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These Last Days

I have an addiction with buying books, and it is really unfortunate considering the fact that I’m a college student and really don’t have any extra money to spend. But Barnes & Noble keeps sending me these discounts and sales promotions to my e-mail for beautiful leatherbound classic books like these and I just can’t resist! So this is why I’m typing up a new blog post because I currently have $50 worth of books in my shopping cart and I’m trying to not press the ‘check out’ button. I’m also to the point though that I’m forgetting which books I own and which I don’t… so I should probably wait til I get home to double check. D’oi.

I also should be studying for my last final that I have tomorrow… but nahhh.

I met with one of the administrator’s to fill out the paperwork for my job this morning. :) I’d say it was exciting, but it was filing out tax forms and that would be a complete lie. It made me happy to know though that it’s all official now. I just have to send them a voided check and then I’ll be ready to start working for next semester.

Though the check thing has me a little worried, because over Thanksgiving break (about 3 weeks ago), I ordered some checks and I was supposed to have received them by now. I sent them to my home address, so my parents may just be blind and may not see the box among the other boxes of books Christmas presents I have bought that are apparently piling on my bed. I’m going home tomorrow (!!!!!!!!) so I’ll figure it out then. Hopefully they haven’t gotten lost in the mail. :/

I’m so ready to go home. This first semester of schooling for me was a bit rough and I’m just really tired. Tired of school work, of long assignments, of cafeteria food — especially this week since it is finals week. I mean really, they served nacho cheese with macaroni the other night. They really have just given up. *barf* And I miss everyone back home.

Finals week has been pretty easy for me. I had two French finals and then a Psychology Final, and the rest of my classes I just had projects. I know that did great on my French oral – I somehow managed to get a 98% on that. Talk about miracles. Not so sure how I did on my written final, but I’m not too worried. I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that I got a B in the class, and that’s okay. I have my last final tomorrow at 10:30AM, so I’m hoping to be finished by noon and then me and Andrew and another friend will be heading out by hopefully 1.

Did I also mention that The Hobbit comes out tomorrow at midnight? Did I mention that this dork will be attending the midnight premiere. Did I mention that I get to see my best friend there, too? Weeeeee! Super excited for the movie! Not excited about leaving the next day for Pennsylvania to see my grandma, but that 12 hour drive I will be getting much needed sleep. And it will be good to see her. I haven’t seen her since my grandpap died, so this trip will be a bit different.

So basically I haven’t done anything the last couple of days but watch The Office and play dumb computer games. All for the sake of procrastination, and it’s been a lovely last few days of doing absolutely nothing.

P.S. Today is 12/12/12. :D 

Stop Trying to Take My Money!

It’s only forty minutes away from the start of literary abandon, the start of late nights and lots of coffee, the start of a new story beginning to unfold, the start of the timer slowly ticking away until the end of the month, and the start of a shooting word count. Only forty minutes away from the start of NaNoWriMo.

I may be one for a bit of dramatics, but really, I’m stoked for this upcoming month of November. I think I have a great plot that I’ve managed to somewhat outline and even managed to convince one of my friends to at least attempt this with me! Which is pretty big, because I’ve never done NaNo with literally anyone I knew. (Yes, I’m shooting daggers at some of you for not participating! :P)

I’m not sure how I’m going to fit NaNo in with college and extracurricular activities, but I’m just going to make time. It will be great in the end to see another novel that I’ve pushed out. :D

In other, much less exciting news, a few days ago I received an e-mail saying that my student account is negative $3,900 and a hold will placed upon it. My heart literally stopped. I was freaking out because at the beginning of the year we paid off the remainder of my bill that scholarships and loans didn’t cover so I wouldn’t have to worry about that during the year.

I should’ve know better.

So I’m looking over my statements, calculator in hand, trying to figure out what in the heck went wrong. Turns out UMKC dropped one of my scholarships and two of my loans. So I headed over to the Administrative building to find out why. The loans turned out to be a technical mistake. Something that I filled out didn’t go through so I just had to complete it again – kind of annoying but it was an easy fix. My scholarship, however, I wasn’t supposed to receive in the first place.

At the beginning of the semester, they gave me two specific scholarships (among others), but apparently you can only receive one or the other. So they realized their error during the semester and took it off, with no warning or e-mail or anything. Which would have been nice. “Oh yeah, sorry to tell you but that $2,500 scholarship we said we’d give you, we’re not giving you anymore!”

To say the least, I’m pretty upset about it. I’m just pissed that they weren’t even slightly sorry about it. It’s not a big deal about paying it, my parents will pay it and then I’ll pay them back, but I’ve just had so many administrative problems with UMKC in the first 4 months of school that I’m ready to go crazy.

And now I need to apply for some competetive scholarships because I’m not receiving as much financial aid as I thought. :( Money sucks!

The last month, except for that, has been rather unexciting. As the semester goes on I keep adding to my list of why I hate my French professor. I started planning out my classes for next semester, too, so that’s kind of exciting and kind of not, because half of my courses will be science courses, which I’m not a fan of. But I’ll just push through.

I hope you all had a wonderful day of stuffing your face with candy! I didn’t do anything for Halloween just because of the amount of homework I had and perhaps because NaNoWriMo is tomorrow. :P It’s never too late to join if you want to (which you totally do!)!