I finish school, so I'll come back to a brand new house! With insulation! I swear, that's the best part of this. Now I won't freeze my ass off in winter.

Speaking of school, I'm in my final semester. As long as I pass all my classes, I'm going to be graduating in June. It'll be nice to finally have it done, but it's still going to be weird going back home after living away for five years. Next year I'm hopefully going to be going to Mount Royal for my Child and Youth Care Counseling Diploma. It seems like a good program and is pretty much exactly what I want to do (work with kids in a school setting).

And that's pretty much my life. I've barely done any writing since NaNo, but I'm hoping I'm going to have a chance to finish the story up over reading week. Then I can edit it and I'll start posting it here.

Oh! I almost forgot. Not sure if anyone reading this knows, but I make custom My Little Ponies. I kinda have a lot of them, so I need to sell them. So... here's my deviantART journal explaining all about how to buy them. I also take commissions, if anyone would like their own, personal pony. For either, you can contact me through deviantART (if you have an account), leave a comment here, or PM me.
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( Nov. 26th, 2009 11:46 pm)
Wrote a final and handed in a paper today. Now I just have exam week left. I have one on the 9th, one on the 12th, and then I'm home on the 12th.

On the NaNo front, I'm really going to have to push out some writing to make the deadline. But I'm hopeful!

34912 / 50000 words. 70% done!
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Got it all worked out. The balance was because the site hadn't been changed yet and because I got into another course. That's okay. I wasn't happy with that explanation (since I live in a world where these sorts of things should be able to be updated instantly), but I can live with it.

The refusal from the course doesn't have as good an explanation. Apparently priority is given to Specialists, not Majors. Okay, that I can understand. What I can't understand is that basically they initially list the enrollment cap at 30 and then drop it down to 15 later, picking only 15 Specialists and telling everyone else, "tough luck". Because of that I'm going to be short half a credit on my Crime, Law and Deviance major. I'm first on the waitlist for another course that can replace it, but still. If I hadn't been smart enough to get on the waitlist as soon as I saw that I had been refused, I'd be screwed.
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Got it all worked out. The balance was because the site hadn't been changed yet and because I got into another course. That's okay. I wasn't happy with that explanation (since I live in a world where these sorts of things should be able to be updated instantly), but I can live with it.

The refusal from the course doesn't have as good an explanation. Apparently priority is given to Specialists, not Majors. Okay, that I can understand. What I can't understand is that basically they initially list the enrollment cap at 30 and then drop it down to 15 later, picking only 15 Specialists and telling everyone else, "tough luck". Because of that I'm going to be short half a credit on my Crime, Law and Deviance major. I'm first on the waitlist for another course that can replace it, but still. If I hadn't been smart enough to get on the waitlist as soon as I saw that I had been refused, I'd be screwed.
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allykatb: (kill him dead)
( Aug. 18th, 2008 05:04 pm)
I just checked today to make sure my tuition payment went through. Yeah, it hasn't. I paid on the 11th. It should have gone through by now.

Not only that, but in the process of checking this, I've found that I've been refused from one of my courses. SOC456. Senior Seminar in Law and Society. I have all the prereqs, I'm in the right major, everything is right. There is no reason for me to have been refused. And to top it all off, I can't do anything about it until tomorrow because the fucking registrar closes at 4pm their time. That's 2 here. What the hell UTM, what the hell. How are people supposed to call when you aren't open at reasonable times? There really should be a 24 hour emergency line for out-of-province people. Now I'm going to be pissed off until I can call tomorrow morning before work. It's not going to be a nice call. Hopefully I'll be able to keep from adding "you fucking incompetent assholes" to the end of every sentence.
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allykatb: (kill him dead)
( Aug. 18th, 2008 05:04 pm)
I just checked today to make sure my tuition payment went through. Yeah, it hasn't. I paid on the 11th. It should have gone through by now.

Not only that, but in the process of checking this, I've found that I've been refused from one of my courses. SOC456. Senior Seminar in Law and Society. I have all the prereqs, I'm in the right major, everything is right. There is no reason for me to have been refused. And to top it all off, I can't do anything about it until tomorrow because the fucking registrar closes at 4pm their time. That's 2 here. What the hell UTM, what the hell. How are people supposed to call when you aren't open at reasonable times? There really should be a 24 hour emergency line for out-of-province people. Now I'm going to be pissed off until I can call tomorrow morning before work. It's not going to be a nice call. Hopefully I'll be able to keep from adding "you fucking incompetent assholes" to the end of every sentence.
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allykatb: (writing)
( Jun. 18th, 2008 11:40 pm)
I decided that I'm going to post my project from my last writing class. We were told to write a series of seven stories all with a common theme. All of mine are based on events that actually happened to me. Some of it may not be 100% accurate, but the underlying story is true. I'm going to post them in order, even though I don't think the first one is my best.

allykatb: (writing)
( Jun. 18th, 2008 11:40 pm)
I decided that I'm going to post my project from my last writing class. We were told to write a series of seven stories all with a common theme. All of mine are based on events that actually happened to me. Some of it may not be 100% accurate, but the underlying story is true. I'm going to post them in order, even though I don't think the first one is my best.

