Knight of Mars (sailornash) wrote,
Knight of Mars

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8......9........10......that's it, folks! Unrelenting Pain wins by K.O.!

Today was uneventful to say the least. I went to bed, but couldn't sleep. Ended up waking up to go fix me a glass of chocolate milk (I don't know why, but it seems to help), only to finish waking up and realize that there hasn't been groceries in the apartment for a month or so. I feel like Tyler Durdon, looking into the refirgirator full of condiments but no food. While I was up anyway, I was browsing web pages. Again, I know that reading isn't the best thing in the world if you're trying to sleep, epsecially reading things on a brightly illuminated screen, but it's what I do till I can doze off again. RJ came in around 2:30, having went to a concert and the deli and spending the rest of the time in the computer labs. Bet he was surprised to see me up...the way I work, either I have to call it off at a certain hour and go home and go to sleep, or I pull an all-nighter and simply do not sleep at all. Not much middle ground for me.

Anyway, test this morning at eleven. Didn't go as well as I'd hoped, and I wasn't able to get the notes from Jeremy beforehand, but I still think I did okay. HArd to tell though...when the tests only have 5-7 problems on them, it's easy to do bad on a test even when you know most all of it. Only getting partial credit on a problem can still knock you down an entire letter grade. And people wonder why the College of Engineering has the highest Highest incoming freshman ACT scores, but the lowest number of A's earned while in college. Unlike schools like the Education college (+167%) or the C&BA folks (+98.4%), the Engineers have 5.5% *fewer* A's than they did in the early 70's. In fact, amongst all the rapid grade inflation, the College of Engineering is the only school experiencing deflation.

Well, after that I got a yummy quesadellia from Tortillia Fresca in the Ferg, and read the paper. After that, my CS class was interesting, but my neck which had been hurting all day was starting to give out on me. It was hard to hold up the weight of my head, and as a result my head was bobbing around like I was either drunk or starting to nod off. At two, it was raining. Didn't want to walk home in that mess, so I hid in the MIB labs. Was planning on doing my Stats homework, but (surprisingly) there were so many people in there that it was kinda cramped. Too noisy for my tastes, so I kinda jsut killed some time and looked at various webpages. After printing out the assignment and realizing that it was one that could be done from my home computer (i.e., no MINITAB problems), I headed back for Rose. It's about 3:00 or so....I'll be lazy till around five or so. Then I'll run over to Jason's and drop off that game that he wanted to borrow, and then drive back to the labs. Since it was after five, I could steal one of them green faculty-only parking spots without punishment, so I could do my work there instead. I seem to get less destracted there than other places.

Next thing I know, I vaguely remember RJ telling me that I looked like shit before briefly complaining about having to make a stop by Rose for something and leaving. The next thing I know it's almost 8:30.

Apparently, when I sat down on the bed to pull off my boots, the pain finally got to me and literally knocked me out. I was unconscious for most of the evening.

Well, I promised Jason I'd bring him that game either last night or tonight, so I rushed out there before nine cause I know he goes to bed early sometimes cause he has to get up early for work. He wasn't there, so as much as I normally hate to bother his mom (at an hour that's kinda late for older folks), I dropped them off with her. She said he'd be back in a minute, but I still had yet to start on tomorrow's homework, so I couldn't stay and chat.

Despite the siren-like call of the huge flashing "Hot doughnuts Now" sign, I amazingly resisted the urge to grab a box of K.K.'s and went back to Rose. Not sure why I was originally thinking about going to the labs...I usually have to because there's problems that need to be done on MINITAB, but this assignment was in Excel so I could do it from Rose. Also, there was a mob in there earlier...must have an IE project due tomorrow or something. Long story short I felt like so much shit that I jsut hopped in the shower and let the hot water beat on my spine. I often do that when no one else is here, no one to complain about me using up all the hot water or having to wait for me to get out before they can use the bathroom themselves. As soon as I got out, Laura called, and I ended up collapsing on the bed and talking to her up until now.

Long, boring, and pointless, but then again half of my entries are. I'm going to drink a glass of milk and pop my nightime pills, and prolly watch Bebop cause I'm up and it's on. After that I'll be in bed, and have to do all my Stats to get done by 4:00pm tomorrow. That, and I *really* need to get finished up with that presentation for my Digital Security research group. ::yawn:: Busy day tomorrow.
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