good morning to you…

So… I took a placement test for maths at the local CC yesterday. Yes, I have a degree, which is apparently not worth the paper it is printed on now, but way back then I crammed and tested my way out of “real” math classes and did  “probability and design” as my higher course, which does not exist in this day and age… so since I had nothing that said Trigonometry” on it, I had to take the placement test. I did well enough, placed into Math 137, and was at the upper end so could go higher, but since I just guessed about 1/3 of the time, I better stay in the 137. I happily exclaimed  “oh, I didn’t get placed into the idiot math class”… they frown upon such statements, especially when there are 6 other testers at their computers wearing looks of horror. I refer to my math class as “Baby math”, and will take it next summer, right after biology and before chemistry. This fall I am only taking a composition class, because I am also taking another month long class and am hopefully going to work part time. I figured that the 3 things together would be enough running around for one semester.

I got several more happy surprises while at the campus, which I dubbed “KinderCollege”. Because I am a Veteran, I am eligible for a tuition waiver, but am responsible for fees, parking and books. When I registered, I only had to pay the $84 in fees, because the waiver now covers part time studies as well ! Woot-Woot ! =) =) The paperwork for the waiver usually takes 1-2 weeks, but I flattered the VA rep so well, (read: kissed her ass every which way) that she put me at the top of the pile and did it while I was upstairs testing ! =) She just saved me $428, and I am so happy I could burst ! That will just about cover the books and gas money I will spend this fall, so I am that much less in the whole, as I like to look at it. =)

I also do not have TB, which should not surprise me, but with the way things have been going lately, I really wasn’t taking anything for granted. SO… to recap, you are talking to a really-and-for-true college student again, who is healthy, has the FAFSA filled out, is in the VA system, and is paid up in full. I love that little campus, it is so small and friendly. My advisor is a Computer Science guy who seems to not be an idiot, which is a plus. I also met 2 nice girls, one bitch, a funny guy and a cute guy who asked me out for coffee… Ben was 29, so I had to refuse on principle… WTF is going on with me and the little boys ?! I have to admit, it is oh so flattering, and he said I could not be more than 35, and thinks my hair is awesome, which makes the 3rd compliment I have gotten this week.  I really love the color I had put in and will never go back to dull, old me if I can help it. =)

Now, if the rest of the Dr. appointments this week go well, and I can get a firm move in date on Monday, I will be in business. =) Thanks for your continued support, and have a lovely !


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 07:09:10

    Hey now, I test into this “idiot math” you’re talking of here.


    • tishmoon
      Jul 17, 2014 @ 07:20:15

      Hey… idiot math, baby math, it is all the same in my book. =) I am sorry if the label offended, it was just another line to show what amazing control I seem to have over what I say in public… NOT ! =) =)

      Are you doing KinderCollege, too ? I love the bitty campuses, small class size and personal attention that you get from a small place. I mean sure, you could get all that from a tiny private school like Bryn Mawr, to the tune of $60K a year, but that is SO NOT happening for me ! =)

      Great luck with your maths and everything else, LDG… =) Cannot wait to hear how things are going for you ! =)


  2. E.
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 09:32:02

    I had to take remedial math courses for three quarters before I finally tested into basic college algebra 101. Math and I disagree, haha. It sounds like you’re having a great week! 🙂


    • tishmoon
      Jul 17, 2014 @ 12:46:49

      Ahh… you are my Jedi math-hating twin, I see =) To tell the truth, I would not have done so well had I not spent the last few years teaching my daughter at home…

      I have nothing but love and respect for those of us who get up, shake off the dust and begin to carve a new place for ourselves in this crazy world…

      Here’s to new beginnings and slaying the maths beast once and for all !!!! =)


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