For the next ten days will be defined as the endurance race of human versus the academic machine were I will be subjected to new found levels of workload, cognitive recognition and stage fright. I will need to pass two “two-hour” presentations, one research paper, two term papers and one mid term exam–all in a space of ten days.
Why do I love this type of pain and suffering at this level? Easy…. because some day, very soon I hope, it will pay off in a hug five figure job. I will soon have what very few people will have: A big fat brain full of legal facts, theories and ideas. …and a piece of paper with a gold sticker on it that says my name on it.
I don’t know anymore? I have been doing all-nighters for so long now, I forgot that I need to start my registration tomorrow. Tomorrow, I have so much other crap to do that I will probably just choose what classes are available when I scroll down the list. I need to pick up my pay cheque and pay my Internet bill. Tomorrow I need to do some shopping–I am running out of toothpaste and Kraft Dinner (KD).
Yeah, KD is the mainstay of the student lifestyle. I used to think it was because of the lifestyle of living in poverty, but now I see the convenience factor in it. With the advent of the micro-wave oven, who could not resist the lure of KD, especially mixed with other ingredients such as bacon-bits, wieners and ham.
I even stopped drinking coffee. Not because coffee is bad for you and keeps you up all night, but I just do not have the time to make it anymore. I will buy a cup whenever I can, but I just do not have the time to sit and stare at the coffee machine, watching it percolate away while my ride is idling the car in the driveway. I drink more water and juice now. It is fast, quick and cold–very nice for these hot summer days.
Now I must get back to the task at hand–preparing for my next in-class presentation on Child Sex-Offenders in my CRIM 4900 class. OMG, that’s in less than….., five days? Gulp! I have so much work to do…..