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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 03:23 am
Some RL stuff, some procrastination, and some hopes of showing off teh writing skillz

I've got a job. Two of them, actually. I still have to go through some rigmarole with Human Resources (background check, drug test, that sort of thing), but I should be able to start working in about two weeks. It's at a medical office, doing medical records and other things to help take a load off the spread-thin nurses. It's exactly the sort of thing I was looking for, so I am pleased. My second job is tutoring students at the nearby community college. My paperwork for that is done, but I haven't been assigned any students, and probably won't get many until the fall. In any case, I am no longer unemployed, praise God! That is a huge load off my mind. And I promised myself I would look into getting a paid LJ account once I started getting paychecks again. So tell me, paid users, is it worth it?

I am starting to feel a bit worried about getting into nursing school. Admissions to FSU's School of Nursing are just so competitive right now...*sigh* And I won't know anything until fall, possibly not until as late as November. :(

Part II of "Does Harry Have to Die?" is almost done. I should have it ready to post in the next couple of days. Yes, I am a procrastinator. So sue me. I'm trying to make Part II not quite so dry as Part I was. Looking back, I realized that it might have been somewhat difficult to read. Sorry 'bout that.

Speaking of essays, I was cleaning out my filebox, and I came across an old file of papers I wrote for classes while in college. Some of them are pretty dry and academic, but others are quite interesting, I think, especially those I did for my Psych classes, and extra-specially those I did for Human Sexuality. It occurred to me that I might post some of these papers here on my LJ. Unfortunately, the computer files for almost everything I wrote while at Stetson have been lost (a long and sad story), so I would have to type them up from my hard copies. Hence, in the interest of time, I have to be choosy about which of them I type up and post. Anyway, I was thinking if I get a paid account, I might put up a poll with descriptions of each of those papers I think people might be interested in reading, and find out which of them, if any, you would actually read.

Part of the reason I want to do this is because I feel that my LJ so far hasn’t really been all that deep or interesting, and that the quality of writing in my entries has been a little low according to my standards. As I was looking back through my old papers, I just noticed, that, wow, even though I do a lot of writing on LJ and discussion boards, it’s almost never as good as some of the papers I did for school. Doesn’t that seem weird? I mean, for school I wrote what I was required to write about, you know? Here I can write whatever I want to write. It seems like higher-quality writing should occur when I write what I choose to write, rather than what I’m “forced” to write.

Anyway, the point is this: some of those papers are a lot better than anything I’ve written here so far is, and I want to show off. :D

Well, I suppose I should quit now, and go to bed. Two weeks until new job starts = two weeks to get back in the habit of a normal sleep schedule.

Joie

Current Mood: dorky dorky

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solusfides
Jon
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
ooooooh, psyche!

I would be most intrigued to read some of your psyche stuffs!
I remember, now (and still have the video on my computer) that you were in my Cognitive Psyche class, that was one of the many most enjoyable classes of the wondrous genre known as psyche!
I was wondering, did you ever have Social Psyche or Group Dynamics?

Shalom yo'


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

That's right! I totally forgot we had that class, together, too. Yeah, Dr. Blum was cool. She was my prof for Human Sexuality, also.


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solusfides
Jon
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

now I definitely want to read some of those papers!
Dr. Blum ROCKED!!!!
although, the Mrs. Dr. Nance was an awesome teacher too, especially for Social Psyche (her specialty)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

That reminds me: I forgot to answer your question. No, I didn't take Social Psych or Group Dynamics. I did take Intro to Personality, taught by Mrs. Dr. Nance, who was indeed an awesome teacher. Actually, it occurs to me that I liked every single one of my Psych professors, and Dr. Medlin, whom I had for Intro to Psych and Child Psych, was one of my two favorite professors at Stetson (the other being Music Theory prof, Dr. Painter). Hooray for cool professors!


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solusfides
Jon
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 05:10 pm (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

when I thinks of it, you'd be right, all the psyche prof's rocked!
I can't think of the name of the Group Dynamics prof, but he was the one with the office at the end of the hall towards BCM.
Alas, and Personality was one of the courses I really really really wanted to take!
if I were to have that, and one other, I'd have a minor in psyche.
oh well.... still gud, yeah, still gud.


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springdove
springdove
Kristi
Tue, Jul. 13th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

that would be Dr. Kindred, I believe...psych department head the year i came in. i hope i'm not mistaken...i'd be embarassed. :) why do you think i was a psych major? all the profs are cool.


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solusfides
Jon
Wed, Jul. 14th, 2004 02:55 am (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

yes, Dr. Kindred, that would be the name! yeah, they are all good!


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solusfides
Jon
Wed, Jul. 14th, 2004 02:59 am (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

was the Human Sexuality class sort of like a specific focus of a Social Psyche type of thing, or was it also based a lot on a cognitive/biological/behavioral type of psyche?? or well, I guess its just another genre within itself, that (like the others) uses a bit of each other in the process?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Jul. 14th, 2004 03:30 am (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

Um...social, biological, cognitive, behavioral--it was a bit of everything, really. Some parts of it were almost like health class--contraception, hygiene, preventing STDs, that sort of thing--only more geared towards adults. A lot of it was examining controversial issues about sexuality in our society--homosexuality, abortion/reproductive rights, sex crimes, etc. There was also discussion of sexual patholigies, sexual fetishes, and the compications of deciding which are which. We talked about sexual development, both emotional and physical, how to communicate with a sexual partner, how sex is viewed in society...pretty much everything.


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solusfides
Jon
Wed, Jul. 14th, 2004 03:34 am (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

needless to say, some of the folks who have been most known for studying this topic may have people worrying about them.. depending on their focus of study?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Jul. 14th, 2004 04:19 am (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

Um...not sure what you mean. Do you mean well-known researchers of sexuality? Because there are some questions about the objectivity of these researchers. I mean, it takes a special kind of person to go into this particular field of research. Er...is that what you were talking about, or have I completely misunderstood you?


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solusfides
Jon
Wed, Jul. 14th, 2004 04:25 am (UTC)
Re: ooooooh, psyche!

yeah, you got it. you on Y!M?


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lilac_bearry
lilac_bearry
Lilac
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)

Yay for the jobs! Boo for the new sleep pattern! :P

*gasp* I just realized I haven't read the first part of your essay! I must remedy that soon.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC)
Icon <3

Boo for the new sleep pattern!

Yeah, it will, unfortunately cut into my time for late-night Y!M conversations. :(

And I love the icon! Weasleys rule.


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angua9
angua9
Quite a Machiavellian Figure
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC)

Hey, congratulations!

Paid LJ - I think it is worth it, because it's such a tiny amount of money ($2 - $2.50 per month).


background check, drug test, that sort of thing

Oops. Hope they don't find out about the... you know.


I think you are a wonderful writer on LJ and discussion boards, so obviously I would love to read your even better stuff. Human sexuality is one of my LJ interests, too, so bring it on.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)

Hope they don't find out about the... you know.

*snerk* Well, I don't think they know how to test for that, so I should be okay. *fingers crossed* ;)


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buongiornodaisy
buongiornodaisy
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'net
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC)

Congratulations on the job! :)

As for a paid LJ account, I'd reccomend it, but only if you want to modify your LJ to an extreme degree and have plenty of icons.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC)

The main reasons I want it are to have more icons, and to be able to do polls. The other stuff, I might or might not use. But I'm starting to think it's so cheap that it really would be worth it, even if those are the only two paid LJ features I use.


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