Monday, September 17, 2007

omg so busyyyy

omg i'm so busy!! i have a ton of stuff to do, and whenever i have free time, i always want to take full advantage of it. AHHH there's so much to do!! both work and non-work. AHHHHH!!

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Friday, September 14, 2007


OMG the biggest event that's happened to me so far at MIT. Besides me forgetting to multiply by four on the first chem quiz ever (I very much bemoan my carelessness).

I was walking back across Harvard Bridge from FREE JP Licks - I got Noodle Kugel, one of the September flavors, and it was surprisingly good. Suddenly, I saw this skinny guy with glasses walking toward us (floor mate Karishma and I) and I was like OMG THAT'S MATT FROM BEAUTY AND THE GEEK!!!! Too bad I didn't say hi, because I wasn't sure if it was him =(((( Cry cry cry. When I got back to my room though, I looked him up and found that he's still living in Boston. WHY DIDN'T I SAY HI TO HIM. Ahhhhh

In other news, I AM STILL SICK OMG. It's just a cough now, though. It's sort of a parabola. Like...sore throat + cough + losing voice + runny nose + neosporin/puffs/tea/ibuprofen/advil/nyquil - runny nose - no voice...maybe - cough and sore throat at the same time; that would be cool with me. My awesome mystagogue got me tea and honey too!! <333 Sam Fox.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Freshman 15

I am well on my way to the freshman 15, I feel about 10 pounds heavier than before I came. Damn all this free food!

I'm not doing so well on this 20 laps per day resolution but feel somewhat justified in slacking off since I'm still sick.

So laundry today was a futile effort. After carrying 50 pounds of clothes (and two towels) down four flights of stairs because the East Wing elevator was out, I had to load up two washing machines in the sweltering heat of the basement laundry room. Sweat was literally dripping off my face. Climb back up to fourth floor. Forty minutes later, climb back down, suffer the heat again to move clothes from washing machines to dryers 9 and 11. However, when I activated them, dryers 8 and 10 started moving. So I had to move the clothes yet again. Must ask upperclassmen how the numbering works...Anyway, when that was finished, I loaded up my laundry baskets with the clothes, still a bit damp, and hauled them up to my room on my poor shoulders. Before I could get a fifth of them folded, the wrinkles had already set in, even though I skipped underwear. POOP. I will never wait three weeks to wash my clothes again.

Here's what I plan to do tomorrow:
11:30 Wake up, get dressed
12:00 Go to Target
14:00 Go to House Meeting
16:00 Start reading or do one of the four p-sets I have due next week
19:00 AXO Meeting
21:00 Tool some more

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Note to self

Add Puffs with Lotion to Things I Love.

Do all the crap you've been putting off because of your disease: problem sets, reading, finding a job, setting up room, meeting people on your floor.

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First Week

The first week of classes is finally over!

I finally somewhat got my voice back today, but my nose is still running all over the place. My cough also sounds pretty bad, but it actually feels better than before.

I accepted a bid from Alpha Chi Omega, which is pretty exciting!!! I was torn between them and Kappa Alpha Theta, but I had to pick one so I did! The girls in A-Chi-O are amazingly incredible, so I hope to learn and grow a lot from being around them. I was also really glad to hear that, unlike fraternities (a few of which don't really like each other), all the sororities get along really well. A lot of the girls I talked to said that they had good friends in other sororities, so it'll all be cool.

As for classes...I have 3 giant lectures and one smaller lecture. We have the renowned Eric Lander for 7.012 Bio, the infamous Donald Sadoway for 3.091 Solid-State Chem, and for 18.02 Multi-Variable Calc, Denis Auroux, speed-eraser/inspiration for love (totally saw both of these on Matt McGann's blog, omg the second video is soooo cute I've watched it like 15 times). I definitely watched him erase the board quickly and say "trajectory" and "zero" today. Actually, once he pressed the button for both upper boards to come down and didn't finish erasing the middle board before the topmost board came down, and all the kids who'd heard of his legendary erasing skills were like "ooooh" while the girl next to me was like "What, did they think it would chop off his hand?" In the smaller lecture, we have TEAL. Yay...

I accidentally skipped the very first 18.02 recitation, but I think it will be okay. I emailed my recitation instructor, got the p-set from the website, etc. I already feel so behind though! Yesterday I went over to Baker for a bit, and people were doing work!! I was like, ahhhh should I be doing work too? I've still got to buy a printer, clean my room and look for a job. Good thing I'm getting better, or else I don't know how I would handle everything.

I need to turn on my fan.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007


So Friday, I had a sore throat.

Saturday, I lost my voice.

Sunday, I developed a cough.

Monday, my nose started running. I went to MIT Medical, and after over an hour of waiting, Dr. Ray (name has been changed to protect identity) told me it was just a virus, to sleep and drink water, and that it'd be over in 2 or 3 days. He also was going to give me a certain kind of cough drop, so I waited around another 10-15 minutes. When he came back, he said they were out but wrote the name on a piece of paper: Cepacol lausages. SERIOUSLY, like sausages with an l. Would you trust a doctor that can't spell "lozenges?"

Today is Tuesday. I can barely breathe or talk, and my nose is raw from the 100+ tissues I've used on it. The water supply I thought would last me at least a month is half gone, as well as all the free water I've picked up at random Orientation events.

Tomorrow is Wednesday. My first class starts at 10, and I will most definitely keep whispering (instead of talking), coughing, and blowing my nose. I barely even remember what my voice sounds like =(

Somehow, I still like it here. Maybe that will change in a week...but mainly I just hate being sick.

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sorority Recruitment

Basically, sorority recruitment is a real trial - but usually tough things are worth it in the end so I hope it's true in this case. Imma stick it out. It's a lot more structured than rushing, and they're always having us line up in alphabetical order. We have to give each sorority an equal amount of time - our Pi Rho Chi's (Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors) even have stopwatches, and they were all like "Okay, we're going in in 30 seconds!" Still, I'm glad to be choosing out of 5 rather than the 27 fraternities. What really sucks is that I got sick the day before recruitment started =( I completely lost my voice this morning, but it came back a little. Everyone's really nice and understanding about it, but they all think I lost it from talking so much at recruitment. Grrls plz. As if I could lose my voice just by talking. I'm drinking a lot of water though, so I barely slept last night between coughing and getting up to go to the bathroom.

Anyway, I want to go to the rush parties, but I also want to get well before school starts so I'm going to have to get more sleep. I think I can get in a good twelve hours tonight if I go right now (Delta Tau Delta just started Septemberfest, which I really want to go to, poop), and there will be parties the rest of the year anyway. Maybe not as much free food. Sleeeeep.

P.S. Sodium drop wasn't all that great this year, and apparently we were sacrificing potatoes to the East Campus god? Maybe it'll be better next year...

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