I know I've not had many journals recently, as I've been ridiculously busy.....but now I bring you an announcement!
Here at the University of Connecticut several clubs have combined including my own Gamer's Guild and UConn Japanese Animation Society to host a full-blown Convention this February!
February 5-7th 2010 at the University of Connecticut, U-Con @ UCONN will be held.
We are an Anime/Gaming/General Awesomeness Convention held at the UCONN Student Union!
Information will be forthcoming, mainly on our Site: U-Con
The convention is free of charge, so you'll only have to worry about hotel/living expenses. We are also currently working out a deal so that even that can be at a reduced price!
There will be tournaments, an AMV competition, panels, the works. We're being sponsored by the Friendly Fire Game Center to provide gaming equipment, as well!
So if you like Anime, Video Games, Tabletop Games, and Connecticut isn't too far away, come and join us! Even if you don't think you can yourself, feel free to tell others!
Visit U-Con @ UCONN Website
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
9 years agoKhalahd
10 years agoKhalahd
They teach about how you should differentiate in your classrooms, allowing for students who learn and think differently.....But they don't practice what they preach. When it comes to their Student Teachers, they assume that we all come from the same mold. Fucking hell.
So...forgive me my rant about my school....but this is bullshit.
So...I had a second observation from my supervisor on Friday. It didn't go fantastically....but it wasn't *bad* per se....But of course for an observer they're supposed to find faults. But on top of normal faults, she berated me for not having a lesson plan. I had a lesson plan...but it's in my head. She assumed, based on her email, that *all* student teachers wrote out lesson plans. Apparently, even though it's not written *ANYWHERE*, it's a requirement for student teachers to write out their lesson plans. I knew that I would have to write lesson plans for my first year *teaching*...but I was under the impression that it was up to your cooperating teacher during student teaching. My teacher and I had had an understanding, as he understands that I think differently than most people, and that I prefer to keep my lesson plans internal, and in my head. That writing it down takes longer than most for me, and that it doesn't help me like others. I mean....forgive me if I trust what's in my head far more than a piece of PAPER! >__<
So...suffice it to say I was distraught....but...whatever, I'll go and start writing it up. It means that I have even less time than usual, but whatever, who needs sleep.
So, today I showed up to class, ready to teach in an hour, and I found out that there was a voicemail saying that my Advisor (different guy...higher on the totem pole, my student advisor) was going to make a visit during the class I was teaching today. Great. Awesome. Best part is, he didn't even admit what I already knew until 20 minutes in to the debriefing...that this was far from a courtesy visit, but (without actually saying it) essentially a visit to figure out if I was going to be on probation for lack of a better word. Wasn't up front about it at all. A little upsetting to say the least, as I've known this guy for years, and I would hope that he would be courteous enough to not play games like that. He then even pulled 'good cop - bad cop' on me, starting with his very positive review of my lesson (Which, incidentally, I really did blow him out of the water with. He thought because of my supervisor that he was going to see a train wreck, but instead he got to witness me at some of my best when it comes to teaching. The lesson went fantastically, and he was hard pressed to find anything wrong with it.)....however, after praising me for that, he downright literally yelled at me, getting angry at me that I thought that I could teach without writing formalized lesson plans. Basically threatened to fail me out of student teaching if I didn't. Once he finally let me speak, I was able to explain to him that I'm certainly going to do the damn things now that I know it's a requirement, but that it's not the way that I think....as I put a hell of a lot more stake in my mental capacity than on that of a paper. Because that's how I work...always have. But! That's not how they teach, and to hell with differentiation! All student teachers have to. No matter what. And of course because today went well, he attributed it to the fact that I had a lesson plan. Truth is? I got a full night's sleep last night. That's the damn bloody reason why it went well! Fucking hell. Anyways...after that he calmed down and went back to praising how well my lesson went.
Suffice it to say, though...I'm really fucking pissed now. Anger begets anger....and I am angry thanks to him yelling at me. It's not my fucking fault that I'm not a note-taker....and that's really what it gets down to! That's what they are! Notes, taken in advance! And that doesn't work for me. So...yeah. Awesome. I also feel angry because I feel like my supervisor not only 'tattled' on me....but also that she doesn't think I can do it, based on what my advisor said. So much for her speech about 'being in your corner'. Fuck that. Not only did she demean me based on the way my brain works, but she also then called in my advisor to see if I had to be warned I was failing because I didn't personally prefer to write lesson plans unless I'm told to! WTF!
