|Random ramblings on school and adulthood
||[Sep. 19th, 2005|03:07 pm]
So. I've officially had my first test of the fall semester- Chemistry 102, at 1:25 today. I think I did well on it, though there were only 16 questions, so even missing one is bad *frets a bit*. Ah well. Last night and today marks the first time I've really felt like I'm back in college this semester- I've been kind of drifting through an extended summer until now.
I'm glad to have that settled in feeling again. I hated not having anything to do.
Studying for the test was great. My mind was full of facts and theories and formulas- I adore chemistry formulas, which is funny, because I despise math. But then, I'm reasonably sure that I only dislike straight math, in which my mind refuses to find any purpose. Purposeless math is almost unlearnable for me- it's my biggest academic weakness. But chem formulas have very distinct purposes- you know what to put into them to get back what you need to know. It's neat.
I think I'll have even more fun when I start taking classes that only the people who are serious about the subject take- in general ed courses, you hear a lot of complaining and "ewww, I hate this subject, etc", which is really sad when you think that it's great. I suppose it happens more in the subjects that tend to weed out the most people. I'm starting to understand what Jason feels like when people go about bashing econ.
Book review due in Alexander the Great on Thursday- that'll get me into the mindset for that class, which is largely based around a semester long research paper project. I'll probably start work on that at this Friday's library time (which is a lovely wonderful fantastic idea, as there's no better motivator for doing work than seeing lots of other people doing it, as you feel if they can do it so can you...). Shakespeare's still boring, but he thought my tossed off paper was "eloquently written", so I'm not seeing much of a problem there.
Yay for school being enjoyable again...
Not terribly much has been happening otherwise- fencing's started, and we've already had our first fundraiser (at Ancheaux's...I was waitressing for two and a half hours, which wasn't bad at the time, but ooh, I felt it the next day.). Our next one is this weekend, selling neat paintings of Tillman to the visiting parents and anyone else who wants to purchase one... My dad and Stacey will be coming up for the weekend (I decided inviting both parents and their other people would be a Very Bad Idea, and so will try to have mom up later.), along with Jason's family. They've never met each other (the parents, I mean), as far as I remember, so we'll see how that goes. ^_^(). Should be fun, if a bit nerveracking, and nice to see Dad again, as we didn't really get to visit when I was down in Columbia the other weekend. Funny how much you appreciate seeing your parents when you don't see them more than a few times a semester.
It's weird...I feel way more grown up this year than I did last year. Maybe it's because I'm paying for *a lot* more this semester than I did freshman year- insurance, rent, food, tuition, books, fencing stuff, gas- everything except my cellphone bill (which is an "extra phone" on my grandfather's plan, so he's not paying much extra either) and my car insurance. I guess it's nice to feel like I'm an adult and capable of taking care of myself, though I do wish being an adult didn't cost so much!
Well, I guess I'll stop rambling and get back to reading my book review book, or maybe playing WoW. Who knows which? ^-^