I figured since I never signed up for the event. I hope it doesn’t end up like that home healthcare worker debacle from hell, I mean job club. They were just trying to shame me into being a home health care worker only because that was the company that sponsored the program.

I’m very weary he says so, but my dad trying to convince me that he just wouldn’t leave me high and dry when he would drop me off at school today. One time he dropped me off at school and was more interested in playing pickup basketball. There was a sign on the door saying class was cancelled. The class was by the parking lot. He was more interested in playing basketball that he left me there and I had to take the bus back home. I don’t trust him even though he doesn’t play pickup basketball games like he used to. The worst thing I was the one who got in trouble. >o< That teacher was a bit of an airhead. She used to send emails about class being cancelled like a half hour before class and this was in 2003. She was cancelling class like 3 weeks in a row with very little to no notice.

My dad was going to give me a ride to school. Which gave me a little more time to write in the morning. On the ride over there I came up with a great title for this entry. My dad was trying to trick me by pretending that loading a CD in the car CD player and nothing will happen. Yeah… I don’t fall for that anymore. Before he would take advantage of some kind of mishap that would happen to me when I got in the car like my hair getting caught in the door and then playing the CD before I could get to the car radio. He would also do that “look at this bakery trick” and change the music with anything I was listening to that he found particularly “bad”, “horrible”, or “annoying”. I keep my eyes fixated on that thing.

I don’t even really know how to work the MP3 player function in the car that well. Every time I seem to find a setting I like I accidentally reset it because the car hits a bump and my finger slips. We listened to some Hot Hot Heat, Harvey Danger, and Orgy. For him pretending to know more current music he doesn’t know who Cake is. But “Never There” is an old song from when I was a freshman in high school. He also didn’t like “Disco 2000” by Pulp. While I was shuffling through the songs there was something by Brother Preacher in there. My dad asked if I had any Judas Priest in my player. I’m not exactly sure what he thought he read. From somebody who asked “Who is Greg Lee?” 2 days ago. He’s not ready for something like that. Personally I don’t think he would enjoy Brother Preacher. (for the record I don’t have any Judas Priest in there) Some of the heavier stuff I have is “Nobody’s Real” by Powerman 5000, “Make me Bad” by Korn  and “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour.

Later in class I was thinking about the song “All My Best Friends are Metalheads” and Heavy Metal Parking Lot.

In class the teacher said we were going to have a guest speaker from the department about the graduation event we (the class) have to organize. So I was hoping that my old speech teacher would be the one to speak.

Some girl came to class with this really pungent garlic smelling food. It reminded me of when that annoying guy brought some Chinese food and it got really stinky. I wondered if that girl from my old drama class would have remembered that? That person’s food was so smelly the teacher pointed it out.

We were learning about disruptive people at group meetings. It made me think about that time I tried to join that anime club. I would have loved to have written a paper about that horrible experience I had with the anime club at that school.

I think there is a strain of bronchitis going around class and the school.

When the speaker came it wasn’t him. To me this event seems like something they are still trying to get the kinks out of. The first time they held it was last year. It sort of reminded me of the senior breakfast at high school which was really more about eating a fancy breakfast at a hotel on a Saturday morning. I didn’t go to that since I had “bad” grades by the time I was a senior. I stayed home and watched cartoons.

So I ended up with the punishment assignment. It doesn’t seem that bad. Its group work so I won’t have to do it all on my own. We were talking about an organization that somebody else said “had been around since the 80s” *whispers* it’s older than that.

So we have this assignment where we have to make up our own board game. I did this before for a math class way back when I was in high school. We were supposed to do this assignment earlier in the semester, but it got moved back. I didn’t want people in the class to know that I really like game shows. I wanted that to be something I had up my sleeve. I had made a list of ideas a while ago. For the game board idea I had a whole list of ideas that’s why I had been watching old episodes of World for research purposes. With some persuasion I bet I could maybe get my group to do some kind of version of round 1 or 2 from the game. They could hold up cards while they answer multiple choice questions.

I even took some of my craft items out of storage to decorate the game board.

Actually I didn’t input much of this blog into google docs and actually wrote it by hand. Which I felt was so refreshing. I haven’t been writing much by hand.

The teacher was saying about that they don’t know how to structure the volunteer shifts. You need somebody to sit around for more than 3 hours for this? I think 1 or 2 hour shifts per person would lessen the blow. A 3-4 hour shift is pretty long. A 4 hour shift could be a shift at a part time job. Put in your 4 hour shift at H&H Bagels. I wondered how long they have been throwing this event?

I went to Taco Bell, and I really wanted a Baja Blast Freeze, but the machine was broken so I had to get a regular Baja Blast soda. Which is not bad. I made my own home made version on Friday with Teddy’s Blue Raspberry soda and regular Mountain Dew. The ratio is 25% blue soda to 75% regular Mountain Dew. Some people say to use Powerade for the blue part, but I like my version better.

My mom said this class seems a lot more like event planning. Which I thought too when I read the syllabus when I first joined the class. I have found a lot of college classes are something disguised as something else. Usually the math and science classes are pretty straightforward or at least the ones I’ve taken.

After I thought about it I was reminded of those reality tv shows where people have to throw formal events with nothing more than 3 bed sheets and a package of jerky.