My Ticket Out: Undergraduate Application to Graduate

I’ve completed more then 90 credit hours and thus I’ve reached the point at my time at Mines when I can submit my Undergraduate Application to Graduate. It’s actually a pretty simple form. Two sides. Takes less then five minutes to fill out. I envisioned it being a climactic event with my paperwork undergoing rigorous scrutiny.

It wasn’t.

The registrar asked how she could help.
I said that I was turning in my Undergraduate Application to Graduate.
I handed my form over and she quickly looked at both sides, proclaimed that it looked complete and stamped it with her giant “Paperwork Received” stamp.

I hope the actual graduation ceremony is more exciting than this.


What To Do?

From time to time, I like to take a look at my referrers. You know, see who’s linking in and what their saying. I found this today:

From apexforums.freeforums.org:

Oh, and kids who sit in class on their laptop searching the internet. If you’re not going to pay attention, don’t go to class. There’s a little d-bag that sits in front of my during my Info. Systems class and does nothing but update his website, https://www.andrewferguson.net and never pays attention. Get the hell out of class.

You have to scroll down a little ways to get to the actual post.

I did a little bit of research to find out that my name caller is Hank Mowry. I have no idea who he is and I don’t think I’ve ever met him. All I really know is that he goes to Mines, is in my Info System class, and believes that I’m a douche bag (I’m pretty sure he didn’t mean dirt bag).

You’re right, I am on my computer. I’m sorry that I don’t pay enough attention to class for your needs. However, I pay enough attention for my needs and to do well in the class. I’m not sure why you believe I need to “Get the hell out of class”, seeing as I’m not disturbing you.

In any event, I really don’t care all that much. I’m mostly curious as to what you think I should do? I’m fine with dropping the issue (it’s dropped in my mind), but part of me wants to friend him or message him or poke him on Facebook: just to see what he’d do. Maybe he’ll even find this post!


Boston: Day Zero

Fall break has come (and now gone) and I elected a rather long time ago to spend my four wonderful days of in Boston (or as I like to call it, Bah-ston).

The previous week had been a shit week, which I think is the typical feeling on Friday for many Miners. I hadn’t been feeling well as of late Thursday night and I now had a paint in my lower left ribcage that was coming and going throughout the day. To compound things, several exams had reared their ugly heads that I would need to spend a portion of my vacation studying for.

Feeling rather anxious (in a bad way), I packed my carry on with all the reference material I might need to study and Mom dropped me off at the airport just a little past 10:30pm.

Day 0: 11:35pm to 6:30am
jetBlue has a wonderful red eye flight at that takes off from Denver at 11:35pm local and lands in Boston at 5:15am local. Just enough time to get about three hours of sleep.

I was only able to get about an hour of sleep before arriving. I gathered my things, let Jeff know that I had landed, and starting walking toward the arrival area.

Perhaps the fun part about being up so early is that you can see all shops opening. I don’t why I like the feeling, but it feels good and exciting to see places opening for business…especially early in the morning. I feel part of the city at that point I guess.

There was also a man sleeping in a wheelchair. I couldn’t figure out if he was homeless or not…I should have taken a picture, but I didn’t.

Jeff and Tim picked me up (using James’ van). We made a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts for some bagels, cream cheese, and a bag of coffee to be made later, then proceeded to the dorm unit to catch some more shuteye.

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