I finally took my midterm (2 weeks late) in my Relational Database class. The class is turning out to be cool, but the instructor still sounds like this:
akfjalk eiuro erjek Relational Database akroe uroeiur...
adfa database erjeorj...
yadda, yadda, yadda...
Since everyone else in class took their midterm last week, they received their grades in class last night. Everyone complained about how hard the test was so he decided to grade on the 'curve' .
The highest grade on the test was 87%, so he added 13 points to that score so at least someone could get 100%. So that means EVERYONE got 13 extra points!!! YEAH!! But there is one little Sorry Soul that GOT 3% ON THE MIDTERM!! Yep. 3. Percent. How in the hell do you only get 3% on a TEST?? SS, too, got 13 extra points, which gave him a whopping 16%!!!! Since there are only 2 tests (midterm and final), SS will have to score 165 points on the final, which is worth a measly 100 points, to get an A (that's not counting his portion of the project).
I'm sure I did pretty well, considering I had an extra week to study, plus I get 13 FREE points!! I'll find out on Wednesday.
I will admit it, I have a fake Christmas tree. Last year was the first year P and I spent Christmas here. The first 2 years, P and I went home to StL to see the Crazy Crew I (my family) and DC to see Crazy Crew II (D's family).
Side note: Although it was nice to be with CC I & II, I was more tired once we returned to Germany, and needed an extra week off work (ever travel 16 hours in an airplane with a toddler? Yes, first class was cool, but so not worth it).
Back to the story:
So, last year, I bought a fake tree (you can't complain unless you know how to get tree sap off the car paint, plus, have you EVER tried to haul a 6 1/2 foot tree on a BMW?? 'Nuff said!). P was just happy to have a tree. Once we got it put up, and decorated, I realized that I did not have a topper for the tree. I was sure P wouldn't notice, so no problem. About 2 weeks before Christmas, her and CD were watching tv (Damn Little Bill!!!), and guess what??? Little Bill had a star on his tree!!!! Thus began the Great Star Caper!!
Side note: We live in a military community.The secret to shopping here is that if you see it, BUY IT!!! Even if you don't need it, because you can always return it once you realize you have no use for it.
Back to the story:
Do I need to say that I NEVER found a star for the tree last year?? P took it upon herself to let the neighbors, strangers in stores, her grandparents, her teachers, and anyone else that would listen know that we didn't have a star for the tree. My New Year's Resolution was to find her a star for the tree for Christmas '04, but just like going to the gym on a regular basis, that, too, fell by the way side.
So, I've been thinking that maybe I won't put up the tree this year. I'll just do it ghetto style and put all her presents on the couches.
Seriously, I'll put up the tree this year, but we might have to make a star out of foil or something.
Here is a picture of the living room fiasco last year. Please note that EVERYTHING under the tree, on the couches and floor were for P (CD got 2 presents, yours truely got nada!!!).