GAH. Fucking bureaucracy.
I can at least take comfort in the fact that I basically shoved today's lesson in my advisor's face and said "You think I suck? Watch this." Though the victory was certainly soured by the anger. ::sigh::
So yes...in short....Student teaching sucks your life out. And can be infuriating.
Now....I have to go grade 40 tests, track down five students, plan a lesson, sign out the computer lab, and slam my head against a few dozen walls. Oh, and try not to send an angry email to my supervisor.
10 years agoKhalahd
OK, I keep putting off writing this journal, mostly due to lack of time.
But yes...I started student teaching this Monday. As I wasn't here in the fall semester, I won't be fully taking over yet (have another week before then), though I will be teaching my first full lesson on Friday. Very worried about that, but it's a good transition technique, and it's with the Environmental Science Class, which is just a semester, so that's going to be 'my' class, as they'll actually be taught mostly by me, and only slightly by my cooperating teacher.
I have two Freshman level Integrated Physical Science classes-G level. G level means that it is the lowest level on the scale, and includes all of the kids who have no intention (or ability, sometimes) to go to college, as well as many of the special education kids. In short, they're really tough. One of them is a disruption disaster, and includes *THREE* paraprofessionals in addition to myself and my teacher....meaning it's almost a two to one ratio of students to adults, but still difficult to deal with. The other class is better behaved, but are completely and totally apathetic to learning. In other words, I have my work cut out for me. Thankfully, I'm probably not going to fully take these classes over, and at most teach a few lessons and team-teach with my teacher.
The Earth Science classes are the ones which I'll be taking over fully, and soon (probably next week). They're Junior/Senior level, and are the kind of elective that kids get shunted into in order to earn necessary credits for graduation. As such, in both classes almost half are failing, and the averages are around 60% for the class. A lot of kids that really just aren't motivated to do anything. Another instance where I'll have to work hard to try to get them interested.
The Environmental Science class'll be interesting. Because it's a semester class, I'll be the main teacher, and I'm actually going to be presenting a lesson in it tomorrow. I'm extremely nervous about it mostly because of the fact that I've never had an EnvSci class, and it involves a lot of stuff I'm not as sure about. So, I'm worried how well I'll be able to present the information, especially because I'm basically their main teacher for the whole class.
In terms of my teacher, I'm really lucky. He's really great, both as a teacher and as a guy (heck, he's a Trekkie, he can't be that bad just by that alone!). And I'm extra lucky in that his teaching style is very similar to mine as well, so when I take over, it's not going to be that terrible of a shock for the kids.
I've had some rough moments so far, but thankfully they were outshone by two moments that reaffirmed my wish to be a teacher. At one point, I was helping two kids with their experiment, both of whom really couldn't care less. By the end of the period, not only were they thinking, and doing well on their experiment, but they actually said at the end how 'awesome' it was, and how interested they were in. That was awesome. Likewise, today I had to go around the class explaining a complicated process for using celestial spheres, and the class was very confused. In the process of explaining things, I got to see half a dozen distinct 'lightbulb moments' which are really what we teachers teach for. Getting to see that moment where someone just *gets it* and you get to know that you helped them get there. That's what being a teacher is all about.
Short story, Student Teaching is going well, I just need to be more confident, and worry less.
Three short anecdotes:
One, jesus christ it is cold. I was walking to school in 6 degree weather, with blaring wind....and let me tell you, dress pants are *THIN*. My legs permanently froze from that. True story.
Another is that yesterday I had my seminar class that was at the middle school where I clinic-taught last spring. My clinic teacher there was absolutely fantastic, and I learned more from her than I did in most all of my education classes. In addition, she was the first who really gave me the chance to teach some real lessons, and her advice was always phenomenal. Obviously, I had to go and visit her, as she was just down the hall. I did as much, and actually was greeted by some of my former students, with greetings of "Oh! I remember him! Hi!!", which warmed my heart quite a bit. But the best part was where I got to tell my teacher just how much she had helped me, and how grateful I was to her. What was so awesome was just how happy I made her by visiting and telling her as much (most clinic students you never see again). She had apparently had a horrible day with one specific class, and had actually been at that moment feeling like a horrible failure, and me coming in right at that moment apparently completely made her day and raised her spirits. After all she did for me, that was the least I could do. But regardless, I felt so happy that I could do that.
