i’ve been up since 4:50am yesterday (Sunday) and it’s currently 6:03 (Monday) and wahhhh I am tired. I just spent all night writing a pretty decent 9 page research paper, I just have to write the concluding paragraph and then do all the citations, some formatting, etc. And then type up a handwritten extra credit assignment. All in time to go print these assignments off on campus and be in the classroom by 10am. And then hopefully there is not actually a class and we just turn in the papers and then i am going right the fuck home and sleeping. for a while. after this morning i have 2 final exams and 2 and a half papers to finish up. then i’m doneeeeeeeee. and it’ll be christmastimeeeeeeee
freak in the street, but a lady in the bed turned 3 today!
t-minus 13 hours until this 5 page paper is due. i almost have the 1st page written. i just hope my professor won’t care that i’m mixing the passive and actives voices because i am not willing to spend the time and effort to use just one throughout ): that is certainly lazy of me, but so be it.
Boog is a city cat. or an apartment cat. he knows what the sound of footsteps up the stairway means and he knows what the sound of keys opening a deadlock mean. we are both sitting on my bed right now and we heard my neighbor across the hall jingling her keys to open her door. Boog gets wide-eyed and perks up. He stares towards the noise and then turns his big eyes to me, saying “There is a person here!” very smart, Boog. the noise stops and he goes back to sleep.
something that college has taught me is that there is always room for you to improve your writing skills, your studying skills, your learning habits, etc.
i’ve written about a million essays and papers throughout my academic years in hs and college, and each time still challenges me and teaches me something new.
for example, all my life I have just tackled papers head-on, writing the introduction, body, and conclusions in no particular order. and finally this semester I have realized the value of preparing an OUTLINE before starting the paper whatsoever! i will outline what my research methods will be and i outline what each paragraph/segment of my paper will accomplish. and boy has it made writing my papers a lot easier!
i know outlines are literally elementary stuff, i have just realized how valuable they are, and from now on i will be using them in order to keep my papers organized, and more importantly, quicker to write because i am following a plan, not just writing in the abyss.
so if you don’t already prepare outlines, i would highly suggest trying them! good luck to all with finals week!!!!!
Remember in the 90’s there used be a room in your house that was called the “computer room”.
i cut about 5 inches off my hair today!
my stupid cat is repeatedly closing the closet door, locking himself in the closet, pawing incessantly on the door, finally opens it, walks out, walks back in, and closes the door again. i am trying to write a paper and he is driving me insane!!!!!!!
i just randomly found this on the huffington post, watched it, loved it, and cried…so i thought i would share it.
i loved seeing how happy the models were! i am not even brave in my own body, and i certainly do not appreciate it as much as i should, so i am so impressed by and happy for these models who have peace and bravery and happiness (i am sure they have their struggles with these things, but i know that i cannot stand looking at pictures of myself sometimes, and i would not be brave enough to let someone make a model of me and then face it.)
i have done a lot of complaining in these past weeks and months, as i feel like work and school have been way too much pressure…and i am grateful for this reality check.