Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I'm writing material for The Corrigendopedia on another blog

Things have been more insane than I had thought they would be for the past... ever, but I have not stopped working on this project, au contraire! Check it out!

Monday, July 4, 2011

It's been difficult, but I'm sticking to it

I've been working on another project, hard-core, then I was working for three weeks and was away from the house 12 hours a day, then I got really sick and even bedridden for a couple of weeks, but finally I'm doing well enough to restore the pace I was at in May.

Still, I could really use some minions.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Currently, I'm rearranging the site, in preparation for new material

Yes, it's finally happened. I have more stuff. Thank gads.

Just swingin' by the site and rearranging what's already there. Can't wait!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Looks like I'm not going to be busy with school for a long time...

On the one hand, that means that I might be able to be online often enough to keep up with my online projects. On the other hand, I might not, depending on the type of job I can get.
` Not only have I been rejected from the university I applied to, but I've also failed to get my transfer degree, and it may be many years until I can get the money for doing so. Indeed, without being able to make more money, I may not graduate from college until I'm 40, or maybe by then I'll have found another lot in life.
` Basically, college is like one big game of catch-up, not having had an education before now, and it's gotten yet another complication. Plus, I really think it's important that I learn other subjects I haven't ever studied yet, like history.

Well, perhaps because I have a lot of things going for me, I'll be able to get another job, as an orangutan, perhaps -- no really, check out this commercial I was in last December!

Okay, so that didn't make me any money (which pissed off my grandma so much she didn't want me to tell her about how much fun I had), but seriously, there is 'monkey-work' that can get me some cash.

(I know, orangutans are great apes, it's okay....)

For now, I will probably have more time to build this website into some recognizable form. My days and nights are no longer consumed by homework, as I only have one more final to study for. It's Spanish, which is a very easy subject for me. Perhaps I can make money doing some sort of translation?
` I want to learn more languages, but again, that requires going to classes, which I don't have money for.
` I may be able to improve my Spanish skills based on what I've already done in three quarters, and use the rest of the book and website and keep going somehow, but I highly doubt I'll be able to learn other languages without classes.

Anyway, I'm skipping karate class at this moment because I'm sick and stressed out, and somewhat doubt that my stomach will hold up to all the jostling. Ugh, that's something that I'm getting a little behind in since I passed my yellow belt test, because I haven't been feeling well for about a month so far.

Spanish, karate, art, writing -- these are some of the skills I'm developing, but it seems likely that they won't be of any use unless I can get some more money for college.
` Sigh... well, I'm hoping that if I make this website decent enough, I'll have something to show people if they want to know what I'm capable of. You know, like a portfolio, sort of.
` I have some more ideas about how to organize the website, so it's good that I haven't been actively mixing it up even more as I've been busy with school.

So, time to keep writing this website, and it finally seems that now I'll have a lot more time than I have since I first started it -- I have a place to do it, a computer to do it on, and no crazy and/or abusive roommates or school to get in the way. What could possibly go wrong?

Oh yeah, some unforeseen disaster. Those are common, but considerably less so these days, so I'm not going to worry about it too much. On with the show!

Friday, December 10, 2010

I'm back for more!

While I've been in school this fall quarter, I may not have updated my website much, but I have actually been working... on paper! Again.
` I have partly-written articles on paper, as well as a better site organization. Now that fall quarter's over, I'm going to be actually putting those ideas onto the website, FOR REALS!

Also, I'm going to be writing some new and used (re-written/updated) Mad Science Writer posts, which I'll also be using as material for The Corrigendopedia. Whoo hoo!

Schoooooool's out... for... a little while!

Schoooooool's out... 'til... next year!

And I'd have made more progress online already if it weren't for my amazing procrastination skills (on other things)!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ah, here we go...

During summer quarter, I've been doing only a little work on the site, including the rearrangement of the How to Figure Stuff Out... And How Not To section so that it's simpler. Check it out!
` Now that summer quarter's over, I'm also working on the next article, and may actually start speeding up work on this website.

Also, I'm finally caught up with cataloging ALL my notes for the first time ever! In my last blog entry here, I had three binders, and now there are six! My arm is tired.

aug 091 My six books o' notes so far...

Well, better get crackin' on that new article! There's no time like the present -- even though I'm sweltering hot!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Working OFF the website more than ON

So, I've made a few little updates to the website here and there since my last post on this blog. During my two-week break during between spring and summer quarter, I've been taking the opportunity to catalogue my science notes for this website (and presumably other projects as well).
` I think I'm going to need another mini-binder!

june 053 I'm going to need another mini-binder!

I'm just that hardcore, so don't you worry about me forgetting about The Corrigendopedia! Classes are out, and I'm hard at work on this website, albeit 'on paper'! I am going to make some changes to the site soon enough, though.

In sad news, however, I've discovered that I have yet another setback for my goal of becoming a science writer.
` I just got the grades for one of my classes back, and it was for English 102, which was largely focused on societal issues, in which we students had to log in at least ten hours of volunteer hours.
` I know I did really well in my other classes, but for English I got a D-, and I was somewhat surprised considering how hard I had worked on everything.

Me fail English? That's unpossible!

I know this fact because my grades for this course have been published online. Though I started out very enthusiastic about this class, it took so much out of me that I slowly fell behind. I wasn't even upset that I got a 68 on my first paper. After all, I was supposed to write about being part of a group of people and alienating someone else.
` As I've been alone most of my life and have only been recently loosely associated with a group of people, though we've never alienated anyone (not even the daddy longlegs girl), so I've never had this kind of experience.
` As I was unable to convincingly make something up, I didn't do very well on the paper. That, and my egregious spelling and grammatical errors, which surprised me since I thought I have always been good at the technicalities of writing.

Then, for various other reasons, I did very poorly on all my papers. As for the final paper, which is about 15 pages long after weeks of research, scored only 200 out of 350 points. Since I don't have this one back, I'm not sure exactly why this would be.
` So, yeah. I'm rather depressed now. Not only do I have to make more money to re-take this class, because Financial Aid won't cover any more credits, but I also may lose my Financial Aid for the classes in Spring and Fall that I've already signed up for and need to complete my transfer degree. If that happens, I will just have to stop going to college altogether!

Let me tell you, even if I'm able to complete my transfer degree by next year, this is really going to set me back in terms of becoming a mad scientist.
` Speaking of which, check out my latest post on Introspection of a Struggling Mad Scientist, it's called Superhero Lou Ryan outdone by bickering senior citizens and a little boy!
` It actually features film/video projects my fiance has been in, and it's a lot of fun and not depressing at all, so please, go and be uplifted!

Update: Since I got A's in my other classes, my GPA is still fine, and I'm now in my Algebra II class. It's amazingly fast-paced because it's ten weeks of material in only eight days, and thankfully I have Lucas to drive me because my car's not doing so well.
` I'm amassing some quarters, though, so I can have some bus fare for future weeks.