Seriously… bow to the masterful! I just dropped a class because the teacher required the students to teach the class… aka I would have to give a 15-minute oral presentation EVERY single week… EVERY! There were only a handful of us in the class on purpose so that we would get the honor of said oral presentations… the subject being pre-1900 world literary history. Um… hello. I was born in 1978 and I have nothing to say about post-1978 literary history… let alone pre-1900.
Also, public speaking is like my least favorite thing ever invented on this planet… LEAST! I will eat off a public toilet seat before I’ll speak publicly (germ-a-phobe extraordinaire just offered to eat off a dagnabbed bathroom stall… you know that means something!) So, I dropped the sucker… which brings me back to my more comfortable 2-class schedule. You know that stuff about conquering fears and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah? Fuhgetaboutit! I would like to conquer my fears with another subject… like pastry eating… or chocolate bathing. Hand me my Twix bar Loofa scrubber, Merle!
Since my computer crashed on Monday and after a hellish week of trying to figure out how to get a fully functioning work computer at home during my work pager week where I’m required to have a computer around me 24/7, I finally got me a new computer. The only problem… it has Windows 8 and I think I’d be better at learning Mandarin Chinese than figuring out how to navigate this Windows 8 nonsense. I guess there will be a lot of YouTube Windows 8 tutorials in my future. As long as I don’t have to give a 15-minute oral presentation on the downfall of civilization after Windows 8 installation, I’ll be totally okay.