November 18, 2009 - 12:34 PM
Well, it's that time of the term again. Week 8. When pretty much every student sees the finish line, and starts feeling the strain of the previous two months of classes. Personally, I've hit some other roadblocks. I woke up yesterday morning with a sharp pain in my lower back and slightly on the nauseous side. If anyone can diagnose me with something other than pregnancy, please let me know. But I digress.
Fall term is especially daunting because the majority of the student body is still readjusting after a luxurious school-free summer break, and Thanksgiving break begins next Wednesday; usually earlier considering that most professors realize the futility of having classes on that Wednesday anyways. I'm sitting in the EMU Fishbowl right now and everyone I see is either staring blankly into their plate of food, or staring blankly into their textbooks. We're all a little bit worn out you might say. I know there's at least one Duck that wishes next week would come a little bit sooner. I could use a break from the books, yet, however close it may be, it seems so far away.
In the next week, this is what I have to look forward to, in no particular order of importance.
- Pick up my Pit Crew T-shirt Wednesday night (aka - tonight).
- Donating blood at the Civil War Blood Drive is interspersed somewhere in this week. Just one more way to take down those pesky Beavers.
- Hiking/Trail Restoration at Elijah Bristow State Park on Saturday morning with the Outdoor Program.
- Watching (and hopefully enjoying) the Oregon/Arizona football game Saturday night.
- Putting together a makeshift, college version of Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday with some friends. Turkey sandwiches anyone?
- Community Observation Paper due Monday for PPPM 325.
- Environmental Justice Presentation next Tuesday.
- Land Analysis assignment/presentation next Tuesday. (Yes, the same day as the previous presentation. Back to back classes actually).
Like I said, I can see the finish line, but there are a considerable amount of obstacles in my way. I'm actually flying home next Tuesday, so my schedule that day will be presentation, presentation, Eugene airport. Apparently my professors are making me earn my Turkey Day.