Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Great Grade Race Winter '09 Edition

As I've mentioned before, when I made the decision to go back to school the number one reason was to beat my little brother's Grade Point Average.

Getting an edjumacation is nice and all but not as important as proving that I'm not dumber than Scientist Genius Brother.  He graduated from Seattle University with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.86.

At the end of fall quarter my cumulative G.P.A. was NOT a 3.86.  I was LOSING the race! 

Here are my winter quarter grades:

Adolescents in School and Society a.k.a. The Mysteries of Teenagers Explained!  4.0
Democratic Capitalism a.k.a. Why the Economy is in the Shithole Now  3.7
Political Institutions and Processes a.k.a. How to Translate the Crap Spewing from Politicians Mouths  3.9

*And remember the two very scary research papers I wrote?  I got an A on both of them!*

My cumulative G.P.A. is now 3.88 - I'M WINNING!!!!

This quarter pissed me off not because I didn't like my classes but because I was an asshole.  In my easiest class, Democratic Capitalism, I got my lowest grade.  The other two classes were much more challenging, especially the political science one and yet I did better in both.  Apparently when I am challenged, I work harder.  In the easier class I tended to slack off just a little bit (not a lot, I have to pay the damn tuition bill after all and I am GOING to get my money's worth) and my grade reflects that.  I did two assignments for the class half-assed and then posted them 12 hours late and that's why I only got a 3.7 in that class.

Next quarter I will not be such a moron.

So not only am I ahead in the Providing Grandchildren Race and Never Puked on the Dining Room Carpet While Drunk Race, I am ALSO ahead in the Great Grade Race!

Of course Scientist Genius Brother almost has his PhD. and is now talking about doing post-doctorate work so I will be in school until I die if I want to catch up with him.  Brat.

5 comments:

*moggit girls said...

You go girl!

ChiTown Girl said...

Woo hoo!! Show Baby Brother who's boss!!

The Hotfessional said...

Ahhhh. Sibling Rivalry. It brings out the best in all of us. Snirk. ;-)

Jason, as himself said...

You're winning so many races, and I'm so proud of you! Especially the never puking on the dining room floor one.

C said...

Woot-woot! You go Katy!

~Christy