Lots of things have fallen apart around here and I've sunk into a sort of depression. I've hit a snag in the lab. I've gone in on the weekends two straight weeks now and haven't made much progress. The data that we're getting just doesn't seem right or even real. Results change dramatically when no changes are made and then sometimes we make perhaps even drastic changes and then the results to really change. Why don't things change when I want them to change?
I've also had all my midterms that I took these past weeks returned to me now. Not too happy. I got pretty tricked on all of them and my scores put me right at average. I might be able to argue one of them up but I doubt it since I didn't have much luck in the other two. I'm just going to have to study a lot harder. I guess I'm also going to have to visit the professors more to get a better grasp at exactly what their saying because some of it doesn't match up with the texts I've been reading. These test scores from yesterday really made me feel sick.
On the other hand I have actually managed to keep my spirits up in general. I made a pact with Troy that we must go to the gym at least three times a week. If we miss a normal day and that means we must go earlier on a class day to make it up?, so be it. I've been watching less television believe it or not. I only watch what I want to watch and if I didn't set away time to watch it, then it better be something damn special for me to see it. This doesn't exactly mean I've put more time into studies. I mean I have but I've also used the time to read more. Overall the experience is a lot more enjoyable, although Suki doesn't it like too much because the book gets in the way when he wants to curl up on me. Most of the stuff I've read recently are short stories, novelettes, and novellas. They're all the nominees for the 2004 Nebula Awards
. At this time I've read all the short stories, at least the free ones, so I've already picked a favorite one I want to win. The page of nominees gives links to most of the stories where you can download them for free so check 'em out and let me know which are favorites. For short stories I think Aloha
is best followed by Travels with my Cats