As the title suggests, this past week has been a tough one. Michelle and I ended up leaving on Monday since she had to be at work on Tuesday. We rolled into the city quite early in the morning. I had noble intentions to make it to minerology (which was a mere 6 hours away), but when my alarm went off, I threw it out the window along with my noble intentions.
So effectively I only had 2 full days at home, which were spent hanging out with Nic and Dan, purchasing things (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), playing said things, studying for a huge minerology exam and writing a paper. Sadly, because of this somewhat hectic schedule, I wasn’t able to meet up with some other people I had wanted to see and ended up flaking out by not even calling them. Ugh. I apologize guys.
On Wednesday, it was raining which naturally made everything quite slippery. I decided to celebrate by throwing myself down the stairs! In the process, I slightly tweaked my *other* ankle! So now I have two gimp ankles! Let’s hope I won’t have to be running from any predatory animals, man-eating cars or other villans in the next few days.
I decided to make the best of Thursday by taking an exam for Mineralogy, where I coughed up random knowledge of mineral formulas, such as the chemical formula for cerrusite (which is PbCO3) in case you were wondering). A late night study session at school on Wednesday night with some fellow friends greatly helped out, so I feel slightly confident about my exam. It will probably turn out to be a 32%, which (thanks to the insane curve in our class) will equate to an A-. Yes!
As if I didn’t torture myself enough on Thursday, I decided to continue writing a paper for my stratigraphy class which was due on Friday. I stayed up until 1:30 in the morning writing it, woke up at 5:00am and finished it at 9:00am, which was just in time to go to class. A total of 3 and a half hours of sleep! I think I was able to make it through the day simply based on how delirious I was.
We also had a field trip this weekend for our stratigraphy class which we voted to turn into a one day trip. So we leave tomorrow at about 7am.
Earlier this evening I was reorganizing some of the photos in my gallery and deleting a lot of useless/redundant/bad photos. Specifically, looking through pictures of Tsunami Bomb that I took this summer at the Troubadour and getting rid of a lot of random photos there, so now it should only consist of the best. Some of them are even posted on their website too! If you go to their photo gallery and scroll down to the July 16th show, you will see 3 rows of pictures from that show. The last row of photos are mine. Awesome! No credit on the site though. Ah well.
Changing subjects once again: This semester, I’ve been tasked with rebuilding the SF-ROCKS (Reaching Out to Communities and Kids with Science in San Francisco) website. You can view the old website here. We just went live with the new site last week, and you can find it here. I’m pretty happy with it overall. Still some stuff to add and things to clean up, but I think it’s quite an improvement. Of course I might be biased. 🙂