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And just like that it’s over.

After this past hellish week, my semester is all but wrapped up. I had 30 pages of writing due last Thursday, but now the only thing I’m looking at is an hour-long exam this coming Saturday. For the first time in a long time, I’m…bored.

In preparation for the fast approaching real world, I really tried to load up my plate this semester. I took writing intensive classes, started a club and joined another, was/am on a club sports team, do my own laundry. And I’m working two jobs, I almost forgot about those. It was pretty exhausting. Not to mention I’m living in an apartment, and I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this but I have a little trouble sharing space. It adds more unprompted stress in my life, you see. And to some extent, I’m worried that taking on all of this may have negatively impacted the commitment I could have put into any one of these activities. I guess that’s a lesson in itself, huh.

Regardless, I’m looking forward to a JanPlan full of blacksmithing and snowboarding. I’m also going to try to watch all of Battlestar Galactica, because I’ve finally summoned up enough free time and geek-offset (blacksmithing is thick with testosterone, right?) to tackle the serious, which is notoriously life destroying (EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH PORTLANDIA TOO.)

In other news, I was talking to my friend Lucas recently. Lucas and I go way back to high school in the Bronx, and he told me that he is actually pretty special here. Every Tuesday at 4 p.m, he host a WHMB (the college’s radio station) show with his friend Ty. That’s not special, there are 2 hour time slots all over the place and anyone can apply for one (I did a hipster music show my freshman year.) Their particular show is special because it is the only talk-radio show the College produces. And it’s sports talk radio. The banter is great, and they are from New York (call me biased.) Ya’ll should check them out.

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This is it.

The homestretch, if you will. And I will. Consider it a vacation, and you know what people always say about vacations – they really make you appreciate wherever you’re taking that vacation from. And I miss New York.

I need to eat something. I’ve been ordering take out at least twice a week for the last month and I don’t have a job that can support that kind of indulgent lifestyle. I make myself feel better by telling myself that it saves me time that I can better use working, but what usually happens is I and too anxious for it to come that I can’t do work until it arrives, and then I can’t do work while I’m eating either because I “deserve a break.” I need to finish my finals before my brain shuts down completely. I’m kind of burnt out.

Taking 5 classes isn’t really that strenuous until the end of the year. But considering it’s the end of the year I’m in the weeds a little bit. I just handed in an art portfolio that contained a semester’s amount of work, culminating in the painting of a still life that actually turned out pretty well. Turns out I’m a good color mixer of acrylic paints, so if you need a guy.

But that’s an elective. Given that I’m a humanities kid, I’ve got roughly 30 pages I am going to have to write in between now and next Monday. You’d think that I’d be used to it by now, being a rising senior, but no it’s still foreboding and deflating to think about in that quantity. So what I like to do is to break it down by days: tomorrow night I need to have 10 pages done for a class; by Friday I will have to do 10 more; Monday my parents come up and I hand in my last 2 papers.

The week is basically over, right?

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