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It is almost time!

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Hey all!

We are quickly coming upon the holiday season and that means more breaks and more of my wonderful face being around town! I know you all miss it dearly! This past week has gone by terribly fast and has been such a blur!

We sit now with only 12 weekdays left in the quarter, and only 8 days in the classroom for those classes that are 5 days a week. I sit here knowing full well that I am doing quite well in all of my classes. I only have two finals the week of finals, but will have to work through Friday. Cj will be leaving early in the week once he has completed his courses and will take off for the Bahamas lucky him!

However I get to come back to Marysville and see all of you, the people I miss dearly, and the people who I am sure are wondering what this last week had in store for me.

Class wise I had two tests. I had my geography test on North Africa, which I got 9.5 on missing a question about the Sahel, the lush strip of greenery that runs east to west along the bottom of the Sahara. On my music test I missed 7, which is no worse than I have done all year so I enjoyed it. I had a quiz in class on Friday so I suppose that makes three tests this past week, for my computer class. I do not know how I did on that test yet.

As far as work goes, I am spending much more time there, to get the hours in that I have not yet gotten. I am working 3.5 hours now, sitting in the parks and rec department for an extra hour reading or studying, all good things. Work is still going well, we have lost most of our volunteers due to their completing their volunteer hours for the class they were taking. So things have settled down to how they were at the beginning of the year. We have thought up a program for tyedying tshirts. We will be doing that the week after Thanksgiving! It should be very exciting!

Next quarter is looming, and the freshmen will sign up on Monday and Tuesday for classes. After meeting with Kathy, I have figured out what I need as far as my Gecr’s are concerned and have decided on the classes I will be taking for the rest of the year and into next. For next quarter I will finally dive into the math programs here, and will sign up for Math 106 which is a precalc 2 class. Taking that at 8 am, I follow it with a 9 am class which is Geology, and willl Monday through Thursday with a lab on Friday. Followed by a break for lunch, and I will take a Chicano Studies class at 11 am. That takes care of 15 credits, leaving me with 3 more to fill if I wanted to, which I did! I filled it with an Intro to Education class that is on Tuesdays from 12-250.

Cj and I competed on Thursday evening in the Roomlywed Games, much like the hit tv game show the newlywed games. We happened to dominate, because well we know too much about each other.

This coming week brings three tests, and a much needed break! I hope to see you all very very soon!!
Love and Miss you all!

Family and Friends

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Hey all!
Visit my blog at: brandonnobach.wordpress.com
A little late I am sorry about that, the time just flies by when you sleep all day! Which is exactly what I did yesterday. This past week I have not felt all that great and yesterday just happened to be a great day to catch up on sleep. As far as sleep goes, I had been having a little trouble sleeping earlier this week, but have fallen back into my hard cut ways of early sleep and waking up early.
The rest of the week though was really good! Monday was somewhat a usual day with an obvious lack of students on campus because of the Veteran’s Day holiday on Tuesday everyone saw fit to make it a four day weekend for themselves. With my computer class, Life skills class, and Music class the only classes I have on Monday’s it was a fairly early day for me. This past week not much has happened in the way of tests other than my weekly map quiz on Central America on Wednesday, which I got a ten on! I was excited I thought for sure I would end up with a 9 1/2 because I forgot that the Caribbean Sea was on the East coast of many of the Central American countries, but the good old extra credit point that came in the answer of Cuba saved me!
This coming week brings a new map quiz on the tiny countries of Northern Africa! It should be a very interesting test this week seeing as Africa is probably the area I have the least knowledge of! Also another Music Quiz is this Wednesday which should be very interesting as well, I have continued to do better on the quizzes, so a 49 or even a 50 looks to be what I should get, let’s hope!
Computer Literacy is going well, this past week wasn’t too bad for the class a second web assignment and only one assignment from the book! Which was great!
The Life Skills class I am in, has been having a series of different people come in and talk to us on a multitude of different subjects, nutrition, NCAA regulations (it is a class for athletes). Amoung other subjects. This week we have three more speakers coming into the class.
Work is going well, we haven’t had any more problems with power outages, or floods, or fires or natural disasters like a monster taking over the tiny town of Cheney. Although we are now having meetings to prepare ourselves for these types of disasters! Better to be prepared! We have been watching a lot of movies as the weather has been turning sour, and the lights go out on us earlier, making it harder to play and run outside. We have stayed away from the video games though which has been a relief to all of us, we really want the kids to be doing other things than just playing video games. Every other Tuesday a man named Joe has started coming in with instruments (he has done it for a couple of years now) and teaches the kids how to play. We are also working on getting a computer lab set up so that the power of the internet can help with homework for the kids, or even just the Freerice.com that can help them with their vocabulary skills.
Church is still going well, we continue to go back to the Lutheran church that we found just up the road, we might travel into Spokane one of these weekends to visit the church that Anna Peterson goes to.
Speaking of Anna, we visited Spokane on Tuesday when we had our day off and hung out there, also she came here this weekend to hang out with us!
Other people that have stopped by have been Cj’s sister Tina and my dad who had breakfast with me this morning!
All is well in my life, again this is up on a blog at brandonnobach.wordpress.com

