Life Is Just So Daily

Friday, March 13, 2009


Yesterday.... friend, Rikki, had her baby girl, and I got to hold her when she was like 30 minutes old & so perfect! 9 pounds, 9 ounces! What a big baby! Her name is Lauren Elizabeth, and she looks just like her big sister (to me, anyway....).

...I took a test in my Thursday night class. Think I got a B. paper #1 back for that class. "Content & Discussion: Good." I had points taken off for an APA formatting error in the references section. Granted---I get it; I'm an upper level Masters student who should have gotten it right----but I italicized something that was not supposed to be italicized, and I made the same mistake about 20 times. I lost a point for EACH time I did it wrong. My score went from a 100 to an 80; for ONE FLIPPIN' MISTAKE. I'm pissed. And, when I expressed displeasure with the grade I received---basically I was reminded that I made a simple mistake & she expected better of me, given my current level of education. I was also reminded that I am required to have a copy of the APA manual. And, I was told that "some people" are just so used to getting As without even having to try...yada, yada, yada. Whatever. It's not like they give me a car if I graduate with a 4.0.

...I was asked to work on a project for this one organization that I've been using as an invaluable asset in working on my proposed legislation (which will not be sponsored or considered for this session, but certainly I'm ready to gear up for next session....). So, that's exciting to me b/c I really admire the person who asked for my help with it.

That's all for now.
I hope to have pics of Little Lauren uploaded this weekend.

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At 7:57 AM , Anonymous misguided mommy said...

one point each time. omfg that would drive me bat shit crazy. lets TP the teachers house!

At 10:02 AM , Blogger Laura said...

a point each time....CRAZY!

cannot wait to see baby pictures!!!

have a great weekend - and forget about the paper and enjoy yourself.

At 11:26 AM , Blogger Zephra said...

I think your teacher needs to get a little know. They might chill her out a little.

At 1:19 PM , Blogger mighty morphing mom said...

K, I would have been nutso about that too! ugh.
Can't wait for cutie baby pictures! Loved the shots from your dad's birthday, looks like a good time.
Glad you were able to keep your job, sounds like a super stressful time for you guys.

At 6:18 AM , Blogger Beth said...

I’m with you – “one simple mistake” should not be counted 20 times – you got the message with the first point lost.

As for that project? Yet another step, another building block in your valuable work and goal.

At 4:45 PM , Blogger She said...

It was one mistake. It should have only counted once. You are right to be pissed!

Good luck as you complete your MA!


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