October 23rd, 2006

amélie: people > gnomes

The Fifth Season

In Georgia there are five seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter, and "Why won't the weather stay the same?" Right now we're in the fifth season. Last week I wore a big jacket and gloves. Early fall break I wore short sleeves and a t-shirt. Now I'm back in the big jacket and gloves. What's going on? Oh, that's right. It's Georgia weather.

The second GRE math workshop (geometry) was this afternoon. It's interesting to see where everyone is in math. I mean, I was helping run the workshop, and I could do most of these problems. I had to stop and think on some of them, but that's life for me. Most of the people in this workshop, though, haven't had math in quite a long time (some since high school because of AP credit). Some people remembered these things rather quickly, but for others it took much longer.

So I got my first DE test today. I haven't looked at it yet. I do know there are seven problems on it, but since I didn't do one today, that leaves two for another day, probably tomorrow or Thursday. Actually, probably not tomorrow. The Calc I kids get a test Wednesday; I'll probably see a bunch of them tomorrow night.

My body doesn't want to go back to school, apparently. Remember when facilities came by to fix my Internet jack? Well, my alarm clock got unplugged and replugged in the process. This was fine; I just reset the time when I noticed. I forgot about the alarm, though, because I forgot to set it on... was it Tuesday night? Anyway, I didn't think about it again until last night. I turned it on and went to bed around 11:30. Half an hour later the alarm went off. What on earth? I thought to myself. Then I remembered. The resetting of the clock meant that my alarm was reset too. Oops. So I set my alarm for 7:30 and tried to go back to sleep. (For the curious, that doesn't mean I get out of bed at 7:30. It means that I need to get out of bed soon.)

With that, I'm actually ahead in women's studies reading for once. I'm proud of myself.