Monthly Archives: May 2007

It’s not looking good for financial aid out of CBC. In order to get finaid out of CBC, I’d have to be working toward some kind of degree or certificate from CBC, which I’m not really doing. I’m just looking to take math classes because I need them at WSU, which means I should be going through WSU finaid, which isn’t possible right now.

So I may just have to sit the summer out. That irritates me.

Things get better. Things get worse.

Gaming last night wasn’t so great. It was good to get back to our Star Trek game, but not nearly so fun with only two PCs (James is in one of his “in the wind” phases, which is irritating, since he was running the Mechwarrior game we had been playing,) plus the mood just really wasn’t there.

Alison’s become greatly more depressed recently for reasons I don’t really want to discuss at this time, or possibly ever. *sigh*

I’m looking at going back to CBC this summer to do some math requirements for my program at WSU. Hopefully, I can get finaid for summer. Wish me luck.

Alison’s checks and new check card arrived yesterday and so we were able to do a bit of shopping, put some gas in the vehicle, and grab some food. Mm. Food.

Having her living out at my mother’s is intensely expensive. I had no idea how much it could cost to live out in the country before I tried this experiment. I really need to be getting the house ready. And getting a job.

I finished building my resume today. I don’t know how good it is, but I’ll try sending it around and see what happens, I guess.

Here it is, I guess you can have a look for yourself. I’d appreciate any tips. Also any volunteers to act as references. That “Available Upon Request” bit is actually a bit of a fib: I don’t have a list of references just waiting to give to the company that asks for it.

Well, it looks like I’m not as bad off as I thought. I had a chat with Dallas Barnes, who is essentially The Guy You Talk To about academic reinstatement at WSU Tri-Cities, and he thinks reinstatement is a sure thing. I just have to jump through some hoops. And then use a Jedi Mind Trick or two on those FinAid bastards. It turns out the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy at WSU has something called Rule 43, or the “Forgiveness Rule” which could hardly be better customized for my situation.

Rule 43 says that if you’ve been out of WSU for four years (as I was between 2002 and 2006) and you’ve completed X credits (which I have) with a 2.0 or better (2.42 overall, actually) then all of the old scores can just go away, while allowing you to retain the credits for things you actually passed. Being forgiven under Rule 43 would mean I wasn’t even deficient in Spring and they should stop bugging me.

To paraphrase Dr Barnes (since I can’t remember exactly what he said): “You’re a 2.42 GPA student. You shoudn’t even be in my office.”

Meanwhile, yes, I will be looking for work. Especially since I now have no money. A while back I got tricked into a Blockbuster Online free trial. I know I should read Terms and Conditions, but like everyone else, I don’t. I’m too busy. Anyway, apparently, their Terms and Conditions allow them to debit my account without even informing me if I accidentally keep their DVDs after cancelling their service. Which I did. Which means my account balance is now negative. Bastards. I cancelled that debit card just to stave off any other surprises that might be out there waiting (plus, I really needed a new one anyway,) but I am now flat broke, which doesn’t help anything.

They’ll return the money when they get their DVDs back, which seems fairly decent for a bunch of dirty rotten swindlers with which I will never again do business.


Well, the semester is over. I got a B, a B-, and an F.


That means my financial aid is shot unless I can convince them I’m worth another shot at it. Needless to say, Bob is not happy.

I’ve stopped playing ogame, because it still sucks even if I’m good at it now. I’ve found a better game, Astro Empires, which is probably taking up too much of my time. This means I either need to quit or learn to only play for a few minutes a day. Or at least do something else while I’m playing.

I need to find a job, and I still have to figure out what to do about Alison. I find myself actually wishing that her pie-in-the-sky fantasy actually works out and Montreal Man suddenly comes back and somehow makes up for his long absence (thus making her no longer my problem.) I think I may need to seek professional help.