7 Quick Takes (Can't Really Say Friday huh?)  

Posted by Jude Emblem

Wow what a week! I knew it would be busy so here goes.

     Last Sunday I went to an end-of-year party for History majors and/or members of Kappa Delta History Club. The funny thing was that there were only three of us from the current program that showed up. Most everyone that were there were from previous years at DYC. We had a good time regardless and I even got to play on their baby grand Bosendorfer. It was the night before my senior thesis rough draft was due so my professors kept joking about how much they were looking forward to reading it. Maybe I shouldn't have had that third beer...

     Thursday at work the guy I was with was high on something. He kept asking me what my name was even though we had been working together all week. He also could not remember a thing more than two seconds...literally. I would ask him for something and he would turn and ask what I needed over and over. It was kind of funny until he came down sick and had to leave early. At the very least it gave me an excuse for calling in sick on Friday. 

     Yesterday we had our Spring Formal at DYC. It was held at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery in downtown Buffalo. I went with a friend of mine, my roommate, and his girlfriend and the four of us had a good time. The food was excellent and we all left with huge amounts of candy from the bar. It was a decent turnout with about 60 or so people. The music could have been better and didn't seem to slow down in tempo until we were leaving.

     Hockey practice on Friday morning consisted of five guys and one goalie. we ended up playing two on two for about 45 minutes before calling it a day. The team looks to start their season in a few weeks. I will only be able to play once in a great while over the summer since all the games are during weekdays at night and I work at that time. Hopefully I will have time to play next season.   

     I only have one week of classes left! One last week of undergrad and then one last year of graduate studies before I will be finished. For those of you who don't know me I will complete my Bachelors in History this month and next year I will start graduate courses in Adolescence Education. I did find out from my adviser that I have to take 6 courses next fall in order to start student teaching in the spring. It's not the course load that worries me so much as it is the cost. God's provided me with everything I've needed so far and I continue to entrust my academic endeavors to Saints Benedict and Scholastica. So far so good!

      Tonight I am playing in a scrimmage game for my old ice hockey team. Not much to say about that besides the fact I love to play hockey and it was nice of them to remember me. Go Encore! 

     In senior research class on Thursday we went over our rough drafts with the History professors. I have never heard so much harsh criticism from any of them and to hear it from all three all at the same time was a little much. Even though it was a general criticism it didn't lessen it any more. Then they proceeded to go individually and rip people apart. It was sad  to watch and even harder to sit and wait your turn. Some people didn't have good direction in their papers. Others didn't use chronological order and some would lose the story and pick it up later on etc. When it was my turn I had made a list of minor mistakes I had made (I forgot to add page numbers, and there were extra spaces in foot notes etc) and I told them that I was aware of the mistakes I had written down. So what else was wrong that I needed to fix? I braced for the worst. They paused and looked at me. They then went ahead and told me that honestly they loved the paper, that it read beautifully and that I expressed my point very well. They even highlighted certain parts they liked in particular. I was stunned. Even I had thought my paper lacked focus, but they didn't think so. With a few minor errors (already fixed) I left and floated my way through the rest of my day. I was so very happy and now I can concentrate more on the rest of my classes to catch up on a few things. Overall, not too shabby a week. Graduation in 21 days!  

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Congrats on the thesis Jude! What a fun set of takes, they were a delight to read. I volunteer for next week.

May 1, 2010 at 9:39 PM

I like how I couldn't say it was a "Friday" 7 Quick Takes, but still managed to put Friday in the title.

May 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Wow Jude!!! congratulations on the thesis!!! glad to see your doing well! Great takes!

May 2, 2010 at 2:23 PM

congrats on the thesis!!!

May 2, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Congrats on being so close to graduation! Enjoy it now that you're done the thesis.

May 4, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Okay, I know I'm pretty late in the game here, but...Congrats on the thesis!!! Woo-hoo!! Yay!! (throws confetti, blows horn)

Hahah...seriously though. I'm glad your professors didn't tear your thesis apart. I bet the suspense was killer..

As for the co-worker...I feel for you..(cough, cough, stoner! cough, cough) Poor guy...

May 4, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Thanks every one for the good wishes! I'm going to have one of my professors look at the revised copy tomorrow since it is due Thursday. I'm actually a little excited about graduating! =P

May 5, 2010 at 1:49 AM

lol... only a little?

By the way, I have been attacked by the Green-Eyed Monster ... Bosendorfers are very awesome pianos :)

May 7, 2010 at 1:30 AM

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