Aug 30: Meh.
They always say not to go to the grocery store when you’re hungry.
They should also say not to go when you’re depressed.
Though I didn’t go nearly as overboard as I’ve sometimes done when I’m hungry, but still…
Regardless, it has been a largely boring day of trying to finish reading the last of the books that I have to write a paper on by Thursday. The irritating thing about the weekly papers is that they force me to finish the reading several days before class, instead of getting it done closer to when class meets. At least, that’s the irritating thing right now. Later in the semester, the irritating thing will probably be trying to find some way of actually doing all the reading, period. At least this time I misunderstood when the first set of books was due, and had already read one and a bit by the first class, thus a week before they were due. Unfortunately, I can’t just imitate that and always do about half the reading early, because then I wouldn’t have time to do the reading for my other class.
I wonder if I’ll get better at this as I get in the swing of being a graduate student, or if I’ll go insane.
I wonder if I’d even notice if I went insane.