So as of right now, my GPA is 3.985. The mid-term grades came out today and I’ve got straight As. If I get straight As this semester and next semester, my GPA when I graduate will be 3.999.
There is a part of me that is just going BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and then there is another Amy Santiago part of me going ARE YOU KIDDING ME MAYBE I CAN GET AN A+ IN SOMETHING TO EVEN IT OUT.
But whatever, I’d graduate summa cum laude which would be a far cry for that first time I went to college where I ended flunking out after three years and having a mental breakdown from the stress.
Oh, and I signed up for Yuletide this morning. So that’s one less thing to worry about. Or one more thing to worry about, depending on how you look at things.
I also talked a classmate of mine into signing up this year. So yay, somebody offline to talk to about it. :D
Apparently I can’t get a word count meter to work on Tumblr so whatever, I’ve got 47,720 words out of 80,000 words and I finished another chapter today and tomorrow I’m hoping to knock another two out if I can help it.
I can totally get this done in a week. And really, this is the part where most people would think I was being sarcastic, but I once pounded out 20,000 words for a Big Bang in a week and a half and 10,000 words on Thanksgiving the year I won NaNoWriMo. So 30,000 words is less of a stretch than it seems.
According to recent reports, your white friend on Facebook, whom you’ve always secretly suspected of being a latent racist, explained today through a series of passive-aggressive posts why she does not support the protesters of Ferguson, Missouri.
Saying that “it isn’t that big of a deal” and “people get shot all the time”, your white friend explained to what she imagined was an eager audience on Facebook why the residents of Ferguson are blowing this whole thing out of proportion.
"They’re just looking for an excuse to riot. They just always need something to be angry about, and feel oppressed over." While it was left ambiguous who the ‘they’ in the Facebook status referred to, some expert analyzers concluded that your white friend was referring to black people. Your white friend insisted she was not racist at all, and that in fact this entire ordeal had nothing at all to do with race, and that "they" should stop trying to make everything about race.
She then posted a number of articles and videos of police officers doing nice things, with the passive-aggressive addendum: “See? Not all cops are bad! So maybe all of you should stop shit-talking them!” Unable to explain how these random good deeds did anything to address the events in Ferguson, your white friend responded to criticisms saying, “Well my uncle is a police officer, and he’s an amazing person. He risks his life every day. And if you don’t like that, then fuck you Jennifer, I’m unfriending you.”
Your white friend’s final Facebook status on the matter concluded, “I might get hate for this, but I for one support all the brave men and women who risk their lives every day for us. And I support all of the brave officers in Ferguson who are only trying to their jobs. The problem here is all those ghetto thugs acting like animals. And see? I didn’t say anything about race! And all of that is why I don’t support these ridiculous protests. If you have a problem with that, then bye.” The status finished with an extraordinarily condescending smiley face.”