“Most of the time, if you have to tell you’re humble…you aren’t. Humility isn’t something you claim to have, it’s something people notice about you all on their own. It is hard to appreciate beautiful work stemming from amazing talent, when it is tainted with arrogance. Remain truly humble for your own good and others will commend you for it.”— Tricia Anne Coronel (via cleemcg)
With nearly 3 hours of sleep, went to watch Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides at 10:45AM today. Then Anita and I sneaked over to watch Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D. We dug 3D glasses out of a box next to the theater room’s entrance. We SNEAKYSNEAKY! ahaha Walked around a bit but I was sooo ready for some sleep!
When I finally got home around 6p, I was just about to lay in bed and take a nap. But as always, I checked my email right before. Not expecting much, I was surprised that my Philosophy TA emailed me about my final. I was wide awake now. “What does he mean by ‘…all I see is question #9!!! What’s going on?’ Wait, aren’t I supposed to just write a response to one question??? ……….Shit………” So I opened the instructions to my final and read the lines: Clearly and concisely answer each of the following questions (of which there are 14…). For some STUPID REASON, I thought it said answer one of the following questions… So I only answered 1 out of 14 questions. And this darn thing is 35% of my grade! The other thing emphasized in this class? “No late final exams will be accepted, under any circumstances.” FKKKKKK…. I still explained to my TA what happened and he replied, giving me his number and telling me to give him a call. I called him 10 minutes ago and he gave me until tomorrow midnight to finish as much of the final I can get done.
First thing. MY TA IS AWESOME!!!! OMGAGHWAEIOSDFEEKH!
Second? Mann… I was SO done with this! But now? I’m still with those who are still suffering through finals… GOTTA PULL THROUGH!
Woke up two hours later than I wanted to today… But I did what I do best: cram as much as I can before the final. Got a good three hours to cram study for my two finals of the day. Of the week, actually. One was a turn-in final but I got that done long ago.
Brain farted for part of my first final… But I remembered a crucial thing so hopefully I pulled through.
120 questions on my second final! 5 of which were extra credit multiple choice questions that had the same answer choice for A, B, C, D, and E. It was along the lines of “Who did Prince Williams marry? A) Princess Kate B) Princess Kate C) Princess Kate D) Princess Kate E) Princess Kate” I chuckled when I read that.. Wonder which one I will bubble in??
After that last final, I got back one of the many papers I stayed up all night writing for last week. And my grade? 192/200, BABEYYYY!!! TA even wrote, “Interesting narative!” +1 for meeee! Mann, how I wish it was more than 20% of my grade!
Free of finals, went off to watch Pirates 1 & 3 w/ Anita, Jennie, and Paul. A “review” of all the mind games that ended just now. But now it’ll make more sense watching Pirates 4 tomorrow!!!
Well, that was my little spiel. To those who are done with finals, TIME TO ENJOY SUMMMERRRR! For those who haven’t yet, STAY STRONG, DO WELL, and summer will be THAT much more rewarding! As for me? I’m ready for some funnnn!
“Let me tell you something else I’ve heard. In relationships, when people are close together, they generate trust through regular contact. When they are far apart, they have to establish loyalty with words, and words require communication. Communicating the words of two happy or two angry people is the hardest thing in the world. Two happy people inevitably exaggerate the good. Two angry people inevitably exaggerate the bad. But any exaggeration is false, and falsehood destroys trust. That’s when communication becomes dangerous. So… ‘Communicate the real essence; don’t communicate exaggerated words.’”— Zhuang Zi
Got so much info on my position as publicity coordinator and as a board member. Ideas to come up with, retreats to plan, deadlines to make. I won’t lie, I felt a tad overwhelmed but I’m secretly PUMPED for this! I’m supposed to be studying for my finals right now but I can’t help but to think about all these things that I need to sort out on my Google Calendar. I accidentally left the planner Hannah got for me at my apartment so I can’t update it with the new important dates. And just because of that, I’m going frantic over it!!!
Side note: I want a smart phone now. Something that has easy access to Google Calendar and conversational bubbles for text messages. It’d be nice if it has enough memory for me to play music in my car. Any suggestions?