so like 2 kids in my class were stoned off their asses in first hour.
it was so painfully obvious, too.
i still have no idea how the teacher didn’t notice.
I was definitely walking to the bus this afternoon. First I smelled the pot, then I saw the rasta hat. Then I remembered it was 4/20. Then I heard the guy saying “I wish every day could be like this, man!”
So for the student group I’m part of, we’re currently in the process of getting new Co-Chairs (paid part-time leadership position), and I applied and interviewed. I don’t know if this is the best decision for me since I’ll be working on a research project at the same time but I really want the job all the same. However, I can’t help but think I won’t get it. My resume is far from impressive, and I doubt my interview, though it went well, blew anyone out of the water. Secondly, as is unofficial tradition, we know that the two current co-chairs who applied this year will get their positions again, which leaves one spot left. I have a pretty good idea of who will get it. I’m not saying I dislike this person. This person cares a lot about the group and will do a really good job. However, I also really care and would do a bang-up job, and I want this job a hell of a lot.
I’m just complaining here I guess. I shouldn’t be upset when I don’t get the position, but I will be anyway.
But my renewable resources course makes me so frustrated.
I love this subject (obviously, or I wouldn’t be taking the course). I think it is important, and there are a lot of exciting things going on in BBE, but this class just does not help spark interest in that. It might help if the lectures were standardized, and especially if we didn’t frequently have lectures that are essentially sales pitches from companies that specialize in a certain kind of energy. When we discussed natural gas, the lecturer went on and on about how it decreases GHG outputs incredibly, but he didn’t talk about that fact that he only meant CO2 emissions, and didn’t discuss the qualities of methane itself. It would also help if we didn’t have quiz questions that are either extremely derivative, or simply ask us to google shit and report the answer.
All I’m really saying is that this class doesn’t live up to its potential at all, and I wish someone would take the time to fix it instead of using the same bad recorded lectures from two years ago. Maybe then I wouldn’t complain so much.
I got a position in a lab. Working on my own directed project. Like, on a srs business research project.
I’ll be looking at one of the factors that regulates homeobox genes, which are basically the coolest thing. Because they are small genes that cause things to look like things during embryonic development. As in the difference between a mouse and a moose. Or more.
I told Hernan (the grad student I work with/for) about The Legend of Korra, and he just about pissed himself with excitement.
Honestly, I think part of the reason he got so excited is because I think he’s been trying to find something in common with me for the past semester. Also apparently he really liked ATLA. He was talking about his favorite parts… All his favorite characters were animals, lol.