April 4th, 2006

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'Enabling' my sister; "O Pioneers!"

I think I might have made a mistake this morning.

Last night my sister looked online and somehow a check was returned. That's a $20 fee from her bank and a $25-50 fee from wherever it bounced, in addition to whatever it was, which the statement didn't indicate.
She asked me how soon I was looking to get that vehicle and I said probably two weeks for my birth certificate to get here and me to change my license over and what-not. She then asked if she could borrow a hundred dollars and pay it back in two weeks.

This morning (at 6:30) we drove to my bank and I withdrew $160 (I was going to make it $150, but it wanted only multiples of $20, so...). I told her it was only to be used to cover outstanding checks and real emergencies, not like clothes shopping sprees. I figured she already knew not to spend it on the shopping sprees but I used it as an example (and told her as much).

I'm kind of wary if that money will actually make it back in two weeks since I gave her so much more than she needed. If not it'll probably take three or four weeks. I don't doubt that I'll get it back; I know where she lives ;), only how long. I'm also wondering if I simply 'enabled' her.

Oh well.

I have to read this book called "O Pioneers!" (It's a 1913 fictional "Masterpiece" about farming in Nebraska during the 19th century) for class tonight. Eventually I'll need to do research into farming methods for the research paper we have due there as well. My, what a boring topic. Farming. Oh well, gotta do what'ca gotta do. bleh and double bleh
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The 'O' Pioneers! and agriculture research

The teacher let the class go to the library to spend an hour on our research paper. It's due in two weeks and she wants even the notes turned in in a specific format. I originally stayed in the class because I didn't feel like working on the research right now. The teacher then started putting some questions on the board for the book we're reading, "O Pioneers!" Well, I very quickly wanted to walk out the classroom and not stop until I got home, but I decided going to the library will do for the moment. I really don't want to go back to class.

She has insisted many times that this is not a psychology class. I feel that the questions she askes tell otherwise, because those questions deal more with psychology than anything else. She wants to know why did she do this, why did he say this, why did they feel this way, why did such and such happen... Quite honestly, that's not English Composition or even English Literature; that's psychology. That's the only way to know the answer to those kinds of questions. The kinds of questions we should really be getting asked is "Why was such and such special to so and so?" I could answer that; "They liked such and such because it was given to them by so and so for blah blah."


*goes back to looking up agriculture practices of the 19th century in Nebraska for the research paper*
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