University of New Mexico SAaP (Mike)

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    And so it begins...

    By koboldstudios
    Sep 5, '06 7:30 PM EST

    Alright. I'll have to ask for some patience here as i figure out the layout of the blog publisher/editor. It is a bit more sophisticated than what i am used to.

    Whew! So, i think i just started my third week of school. It's pretty hard to say exactly how long it has been because the days bleed together. Right now i think it's Monday, but my computer is telling me it's Tuesday. I don't know what's going here, but somebody is definitely messing with me.

    School is very exciting and very busy. It's hard to say how much information i am "supposed" to retain. We are literally being immersed in information. I want to make a connection to the practice of boiling and eating cats in Canton, China and the first year of the 3.5 year M. Arch. program, but not one of the professors has actually boiled and eaten a student yet. Though, i suppose we do have the rest of the semester ahead of us. Anyway, back to the subject at hand...

    As i was mentioning, the information that is thrown our way is pretty intimating. There are many new terms, words, names, et cetera that we need to tuck under our proverbial belts. Obviously this means that the workload is quite impressive as well. It was recommended by staff and students that for your first year, you really shouldn't work. At all. I initially thought that i would be able to manage a shift a week on the ambulance, but i think i was gravely mistaken. I will try to do maybe two a month. We'll see. The only frustrating thing is that i have to renew my paramedic license this year, which is also a bit of a time consuming process.

    Regardless of the amount of work i will have to do and how insane i might actually go (which implies that i was sane at one point), i am extremely excited to be in the program and am eager to see what the next several years have in store. The professors/architects definitely seem world class. They are intelligent and inspiring. It is quite the humbling experience...

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