Hello Internet. I know, I’ve been quite remiss in my promise to “update daily with funny shit”. I’m gonna be perfectly honest, I’ve had a real bad case of the fuck-its for about a month. I’m not really sure why, but I am sure that I need to get over it.
Let’s talk about school. I found out that I bombed an assignment this week. I am taking a “Critical Thinking” class right now and we had an assignment due last week about identifying different types of fallacies. I got 59/100. Dropped my grade in the class from a 100% to a 90.4%. Now, for those of you who don’t know or don’t care, my goal is to finish my bachelor’s with a 4.0 GPA, so it’s kind of important for me to maintain my A in this class. And I know, there’s probably a lot of you that are thinking that “C’s get Degrees!” but since I am going on to a master’s program, finishing my bachelor’s with a 4.0 will make it soooooooo much easier to get accepted into my master’s program of choice. Admittedly, out of 1000 possible points for this class, we only have 430 graded, so it’s unlikely that I won’t be able to maintain my A, but still. I’m really, really bumming out about it and kind of hating myself for fucking up so badly. I know, retrospection is useless at this point and all I can do is knuckle down and make sure that it doesn’t happen again. Except that my instructor lady (yes, it’s that instructor lady) didn’t give me any feedback about WHAT I got wrong. So I don’t know what I need to review and study. And without that information, there’s a very real chance that I’ll study all the wrong shit and fuck it up again the next time around. I’m going to email her this afternoon and see if she’ll send me a graded copy of my assignment so I know which fallacies I identified correctly and which ones I didn’t. I’m sure that there’s a really good chance that my email exchange with her will be just as frustrating as the last one. If it is, I’ll be sure to post it here.
Let’s talk about pointy sharp things! Archery practice is still going well. Not a whole lot to report on that front, except that I haven’t hit my forearm with my bowstring a SINGLE FUCKING TIME since I invested in a $30 leather armguard. I’m still wearing it, but I fixed the technique and form issues I was having and it’s been lovely. The bruise on my forearm is almost gone, too!
More introspection! Huzzah! So, I’ve been thinking a lot about The Power of Words lately. I feel like there’s more that I can do to help LGBT teens other than talking about the issue and relating my own story. The problem is, I’m pretty inconsequential (haha, get it?) in the big picture and I don’t know what I can do. A whopping 50 people read my blog (and that might be optimistic) and I don’t know what else I can do to try to raise awareness and promote love and tolerance. One thing I do want to plug is the Born This Way Foundation. It’s a non profit started by Lady Gaga and her mom, aimed at increasing tolerance, acceptance and love in the world. From their mission statement:
The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a braver, kinder world.
We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in the world. Together, we will move towards acceptance, bravery and love.
And that’s beautiful, I think. So if you have a few minutes, go over and check them out. Because He made you perfect, babe. ❤
And one more time, PLEASE support the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
I sent the following email to Instructor Lady.
Not to be a nitpicker, but you graded my assignment wrong. When checking the answers with the matrix you provided, I actually got 10/15 correct and not 9/15. That would make my grade for the assignment 66.6, not 59.94. Which would make my overall total grade a 91.96%, not 90.4%. I know that this is something that I need to work on and something that I need to study more, but I also deserve the grade I actually earned. I would appreciate it if you could correct this. I have attached a copy of the assignment where I was copying down the correct answers next to the incorrect answers so I could study them, when I noticed that I got “poisoning the well” correct but was not awarded points for it. I have also attached the grading matrix you provided for me and the my original submission.
Waiting for a reply. I am really curious what she’s going to say…