Marital Status of Engineers
Senior Fellow in TI: So, what are your worries at your age? What do you worry about?
Students (Us): Fear of the future, wondering if the job is right, wondering if what we’re doing is worthwhile, etc.
Senior Fellow: Oh, so no one is worried about who they’re going to marry?!
Student: I think it’s a matter of if…
Apparently I lived a deprived childhood (for many reasons), but I think a part of it is complete now since I finally watched Space Jam tonight.
- - Sharud is driving and hits the curb as he clumsily makes a turn-
- Sharud: Sorry.
- Me: It's fine.
- Sharud: I was talking to my car.
Deciding which college to attend was one of the more agonizing times in my life…until I realized that I have to now make a career choice.
Ugh, someone want to just plan out my life for me?
Guise, I just ran my degree audit and I’m 94% complete with my degree.
NOTHING has ever simultaneously seemed so close, yet so unbearably far away.
Impossible To Interpret
- Me: I had two back-to-back officer meetings today and then went to celebrate Jessica's 22nd with a margarita.
- Dad: A margarita? Since when did you drink margaritas?
- Me: Since when do I not drink?
- Dad: Mexico?
- Me: Long before that.
- Dad: Hahahahaha.
Valued Team Member
- -Literally 30 seconds after professor stated homework-
- Sharud: Wait, what was our homework?
- Me: Reading and form teams.
- Sharud: So, nothing?
- Me: Yeah, pretty much.
- -After class ended-
- MA: What did we do in class today? Do we have any homework? What did I miss? [Let's all keep in mind that she was physically in class today...]
- Me: Reading and form teams.
- MA: Oh, what do we read?
- Me: I dunno, chapters 1 and 2 from the book no one has bothered to order yet?
…Just 3 days after school actually started, heh.
Wednesday was actually a long-ass day. (Ew, long ass-day. Mature, I know.) Started off with Nanofabrication Techniques. Prof seemed really chill and slightly too chirpy for 10:30 in the morning, but maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe it’ll help keep me awake in class. There wasn’t much to take away on the first day since it was mainly syllabus/logistics stuff.
Right after was Senior Design. Ugh. This class is already giving me a headache. Everyone and their mother was in it (minus the people who either graduated early (wut) or are graduating later.) It was really interesting to observe the dynamics of the class, though. From all of our intro days, we were scared, timid, little freshmen, wondering what EE/college life would bring us. On Wednesday, I saw so much more comfort around everyone, heard so many conversations about internships and future plans, but also noticed the exhaustion on everyone’s face. It’s crazy how far we’ve all come. I personally never saw this day coming. IT’S ALL ENDING TOO QUICKLY.
Luckily, that class was only an hour, and the next hour was lunch spent with Jessica and Helen in the black hole/vortex of time, the SWE office. (Time goes about 32940829834x quicker if you sit in there.)
Jessica and I then headed to Risk Management alllll the way across campus in the desert that is Texas. The professor was wearing a suit. Weird. Going over the syllabus, I’m uncomfortable with the amount of writing we have to do in that class. I can only bs so much senior year.
At around 5:30, I headed to the SWE office to help gather materials for our “Ice Cream Social” event. I could only stay to help out because I had Senior Design lab at 6:30 which apparently only lasted 20 minutes, and I also don’t have to go next week because I technically have a group set already. Hoorah. Rushed back to the Ice Cream Social after, didn’t end up getting ice cream, interacted with the fishies, and then went back to my apartment for dinner.
Today was game day (finally!) and today’s experience was so much better than freshman year’s. I’m with a group of people now, I know the people in the group, the seats are decent, and I know all the chants! AND! Best part is that we won, because all the games I drew for freshman year, we lost -_- Also, I’m going to bring like, 5 water bottles to the game next time because I feel like all I did when I got back to my apartment was chug water. Dehydration at its finest.
Looking forward to all the social events this year, and not so much the academics! I plan to give a 5% effort in school this year. But if you all know me…that probably will ultimately mean that I won’t be trying 5% of the time -_-