THIS is what one of my classmates said to me earlier this week when I asked how he was doing. “I’m doin’ aight’. What. The. Freak. Is aight’?! I actually DO know what it is in terms of urban usage. But this is a suburban, scrawny little white kid and he’s “doin’ aight”. Seriously. Whatever. I think I am more offended that he is so casual with me now than when he referred to me as ma’am.

So I have this professor and I just can’t nail him down. He always refers to the syllabus but then goes all free and breezy. He will literally walk past my desk and say under his breath “your group will present Chapter XYZ next week?” I sit there thinking this is really more of a comment with a question mark thrown in. It’s like he’s passive-aggressively telling me in an asking tone whether we will do it. So does that mean that I can shake my head no but reply yes?? I am Canadian, I am a pro at passive-aggressiveness but seriously I am so over this dude! I get it, you’re completing your doctorate in Clinical Psychology – but could you please stop with the mind-f*cking?! You never know what he’s going to drop on us, because although he likes to refer to the god-almighty Syllabus, he also likes to go out of chronological order. It drives me mad. He tells me that I need to unwind a little, that he likes to have fun in his class. Unfortunately I have spent more than a decade being a slave to routine and so this “free and easy” fun thing he talks about does not come easily to me.

So unfortunately I did not obtain a perfect score for my second math exam. 92.31% – that was the score. Two questions incorrect. I was able to go over the exam and review my incorrect questions and the sad thing is that I had the correct answers but I went a step further and plugged them back into the equations when it wasn’t necessary. Oh well. But I was really surprised to hear my professor say that the average on the exam was about 70%. Really?! I mean, I will give myself credit and say I worked my butt off studying but seriously, 75%?! The kid who sits across from me got the highest mark. He got a Halloween pencil for his “surprise”. Not men’s chapstick, which would’ve been fitting being that he’s a MAN and all! I was totally going to ambush him after class and ask him what his score was but I had this image of Rachel Berry from (Glee – nerdy goodie-two-shoes) and thought better of it.

I attended an interesting lecture today by a man that was the Chief of Staff for Secretary General Colin Powell. Very thought-provoking and scary at the same time. To sum it up: it would appear the world is going to hell in a hand-basket and there are not enough good humans, trusty humans, humans that will stand up to power to help it. Basically if you watch the show Scandal, it’s like that. I always wondered where Shonda got her material…

So the weekend is upon us now and I am about to start my homework – writing a paper on possible barriers to my success in college. Hmmm… I can think of half a dozen off the top of my head but I’ll just concentrate on my top two or three for now and see where to go from there. Off to work!

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