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Time flies

Time sure as passed quickly over the last two months and it just seemed like that school had started for the term. Yet, now finals are just a couple of weeks away. During this time my disposition has improved to some degree for reasons that I don’t want to say here. Anyway, I’m hoping that this term is better in regards to my grades at school than the last two terms at school.

I haven’t done well one class per term for each of the last two terms – where I didn’t or wasn’t able to handle a “full” load at University. Which is puzzling because I was able to handle a full load of classes in the past. Though, between the time I stopped school in 2007 and starting in 2012 I think that my learning styles have changed from being able to handle a full load of classes to concentrating on two or three class depending if I’m at a community college or at a university. I have some backup plans if things don’t work out with the school I’m at.

Anyway, during this last month and half my car broke down and I’m unable to get it fixed yet. I’m trying to get money lined up to get it fixed. Since the broke down I have been using the bus during this time to get to school. Which I needed to schedule(d) my time better in regards to doing homework and other things with my life. Also, in this time I have lost some weight and I’m very slowly getting back to the weight that I was years ago. My health is getting better though ever since getting back to a 4 year University.

Enough about my weight and health for now.

With school, it looks like that I would be done with school in about 1 and a half years to 2 years from now. Though, I did change my degree from a Business Major to an Urban Studies degree.

Anyway, hopefully I’ll be posting some more stuff soon. Later…

New Year Resolutions for 2014

Below are my New Year Resolutions for 2014 which are relatively basic to have and to follow:

1) Study better for the classes that I’m taking at University
2) look for and apply for a few jobs and try to get a part-time job
3) try to lose some weight and get a bit healthier
4) Upload and Post photographs that I took at Lake Tahoe to flickr.com and to this blog, so I could share pictures of Lake Tahoe and of Rogue and Lolo while there.
5) backup my computer more often (this is something that I shouldn’t share – maybe) even though I do backup my computer a few times a year.
6) Get a new computer – either a laptop or a new/used desktop computer for studying.

I just need to follow though on most – preferably following though of all these above items to have the next year-end on a high note. Also, to get out the negative thoughts (having pessimistic thoughts or being pessimistic about a lot of things) that I have had.

There is a good chance that I will post an update to this post in December 2014 on what I have completed and what I have not even finished by the end of year (2014).

Good luck on the New Year to those who read this post.

Peter

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.

Connecting with old school friends

Recently I’ve been want to connect with people that I’ve meet in school when I grew up over the years.  But for some reason I’m hesitant about actually contacting the people that I’ve been friendly with over the years. Don’t know why that is. Guess I’m not really comfortable in making the first contact with the people I knew. Though the main problem that I have by doing this is what to what to say to someone when and/or if I do contact with someone that I knew.

Anyways, later…. Peter

P.S. This post has been edited and refined to some degree.

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…