Monday, November 9, 2009

32 days later...

Well, dang. I haven't posted in over a month. Let's see what happened since then...
Classes have been going pretty well, though my attendance for bio and linguistics may or may not have dropped dramatically... >.> Bio has video lectures online, and linguistics is just boring and at 9:30 AM. For both, I'm kind of subsisting off of recitations and p-sets. Well, apparently, it's working for bio, since I got an A on the last test, and...we'll see about linguistics after tomorrow.

I think I'm really settling into the routine/starting to lose the whole freshman high after two and a half months here...making new friends, absorbing MIT/Next House/3W culture, starting to skip classes...

Speaking of 3W culture, 3W has a lot of video games going on. A lot. Starcraft, Tales games (Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Vesperia, etc. etc. etc.) (if you don't know what that is, don't worry, I had no clue, either), Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Melee, Magic (fine, that isn't a video game)...And I've started absorbing those traits. I got Dolphin (a GC emulator) to work on my computer and started playing Tales of Symphonia, played more Starcraft, and made some annoying Magic decks out of my old cards. Another thing that 3W does a lot of is TV. (Yeah, doesn't it sound like the most productive place ever?) Especially popular shows: How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, and sometimes NCIS. So, I downloaded some episodes of How I Met Your Mother, which leads to my second point...

One more thing to check off my MIT checklist: I stayed up for fun Saturday night. I was up until 5:40 playing Magic and watching my loungemates finally succeed at this Symphonia boss that they've been stuck at for a month (they deliberately make the game incredibly hard for themselves by not leveling and playing on the hardest difficulty). Then, I realized that if I went to bed, I'd wake up at about 2 PM, screwing up my sleep schedule even further. So, I did the rational thing and...watched 16 consecutive episodes of How I Met Your Mother. ...yeah. Go me. I'm smart. After milling about and being unproductive, I passed out in my bed at about 6:30 PM, and woke up at 8:30 AM today. Woot. Well, at least it's a good show.