Living Expanses
A semi-regular accounting of Christopher J. Arndt

Friday, December 28, 2007  

stuff to do in 2008

Obtain diploma and hold it in face of enemies (I don't have enemies).

Get in fiscal black and stay there.

Buy a house (cheaper than renting an apartment).

Of course have job/career with sufficient income to do the above.

Save grandma's farm.

Purchase a handgun sufficient to kill a man easily and carry in the rare chance I need to visit crime city and conceal my carry. (I do not want to a kill a man, but Be Prepared; I'm not sacrificing mom's youngest son to let some murderous bastard live).

Purchase a replacement Playstation 2.

Purchase Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence and other games that I will list later.

Teach my youngest nephew the rules to Star Wars: Customizable Card Game and play it with the boy on a regular basis.

posted by Chris Arndt | 11:58 PM

Tuesday, August 28, 2007  

First day of classes fall semester 2007

I woke up at approximately 7:15 AM.

I passed up the opportunity around 4 PM or 3 PM to see a lunar eclipse but I needed my strength.

I was behind schedule all day for a variety of reasons but I made every class on time.

MC 374 has a young professor, a recent graduate of his last degree. He is new to James Madison College yet seems like an apt replacement for the Professor Hoekstra.

My HST 360 course doesn't seem particularly interesting, and the demand for an expensive course pack, as well as a fill-in-the-map project seem particularly annoying. On the other hand a class detailing an overview of African history up to 1800 AD seems now to be academic and basic enough to do well. I can't miss any classes yet it does not appear too challenging aside from the paperwork. A plus is the resistance of Afrocentrism except with an awareness to the lack of objectivicty, and definitive awareness of the origins of the African slave trade.

HST 393 is the History of India. It seems fascinating and the Professor was apparently impressed by either my boldness or insight or both.

Hence I have been called upon to lead a discussion on Thursday's session regarding a topic from the reading, one which I have no outside or prior knowledge whatsoever. I must give a good impression.

You don't look like the kind that worries.
My Spock-like demeanor works. It's true enough; I don't worry. Apparently my observations about the Ganesh festival worked enough to impress him.

Now that I have at least slightly impressed the Professor, now I must concentrate on not disappointing him like I have other individuals.

posted by Chris Arndt | 6:37 PM

I feel like I can do no wrong

A dangerous feeling to have at this time.

One more than slightly tinged with arrogance.

posted by Chris Arndt | 6:33 PM

First day of classes

Everyone else started school yesterday, at least at University.

Today: I start.

I hope this will be my last semester here.

Only the good Lord knows if I do Law school. Right now I do not want to know but only one can see the future and that one isn't me.

posted by Chris Arndt | 1:36 PM

Thursday, August 31, 2006  

Received Laptop Computer

To assist in my new position with the Leadership Institute I have received a laptop computer.

It currently is the property of the Institute but after I create ten campus-based student organizations for the company the machine will no longer be something that is merely requisitioned to me nor assigned to me; I will be entitled to the computer. It will be mine. Thus after my employment is terminated or my tenure has been honorably completed, I may keep the machine as mine.

posted by Chris Arndt | 11:21 AM

Monday, July 03, 2006  

by the way, about that last post...

She never came back.

I don't feel bad about that.

posted by Chris Arndt | 8:36 PM

Thursday, June 15, 2006  

It Sounds Pathetic, but it isn't and really you would have had to be there...

This would be more apropriate if the blog were still called "Living Expanses" rather than "Misspent Youth".... then it would seem less pathetic.

I am sitting in the library performing data entry work, presumably for money, and this cute blonde in a somewhat revealing... what is it, a strapless blouse?... It's not a tube top. The top was revealing to an extent. Is going through the library computers looking for one that functions. I talk to her, point to the one to my left that it works, and that the one to my right does not.

She sits next to me, does her business, and I think in something that takes no more than five minutes leaves. She thanks me before she leaves. She smiles, etc. I don't look aesthetically bad as a person.

She had freckles on her shoulders. Even if she hadn't dressed in something that was as revealing she still would have been cute, attractive. A healthy one would wish that her business would have ran longer. She is gone now. I feel no big loss and there was and is no huge, crippling loss. I tell you the truth, it is healthy thing to wonder if I should have said something, introduce myself, and tried to get a phone number. One cannot deny that it would be nice if she returns but I'll never be heartbroken if she doesn't. To consider how the future might be

posted by Chris Arndt | 12:36 PM

Sunday, July 31, 2005  

I have a job!

I believe that the Michigan Republican Party has hired me.

Training begins Monday.

more later....

posted by Chris Arndt | 8:05 PM

Monday, July 18, 2005  

don't ask


He's evil.

posted by Chris Arndt | 11:14 PM
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