but even still, norfolk public schools are losing ground. just a few years ago, the schools in norfolk were touted the best urban school system in the nation. now, "Norfolk will be the only city in South Hampton Roads with schools that aren't fully accredited by the state this year. Five of the division's 49 schools are likely to fall short." of course, these are just five schools, but i can see how this may be alarming.
let us not forget the wonderful things that are being taught in norfolk schools.
i am about to embark on the comps. there have been many moments over the past few weeks that i felt i was ready, prepared, and masterful. these last few moments, however, leave me feeling that the PhD thing was not a good idea at all.
i'm sure all will be okay. just need my computer to hold up!
tonight, like many others, i am all night again. on one hand, i can look at this as a summer's worth of prep for staying up all night during comps. on the other, i was hoping to be well-rested going in for maximum brain power.
what is a "viral video?" this is one of those buzz words, or phrases i should say, that is taking over in the media. searching for "viral video" results in 2,640,000 hits, but these results do not provide a definition of the terms nor do they explain how a video gets to be viral. above all, where did this term come from? who decides what is funny and/or important enough to become viral?
update: the above is not exactly true. wikipedia offers the answers. and it is just as expected. but i still want to know the origins of the phrase.
i received a free sample of six different flavors of Taster's Choice instant coffee in the mail. so today i am drinking five cups of coffee (one is decaf). maybe it is because i fill it up with irish cream anyway, but it is not bad.
in NY, an unemployed woman is suing Monroe College for $70,000 - the cost of her tuition. after receiving her IT degree in April, she has not been able to find a job. i bet this could happen all over the nation. these sorts of lawsuits always seem ridiculous, but some of these people are creative!