|I don't think anyone ever reads this anymore, but whatever.|
School sucks. Honestly, I had a blast last year. This year has been horrible so far. My roommate has been annoying the hell out of me. I don't know why; I had the same roommate last year and we got along great. This year he just gets on my nerves. My classes are boring, I don't even know why I go to them. I don't think I've actually learned anything useful in any of them... except for calculus. Homework is a bitch. I don't know about other schools, but I'm averaging a shitload(Most nights 4-5 hours, some nights even more) of homework every night here at Hope, and it gets really boring really quickly. On top of the homework I also have a job, which I work at 3-4 times a week(which really isn't much, but it does tend to cut into my homework time).
I hate Hope college. I really hate being here. I'm a fucking atheist. The only reason I came here is because they have a really good Japanese program(which I'm pretty much done with). Everyone here is so intolerant of everything different that it really pisses me off. There are so many rules about living in the dorms here, too. (Nobody of the opposite gender can even be on your floor past midnight, for example). As far as relationships go, I haven't really met anybody here that interests me enough to want to pursue them a relationship. A lot of the girls that come here are hot, but a lot of them are also very Christian. Most of them are too goody-goody for me anyway (even the not-so-christiany ones). Along the same lines, it's really hard to make friends. Most of the people who go here are just not my type of people, I guess.
On top of that, it's real fucking expensive. I won't break down the economics, but I'm essentially paying about 8 dollars a meal for food that is 10 times worse tasting than the shit we ate in high school, and I have to wait about 10-15 minutes to actually get the food from the cafeteria because it's so fucking busy and there aren't any lines. People just bunch up by where the food is served; at that point you just have to push and shove your way to the front of the group. I'm also paying about 500 dollars a month to live in a dorm roughly the size of a jail cell with another person. On top of that, I share a bathroom with everyone on my floor, and I share a kitchen with everyone in the building. The worst part of it is that if you live in a dorm(which I do), you HAVE to have a meal plan. So I pay $8 a meal regardless of whether I actually eat or not.
For $8 a meal, I could eat decently at IHop every day.
For $500 a month I could get a small apartment with my own kitchen and bathroom.
Unfortunately I pay for both of these things with loans, which I couldn't do if I did just get my own apartment.
And I suck at math. I used to be good at math. Not to be arrogant or anything, but I think most people that knew me in high school would agree that I was pretty good in math. I didn't take a math course my senior year (because if I did, it would have to have been AP calc and that was during my Japanese class). And so about a year and a half (Junior summer + senior year + senior summer) of not doing any math has completely destroyed my ability to calculate anything. I want to try to relearn it, so I don't fail Calc II this semester, but I really just don't have time.
Also, Evan moved to Colorado. I'm glad that he was able to get away from Holland, but he was also a really good friend to me, so I'll miss him (I already do). You don't often come across friends like him in life.
It's too late to transfer from Hope. I already have too many credits, and I don't want to build up any more debt. I'll just stick it out for the next couple of years. Next year should be easier because I'm moving to Japan.
Anyway, that's my life in a nutshell.
|I'm posting my classes in retaliation to Alex. This shall foreshadow your DOOM.|
Data Structures& Software Dsgn - CSCI 235 - 01
Program Development - CSCI 241 - 01
Studies in Japn Language & Lit - JAPN 495 - 01
Health Dynamics - KIN 140 - 07 =(
Calculus II - MATH 132 - 03
Introduction to Music - MUS 101 - 02
|I'm back in Holland, oh... wait...|
|So, like, I haven't been commenting at all, or really reading xangas too much lately, but it's all coo and stuff.|
Everyone is making thanksgiving posts, I've noticed, so I will too. I'm coming back to Holland for break! Oh wait, I'm still here dammit. However, I will be going to Detroit for Thanksgiving because my sister wants to cook, or something.
Well, whatever, everyone should come over and play Guitar Hero II.