Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hi there. My name is Alex, and welcome to the Internet.

Work I've already done this week:
+ Three assignments for A100 (Astronomy), totaling about 7 or 8 pages.
+ Interpretive analysis of Czech author Karel Capek for C364, totaling 7 pages.

Work I still need to do this week:
+ Due tomorrow is my take-home final for D310 (Russian Revolution & Revolution). Each one is supposed to be between 4 and 5 pages. My topics are the Soviet Union during World War II and the expectations and disappointments of Nikita Khrushchev.
+ Due Thursday is my film diary for C364...honestly, I'm looking forward to this one.
+ As I learned today from a classmate, today was the first time Professor Perlina announced to the class that the final is in the form of an essay (thank God I checked the syllabus and got research materials last night from the library), expected length 10-12 pages. Since I'm at the point of as they say "phoning it in" in that class, my topic is a discussion of Sergei Eisenstein.

I don't even want to know what the grand total is for the pages I have to write. Remember last semester when all I had to do for a final essay was write a damn script? I miss those days.

This Friday I've got one last meeting with Heather over at Hot Topic to confirm WHEN I CAN START WORKING! I got the job, and I'm really excited about it. They'll work me when they can, which they can't promise too much during the summer, though the store's business picks up in mid-July, so I'll be able to go full-time before the 2008-2009 school year starts.

At which point I'll have a second job:
I've mentioned this before, but Andy has asked me to be his AI next fall for the Hendrix class and, yes, the Zappa class. In the spring I'll help out with the Zappa class, the blues class, and Rock Music of the 70's and 80's. It's too cool to only mention once.

Sorry things have been so busy. I'm sort of taking the night off from all the essay writing to update this and just relax for a bit before returning to the fray tomorrow morning.

There is one thing I need to do tonight: fill out my form for my independent study on The Kinks. This entails designing my own syllabus and outlining the structure for a semester course on my favorite band.

Yeah, a real chore.

The days keep stretching on, even Thursday night's new Office episode seems like a month away...Andy's show is Friday (if you're in Bloomington, or if you haven't considered it but wouldn't mind the company, by all means - give me a call letting me know you'll be in town), and I have three finals next week.

The papers seem tougher...

And Leon's getting larger!

I'll have the review-oriented blog up by the end of the month. I'm sure you'll enjoy my first picks for it.



preacherman said...

I can't sleep.
It is 1:10 a.m.
I am staying up caughting up on blogging.
I have been blessed comming across yuor blog.
I want you to know that I love this post and your blog.
I am looking forward to reading more and more posts real soon.
I hope you had a great earth day! :-)
In Him,
Kinney Mabry

Forrest said...

Alex, with the work load you have and the expectations you set for yourself, you are a god among men.


preacherman said...

I love the Kinks. :-)
Great blog Alex.
I hope you get all your stuff done.

m@ said...

I guess you picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.