August 21st, 2012


Busy, busy Tuesday

Yesterday was largely spent mired in fatigue and ennui, but at least I got the letter for the financial aid appeal done and will head over to the Alexandria campus to see counselors and submit the paperwork for what I am sure will only be the first time. I looked briefly at the classes available for this fall but since the loans are on hold didn't bother applying to any since they'd just be auto-rejected anyway.

I also have an appointment with a social media consultant this afternoon at the Alexandria SBDC. I'm sure he'll have a lot to say about the Foxchase Accounting web site and Facebook page. Am halfway thinking of asking him not to give me advice on Twitter since I use it so seldom and rarely for anything not political or fandom-related. More the former than the latter, to be truthful.

Finished Clockwork Angels yesterday. It's an odd little book, much less Randian than I would have thought it would be. Anderson does a very good job of spinning a bildungsroman out of Rush's latest album without making it seem like a disconnected string of songfics, and while some of the characters may be not much more than thick cardboard, at least there is something more to them than a bare description and a few lines of dialogue. This may sound odd, but I think this wouldn't be a bad YA novel; there's a good philosophical argument in there about avoiding extremes and going off to tend to your own affairs, but you're not being beaten over the head with it. I liked it and would recommend it, especially for the younger folks.

Nationals beat the Braves last night in extra innings, extending their lead in the NL East to six games. Too early to start talking about magic numbers, I know.
My fantasy team is clinging to third place; lost to the first-place team last week and am already trailing the second-place team this week.
I've been talked into joining a fantasy football league, but I'm going to let the robot draft for me (after excluding all the Cowboys and Michael Vick) since I don't pay a lot of attention to the NFL.

Hoop-jumping phase I complete

Or so I hope. The advisor set me up to take my six remaining classes in equal-sized chunks, which means I'll be going half-time for my last two semesters. Now, since my student loans haven't been approved yet, the system is just going to kick these out today at 5 PM, which means I'll just have to do it all over again in two weeks when (if) the financial aid is approved. I think what I'll do tomorrow and Thursday is get the late registration forms and have the teachers sign off on them and just keep resubmitting the registration until the appeal comes through, or doesn't.

As it stands now, I'm chickening out and postponing ACC 222 until spring and just taking two business classes (Introduction to Business and Applied Business Math) along with financial management; might change my mind later and see if I can take another stab at ACC222 on Saturdays. I'm feeling a lot better than I was last year when I tried to take the Saturday, we'll see. One thing's for sure, I'm not done filling out forms and collecting signatures.
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