Third, I just found out that there's a 40K club here at my school, and my teacher says he'll introduce me to the guy who runs it, and that I might be able to get involved in that! That is absolutely awesome.
On to other 40K news. Firstly, Friday's gonna be interesting, as our Gamer's Guild is gonna be host to an outright rumble. Last week a representative of the Central Connecticut tabletop club was around, and this week we have an invasion force on our hands of at least five members, and we're having an official 'rumble' between their best two, and Max and Justin. Lion and the Wolf versus Chaos truly Undivided. Anyone who can guess those four armies gets brownie points. Not really, I'm just in teacher mode.
Last part in comments. Jeez, I got to the end....broke the limit. First time for everything. Teaches me to not go and leave a journal to pile up over a whole week. ><
10 years agoKhalahd
After ages waiting, and emails and meetings and many headaches....
I finally have a placement for my student teaching.
They didn't have info about the specific teacher, but I'm hoping it's the Earth Science Teacher, or else they wouldn't have sounded so triumphant in there email....
But yes...FUCK YES.
E.O. Smith, here I come.
For those who don't know, that is *uber* awesome, because I can see this school.....from my window.
It's less than a three minute walk to get there.
WAY better than a 30-40 minute drive. FUCK YES.
10 years agoKhalahd
I think my external might have just died.
It's making an odd noise when turning on, and then switching to a pattern of light flashing.
No noise from the Hard Drive part of it. Just silence.
250 GB of data gone. Not just extra data, but everything important.
I had recently moved everything important onto my external, as I was worried that my computer was gonna kick the bucket first. I was planning on at some point over break copying the most important files onto DVDs, but I was going to wait until break to do that.
Instead, it just crapped out on me.
Things I've lost:
about 40 gigabytes of music. All of my music except for two albums I recently got.
25 gb of D&D and other tabletop game manuals. one of the best collections I've ever heard of.
All of the pictures I've ever taken.
All of the work from the last two years, recently relocated there.
100+ gb of anime, tv shows, and games that I have collected.
Probably more that I'm not remembering.
I just managed to get through 25 pages of writing, four problem sets, and a fucking hard exam.
I was feeling pretty good....and I come back to find all of it gone. Fuck. >_<
I'm obviously gonna try to get it fixed, but I'm not holding my breath. God damn it. >_<
10 years agoKhalahd
So...despite my exhaustion, I feel the need to do a basic update of how the hell week is going.
Monday night I eventually finished that project...at like 4...had to get up at 6 to study for the 8 AM final exam (which I pretty much aced, so that's nice). Oh! Right...I didn't actually finish the project...I just gave up at 4. I then spent from 9 AM to 12 PM desperately finishing it. I did then, really...and then presented it at 1 PM. It was...not a great presentation. I had no powerpoint or anything, and I actually went massively over time because I was so out of it. >_<
That evening I started doing research for my Planetary Science project...then decided I'd take a nap, because I was understandably exhausted from running around all day with less than 2 hours of sleep. >_< After the two hour nap, I meant to do more work...but I was so exhausted that I pretty much went back to sleep only a couple hours later. Blargh.
Wednesday I worked more on my Geography project, then went to my Clinic. I was super-lucky, and my cooperating teacher said I didn't have to come in at 7 AM on Thursday, or at all, thanks to the two presentations today. Which was a miracle for me, because I don't think I could have done it if I had had to go to clinic.
So that evening, I worked more on my Astronomy presentation and project...and had my first panic attack of this whole fiasco. It wasn't one of my worst, because I've learned the techniques to make them less...dangerous. Still disruptive and upsetting though. So I didn't finish that presentation til about 3 AM this morning.
Then I had the problem of having to make a 15 minute presentation on a book I hadn't read.
Sadly...no easy out for this...so at 3 AM....I started reading the book.
At 5:45 AM, I basically finished the book, having only missed a little from skimming. Maybe about 20%. Not bad, comparatively (though the nosebleed choking me while I was lying down reading kinda sucked. >_<) I collapsed asleep by 6 AM, and then woke up at 8:30 to go and get the presentation planned and made-up.
