B+ in Roman Civ, Adolescent Development, and Fundamentals of Evolution. C in organic chemistry. I will so take that.
Brief review of yesterday: wake up at 6:45am to review notes for Fundamentals of Evolution, because all of Monday I spent studying ochem instead. 8am final, actually thought I did really well on it. Not that I was really worried about that class, but it still felt good.
Spent the rest of the day studying for ochem. Didn’t take a nap. (Stupid.) Around 7pm I started the long, arduous journey from my apartment to Livingston, that involves two buses.
Get to Livingston 40 minutes early. Hang out in the student center for 10 minutes, check the score of the Giants game. 0-0 bottom of the first. Walk five minutes to the gym (where my exam was). Score is 6-0 Toronto, and I seriously hope that that does not indicate how my exam is about to go.
8pm, exam starts. Wasn’t too bad, don’t think I failed. Finish the exam around 10:50, and Alex wants to come over and cook in my kitchen. So we go to the 24 hour grocery store and get food, and we hang out at my place for a while. Didn’t get to sleep until 3am, and proceeded to sleep for ten hours.
And now…packing. Yikes.
Why am I even surprised anymore? After everything that’s hit the fan these past few months…
My Roman Civ professor did show up for the exam. Five minutes late with his 8-10 year old son in tow…everyone started clapping when he walked in. And then he took a picture because the room was so full, I think he said it was the biggest crowd he’s ever seen for one of his classes. Exam went well, too. Always good. And he said he didn’t give anyone less than an 80 on their paper (so far, he’s only through 2/3 of them).
Adolescent Development went well, too, a lot better than I’d hoped. Was definitely the fairest exam we’ve had all semester. Now I have a few days to bust my butt for orgo on Tuesday.
Seems like everyone is here but the professor.
From the greenhouse (4/19) and my dance showcase (4/21), sorry I’m so late to deliver. Last week kind of killed me, but only kind of, so I’m still alive and kicking.
There’s been a lot of talk of gun control lately, and I’m trying to figure out where I stand on it and it’s giving me a headache. Someone showed me this link, agreeing that politicians should strive to better their community rather than for re-election. And then I started reading the comments, and that’s when things get confusing.
Because I totally agree that re-election should not be the top priority. BUT at the same time, if you get re-elected, it means you’re doing what the people want. (Or does it? How educated are the voters, really?)
And then in the comments people were saying that taking on gun control is political suicide because that’s not what people want. People want the right to bear arms and to protect themselves. Okay, that’s fine, too. But is there not some happy medium? Can we not keep guns out of the hands of “dangerous” people? Wouldn’t that be better for everyone?
But that just takes you back to the Second Amendment. So then the question becomes: why is it okay to restrict some people’s personal freedoms and not others’? And I don’t have an answer for that. And this is why I hate politics and generally want nothing to do with it.
Also, it’s April 25th.
My friend Alex turned 21 this weekend and decided to go down to AC with some friends. He has quite a few crazy stories, and it sounds like he had a good time. But the more crazy stories I hear, the more I just want to kick back. I will be perfectly content to catch a Giants game at Finnerty’s in NYC and enjoy the company of some like-minded baseball fans.
Ah, well. Still have more than a year to think about it. :(
Had to watch this for Fundamentals of Evolution—we’re talking about coevolution. But the time lapses of the hummingbirds were just too pretty not to share.
Going to the floricultural greenhouse in a little bit before my class, so hopefully I’ll have some pretty orchid pictures to share tonight or tomorrow. The the greenhouse director said that there are a lot of things blooming right now.
Biology, but I want to go into the five year teaching program and teach high school biology. :)