During my visit to campus, I purchased the "books" that I would need for class. The main text book is in all actuality just a huge print out with a three hole punch and loosely brought together with one pin. This book cost about $42.00. The workbook is about half to a quarter of the size and cost about half that. So naturally, a student has to go to an office supply store (the bookstore didn't have what I was looking for - I like the flexible kind) to purchase more items - three ring binders and some inserts. Heavy duty "books." All this and I still need to find my Air Force shoulder bag that my aunt got me years ago so I can have something to put all these bags in and not look ridiculous.
One evening this week as I was looking through my main Russian text book I was muttering at it in Czech. Lovely, I know how to read and almost write in printed Cyrillic, but now they want me to write in cursive? I can't even write English in cursive! Then, reading the rules of the pronunciation, I wanted to cry...a is pronounced "ah" unless x, y or z, and then it it said "uh." Really? Czech is so phonetical - a is always "ah" unless it has a line indicating that it is a long and then it's just a longer "ah." So there *sigh*. And this is only the alphabet and pronunciation, not even getting into how the grammar differs. But hey - I signed up for it.
My evening parking pass has come in the mail, yay - one more step accomplished. Really, is it Monday that classes start? Maybe it's another week away, and then another? Doubtful.
In related news - my transcript from my first college was finally - how do you call it, evaluated - and they accepted 42 out of 48 of my original credits. I think only one Political Science class and some random debate one off credits weren't accepted. Now I'm just nervous about looking to see how close/far I am from actually obtaining any sort of degree. Guess we'll find out.
My next post will likely be after my very first class on Monday - or even slightly before, when I'm freaking out about it. Wish me luck!