SO yes...exhausted. And that definitely affected my presentations, as I "ummed" and "errrred" and stuttered a lot more than I normally would have...But., despite that, I *somehow* managed to have two amazing presentations where I managed to make myself look like I knew everything about the subjects, and much more than was on the Powerpoint (always good...don't read straight off the powerpoint, always keep some in reserve in your mind, it does *so* much for your image when presenting. Just don't rant like I do. >_<). So that was amazing that I managed to do that, and I felt *so* relieved with those out of the way. I still have to do the 8 and 15 page papers for those two presentations, but they're not due for a week.
After that, I tracked down the head of the School of Education, and finally got some straight answers about the ongoing student-teaching fiasco. >_< Finally someone who wasn't gonna dance around my questions.
Basically....yeah, they massively screwed up with placing me in a school for student teaching. Massively. They hadn't taken the school district seriously when they said they were gonna limit the number of student teachers they took. They didn't realize that that school district had the *only* Earth Science Teacher that I could be placed with in their network. They apparently had had no idea about the current state of Earth Science education in Connecticut...which is bad. Also...she told me that they are almost certain of a placement for me, just waiting for the final "OK", and I'll probably be teaching in Manchester, which is 25 minutes away...so not terrible, and they'll be basically spearheading a new partnership with that school system with myself and a couple of history teachers. SO that should be interesting, as long as the Earth Science teacher likes my Resume. No...seriously, apparently that's the only thing standing in my way of student teaching there. So.....Michy: OMG THANK YOU for helping me with that over the summer, because it may the 'maker or breaker'. Here's to hoping that that works out. ::crosses fingers::
And so...that leaves tomorrow. Tomorrow my Geography project is due. I can work on it after class, so essentially from 12-5 or so. If I don't finish it then, I'm screwed. But it's going along OK now that I actually have data. If I get the time tonight, I have some stuff I could do out of the Geography lab, which would be good....
However, I think I'm gonna take a nap first, before my floor meeting and then Anime Club. If I can just somehow squeeze a little more work out of my poor brain, then I'll be in a better position for tomorrow's last work.
And then next week that just leaves three finals and the aforementioned 2 papers of 23 pages total...and 8 astronomy problem sets. And then I'm done with this hell-born semester. The horizon is in sight...I have a small sense of hope once again...that maybe I'll get through this without a *major* breakdown (I'm just glad I was able to control my panic attack last night...that would have been bad. >_<).
So yes. Off to sleep I go for like an hour. o_o
So fucking busy. ._.
10 years agoKhalahd
God damn it. I suck at this.
Here I am...mortified by my own anxieties...and all I have to do to help rid myself of them is to just sit down and *DO THE WORK*, and all I can do is stare at my computer, feeling shitty and trying to distract myself.
I just need to get it together and bloody do it! But I fucking can't! I'm trying, but I can't bring myself to do it! Why? Because I'm too bloody stressed over how much I have to do! How pitiful is that?
I need to write this Unit Plan and prepare a presentation for it by tomorrow...and every time I try to start, I just get frozen by my anxiety, and do something else.
It's fucking 8 PM. I have a lot to plan...and I still have to study for my Exam at 8 AM. WTF are you doing Robin?
I hate my damned anxiety issues.
Worst part is that I had been doing really well with quelling them...but now that I'm most stressed, they're coming right back to kick my ass, and keep me from getting what needs to be done...done.
Even writing this bloody journal is a result of my freezing up over it. Damnitall, I got a ton of work done this morning...where did that industry go?? This shit is bloody important...I'm presenting it tomorrow!
I hate these fucking anxiety feedback loops. I can't get rid of the anxiety because of the same damn anxiety.
I can't wait 'til I'm done with classes in two weeks.
10 years agoKhalahd
Guess I should write a journal, eh?
First things first, I'll get the most notable thing out of the way. Today's the 30th of November...meaning I'm 21 years old today. Whoo. ::twirls finger:: I dunno why...but I seem to be missing the part of my brain that lets me remember my own birthday. No matter what, I forget about it constantly. Even past midnight...I got my first Facebook wall post...and my first thought was: "what? nobody ever posts on my wall!"...Had to read it before I bloody remembered it was my birthday. >_< WTG me.
And before you ask...no, I'm not gonna drink. I know my roommates are gonna suggest it, but I won't. I think that my 'celebrations' will consist of my mom buying me a glass of wine once I get this hell-born semester out of my system...in a couple weeks.
