I can’t tell whether I actually miss home or whether I just miss my dogs.
I would be 100% not surprised if it was the later.
Dear Professor (if I can even call you that because you don’t actually have your Ph.D.),
If you are going to change the date of a final exam, please tell the class closer to the beginning of the semester. Not 2 weeks before the end of the semester.
My TA’s suggestion was brilliant. As he was talking, my mind immediately jumped to the U.S. Constitution and U.S. politics. In the United States, our elected representatives can impeach the President. This is not an amendment to the Constitution added later based on more recent history, it is in Article I, Sections 2, 3, and 4, Article II, Sections 2 and 4, and in Article III, Section 2. Given the political philosophies that influenced the Founding Fathers, I would argue that they knew of the problems associated with the English Civil War and did not want to deal with those same issues with the most powerful politician as the English did 150 years earlier. They wanted to ensure those protections for the American people and give them rights in the American written constitution that the English did not have at the time of the English Civil War under their “constitution,” if it can even be defined as one by today’s standards.
This is something I did not learn explicitly in my American history or American politics classes, but it is important. It gives perspective to what rights we as Americans take for granted; this shows where those ideas came from and how history influenced the Founding Fathers in ways that go back even further than what is taught in basic U.S. history classes.
I haven’t watched an episode of a TV show in at least a month (except when my friends made me watch Adventuretime, but that’s not a real show so I’m not counting it) and it actually feels pretty liberating. My parents keep asking me if I’ve caught up on Shameless or finished House of Cards and everyone is freaking out over the season finale of HOC, but I’m writing cool essays and reading interesting articles for class. And I am content with that.
When I get sick of school which will be immediately after finals, I will catch up on all of my shows. And by that time, Mad Men will have begun to air so I can binge watch and not worry about school.
I was just looking back at some old pictures from high school graduation. The ceremony itself is kind of a blur but I remember everything after perfectly.
And I think my favorite memory (that I’m laughing to myself about) is when my dog came over to my cousin and just ate the cake out of her lap. No one realized it was happening, then all of a sudden, it’s gone. He had to be tied down for the rest of the night. I guess he was 12 then and he’s still got some crazy in him.