November 14, 2009

Living day-to-day

Despite how much I complain about stuffff, I find that I'm pretty good at living day-to-day. What bothered me the day before generally doesn't bother me the next day. If I'm upset about something, it's usually something new. I have a lot of trouble waking up in the morning and holding a grudge on Northeastern IT services or Boytoy or my computer-breaking-cat or personal statements.

So since I have that covered (which I feel is a pretty big accoplishment), the next step would be to not let things get to me to begin with.

I was once told I complain too much. I've been working hard on stopping that. Truly, I have.

November 13, 2009

Being dramatic and hormonal

Sometimes I wish the 2012 conspiracy was true. Then I wouldn't have to worry about my future. And I could witness some sweet natural disasters.

November 10, 2009

Can't grades just speak for themselves?

If my whole life wasn't depending on it, my personal statement would look something like this (keep in mind, they all pretty much ask the same thing...but they want it in essay form):

1. Future plans in geology: Hike around in the desert and mountains (ie, the American West) and come up with interesting theories as to why they are the way they are. Oh, and never work behind a desk unless it comes with a professor-ship at a neat school. And is made of some sort of dark wood. And it sits in a room full of books, geologic and otherwise. And I teach young, eager minds. Either or is fine by me. Otherwise I'm not going to work ever.

2. Why you want to pursue a Masters Degree(at this school): So that I can do the above, plus your school is located in a small town close to my home surrounded by sweet geology.

3. What specifically you would like to research: Structure...I like mountains.

4. Overall preparation to enter your chosen field: Probably not quite enough but brimming with enthusiasm!

5. Special interests: Being outside and good food...are we done yet?

Alas, tis not. And all the time I've wasted on the internet in the past hour or so probably would have been better spent phrasing the above in a very poetic, appealing, and much more serious way. Unfortunately, I lack productivity at the moment...

Once again, avoiding necessary engagements.

UPDATE: constantly being distracted by this blog . In part because I'm reading his book (Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impact on Society) for this paper, in fact, it's right in front of me. In part because his blog offers insightful (and interesting) commentary on the subject (hurricanes and warm[ing?] SSTs). In part because I'm always up for distractions. CHECK IT OUT!

Hello blogspot.

Guess who has to write a paper?