Friday, January 21, 2011

Half Full Friday

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list. 

~I'm happy because...
I go skool now!  I started on Wednesday.

I got my books the day before school started!  I ordered all but one online because they were cheaper (even with shipping) and I was so worried I wouldn't get them in time, especially with the holiday on Monday.

I had fun with my friends this past weekend!

I kinda somewhat figured out my new camera, I think!  Now I just need to read the booklet to figure out how to download the pictures. 

My mom gave me a loaf of excellent homemade bread!

I got a prize in the mail from Katie's last live giveaway yesterday! 
Source:  weheartit  I woke up at 6:20 AM and the first thing I said to my chi's was, "Today is the first day of the rest of our lives!"  And that's truly how I felt.  Got ready with just enough time to stop and treat myself to a cappuccino before I headed out for the big day.

Parking was a nightmare!  I ended up having to park at literally one end of the campus and walk to the other end.  My book bag was sooooooooo freaking heavy and I had to keep stopping to readjust it so I could continue on my merry little way.  Luckily my friend bought me a book bag with wheels so I'm going to use that next time because the one I used the first day has bruised my shoulders.

My first class was Introduction to Theatre.  I didn't really get a sense one way or the other about the professor.  She seemed nice.  We have to go see two plays and read 6 others.  It was kinda funny because the professor said we can't text or use laptops in that class.  And a little bit later, she caught someone texting.  She totally called him out on it.

Next, I headed off to American National Government.  The professor was funny and managed to keep us engaged.  I liked him a lot.  You have to be participate in class, whether you want to or not.  He gets right up in your face and asks questions.  I think I'm going to enjoy this class but I also think it's going to be a lot of work.

The third class was US History.  I sat next to a really nice girl named Marissa.  Hopefully I'll get to know her better so I'll have at least one friend on campus.  Someone had told me the professor is the govenor's daughter.  I'd believe it, she looks just like him!  I don't think she's taught for very long.  She talked briefly about her background and what we could expect out of the class before going right into teaching.  I was sooooo bored and kinda zoned out for a bit.  Hopefully it'll pick up and I won't snooze through the semester.

I had an hour to kill before the next class (which was just across the hall) so I sat down for a bit and tried to absorb the events of the day.  I took this opportunity to munch on my coconut m&m's.

Finally, it was time for Psychology.  OMG, there are 250 students in that class and it was jam packed in there!!!  The professor is hilarious and kept us entertained.  She told us up front that she's very hardcore.  And she appears to be!  She wanted to know what rumors we'd heard about her and told us to go visit  I'd never even heard of that website before!  Then she invited us to ask anything we wanted to so, since she told us she's a big fan of Twilight, someone asked if she's a vampire.  WTF?!   There will tons of research for this class. 

There's a deaf person in my psych class.  I'm not sure who it is yet but there was a woman sitting in front of the class doing sign language.  I found myself watching her more than listening at first because it was so interesting to see the expressions she made while she signed.

I did check out that website once I got home.  I read good and bad about three of my professors and nothing but bad about the fourth one.

So that was my first day of school in a nutshell.  And I get to do it all over again today!
Source:  weheartit

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Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

I've been wondering how your first day went, and am thrilled to hear that it went well for you!

jen said...

I've been waiting to hear how your first went!

Sounds like it went pretty good!
I had to laugh when you were talking about paying more attention to the lady doing the sign language rather than the teacher! That is so how I am too:)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Oh THANK you fur sharing your furst day of school!!! I am soooooo excited fur YOU!!!
Sic 'em girrrrrl. You will love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your first week of school. Sounds like things went pretty well. Happy Friday!!

the booker man said...

miss sprinkles,

yikes, i'm sorry you had to walk so far and that your heavy backpack left bruises on your shoulders. :( thank goodness you have that wheely backpack from your friend! and hooray for mega energy boosts from coconut m&m's! heehee.
your first day of school sounds like it went pretty well besides the parking/walking part! i'm thinkin' your psych professor is gonna provide you with some pretty interestin' stories to share. :)

the booker man

pee s -- i can't tell, but i might be first! heehee.

Velvet Over Steel said...

That sounds like a very interesting first day of school!!! & my youngest son had to get a backpack with wheels after the first week of school also (last year). He's 6'2" and over 200 pounds and the other back pack about killed him. If you don't live on campus and can go back and forth to your dorm.. a wheeled bag is a Must!

I haven't posted my Friday post yet. Crazy stressful week. But I have one started and will finish it when I get home from work. I linked up with you just now anyway! :-)

So proud of you!! I sure wish I'd gone back. Have a Fantastic weekend!!!! & congrats on school again!!

The Life of Riley said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your first day at school.

Have a great weekend.


MadameMoiselle said...

I dont know if i want to go back to school again.. But it is a fun time !

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, that's a full schedule! I wouldn't pay too much attention to those teacher reviews. You never know that 4th teacher might end up being your favorite! Seeing the plays sounds fun and my mom really liked her psychology class in school. We know you are going to do GREAT!

Your pal, Pip

Zona said...

Yay! Thanks for updating us. We've been wondering how your first day was. It sounds like it was jam packed!!


Anonymous said...

Most definitely use the bag with wheels, books are super heavy! And if you're having trouble with your hip, it'll help a lot too.

Can't wait to hear about how everything goes once you get into the swing of things!

Scooter said...

Hey Sprinkles!
Wow, I'm soooo glad you're in school. That's great for you. Stay with it...even when it's hard. Love your list of good things...especially the homemade bread! Frankie's Mom, my mamaw, makes it for us and it's the bestest! Keep smiling!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...


Just stopping by to say hello. My blog is back full time now and we gots lots of catching up to do.

Squirt is on the road to getting better and being evaluated my ATDR Vets now. She is very sweet and loves everybody.


Zuzana said...

Hello dear friend, a bit late visiting this weekend due to have been busy with real life for once.;)
So glad you had a great start in school and i love your new found optimism.;) Just don't let go of it and good things will come your way, trust me;)
Hope you had a great weekend,

P said...

Congrats on starting school!!!

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