Election Day

I will be honest.  I will be grateful when this election is over.  I am tired of all the negative political ads.  I am not one to talk politics usually.  So, all these ads are starting to drive me up the wall.  If the candidates actually spoke about the issues, I might be more interested in listening to them.  But no, they are too busy attacking their opponent.  Gr.  I sent my ballot in last week, so my vote is set.

I had two tests last Thursday.  The first was in Precalculus.  I think the instructor had fun writing that test.  I had a heck of a time deciphering it.  Luckily for me, and probably at least a few of my classmates, the instructor gives two versions of the midterm, but counts version with the higher score.  The previous version was not nearly as difficult to work through.  I guess I will have to do more studying before the next midterm and the final.  Good to know.

The second test was in Multicultural Studies.  It was a vocabulary test.  We had to study the definitions of words such as “racism”, “prejudice”, “classism”, and more.  The actual test gave us scenarios and we had to pick which term best fit.  I did well.  Much better than I thought I would.  The scenarios were tricky.  More than one term could fit, but we could only choose one, and each term could only be used for one answer.  It was frustrating.  Still, I did well, so I cannot complain.

Saturday was the monthly color belt graduation at the dojang.  It was a larger graduation than we have had in a while.  I was grateful that two other black belts showed up that morning.  We were not sure if they would show, and we were prepared to double up if they did not.  The head instructor wanted the list of who was coaching what rank before we knew who was showing up.  We had all the lower ranks covered, but not many of the higher ranks.  He filled those slots in, but added one person who was not there because they had to work.  It was a frustrating clash, but we worked through it.

In July, I attended the instructor certification course.  I received the actual certification Saturday after the color belt graduation.  It is good to have the certification in hand.

I am curious to see which initiatives make it through the election process, and which candidates make it to office.  More to come on that.


About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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