||[May. 17th, 2007|01:36 pm]
I think I only have 1 week left of graduate school. 3 out of my 5 classes are completely done, with very mixed results. |
- My TV presentation for my modeling class was last week, and it went really well, so well in fact that anything else that happens has to be a disappointment. One of the TAs met up with me after and said it was "dynamite" and I should sell my model to NBC. It was silly, but very nice of him.
- My climate dynamics project was such a pain in the ass to get all the data in order so the TA took pity on me and gave me a program that did my project for me. So I think I'm OK with that class.
- My geodesy class was kind of a disaster. There's only 2 of us in the class, the other kid that is in it with me is 1) a super genius and 2) only taking 2 classes, both of which I am in in addition to my other 3, and the whole grade is only 3 problem sets, and I didn't do so hot on the first 2 and I couldn't get the last problem on the last problem set to work out, so if I come up short, this will probably be the class to do it. I'm worried about it, but at this point there's nothing I can really do except wait to see.
So I have 2 things left, the independent project I have been completely slacking on, and a final for my differential equations class. For some reason, I'm not really worried about either, but I should be. I am just hoping that I can write an OK final paper and pull out a B for my project, and learn the last 3rd of my differential equations in 2 days, do well enough on the test (because I think that most people in the class are at about the same level of understanding I am), then run out of here with a degree, and never look back. Here's hoping.
The other big events this week are the TV upfronts. Some great news (Friday Night Lights and Supernatural coming back) and some awful (Jericho getting canceled). The worst news is that Veronica Mars officially got canned this morning. So I think this means that there will be no real series finale because the network wanted to keep all the fans waiting until the last possible minute to find out if it was coming back. After these past few months of up and down, rumors and denial, at least we finally know. But what an awful way to kill it. I mean, pretty much no one watched it at all, but the fans it had were very loyal (I even took a day off from work and drove to Cambridge to go see their mall tour a few years ago! MALL TOUR!), and we deserve to see some kind of real ending. It just really angers me because this CW network really has nothing to offer at all in terms of success, so why not give fans a chance to get some closure?