Sunday, December 9, 2012

Last post: PSU Softball

I've been playing softball for about 8 years, I started playing baseball when I was really young and when I was 12 I aged out (because girls couldn't play in the next age group). I made varsity my freshman year of high school and continued to play softball. I chose Plymouth State University because I liked the team and the assistant coach. Every year the team goes to Florida for a week to play 10 games or so. My freshman year I broke my knuckles during the 3rd or 4th game. I was diving back into first base and my ring finger and middle finger hit the base and cracked my knuckles where they meet my hand.

(The nurse was kind enough to let me take a picture of the x-ray.)

This was the first time I had ever had a serious injury. Our team trainer told me that I had only jammed my fingers and to keep moving my hand. I iced it and kept moving it, my two fingers became huge and swollen so I decided to go to the hospital 2 days after it had happened. The nurse told me that they were in fact broken, I would need a cast, and that I would probably be out for the whole season. She was right I was out for the season and had the cast on for 3 weeks. I "red shirted" which means that I basically scratched off the 3 games I had played and I now have an extra season of eligibility. I continued to attend all of the games and practices to support my team. My hand healed and after the school year was done I played for a travel team called the New England Diamond Gems for the summer.

 When I got back to school I was excited to play and couldn't wait for the spring. When spring came around I was ready to play. In April I was selected as the LEC rookie of the week, LEC rookie of the year, to the All-LEC First team, and to the ECAC Division 3 New England All-Star team. I broke 6 records and set 5. Needless to say I had a decent season

When I returned to school this year I walked into the P.E. center and was greeted by a huge picture of me. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Group Projects

...Are the worst!
I can't stand doing group projects, even if it is just me and a partner. The in class group projects don't bother me as much, it's the out of class projects that require Powerpoint presentations. In my opinion the cons outweigh the pros. Teachers always seem to think that if they require the students to do group projects then the students will gain communication skills, networking skills, and teamwork skills. That NEVER happens!

There is always that one kid that does absolutely nothing, one person gets stuck doing all of the work, some kids don't care about their grade as much as the others, some people work better individually, and it is hard to meet up in one place at a certain time because of conflicting schedules. Also everyone gets the same grade so if there is a group of 5 and 2 of the members did the whole thing then it isn't fair and there is usually no way to tell who contributed to the project.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Distracting Websites

50% of the time I don't do my homework is because I don't want to, 30% goes to internet distractions and the other 20% is due to my professional procrastination skills. The main websites I visit to ensure no homework gets done on time are:

There are more I'm just too lazy to complete the list...

Monday, October 22, 2012

How I do my homework

If and when I do my homework it is usually done at the very last second. I procrastinate so much that I actually want to do homework when it is assigned. There are a series of stages leading up to me finally doing my homework..

When homework is assigned I do not write it down or make any attempt to remember what the assignment it and when it is due. Then I usually check Moodle the night before class, realize that I do indeed have homework and make sure I finish it before I go to sleep.

In a couple of my classes homework is always due on a certain day. for example my sports law homework is  always due on Tuesdays. I don't look at the assignment until about Friday, since I don't have any classes on Fridays it would make sense to do all of my homework then right? Wrong, I say that Fridays are my homework days when in reality Fridays are the days that I avoid doing homework by sleeping, cleaning, eating, folding laundry, organizing, hanging out with friends, and participating in a lot of shenanigans with my roommates. Pretty much doing anything besides my homework, Saturday, Sunday and Monday the same things occur. Eventually I will end up starting my homework..

Friday, October 12, 2012

Don't feel like doing your homework?

Do you ever feel like you don't want to do your homework?

My roommates and I always feel this way, this is an example of what we do instead. 

This is how I feel about reading assignments.

"Is this hazing?"

As most people know when you play for a school sports team you usually have seniors on your team. On the last home game we have a senior game, which is basically decorating the field in the schools colors and the seniors take pictures with their families and flowers before the game. During this video we had to decorate the field for the seniors. A few of my teammates decided it would be fun to duct tape one of the freshman.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Getting out of bed...

Getting out of bed has always been a hard thing for me to do. Waking up for my 8:40 am class this semester is practically torture. What makes it even worse is my landlord won't turn on the heat until the 16th of this month. My whole house is freezing and my roommates and I walk around the house bundled up. Instead of taking me 10 minutes to get out of bed, I now wait until I absolutely have to get out of bed. Who in their right mind would want to get out of a warm bed to go to class on a cold morning?

For example this morning I woke up at 8:20 for my 9:05 class, I got out of bed at 8:53. If it weren't for my perfect attendance throughout the years, (except for my excused absences for softball) I would have gone back to sleep. 

Sleep seems to be one of the things a college student can never get enough of. I can't be the only one who prays for cancelled class in the morning.