I hope that you’re all happy and content after the long weekend, and that you’ve counted your thanks. I know I am and have 😀 I also happen to be sporting a healthy food baby. Mmm, stuffing; the best part of the meal. At times like these, I’m glad to be living at home.
I was hoping to post a picture of the turkey yesterday, but I got caught up with
procrastinating studying chemistry. Chemistry, why must you be so confusing?
So here instead is a summary of my long weekend. Also, Kim’s.
Someone please, teach me how to study efficiently 🙁
Why the past two days have been good:
- I’m pretty sure I did well on my first ever midterm! It was easier than I anticipated, so I finished it in 20 min. Too bad it was only worth 10% of my KIN 190 (physiology) mark.
- I downloaded new music and it makes me happy.
- I can do a cartwheel almost perfectly now! Yay, gymnastics class!
- I got all my chemistry lab work done last night. In less than 4 hours.
Yeah, I’m pretty impressed with me too.
- I drove to school today, and I snagged the last cheap parking spot this morning. 😀
Why the past two days have been bad:
- I’m exhausted. I stayed at school late last night to finish my chemistry lab, and so I didn’t get home until 11. I’m definitely not getting enough sleep; the dark circles under my eyes feel permanent.
- I opened up a juice box today, took a sip, and realized it tasted like pineapple. I’m allergic to pineapples.
- Also, the job action is confusing me. I thought we just went through this in highschool…
It turns out I completed the wrong pre-lab last night. Suddenly, I’m not so impressed with myself, the lab professor is not impressed, and I’m realizing why it’s a really bad idea to do your lab work the night before. So for all you chemistry students: CHECK YOUR LAB SCHEDULE!
Today was a special day for three reasons.
- I had my first ever 3-hour-long chemistry lab. It was incredibly confusing, and I made a whole bunch of silly mistakes.
- I finally met my fellow Blog Squad bloggers. They are a cool bunch 🙂 We had breakfast together and it was lovely.
- AND I DROVE TO SCHOOL!
Yes, it was exciting. For the past two weeks, I’ve been taking public transit to and from school. There’s a reason for that! And it’s not because I’m scared of driving. Although I do get a a little nervous on the big streets…
A pretty-close-to-accurate depiction of myself. In a car. Behind the front wheel.
No, the reason why I don’t drive to school usually is because there is no cheap parking left after 8:30am. I kid you not. The $6 flat-rate parking lots were 2/3 filled up by 7:45am this morning. I think it’s kind of insane.
So if you have classes after 9am (like me) you really have no chance of getting those coveted parking spots.
But there’s a bonus for you 8am class-takers!
Anyways, even though parking’s expensive, I like driving to UBC. It definitely takes less time than taking transit, even if you consider all the traffic lights you skip when you’re on the skytrain. You can blast music and not bother other people. You can bring as much stuff to school as you like. And there’s something nice about taking in the city view(sort of. Some parts are nice, some parts are meh), as opposed to staring at the broken zipper of someone else’s backpack whilst desperately clinging on to the bus rails.
Example: did anyone else taking the 99 bus notice the CVC (Chinese Varsity Club) picket signs along University Boulevard? The bright yellow paint, the dancing bananas, the boards that said “OPPA GANGNAM STYLE”? Yeah, me neither.
But would I recommend driving to all commuters? No. It really is too expensive to do all the time, especially since you’re already paying for the U-Pass. And if you don’t have an 8am class, it’s close to impossible to get (relatively) cheap parking. So I’m just going to keep taking the bus to school and getting excited every time I have to go to school early. 😀