Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Giving it the ol' College try

On Jan 11th, 2012 I had an interview with immigration and am now a Permanent Resident of the United States. I am a German citizen, so until now a lot of things were denied me, mostly higher education and of course a job. So on the 11th I was told that my application for permanent residency would be approved (I now have a spiffeh looking green card too. =D ), on the 16th I looked into going back to school, on the 25th I enrolled at South University with one of their online programs, and on the 30th I started classes. After 6yrs of not being able to go to school, I enrolled and started classes all in less then 2 weeks. Crazy.

My mom and sister are proud I think that I'm going back.The in-laws are all skeptical. FIL and BIL don't really care I think. MIL said it was a lot of money, and is just generally negative about anything anyone does. If you ever want to be talked out of doing anything talk to my SIL and MIL. Seriously. They'd find a way to talk you out of being an organ donor I'm sure.

It's only day two of classes and so far I rather like it. The course work is relatively easy for now, but I think that is mainly so that the class can get used to how an online classroom works. Although it's largely like any other forum based website with threads and sub-forums, so it's really not that hard to navigate...well, if you know what you're doing. xD My admissions rep called me on the first day of class to walk me through how to do everything and I interrupted her before she could even get started, and told her I had already done a,b,and c. "Well," came her reply. "You pretty much figured it all out it looks like, so I don't really have anything to do now." And then she laughed.

Besides the classes being easy so far, I've also noticed that just about everyone in my first class (the University gives the first three to you one at a time so you're not overwhelmed) is going in for psychology. Or Phsycology, or Phycology, or psycology, or psycolohgy as some of the people have spelled it. I've also noticed that quite a few of them don't know how to use proper grammar or spelling. honestly if u spell stuff like this then u wanna rethink becoming a phsycologist im jus sayin cause ur not gonna be real good at your job.Yes, that is how a few people have posted in the discussion threads. Me thinks someone needs to reevaluate either their major or their English comprehension. I'm just sayin'.

An update on the baby blanket is anyone cares: I have one square to go. Decided to add a simple boarder around the whole thing to give it a more finished look. Leah in the meantime was born on the 28th. *sigh* I suck at this.

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