Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Adventures of the Boy Genius (Pt. IV)

Last week while registering for Summer Term, I discovered that I ended up with an "A" in last semester's Anatomy & Physiology course. This was a pleasant surprise since I thought I'd be getting a B, based on my performance on the Final. And then there was this and other things like not studying for quizzes and other stuff. (Btw, this discovery has nothing to do with my post from Friday, which is something else entirely.)

I was reminded through various fliers posted around the hallways and offices that Summer Term "begins the week of June 2" and I could go on here about how soul crushing 4 hours of Chemistry 4 days a week for the next 8 weeks is and how it is going to totally suck any fun I was planning on having this summer, but that will be material for future, hopefully hilarious posts.

Anyway, back to my story. I woke early on Monday armed with a new confidence (thanks to the A in A&P), ready to tackle the summer semester head-on. I rode my bike to school, tracing the quickest and safest path (I'm going to a different City College this summer, not my regular one. But don't worry, I'm still getting the best possible education offered by the award-winning City Colleges of Chicago!!), then even had time to buy a new nifty yellow notebook and some pens. I confidently walked into school, mentally prepared for even the toughest chemistry conundrums.

After a few minutes of noticing that the building seemed rather empty of students, even for summer, I discovered that I was in fact two days early for the first day of class -- I'd shown up on Monday for a class that didn't start until Wednesday.

Fucking hell. I think I might be one of those people who is "book" smart instead of "regular" smart. Or maybe I'm just not smart at all.

BREAKING NEWS: Congratulations to the Niner and LP who found out today they're having a Hot Dog and not a Bun. This is awesome news. Except I had predicted a Bun, so my baby guessing percentage continues to run at about 0%.


radioactive girl said...

I am so bad at guessing babies that people usually take whatever I think and then go with the opposite.

Congrats on the A!

classyandfancy said...

OOH, the new learning venue is right by my work. I think pre-class cocktails will only help your GPA.

Ben said...

You were just too excited to learn. I'm pushing you in a locker after third period, dweeb.

Spammon said...

I think ben may have to get in line after that stunt. btw, Just exactly what are you studying to be?

House of Jules said...

WOW, congrats on the A, even if it was unexpected. I love it when that happens.

I'm oddly gifted when it comes to my friend's baby predictions. I wish I could make money with that skill, but sadly, no dice.
House of Jules

JUSTIN said...

Gold Star for the [C]R!

Essentially Me said...

Congrats on the A smartie pants!

I did that too ... go to a class a few days early. It happens to the best of us.


Mr. Shain said...

you know how excited i am about a summer of chemistry! wooo hooo! molarity baby! let's do some VSEPR models on the blog?

Girl Friday said...

Gold Star fo sho my man.
Erm, I LOVE the hot dog and bun references for baby sex. Can I steal them to use on this side of the pond?

d said...

rode my bike to school

aw. it's like you're 12 all over again. avoid the wedgies.

Jake Titus said...

I was a young parent. I am a year and a half away from being an empty nester. When friends tell me that they are expecting, there is no gender jeopardy on my part. I just laugh.... An evil diabolical laugh.... Then walk away.

Ellen Aim said...

That's awesome you went to class two days early. That sounds like something I would do, or more terrifying, show up and find out that class started LAST Wednesday. That's a little more my speed.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Radioactive Girl:: I'm dumbfounded by my poor showing when it comes to predicting the sex of the baby. I feel like I would rock it. But alas, no.

Classy:: Class is in the morning though! But maybe someday I can come by and we can do a 2-martini lunch.

Ben:: Meet me behing the White Hen after school and I'll kick your ass! (Behind the Wite Hen was the place in high school people would go for brawls.)

Spammon:: OK, why does everyone want to hurt me?? I'm taking my pre-reqs for nursing school.

Jules:: I have another one happening in August - I will consult you.

Justin:: Danke

Airam:: Finally, someone who understands my situation.

Shain:: If you're so excited, you take my class for me.Chemistry blows.

GF:: I got those terms from Niner, so you'll have to ask him.

D:: I know, right?

Jake:: You are evil!

Ellen:: Now that you mention it, showing up two days lat is totally more my speed too!

Julie_Gong said...

i hope my future posts about media ethics and communication laws and regulations are as hilarious as i know yours will be about chemistry!

Girl Friday said...

too late, I have already used them...Although it went over like a lead balloon since it was my boss. She's knocked up and I asked if it was a bun or a hotdog. Maybe I should try again on someone with a better sense of humour.