Friday, March 7, 2008

The Pressure Is On

Good evening everyone.

Well, I have three midterms next week, the first on Monday and the others on Wednesday and Friday. To say the least: I am feeling the weight. Not only that, I have to work 20 hours over the weekend. Do you feel it too?

The weight of it?

On your shoulders forcing you to take deep breaths and spinning your head?

I do... And it’s bad.

“How am I going to pull this off?” both you and I are wondering.

And the answer is: I don’t know. But I am going too. You never know what your limits are until you test what you think they are. And once you have done that, you can keep pushing. And after that, what do you become?

I’ll let you know on Friday.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Mentally Taxing

Good afternoon everyone,

Well, once again, there has been nothing new or eventful to really jump and holler about since my last post. Things age going well I suppose. Or maybe they are just going, whether I keep up or not. Not a lot has happened in school, other that the usual dribble. Theoretical Electromagnetism is having two midterms, one right after the other before spring break. That is making me stress slightly. I also have another one in Thermodynamics too. That is 3 tests next week. Wish me luck everyone. Or I may not need luck. Take that to mean what you will. I know I do.

Work is getting a little stressful. The desk that I work on is incredibly short staffed for the time being. There is no let up in sight until we complete the move. They have marked my previous work station for demolition (taking apart the cubicle), and I have now been placed in a temporary work station, which is smaller and away from everything, out in the open and complicates interaction with my coworkers. Long story short: it sucks.

So, I am working like a dog, studying like a dog and hopefully not behaving like a dog. So this is my apology in advance to any one I may or have been short with, because things are just crazy. Moreover, I am technically living in my car, going from place to place. I just go home to eat and sleep, then it’s all repeated. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Now I am officially tired of complaining. Off to the books I go. I am going to have my nose in them for a while to come.

Oh, and one more thing: remember the no energy drink thing a while back? And remember I would tell if I slipped? Well, I did. I had a RedBull this morning. I was tired though, and coffee was not doing the trick….


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Academic frustrations and Sweet, Sweet Zen

Hello everyone,

Not much with the exception of work and school has happened in the last couple of days. Both have been busy enough to keep me on the fringe of insanity, and not busy enough to push me over the edge. Here is hoping that is stays at just that magic point with a hope for a bit of a roll back. I would rather the roll back, but in all practicality that is not a likely outcome in the coming weeks. Work has been getting slower and busier at the same time (figure that one out). And speaking of the Devil, here I sit with not a lot to do, and a lot to do at the same time. I won’t bore all of you with the tedious nature of what I am (or am not) doing, so here is the School update:

Thermodynamics- The studying I did has paid off. I received a 90% on my last homework assignment, which is spectacular considering it was on the hardest material to date.

Quantum Mechanics and Relativity- Well, I took a mid term in this course last week (remember my grumblings?) and the results came back today. I said this before about Thermodynamics, and now I get to say it again about this class: I HATE it when the Professor goes over the solutions and CAN’T TAKE HIS OWN TEST! The monologue in front of the black board consisted of WAY too many “oops, where did I screw that up!?! And: oh well, if you plug the numbers in, it works out.” Yeah, that’s fine for you, but we are graded on this! Does that mean that I can put that as an acceptable answer next time? Does this mean that I can say: “Oops, well, it will work; trust me. I think” and get an A? Speaking of which, my grade wasn’t as bad as I had thought, but I still need to step it up a bit. Especially if the problems are tough enough to stump their author. *sigh*

Theoretical Electromagnetism- It just keep going and going and going and going……..

Other things haven’t been going at all. All work no play make T a tired boy. I have said that before, but damn if it ain’t the truth.

Fortune Cookie Today- I love it when my lunch gives me advice and inner peace and the Men in White Coats don’t come after me. Here’s today’s sugary enlightenment:

“There are lessons to be learned by listening to others”

Considering the above rant about school, I have been forced into a deep meditation on the peculiar situation over the revelation in my mystical baked goods: Is my food mocking me?