Saturday, September 19, 2009

I win!

I never did have a meeting with Campus Administration. Apparently the person I was talking with, who mentioned a meeting, meant that there was a possibility of having a meeting with some people to discuss the issue. There wasn't an actual meeting planned.

As things stand now: I have my locker back and am keeping it. The locker allocation system has been taken down for maintenance, so that they can fix it or replace it with something better.

I sent an email to the Chair of my Academic School and the Program Coordinator for my program, that details what has transpired so far. I don't trust Campus Administration and wanted to make sure that they didn't hassle me about any of this stuff.

I can't believe that something as simple as getting a locker could escalate into such a big deal. I just want to study Respiratory Therapy and not be hassled by anyone while I'm doing it.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Taking back a stolen locker

Someone stole my locker and I took it back!

On August 31st I went onto a locker selection website and selected a locker. A was sent a confirmation email confirming that the locker was successfully assigned to me. It's a nice locker because it's close to the Library.

On September 15th I found out that my locker was assigned to someone else. On August 16th I went to Campus Administration, to get the problem resolved. I was told they would investigate.

Today I went to Campus Administration and was told that the locker was now assigned to someone else and that nothing could be done. I was furious. I pretty much gave up and grudgingly decided to pick another locker. Lockers are in short supply, so the lockers still available are in horribly inconvenient locations. I went back into the locker selection website and selected a crappy locker. At that point I came up with a theory about how someone could use the locker selection website to steal someone else's locker. I tested that theory by taking my locker back!

I went back to Campus Administration and presented them with the email that confirmed that the locker was again successfully assigned to me. The woman I was talking with logged into the locker selection system and confirmed that the locker was indeed assigned to me now. She was pretty shocked by what I had been able to do. At that point I told her that it's my locker and I'm keeping it. She then asked me if I could attend a meeting tomorrow with herself, her boss and someone from the IT department. I'm going to the meeting. I think I want to bring an impartial third party with me, so that they feel a bit of pressure to address this issue with some common sense and fairness.

The locker selection web site has been unavailable since shortly after my last conversation with Campus Administration.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

It has begin

I am once again surprised by how much studying I have to do. Glad to be done the first week of school.

No job for me

I was thinking that I might get a tutoring job. I'm not getting that job. I put off pursuing it for so long that all the positions have been filled. As far as I'm concerned, not having a job is a good thing.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I need a coffee

and a cigarette. I know that if I have both at the same time, I'll stop feeling like crap. But they're both not good for me, so I'll just feel like crap until I stop feeling like crap.

What are the benefits of not drinking coffee anymore? You can't get a decent night's sleep and everyone in the world tries to piss me off.

I'm just one week into the school year and I'm already swamped. I also miss coffee.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Second day of 3rd semester

I have a quiz today, in my first Ventilators class of the semester. Quiz questions will come from the final exam that we wrote in last semester's ventilator course. Fortunately, todays quiz doesn't count for real marks. I believe the purpose of the quiz is to show us how little we know, of what we have supposedly learned.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

For the safety of others

I spent most of the morning being pissed off, sweaty and craving a coffee. I had to do a little bit of group work this morning and was getting pretty angry about something that should have just been a minor annoyance to me.

I finally broke down and took a 100mg caffeine pill, to ensure the safety of others. :-)

First day of school and I have a test tomorrow!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Caffeine withdrawal

Caffeine withdrawal sucks. I think I'm going to be stocking up on some Diet Pepsi soon. There should be enough caffeine in the Pepsi, to take some of the edge off of the withdrawal symptoms. I'll go without caffeine for a few more hours before I go get some Pepsi. Part of me wants this process to be unpleasant, so that I don't forget it.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

So far so good

I'm on my third cup of decaf and plan on having a fourth in a few minutes. I'm pretty sure that decaf coffee has some caffeine in it, so I haven't actually quit the caffeine completely yet.

I haven't even had a caffeine withdrawal headache yet. I did spend half the day in bed sleeping though, which might have something to do with the drastic reduction in caffeine today. All things considered, my first day without real coffee is going surpisingly well.

H1N1 Rap by Dr. Clarke

1st day without real coffee

Last night I got fed up with how tired a was feeling and the amount of coffee I routinely drink. Coffee just doesn't seem to do much for me anymore. I've been drinking at least six cups a day.

I drank a couple cups of home brewed decaf this morning and am hoping for the best.

Why am I doing this a couple of days before school starts?

Friday, September 04, 2009

Optometry Intern

I went to see an Optometrist today and was examined by an Optometry Intern. I think I might have made her day. I have some odd things associated with my vision and got the "Optometry Intern who doesn't want too miss anything, eye exam". I wanted to ask her about her clinical experiences, and some other things about her training to be an Optometrist, but she seemed way too busy while she was assessing my vision/eyes. When she wasn't shining some ridiculously bright light into my eye, I think I saw a "damn that's pretty cool" expression on her face more than once.

My eye exam took an hour and 15 minutes.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

New student orientation

Second year starts on Tuesday next week.

I went to the new student orientation, for the RT Program, this week. Myself and some other second year students were there, to offer some encouraging words and answer questions. No one asked any questions. There wasn't enough time.

I dragged my sorry ass out of bed at 6AM today, in an effort to get used to getting up early again.