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30, Female, malcontented American.
Liberal atheist, Christian apostate.

Sci-Fi: major obsessions are Star Trek, Dune, Battlestar Galactica
Fantasy: major obsessions are Lord of the Rings, Darkover, 1st Edition Dungeons and Dragons
History/Anthropology: major obsessions are Iron Age Celtic cultures and Early Medieval Ireland. I like to study the mundanities of daily living more than the names/dates/major events.
Arts and crafts: Painting, calligraphy/illumination, weaving, crochet, wire weaving/wrapping, woodworking, furniture refinishing, DIY. I like tools.
Good Booze.
Making pennies scream for mercy.
Stand-up comedy
Richard Dawkins’s voice.
Critiquing costumes while watching historical TV shows and movies.
Fact-checking historical and scientific TV shows and movies.
Ruining every movie ever by pointing out the plot-holes.
Drinking wine and watching competition cooking shows.

“Modernized” historical/mythological TV shows and movies. One exception: A Knight’s Tale. But all those others can fuck off.
Sweet wines.
Mayonnaise – or as I call it, Satan’s Lubricant.
Craft Herpes – I mean, glitter.
People. Just, in general.

“The Bible also says that you are a writer.” ~@gailcalled

“I’m going to rub your faces in things you try to avoid. I don’t find it strange that all you want to believe is only that which comforts you. How else do humans invent the traps which betray us into mediocrity? How else do we define cowardice?” – Paul Muad’Dib

Why I Am An Atheist
The Bible as an Instruction Booklet
An Impartial Review of the Bible

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johnpowell's avatar johnpowell said

It is a problem. But I am leaving soon to house-sit my sisters cat. (not joking… cat pisses everywhere if left alone)

So it will be a week before I even try to fix. And I am not sure there is a fix. balls to the wall!!!!

3 weeks ago

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar Espiritus_Corvus said

You are very welcome, Seek.

Here is a .pdf of sample questions that will be found on the College Placement Exam that should relieve you of any anxiety you may have. You’ll find the English parts easy. The Math was difficult for me because I’d forgotten so much over the years as lot long division (I’d been using a calculator since high school) and the few algebraic questions. The Math section has way more algebraic sample questions that are actually on the test in order to cover the spectrum of the four or five questions asked. These will reveal any weaknesses you may have.

There will be no electronic devices allowed in the room except phones which must be turned off for the duration of the test. Breaking this rule will get you eliminated and I don’t know what happens after that. You will take the test with about ten others at an appointed time at the College. It takes about 3 hours. Go to the bathroom just before test time. You will not be allowed to leave the room after the test is begun. Be rested and fed that day. I find fructose in the form of orange juice just before a long test like this is better than coffee for endurance of concentration and OJ is less of a diuretic.

I think you may be too late to begin the registration process for the summer semester. Summer semesters are shorter and more intense that regular semesters and probably not the best time to get your feet wet. Go for the next fall semester, plan your time, your scheduling, save as much pocket money as possible and register at the earliest possible day allowed in order to get the best services the school offers.

Do not ever wait until a class actually begins before you decide to drop the class. Not only will you end up paying for it anyway, it pisses the school off to no end. Doing this three or four times will get your grants cancelled. It’s punitive and something new. If you need to drop, do it well before the class starts. That’s OK. This is another reason to start the registration process early as possible.

And for students long out of school such as yourself, registration is a process. You will be asked for your W2s for the previous calendar year if you are applying for grants and loans. You will be asked to have your high school transcripts in a sealed envelope sent directly from your last high school or GED site to the SPC registrar’s office. You are lucky that this isn’t out-of-state and as recently as 12 years ago. Your school usually wants about $15 for this service. Proof of U.S. citizenship and/or student visa is required. Picture ID is required.

The list of documents you will have to put together and submit is obtained through the SPC registrar’s office and is different depending on the circumstance of each student. Initial registration takes a little time and effort and many people are surprised and disappointed by this. Don’t allow it to divert you from your objective. Just do what is required and get in.

Because it has been a decade since you’ve attended school, you may be asked to attend a one-day scheduled orientation class. These are given only a couple of times before each semester, so it is important that you get yours scheduled ASAP. They are given at all the various campuses. The closest one to you would be the Tarpon Springs campus. It will take a dispensation by the school for you to attend your classes if you don’t take this class.

So, be prepared for the process. You wouldn’t believe how many people are beaten by this right out of the gate. Don’t be one of those. Think about this: 2 years of study in exchange for $20k tuition and books (covered by PELL Grant) can get you into a $40k/yr job to start. And then $40k every year after that. There is no legitimate investment on earth available to mensches like us that can match that kind of payout. The grant covers your books, laptop and tuition. The loans are to cover your living expenses while you study. Do it.

I did it again. Sorry. Just tell me to shut up.

May 11th, 2016

johnpowell's avatar johnpowell said

OMFG… Through a weird series of searches I came across this.

Fuck Yeah Masterchef.

April 29th, 2016

Jeruba's avatar Jeruba said

Thanks! I just thought it was time for Cate to put on something different. I spent hours using a graphics program from the 90s to outfit her with the wig. (Why? I’m too retro to update my software.) I’m not partial to pink myself, but I thought it would be fun for her, a fresh look. In the past she’s worn a turkey, a Halloween mask, and of course a jellyfish.

April 10th, 2016

Jeruba's avatar Jeruba said

Beautiful picture, Seek.

March 4th, 2016