Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Today: Mega Man 9, Math Class, Running, & Work

When I woke up this morning I had a good chunk of free time. So I popped on my trusty imaginary Mega Man helmet and gave the new Mega Man 9 another go. Currently I can beat two of the levels and bosses pretty easily. This morning I'm working on another level. When I started this morning I couldn't get past the half way check point. But by the time I was leaving for class I had almost killed the boss, twice. Math class was great today. I learned a lot and had a good time interacting. After class I came strait home and went for a run. When I got back from my run there was a surprise at my door. It was my Official OCC transcripts!! About time too!! Tomorrow I'm going to put in the order for my Official Moorpark transcripts which will hopefully only take a couple of days. I'm going to try and overnight them or express ship them to the UAS admissions office. The times coming close people! I'll be well on my way soon!!

The time now is get ready for work time. So, my fair readers, I bid you adieu.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mission: Get A Job

All primary objectives complete! I got an assistant manager position at Papa John's. I start this Tuesday. Everyone that I have spoken with over there seems great and I'm excited to finally start working.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Weird Al Road Report #8: Juneau

Testing 1.. 2.. 3.. Testing..

I have two tests next week. On Monday I have a trigonometry test and on Wednesday I have a music appreciation test. Today will be spent going over study questions for math and building a library of flash cards for music. I'm also trying to get another math study group formed for today and tomorrow. I like going over math in a group. Everyone helps each other out. When you feel like you know something perfectly.. somebody else will show you how dumb you are.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

UAS Application: Part 1

This morning around 10:30am I filled out the online portion of my application to the University Of Alaska Southeast. It was a relatively painless procedure. Now all I need to do is send over my official transcripts from both Moorpark and Orange Coast. I should have both of those in my hand within a weeks time. I plan on rush sending them to the school. Once they have all of my information and I am admitted then I can fill out the rest of the forms for student housing and financial aid. Both of which I need to get filled out as quickly as possible. The next coming weeks should be an exciting time. Well.. I'm excited.

Here is a picture taken on campus during the summer:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

UAS - Phone Call

I called up the University Of Alaska Southeast office of Admissions today to ensure that I would have a smooth transfer after acceptance into the mathematics program. I must say that I have never experienced service this great from a school especially over the phone!! Within twenty five minutes I had spoken to people in four departments and had obtained all the information I needed. No hassles, fudge, or baloney. The feeling I got from the call was a solid feeling of relief. I really feel like this is going to be a great academic choice.

Now all I need to do is apply.. with a $50 dollar processing fee?!?! Arrrrggg. Okay. What else can I sell?

Albertsons: The Job Interview

After filling out well over thirty job applications I finally have a job interview. Tomorrow, Wednesday the 23rd, at Albertsons. Hopefully this works out and I can't start as soon as Thursday. I believe that I'm going in for the Customer Service Clerk position. Which is a minimum of sixteen hours a week. I'm looking for thirty two plus. I plan on asking about additional hours doing overnight merchandise stalking.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sell! Sell! Sell..

Well it's that time again. Time to survive. My epic quest for a job has left me high and dry. So while I am still running around like a headless chicken I have made the decision to sell my stuff. I'll be selling my XBOX 360, Wii, Triton, Turntables, Telecaster, Amp, and anything else that is not edible. I realllllly don't want to sell my amp. So, it will be the last thing to go.. just in case I can squeeze by without selling it.

I'm really excited for this struggle to come to an end. I know that the next couple of months are going to be hard, but I look forward to my adventure to Juneau. It is going to be a very positive experience. Then once I've obtained my degree I won't have to worry about these financial burdens. There will always be a need for mathematicians.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cheap Humour: Coke

Childhood Snippet: Christmas In Tattertown

Very interesting animated special played on nick back in the late 80s. Who remembers this? Come on!! I know some of you do. I get the weirdest nostalgia when I watch this short.

Jacket Shopping

So, I'm a tad worried about the move to Alaska. I have little to no warm clothes. I don't know how I'll survive the harse California winter with my current rags (rags: a term that people use in southern California for articles of clothing that retail for less than 200 US dollars). Lately I've spent a little time looking at online retailers rei and backcountry who have a large selection of winter coats. I have an Idea of what I want but I won't order anything online until I have physically tried it on in a store and know that I like it. Returning stuff from online can be a bitch of a process.

Now all I have to do is save up enough dough, do my research, try it on at a store, and click yes on the order form, then proceed to pretend like I actually put out some sort of effort. I'm not a name brand type, but as it seems in outdoor gear often pricier items (not always!) are worth it in the long run.

Exciting Times.

P.S. - School is going grrrrreat this semester. I wish I had another class but maybe it's a good thing that I don't so I can have more time to work (if I ever find a job! ugh!) and save up.

Random Saturday: Fat Dan 2004

San Diego Wild Animal Park

Life as usual at Margaret's place in 2004. Man was I a fatty!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

All I have to say is..

World's longest zip line!!

Juneau <3

I'm a little bit country..

Today I am going to ride over to school and give the transfer center a good solid visit. There I will obtain anything and everything I can about UAS. I have already requested official information from the school. A little later this afternoon I plan on calling the school directly to fill in the blanks on any questions I might have left.

With the rest of my time I will be filling out even more job applications. It's too bad that there is no job for filling these puppies out, oh because I could be a badonkagillionaire by now. I'm considering the possibility of selling some treasured Items. Times are tight and I've got to pay rent yet have very little pretzel moneys.

Well.. it's 8:20 AM and I'm still in bed (minus the exception at 7:20 when I got up to eat breakfast) so I better get up and at em. It's going to be a long and glorious day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I'm going to college in Alaska!!

That's right! The University Of Alaska Southeast!! I'm trying to transfer in time for the spring 2009 semester. Here are a few videos from the school:

Wish me luck!

Potential Universities

CSU Channel Islands
San Diego State University
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
University Of Texas Austin
University Of Colorado
University Of Utah

Where will I end up?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008