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22 September 2006 @ 01:43 pm
...what you've all been waiting for.  
...in the end, it wasn't all my friends telling me how they'd support me no matter what that made me decide to go ahead and spill how my life has changed recently. I appreciated it, and y'all are full of wisdom, which I love it when you share. There was a stronger power that compelled me to spill.

I can't possibly whine about how difficult and crappy college is unless I tell you guys I've gone back to college.


In other news, my history teacher doesn't teach very well. I read a chapter 5-6 times, take copious notes in class (which I go over at least once) and still do poorly on tests.


I just barely passed the test that allows me to take the lowest level of math required to get a degree, so when I get around to taking algebra (for the 4th time in my life, yet I never failed... long story) I will be struggling like never before. Thankfully, that's not this semester.


I also can't brag if I don't mention college. I took the placement test for English and got this... "Congratulations, this is the top placement. You may be qualified for the Honors Program." I'm still probably not going for honors, because I need to brush up on my basics. The other people on my art team know way more punctuation and grammar than I do. It's flattering and makes me braggy, though.

P.S. It's probably not a permanent team, but the people on my art team are all crazy and rock.
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Lady Pixelladypixel on September 23rd, 2006 06:48 am (UTC)
Rough years in office - that makes sense. F'rinstance, I can't recall the exact term that Lincoln served right now - although that one should be really obvious, but I can't remember the exact years. I know the rough span, I know when he died, but I couldn't tell you exactly when he was elected.

Home state can have a large effect on the type of person they are. I know it sounds a bit trite, but c'mon, we had the Hollywood president from California at one point (you should be able to name him - there were only two presidents from California), and other state-related factors can have a major effect on someone in office. The issues of that state never totally leave a president's mind, even when they are ruling a nation.
Matthew B. Tepper: Dubya go pottyasimovberlioz on September 23rd, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
Ahem. Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois. Richard Nixon was the only president born in California. Both of them were elected from California (where they resided at the time), along with a third -- Herbert Hoover (who had been born in Iowa).
Lady Pixelladypixel on September 25th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
She didn't specify location they were born in, so I naturally assumed we were discussing the state they were elected from, as that's the state that the president generally "comes from" in political terms. However, I guess I should've specified birth location as well as state of origin.

I did not realize Hoover was 'from California' in terms of where he was running from. Never did pay much attention to Hoover, admittedly - that wasn't my specialization in Amer. history. :)