I always feel like I shouldn't update my blog unless I have pictures to go with it.
I have no pictures today, as I'm at Baylor on my work computer.
...alas, you'll survive. And if you're anything like Keith Lee, you'll be excited just to have an update!
Since I've last posted, a lot has happened. Mom is no longer visiting (BOO!) but retires at the end of October (YAY!). I bought a plane ticket home for that weekend, and while home will do much of the following: hug my family a lot, celebrate mom's retirement (and old age...), go trick-or-treating with Kayden and Ava, visit the Hicks family, see Chris's gravestone, put my new DSLR camera to work, get my hair done by Cally, and celebrate Chelsea's birthday (and maybe hang out with her during chemo, if she's still doing that). It's going to be a super busy weekend, but I cannot wait! Now if only I could focus for the next month and a half...
Classes are going pretty well. I'm taking Assessment I, which is a class where we talk about the idea of psychological assessments (most notably intelligence and IQ testing) and then learn how to do them. I appreciate the course for sure, but I'm having a little bit of a tough time connecting the relevance of clinical assessments to my career path. Dr. S says that it will be good in the long run because a lot of my sample of aggressive people will come from clinical populations that need IQ tests to parse out ability level versus other disorders. If anything, it looks good on a CV, right?
I'm also taking Sensation and Perception, which is a class of five people with Dr. Achor. This is my first class with him, and he's actually stimulating my interest in Perception. The course is taught out of an undergraduate text however; I seem to be confused at how he's going to test us because he makes it sound like we're tested on a graduate level. The cognitive dissonance is astounding! Other than that, I appreciate him as a person and a professor; he lets us (me...!) ask questions about seemingly irrelevant topics that somehow get brought up in class. It's nice, as I feel like I've learned just as much about Perception as I have about things like LCD TVs and his son's book. It's an entertaining class, I just hate that it's MWF instead of TR. Ah, such is life.
I also recently was given the opportunity to be involved in President Ken Starr's inauguration at Baylor. It was quite entertaining, albeit ridiculously long. Addy (GSA President) and I both enjoyed the post-inauguration reception, and became friends with P.Starr's daughter Cynthia (she gave us permission to call him P.Starr, so I'm taking that to the max) who is 24 and absolutely adorable. She graduated from Vanderbilt and was thinking about going into law like her father, but worked in a law office for two years and has decided that it's not for her. Addy and I both encouraged her to come to Baylor to visit her parents frequently, and while she's here we'd show her a good time. She joked that she felt like she kept meeting younger people, so we told her to hit us up when she's next in town.
And that is all! Hope you all are doing well. Miss you.