Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I'm Posting from the Library and Boy am I Busy

I'd planned on doing something uber-special for the 100th post, but I'll have to do something gimmicky instead, because this is the 100th post. So maybe Morgan and I can do the uber-retrospective post at, like, #105 or something.

Here's life: I'm starting in about five minutes research on a Bib-Trad paper (which, by the magic of being-able-to-use-my-own-interpretation-some, doesn't need as much research as the other), then continuing to Physics, probably at the Cove sometime around 12:00.

Wednesday is going to be busy. I seriously need to find some mechanism to get myself going in the mornings on the Tuesdays/Thursdays, because that might have saved me the Bib-Trad research I'm set to do now.

Here's more life: I've also got Spanish reading, but I've got a couple hours in the morning. So I can allot like 30 minutes of that to sleep (after breakfast) and then the rest of the time before 10:20 to studying Spanish. Then I use time between Spanish and Persuasion and Leadership to come up with review questions for the test. Ask said questions in Persuasion, taking massive note of what's going on so I don't totally screw myself over on Friday's midterm. Work as hard and fast as possible on Physics Lab (take that cleanly) Avoid going to Mass tomorrow (as I did today, but partly on the recommendation of a peer leader) because I don't have time then, either. Pray. Manage to get Bib-Trad paper done because all the Math HW will require is doing a bit of correction. Do anything possibly left on Bib-Trad paper on Thursday before class, and start reviewing for Persuasion midterm before class too. Pray that whatever quiz Physics professor gives is just an oxcarp quiz with no real content and that whatever Spanish professor dictates for Friday is merciful, because--lucky me--I get to go to Open Lab on Thursday to make sure I don't fall behind in labs any more than I already am.

(Sidenote there: I totally split from all groups as far as labs go, so I'm adjusting to solo lab-work. Depending on how stuff goes I might try and find a new lab-group...it won't be my old one, but not because I don't like my old group, but because a good friend's in that group so I'm too distracted.)

AND MORE LIFE: On Friday, fulfill minimal Calc/Spanish obligations, go to Persuasion and try not to fail the test (for bonus points I'll even try to get a good grade) AND doasmuchlabworkaspossibleinmyphysicslabandifthat'snot

hope that open lab's actually open this Sunday, as opposed to last Sunday when I couldn't get in.

Next week, be in a healthier homework cycle and free of the burdens of gigantic papers/stressful midterms, make an effort to watch Scrubs and go to hall mass Tuesday (neither of which I did today) and cut down on the Sudoku puzzles, especially during the week.

AND MORE LIFE: Don't worry, this one's cool. After Bib-Trad today I asked a couple of questions about reading and about the upcoming Thursday paper and I was complimented on my previous paper by my professor, which just about made my day. I'd rather not go into more detail than that here, because it's the internet and such. But it feels really good to hear you wrote a good paper.

Also, I had two queries involving the statement "You're a math major, right?" or something equivalent this week. One was being asked at the Philosophy table about the existence of numbers, the other was being asked about a derivative. Still, it's good to feel smart.

Okay, so it took me more than 5 minutes to write this. Look for a What the Hetts?! posting on Thursday, as that won't take too long to do. If you want to talk to me about something I should have time, but keep in mind I don't have a whole lot.


k-po said...

distractions....hmmm. what can we do to help you stay focused on the #1 priority and then work down the list to the least of the priorities. i could come and visit you and act real weird and scare all your friends away so they will leave you alone and then you can study. if you would just get your work done first you would see that you will actually have MORE time for socializing. But we live in a society where we want what we want and we want it RIGHT NOW. Instant gratification. What you think you want right now and give in to will bite you in the butt later when you are up late, tired and scrambling to get homework done. Then you are kicking yourself about the choice you made to par-tay your studying/sleeping hours away. There is always time and there is always someone to talk to. There is not always time to get your work done. If you get your work done you will be less stressed in those social situations and will be able to enjoy them more because you are not thinking about all the HOMEWORK you need to be doing in the quiet of your OWN room - not at the cova, cova cabana where there are TOO many distractions. and what about the women. what is going on there. hopefully nothing because that is the biggest distraction and biggest time waster. i know. i am one :P)love you. now get to work!!!!!!

llgp said...

Amen. And I'm praying for you. Amen.