So, yeah. I really have to work at getting all these up. Here's the third piece from my summer writing course.

So, yeah. I really have to work at getting all these up. Here's the third piece from my summer writing course.

So, I had three essays due this week. Two today and one yesterday. I actually managed to start working on them early and got them all done on time. SOC307 (Delinquency) went great. No outside research needed, interesting topic, short. I loved it. PSY321 (Cross-cultural psych) went okay. Research finished early, interesting topic, a bit confusing, but overall okay. PSY360 (Operant and classical conditioning) on the other hand...not so fun.


Yeah...that was fun. Not. But, now I'm done and I get a break until my first exam on the 18th. Phew.

And now the blog group thing. The topic was to choose a city in a country other than your own, and tell why you'd like to visit it. I'm picking...London, England and Tokyo, Japan. I know, that's two. But I can't decide.


So, yeah. That's where I'd like to go and why. Hopefully I'll actually get there sometime soon. Daddy? Wanna pay for it?
So, I had three essays due this week. Two today and one yesterday. I actually managed to start working on them early and got them all done on time. SOC307 (Delinquency) went great. No outside research needed, interesting topic, short. I loved it. PSY321 (Cross-cultural psych) went okay. Research finished early, interesting topic, a bit confusing, but overall okay. PSY360 (Operant and classical conditioning) on the other hand...not so fun.


Yeah...that was fun. Not. But, now I'm done and I get a break until my first exam on the 18th. Phew.

And now the blog group thing. The topic was to choose a city in a country other than your own, and tell why you'd like to visit it. I'm picking...London, England and Tokyo, Japan. I know, that's two. But I can't decide.


So, yeah. That's where I'd like to go and why. Hopefully I'll actually get there sometime soon. Daddy? Wanna pay for it?
allykatb: (move it)
( Apr. 1st, 2008 09:01 pm)
The murder mystery is over!!!!! Finally! No more work for Morgan and me. It's so nice to have it finally done with.

So, yeah. It went well. The show was only half an hour long, and that was only because we stretched it out with intermission. But, no one really forgot their lines. The few mess ups we had were easily covered. The dances went over well and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Now I just have to decide if I want to stay on the forensic exec next year. I hate the president and the vice-president. I think that if I ONLY do webmaster stuff, it'll be okay. I just don't know if I'm going to be able to just do that. Well, I still have a day to think about it.
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allykatb: (move it)
( Apr. 1st, 2008 09:01 pm)
The murder mystery is over!!!!! Finally! No more work for Morgan and me. It's so nice to have it finally done with.

So, yeah. It went well. The show was only half an hour long, and that was only because we stretched it out with intermission. But, no one really forgot their lines. The few mess ups we had were easily covered. The dances went over well and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Now I just have to decide if I want to stay on the forensic exec next year. I hate the president and the vice-president. I think that if I ONLY do webmaster stuff, it'll be okay. I just don't know if I'm going to be able to just do that. Well, I still have a day to think about it.
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allykatb: (house)
( Apr. 1st, 2008 04:35 pm)
Tonight's the murder mystery. After working on it all year and almost canceling three times, it's finally here. We had dress rehearsal yesterday and it didn't go so well. Plus only 5 people RSVP'd and we don't even know if they'll be able to find the room.

But, hopefully everyone will remember their lines, the music won't screw up, the dances will look good, and the people will guess who the killer is. I'll update later with how it went. For now, wish us luck.
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allykatb: (house)
( Apr. 1st, 2008 04:35 pm)
Tonight's the murder mystery. After working on it all year and almost canceling three times, it's finally here. We had dress rehearsal yesterday and it didn't go so well. Plus only 5 people RSVP'd and we don't even know if they'll be able to find the room.

But, hopefully everyone will remember their lines, the music won't screw up, the dances will look good, and the people will guess who the killer is. I'll update later with how it went. For now, wish us luck.
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allykatb: (writing)
( Mar. 21st, 2008 09:34 pm)
Alright, once again, I'm trying to get all my writing up. So, here's another assignment from WRI203. It's now been two years since this was written and it will, at some point, get a major re-write. I just finished a quick edit and I can't believe how much I hate it. But, I figure it's good to put some of my not-so-good stuff out there too.

The assignment was to write about an incident at school.

Heroes )




And the topic for this one was...I have no idea. But, here it is anyway.

Math )

And that concludes everything that was written for WRI203, excluding journals and exercises of course.
allykatb: (writing)
( Mar. 21st, 2008 09:34 pm)
Alright, once again, I'm trying to get all my writing up. So, here's another assignment from WRI203. It's now been two years since this was written and it will, at some point, get a major re-write. I just finished a quick edit and I can't believe how much I hate it. But, I figure it's good to put some of my not-so-good stuff out there too.

The assignment was to write about an incident at school.

Heroes )




And the topic for this one was...I have no idea. But, here it is anyway.

Math )

And that concludes everything that was written for WRI203, excluding journals and exercises of course.
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