Classes. I really dreaded going to my classes this semester, but they all seem cool. I’m deluding myself into thinking they’ll be interesting and challenging enough to motivate me to go to class and study and read, etc.

Advanced Reporting should be very informative in terms of showing us how to avoid relying on lazy tools for researching and reporting. The Internet will be a key player in the class, as well, so that’s interesting. The professor seemed really aloof during the first class, but she’s warmed up to us. She seems very professional but fun and understanding, as well. During the first class one of the students asked her what she preferred to be called: Shannon, Professor Martin or Dr. Martin. She responded, “Call me anything except shitface and stupid.”


Shakespeare: Jacobean Plays is awesome, too. It’s a big lecture, but the professor is one of those really typical English professors, dorky and goofy but funny and entertaining. I’m excited to read the plays, too: Measure for Measure, King Lear and Antony and Cleopatra, to name a few. The down side is that there are like 7 kids from my high school in the class.

Media Law and Responsibility will probably be a nightmare. There is a lot of work and the professor is this notorious lunatic from the journalism department. I’ve come into contact with her on several occasions because of Targum and she’s always rubbed me the wrong way. But the first lecture was decent, so I think it’ll be okay. At least she’s entertaining. I mean, she looks like a crazy homeless person, that’s good for laughs.

Spanish Literature 334 is the class I was really dreading. For whatever reason, I do not want to deal with Spanish anymore. I don’t think I’m going to Spanish this summer (that’s more about the chance to go to Berkeley instead, though), I can’t deal with thinking in Spanish, I don’t even know if I’ll continue with the major or make it a minor (I have enough credits now for the minor). But when I got to the class I felt a million times better. The professor is young and unsure and nonthreatening, so that’s a plus. And there’s a guy names BLAIR in my class, who was in last semester’s class, so I have a friend on Day 1.

I also am working about 24 hours a week, but I created a much better schedule. Hopefully I won’t be stressed…

Hopefully I’ll have all sorts of time to jet off to the other coast. Cause, you know, that’s a priority, as well.

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