Thursday, January 19, 2012

Three Things Thursday

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Year #2 of entry... C'mon!!!
2. I pulled out my KT tape and wrapped up my left calf and right knee for my run at the gym this morning. Truly amazing how much better I felt today than I did on Sunday. Part 2 of my workout? My headphones shorted out with about 2 miles left of my run. For those keeping track, that is two pairs in FIVE days. WTH??? I'm apparently headphones jinxed :(

3. I started classes on Tuesday. This semester I am taking about law enforcement, called "Policing America" and "Criminal Justice Research Methods." They sound a lot more difficult than the classes I took in the fall. I needed two books. At the bookstore they were roughly $287+tax. There should really be some sort of regulation on textbook pricing. I find that FREAKING OUTRAGEOUS. I got them shipped to me off Amazon for the "bargain" of $172.28.

8 comments:

  1. Textbook prices are outrageous! They know we need those books though! In my class I passed out an intro questionnaire and one of the students wrote "use cheaper books"...like I was the one who chose this particular book! If I could go without a book I totally would!

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  2. I worked in a library all 4 years in college and there is a trick. First check if your library has it- chances are no bc its already checked out. If the place you go to has a library they will have some type of inter-library loan b/n all the colleges in Colorado. You can request a book and it will get shipped to your library, which then they will notify you. It's free and you can renew up to 3 times which will cover the entire semester.

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  3. Books should just NOT cost that much. It is insane!

    Isn't KT tape wonderful? I don't get how it works, but it does!

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  4. Textbooks are such a scam. I wait and find out first if we will really need it for the class or if it is just a supplement. Then I see if someone in the class will split the book cost with me, I check the library like Lisa said, or I go to chegg.com

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  5. Good luck on your NY entry!

    Textbook prices are freakin' ridiculous! I wanted to take a Russian history class once but had to choose another one because there were 14 books needed! Yeah, no!

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  6. Good luck with ING!

    Tell me more about KT tape. It may be something I could use right now on my right quad. Not really a pain. More like I tweaked the muscle.

    Headphones are like running shoes. I'm always looking for the perfect pair.

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  7. Textbooks are crazy! I used half.com, and sometimes the library if we weren't going to use the whole book. I wish I'd thought of using interlibrary loan...

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