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I was so exhausted last night

February 20, 2010   

I'm going to try to cover everything that I did yesterday in one journal entry! Okay, here I go ...
I woke up around 8:30 to get ready for class. Before hopping in the shower though, I checked my e-mail and saw that my physics professor had cancelled class. I was elated - NOTHING feels better than getting back into a warm bed with my stuffed animals and knowing that I have an extra hour to sleep. The best part was that my philosophy professor had also cancelled class because she was out of town, and we had a paper due. So I had no classes Friday! (Class is rarely ever cancelled for me, so this was a nice surprise.) Anyway, I got up around 10 so that I could study a little more for my physics exam that I had to take later in the day, and so that I could go to Think Tank at noon.

Think Tank is a student-run organization that hosts brief lectures by professors from various departments. This Friday, my Professor of Physics Gordon Jones (who I had last semester for quantum) gave a talk on the standard model of physics. Lauren came because, despite her penchant for creative writing and philosophy, she also really likes physics. (She is even planning on taking a 100-level physics class called Spacetime and the Quantum World next semester....obviously there's lots to love about the open curriculum here.) They feed us at Think Tank too - usually it's either Dessert Booth, Panera or Minar (Indian food). 

After Think Tank I went to go take my physics exam. I think it went well, but let's not talk about it. ...

This week was FebFest, so there were a lot of fun activities going on at night. Lauren, Kate and I got bundled up in our warmest winter gear and ran over to the fireworks display above the baseball diamond. The snow was much deeper than we thought it was going to be, so we ran out of breath as we waddled along in our layers upon layers of clothing. We gave up eventually because we kept sinking into the snow, so we sat in the clearing and watched the fireworks from afar. On the way back, we pummelled each other with snow balls and yanked icicles from the sides of buildings. Sometimes one of those quintessential college moments comes along and takes you by surprise. This was one of them.

Afterward, we went back home and cooked some mac and cheese. Then we went to another one of those Late Nights I told you about - this time it was a Quiz-show type thing. It was really fun and a lot of my friends were there. Some people even won money! 

At the close of the last round, my friends and I went over to diner breakfast (which opens at 12:30 a.m. and closes at some ungodly hour in the middle of the night. It's really fun to go there on Fridays because the breakfast sandwiches are great, and it helps to unwind after a crazy week. 

Before bed, we watched an episode of Boy Meets World online because apparently I was deprived as a child and never saw it. I had a really great night, but now I'm signing off - it's time for me to go read some more Proust!