i've committed to more active blogging this term. i don't have any writing classes this term and i don't want to loose all my hard-earned grammar and composition skills. I'm just not sure what i should be telling you all about. do you care about the new facts i'm learning in my classes? do you care about my strides towards being a relaxidly pleased,* highly efficient, cheerful, straight-A student? do you care about my experience coming in to college as somebody whose last school experience was in 8th grade? do you just want to know what i had for dinner?
i started this blog with a focus on desert life, gardening and homesteading projects. i will certainly keep posting about that stuff when it comes up, but my focus has changed so much since i started school that homesteading projects are few and far between.
let me know what you want to hear. in the mean time i'll see if i can give you a little update:
so far, so good. my classes are engaging, i like my teachers, and i'm learning really cool stuff! i LOVE anatomy. the homework load has started with a bang, but i think it's going to be totally manageable. that's what i tell myself anyway. last week i learned that spanish is the #1 language spoken in many parts of the US. I can also say hello, goodbye, and a few things in between and count to 30 all en espanol. i memorized the main anatomical regions of the body (don't get peroneal mixed up with perineal!) and the four stages of cell division, among other things. anatomy sure involves a lot of memorizing! i learned how to find the domain of a rational expression and how to wright rational expressions in equivalent terms. it's pretty fun. it's more like a puzzle than the algebra i've done so far. you get to compare the terms and if you find two that match you get to cross them out. i also learned that i like factoring.
we are still trying to figure out how to feed ourselves well while we are so busy. we're also trying to figure out if the combination of income generating activities we are doing is actually going to be enough to live on. i'll be planting fall greens in the next week or so.
Damian is going on tour next week! here's what i said about it on facebook:
Damian is about to do a west coast tour with one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Tim Easton. You can check out Tim and his music at http://www.myspace.com/timeaston
. Tim is a great performer. His drummer, Ben, is crazy phenomenal (bring earplugs if you are sensitive like me), and the bass player, of course, is not only a fantastic player, but handsome as all get-out. actually, all three of them are extremely cute... I hope you get the chance to see them play in a town near you! Here are the dates:
Sunday August 30, Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Monday August 31, Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Tuesday September 1,Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday September 2, Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
Thursday September 3, The Fold in Redwood Bar, Los Angeles, CA
Friday September 4, Pappy & Harriet's, Pioneertown, CA
I've been slacking big time. i worked out once last week, but i'll do better, i promise! i did go to the optometrist to get a prescription so i can see the board at school and road signs when i'm driving. i ordered my glasses on-line and am a bit nervous. the total cost of my actual glasses came to $42. not bad, but i don't really have any way of knowing if they'll fit me or look good. i tried the 'virtual try' thing with an uploaded picture of me, but it's still hard to tell. i'm pretty excited about being able to see clearly.
* "relaxidly pleased" is a phrase we got from Harvey Jackins, founder of Co-counseling. isn't it great? it's just silly enough that sometimes just saying it will make it come true "how are you?" "oh i'm feeling quite relaxidly pleased, thank you!" try it sometime.