Love you and miss you all!

Brandon

Another Week, Another Power Surge

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Hey Everyone!!

 

Ah this week has been eventful filled with many different events including tests.

After an eventful weekend at home, visiting with the cross country team on both Friday and Saturday at practice and Districts. Also, visiting with some of my friends on Halloween and Saturday night at the movies. I took a trip back to school with Ryan’s parents and was ready for another week of wonderful schooling!

Everything is still going well, I had two tests on Tuesday, a music one and a Geography one. Music as I have said before is not my favorite class, but I continue to do better each test and with each day, learning so much more than I would have if after the first day I had decided to give in to just sitting back and not paying any attention at all. So as I continue each two weeks with tests getting a 43 (all out of 50) on the first test, a 47 on the second, and a 48 on the most recent, I continue to do well and look forward to doing the same in a week and a half’s time. Geography on the flip side is my favorite class. I have weekly tests, or map quizes, that are on different areas of the world. Learning constantly about different types of Geography (this week is economic geography, hmm do you think recent events have been talked about? Of course!), and how they affect the world and the common patterns found within the levels of the world. This past weeks test was on Eastern Europe and after a couple of weeks in which I found myself with a lower score than I had ended up with (8 1/2 not bad I know) I got a 9 1/2 on this test, which was good, the cities are always the ones that get to me, I can deal with countries, but the cities, different story. This coming weeks test is on Central America, and I have been well prepared for that test for the past three years with my Spanish teachers pounding away at the Spanish speaking countries! Other than that my other classes are continuing well! I have changed academic advisors and have set up a new appointment with Kathy Cook to set forth on next quarters agenda (when I figure stuff out I shall let you all know).

Of course the big question that many of you are wondering is “Did [I] follow the election?” Of course and it was ver exciting to watch the election results come in and all of the stuff that comes along with the elections!

Work is still going well, after the onslaught of volunteers last week things have settled down for the time being, and even though the volunteers are still there they are doing great!

Other events that have taken place, we (being CJ, Ryan and Heidi (a girl who lives a few doors down from us)) took a trip into Spokane for a night out, or I guess away from an already crazy evening. We brought home a rug and some boots for me, because when it gets cold my shoes just aren’t going to cut it.

You may be wondering about an already crazy evening. Well there was a hockey game here last night, and when there is hockey people are excited (we have one of the best hockey teams in the nation) although that is not the source of our crazy night. I had just gotten off of work, a little early to complete my 12 hours a week, and I came upstairs. Not 10 minutes after I got into the dorm, the power went out. “Oh no! The world is going to end!” a common phrase rang through the halls. Not really the emergency lights came on in the hallway, we unplugged everything electrical and started our own party. We often leave our door open, so we have the three of us (Ryan, CJ and myself) in my room, soon joined by a cast of our CA Brenden, Heidi, Arielle, Kaci, Lacy, Codie, Brittany (and two of her friends), and Courtney, most of whom live on our floor. We hung out and talked, got a power surge of energy only to be thwarted by it going off again. Finally the fire alarms went off and we headed down to ground level, and eventually made our way to Spokane. Now I do not mean to make this seem as though it were just our dorm, it was all of the EWU campus, as well as the entire town of Cheney, I know weird, but we are safe and sound with electrical things buzzing as they usually do!

For those who like to be updated on my return plans, I will be home for Thanksgiving at the end of this month! I hope to see many of you that weekend, and if not Christmas break is just around the corner!

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Love,
Brandon