is there anyone around who, in the course of their normal errandage this coming weekend or next week, wouldn't mind giving me a ride to the grocery store? it would be cruel and unusual to expect Jeff to live off of my typical diet of tuna and frozen waffles, and also similarly cruel to make him go to the grocery store directly after he's spent a week driving across the country. :) so i need to get a few days worth of groceries, but it's going to more than i can carry home on the bus, and stuff that i don't like to carry home on the bus, anyhow, like meat.
my, that was a rambling plea, wasn't it? :)
most of the time i'm annoyed that holiday stuff is being displayed and sold earlier and earlier every year, but i'll make an exception for the fact that Harris Teeter had eggnog out this afternoon. num. :)
i went to go harrass the fine folks at financial aid this afternoon. i wandered up to the receptionist and told her i needed to change my address because they had the wrong one listed online (i would like to note that they had the right email address; how that managed to synch up and my address didn't, who knows). she asked for my ID number and poked at the computer and finally told me i had to see a counselor.
i shrugged and read my book until someone called me in. he asked for my ID, which i gave to him... "hrms. i don't think that's your ID, it's not pulling you up." um, ok. so we trudge downstairs to reg and records and get them to pull me up in the computer and verify that, yes, i did write down my ID correctly. upstairs, he scratches his head a bit and says he'll fix it. then he gets distracted from the address issue by the actual subject of the financial aid. silly man. :) i'm glad i went in in person instead of trying to call someone to fit it - it turns out that since i withdrew my last semester, i have to write an appeal letter that basically says "yeah, i went crazy but i'm better now so give me money so i can go to school please?" he gave me the information on that, and started to send me on my way, when i reminded him about the address issue, since mail sent to King really won't get here. "well, you can go down to reg and records..." "no, they have the right one." "that's not supposed to happen..." so he pulled me up in his computer and blinked a bit and fixed it. :)
so i need to get around to writing this letter this week. whee haw.
dear econ professor:
our quizes grade themselves when we submit them. the deadline was saturday night at 10 PST. it's now tuesday. please to be releasing the grades so i can know how i did before i take this weeks quiz?
i'm having problems working up any interest in classes this quarter. i'm actually looking forward to physically being in a classroom next semester. while there are some wonderful advantages to distance ed, i think i need a dose of in-person classes to get my enthusiasm up again.