Tonight is going to be an all-nighter. Sigh. It’s that time of the year when massive amounts of caffeine and sugar get ingested and I seclude myself in my room and my room turns into an absolute mess. Oh yes, it’s finals time. No exams of course, just papers. And a presentation tomorrow … er, in nine hours. I kind of feel disgusting right now. A few days ago the weather was really warm, then cold, then kind of nice. Today my room once again turned into a sauna, because outside it’s cold and rainy and the heater (which I cannot control) only has two options: off or full blast. Apparently there’s this thing called the “Nor’easter storm” which is a type of storm that affects this area, which is causing the frigid rain outside and thus this tropical ecosystem in my room. Sigh.
Last month when I went to Boston over spring break, I visited the New England Aquarium. The jellyfish were so pretty. And so peaceful-looking. And definitely not dying of stress or heat. Sigh.
Back when I was in Shanghai, I used to eat cha shao bao like mad (as referenced here) because they were yummy, cheap, and omnipresent. The other day I went to Flushing in Queens, New York, which is essentially like Chinatown. I had dim sum with my grandmother and took some cha shao bao home. Oh yum. Missed that stuff. Not cheap like the Chinese convenience stores, but definitely better quality.
I’m in the middle of finals, so I’m supposed to be hardcore paper writing. Ugh. I also have a long list of stuff on my to-do list, but since it’s been rainy and icky out … I’ve been lazy and have just been hanging out at home. Whups. I will be a better student … tomorrow … I promise.
Woah, how is it almost the end of the semester already? Sure I got lots of stuff to do still (yay for paper writing!) but by and large, all of my classes are winding down. Some of my classes are done, some have one more session, and we’re getting to finals time. I don’t have any exams, which is a nice little relief, but I do have papers. And presentations. Oh goody. I much would’ve rather just had all papers.
Anyway, the dead days are upon us! I had a discussion with other people, and apparently it’s not a universal term. To me, ‘dead days’ are the days leading up to finals where campus is essentially dead because everyone is (theoretically) silently rocking in the corners of their rooms from the stress of it all, locked up in studio, or trapped under an avalanche of study guides and overdue library books. Er … yeah.
This afternoon after being on campus for a few hours I took a walk around Morningside Park. Took a picture of a bench. Didn’t sit down though, just kept walking.