Thursday, April 30, 2015 :::

fml.. just two more weeks

Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions
The Calculus Lifesaver:All the Tools You Need to Excel at Calculus
The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems
How to Ace Calculus: The Streetwise Guide
YouTube videos
several hours a week spent with Supplemental Instructor
going to class every day
completing my homework
working through extra problems with my solutions manual for reference
working through practice exams my math prof publishes

and I still am having trouble.
I hate cal2.

::: posted by tinafish at 9:22 PM :::

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 :::


check out my shoulder.

in other news, I'm now secretary of the student acm chapter.
I won in a landslide!
did I mention that there were only 3 of us at the meeting that weren't already officers and not graduating at the end of this semester?  and that there were 2 positions open?  and that the bf has been wanting to quit the club altogether?
hey, at least I didn't wind up VP!

::: posted by tinafish at 9:50 PM :::

Saturday, April 25, 2015 :::


I fell off the treadmill.
one of my shoulders is pretty scraped and I've got various other scrapes and bruises.
learn from my mistake!  wear the fucking safety lanyard!

::: posted by tinafish at 5:42 PM :::

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 :::


yesterday we went to an awards ceremony here at the school because the bf was being awarded a scholarship.
so we're sitting there, flipping through the 30 page program that was handed to us at the door...
and I notice his name is also listed for:
Outstanding Student in Computer Science 2015

grats-es to the bf!

I took him out to dinner to celebrate, and we went to Cattle Baron.
did you know the one here in town is the original one?
all I'm gonna say is, based on how terrible this location has been (granted, we've only been twice) I am surprised they ever managed to become a successful chain.

::: posted by tinafish at 6:20 PM :::

Sunday, April 19, 2015 :::

ugh I don't know if I'll survive...

there's only a few more weeks until the end of the semester but I just don't know if I'll survive.
I've got 2 tests this coming week, 2 tests the week after, one week off (as in no-tests) and then finals week.

my stats teacher asked me to be a supplemental instructor for stats 1 next semester.  I think I'm gonna do it.
my math prof asked me to be a research assistant over the summer.  I think I'm gonna do it.

the SI thing...  would look good on a resume I think.  especially with my dreadful GPA.
the research assistant thing...  well, it'd be part time for a month for a total of $1k.  yuck.  but, it also would look good on my resume.  and maybe helpful when it comes time to apply to grad school.
the pay will certainly suck, but I think it'll be more helpful in the long-term than the $3k I'd make working at bl over june.  if they'd even have me back.  plus the SI thing would be at least some sort of income over the semester.
I'll likely be checking in with them in july anyway, since I do need the money.

but still...
hopes and dreams, eh?

::: posted by tinafish at 10:03 PM :::