Wednesday, January 14, 2009

College is for the birds..and here's why.

I started my first day of college yesterday and let me just tell you how it went. I was originally signed up for a 1:00-2:20 biology class because that was all that was available when I registered. I figured it would work out okay with the lady in my ward who I trade babysitting with. Well, I've always been a bit of a jackass and here's the proof because it totally won't work. It's right in the middle of nap time and right during elementary pick up time and right in the middle of everything else we do. I mean seriously, what was I thinking?? Did I mention that said class was in West Jordan, too. Come on, Melissa!

Well, I found another class that would be perfect, and was at the Redwood Road campus, an easy 15 minute commute. I called the school, because of course this class was full, to see if there was anything that I could do to get into said class. They said just to go the first day and the teacher would add me. I emailed the professor to let her know I was coming and she said there were 17 spots available so I should be fine. Simple enough, right? Oh, ho In my dreams it would have been that simple. I went to that class yesterday just fully planning on being added, along with 14 other people. As soon as I walked in, I knew there would be trouble. There were only 30 seats in the classroom, and 35 kids already registered, plus the 14 of us wanting to get in. I figured the teacher would do a lottery or something but no, we all sat on the floor and just waited.

Anyway, they sent out an email saying professors would not be able to add any students because there were too many students department wide that wanted to be added. Something like 400 students and only 30 spots available. (I really want to know what happened to the 17 that lady was talking about. ) They said the only way to be added was to watched online and wait for someone to drop. Are you kidding me?? Like I have 9 hours to devote to that! Oh wait...turns out I did. Today I sat at my computer and checked the class every 5-6 minutes. I started at 8:00 and just finally added the class at 4:00. Nothing got done today and there were lots of tears (me and the kids) but I'm now officially enrolled in the right class! Phew! It can only go up from here, right?

And just for a little love....our new family photos. More to come (hopefully)


  1. Good job! There are probably plenty of people WITHOUT families who wanted into that class who were just too lazy to sit around all day. You go, girl.

  2. The in the tree fam photo is just too damn cute.

    Yay for getting the class you want!

    (Should I have bleeped instead of damned?)

  3. Sorry that having a family gets in the way of school. They just don't understand that kinda stuff!!! I totally agree. I love the family pics! And the straight hair :)

  4. I'm glad there was a happy ending. Good luck this semester!