I was feeling low yesterday, so Randy took me shopping to cheer me up. Circuit City is liquidating; we began our trip there. We bought a few video games and the most perfect camera bag for my needs. If you follow the link, it shows the bag in black. Mouseover over “khaki” to see what mine looks like. It’s thoroughly me. My old bag only held my camera and CF cards; there was no room for additional lenses. It also didn’t have a strap, and was completely wrong. It had been a quick fix at the time, but desperately needed replacing.
Chalk that off the list.
We also bought a few books and some new workout clothes from Target; my old ones don’t really fit anymore. We were looking for a CD/DVD tower that matches the one we recently bought there, but it seems they no longer carry it. I searched all over their website. Realizing I was going to have to find some other solution for our burgeoning collection of games and movies, I cast around for other options. I hate having the cases visible… I want them all put neatly away out of sight. If you saw the rest of my house you would understand the irony of that, but that’s the way it is. I looked everywhere but everything they offered was either too large, or displayed the cases. I liked the apothecary-style storage units but they only stored audio, not DVDs. I needed to think outside the box. Here’s what I came up with. It’s 2 antique-looking suitcase storage units. They weren’t made for holding audio/video, but are big enough to handle the overflow. The short wood-and-bamboo fronted tower will be on one side of the mission-style TV stand, and I’ll stack these on the other. It’ll have the nice, sort of eclectic look that I like.
On the school front:
Classes start tomorrow and I’m still missing the texts for 2 classes. This has me more than a little nervous. One of them is for Spanish. I’m already starting a semester behind the rest of my classmates. I studied Spanish before, however that was 7 or 8 years ago. I’ve borrowed a copy of the text from a friend; she’ll be in the class with me. Looking it over, though, I can see that the teaching methods are very different from what I’m used to, and that has me anxious. It’s organized in such a way that vocab isn’t built upon in a more traditional manner. It’s situational, conversational. I feel the urge to dig out my old text to refresh my memory rather than using this one. I might, but I still need to familiarize myself with this text, the one I’ll be using for the rest of the semester. I also need to read the first chapter of my Intro. to Interviewing and Counseling text. I know this professor- she’s my advisor- and I know that she prefers that we come to class prepared in this way. I’ve got 25 pages to read tonight, or at least to make a start on. We won’t cover the whole chapter tomorrow. As for Human Geography, he has posted the syllabus and expectations online, but nothing more so far. It promises to be interesting, but challenging.
Have I mentioned that I don’t feel ready for school yet? After our shopping spree yesterday I pointed out to Randy that I now have enough distractions to ensure that I don’t do one bit of homework all semester! He frowned at that, and I think he briefly considered returning it all. But the sales at Circuit City were final, and it was those purchases which are most likely to cause the damage to my GPA. Hah! Foiled him.
Guess that’s it. Those are the things I’ve been up to, and the things going through my ever-crazed brain.
I’ll go find something totally useless and unproductive to do now. It’s better than doing what I ought to do, hands down.