thats right. the semester is coming to a close, which means im a crazy ball of stress yarn.
I have been doing better when it comes to procrastination, and I have been pretty much on schedual for getting things done. unfortunately that dosent stop my classes from being kinda hard this semester.
My major stresser right now is the fact that I just got a paper back in Soil Microbiology. I got an 85% now an 85% would be fine if the class was Calc or Ochem.
BUT ITS NOT! its SOIL microbiology. i.e. something im supposed to be good at.
I will admit the biological aspects of soil are not my strongest suit, (im more of a soil chemistry/morphology/remote sensing type) BUT THAT DOSENT MAKE IT OK TO GET A B IN A SOILS CLASS
the problem is the class only has 4 grades. 3 tests, 1 paper. all i have left is the final. I would have to pull a 96, which is unlikely. but its not going to stop me from trying damn it!
unfortunately im just going to have to deal with it. and now that I have written it down I can already feel myself not caring anymore.
Thanks tumblr no one really reads!
there is a pretty good chance I will get A’s in most of not all of my other classes so at least my gpa stands a chance.
so you may or may not know that I’m kinda OCD about my gas mileage. I have a spreadsheet devoted too it. it displays everything, I even get a little chart so I can see increases and decreases. so normally I average 27 mixed and have gone as high as 36 when i’m on long highway trips.
now this isnt bad right? especially for a 1998 mid size sedan.
the summer is fucking up everything. while most of the country is still pretty cool. its already AC time down here in the southwest, and that means my poor average MPG has PLUNGED to around 24-25.
its not like I can just roll down my windows because then my drag coefficient goes all crazy and i drop just as much. I even have my hood seams tapped so I can be sleeker.
Not cool. not cool at all.
oh and gas prices are pretty high, but thats not the point.
So its that end of the semester time again and the crazy has hit the fan.
I have so much to do and so little time, only 3 weeks till the end of the semester!
this weekend I have a list of priorities to get accomplished.
BUT thats not why Im on tumblr. I’m on here to distract myself for a moment.
that means its impromptu book review time! (more of a book rant)
so I have been reading Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion, the first two books in the Hyperion series. Im only half way though Fall of Hyperion and its already much better than the first one.
the author, Dan Simmons, obviously got his BA in poetry, cause the whole thing is a god awful mess of literary jargon, in fact the whole structure of the book is Canterbury tales. I mean so much so that Chaucer should probably be listed as a co writer.
Also, and more annoyingly present is the author’s total boner for John Keats, he has TWO characters that are a cyborgish reincarnation of keats, plus a city named after him. not to mention the Keats poems that I have just started completely skipping over.
aside from this im still enjoying books, especially the second now that the Chaucer rip off is played out. the total violence and mayhem that is the second book is delightful. basically its about the universe coming to a bloody, crazy-ass end in order to SAVE humanity. so the plot is actually right up my alley, all dramatic and space operaful. i’m looking forward to the end, and even reading the next two books. Although its looking like the Keats reincarnation guy is actually the god of empathy.the good part is that robots made a second god to kill him.
whatever… I hate poetry, but the books are quite readable, and the main poet character is currently impaled on a giant metal spike writhing in pain, and one of the Keatses is dead. its about time. he was super annoying.
I also wanted to point out that all the stress of the end of the semester has had a profound effect on me, and I have effectively gone on a de-facto vision quest.
I am happy to say that I have found my spirit animal. for reals, and he is getting me though the crazyness that is college.
my spirit animal is Eisenhower. No joke. He is my spirit guide
figure 1.1, My spirit animal, Dwight D. Eisenhower.