Friday, December 19, 2008

revived from the dead!

Aaaaand, I'm back online! Where to begin and tell you what's happened to me in the last two weeks? Let's start with a horror most fresh in my mind, finalssssss! *dundundunnn!*

So, in college, you have finals at the end of every semester. (A very unwelcome shock to me since my high school only had finals at the end of the school year). They're usually three hour written exams, or a research paper. During this time you'll find the libraries absolutely crammed with people, as students try to frantically inhale four months' worth of notes and slides. This usually leads to some pretty bizarre behavior as people try to cope with the stress (as much as 1/2 of your grade for a class could depend on this exam!). There was a Facebook invite to a rave at Clemons (one of our biggest libraries) one night. At a certain time one weekday night, hundreds of students showed up to fourth floor Clemons to dance around. Some arrived with glowsticks, a couple arrived with boomboxes and blasted music. Then there's always free massages (courtesy of the Colonnade club, I think) and late night study hours from some dining halls to look forward to.

There's nothing much to be said about the exams themselves, but I have to mention my final for my comm school classes. Four. day. takehome. Crazy. (Most take home exams are around six hours. Four days is certainly an epic timeframe.) As I also had my accounting final on the first day, I wanted to claw my eyes out somewhere on the second day. What kept me sane? The light at the end of the tunnel, known as winter break. I'm currently overseas, but will try to pop in (I never know when I'll have access to internet) every now and then.

PS. Those of you who haven't downloaded the patch to fix IE's fatal security flaw, please do so ASAP!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

lovably insane.

I just had the pleasure of being serenaded in my room by Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Well, not really. It was two of my very musically talented sisters who decided to do an uncanny imitation of them and go around the house singing. Oh, my lovably and sometimes insane sorority sisters..

So. This week is the last stretch. Home stretch. My final paper for the report was turned in on Tuesday, and I actually had to pull the first all nighter of my life to do so. I know, I know, I don't even really want to think about it. =P Our final presentation is tomorrow, but all other blocks in the comm school have already presented for their sponsors. Ve are ze last!

When Rolls-Royce was here for block 6 today, several members of my group went on stealth missions to scope out the opposition. Response? They had a fleet of people with them. They actually took up the entire back row of our classroom. O_O We definitely got the most number of execs, I think three people came to Macy's blocks, and somewhat more people to the Dell and Dominion blocks. After final presentation tomorrow (at 8:30 am!), I have an accounting final next Monday and a four day take home exam due next Friday. I.. also have a concert on Friday and Saturday, and my sorority's formal on Saturday. *cue head imploding*

Nah, I'm used to it now. Nothing really fazes me. Keep throwing stuff for me to do at me! I'll take it all on!

Alright, so maybe, just maybe I'm slightly batty right now.. let's talk about a more sane topic in my next post.

PS. We asked our mentors to come and watch a run through of our presentation today (apparently I preach how bad one project is. Oops. Must not preach! Must not preach!), and one guy mentioned "Do any of you guys write the UVa blog?" O_O!! I had no idea my fellow students actually read this. Heck, I had no idea anyone within 100 miles of me read this! (Remind me to share with you guys a map of all the visitors I get sometime). That was a very gratifying moment. :D