Archive for November, 2010

Taking on Queens

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Currently I have not gotten very far at all. I turned to former Queens College students (parents I knew of even some of my customers at work). I thought their thoughts would help me or that I’d get a sense of what Queens college was like a couple of years ago. I was a little beside myself when I heard that not much had changed. But then it got me thinking, I can try to squeeze in an interview with my advisor after I talk to her about my own upcoming semester dilemma. If I can’t get anywhere I have an idea of what I can do, but I can’t post what that is because I’m now aware of how easy it is to access my site just by googling my name.

With that I still have a few possible questions to ask, some of them students might enjoy…

Q: How do you set up the time and place for finals and why are there overlaps?

Q: Why are some important classes available one semester and not the next semester AND how are students supposed to graduate on time with that dilemma?

Q: Why is tuition going up yet again and yet classes are still disappearing?

Q: How can we make Queens College more efficient for students financially, academically, etc?

These are just the few, more important questions. Again, I lost confidence when I heard that Queens College had always been this way, but I’m still going to try.

Thinking of Potiki

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

I am aware that this may sound more like a rant, but right now I want to post my thoughts and then get creative with it…

As for greed in society I truly think politics take the cake. Maybe even literally. They score money and support for specific groups like the NRA and thanks to their “contributions” we get those lovely campaign commercials. And once these unattractively selected persons get their positions we get to see what they’re really like. I could have sworn I heard cutting taxes, but maybe my ears deceive me (I doubt it). And you promised jobs, correct? Hmmm, must have been someone else. So what are you doing? Taking our money? Wasting space? It must be good to hold a job that won’t deteriorate until all expenses have forced you into bankruptcy and then you have nothing. We’re still living the “American Dream” with the dingy white fence, the crack head son and the prostitute daughter and the dog we can’t afford to keep healthy and the car we can’t insure, the house now falling apart. Tell me again, what is it you are doing in Washington?

Poem for my New York

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

For the record I feel weird doing this because I don’t feel I specifically belong to a certain group, but I am going to try. Keep in mind some words won’t be spelled correctly.

Poem for my New York

My friends and I like to mange

and add fat to our panze

I’m half Italian with no sense of the language

but

get

this

right

it’s not ri-ca-ta cheese

observe instead the g sound please

and as a matter of fact it’s not motza-rella

it’s mozzarella and extend the sound of the “o”

and as for my last name

it would please me if you say it right

it’s not boogia or boogie

instead say it like a j existed there

Boggia

Grazie!

Now say it right…

forget it

we’ll be at it all night

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