Saturday, August 8, 2009

Things that don't pertain to WoW,

well, not all of them pertain to WoW.

Recently, I've been trying to find out what my schedule will be at UALR for this upcoming semester. I've so far determined that I will be taking 2 classes, Advanced Statistical Methods and Introduction to SAS, which is worth a good paying job in and of itself. I only have one problem with this arrangement, the hours of these classes will prevent my from teaching at Sylvan any more than 8 hours a week. I probably shouldn't be teaching there more than 8 hours a week, but I want the money.

My mom has been completely on my ass lately and it's pissing me off, but no matter how many times I tell her to stop, she never will. I may as well just change my phone. She's not being mean at all, but she's giving out unwanted advice. It's as if she thinks that I will fail without her help. I just don't know how to handle the situation.

As sphye mentioned, we watched Second Skin today, which is a documentary about people who play MMORPGs. The funny thing about it is that I know so many of those type of people. They seemed just like people that I know. Around 2/3 of the way in, I was starting to get mad at the documentary because it was beginning to portray things in a negative light. But it picked back up at the end, so I was happy about that.

I started keeping a personal journal. I'm not sure yet what I'm doing with it, whether I'm writing things down for future generations or what, but I'm keeping it. I'm open to the idea of my children someday reading in hopes that they will gain some valuable insight from it. I don't know what I have to say that would be of value, but maybe I'll become wiser and have something worthwile to say. As a side not, I decided recently to write it in cursive, so that I can practice some handwriting that actually looks good.

I guess the journal is an attempt to make sure that I don't forget things, and that I practice the art of written communication. Writing isn't something that I've done in the past very much. I think that I'm going to encourage my children to keep journals too, once they get to those teenage years.

I said I might talk about WoW, I'll keep it short. We reactivated our WoW accounts today and ran several dungeons with Kassium and Beartank, who is a healer. We haven't played with them forever, but they're still as awesome now as they were then. It was good times.

That's all that I have to say for tonight.