Stayed home yesterday, because it's hard to think about going to class when you're busy trying to not throw up everything you haven't eaten and the few things you have. Went in today, since I felt better and anyway, if you're going to go back, a minimum day you only have three classes is definitely
the day to come back.
! Actually that was yesterday, but I started it today. Everybody said it was really boring but so far I'm actually kind of into it. Missed absolutely nothing of import in physics, since he went over easy stuff I already knew and then assigned more problems without explaining them, so nobody did those anyway
. Today he explained them and then we had the second-worst lab ever, involving a bunch of seventeen- and eighteen-year-olds milling about beakers on a heating tray, waiting for the water to boil so that their bits of metal would be at 100 degrees centigrade, so that they could then drop them into water-filled Styrofoam cups. I don't think I need to explain what's wrong with that.
After that, of course, I spent a very pleasant fourth block grading classwork and bundling up newspapers. I now know where the Spongebob in the newspaper is, and if I hadn't been told, I could use that knowledge in order to win an iPod shuffle. (I almost told the person who told me not
to tell me, so that I could win the iPod, but then I remembered I already had a better iPod.)
Also, I got my Hamlet
essay back today. I wasn't particularly fond of that essay, because by the time I'd actually got to finishing it I didn't really believe my argument any more but was also too lazy to rewrite the entire thing, so instead I thought I ended up writing more of a parody of an essay with that argument. "I doubt I'm going to get a good grade on this," I thought, "since it's completely ridiculous and even I
don't believe it." Then I found out that I got top marks on it and that it was used as an in-class example of "doing it right" (on the day I wasn't
there, naturally). Yeah, I was surprised as well.
Speaking of things I did for the Hamlet
project, I posted the five+one fic I did for it
. No word on my marks for the project, but I know I definitely had more fun writing this than I did the essay.
And now I'm off to read half of Frankenstein
and maybe some Pride and Prejudice
, if I don't get dragged off to da's house before I can finish. And maybe make some toast, because I've eaten nothing but crackers all day and I'm pretty hungry.