Spring term started today. I started my day with PreCal at 8:30am...the professor was late and we have our first homework problems already. Math takes pity on no (wo)man. The professor seems decent. Our grade will come from 3 exams, homework and quizzes, and the final. On the upside, the professor moved our start time back by 15 minutes and I remembered a good bit of the review work we covered today. Then I had an hour and 15 minutes of break, which I spent reading and enjoying a coffee from Starbucks.
Break time was followed by Government I, during which my stomach began to make such noises that I felt certain I had accidentally swallowed a baby whale along with my coffee. Thankfully, the professor was having issues with the sound system and the whole room was full of a mid-level buzz from the microphone feedback, so I think my digestive whale song was mostly covered. Again, the professor seems decent at first blush and I was pleased to discover our grade comes solely from textbook-based multiple choice exams, which he gives review for. We got out a bit early, so I went downstairs for a bit and discovered they were giving out free ice cream! Yum! I just missed out on the free burritos from FreeBirds, though. I read for a little while after finishing my scoop of ice cream.
My final class of the day was Storytelling, which was both interesting and terrifying. He kept referring to it as a performance-based class...and I hate to perform! I had to fight the urge to flee the class and drop it immediately. The bottom line is, I have to get my communications credit and the experience of the Storytelling course is going to be much better than a straight-up Speech course, I think. In any case, I am not looking forward to getting up in front of the class without notes or books 4 times this semester; 2 personal narratives, 1 children's bedtime story, 1 young adult/adult folktale. Our grade will come from those 4 assignments, plus 2 exams, one of which is a take home exam. After that class was done, I rushed to this side of town to pick up the kids and made it right on time. It was quite a full day and I didn't get a chance to have lunch until we were home and the kids were doing their homework. 1 day down, 31 to go!