Registration Trials

Well, registration is now complete for me. I did run into a little snag when doing so though. The sociology class I wanted to take (Sociology 310: Religion in Society) had prerequisites that it did not warn me about on the UVic website.Unfortunately I do not have time to take the prerequisites so it means I can’t take the class. It’s too bad too because I really wanted to take it. It sounded really interesting and Dr. W (who taught the inter-religious history class I took last semester) was teaching it and I was looking forward to having him as a prof again.

I did manage to find another class to take though. It’s an Art History class in Byzantine Art. It sounds like it should actually be pretty cool and according to Rate My Prof┬áthe prof is pretty awesome too. Also, it will be my first class in the Hickman Building. I’ve only been in there a couple of times – once for an exam prep session and once just this last semester for a talk that was going on about the Arab Spring.

Even if it’s not exactly what I had planned on I’m still looking forward to next year. It looks like they’ve switched around a few things though. First semester reading break is a Monday-Wednesday instead of a Wednesday-Friday. I’m not particularly fond of that, I preferred it the other way around even though it’s not a difference in days or anything. Also, second semester seems to start on a Thursday instead of a Wednesday which is just strange. I had finally gotten used to it starting on Wednesday instead of Tuesday like all my other schooling until that point and now they’re changing it. Not cool.

In other news though, I caught up in my Camp NaNoWriMo word count. I’m still not sure how it happened, but I’m even 1000 words ahead. The plan is to finish on Thursday. I still love my characters, but I’m getting tired of this story. It will be good to have the month off in between too. I already have the basics of an idea for my August NaNo too. Hopefully August will be better.

Now I just have to wait for textbook lists to be up on August 1st!

– Kali

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The Worst Part of Class Registration Time

Well, class registration time is here. Don’t get me wrong, I love registering for classes (I’m sure it’s obvious if you’ve read many of our posts), but I hate the waiting. It’s stressful. I get decent grades, but not exactly straight A’s (I WISH!) so that means that my registration date isn’t usually terrible, but it’s hardy the first one. That means I get to spend the ┬ádays from when registration opens to when I finally get to register watching as the classes I want to get into slowly fill up.

So far I’ve never actually had to be on a waitlist, but I’m well aware that it’s only a matter of time as the class sizes get smaller. Today is only Day 2 of registration and the classes stand as follows:

First Semester

Modern Political Thought: 52 spots remaining (out of 60)

Government & Politics in Europe: 69 spots remaining (out of 70)

Introduction to Asian Religions: 67 spots remaining (out of 70)

Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages: 56 spots remaining (out of 70)

Second Semester

Introduction to Research Methods in Politics: 56 spots remaining (out of 58)

Indo-Tibetan Religious Traditions: 34 spots remaining (out of 35)

Methodists, Mormons, & Mystics: Religious Culture of the US from Colonial to 20th Century: 42 spots remaining (out of 45)

Religion in Society: 59 spots remaining (out of 60)

So far the only one I’m worried about filling up is the Myths and Legends class. It seems to be filling up pretty quickly (not that that’s at all surprising). My registration date is next Tuesday and I’m just hoping I don’t have to work at that time.

I really hope that class doesn’t fill up because it’s one I need for the Religious Studies degree and if I can’t get into it I’ll have to rearrange my first semester again which would mean I would have to get rid of the European politics class which I really want to take.

Anyways, this was just a little stress vent. Soon to come will be some posts about the trip Rachel and I took to the museum. And, as a sneak preview I give you this:

– Kali

Negligent Bloggers, Negligent Campers

We’ve been really bad the last little while.

I’m sure you’ve noticed we haven’t been posting. We’ve both been meaning to, and we have ideas, but we just haven’t done anything.

We’re both behind in Camp NaNoWriMo too. Kali is at 17,340 and Rachel is at 7,341. And yes, we realize it’s weird that we’re almost exactly 10K apart (10,001).

We really have no good excuse. Kali is working full time and Rachel is taking a class, but we’ve both done that before and managed to stay on top of NaNoWriMo. The blog may be new (ish), but we should be able to handle this.

Expect more posts in the near future, but for now we should really be writing. We;re supposed to be at 25,005 words by midnight. I’m positive we can safely say that won’t be happening.

– Rachel & Kali