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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.
I'm riding a canoe down the Buffalo River tomorrow.
neat to see you doing research for your writing, this fall, if you are still interested in the area, I can show you some pretty neat spots via hiking, that arent in the typical guide books.
It'll just cost you cheap beer and quality lube.... Just sayin
My boy and one of his buddies are riding tomorrow around my place. I've been riding the Sweet Triple all week. This bike is gonna get me a ticket.
Alright creepy avatar guy... Calm yer cylinders..
Saw what I think is a Ktm headed down 112 today. was it someone on here?
Going to sell me that XT? Or did you make a deal on the van?
after a several year hiatus I thought I would re-enroll in college, and try to finish a degree to set a better example for my teenage children.
All online courses, semester was over last week, I got an A, a B and an F
F was a course that had NO feedback from instructor the entire time, there were 4 assignments.
I missed the first one because I misunderstood the due dates, she played a semantics game about midnight. why she didnt just say 11:59 the day before I am unsure.
anyway, her policy was that she does not accept late work, so im in the hole right off the bat here.
next assignment, I turn in a bit early, and even include a note " Dr. XXXXXXX, I was not 100% sure what you were looking for initially, I sort of just jumped in and started, and it flowed. Please let me know if it is terribly wrong or not applicable."
that was March 9
this morning, she posted a 63 for me in the course for the semester, out of 3 graded assignments there was one comment, it was exactly 6 words long: " I did not see the rankings."
that is the complete and total amount of feedback I got from this teacher this semester.
I question not only the legality of conducting a course in this manner, but also the motivation?
somedays I wonder why I even fucking try.
Dont dwell on it, trying is what makes "us" quite often. I do know how you feel.
I dont know if its any help but James Stewart always kept me goin.
On the up side, I get to work 16 hours tomorrow, watching thousands of other people graduate..
and a co worker loaned me his banjo, finger pics are strange. taking some getting used to.
Was it on one wheel?
The important thing is you tried and as far as I can tell, you succeeded. And this isn't the first instance I've heard of where online instructors were less than helpful to the students.
And your kids saw you working at it. That should carry some weight.
pitch the finger picks and use thumb and index finger (drop thumb or frail style, just like Uncle Dave Macon or Grandpa Jones)...just might encourage me to fix me banjo and come over and join ya!
Ive been wanting to learn the banjo
Thanks again Magoo for the tickets..had a real good time..didj'a gear the duck call? That was fun! Ole Dave kept looking around to see who was doing it!
But I want to learn the proper technique!
I need to get my own set of pics so that I can bend them to fit my fingers
I'll finish it either way even if I have to repeat this course
"We don't need no education.......HEY! Teacher, leave those kids alone."
"Just another brick in the wall"
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"Whiskeys too rough, champagne cost too much, vodka puts my mouth in gear. But this little refrain should help me explain, as a matter of fact I like beer"
Hang tough. Some courses are just bitter pills where you hold your nose and swallow.