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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Grades and the Meeting From Hell

I just finished a course on Tuesday. It was 'Research and Information Utilization'. It nearly killed me. I have been waiting for the damned prof. to post my grade online, but it hasn't happened yet. Usually, I'm not this obsessed with what my grade is, however, this time I'm seriously wondering what the hell it is. I have earned A's in my previous 4 classes, and I knew I earned them before grades were posted. This time, my final individual paper was weak, and I knew it. Our team paper was good, and our presentation totally rocked. I guess I'm just worried about that paper. Not that a B would kill me, mind you. I'm not a perfectionist, but that string of A's on my grade report is so pretty... Anyway, I did have an interesting meeting with my learning team last Saturday. Friday night we had some friends call us to go out. They were buying the drinks, so we were able to go. Now normally when we go out I just drink Bud Light. On this night, that is exactly what I intended. Then I made a comment about Jack & Coke being yummy. Well, that was all it took; Dimples went and bought us two Jack & Cokes. Apparently, we were really thirsty, because those Jack & Cokes went down like water...and they were pretty strong. So we sat around the fire drinking these lovely libations until about 2:00-ish. We all got back to my house at 2:30 and drank about a case of beer while playing Apples to Apples. (I will dedicate a post to this game soon.) So at 3:30, I realize that I have a meeting with my learning team from school at 8:00 that morning. That's 4.5 hours away. YIKES! I went right to bed and passed out cold. My alarm went off at 7:00 a.m. I sat up, got out of bed and fell down. I'm pretty sure I was still drunk. I drank some coffee, but it wasn't settling right, so I drank water like a camel lost in the desert for months. My hair went up in a ponytail, I threw on some clothes and off I went to my meeting. We meet at Coffee Plantation because they have comfy couches and food. These are the two elements needed when having a meeting. When I walked in, only one person from my team was there. She asked if I wanted coffee and I said, "No, just water." I explained to her that I was still drunk from the previous night, and she couldn't stop laughing. At this point, everyone else arrived and noticed that my sunglasses were still on. I related my story to them and they thought it was pretty funny, too. Derrick said, "I have been on many learning teams and usually people use that as an excuse for missing a meeting, so I give you props for showing up at all!" How proud was I at that moment? I was definitely smiling! The meeting was kept short (we didn't have a lot to do). I went home and was back in bed by 9:30. At 10:30, Big D woke me up in a panic and said, "Did you go to your meeting?" I rolled over, gave him the evil eye that only a wife can give and said (in a very weak and sleepy voice), "Mmm-hmm, now please leave me alone to die in peace." I slept until 1:30, moved to the recliner and didn't move all day. The next time I drink Jack & Coke I will make sure I do not have any meetings scheduled (or a life) the next day. :)


Baron's Life said...

I hope you getan "A"

Queen B said...

HAHA! That's hilarious. I could totally relate to the team meeting/drunk story.

Good luck on your grade! I have determined that a degree built on Bs is going to look the same as one built on As... or at least that's what I keep telling myself ;)

Veronnica said...

Sounds like fun... but I'm still waiting to hear what the grade is!

"Joker" said...


I am totally impressed you made the meeting, as there's no way in hell I would have. Jack and I have known each other for years and though we are great friends at night, we remain bitter ememies in the morning. I wouldn't have moved in that bed after only 4 hours sleep if the PCH folks were ringing my bell with the sweepstakes check in hand. Ok, maybe I would have, but I don't think the cameras would've run long after I opened the front door!

I hope you get that A; you deserve it just for that!

B.B. said...

LMAO! Good for you, I don't think I would've made the meeting. Good job on the grades too, I hope this one will be another A to add to the list!

Lady Ridesalot said...

That's a rough morning. Good for you for sticking by your commitment. I'm not sure I could have shown up without a little "hair of the dog" to help me. I hope you get an A too!

I'll have to say... Research and Information Utilization sounds like a really hot topic! Woo Hoo! Bless you girl!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

O.K., you said you were tired, and still drunk, but were you hung over. That's a different thing all together!

Either way, kudos for going!

FLHX_Dave said...

You get an A in my book. Not many people can hang with that.

I would stay up until 4am getting it on. Sleep for two hours. Ride my bike 60 miles to teach a course at 8am. I did that for years.

Lately...I can't do that. I dunno what happened! Have I spent myself all up? NOooooooooo!!! I'm not going! I'm not going!

Hardcore Ann...just hardcore. You get an A for Alky...errr I meant effort! lol. I can relate.

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

I never had the team meeting get drunk. My school mates were all duds

Dean "D-Day" said...

You get an "A" in my book just for showing up. Would've been all too easy just to skip it.

And yes, I know what you mean about getting out of bed and falling on the floor still drunk. Been there!

Andrea said...

That is great. You are quite the trooper there. I probably would have ditched the meeting.

Keeping my fingers crossed for that "A".