Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It turns out that Cs really do get degrees.

So I got my very final grades for college ever. How'd I do?

Overall, it was an unexpected turn of events.

-First Amendment/Media Law: A
This one absolutely shocked me. Not only was it my most difficult class and the one I had to study for the most, but I got a very low C on the first exam and didn't do so hot on the first few in-class assignments. But in the end I busted it out and, apparently, kicked its ass! Guess I should've considered law as a degree, huh?

-Hollywood Portrayals of Journalism: A
No surprise for me here; I excel at the film/television courses and always have simply because the source material amuses and interests me. Though considering I straight up didn't do one of the questions on the take-home final exam, I'm surprised I got an A and not a B.

-Sociology 101, Intro: A
This was nuts since I got mostly Bs on everything essentially for a real lack of trying. I must have done well on the final exam and paper!

-Modern Poetry: C(!)
Well this was the total surprise. I actually thought I was kicking a lot of ass in this course; I had an A at midterm and I busted my ass for the final presentation (and did so without the assistance of a grad student in my presentation group, I should add). I guess I sucked it up on the final paper, which totally blows as it was the largest portion of the grade in the course and also took up the largest amount of time for me during finals week. Wow, I just don't know what happened here.

-Yoga I: P for Pass
If I would've failed this course I would sincerely punch myself in the face. I mean come on, its based on attendance and giving it a good try, so how can you suck at it? If I can do those poses, then anyone can do it!

So that's it. It turns out that Cs really do get degrees, as the saying goes. I suppose that I'm proud of these grades because of the overall higher marks, but that C in Poetry is a real bummer. I might go on campus next semester and pick the instructor's brain, but I don't want to seem presumptuous (As in "Whaaaat? I could never get a C on a paper comparing the impact of the Civil War on Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman!" oh wait yes I could because the topic is not that great) and also I don't want to go on campus if I don't have to seeing as I don't go to that school anymore.

It's a weird Christmas present to have, really. It's sort of like when you get a really awesome present you want, like maybe a Nintendo Wii, and then socks packaged up right next to it (awkward socks that are a neon color with some sort of strange paisley pattern that you know you'll just never, ever wear) underneath the tree when you're expecting a new video game to go with the Nintendo Wii you just unwrapped. It's that "Oh wow, sweet!" feeling that is then rendered inert by that "Awww, well, okay, neat." feeling that immediately follows it.

Speaking of Christmas, I think I've got one more thing to get today, but I'm not sure if I'm going to go get it or not. We'll see how I feel in a couple of hours. Right now a warm apartment and a cup of coffee is really just making me feel totally content, and outside looks not so awesome. Do I dare disturb the universe with my degree-earning, C-earning self? We'll see.

"You know I used to be a boy in my home block, used to feel alone then I heard some news. Bunch o' cats got the rockin' news. You know I love my rock n' roll people."

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