Sunday, February 07, 2021

My Physiology Log & Journal for Interpersonal Communication - February 7

 Instructor: Rachel Santine

Interpersonal Communication

Hutchinson Community College

Spring 2021


 This journal entry has been copy/pasted from my assignment document.

2-7-2021:


4:08 PM - I sleep into the afternoon these days because I don’t have a lot of structure in my life.

I like to sleep for as long as it makes me comfortable,

so since I slept through to around 3:30 this afternoon, I feel pretty swell now.

The freezing temperatures froze the water bottle in the left dash cupholder.

Therefore, I can’t pull the bottle out of the cupholder now,

but hopefully when I dash for the next several hours this evening,

the heater will thaw the water and let me pull it out of there again.


I decide not to use gloves because I don’t go outside for a long enough time to need them.

I stay indoors much of the time.

The cold was a little biting, and made my nose a little runny.

Oh well, at least I was only outside for 2 minutes then went to Rimmer to finish this journal,

so I’m relieved that I’m now out of the cold.


FYI: I don’t turn on the heat at home because I can just let the other apartments’ heat radiate into mine.

That’s why my apartment’s temperature never falls below the upper 50s.

Saves quite a bit of money that way.

At least I’ll not be back home for a while, so I’ll get to enjoy the heat at Rimmer, and my SUV;

what a relief to look forward to.


4:40 PM - My journal is now complete, now that I’ve made a graph by hand.

I don’t think I’ll be able to plot them on a computer at the present time.

I hope Rachel would please show me examples of other students’ graphs,

so that I can look upon them as an example and template for how they ought to be done.

I’m not sure that I did my graph right,

and hopefully the times that she had us write these journals were just suggestions,

as I don’t get up at the same time as most other students.

So I feel better that these journals and graphs are done. 


I’m looking forward to making bank while dashing this evening,

because the Super Bowl is making me and other dashers expect to have a ton of business.

Saturday, February 06, 2021

My Physiology Log & Journal for Interpersonal Communication - February 6

 Instructor: Rachel Santine

Interpersonal Communication

Hutchinson Community College

Spring 2021


 This journal entry has been copy/pasted from my assignment document.


2-6-2021:


4:56 PM - I'm waiting in eager anticipation for the meal at the soup kitchen.

As long as it's not taco salad, I'll take two containers.

If it's taco salad, I'll only take one.

It's not as appetizing as, say, beef noodles.

I'll eat these meals on the go in between deliveries while dashing.


9:47 PM - I'm waiting at a Taco Bell drive thru to pick up 2 customers' orders.

I feel slightly suffocative due to the exhaust fumes of the car ahead of me.

It makes me worried that I'll not get my food in time before it's considered "late."

Also, my brain cells might be getting killed due to the fumes.

It's too cold outside, but too hot inside,

so I'm waiting in my Lexus with the window rolled down and the heater running.


If I don't get help tomorrow at Rimmer on how to make a graph,

I guess I'll draw one with a graphing markerboard from the math lab.

Then I'll take a picture of it when it's done and send that to Rachel along with the journal.


10:39 PM - I'm waiting in another line in the McDonald's drive-thru this time,

feeling kinda the same as I did at Taco Bell.

I just hope the wind doesn't blow the exhaust of the Chevy Silverado ahead of me, towards me.

I wonder how people coped with each other's car exhausts back when drive-thrus were new in the 40s,

before all those emission regulations. It must've been so much harder to breathe back in those days! 


In the meanwhile, I'm listening to silly music to lift my spirits. I don't think I should name it at this time.

Friday, February 05, 2021

My Physiology Log & Journal for Interpersonal Communication - February 5

 Instructor: Rachel Santine

Interpersonal Communication

Hutchinson Community College

Spring 2021


 This journal entry has been copy/pasted from my assignment document.


2-5-2021:


7:35 PM - I am now waiting at Little Caesar's on 30th street to pick up an order through DoorDash,

while I'm on my evening shift.

I feel like my impatience is slowly growing because they're taking their sweet time getting my customer's order ready. 


Oh, it was already ready and waiting in the warmer.

Better get it now and hurry to the customer's address.


8 PM - I feel glad because I finally found the customer's house and dropped off the goods,

and I'm now getting paid decent for it.

Took me long enough as the address wasn't straightforward but I got directions via text message and made it there.


10:40 PM - I'm feeling a little tired and content that I made it past my goal of $80 today.

If there are no new delivery orders coming to my Dasher app by 10:45, I'm going home.

It's getting slower this time of the night.


I hope I can get Rachel, my instructor, to show me a "template" of the ideal journal that meets all her parameters.

A journal from the previous semester that earned an "A" might be a great example of such a template.

That way, I'll no longer feel lost and will hopefully figure out how to do the journal correctly.

I need to feel like I know what I'm doing so if she could please get me a template example,

that would be best and ideal.


10:46 PM - I got an $8 order to pick up at McDonald's minutes ago.

I decided this was worthwhile to accept.

Now I'm at a drive-thru line and it's pretty long.

I feel unsure about how long the line will take to move far enough to get me to the window and pick up the order.

But at least I'll be $8 richer by the time I deliver it to my customer.

