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miss maggie ([personal profile] bossymarmalade) wrote2010-01-05 02:13 pm
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I have started off the new year by failing my Hindi class!

No, no -- technically, I ended last year by doing that. That December exam was the most awful and nerve-wracking test I've written since I was a wee girl in Catholic school and getting a low grade meant a proportionate number of slaps with a ruler.

I choose to look at this as a good thing. I will no longer make myself miserable by struggling through this class and feeling inadequate as each day chips away at my academic ego, and I have learned the valuable lesson that I should never ever EVER do anything with my parents where being this self-conscious will fuck up my grades. (Er, not that I'm blaming my dad being there for my failing, but it sure didn't help.)

I don't know what I'm gonna do about the student loans -- those people are really nasty when, y'know, shit happens and you have to change your schedule mid-term -- but I'll tell you a dumb little story: one of my co-workers abandoned this totally stupid deck of Angel Oracle Cards in the breakroom at work months ago. And when I say stupid, I mean that it has illustrations of angels in wedding dresses and riding unicorns and tickling koalas and shit like that. But eventually out of boredom we all started using them, and they have over the months proved uncannily accurate. Out of desperation and looming terror at having to return to class today, I checked them yesterday at work and scoffed at the card I pulled, which seemed completely irrelevant.

And it was "Time to Go".

Most of the time I'm good at doing what the universe tells me to do, but I balked at having messages delivered via paintings of angels with suitcases and figured the cards didn't know what the fuck they were saying. I guess this whole thing is a lesson in humility, too. *g*
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[personal profile] glockgal 2010-01-05 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Wait wait so what? You are gonna drop the class (ie listen to the angel with a suitcase)? Or you're kicking the angel and her suitcase to the hall curb?

I mean, either way, good luck. O____o C U THS W33K3ND 0 & D0 U W4NT CH1CK3N
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[personal profile] glockgal 2010-01-05 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)

Which language will you be taking? Spanish or French? At least with those two, there'll probably be more class section options, I'd hope! :D :D :D
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[personal profile] glockgal 2010-01-05 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
SWEETUMS OMG. But you're working this Friday?

Yeah, Spanish and French are easy-peasy to learn; and either are guaranteed to put your academic ego back on track. There there, Hermione.
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[personal profile] glockgal 2010-01-05 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)

*spasms like Radcakes*
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[personal profile] tallycola 2010-01-06 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
Did the angel actually have a suitcase?
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[personal profile] arallara 2010-01-05 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Aww, sorry about the class. And I would call my parents both mostly awesome, but I can't imagine taking a language class, especially, with my parents. I feel self-conscious in language classes anyway! Ugh!

The angel cards sound AWESOME, though, ahahahaha, I'm dying! But, no, you shouldn't let their hilarity stop you from paying attention to messages from the universe. Suitcases, though? Really?? *g*
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[personal profile] gloss 2010-01-05 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Aww, dude, condolences! You are totally doing the right thing in dropping, though.

angels...tickling koalas
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[personal profile] duraflame 2010-01-05 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry about the class, sweets. You know what they say, a unicorn koala angel is right twice a day. <3333
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[personal profile] torachan 2010-01-05 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh man, thank sucks. :( I hope you can do a switcheroo so it doesn't fuck up the loan money.
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[personal profile] tallycola 2010-01-06 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
You wouldn't believe how many of those angel oracle card decks I sold whilst working at Chapters. BUT! I kind of get what you mean - my friend has this totally wanky set of oracle cards call "Trust Your Vibes" that are so obviously made by someone who thinks going to Burning Man is the pinnacle of spirituality. And I am generally kind of skeptical. But anytime somebody reads my cards (wanky Vibe cards or not) they turn out to be exactly what I need to hear. You already knew you needed to leave the course, I bet!

Either way that totally sucks, school stress is the worst. I hope the loan stuff works out okay.
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[personal profile] tallycola 2010-01-06 09:35 am (UTC)(link)
Also I wish this person would finish making her goddess cards. Last time I asked she was still writing the book. They seem pretty cool!
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[personal profile] violetisblue 2010-01-06 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
"I choose to look at this as a good thing. I will no longer make myself miserable by struggling through this class and feeling inadequate as each day chips away at my academic ego, and I have learned the valuable lesson that I should never ever EVER do anything with my parents where being this self-conscious will fuck up my grades."

Just substitute economics for Hindi and you're me twenty years ago! *rides my unicorn koala over a rainbow hill to the Land of Sparkly Wedding Oracles*
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[personal profile] viciouswishes 2010-01-06 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
I've heard that fortune reading cards (not matter how ridiculous) find you, not the other way around.
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[personal profile] frausorge 2010-01-06 08:26 am (UTC)(link)
I feel sure that clearing this class out of your life will make room for something AWESOME.
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[personal profile] devilc 2010-01-06 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Maggie ...

1) Parent in the class.
2) Brand spanking new alphabet.
3) Several different scripts to write in.

I think you're awesome as hell for even *trying*


Every day on his lj, scrivener posts a draw from the Tarot deck. I find it very thought provoking.

I don't necessarily think that the iChing/Tarot/Oracle deck etc predict the future (but I'm not ruling that out), but what they do provide is excellent tools for examination of self and the world. ;)
Edited 2010-01-06 18:11 (UTC)
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[personal profile] zarahemla 2010-01-07 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
Would I be a terrible person if I asked how your dad did? *ducks*

I sympathize though. I am really bad at languages though I try to learn them with all the will in the world. I think you are great just for giving it a try!