Monday, December 18, 2006

Express Grades My @$$...

Okay, so I'll admit it--I forgot I had this blog. I don't get on the internet as much as I used to, but I've been on a lot today obsessively checking my grades--still aren't posted. Now it's telling me that PAWS is unavailable, though I know it is supposed to be available until 9:00 tonight. Grades were due this morning, and I've been anxious to see how I did. At LLC, it seemed like the grades were posted by 8:00 AM the day they were due. Not a big deal one way or the other I guess.

I graduated Saturday. I wasn't nervous at all. This is probably the only graduation since 8th grade where I was calm. It is nice to be an EIU alumnus. But I'll be starting grad school there in the spring, so really, it just feels like another Christmas break, but that's okay.

I'm registered for 3 classes and wait listed for a 4th that I may end up dropping. I actually cleaned out my car today. I don't think I've ever had it as clean as I got it today. Well, maybe for the first couple days after I got it, but after that, I started throwing a bunch of junk in it. I've also been cleaning my room some too.

I finished my honors thesis at the end of the semester. I'm fairly happy with it. I am planning on adding some more stories to it, proofreading it seriously, and maybe after that I will try to send it out for publication. I'm a little nervous about sending out my work because if it gets rejected I'll feel like I've failed as a writer.

Ironically enough, the mere fact that I possess that attitude confirms that I am indeed a writer.

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Moody Mamma said...
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agitswhoiam said...

Ha! You shouldn't be afraid to send out your work...everyone gets rejected. It means nothing bad on your part. As soon as you get published the first time...it feels great. And hopefully you'll even get money!!!! Ha! Congrats on graduating and hopefully you've gotten your grades by now. See ya!

Illini Fan said...

Hey Carissa,
It's been awhile since you've updated. How have u been? I am okay, except for my foot. I have been having problems. I wouldn't mind talking to you on the phone sometime, but no one ever answers the phone. Well, I better go for now. Talk to you later.

Thinking of you,
Rachel

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