Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Yes, I'm still alive for anyone that might have been wondering...

This is finals week so last week was filled with last minute homework and this week has been focused on studying for finals.  I've done very little else and am so ready for it to all be over with for a little while.

I was going to do my Half Full Friday post last Friday after I got back from class since it was a short day.  Unfortunately, I had a really, really bad day with several things going wrong and by the time I got home, I just wasn't in the mood.  It's supposed to be a positive post and I was afraid my negativity would rub off so I decided to forgo it.

One of the things that happened is that because it was the last day, two of my classes had been canceled so I didn't bring my book bag and just grabbed a folder out of it.  My history professor has strongly stressed since Day 1 that we must do every single assignment in order to pass the class and that our final report was due at 10:30 AM Friday, NO EXCEPTIONS!  Late papers would not be accepted.  I grabbed the wrong folder and by the time I realized it, it was too late to go back home for it.  There wouldn't have been time to have anyone bring it to me because my friends would've been at work plus none of them have my house key.  If I'd have called my parents, I'd have gotten a 20 minute lecture on how irresponsible I am and I seriously doubt they would've made it on time anyways.  It's a 45 minute drive from my house to the university.

My professor is recovering from surgery so her husband has been substituting in her place.  We haven't actually been doing anything the last two weeks anyways other than oral presentation in front of the class so I guess the school doesn't care that he doesn't have a teaching degree?!  Anyways, I talked to her hubs and explained my dilemma.  He told me to email it to my professor as soon as I got home so I did.  I haven't heard a word from her so I still don't know if she accepted it or not.  I hope so because I have a B in her class and would hate for all that hard work to be for nothing.  We had a take home final and I was hesitant to even work on it because I don't want to put time into it only to be told I was going to fail since my report wasn't in.  I figured I'd still go ahead and do it though because I didn't want to find out at the last minute that she did accept it and my final wasn't done.  Got the multiple choice section completed, now I just have to pound out the essay portion. 

I told my mom about it and she told me that I have no one else to blame but myself.  True, but that's the last thing I wanted to hear after such a s#$%& day. 

We go in tomorrow to drop off our finals, then we have to have one final discussion on history.  Ugh, soooooo not looking forward to that!  It's going to be painful to have to sit there and listen to a lecture on the very last day when alls I really want to do is to drop off my test and go home!

Then Thursday is my Psych final and I am DONE!!! 

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Melissa said...

Not much longer!

Taking the wrong folder sucks, but it was an accident, it could have happened to anyone! I have grabbed the wrong piece of paper/book/folder lots of times. It happens.

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Things happen all the time, none of us are mistake free! I think you made the right decision to do the final, and I hope your professor absolves you of your mistake!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Accidents happen to all of us. We sure hope your history professor has a heart and understands that you did all you could to make it right. And your Mom - sheesh, so NOT the right time for a lecture.

Good luck with the last final. Breathe - you worked very hard and that's all you can ask of yourself. Just think back to last fall and how you wondered if you would be able to do it at all. And you DID!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Life of Riley said...


Riley's mum here.

Sometimes things just fall into the category of "S&%# happens" however make sure you still do your take home final as well as you can - that way, regardless of if the professor accepts your assingment or not, you will always know that you gave it your best effort. You can't change leaving your assignment home on Friday, but you can still show your professor how much you have learned this year by doing her take home exam really well! Knowing you gave the whole course your best effort is more important in the long run (when you think back on this) than whatever final score you get, because of a mistake that could have happened to any of us.

On Riley's blog you asked which candies I recognised in the vending machine (with your Flat George photos) after my comment to you. The three items are the plain Snickers, the M & M's (my uncle who lived in Washington DC used to bring these two to me in New Zealand in the early 1980's on his visits to NZ) and the Twix. You can now buy those three here, but not the other stuff in your school vending machine.

The Daily Pip said...

Hang in there! I am sure your professor will make an exception. You have done well in the class and sometimes things just happen. My silly mom does stuff like this ALL the time!

Your pal, Pip

Lorenza said...

Sounds like lots of stress!
I hope everything went well and your assignment was accepted!
Good luck!
Kisses and hugs

Scooter said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, what a rotten time you had. Hang in there...it will get better. Mom left her college class notes on a plane once...say bye bye to that test! I'm sure you will still do great!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Unknown said...

Good to hear from you! I did wonder a bit as we haven't heard from you in ages!

Sounds like you've been having a bit of a hectic time - and not all in a good way! Don't worry - we;ve all been there, done that! Sometimes even if you're responsible &* careful, you do make an honest mistake. Anyway, I do agree that you should do the finals too because aside from anything else, your attitude & showing willing may soften your professor's attitude so that she can see that you still did your best to do everything else, even if you had this one slip up - otherwise, if you don't, she may see that as part of the general "I don't really care" attitude.

Anyway, good luck with it all and hope you finish everything and have a chance to get back properly to Blogland again!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sprinkles! Thanks for the recent blog comment. It was so nice of you to leave such a sweet comment and tell me that you're thinking of me. I haven't been doing any personal blogging since taking my blog down. I have been really busy with my photography business lately, and with getting ready to move soon. I may start back up again eventually.

I hope that finals are now behind you and you are starting a relaxing summer vacation!

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