Monday – Day 224

March 14, 2013

Surprisingly today worked out pretty well. Though I only got to bed at 5AM, I was up early, 3 hours later, for physics recitation! Not fun. However, it went decently well, material was understandable. Next was a few hours of work on the project, multitasking with completing all the rest of my homework due the same day. Thankfully, due to a few last minutes saves on my behalf, I rescued the security project from utter disaster.

Just in time made it to networking (where I promptly fell asleep), and security, which was now on the science of crypto. Following that, I had a phone conversation with a company for whom I may be working with over the US summer and the hastily prepared my lab. The lab itself went fine today, nothing special though and it felt a little underwhelming. I’ll need to correct that for next time.

Rehearsal for Glee had me pretty drained, and even though I was late it seemed to run for ages. Choral society pushed me even further, and I seriously considered leaving half way. Brahm’s Requiem just barely kept me going. Trying to get the project out took me another few hours and it was 3AM by the time I got to bed.

Sunday/Monday – Day 122/123

December 4, 2012

Sunday was a last day of quiet. One that I much appreciated. Most of today was spent in, after waking up too late to get much done! To add to this, Tammy’s deployed friend was visiting home for thanksgiving and she needed to spend at least a little time with him. On her return we started packing up things and a few more of her friends visited before everyone returned to their schools and homes. Again, I packed by bags and, was driven to the Greyhound Station by Tammy, with her friend Anthony, in tow.

The bus back wasn’t quite as good as on the way there, it was cramped and I hardly slept, working on the operating systems project for most of the ride. After waking up from a brief nap on one particularly unpleasant leg of the journey, I skyped one of my closest friends in Melbourne to wish her a happy birthday and we ended up chatting for ten minutes at 3AM while I was travelling along the middle of nowhere.

I arrived back at Market Street Greyhound Terminal perfectly on time, at 8AM. Just enough for me to catch a taxi back to Penn in time for my first class, algorithms. I struggled through what work I could and ended up missing Glee Rehearsal due to illness and tiredness from the bus ride combined with an urgent meeting for Operating Systems.

I went to bed far too late, coding well into the night, in an attempt to move the team along somewhat. This was going to be an unpleasant week.

Legally Blonde 1

November 9, 2012

Tonight was the first performance of Legally Blonde, that hopefully I’ll get to writing to more about once all the madness is over. Just to give all of you some idea, the earliest I’ve gone to bed in the past two weeks is about 3AM, and on average I rehearse/perform for over six hours a night.

The show went excellently and was sold out, and I did play my little part, delivering my few lines with great gusto!

Come Sunday I shall attempt to write around ten days worth of updates but undoubtedly there will be blanks. Things have certainly stepped up a notch around here, work wise too, as we come to the tail end of the fall semester.

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