This weekend sees the end of my first course in the “new” degree program at Bryant and Stratton. I made it through. I have to admit to being disappointed in how I did on tests this time around. I passed, and I am guessing my final grade will be a high B. I am happy with that.
Things were harder this time around, for some reason. The web design courses weren’t a breeze, but the tests seemed easier. The tests in the Paralegal program are mostly multiple choice, but they are those difficult multiple choice questions where two (and sometimes three) of the responses sounded like they could have been correct. I got A’s on all my papers, assignments and class interactions. The tests I struggled with, though. I got a 77% on my mid-term and a 70% on one of the weekly quizzes, and that’s way below my usual standards. I did well on the Final Exam except for the first essay question where I was WAY off base. I can’t wait to see my grade on the final. I won’t know my final grade until the teacher grades the final exam and the final project.
I also am going to admit defeat with the Android phone. I think I drank too much of the Apple koolaid. I’ve had the LG G3 for just over three weeks, and I’m not enjoying the experience. I’m disappointed in the camera. I took better pictures with my little iPhone 4s. The pictures on the iPhone were crisper and sharper and when I increased the image size, the clarity and crispness remained. That’s not happening with the camera on the LG – the pictures get blurrier every time when size is increased. I don’t like the apps that are available in the Google Play store. There are apps that are similar to what I had on the iPhone, but some are just not available. I miss the functionality I had. I still don’t understand why most applications and processes on an Android phone have to be so complicated. I also don’t like the bigger display screen. This phone has a 5.5 inch display. I don’t use it for anything. It’s impossible to work one-handed – you can’t use your thumb to open something and quick check it – you have to two-hand everything. That’s annoying when you want to quick see something. The bigger screen makes for a bigger, bulkier phone. It doesn’t fit into my pockets or my purse. The screen overheated on me in my purse the other night, and it killed the battery. Hubby tells me, “Oh, Androids do that. You must have an app that’s using too much juice.” I almost had a fire in my purse. The phone got so hot that everything in the purse around it was very hot to the touch. So I’m admitting defeat.
Hubby loves the Android world, and he’s due for a new phone. He’s going to take over a barely used LG G3. I’m going back to Apple. I did my phone-to-phone comparison on the various Apple models, and I decided that I don’t want the bigger screen that’s available on the iPhone 6 or 6 plus. I’ve ordered an iPhone 5s, and I’ll save $150. I don’t mind that it’s last year’s model. It’s two models up from the iPhone 4s I had (and loved), and the features compare pretty closely with the iPhone 6. The only bummer was that I wasn’t able to get the phone at the Verizon store – they are all sold out of Apple phones (new and older models). I had to order it, and wait until it comes next Tuesday. I can’t wait. I’ve missed my little phone.