Monthly Archives: June 2012

Textbooks…

I think I GROSSLY underestimated the cost of text books for my classes. They’ve posted the required books and IF I can get them used, my first two classes are going to cost me $311!!!! USED people!!! If have to purchase all new books I’m looking at $415. I think I might be sick.

Can someone tell me why the heck textbooks cost so much?! Does it cost that much more to print them than typical hard cover books, I doubt it. I’m actually pretty ticked off about this. Who do I need to write a letter to? Grrrrrrr

Oh…yeah, here’s a good one. For one of my classes they have the option of renting an eBook…for the bargain basement price of $92!!! It’s ELECTRONIC and a RENTAL…$92.00?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Someone is getting rich and it’s isn’t me!

The killer is that because all of these courses are actually FOR my degree, not just gen eds, I’m probably going to want to keep them for future reference. Gah, I’m just annoyed…

Oy, had to vent. I thought it would make me feel better. I’m just more amped now…So, if anyone has any suggestions on how to drop this cost significantly, I’m ALL ears!!!!

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Transit of Venus

Today is the big day! Venus will pass between the earth and the sun this afternoon. If you have the proper viewing equipment you will be able to see a small black spot travel across the surface of the sun. Pretty neat if you ask me…

If you have any interest in checking it out, you need to take advantage of it today. It’s not going to happen again for another 105 years! So unless you think you are going to live well into your 100’s, I would take a peak!! (Just click on the photo above to go to Nasa’s online stream of the¬†event.)¬†

Anyone planning on viewing it today? If you are, when are where? Inquiring minds want to know!


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