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This has not been the best of weeks.

I'm back to square one on finding a job. :( I should have seen it coming earlier, but they were unable to get the proper funding to create a new job for me at SLAC. Worse yet, a job I turned down prior is now gone too.

But it's not the end of the world if I end up spending this summer learning how to surf, exploring the bay area, and visiting friends. I'll just have to get a little taste of that thing I hear people talk about a lot: debt.

On top of that disappointment, the quantum final was ruthless. Well, that part was to be expected. What I didn't expect is that the professor would email the whole class the day after the exam and say "hey guess what... you all failed miserably and didn't learn anything this quarter. So I want you to do an extra take-home final now to redeem yourselves, and turn it in in 2 days." Our single comfort, that it was over and done with, was stripped from us!

But then again, it will probably do me some good... for some reason, I have a hard time convincing myself that either perturbation theory or scattering theory, are the slightest bit interesting. Which is really bad, because they're both extremely useful and important subjects to know (and the main focus of the class). But making sure I understand everything on the take-home will force me to finally learn them.

And now, I grade. And grade, and grade and grade...

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troyworks
Jun. 10th, 2004 12:29 am (UTC)
being in debt a few times I've found it's not the worst prison in the world. If you know your burn rate, and know you can't get a job tommorrow, then like you mentioned the best course of action is to make the best of it as it sounds like you have plans to do.
jen_rosero
Jun. 10th, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
My baby shower is coming up soon. Maybe if you are visiting in Atlanta in August you could come. Keep an eye out for the invitation!
geheimnisnacht
Jun. 11th, 2004 09:15 pm (UTC)
Is there usually cake at baby showers?
spoonless
Jun. 12th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
Why the sudden posting spree? Stop terrorizing my lj-friends!
geheimnisnacht
Jun. 13th, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
It's a benign question. I just want to know if it'll be worth it next time I'm invited to a baby shower :).

And it's funny, I have a friend in Minnesota whose name is R. Osero -> Rosero.
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