Sup it’s the Andy-San here kickin’ it after an unusually warm day (around 80 when I went on my bike ride).
I got a call from UU about my application and I need to do two things: send in a short essay explaining the reason that my grades were utter shite and reduce my balance to at least $1,000. The essay is no problem, I could probably do it tonight if I wanted to. It’s the financial aid that I’m concerned with. My credit is crap, I can’t use grants to pay off back balances, and it’s unlikely that my parents will cosign any loans. However, the reason they wouldn’t do it last time was because they were gonna start a freight business and didn’t want it to look bad on their credit. Since they lent me money for my truck, I think that they’re testing me to see if I can pay them back without a problem. I don’t know if they’re planning on cosigning a loan to pay for my back balance with UU, but I’m gonna show them that I’m not the same person that I was when I first came to UU (or ITT Tech for that matter).
Now here’s where things get hairy. I set up an appointment to meet with ITT Tech about my reenrollment for the winter quarter. I did this before I got the call from UU about doing those 2 things. Obviously a meeting doesn’t mean that I’ll agree to come in the winter. If it looks like a possibility that my parents will cosign a loan for UU, then I’ll tell ITT Tech to sign me up for the summer quarter instead. Actually now that I think about it, I believe that my parents need solid proof that I’ve changed. I think I’ll go to ITT Tech in the winter and graduate. After that, I’m sure they’ll see that I’m motivated enough to give UU a third try. Although it sounds pathetic that I’m trying to get in and stay in UU for a third time, I feel that the only way I’d actually fail is by giving up. Besides, I believe that dealing with failure is an indespensible life skill and that it’s okay to fail so long as you learn from your failure and try again. However, the only way this whole thing will work is if my parents are willing to cooperate and agree to cosign the needed loans to let me into UU again if I graduate from ITT Tech. I will present this idea to them on Sunday after work.
That aside, I’m looking forward to visiting all my friends at UU except for Ben since he’s gonna visit his girlfriend that weekend. I doubt I’ll be able to visit again the following weekend because I need the gas money for the meeting with ITT Tech.
In other news, I found out that aunt managed to sell all of my dad’s guitars and she still owes money for his funeral. This came as quite the surprise, but I’m glad to know that they were sold to people who will enjoy playing them. I’m still pissed that she went through my cousin’s boyfriend, who was in a couple bands, thus making him the grand fucking pooh-bah on guitar appraisal!! I still feel that my trust was betrayed and I don’t think I’ll ever forgive her for that. Fortunatly, I do have some positive news: I have $262.75 left to pay on my Dean Exotica Rosewood Supreme. It shan’t be long before I own that sw33t acoustic!!!1
Well, that’s all for now so I guess I’m gonna watch some more Bleach (bloody good anime and the dub’s fantastic). See-ya!!