So, I started my other class last night. This class looks to be much more interesting and practical (and the professor’s kinda’ cute to look at for two hours, too). However, as he went over the syllabus he said that the ratio between class time and homework should be 1:3…meaning for every hour of class (two hours per week) we should expect three times that amount (6 hours) worth of homework. EEK! Then, during the break, two students sitting next to me started a conversation about the program. They asked what other class I’m taking this semester and when I told them the computer class their jaws dropped and then they chuckled. As I dug for more information, I found out that they would put in upwards of 10 hours of homework each week for the computer class. They said it was very helpful, but lots of work. So, let’s see:
40 hours/week at work (includes lunch hour)
4 hours/week in class
16 hours/week doing homework
56 hours/week sleeping (8 hours/day)
5 hours/week commuting
That leaves me with only 9 (awake) hours per week for fun. But when you take out the additional time spent cooking, eating, going to the bathroom, bathing, walking the dog…I simply want to cry.
Long story short: I may not have many stories to share going forward because I’m thinking I’ll have no free time. Maybe it’s time I learn to multi-task?
On the plus side, I had my semi-annual dental cleaning this morning. I have no new cavities and the gums behind only one tooth bled. She said my teeth and gums are in incredible shape. On the negative side, I apparently have an old filling that needs to be replaced.
Oh, and I got a spam comment on my blog (how annoying)! Somebody posted to yesterday’s entry with diet instructions. Which I find odd since I’m actually thinner now than I’ve been in close to a decade.
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