it's the end of the class week since math class is doing test and I don't have to go because teacer said so. I'm going to take the test sometime next week so that I can have at least one session with a tutor before taking the test. Cori said that the math book isn't had by RFB and D and that if I can get by with a tutor she would rather me do it that way than having to tape the book. I hope it works out because none of the readers I have except maybe Courtney would be good at reading math books.
Today in Science class we talked about rocket fuel in drenking water and various other articles. We also talked a little bit more about molarity, measurements and that sort of thing. He also passed out water quality data sheets for when we go sampling and he explained the methods we would be using to sample.
It's amazing all the stuff that is in our drinking water that a lot of us don't think about. and some of this stuff accumulates in us and doesn't go away. Not that it's in high enough amounts to kill us or anything, it's still kind of scary to think that we're drinking trace amounts of DDT and PCB even though DDT isn't used here anymore. We do produce it though. Producers and not users....does that make any sense at all? if it's banned here, why do we still produce it?
In lit class we talked about Editha and suburban Sketches and a couple of articles by Mark Twain. I never realized that Mark Twain wrote about California. I always pictured him as a Missouri writer and one who wrote about steamships and railroads since those seemed to be his main interests. I know he sort of put biographical stuff in Huck Fin and Tom Sawyer, but his writing about California just blew me away.
Editha wasn't really my type of short story. I mean...she was just way too shallow for my liking...now there's childish right there. She wanted her feonce to go to war because she felt that it was the right thing for him to do and that it would make him a hero. He dies of course and she goes to see his mother who isn't too pleased. She calls war a glorious thing, and we all know what tha sentiment is like. It's kind of interesting to read things about the Civil War while this one is going on. This is the second one I've been through, though I was almost too young to remember much of Desert Storm. Suburban sketches was a bit long, but it was a lot more interesting than Editha, I guess because it described several different aspects of Charles Bridge and the people there. It described the way certain people lived and what they did, their reaction to events and that sort of thing. It gave you insight in to the way things were at that time and that's what I like. Editha sort of did that, too, but not to the extent Sketches did.
I got my first quiz in that class and my first quiz in chemestry class which I need to do later on tonight. I told her I'd get it to her later on today, but those who know me know that as soon as I get back from class it's vedge time for me. I also have some phone calls to make tomorrow so that I can find someone to come out and help install scanner and printer drivers and things. I could probably do it myself, but I would feel safer with an expert around doing the installing. It'll be nice to have a scanner again. It'll be nice not to have to go to the library to print stuff out.
I also have a reading response do in lit class for next thirsday, so I'll probably start on that on Monday or Tuesday since it's just a two page reaction on one of the readings we've done so far. I don't see any problem writing that out at all. I'm beginning to think I like my classes a lot better this semester than last. I'm finding the readings easier anyway and there isn't so much at one time to take in. Of course they are lower level, so that could play a part in that as well.
I hope every one keeps well and stays safe. awallens I really do feel for you I've had coughs like that, just ask rnb_capricorn they're not fun and I was on pretnazon for a while for an temporary asthma situation...can we say no sleep city? LOL. ah the memmories.