So yeah...whoo. Another year older. Don't really care what I get for it...I've already gotten a great present from my friends...and I know I won't get what I really truly want...so it's a good thing I have low expectations. So yeah...Whatever. I'm gonna be spending my birthday going to my mom's church (oh joy), driving for an hour and a half, and then desperately working on my projects. It's gonna be awesome. Kill me now.
So yeah...my friends helped me relax this week...and that's very good...because frankly, considering I have very strong anxiety issues, I likely would have stressed myself into a breakdown if I had actually done any work this week.
That being said....
There's the very real possibility that I will stress myself into a breakdown over the next week. The sheer volume of work I have to do is surreal. And I have to get Bs in all my education classes, and pass all of my other classes, or I'm essentially done with the school of education...cuz this is my last chance to take classes. Next semester is student teaching and after that is Master's work and the Internship. ::sigh:: I'm completely burnt out of classes, and feel horribly depressed and shit.
I already know that I'm gonna be having a hell of a lot of problems...Just got an email from my geography professor saying how crappy my rough draft was, and that I have a bloody lot of work to do before it's done....and that's the one project I can't figure out where I'm gonna find the time to work on. I have a schedule for everything else...and ideas for everything else, but I'm pretty much screwed for this fucking map. It's gonna be a piece of shit, and I can't afford for it to be, to keep my grade in this class passing. I'd have to put literally *all* of my energy into making it good...but, y'know...I can't. I have three other projects I have to do, each of which having a 15+ minute presentation, and a combined total of 30 pages of writing to do. *That's* what my energy has to go to...not this fucking project which is nearly doomed.
Damnitall, I'm so screwed for this semester's classes.
So yeah...pretty hard to enjoy a birthday with academic doom on the horizon. Woot. Fuck this shit, I can feel myself on the edge of the cliff of mental sanity...I've been doing better with my anxiety, but this is coming close to destroying me.
So yeah...this birthday's gonna be one to remember. Not. I just need to somehow make it through these weeks with my sanity, career, mental health, and life in as few pieces as possible. ._.
Sorry I couldn't make a happy "Woohoo! I'm 21!" journal...but such are the ruins of my life. ::sigh::
10 years agoKhalahd
So....The last several days I have felt *extremely* shitty...Not to mention that I still haven't done the gigantic amount of homework I have to do. >_<
However...despite all this...yesterday and today were awesome.
First of all...my friends are the best.
Three of my friends knew that I've been feeling like shit, and that my birthday is coming up soon, so they all pooled their money, and took me to a nearby hobby shop; giving me $150 to jump-start my Tau Warhammer 40K army. I then spent the rest of my day with my friend Justin building 12 Fire Warriors and a Crisis Suit Commander, not to mention painting one of them as a pilot for my paint scheme. OMG, it made me feel so much better. Though it has the unfortunate side-effect of me not feeling like doing my work *at all*. >_< But that was awesome. I can't wait to get the chance to work more on it. You have to understand...I was at the point where I really don't have anything left to look forward to. At all. I just feel like shit. So I wanted something to focus on...to actually look forward to, since my life was feeling pretty useless at that point. So I may say that I have awesome friends.
Today was kinda interesting...My sister convinced my family to buy her a Wii for her birthday, since they would want it for Wii Fit and such...so we went on a grand quest to get the Wii. Got the Wii easily, but couldn't get the games. Of course the family wanted Wii Fit, and my sister wanted the new Guitar Hero. But the version with drums and microphone....which no one had. But in any case, Wii Sports and Wii Play were enough. It was awesome to see my parents having so much fun making Miis and playing Wii Sports. XD Quite enjoyable.
Bah...I have to go pick up my sister from something at her school. I just wanted to go and express how glad I was that I have such awesome friends. ::nods::
10 years agoKhalahd
...and retreats faster.
What's this? Another journal? Gasp. Well, recently I've not really had anyone to talk to, and while talking to myself is all well and good, I've recently been tiring of the sound of my own voice, so I feel the need to write it out a bit more. Plus, I feel like I've not been interacting too much here recently, despite always being online, so I feel like I should do *something* here anyways.
