I'm a Considerate-Realist...
Well, I've been in Ithaca about a month now and things are going really well.
I'm starting to get more settled in the area and getting a better idea of where stuff is and how to get there.
I'm getting to know more people on campus, but I still can't wait until the students get back next month...that'll be when my job really gets going.
My boss asked me today about the transition from being a full-time student into (well, in my case, back into) the working world. I guess the biggest transition for me has been getting used to a new schedule. Right now, my schedule is fairly set, but will probably be more fluid when the students get back. As a student, my schedule was very fluid. Things changed from day to day and week to week. I mean, classes and my work schedule was pretty set at the beginning of each summer. But, the workload and what I needed to do would change from week to week based on what assignments were due or coming up. Also, the readings always cause things to be different all the time. Right now, at least, I'm pretty much working 9-5...it's kinda weird for me because I haven't had a 9-5 job since 1994 when I worked for a law firm back in Florida. But, I'm enjoying myself and life should be enjoyable.
About the most exciting thing lately for me, though, was the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! I was talked into going to the release party at the local Barnes & Noble and had a pretty good time. I'm glad I went...I'd of just been sitting at home by myself if I hadn't gone and I got to see some VERY interesting people.
All in all, it was awesome and a fine, fine end...worthy of the series.
Thanks Be to God and Long Live Harry!
The sorting hat says that I belong in Hufflepuff!
Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."
Hufflepuff students are friendly, fair-minded, modest, and hard-working. A well-known member was Cedric Digory, who represented Hogwarts in the most recent Triwizard Tournament.
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I scored: 83 Hufflepuff, 73 Ravenclaw, 61 Gryffindor, 47 Slytherin
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So, I realized that the name of my blog was out of date...I had originally named it A Catholic Sooner, then Anastasia had dubbed it Scotty's Big Harvard Adventure. I really liked Anastasia's title, but the Harvard adventure has ended.
Well, I've been in Ithaca for my first full week. Work is going well. It's a little slow because of the student's being gone. And also, because I'm still feeling my way in the job.