Are you ready for some football!? Well I’m not. Tonight Brett Favre and the Vikings will face off Drew Brees and the Saints. I can guarantee that my entire family will be watching this match, the match of revenge – everyone apart from me, of course. I, on the other hand, will be heading off shortly to spend some time with a couple of friends at Red Lobster. Afterward, I’ll come home for (wait for it) homework.
Speaking of homework, I will place some of the blame for a lack of writing on how busy I’ve become. School started after I returned from Canada, and my life has grown intensely hectic ever since. I’m still working full-time at the job (though just barely pulling off the hours), and now I’m tacking on full-time school. My courses are as follows:
British Literature II
Practicum in Publishing
Technical Report Writing
Feminism in Global Perspective
The first two classes I will admit to being in absolute love with. I am enjoying Brit Lit II so much more than Brit Lit I, mainly because the reading is easier to understand and covers topics I can relate to and care about much more than the prior course. Practicum in Publishing is possibly the best thing going for me right now. I get to work on a team to help work on a book of poetry that my school’s publishing company is putting out. This includes pretty much every aspect of publishing – editing, marketing, you name it. We are working with a design team later on, so that’s one area I won’t work on – trust me, that’s a good thing.
As for the other two classes, they just aren’t my thing, so to speak. I understand the important of Technical Report Writing, but I don’t like feeling so constricted to a format of writing. Creative writer over here, so naturally this is not my cup of tea. And the course on feminism…let’s just say I’m not really a feminist. I support women’s rights and all, but I wouldn’t walk about carrying a flag by any means. But everything I am taking fulfills requirements for graduation, so I am letting it all consume me and keep me going on the college path.
In regards to the title of this post, I came across a small notebook that my friend Brian gave me for my birthday in July. I have yet to use it (I have many notebooks), but it got me thinking about this friend. He left this morning to head to Austria until the end of December. My step-brother, Thomas, already left almost a month ago for Norway. Now both of my two dearest friends are away from me. It’s hard to say goodbye to someone you care about, even if they are coming back. I am certainly happy and excited for both of them, and I know their absence will help me focus on school more, but I can’t help but miss them. But I better get used to it. I don’t see Thomas, Brian or myself living in Fargo forever. I see us all in Europe, actually, one way or another.
I’m keeping it brief for tonight. I just thought I should check in with the readers (bless the few of you who actually read this) and let you know I’m still here. I plan on writing again soon, though I won’t promise on tomorrow.
Are you a football fan? If yes, who are you rooting for this season?
School…like/liked it…hate/hated it? Why?