Monday, May 14, 2007
My Official BS
Friday night, I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science in Technology Leadership and Supervision. Today I found out I had a 4.0 semester, so I made the Dean's List once again. Although my GPA calculations show that I have a 3.796, which would round up to a 3.80, UH shows the unrounded 3.79 version. Oh well. Close enough. Believe it or not, I'm not bragging. I wanted better grades, and often deserved lesser ones. I never would have made it this far without Leo's help and a little luck along the way. I've learned there are two ways to make good grades--one is to be smart enough, and the other is to work hard enough. I fall into the latter category. I've also learned that grad school is a different story, however, and the hardest worker is not always the recognized achiever. My UH achievement is somewhat dampened by my foray into the big, bad world of grad school. I am in a class of overachievers, and often feel like a duck out of water. Today I spent the entire day working on what is probably to most students a simple accounting assignment. I struggled all day long and feel like I got close to the mark, but have no way (no expert to turn to) to verify my answers. Not sure what to do next, I've decided to move on to another subject. I slept a tremendous amount over the last two days, but still feel like I haven't caught up. In the morning, I head back to Houston for a couple of days of "real" work, and hope I don't forget anything I learned this weekend when my focus is so entirely shifted. I had a very nice Mother's Day, visiting with my mother at her house in the hill country. It made for a long weekend on the road, but was still a fun thing to do. She and I are both getting the hang of skype now, so we can say hello to each other, quickly and for free, throughout the week. After a long weekend on the road, Leo and I were ready to stay home for a day. We saw something in the yard today we've never seen before. We've seen deer, bobcats, hogs, javalinas, rabbits, squirrels, armadillos, racoons, and more bird varieties than I thought existed. But today, for the first time I can remember, we saw a paisano (a roadrunner) in the yard. He was alone, which is unusual, and put on quite a little show of strutting and popping his tail for us. We were entertained for the longest time. Tomorrow and Wednesday, I'll miss all the yard critters, and will look forward to getting back on Thursday. I apologize for this posting being such a "rambler", but it's the way my mind works today. Enjoy the summer! I'll try to post again soon.