I really wish there was a way to post my recordings from my physics class. I have this insane need to record my engineering lectures so I know what my notes are about when I get home, even though I probably won’t look at them again until midterms. But, my physics professor is from the Netherlands, and is a little difficult to understand. Our other professor who just retired (Pat Cannan) was awesome. His lecture notes were useless, but his demonstrations were always really exciting. Whenever something would happen, he’d be like “Woah!!”. Yeah, I guess you’d have to have been there. Anyways, now that Pat’s gone, we JUST have Henri Jansen, and we’re all hosed. I can’t understand half of what he says, nor what he lectures about. We’re doing Gauss’ Law right now, and I understand that, but not his examples. They make no sense to someone who isn’t an EE (electrical engineer).
So, consequently, my sister Sara and I sit there and chat half the time, usually about… well… lots of random stuff. Crystal, another sorority sister and an EE, sits in front of Sara and next to this guy named Brian who has a really funny speech impediment. I don’t make fun of him! He’s a super genius, one of those students you wanted to kick in the pants because they never have to study, and still get an A, while you work your butt off for a C. Me, bitter? No. Well, maybe a little bit.
Back to whatever I was talking about. Oh yeah! Recording lectures for the benefit of better note-taking. Does it work? No, but it gives me a good laugh when I get home. Apparently when I speak, I don’t hear what kind of crap comes out, so when given a second chance, I can’t help but laugh uncontrollably. Thank god for little recordie-deeliebobs (that’s a technical term, by the way).
This week is a week I dread every year: Greek Week. It’s not that I don’t like showing my Greek pride, because that’s not the case. I wear my letter sweatshirts probably 5/7 of the week. I have issues with other sororities pretending to like us. We get the best grades every quarter, but we’re not the typical sorority. Yeah, we’re engineers, we don’t have time to get our hair done together, or to go shopping in Eugene. We have homework, projects, internships, and sleep. That’s the most important of them all. [side note: I slept from 5:45 to about 10 tonight, and it was awesome, especially after 2 hours of sleep last night. Stupid procrastination.] Every year, we have a Greek Olympics, and each sorority and frat does competitions against one another. The girls have a Tug o’ War, changing a tire (how sexist, those bastards), a relay race with a raw fish as the baton, and a melon toss. After ruining my outfit last year in the melon toss (canola oil got all over a North Face jacket I had on, and it was my favorite), I swore I wouldn’t ever participate in the Olympics again. There is no Kristin in team. We had pictures, and then I was out of there. So, I have no idea how we did. Out of all the other Greeks, our sorority got third last year (whee!). Dunno how we’ll do this year.
I know we did discuss a problem about a taco tied to a string and swinging it over our heads… and what force would be required to make the toppings fly out onto everyone else. Yeah, we have a good time.
OH!! I cant believe people actually read my blog! It’s amazing!!! (and slightly scary). I wonder what they actually think?! Probably something like “This Kristin is a nutcase!”. Yeah, I knew that already, which is why I’m loved and adored by my friends 😉 J/K!! But yeah, I’m a nut! It’s like that song about the nuts… nevermind. Only my mom would understand what song I was talking about. Ok ni ni!!! I’m gonna finish my trail mix, clean up, and take out the trash. Gah, I hope it isn’t raining.