I'm taking four/five/six classes this semester:
- POL 158 (Political Patterns and Processes). First impressions? My professor is a totally cool hippie lady.
- HIS 332 (History of U.S. Foreign Relations). First impressions? WTF! It took me four hours to read the first assigned packet. I love to read, and I love to learn, but man-oh-man...
- JAPN 111 (Japanese 1-A). First impressions? I've taken this course before, in Japan, so it's a piece of cake...for now.
- COM 499 (Communication Studies Research). First impressions? I'm studying video games. It's baller.
- HON 340 (Junior Colloquium). First impressions? The class happens only once per semester, and our first session isn't until late October. More on this weird Honors course then.
- HON 470 (Student/Faculty Collaboration:Research Thesis Requirement). First impressions? It's a non-credit course, just so my transcript can show I've completed the Honors research requirement.
In other news, Per is doing great. He likes to eat things out of the bathroom garbage, and he occasionally munches on the drywall, but he's getting enormous, and someday he'll be a well-behaved mature dog. Mitch is also great. His hours got bumped up, and he's expecting a raise in the next week or so.
I miss playing Pokemon, but I've been pretty diligent about doing my homework the day it's assigned, so maybe some Pokemon-ing is in my near future...maybe this weekend, even!
I'm as much of a political news junkie as ever. Got a question about the health-care debate? I've got your back. I'm aaaall over it. Otherwise, I don't think much has changed since the summer. I have a lot of neat experiences under my belt--most of them random--but I think it's sometimes the random, unplanned experiences that have the most effect on you.
At a Twins game with Mitch's cousin.