I saw Phantom of the Opera again!

I’ve lost track of how many times i’ve seen Phantom, but i’m guessing 8 now. This time was extra special because I saw it with Rachel and it was her first time seeing it live! We saw Sierra Boggess as Christine Daae (she played Christine in the taped 25th anniversary performance at the Royal Albert Hall) and she was the best Christine i’ve ever seen or heard. So flawless. She has the ability to have a sweet voice, but strong and emotional at the same time. Its such a vocally demanding role. After the show I got a picture with her and an autograph! I was so starstruck to see the cast come out the stage doors! I got autographs from the Phantom, Raul, Passarino, and Meg too! I was such a great night!

The Start of My Summer Course: Experimental Psychology

            Yesterday was the first day of my Experimental Psychology class (summer session). I had previously signed up for this 4 credit course one fall semester, but I had a terrible professor who had no clarity. I lasted for a little bit less than half the semester that time around. I knew I had to drop the course for my mental health and the sake of my GPA. 

            I knew that this course would be difficult, but I was glad that for this summer class I would have a different professor. Luckily she gives extremely clear directions, which is exactly what I need. the thing that sucks is that this class is four days a week, lasts 4 hours and 15 minutes, we have to stay the whole length of the class (besides an 8-ish minute mid-break) AND the class is only 5 weeks but still includes everything that a normal fall or spring semester would contain. That was quite a run-on sentence lol.

The first 10 minutes of class, the professor was talking about how it will be our hardest course and that we will hate it. Oh joy. At least I have some idea of what to expect, having already experienced some of the course before.

            The professor seems to have a really cool personality and is not boring. Some interesting things about the professor (just learned from day one): She is Australian, taught the class barefoot, and said that she had a student complete this course from Guantanamo Bay (some contact via Skype). She said that she is a pilot and will give an A to anyone who buys her some specific luxury jet (fully fueled/ready to go), and the starting price for the jet she wants is 55 million dollars. She speaks several languages including, German and Welch, worked at a prison in Canada (mostly evaluating pedophiles for trails, etc…). Her sense of humor seems cool and bizarre. She said that if somebody’s cell phone goes off during class, she will make them sing a Justin Bieber or Nikki Minaj song of her choice. And if someone cheats during a test, she said she will throw the book at them.

            Just from the first day of this class, I am glad that the professor is extremely helpful, but the work load is going to be very intense for me. I’ll hope for the best.

This adorable old man heard me sneeze at the diner. He walked by me and said “who sneezed”? I said “i did”. He said “Well you got two more. After that you’re on your own”. Lol old man humor