Monday, February 01, 2021

My Physiology Log & Journal for Interpersonal Communication - February 1

Instructor: Rachel Santine

Interpersonal Communication

Hutchinson Community College

Spring 2021


 This journal entry has been copy/pasted from my assignment document.

2-1-2021:


Mood is a predominant emotion or a conscious state of mind. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mood)


Emotion is a state of a feeling, or a type of mental reaction. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emotion)


At 10 PM tonight,

I had recently wrapped up listening to my audio-textbook for Interpersonal Communication on the VitalSource Bookshelf.

I felt content that I was done, also a little relieved.

I still feel overwhelmed because I still have to do a journal that will be a project lasting the entire semester.

I’m not sure that I know how to make a graph on Google Docs, as our instructor asks us to make.

I’m going to need directions on that.

I would prefer it better if I’d get offered a set of substitutions I could choose from in place of a graph,

because I’m not sure I’d do well with the idea of just foregoing graphing entirely and therefore docking my journal grade.


My journal will need to be on Google Docs, on Google Drive,

therefore accessible from any computer or phone where I can log into my Google Drive.

Paper journals can get lost or destroyed, and I suffer writers’ cramps anyway;

I don’t like to write down anything by hand for long because of that.


A mood is a particular close range of similar emotions to one another.

Emotions are feelings of which there’s a wide range.


At 10:30 - I have by now delved deeper into this journal assignment and answered questions in the MOODS-Perc DOC 2.

Now I feel the slight need to relieve myself and thankfully,

the restroom is nearby to this computer station at the main floor of the Rimmer learning center.

I feel content still, that I’m making progress.


I had Asperger’s Syndrome while growing up, and got rediagnosed to Schizotypal Personality,

and Borderline Personality Disorder,

so I feel I still have vestiges of social skills deficits that I therefore enrolled in this class to take care of.

I feel like I often don’t feel empathy for others,

and I would like to feel it more often so I can relate better.

But I think my tendencies to feel sympathy are just fine.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Packard's Warranty Repairs

  • Packard's Warranty Repairs
    • Contrafactum of "Queen of Hearts" by Juice Newton.
    • This parody is to be about the failed a car company that survived the Great Depression but couldn't update their cars and its features as fast as the market needed them to by the 50s.  By 1955, Packard was ~$30,000,000 in the red due to warranty repairs.
    • This tune was thought of when I watched a documentary about the Packard Motor Company and at the part where a narrator mentioned warranty repairs in 1955 putting Packard $30m in the red.
    • The instrumentation could be altered to sound like the stereotypical "'50s pop music" vibe. (Doo-wop, et al.)
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of 1955 Packards and/or repairs being done on them are to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas
    •  
  • LYRICS
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Typhoon Kalmaegi

  • Typhoon Kalmaegi
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of Typhoon Kalmaegi is to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas
    • Replace the line "so call me maybe" with "Typhoon Kalmaegi."
  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Ballad of Pope John Paul I

  • Ballad of Pope John Paul I
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of Pope John Paul I is to be shown in the music vid.
    • As budgets improve, an actor with a resemblance to Pope John Paul I can be dressed up like him to act out the part and possibly sing for the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas

  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: We're Looking For Universal People

  • We're Looking For Universal People
    • Contrafactum of "Party In The USA" by Miley Cyrus
    • This contrafactum is to be about the type of people AutoZone (and maybe other employers) are looking for - people to fill multiple positions per person, therefore are "universal."
    • This tune was thought of when I was at an interview at AutoZone in February 2019 for what I thought was a parts delivery driver position. I was misinformed by someone at the Kansas Workforce Center on the campus of Hutchinson Community College that as a delivery driver, I didn't need to know about cars because all I'd do is deliver parts from one store to another, or from the store to repair shops. Evidently I had to also know how to be a customer service worker / cashier / etc. who knew a lot about the mechanical aspects of cars. I knew, in reality, next to nothing about the mechanical aspects of vehicles.
    • 6 Things To Remember For The ‘Universal’ People Out There - Thought Catalog
    • Auto Parts Delivery Driver (Part-Time) - Careers.AutoZone.com
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of people being "universal" in some way or another is to be shown in the music vid.
    • Possibly a montage of Auto Zone delivery drivers / employees doing their thing is to be shown as well.
  • Lyric ideas
    • Replace "jumped in the cab, here I am for the first time" with "We're looking for universal people."
  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Monday, February 17, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: It Came Back As "Proceed"

  • It Came Back As "Proceed"
    • Contrafactum of "As The Deer" by Dan Gardner, Integrity's Hosanna! Music
    • This contrafactum is to be about how back in November 2019, Grand Mere Restaurant Group (DBA Pizza Hut) re-did my background check and the result came back as "proceed."
    • This song was thought of after I got the phone call from the RGM Veronica Hutcherson that broke to me the good news that my background check was re-done (done the 2nd time) and since the results were "proceed," she offered me the job as delivery driver, so in that same call, she scheduled me to come to the Pizza Hut on 4th in order to get some paperwork and orientation done.
    • proceed - Merriam-Webster
    • proceed - Wiktionary
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of anything that "proceeds" is to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas
    • The line "To you alone may my spirit yield" is to be replaced with "And it came back as 'Proceed.'"
  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Ballad of Celadon Trucking

  • Ballad of Celadon Trucking

  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of trucks with Celadon Group livery and maybe its employees is to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas

  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)