artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (studying)
Diff. Eq. is the one exam most likely to kick me in the teeth, which is, of course, why I'm slacking off studying for it and staying up to whine about it on LJ the night before. I'm awesome at this "responsibility" thing, aren't I?

Remember this? I'm an ass. That ended even more poorly than expected. Fuck.

...On the other hand, I have three As this semester to even out the damage, so it's not the end of the world.

Also, am now at home, lying on a couch that is actually long enough for my legs and my torso at the same time. Bliss.

Tangentially related:

Fact 1: I love Green Day's American Idiot album deeply and unironically.

Fact 2: I love classical music. I play viola, and love playing in small ensembles, where the voices and quirks of each instrument really get to shine while still supporting and playing off of one another.

Thus, the Vitamin String Quartet cover/arrangement of American Idiot is profoundly pleasing to me, as it is essentially candy for my soul.
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (studying)
...So I feel like I pwned the Mechanics of Solids exam right in its strictly notional face, but I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. My habitual pessimism says bad bad bad oh noes!, but common sense suggests otherwise.

Moving right along, Differential Equations tomorrow, then done. Have failed spectacularly at studying, so will be getting up early to remedy that. Fortunately, the exam is open-book and open-notes, with plenty of time to think. Not an excuse not to study, but it does make tomorrow's heroic studython more of a strategically targeted review than an exercise in frantic memorization.

I love it when professors concede that in real life, we get reference books, so we might as well devote brainpower to technique and cleverness rather than brute-force memorization of trivia. I would have done so much better at Calculus if I had been able to focus on what it all meant, rather than freaking out about memorizing ALL OF THE TRIGONOMETRIC AND HYPERBOLIC IDENTITIES FOREVER (all of which, of course, I promptly forgot after the final, every damn time).

Early grades are trickling in; looking good so far. Diff. Eq. is the one exam most likely to kick me in the teeth, which is, of course, why I'm slacking off studying for it and staying up to whine about it on LJ the night before. I'm awesome at this "responsibility" thing, aren't I?
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (Morris)
Took the weekend off for the Kettle of Fish Ale. Had a lovely time dancing instead of studying. Freaking out about tomorrow's Mechanics of Solids exam now, so what do I do? Post to my LiveJournal that nobody reads, duh.

It was really lovely to see all my morris friends (or most of them), and to introduce my new team to them all and vice-versa. By all accounts, a wonderful time was had. Even the van rides down and back were fun.

Some notes on this next exam. )
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (studying)
Dynamics at 10:30 this morning, now finished (obv).

Back in the computer lab again (again), fixing the fixed version of the extra credit Mechanics of Solids assignment that ate yesterday.

Presenting the shitty group project for SolidWorks at 1:30, and then, with luck, I'll never have to work with them again.
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (Default)
Take-home Ecology exam submitted and out of my hair.

Opted to walk away with my current grade in Thermo, as it's entirely respectable and based on past exam performance in this course, taking the final can only bring my grade down.

And now, some finals-related rage. )
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (studying)
Linear algebra this morning; went pretty well, all things considered.

Just admitted defeat and emailed my final paper for Path. Sci. Not great, or even very good, but it'll have to do, because I am done.

Squelching off through the freezing muck now to take the Statics final (Now with totally new format and 100% less time!).

Tomorrow, Physics. Thursday, Thermo. Friday, home!

ETA: Pwned by Statics. Fuuuuuuck. On to Physics.
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (studying)
Russian on Monday, spur-of-the-moment extra-credit Engineering Lab on Tuesday, nothing further until Physics on Friday afternoon.

I should probably, like, study for that or something.
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (studying)
Honors Seminar today, Math tomorrow. My brain feels full of stupid and not so full of calculus. I just want to be done.

On the plus side, there will be morris this weekend to make me feel better. But first, Math.
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (Default)


Taken this morning on my way to work. Note the tulips in full bloom. Yesterday it was shorts-and-tee-shirt weather.

Dear Vermont,

Please pick a season and stick with it.

<3,

Me
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I really did not need to discover and read the word of god blog for Leverage. While it is totally classy that this guy takes the time to field fan questions and share obscure tidbits, I really, really can't handle all his unsubtle broadcasting about Upcoming Massive Drama.

(interlude while I read kfm's latest post, having pulled up the site to get the above link. self control FAIL.)

I am teetering on the edge of my seat, and also pissed off. Edge-of-the-seat because damn, some of the upcoming craziness sounds awesome; pissed because they're fucking up my canon-arc forecast something hardcore, and they kind of gutted my great big project fic. Bastards. Who do they think they are?
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (studying)
Nearing the end of my epic rewrite/synthesis of this semester's calculus notes. Most of it's okay, but I'm thinking I'll need flashcards for all the tedious quasi-identical trig and hyperbolic derivatives. Joy.

But first, food.
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (Default)
Three down, only Calc and Chem remaining, but those two are the scary ones. O__o

But hey, I have a whole weekend over which to study.

And now to order myself some midnight emergency pizza, as I finished my CAD exam after the cafeterias had closed for the night. Hooray, college town.

...I'm pretty sure there's some irony somewhere in that statement. *shifty eyes*
artifactrix: My pseud, written on graph paper. (studying)
One down, four to go.

Honors Seminar today yesterday, Russian and AutoCAD tomorrow today.

Fuuuck.
artifactrix: A tiny child in a giant lab coat and a paper bag hat peers at a cookie, and says "I will do science to it." (science)
I could get this done faster with a pencil and ruler. For an added bonus, I wouldn't be trapped in this computer lab for the duration.

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