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I’m almost done w/ this term.  The class hasn’t been too bad but some of the topics have been killers.  I might bore you w/ some of the details once it’s over but not yet.  I don’t want to ruin my luck yet since I mostly have an “A”.  The one exception was my paper that was based on a topic I could “stand up” about.  Yeah, that one got rave reviews from some members of my class, the other team member totally dissed it & the teaching instructor hated it.  In fact for every single one of my papers but that one I have exactly four comments per paper.  One is in the first paragraph & always tells me how I’ve written a good topic sentence.  The next two are in the body & point out some inane sentence that he/she (not certain who it is!) liked while the last comment is in the last paragraph & always compliments me on my conclusion.  The stand up for yourself one had a total of 9 comments & all ripped apart my paper.   The funniest thing is that one of the comments is all about how we were supposed to do something silly.  My only comment was “Um, wasn’t this paper about standing up for something you believe in”?  I know we weren’t supposed to offend anyone but when you stand up for something, even if you do it in the nicest possible terms (I really worked hard to try & make my paper as innocuous as possible but this was a pretty hard topic) you will always offend someone.  It’s just in the nature of the thing.  I still regret that someone had their feelings hurt but I also have to say that I wasn’t that thrilled w/ some of my teammates topics either.  Anyway, I won’t publish that essay although I might bore you w/another one that I thought was okay but only after the class is over!  I would hate to have someone go back & check & see that it had been published online somewhere.  Yep, good ole paranoia!

The Prince loved his birthday.  Of course it didn’t hurt that a) we let him stay home from school & b) that he got a bb gun but only w/ the proviso that Dad has to be around when he’s firing it & several other safety rules (such as firing it only behind our 6ft cinder block fence when the dog & his sister aren’t back there!)

Remember these pix form my old blog?  Well the pool isn’t as bad as these but it’s not much better either.  We seem to have a clog somewhere in the pipes which isn’t allowing the water to flow into the filters like it should.  Ugh, we spent most of the day working on it & it’s still a mess.  Most of the leaves are out but I’m afraid that our big filters really need to be changed which is going to cost some serious $$$.  One of these days I’ll remember that even though the cover is blue that doesn’t necessarily mean that the pool is!

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