In any case, yesterday's good mood was far from long lasting, but it didn't disappear completely. In fact, it was quite useful, because it somehow managed to spur me to an insane flurry of work. After Noon, I got back home and worked on the online module I had to do for my Assessment class that was due at 5 PM. Finished it around 3 with fairly good feeling results. At that point I felt a bit fried, so I played some Fable II to relax until around 6...on my fourth character, thought one hardly counts because of the damn Abbot glitch. >_< After this character I feel like I'll be able to say that I'm done with the game, which is probably good for my sanity. I then proceeded to forget about dinner...but I wasn't terribly hungry, so it wasn't that bad. I instead began grading the quizzes that I had created for my clinic placement. The grades were a pretty decent spread, yet there were enough issues that I had *plenty* of stuff to write about in my Assessment Project, which was the reason I made the quiz in the first place. I then wrote about it for the rest of the night, somehow punching out 8 pages in 4 hours of writing. For me, this is unheard of. Unheard of for me to work for 4 hours straight, plus 2 hours of grading...without any significant distraction, and also the fact that I wrote so much so quickly. I'm quite proud of myself for working so well, because it means I don't have to work on it today in a rush before the 5 PM deadline. So that was awesome, though it did keep me up until 1 AM, which wasn't too great since I had to get up at 7. >_< So I didn't get to bed until like 2, and I had gotten no real sleep the night before. Gah... Ah well. I got it done, and that's one project down out of 5.
Today's only real interesting thing is that during my break from 9:15 to 11 I had to go and trudge all the way across campus (it's quite chilly out, incidentally), and go to parking services to pay my lovely $30 parking ticket. >_< I had appealed it, but they denied the appeal, which is dumb, as the meter-maid got to my car three minutes before I did, and I was only there against the rules for 14 minutes over. >_< Stupid Uconn taking all my money.
This week is gonna be tough, though...I have to write an extended lesson plan which is basically a rough draft for the Unit Plan that I have to write and present on over the next two weeks. >_< Have to get that done by Thursday, so there goes tonight and tomorrow night for even the slightest relaxation. Though far more worrying is the Geography project that I apparently have to have a rough draft for on Friday. It's worrisome because I *won't* have a rough draft by then. In fact, I'm worried about completing it at all. I have to use the software in the Geography Lab, which only has limited times that I can use it...and I obviously don't have access to over Thanksgiving break which is from the 21-30th. >_< It's due that following week. I don't even have all my data, and I'm not sure if I'm gonna have enough to *make* the map. If I'm given the data, I can make a pretty and well made map, but I don't have the data, and I can't find any of it! Arggh. And the only chance I have to get to the lab is Thursday afternoon for two hours. Hardly enough to make a rough draft. If I'm lucky enough to find some data, then I might be able to pull something out of my ass....but I dunno.
I think I just have to admit that I'm gonna get a crappy grade on that project. Which is sad, because I enjoy this class, and while I've been excelling at the labs, I've gotten 78s on the two exams...so it ensures a C or B- at best if I do poorly on this final project. BAH. Too many projects, and all due in two weeks. The two classes I don't have projects due are my stupid freshman level physics class, and the class I just finished the project for. I instead have a FINAL in that class that week. Bah.
Anyways, no one really cares about any of that stupid class stuff, but I felt the need to talk about it, since I have no one to talk about it with. And I can't even talk to my roommates about it, because two of them are slackers and the other one is like the poster boy for hard work. And I'm in between.
Speaking of them, I am horribly pissed at my roommate Jake. Saturday, he woke up at like 9 or 10 and started playing guitar hero. We have a three room suite, so it's not like it was in my room, but that goddamn incessant clicking!!! It woke me up after only 6 hours of sleep, the one day I could guarantee I could sleep in and catch up on my sleep from getting 5 or less during the week. That's annoying enough, but yesterday, he slept ALL day until 3 PM, on the futon in the common room. He skipped all his classes that day, and just slept all day. I was just so pissed, because he ruined the one day that I *could* sleep in, when he gets to sleep in whenever he wants, skipping any class he damn well pleases to. Not only that, but in the common room, so that everyone else has to be quiet in there when it should be fine to be in there at 3 in the afternoon!!! GRR. Anyways, that annoyed me and I wanted to get that off my chest.
Bah, this journal has little point indeed. Ah well.
Gawd, I'm getting burnt out from this semester. >_< And next semester I get to teach from 7 AM to 3 PM every day. Awesome. Bah.
Though it is odd...despite all this I do still have a vestige of the optimism I had yesterday. Just an exhausted, harried optimism.
Off to another 3.5 hours of class. Blargh.
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