Anyway, since I had the SPG account info, I went ahead and made a reservation at the Sheraton Bradley (Furfright) this year. I also filled in the form to apply for missing credits from last year's stay at the Sheraton Bradley. Hopefully they'll credit my account for that too so it won't take as long to earn a free room night.
Had a chat with the academic advisor (on his request) this evening. I stated that I wasn't satisfied with the way the fall quarter went and that I had sent in feedback on it, but that's in the past. Looking forward, we agreed that I could abandon the degree plan and skip ahead to classes that are of interest, and maybe return to the core requirements later. As I've learnt this year, even if you're only in your 30s or 40s, you never know when your time is up. You could live a day or you could live 50 more years. Or you could live 200 more years with hormone therapy and artificial organs, but I digress. The point is if you've been putting up with the bothersome stuff all this while, saving the fun stuff for later, you may never get to the fun stuff. So mix it up a little and enjoy!