My second semester of grad school starts this weekend. The first semester went smashingly well, however my classes were mostly of the getting-your-feet-wet variety, while the roster I’m facing now all have a bit more bite to them. And they have even more impressive-sounding names: 805 is Organization Theories for Administering Information Agencies, 806 is Global Information Infrastructure, and 813 is Basic Print and Electronic Information Sources. Okay, maybe that last one sounds a bit more non-threatening.
First up this weekend is 806. It terrifies me the most because it only meets this weekend – the rest of the class will be online, and with my almost superhuman ability to procrastinate, I won’t have that looming second weekend to kick me in the ass. Also it is taught by one of the faculty higherups, so I’m sure there will be no coddling. (All of a sudden I’m getting an image in my head of Tom Hanks in a mortarboard screaming, “There’s no coddling! There’s no coddling in grad school!”)
Add all THAT to the chance of some freezing-ass weather that’s coming Emporia’s way, and it all makes for some start-of-the-semester jitters. Blah.
(Stupid president, who’s stupid address last night knocked off Knights of Prosperity from my TIVO’s recording schedule.)