“I’m here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I’m all out of bubble gum…” – Nada, “They Live (1988)”
Why are you writing a blog, dude? Who really cares about someone going to UBC?
I want to have some fun! Lets be honest, we could all use a bit more of that, right? I will try to litter my blogs with movie quotes and geeky references, because blogging sucks if you aren’t having fun.
I’m also wanting to share learning strategies I’m doing, or have looked into. Talk about classes I’m taking, try to summarize them for people who are taking them in the future. Of course there will be angry posts, and whining because what fun is reading a blog without a little of that. Oh yes, there will be many grammatical errors and spelling mistakes! HURRAH!
I want to learn! I want my views challenged by readers, I want to grow, to remember, and to take advantage of this short time left I have at UBC. Life is learning, so its naive to think that “only one year left and I’ll be done”. Sure school is challenging, and some of us put too much of our life and soul into it while we’re here (yes me too), but it is also rewarding if we’re open to it.
Who I am:
I’m a 26 year old fourth year student (yes I’m probably older than other students), thats part of a biker gang… minus the tatoos, leather, large amounts of fat all over my body, funny story, I also don’t have a bike. So I’m pretty much a normal dude that decided to go back to University.
When I came back, I started doing a B.A. in Psychology. But before the year started I thought to myself, “a psychology degree on its own is useless… I’ll do cognitive systems so I can take all the psych courses but not have to just have a psych degree!”
But then I found out two of the requirements for doing a cogs degree is…. COMPUTER SCIENCE!!! 😮 [mouth falling open]. “I can’t do computer science.” So with shaky knees I scheduled my whole first semester around taking two computer science courses, 110 and 121. I went to http://blog.ratemyprofessors.com/ and made sure I got the BEST rated professors for those courses.
Guess what happened?
That was the best semester I’ve (almost) ever had, up to this date. It was so much fun, and I learned so much! Who would have known I’d like computer science?
Give me feedback if there is something you’d like to see, or something you’d like to hear about. I’m going to do what I can to share on this blog but sometimes it just won’t happen if I’m procrastinating.