Monday, January 18, 2010

The Pirates of South

I've been back at CLU for a few days now. The Res Life staff has been somewhat frantically trying to put everything together for the start of the Spring Semester. The theme for our complex was "Disneyland" (so original) and our hall, South, happened to take on a Pirates of the Caribbean persona hence the "Pirates of South" door tags. Classes start up in a few days.
The classes:
  • Biology: Ecology & Evolution
  • General Chemistry II with Lab
  • Postmodernism: The Politics & Philosophy of Art (my Sci Fi film class got dropped)
  • Music Theory II
  • Musicianship Skills II
  • Keyboard Harmony II
  • Band/Orchestra/Applied Lessons
Alas...20 units again.

Our trip to Colorado was great. It was nice seeing that Grandma is doing so well. We didn't get much fresh snow while we were there but what was on the mountain was pretty good. I took a half day ski lesson the first afternoon just to get a few pointers to work on for the rest of the trip and it really helped out. Ski trip in the future anyone?

The only positive aspect of a devastating tragedy like the recent Haiti earthquake is how it brings humanity together. When describing the aid given it's been said numerous times in the media how people pitching in to help as they can really demonstrates a sense of common humanity. However, it truly disturbs me when certain prominent individuals (i.e. Limbaugh, Robertson, Glover, etc) abuse their public forum and make some type of politically charged commentary or accusation with regard to the catastrophe. Simply pathetic.

Recent studies have shown that Choline, a micronutrient found abundantly in a good old fashioned bacon and eggs breakfast, can help boost the intelligence of an unborn child when eaten during pregnancy. There you go...bacon and eggs will make your kid smarter.

Pigeon: Impossible. A rookie secret agent is faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase. A problem I run into occasionally.

That's all for now...I need to spend some quality time admiring the intense rainfall.


Em said...

If you need help with your post modernism class let me know!! What's your text book? I'd love to check it out hahaha I'm such a freak.

Clark said...

Haha thanks, I'll let you know. We actually don't have a text (prof "doesn't believe in them"). It actually seems really cool so far, looks pretty loaded with philosophy and the "final" is a trip to LA to see Disney Hall and go to a concert. I'll keep you posted when it gets to the actual art stuff that I'm clueless about.

Em said...

Oh Okay. Well that sounds really interesting and I'd love yo hear about it.

Ps- you're almost 20, why does your profile say that you're 18?