Last week I found out that the class I am taking this semester to fulfill my Visual & Perfoming Arts credit does not actually count towards that credit. It is a Humanities, which I don't need. The class is labelled VPA 3301: Critical Issues in Arts and Culture, so I thought I was safe taking it because why, oh why, would you label a class Visual and Performing Arts if it was not, in fact, a Visual and Performing Arts class?
In short, what this means is I will have to take nineteen hours again next semester so I can fit in a one-hour VPA class. It doesn't seem like it will be that big of a deal, and it shouldn't be. Except for the fact that all of the one-hour VPA classes available are things like Jazz Ensemble and Choir–you know, things that actually require some kind of talent and/or an instrument. Neither of which I have.
I'm trying not to focus on this so much though. You gotta stay positive, so I'm focusing on the fact that I've been wearing the same nail polish for four days and it hasn't chipped yet. Way to go, O.P.I.
The more stressed I get (which roughly translates to "the longer I've been in school"), the more I look for things to distract me from this stress. Last semester, I took up stress eating, which was delicious at the time but had unsavory results. This semester I'm trying out stress shopping, and that's been going well. It's the reason I now have a new dress, Ed Sheeran's CD, two tops from American Eagle, and a pair of markdown Jessica Simpson wedges.
Obviously, I can't keep this up either. I have an apartment to save for and various loans to pay off. I will just have to deal with stress by actually getting rid of the stressful things (i.e. getting my homework done early). I guess I should get started now.
P.S. This is how you have a dinner party.