Courses

Okay, so my courses are booked. They’re not all necessarily the ones I wanted, but it doesn’t really matter because I have to take them anyway, eventually. I was just hoping to take them in some kind of proper order. I must admit, having been through the initial selection process, I find it puzzling that I should not be allowed to pick my courses at the same time as the other students. True enough they are younger and are just getting started, but given my circumstances I’m just getting started in the Communications world, so my needs are just as strong. If anything, being clearer in my mind about what I want, I am the better bet to do well with the material. Oh well, the situation cries out for maturity, so mature I shall be.

The courses I’ve chosen are bound to be interesting (note to self, the prof may be watching). There’s the obligatory “Introduction to…” of course – I’ve bought the text book for that one. There’s 363, which is apparently internet-based. There’s General Studies 300, which is an obligatory “Heritage” course lasting until the spring. There’s POLI 283, which is a synopsis of the current state of world affairs, and the ARKY course, which reviews ancient civilizations of South America. As I say, interesting enough. I’m looking forward to it. I’ve already started reading the Introductory text book and I hereby promise I will have it finished by the end of this coming week.

The casino thing went off without a hitch. Two nights as a chip runner to help out my community is pretty easy, especially as they buy you supper and treat you very well in the bargain. It’s fun, and it shows a side of life which definitely falls outside the norm. I mean, I don’t generally spend a lot of time in casinos, so as a behaviour watcher I find it all very interesting.

I find myself looking at Twitter and Facebook a lot more these days. I’ve had the Twitter account for a while now, though it has been sparsely used. But I decided (read, “figured out”) that my career change will require, a slightly more intimate knowledge of the social networks – what they are and how they work. How am I supposed to understand the networks if I’ve never even dabbled?

Anyway, that’s about it for this evening.

J

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