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Finals Week

May 12, 2010   My honors thesis was submitted last Friday. I feel pretty good about it, and I will find out soon whether the thesis itself will receive honors recognition or not. I feel like that paper could have gone on forever -- it could have been a book. Instead it's roughly 70 pages of raw undergraduate academic analysis -- a non-starter for a book but a great exercise for the Ph.D program I hope to enroll in.

After I submitted the thesis, I pretty much faded out into whatever non-academic space I could find... at least until Sunday.

My final in Hindi took place yesterday from 12 to 4 p.m. I think I did well, but it was definitely exhausting. I've been preparing for this exam for weeks now, and I was up from 6 a.m. onward yesterday doing Hindi -- that's about 10 hours of non-English. That's...well...like being back in India. There was an oral, written and video component (and the video component was also oral).

After I finished the exam, I took some books out from the library that are relevant to the four papers that I need to write by Friday.

At 6 p.m. yesterday, out of total exhaustion, I and a few friends of mine decided to cut the rough day at the knees. We did so by dropping whatever work we had and dissappearing into my room to play Left for Dead on Xbox 360 for about 3 hours or so. It's an awesome zombie killing game and a great way to de-stress.

Some of my friends are overdoing it on the coffee at the moment...I'd suggest taking the pressure of finals out on zombies rather than the heart...but such is the way of finals week...

Caffeine or the undead? You choose.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, yea -- I'm graduating in 11 days! OMG.

I'll save that sensation for a different blog entry...