Okay, so I'm back in school! I am relieved that I am not the oldest person in my classes, although I don't think of 31 as old on any scale. I love, love, love my law classes... thank God because working in the legal field is what I'm planning to do as a career. I really like my regional geography professor but the book is boring me to tears... it's the big blue-ish one that is 12" tall and 10" wide and boast super fab 10 point type. My online art appreciation class is pretty cool so far, I love the subject, the book is darn good and all my time on Studio Calico has prepared me well for the online class format ;)
My first week and half have contained a few learning experiences that I didn't expect...
I had to parallel park for the first time EVER and I totally did it! I knew the basics, read about it (yes I am a book junkie) and then attempted it with great success, the first day that is... the second day I was a little too close to the curb, but we just won't talk about it.
I had forgotten how sore your hand can be after taking four pages of notes.
I discovered that most text books now come with a CD of all the notes, of course this was only after I spent three hours taking notes on the first chapter of my legal analysis book.
I learned that if you want a parking space that is not patrolled by the city you have to get there by 9:30.
I've decided not to take my laptop to class because really it's just a huge distraction for me and the sound of typing seems to annoy others.
I've figured out that you should get on the first available elevator going up, even if it's packed already (luckily I remembered that bit of herd mentality from our Vegas trip).
Oh and last but not least, take a bottle of water and a jacket, it's dry and sometimes super cold in the classrooms, the poor girl next to me was wearing gloves while taking notes today!
Well, that's really all I have time for... must get back to the North American realm and all it's tiny font glory...