January 06, 2003


Oh god, what a day, what a freaking stupid day. I went to the wrong class. And sat through the whole thing. Got to know the teacher, discussed stuff -- now I have to adjust to another teacher. Not to mention I missed the class I was supposed to take. Crap, crap, crap. Neither teacher (the one whose class I took by mistake nor the one whose class I missed) were in their offices, so I went to the library to email them using my university email address. That's where I am now. Somehow I ended up inside someone else's email, probably because the dufus student didn't log off. I take the precaution of not only logging off the web-based email program the university has, but I log off the entire computer. Dork freshmen.

Did I forget to scream? AAARRRGGGHHH.

Posted by Andrea Harris at January 6, 2003 02:38 PM

so, um, maybe it's a good thing you're not lugging around one of those big swords? (You'd have just had to clean it and re-hone the blade by now.)

Posted by: Chip Haynes at January 6, 2003 at 02:45 PM

The way things are going today, I'd probably have dropped it on my foot and cut off my toes.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at January 6, 2003 at 02:50 PM

Would it be indelicate to ask how you went to the wrong class? Did you just go to the wrong section of the class? Did you get your Cicero classes mixed up?

Posted by: Angie Schultz at January 6, 2003 at 03:20 PM

Sounds like you've had a bear of a day :(

Hope it improved!

Posted by: Ith at January 6, 2003 at 07:08 PM

How I went to the wrong class: I printed out a schedule in table form. I am actually supposed to take the same class in the same classroom, but on Tuesday/Thursday, not Monday/Wednesday/Friday. But the Tues/Thurs class is an hour earlier than the Mon/Weds/Fri class (which is in a different classroom in the same building). The way the school website has its schedule grid mapped out is with the days going horizontally, and the hours vertically. Therefore the earlier classes are along the top row, even if they are the classes you take the next day. So I just glanced at the top row, being all intent on getting to my class on time, and didn't bother to check the days. Oh, and apparently I can't read, and I'm an idiot. That's how.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at January 6, 2003 at 07:31 PM

Cut the crap. I came here to hear about Tolkien.

Posted by: Steve H. at January 6, 2003 at 07:52 PM

Well, anyone could do that, Andrea. But I just wondered how you could not notice all through class. That's why I wondered if it was the right course, wrong section.

Ha ha, Steve! If it's Tolkien you want, dig this:


Lego versions of LOTR (selected scenes only)! The Bridge of Khazad-Dum is good, but I must say the balrog looks a bit silly.

Maybe this will cheer you up, Andrea.

(Via Cold Fury)

Posted by: Angie Schultz at January 6, 2003 at 08:29 PM

Yeah, it was the right course, wrong section, and I thought the reason the teacher didn't have me on his list was the fact that a) UCF's computers had been screwed up so I had to hand-register for some of my classes (registration is supposed to be done online through individual student accounts); and b) I had had trouble with my financial aid getting cut off termporarily.

Really, my nightmares are like this. Other people get to have way cool nightmares where they are being chased by monsters or falling endlessly through space or something; I get to have nightmares where I miss important appointments or forget to pick up my dry-cleaning. If I had psychic powers of precognition I wouldn't be the one having neat visions of the end of the world or assassinations of heads of state by space aliens; I'd be predicting that I'd spill a cup of coffee on my keyboard tomorrow, or that someone would key my car in the parking lot.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at January 6, 2003 at 08:55 PM

I sympathize. My nightmares are often of taking a final exam in a course I did not know I was signed up for, so I never went to any classes all quarter. My dreaming is just too boring.

Posted by: Michael Lonie at January 6, 2003 at 10:57 PM