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Summer is supposed to be for relaxing right? [Jun. 16th, 2006|01:02 pm]
Hmm... even though it's basically the start of summer vacation for most students, it seems my life is a bit busier. Not that I've had a "real" summer vacation since I graduated several years ago, but I guess that's life.

Real Life update:
I went on the interview that I had mentioned a couple weeks ago. I think I did okay, but I don't think I did too well on the written-portion (the dreaded 'test'). The interviewers said it wasn't a crucial step; it is more like they want to see where you are in terms of knowledge-level and where they would have to train you. Basic interview questions -- like 'why do you want to work here?', 'why should we hire you?', 'what are your strengths and weaknesses?', 'how would you handle yourself in such-and-such a situation?'. My mother thinks I did well; I guess she's surprised at how much I've matured and grown (since in her eyes, I will always be a tiny baby that she loved way back then).

LJ stuff:
Is it me or did HE explode with sorting applications? I think I sorted everyone, but it's like tons (okay, I'm exaggerating) of applications almost everyday. At least, I've already sorted my 'fill' for the next three weeks... but still! I am so tempted just to SQUIB everyone so I can get back to life. I guess that's not very Hufflepuff of me though... so I muddle through the apps just like everyone else. It's nice that the RPG is finally starting... although I still need to email sevarem about Ludo/Dorcas interaction. I am so happy that Dorcas gets to be Lily Evans' best friend. ^_^ At least, that means I'll have some sort of plot there.

As for HH, I'm tempted to just sit down tomorrow and write all my lesson plans (and post them privately to my journal) just so I'll have them all done. I know anndee123 reminded me to post today, but while I was on this morning, it completely slipped my mind. Luckily, I had already worked on the plan a few days ago, so I just had to copy/paste/post. I am happy, though, with the participation. I think I have more students in my class than I've seen in the first three classes. (Although I am a bit surprised at how much math I've had to correct... though this isn't an insult to any of you - as I've had to double-check and triple-check myself to make sure my answers are correct too!) I'm also working on our Ravenclaw house pic, but I didn't realize there was a deadline for it. I thought it was a group project for the entire term (meaning 3 months), kind of a work-in-progress. Or at least, perhaps the deadline could be extended since the past few weeks have been hectic for most (as they had final exams, school ending, summer vacation starting, real life family vacations, etc.).

HiH is a bit more calm. Not as many apps as HE, thankfully. And so far, Ravenclaw looks like we're leading in the points too. So, that's always nice.

[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-06-17 01:12 am (UTC)
Hufflepuff House is giving us a run for our money, but once our pic is up, then it should improve.
I saw your next lesson, very intriguing. I plan to finish writing mine tonight.

I'm sure the interview went just fine!!
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[User Picture]From: xuvious
2006-06-17 04:12 am (UTC)
It's crazy with applications this time. And lots of Ginny-love.
One time we had 64 applications in a week. :P

Don't worry, I'm sure you did just fine on the interview. :)
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[User Picture]From: smammers
2006-06-17 05:53 am (UTC)
H_E is exploding with apps! Maybe it's because we pimped the HELL out of it... but hey, we got more than 1000 points more than any other house in the pimping contest. And we're in first place right now, so at least our hard work is paying off. I've sorted all the apps that have come in except for a few in the first batch this term, because I was slacking.

Oh, and... hi! Haven't heard from you much lately.
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[User Picture]From: anndee123
2006-06-17 06:07 am (UTC)
it completely slipped my mind too...so I'll be up late tonight...which may prove hard seeing as I took a cough medicine with a sleep aid.
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