This is what school does. In combination with work. Any free time is usurped by the former, because I feel guilty if it isn't. Anyhow, besides that, these first couple of weeks have been good, if not full of preliminary textbook reading (which I should be doing now). In any case you're curious as to what my schedule looks like, it's here.
My classes are interesting. I have a feeling I'm going to think differently about other people by the end of the semester, as I am taking separate classes detailing the cultures of the past, society as a whole, and human diversity between individuals. I'm also taking my Wellness class, which I dread and welcome at the same time because I have always needed that little boost to start getting in shape. If a class doesn't do it, I don't know what will.
My History class is full of freshman, though there are various piece of eyecandy floating about the room, so the class is enough to keep me focused yet entertained for fifty minutes three times a week. My Sociology class is much the same, minus the eyecandy. The professor there is new to ASU, and has take home quizzes and movie critiques lined up for us. Usually classes are 40+ people trying to discuss some open-ended topic. I usually doodle, and write down definitions when she makes a point to say she's reading out a definition.
My Sociology class and my Psychology of Human Diversity class are pretty similar in context, both talking about people. My diversity class is a little smaller, and the people seem like they could be fun in there, so discussion should go a little easier when we get to it. So far we have talked about stereotype and social stigma, and our first exam is probably next Monday. We have a project that we have to start working on, which details closer examination of a social minority, preferably one we are currently uncomfortable with, such as homeless, deaf people, etc. I have a few ideas, but I'm not sure.
Eli is in my Wellness class, and there's a very strong possibility that you will see me try to hang out with Eli and Jeremy more this semester, because I think they're awesome. And they just bought a house somewhere. Which is twice as amazing.
In newer new news, I practically live on this one music forum because the community there just keeps me wildly entertained. I kind of have a tiny e-crush on another user, but shh, because it's kind of silly. But I have learned about a number of new bands that kick ass at this forum, so it's a great place. They finally got me to use last.fm, and I will, granted I am on the computer that supports it.
To answer some questions about AWA: hotel money will be about $45. It will be slightly less if Tristan does express considerable interest and pays up. I am slightly bristled by the idea of having a guy with us this year, but I know it'd be completely different if so. I know Lane wanted to/wants to drive, and I am/will if I have to. I will get money some day that I see you before we go, because I'm not willing to stand for "I'll pay you for it later" bullshit this year. :D
Anyhow, I have some things to do (read: school work) before I go see Mayday Parade tonight. Catch you guys on the flip side.