It all started on Monday night. I had a big French III essay due Tuesday morning, and Sam ’07 also had quite a bit of work to do, but since we’re both seniors, rather than get down to business, we goofed off in our suite lounge. Once Sam finally went to bed around 3:00, I was able to start working, andI stayed up until 5:00 to finish my essay.
Shockingly, I was pretty tired for my 9:00 AM lecture on Tuesday morning. (… but I still went to it!) As a preventative measure, I purchased a medium cup of coffee from Au Bon Pain in Kendall Square and drank it during the beginning of class.
I am not a coffee person. I rarely drink coffee. I do not like the taste of coffee. I oftentimes burn myself when pouring coffee. When I make appointments to “get coffee” with someone, I do not actually get coffee. Coffee = bad!
Here is my first page of 14.05 notes.
Notice that my handwriting is not that bad.
Here are pages two and three,
four and five,
six and seven,
and eight and nine. Nine pages! I have never before been this prolific in a 9:00 AM lecture. Maybe I should start drinking coffee every single morning…
…except I have no idea what I wrote towards the end of class. Something about capital mobility, I think. Can YOU figure out what I wrote??
Maybe I’m better off drinking less coffee and getting more hours of sleep.
This reminds me of the Undergraduate Mathematics Association (UMA) shirts
“A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.” — Erdos
I would have liked to make up for lost sleep on Tuesday or Wednesday night, but as luck would have it, my gigantic CI-M paper for 14.05 is due tomorrow (Thursday) morning.
“In their junior and senior years, generally, students take subjects that are Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M). These subjects are integral to each student’s major program. CI-Ms involve instruction and practice in the forms of communication specific to the professional and academic culture of the discipline.”
Sounds like it’s time for more coffee!!
This time, I went to nearby Toscanini’s to work on my paper. I ordered a latte (partially because I need caffeine, and partially I wanted the free wireless), and the guy who was working there made a heart on the top =)
It was really “awww” at the time…
… but now it is nearly 4:00 AM, I just finished formatting my footnotes, and I’m ready to sleep for the next 12 hours. Except I have 14.05 lecture again at 9:00 AM! How on earth will I stay awake in class?!?! I have an idea….