Feb. 18th, 2010

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ugh I was boarding the bus to return to my apartment from grocery shopping and I had 3 fairly heavy bags and as I was going to sit down, the bus started and I got flung into the seat and bashed the side of my arm against... I don't know, the seat or a pole or something, but in any case, it hurt like crazy. Seriously, I had to stop myself from cussing and crying on the bus it was hurting so much (although, to be fair, I am a huge wimp when it comes to pain). I'm sure I'm going to develop a huge bruise there. ugh stupid bus. I need a car. Except not really, because the only place I'd ever go would be grocery shopping. Although maybe if I had a car I would visit downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis more since it would be much faster than the bus.

This week things have started getting busier. I am so lazy right now, too, which is not a good combination. Tomorrow I have an essay for German due, and it's only 350 words, so it's really not that bad, but I just don't want to do it so much. Especially since it's on a poem, and I hate writing about poetry. I barely like most poetry (although English my junior year in high school did expose me to some poems I found really cool. But they are few and far between for me). It's also hard to motivate myself because the essay is worth 3 points, and I mean... I've been doing really well in German so far. I think I mentioned I randomly got extra credit on two writing assignment so far, and we got our first exams back as well this week and I got 102/100, which... I actually did get some points off for various things, but then he randomly gave me more extra credit points, which bumped me up to 102. I've had German 101 with him before and he didn't randomly give out extra credit, so I don't know why he's doing it now (not that I'm complaining!), but the fact that I've gotten about 3 extra credit points in total up to this point and that's how much this entire assignment is worth makes me really not want to even do the essay. Except I'm way too... perfectionist about schoolwork, so there's no way I'm just going to not do it. And I'll spend way too much time on it trying to get it perfect, and it will all turn out fine, but right now I just don't want to bother. sigh.

I also have my first exam in Origins, my evolution class, tomorrow. I haven't started studying very much (I'm going to after I do the German essay, which I will hopefully have finished within the next hour. That's my goal, anyways. I'm a quarter done with it, and starting it is always the hardest part, so hopefully I'll be able to finish in that time), but a lot of what we've discussed so far is stuff I've already learned and just need to brush up on. We have group projects for the class that we need to start working on, and I'm... half-excited and half-dreading mine. My group's topic is this really bizarre bird currently living who has claws on its wings when its a baby, but as an adult it loses the claws, and biologists have zero idea how to classify it and what it is related to and where it came from, basically, and it is just kind of bizarre and cool. So I'm excited about the subject (I love birds and I love evolution, so this is very cool to me), but the project is making a podcast that's 4 minutes long kind of like This American Life or other similar shows. A lot of people in my class find this cool, but ugh, I hate doing stuff like this. Especially since the project is so reliant on using technology to make the podcast that I haven't used before and I'm sure I'll encounter loads of difficulties along the way. Oh well.

I've been watching a few awesome movies (one of which was On the Waterfront, which I really loved, and made me decide I want to become a pigeon raiser for a living, which I'm sure pays handsomely these days. Also, I realize the pigeons were not the main point of the movie, but whatever, as I said, I love birds.) this week, and I caught up on some TV. I only really have some random thoughts on The Vampire Diaries, which I'm all caught up on now: The Vampire Diaries 1.11-1.14 )

Ok, back to my stupid German essay and studying for my Origins exam.

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