Train Trip Through California

Here are some photographs that I took with my iPad on my way up to Oregon from Arizona. I managed a way to get to school and since I didn’t have my Canon Camera with me to take photographs the “next” best thing to do – is to take a couple of photographs with my iPad.

Granted these aren’t of the best quality of photographs which is kind of expected with a 1 and 1/2 old iPad.

These were between Paso Robles, CA and Salinas, CA except for the body of water in the gallery. Think I took the photograph in Oregon but not sure.

The Amtrak line that took these photos were on the Coast Starlight.

Enjoy – like or leave a comment below the gallery.

Now waiting for a response… from 2 Universities

Note: I got an email from PSU saying I would hear a decision from them in the next 4 to 6 weeks, and I would figure the same amount of time for University of Oregon.

So, now I’m waiting for a response from Portland State University (PSU) and University of Oregon. The next couple of months will be slow; in regards to, hearing from them.

I’m hoping to get into University of Oregon since its my first choice to attend, and Portland State is my second choice. If I don’t get into either school, I may just transfer to another junior college in the Portland Metro Region.

If getting into the above mentioned Universities and if I don’t transfer to another junior college; I may end up going back up to Alaska and finish school up there.

It’s a matter of waiting and hearing back from the two Universities before I decide on which road to take. Knowing my luck, I just may end up back living in Alaska.

The last 2 years in Portland haven’t been great but alright for the most part. Things could have gotten better, things said differently, and things should have gone differently.

One thing that’s starting to bug me is  my health. I’ve noticed a couple of things that have cropped up recently that have me concerned about. These specific things I hope to get checked out on the sooner side.

Anyways, I hope that these 2 Universities would get the transcripts from the school’s that I’ve already attended. The transcripts went by USPS standard mail which my take 7 to 10 business days (usually). With Portland State they would send out an email saying that they received documents when they would arrive to the admissions office. For some reason I thought the transcripts would have arrived by now to Portland State and to University of Oregon.

Seems like that moving to Oregon and applying to University of Oregon and to Portland State has been a waste of time so far. I may eat these words when and if I hear back from them if I’m admitted to either school, and I would update this post when I do. I might also link to another post when I add note to this post.

I’m just tired of waiting of things that take time to go get done or get processed.


Another Post About Finding Work

Interview (Photo credit: smiling_da_vinci)

Even though I’ve been in Oregon for about 2 years now. I have looked and applying for jobs for most of this time, and there were a couple of places that I got an interview at. Yet at each interview that I did I somehow screwed things up during the interview. It’s either the way that convey information, drawing a blank about stuff, or saying not enough to the interviewer while during the interview.

This last week I had an interview, and the person said they would be in touch this week; which I doubt that they will be.

One of the thing’s I need to improve the way I conduct my self in interviews when I’m able to get an interview. I also need to improve the gathering of information about companies before I have an interview. I know that there are ways to improve one self for the interview process, and since I’m taking classes, I’ll be looking into these workshop’s for help. I just need to look for these workshops at the school that I’m attending at, or through the state employment center’s.

There are other factors that go when I’m applying and getting interviews for jobs, but I won’t really mention them here now, or anytime soon.
bye for now….

Finding Photographic Supplies

Hello folks,

I’m looking for a good quality online store that sells 35mm film for a 35mm film based camera. The type of film that I’m looking for is the following: black and white at 1600 ISO. Where I’m living the store I usually shop at no longer sells film with this ISO rate. Plus any other supplies that I could get online except for the processing liquid itself.

I’m on a budget of some kind and don’t want to spend an excessive amount of money. Though I don’t mind spending little extra for quality supplies. At this time – all of this would be an education related purchases.

I know I could just use Google to search for photograph supplies and visit many websites – which I don’t mind doing and found a couple that look promising but I would like to get some suggestions from anyone with a good photographic background and who has had bought supplies online in the past.

Thanks to anyone for any and all suggestions.

No wounder I hate taking some classes

As much as I like taking classes it just seems like that this last school year at the university where I’m taking classes at, that I’ve choosing poorly in classes to take. For example, a math class that I took last fall there was just way too much homework assigned and it gotten to the point where I had to either audit or withdrew from the course all together. Though I audited the math class I felt that I should have withdrew from it in the first place.

As for my classes that were just finished, I thought that I was doing poorly in the 2 classes that I was taking. In my oceans class I thought that it was going to be differant than what it was. When this started it started from the “Big Bang” and went from there. Like if I wanted to know something like that I would’ve taken a geology class about the Earth. Anyways, the teachers and the TA’s are a bunch of A–holes and somewhat cocky too, also bunch of know it all freeks that they think that they are better than everyone else. Frankly the oceans class that I’m talking about should be canceled and no longer be offered in any form what so ever. And the TA’s and the teachers for this course weren’t that too helpful in anyway what so ever like they don’t even care if you have a fucking learning disability of some kind. But then I was able to slide through 1-12 grade to some degree.

Anyways, enough of that, as for my Art class that I just took this last spring I could have done better on most – if not all of the projects that were handed out during the spring term. The art class that I took was a good class to take but still I could have done better on the projects.

As for the summer goes, I’m planning to take one class this summer – another art class – which I should have taken before the class that I just did this last spring. But hey I didn’t think of about that til just now.

Even though I have about 2 good years left of taking classes to get my degree, I just for some reason want to take a long break before I actully finish getting my degree. I really don’t know why I want to other than the fact that I’ve been taking classes for the 3-4 years (since fall of 2002). Though after taking classes for this long it just seems that all I’ve been doing recently is to complain like crazy about the teachers and the classes that I’ve been taking. Plus, I think its also the way my current living situation and one of my older siblings is being a pain of the ass.

Even though there’s about 2 years left of classes to take I’m starting to think about grad school and where I want to go to. I’m thinking of going to grad school in London, Austrailia and several University’s in Western United States. Though I should decide on which school’s to apply to within the next year – 18 months. I might take a break after getting my B.A. degree.

At this point I just don’t want to put thing’s into stone and then totally change them and make a real mess of things of my plans when thing’s are just about to happen. Some how some thing’s will get screwed up in some fashion and any plans that I’ve had to any point would possibly get screwed anyway knowing the way my luck goes about planning stuff.

bye for now…