Monday, August 29, 2005

The classes, they are good. Yet, the workload is subtly starting to increase already. It's only week two and I have a two chapters of Abnormal Psychology, a chapter of Interpersonal Communication, Book I of the Illiad (The Quarrel of Akhilleus & Agamemnon) and Book XXII (The Death of Hektor), and 10 pages for Eastern Civilizations to read all by the end of this week. No slacking here!

Thankfully I'm ahead in my classes, just barely, but it looks like I'll have to keep pushing my way through all the reading and still balance my schedule for time to work on, yes, you guessed it, speeches of doom. Hey, I've pretty much got three events down though!

Aside from all that, though, I've also been busying writing a "Thank You" letter to my scholarship/grant/loan company who requires that I reply to them every year to make sure they know how thankful I am. Which, of course, I am! Without them, I wouldn't be able to pay for college and would have a hard time buying much anything else for college.

Random, but for those of you who haven't tried the Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Jelly Beans, be forewarned! Dirt, Earthworm, Black Pepper, and Rotting Egg are totally disgusting. I had the unfortunate experience of eating all four of these in the car when it was dark. Why I did that, I don't know. Especially since I knew there were nasty flavors in the mix.


rainydayinmay said...

why the hell would anyone want to eat an earthworm flavored jelly bean? (or rotting egg for that matter. isn't sulfer water out of many public drinking fountains close enough?)
i know you did this accidentally, but why bother making them at all? perhaps i am too old to understand. ;)

Jenni said...

Wait a actually paid money to possibly eat a jellybean that tastes like a rotting egg, or even worse, an earthworm? Sweet Jesus.

Ah, Interpersonal Communications...I remember it as though it were yesterday...although it was...ahem at least nine years ago...God, I'm old.

Thister said...

Yeah, and boy, it's an experience I won't forget. Why someone would WANT to eat these is beyond me too, Misty. I can't imagine that they're selling too well. It's possible though. I guess it's one of those things where you just do it to experience it. For fun, if that's even possible o_O

Yeah, and surprisingly, Earthworm was worse then Rotting Egg. I don't know, it just tasted so nasty. Avoid them at all costs, Jenni. They are evil. Though, I bet you wouldn't even bother with them ;)

And yeah, may I say that Interpersonal Communication is...not what I expected it would be. The readings are okay, but the in-class activities are what make me wonder. They're just really different from every other class I've had, and it's freaky.

Thister said...

Ok, I also had to think about this for a while, but I think it's the concept behind the "Every Flavor of Jelly Beans" that makes you want to buy them. So, it makes sense that they would make these nasty flavors, but they could just as well make Avacado, Rice, Curd, etc.

However, I think, given the popularity of Harry Potter among young boys in particular, they put those nasty flavors in their so that they can prank people and feel good out of getting a rise out of, oh say, Grandma who ate the Soap flavored jelly bean thinking it was cotton candy.

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