Semester 1 Wrap Up

I suppose that I should finish writing about the old, first semester before talking about the new shiny second semester. General Education Courses: Communications I could have done better in this, but technical issues during my final assignment made me crazy. 90 is still pretty respectable though. The textbook was only referenced once or twice, and even then it was not critical information. Happy I was able to sell it back to the bookstore. Computer Applications No, I didn’t ace this, but came close. The way the software is set up, you have to use a specific method to complete …

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Day 90 and Beer Advent Calendar Day 1

It was supposed to be Ingredients class first thing today, but this happened: Which meant that instead of Ingredients, Comm, Math and then work, I got to meet a very nice tow truck driver, take the train in to Toronto, meet my beloved and go shopping for this: I pick it up on Saturday. I am now more of a broke student than I was before, but at least this one won’t blow upon the Garden City Skyway. Note: It didn’t so much blow up, as make an increasingly loud noise, like someone was shaking a spray paint can near …

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Day 83 – Monday, Nov. 23

No teacher in Ingredients today, so we were spared the usual death by powerpoint. Instead, Kevin had arranged for Sam Corbeil of Sawdust City to come in and talk to us about brewery start ups and building renovations. He is a great storyteller, although some of his stories have me dreading ever dealing with the bureaucratic behemoth that is the LCBO.

Days 55 to 59

The week ran away without me again, what can I say. It wasn’t helped by being sick on Thursday and then having to get an emergency root canal on Friday. Yay. Day 55 Ingredients class, and the dreaded mid-term. Other than the fact that I think I passed, I have no idea how I did. I did well on the multiple choice (I <3 multiple choice!) and short answer questions (I think), but there was a bit of a curveball in one section with hop analysis that could go either way. I could look it up to check, but am …

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Days 13 and 14

I’m starting to fall behind already. My blogging priorities fall somewhere after classes, assignments and work but before online PowerPoint tutorials. I’ve decided that I’m only going to write in detail about the beer classes; not even I care that much about the math or communications classes at the moment. Monday morning means Ingredients at 8:30. In the morning. I am starting to loathe my alarm even though I really only hear it 3 mornings a week. Back to Ingredients. More PowerPoint slides, more information about hops, focussing on growing, cultivating and breeding hops, and on hop products like pellets and …

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