Wednesday, January 09, 2013

wennny day

man this winter is getting TOUGH, tough to get through that is... thing is we had this email at school about a cohort for a 3 year doctorate program at OSU with classes here in the city one night a week (2 classes each semester, and summers). Cohort means the school pays!! woo hoo. I am considering it but only considering because I haven't taken the GRE, plus it involves a LOT of writing, 2 sample writings of past research papers, a career goals, and a purpose essay, and I don't what all else.. THere was an information meeting tonight about the application process that a teacher on our team went to so I get to find out more tomorrow. THing is we all have our master's already so we were unsure about the 54 hours required etc.. or if we'd still have to take the GRE. seriously though I'm not sure if I'd want to do it the next threes, on the other hand 3 years pass and I look back and think, gosh I could have had my doctorate by now and teaching college!! ugh.
 classes going well enough this week. no schedule changes yet, but eventually I'm losing two of my new comers classes and replacing them with 3rd year kids. they'll hate being in my class since they've not had to take a separate ESL class this year and will be taken out of a fun elective class to be placed in mine. oh joy!
ha There are 3 new students who arrived, one girl who is 17 and lived here for two years and learned some English, went back to Mexico and didn't go to school for 2 years, and now she's back here and we're wondering why is she considered a "newcomer".. blah and the other 2 kids we're actually excited about, a sister and brother from Acapulco Mexico, who sadly had to move here because of danger and safety issues living there the violence. They seem really well educated and socialized compared to the "kids from the sticks" I've had up to now..
 just looking forward to spring as usual this time of year. Get this week over with, and I'll be having dinner with my vet friend Friday night, and then a training deal all day Saturday, that we do get a stipend for... I hoping my NYC bud will let me know soon when he plans his vacation and if I'm out of school at the same time to apartment-sit his place in lower manhattan. I'm pretty excited if it will work out because I haven't been there in the spring before. NOTHING beats a free place to stay!
 I'm trying my best to keep up with every day gym visits. it SUCKS!!! Monday was chest, Wednesday back, tomorrow arms, and Friday legs. then hopefully I can get my butt up there on a SUnday for shoulders... THis is my plan as of now since I'll have class on Tuesday nights and then I can take a day off Saturday. please. no more to say here guys, only that there was a show on tv tonight called "stars in danger, high dive" which is about the dumbest show I've ever heard of, but I'm sure if I just wait something even dumber will come along. :) Somebody give me a yey or nay on the tunes....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

GRE a piece of cake....you want hard the LSAT will make you crazy..and the hardest test I have ever taken was the State Dept. Test...and if you get to Level 3 then maybe...But you would be perfect and a good representation of America in a consulate position.
In what subject will you get your doctorate? Just be prepared for lots of research and writing.

rugbysex said...

springtime in manhattan...oorah!
cheers!