Saturday, April 10, 2010

Update on my academic life

First weekend at Stanford this quarter! It's so good to have no-class and no-work days so that I can get my life in order. I don't have classes on Fridays so I essentially have 3 day weekends all the time. Which is desperately needed since I don't have any time during the week.

On Friday, my parents came to pick up my brother. I did laundry in the morning and did some cleaning as well. I went to the interview for the ESW Indonesia thing. So now I'm just waiting to hear back from people for summer stuff. I'm not looking anywhere else anymore. At least, I'm trying to convince myself that there's nothing else I should be doing. I've been reading a lot of career books lately and it's all about being proactive. These career books are very hit-or-miss though. I read one about interning and it was really lame. They had some very entertaining stories about extreme internship stories though. I just didn't think that things like being fired on the first day, being worked to death without being paid, or having 10 really unfortunate things happen to you on the first day is very representative of an internship experience.

I ran the Dish in the afternoon. I'm so out of shape, it's not even worth writing down how long it took me to do that loop. After that I took a long nap and then went to two happy hours. The structures group had a happy hour where we had breakfast food. There was lots of food so it was great. Then I went to the construction management BBQ, which they're thinking of turning into a weekly event. So I didn't do very much on Friday in terms of productive stuff. I got a chance to chat with people though, which is something I haven't managed to do for a while.

Major allergies these days. I really hope it rains soon. It's not just me. Everyone seems to be sneezing these days. The pollen is really bad in suburbia... And now that my mom got me some nice umbrellas from China, I'm all ready for more rain.

Today (Saturday), I went running in the morning. Then I went clothes shopping and managed to get a couple of shirts. I desperately needed some more shirts for work. I was rotating through a handful of shirts and really needed more even though I'm only working 2 days a week. Then I managed to do some homework before going to a group meeting. Group meeting turned into dinner. The only thing other than homework tomorrow will be groceries, I think. And bread making. I need to do that at some point this weekend.


X said...

How do you find the time to do all this??

yalu said...

When do you work?