Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Collegeland and Happiness

So, this week marks the beginning of yet another year at Henderson State University, and I am actually excited for my classes. I start out with Logic and Argument and proceed to science and math with Physics, Organic Chemistry, and Precalculus (took Calculus in High School, but not quite brave enough to traverse it here just yet; that'll be next semester). The crazy thing is, most people cringe at the thought of these classes, and maybe I ought to, but I think the difficulty of any subject is 90% a mental block. If I think "I can do this," then, with a little luck, lots of studying, and perhaps a few d20 rolls, I'll do well, right? Right.

On another fantastic note, I've decided that if one is to enter med school, one should at least try his best to live a healthier life. I have struggled with being over weight all my life, and while I'm my own worst enemy, with the help of Calorie Count, my wife and I are turning over a new leaf. We have started working out at least three times a week to a Jillian Michaels Biggest Loser video, and once the school pool opens, we'll be swimming two or three times a week. My biggest problem. The accursed lure of that sweet and sticky beverage: Mt. Dew. Yes that same drink which has long been venerated as the drink of the gods will lead to my downfall if I let it. So, it is with sad departure and a great wailing and gnashing of teeth that I will leave that beautiful green ambrosia behind as of this week. It will be hard, and take an iron will (or at least reinforced aluminum), but I can do it. Yes! I will be victorious and break my chains...err, I mean, there is no emotion, there is peace. :)

So there you have it. I wish all in school best of luck with their studies as I hope to have in mine. And remember, read the books before questioning the professor. It's rough otherwise.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Michael Phelps

So, I know that I just started this blog, but with it being Olympics time and all, I just have to say I am very impressed with the show the United States is putting on for us back here at home and for the rest of the world. I've been catching various events off and on between work, sleep, and other things, and I have seen Michael Phelps swim in most of his gold-medal-winning events. The guy is incredible! I've been very impressed by the way he turns on the jets going into his last 25 meters. It's just a great display of athleticism to watch. A great win with Phelps giving a great perfomance down to the last one-hundredth of a second! Congrats!

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To start things off, my co-worker, Josh, decided to send me a lovely picture as a blog-warming gift. Here he is in all his glory. World meet Josh. Josh meet the World. This will be all for now as I must sadly get back to work .

So, besides that, I guess I'll tell you a bit about myself. My name is Seth, and I'm a happily married 25 year old guy. I currently attend Henderson State University, a small Liberal Arts university in Southwest Arkansas, where I am working on a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Upon completion of that degree, I hope to enter into UAMS, the medical school here in Arkansas and work towards an MD with focus on psychiatry.

I have a wonderful wife, Helen, who is the light of my life and couldn' t be a better wife if she tried. She's awesome! She has her B.A. in Psychology and is currently finishing up her Master's in Community Counseling and become an LPC (licensed counselor). We have been married a little over three years and are still cheesy - acting like newlyweds. It's great!

This blog is my current attempt to keep some semblance of a journal...a recording, if you will, of the mundane-ness which is my life. If it weren't for the wife, life for me would be a lot less exciting. Anyway, this will be it for now. I really must return to doing some work.

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