Monday, August 31, 2009

So I have been away for a while....

It's not that I don't love all of you, and I know you all love reading my blog, but I have been busy as of late and just didn't have it in me to post.

You see, I decided to go back to school, yet again. For those of you who don't know I left SPU with one quarter left until graduation. I had the choice between finishing college, or taking a job with the Colorado Rockies. Yeah, I chose Major League Baseball, and I don't regret it one bit. But now that I have settled back into the area and have a somewhat normal life I decided it was time to finish what I started. I sat down in April and started looking at what it would take to finish my degree. I did a bit of searching, made a few phone calls and finally pieced together a plan.

My biggest obstacle was location. I am now working in Renton, which pretty much means that any classes during the day are out. Because I am a Senior the classes I have left are upper division classes, which are not offered in the evening. What I was finally able to put together is a schedule full of online courses and one "independent study" course that will finally get me my degree. Granted, it will have taken 20 years and 7 institutions of higher learning, but if everything works out in June of 2010 I will walking down the isle at Safeco field getting my Bachelors degree in Communication from Seattle Pacific University. Yea me.

So I began my onslaught of online classes in early July, taking two lower division classes to fulfill my core requirements at SPU. Art Appreciation and Introduction to Film were my classes, and they were not easy. Taking classes online is a challenge in and of itself, but taking them for the summer quarter is a bear. We basically had seven weeks to complete the entire curriculum, and with working full time there isn't a lot of time to get things done. Needless to say this last weekend was the first free weekend I have had all summer. My weekends were busy with studying, homework, and tests. I made it through both classes and now eagerly await my next, which will be my last from SPU. Next spring I will take 3 online courses from the UW, then transfer all the credits over to SPU in time for graduation.

Next..... Grad school. The wife wants me to be her sugar daddy.

Wish me luck.

Say it isn't so Joe!

God got a chuckle this morning. I am not paranoid, I do not think God is out to get me, but he was in a mood this morning. I clicked on the Seattle Times web page, like I do every morning, and scrolled down through the sports section, like I do every morning, sped through the entertainment section, like I do every morning, and I began to pass over the business section, like I do every morning, when suddenly my life came to a screeching halt.

Disney to buy comic book powerhouse Marvel for $4B

That is the headline in today's Times. Are you F*%&ing kidding me?!?!?!? Disney?!?!? The evil empire!??!?! That wouldn't even be funny on April Fool's Day, let alone any other day of the year. Now, here is the kicker. I sat here for about 45 minutes thinking about this, and as I was deep in thought, no kidding, Bowie's "Changes" comes on the radio. Nice. Thanks God, rub it in why don't ya.

Thus begins the slew of underground protest art of Wolverine slaughtering the 7 dwarfs, or pictures of the Punisher with Mickey's head, Snow White dressed like Emma Frost...Namor shacking up with Ariel... how about that special issue of Iron Man where Tony Stark finds out that Stark Industries has been bought out by Scrooge McDuck.

Well, the end of the world is upon us so go find that significant anyone and shack up while you can, 'cuz it is about to rain frogs my friends.

If Stan Lee didn't die over the weekend this will surely kill him.

Geeks of the world lament this day.