Monday, February 19, 2007

A review....

Hey everyone. So I got this idea from Mac since he did the same thing on his blog last year. What I will be doing is reviewing and grading all my classes since freshmen year during my next series of posts. So lets travel back in time to 2003. Moving to college is a scary thing for many kids, but I was so ready to move on and start college since I hated high school. I was very excited and glad to begin my adventure in Morris in the fall of 2003. Fall semester had a lot of good times, I met some of my very good friends at this time Jon, Dana, and my most loyal companion Patrick. I also tricked the most beautiful girl in Morris into dating me, still not sure how I managed that one, I guess it's better to be lucky than good. Anywayz, this semester was a lot of fun thanks in part to the people mentioned above. Class wise here is how it panned out.

FYS: Greek Myhtology Prof: Jeanne Purdy
This class was a lot of fun. Having a fairly strong background in Greek mythology it was really rather easy since most of what we read was just a review for me. However, Jeanne let discussion be fun and interesting so I enjoyed the class a lot. There were also a large number of attractive girls in the class and only one other guy. I also enjoyed playing most of the lead roles in the skits we did at the Jamboree since I was the only guy willing to do so, I' m deeply sorry to those of you who had to watch me gyrate to Zeus Lightning.
I give this class an A.

Intro to Political Science Prof: Bill Hunt
At the time I really hated this class, there were so many idiotic, hippy, radicals that drug out topics much longer then necessary. However, looking back on this class I really like certain things. I met tons of friends who suffered through this class with me: Mac, Jon, Jen, Adam, Dan, and several others. Although at this point I didn't know any of them very well and Jen and I didn't think very highly of each other, dumb I know. Most of the subject matter in this class was really silly and the books were kind of a joke in my opinion. Bill has the bad habit of wanting exactly what he says regurgitated back to him in essays and the article reviews from "reputable new sources" were lame. I didn't mind discussions groups that much. I give this class a B.

Beginning Spanish 1 Prof: I forget lol sorry
This class wasn't difficult. I remembered a good deal from high school spanish and I had a good spanish tutor, although I must admit sometimes we got kinda sidetracked. Most of the tests and assignments were ridiculously easy. I really didn't hate or love this subject, I mostly viewed it as something that had to be done to graduate. The prof wasn't super dull or super exciting. I give this class a C.

Intro to Stats Prof: Jon Anderson
Anderson was fun, he made a lot of good jokes and made the class fun. I wasn't super fond of the daily quizzes he issued and almost daily homework. I also didn't like the fact that he doesn't use in between grades. I kinda wish I had take the class with Sungur since I heard he was easy and let you use a cheat sheet instead of trying to memorize formulas for Anderson and the final being 40% of the final grade was also a bit annoying. Overall the class was pretty enjoyable and not overly difficult. I give this class a B-.

First Aid Prof: Penney
This class was ridiculously easy. I took this class so I would have 15 credits and could keep the full amount on my state grants. In a lot of ways this class was a joke since all the instructor did was copy notes directly from the book. However, this class only lasted a half semester and never lasted longer than an hour so it was tolerable. I give this class a C.

So that was my first semester I was still adjusting to college life and stuff but enjoying myself overall. So keep reading if you wanna see what happens to our hero(me) in the coming semesters. Anywayz I love all of ya and hope you had a good V-day and spent it with someone you love, and got yourself some;) Peace and much love.

-Jake

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Catching up...

Hey there everyone. So I am sure you have all been waiting for an update for sometime....not! Well on Saturday I retook the Lsat on Saturday and I feel better about this test then I did about the last one. Hopefully I will get a good score so I can go to a good law school. I've pretty much accepted that I won't end up in Minnesota, unless I somehow got a score good enough to get me into the U. However, it is likely I didn't get a score that will allow me to do that so I prolly be shipping off to somewhere new. I honestly kind of like the thought of getting to make a new start somewhere else right now. I think getting away from this state would do me a lot of good. At least that's what Greg and I kinda decided at our meeting today. I always feel really good about myself after having a meeting with Greg he always makes me feel like I have talent and that I'm on a different lvl than most ppl, also he is one of the few ppl that has always believed in me even through the tough times. Today he mentioned that if the law school thing didn't work out I should consider going to grad school and becoming a prof because he thought I would make a great one. Me teaching is a funny thought. It's nice to get that little ego boost every now and again. Anywayz classes this semester are okay I took a fairly easy load. So as soon as I get my lsat score back and stuff figured out I'll let ya know the list of places I end up. Where in the U.S.A will the Legend end up?I must admit I find myself thinking about how long it's been. 2 years is a long time. Some ppl forget and some ppl don't. Some day love will find me again, maybe. Amazing how some things stick with you for so long. Since it's Valentines tommorow here is a free piece of advice to everyone. Treasure that special person in your life, people have no idea how lucky they are to have someone to love and care for. Take care of that person, make sure they know you love them,and never take them for granted because you never know what may happen. I don't really like valentine's day because love is something that should be celebrated and shown everyday, not just once a year. Anywayz, enough of my lame free advice and ramblings. Remember I love of all ya. I hope everyone out there is spending time with someone they truly love. Peace and much love.

-Jake

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hardware Store

1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question.

NO CHEATING...
Some cool answers some confusing ones..

What does next year have in store for me?
Playmate of the Year- Zebrahead

What does your love life look like?
Take on Me- Aha

What do I say when life gets hard?
I'll be the last one Standing-Emerson Drive

What do I think when I get up in the morning?
Baby Got Back- Sir Mix Alot

What song will I dance to at my wedding?
Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye

What do you want as a career?
Def Leppard- Foolin

Your favorite saying?
Life is like a boat(Nobody knows)- Ending theme from Bleach

Favorite place?
Brokenheartsville- Joe Nicols

What do you think of your parents?
CCR- Bad Moon Rising

Where would you go on a first date?
Sister Christian- Night Ranger

Drug of choice?
Hold my Hand- Hooty and the Blowfish

Describe Yourself?
Digital Love- Daft Punk

What is the thing I like doing most?
Long train Running- The Doobie Brothers

The song that best describes the president?
In da Club- 50 Cent

What is my state of mind like at the moment?
Take me home tonight- Eddie Money

How will I die?
So Cold - Crossfade

The song you'll put as the subject?
Hardware Store- Weird Al