Saturday, September 25, 2004

The Week that Never Ends

Mid-September has arrived. It's that time of the semester I like to refer to as "the first wave," where every class you're taking has either a test or project of some sort planned, all within 2 days of the others. It's inevitable, yet somehow it always seems to sneak up on you. Actual work is tricky that way. You can't trust it, so be on the look out. One day you're obliviously coasting along wasting hours on end in front of the tv, and the next you're completely bombarded. There's no time for movies, friends, or even sleep. Your only care in the world suddenly shifts to that paper on Southwestern China that's due in 9 hours. Studying becomes your life. And just when you think it can't get any worse, something else happens. Either you oversleep for an exam worth 30% of your grade or you're late because you can't find a parking space. So after what seems like an infinite amount of time, you follow someone you think might be leaving. You put on your turn signal and wait patiently for the gleam of white lights coming from the back of the other person's car, only to find out they just came out to get a book. But, if your perseverence is somehow stronger than your desire to drop out of college and move to Hollywood, you'll be able to breathe a sigh of relief when the week finally ends. After you reintroduce yourself to your friends, you can resume your normal Tuesday night line-up of watching 5 episodes of The Real World on MTV...that is until next month comes around...

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