February 24th, 2008

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This and that....

Time for a bit of an update.

Let's see, in the last two months I've started and then dropped a math class over the winter session after I scored 45 (out of 100) on the first test. ~_~ I figured that it was better to drop it than risk a serious hit to my GPA. In place of it, I am taking an intro to computers course in the spring (which starts in 2 days). In addition to that I am taking 4 other classes: stage lighting, performing arts experience, photography 2, and the science of nutrition (oh joy!, oh rapture!). The science, computer, and performing arts classes are my last requirements for graduation. Where has the time gone?!?!

The proofs for my graduation photos arrived in the mail today. They aren't too bad, and there is even one I'd like to use as a head shot. And then I looked at the prices for the various packages. Having spent a great many hours in the darkroom last fall, and more this coming spring, I am acutely aware of just how much of a markup they are tacking on (the biggest package is $250, but there is only about $30 worth of material there -- and that's taking into account the film and chemicals as well as the paper). Maybe I should think about becoming a professional photographer. :o\

Health-wise, I'm doing pretty good. My only problem was one from hell. I managed to do something to my left shoulder at the end of last year. I thought it would work its way out, but a month later it was still bugging me. So, I went to the doctor, got some pills, took three doses, and ended up in the ER at three in the morning with my throat swelling shut from an allergic reaction. Needless to say, I'm going to stick with my ooches and ouches and over the counter pain relievers from now on.

Mom is doing well. Just a little shortness of breath and aches from the cold weather.

The dogs, bird, and fish are doing well too.

Finally, a bit of photoshop handiwork from yours truly:

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