After considerable twisting and tweaking, I have contrived to design my schedule such that not a single class of mine runs past 3:30 pm. This was done primarily to create the illusion of actually having time. Said illusion is currently failing to function.
Case in point: Where did my weekend go?!
Follow-up case in point: Where does every weekend go?!
I’m sitting here, in my room, at my desk. It’s nearly 11:30 pm on a Sunday night, and I feel as though I’ve spent the last forty-eight hours traipsing through puddles of psets, EMT drills, writer’s block, dance, and reading assignments with only a moderate degree of success at remaining dry and unruffled.
Much of this weekend was admittedly fun-filled: EMT drills consisted of eight hours spent gulping down donuts and pizza, simulating emergency scenarios, and capturing embarrassing videos of fellow EMTs. Writing a short story for my HASS class was entirely entertaining and made me wish that every class I was enrolled in graded me for my ability to come up with bizarre plots. And both my bio and physics psets were actually doable. Shocking, I know.
But there are so many things I wish I had more time to do. I actually have a list:
1. Visit the Museum of Science/Museum of Fine Arts – MIT students get in free to a lot of the local museums. Which means that I really have no excuse not to go.
2. Read – For my birthday, I received some great books, including “The Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell and “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. I keep reaching for both of these – and then I realize that I have an orgo book that I need to be reading.
3. Watch Avatar – Yes. I know. It’s sad that I haven’t seen it yet. I have been informed so by several people on various occasions. I inform myself of this fact quite frequently.
4. Write letters to friends – I love getting mail from friends, and I always mean to return the favor. It’s happened maybe once so far.
5. Bring myself up-to-date on goings-on outside the world of MIT – What? The Superbowl? Today? Huh?
6. Draw – It’s been so long since I last took out my color pencils and drew for fun.
7. Learn how to iron my clothes – At least I know how to do laundry…
8. Watch every episode of Arthur in existence – Aardvarks are cool.
9. Learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube – I have a friend who can solve it in about twenty seconds. He keeps telling me to learn how to do it. Apparently, it comes in handy when you’re trying make new friends.
10. Figure out how to make smoothies that actually taste good so I don’t keep craving Jamba Juice when it’s 20 degrees outside and I don’t feel like walking across Harvard Bridge and into Boston, where the closest Jamba Juice, to my knowledge, exists.
Someone give me Hermione’s Time-Turner, por favor.