TGIF Febuary 9, 2007

  1. Thank God it's Friday!!! No classes today and I see my nieces tonight.

    It has been a bad week concerning school. You all saw my vent yesterday and on Thurs I got back my paper I wrote in English. An 86!! Very disappointed in that. It's a B but I want A's. I spent a week writing 3 pages. No spelling errors, punctuation, etc. I couldn't read all his notes as I was so upset, but I did see one note where he wrote "you need to rethink your position." It was a story of an American soldier in Vietnam and I explained how the war was unpopular. Author explained all the things he carried physically and emotionally. It was mentioned about his loved ones at home and I thought there was a correlation. I don't like being told to rethink my positions.

    I'm going to make him wish he never gave me such a grade. No, I'm not going to hire a hitman, but my next paper due next week is going to be soooo perfect he's going to regret ever giving me a B.

    Hope you all have a great, warm day!! Windchill is down to -15. Brrrr!
  2. 76 Comments

  3. by   UM Review RN
    Hi Beth and Happy Friday!

    I've seen some instructors give less-than-optimal grades when a student's position didn't match theirs, but to actually say that in writing on the paper does make it sound like your grade dropped a wee bit due to that.

    So sorry your instructor's a dork, and hope the rest of the day is better.

    I think I'm going to have some coffee and head out to the all-night drugstore. I'm out of a couple of things and I don't want to have to drive through a lot of traffic.

    Maybe I'll hit the Dunkin' Donuts on my way....

    ** Just noted the temp where you are, too. I really feel for you Northerners at this time of the year. Stay warm, y'hear? **
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Feb 9, '07 : Reason: The temp is -15?? Yegads!
  4. by   Grace Oz
    Welcome to friday!
    Mine's almost over.
    Enjoy your friday!
    Last edit by Grace Oz on Feb 9, '07
  5. by   Grace Oz
    Here's our new car! Unfortunately, the colour isn't true. Don't know why it's turned out like this. Must be the Fuji film! It's NOT blue! It's actually a slate grey kind of colour. I read intoday's paper whereby Holden (that's what this car is; a Holden Commodore Executive VZ), Is going to make cars for the American market. I think they'll be marketed as Pontiacs though. Not only are you going to get cars made here in Oz, but the meat pie is coming "up/over" too! LOL The famous Aussie meat pie!! YUM!!! Soooo..... you'll get to drive our cars AND eat our meat pies!! LOL
    Last edit by Grace Oz on Feb 9, '07
  6. by   UM Review RN
    Pretty car, Grace, even if the colors aren't quite right!

    Looks like you'll have fun driving it, too!
  7. by   Grace Oz

    What am I to do with this naughty dog??!!!!! :chuckle He's not really smoking! He's 'chewing' on a rawhide roll! :chuckle This is one of my furry 'kids'. I've posted how we take them on the beach walks. His name is Scooter. :chuckle
  8. by   suzy253
    Nice car Grace!!!

    Cutey Scooter too. It really does look like he has a cigar sticking out the side of his mouth. Too cute!
  9. by   Grace Oz

    Pretty car, Grace, even if the colors aren't quite right!

    Looks like you'll have fun driving it, too!
    Thanks Angie, we're thrilled with the new wheels! Can't wait to get out on the open road in it and really put it through it's paces! lol I don't know why those colours are like that ?????? Weird. The true colour is really very nice.
    I'm thinking it's because I use a film camera maybe? Just guessing here.
  10. by   Grace Oz
    Nice car Grace!!!

    Cutey Scooter too. It really does look like he has a cigar sticking out the side of his mouth. Too cute!
    Thanks to you also, Suzy! He does look funny, doesn't he? lol He's our 8 year old Jack Russell terrier. He's a sweet little fella, not at all like JR's are portrayed. Thought I'd post the pic for a bit of friday fun! lol
  11. by   jmgrn65
    Good Morning or Good Night
    Cute dog Grace! Car looks nice.
    Work day for me today. Cold here again. 3 degrees but wind chill is way below zero. My kid has had school thurs and today but they both have been 2hour delays.
    Hope everyone has a good day!
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    mornin' y'all!

    bethin...i had a professor give me a b before on a paper, saying the persuasive paper was "exactly the type of paper to write". he put copied it onto an overhead, and shared it with the class....then, he said, "it is unbelievable, therefore i had to give it a b." (the story was a true story!! just because he felt that it couldn't possibly happen, he gave me a b!!!)

    grace oz...nice car & very cute dog!

    i had clinical in the newborn nursery yesterday at parkland memorial hospital....dallas county's hospital. ...probably one of the leading hospitals for # of births. very interesting indeed.

    y'all have a great day!
  13. by   clemmm78
    Bethin, I understand your frustration but an 86 is a pretty darned good mark. I think some of us are giving our kids (or ourselves) unrealistic expectations sometimes. When Bs become less than desired, then Cs are really not wanted when Cs are not bad marks for people who are not academically inclined.

    I have three kids, one could be an A student, but he chooses to not work at it and remains at a B, sometimes C, level. One day, he may put in more effort, but this is what he is happy with.

    One is a busy, hard worker and she works to get her marks. This past term's college transcripts ranged from an 85 to a 92 and she worked for those marks. No way am I going to tell her that the 85 isn't as good. Could she have worked harder? Sure she could have; but she knows how to balance her life. She works about 15 hours a week in a clothing store, she has a 1-hour weekly radio show with a friend at the college and she has ample social time. She feels that working so hard to pull only As and to lose out on all the other things college has to offer is not an option for her.

    My third can work his little behind off and get only in the 70s so, by some people's way of thinking, that is really not good. But for him, it's great. In fact, if I had to make a prediction (he's only in grade 10), I think that of the three kids, the third one will go the farthest in life. Why? Because he's a very hard worker and he is extremely smart in things other than academics. He is well rounded and knows what is important to him. Sure, if you ask him, he'd love to have higher marks, but he also knows that he is much better suited in other areas than academics.

    I'm sorry if this comes off sounding like a lecture - I didn't mean it to be. I do truly understand how it feels to get a mark lower than you feel you deserve, but life is more than marks. Much more. Heck, I make my living as a writer and I got a *c* once in a writing course, after I'd already been published! But, upon reflection, I can understand why. I didn't and still don't agree, but I can understand it. I didn't give him exactly what he wanted. The writing was excellent (he even said so), the research flawless, but it was missing some vital things that I thought were there, but he didn't. So, that was the mark I got. Doesn't make me less of a writer though.

    <stepping off soapbox now>
  14. by   sirI
    good morning ya'll!!

    it's friday and that's good.

    hope you all have a very special day.

    now and might bbl.