My cat is a little ball of static lately. It can’t be too much fun to be a cat in the winter time.
Today I wrested the last fateful drop out of my toothpaste and finally confronted the task of getting a new tube. I’d been putting off this day for weeks. But it could be put off no longer. I don’t think I’ve ever quite emptied a tube of toothpaste to this extent before. It’s not like La Verde’s is far away, or toothpaste is very expensive, it’s just that time of the semester. Any MIT student will tell you, drop date is the most aptly placed date in the whole MIT calendar, the last couple of weeks before Thanksgiving really wears you out.
Yesterday I finished two 11-page essays for the same class. Rhetoric is not a HASS I recommend for the particularly faint of heart. There are much easier ways to fulfill requirements. Yesterday, I went to rehearsal for the final project in dance, played in a badminton game at 8, which officially put us into the playoffs (yeah!) [which, incidentally, lasted all of 1 whole day for us (no!)] went to cheerleading practice at 9, stayed after to tumble til about 11. Went to sleep about 6am.
Today, I went to get a drop form signed and fell asleep on my advisor’s couch. For 2 hours. Coming back from his meeting, he discovered me with my drop form draped across my face mumbling something or other about how I wasn’t even bored. We talked about what classes I was actually enrolled in, and to a pretty good degree of certainty we think we’ve figured it out. Then I biked what seemed to be forever across what I was sure was the frozen tundra of antarctica. I don’t remember being so frightfully cold in a very long time. Winter blows in in a huge hurry around these parts. Anyways, the point was to visit the Writing Center, and get the final drafts of my essays looked at by the writing department staff before turning them in for good. If I don’t sound terribly grateful to the Writing Center, my mistake. This is really a fantastic service, one of many things I did not discover until senior year. Appointments are made online, for one-hour one-on-one time slots, to brainstorm, to edit, to go over style issues… whatever, however you want to use the resource, really, of having a PhD in english or writing at your disposal.
I’ve been sleeping on the floor the last couple of nights because I’m right over the boiler room and it’s warmmmmm. :)
Man, there are a lot of things to do here. But sometimes, we all need to simplify. Like, what’s wrong with a quiet evening of just batting around a gum wrapper?
J.P. Licks shows us how it’s done
Oh no, I think we’ve been spotted!
Better go! Good luck on the 8.012 test tomorrow, kids, you know who you are!