I should be studying for my Astronomy exam tomorrow, but it’s such a beautiful night that I couldn’t resist opening my window and just looking up at the smoggy stars. That’s when it hit me.
Every semester since I’ve come to UT, I’ve had a very difficult time with this time: exams time. I had two exams last week in French and Weather and Climate. I must admit that my performance in French is dismal to my private expectations, but as long as I take more out of it than I’d hoped, it’ll all be worth it. Weather class rocks, and I love it.
But something is missing. It’s like that weird feeling you get when you leave home for vacation and you’re going over a list of things you had to be done before you left, and you’re on the plane hoping, wishing, and recounting the things. “Yes, everything was done. But what did I forget?” OMG Kevin! (This is a reference to Home Alone, a movie I grew up with and a scene that seemed appropriate for this occasion as it emphasizes that the little something you forgot is actually something of utter importance).
- I have over 12 hours so I’m full time.
- I picked up that indie cd from the Audio Visual Library.
I checked the ACL website to see who will headline
this year (no news yet…)
- I’ve already seen Across the Universe today.
- I ate. (Very often overlooked)
- I read for my classes.
- I’m studying for Astronomy.
What am I missing?
Financial aid? Not due yet. Housing? Done. France? Working through the paperwork.
Man my fingers hurt. I’ve lost practice typing on my laptop.
What’s my major again?
English? What am I going to do with that?
Write? Huh? I don’t have any writing classes this semester.
There it is!
My classes this semester do not contain a Substancial Writing Component (SWC). This is why I feel out of place. What will I do? What will i DO?! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO!?
For now, I’ll read, but I fear that this will prove to be an Achille’s heel for my writing ability in the near future. Fortunately, the poetry keeps flowing… for now.
By the way:
Song of the week: “You Can’t Stop the Beat” by the cast of Hairspray (the new movie, not the theatrical performance or that hideous Rikki Lake film)
Movie YOU must see: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Book of the week: Paradise Lost it’s a goodie.
Until next time,