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06 May 2010 @ 05:39 am
 
I hate my brain sometimes. I tried to go to sleep at 10pm last night to wake up at 5am. I distinctly remember being awake at 3am, and I'm not even sure I slept between 10 and 3. I woke up at 5 and couldn't stand another moment in bed anyway.

I'm supposed to be revising. I just...needed some of the sanity of my online family/friends.

I'm going through my material again. Writing down some tricks of weeds in hopes there's a general 'what makes weeds awesome' type question as there has been the previous four years. Writing down weed control in amenity lands because a) they've also been on each paper for the past four years b) it's the only sort of management I'm going to remember and c) it's the only management that I at present care about. All the rest is industrialised agriculture with the idea "let's throw chemicals on them, yaaay! OHNOES the government STOLED them from us!" (Just the point of view we're given from the profoessor, and no, he doesn't speak that way; he has impeccable vocabulary. He does have a profoundly present Somerset accent.)

I've never based my revision on past papers before. Given my peers' reliance on an "altruism" question coming up on the Animal Behaviour exam since it had the 4 years before yet not coming up this year...well, I'm sure my decision is folly. But Animal Behaviour was a class that learned by connection and was continuous - connecting things up, going 'ah, so this works with this, right!'

Weed Biology is a pool of random information to memorise for each section. My brain does not have the capacity for this right now. I know that. I also know I only need to get a 20 and this has ALWAYS been my least favourite lecture - like Humans and the Changing World last year. If I were Hermione, this would be my Defence Against the Dark Arts, with a boggart-McGonagall waiting at the end and my inevitable failure... So I think I'm going to let my standards slip for this one and not drive myself crazier than I need to.

And now I'm late, I'm late for a very important date! No time to say hello (goodbye), I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!

[1.5hrs more revision, then shower for nice clean feel and off to my doom - er - exam. Then home for revision 2.0 for Stats tomorrow at 9am. Poot. HELLO WEEKEND, COME SEE ME?]
 
 
 
therealsnapetherealsnape on May 6th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
OHNOES the government STOLED them from us!" I'm hearing Gollem here. "The chemicals are ours, my precious. Nasty government STOLED them from us."

But then I've a sic mind that's just had a week's rest.
therealsnapetherealsnape on May 6th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Not that you'd notice from my spelling skills. 'sick' I meant. And Kiwi, be a darling and explain whether the genitive 's should be in 'a week's rest'. It's one of those things that keep me awake at night.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on May 6th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
http://eslstudycenter.com/tag/possessive-case

Can't always trust grammar sites, but that's one that I found. I've always used "week's time" as if the week owned the span of that time.

However, we all know that the real expert in all of this is kellychambliss, eh? Let us trust the English professor over the world of an oddball ecology student. (:

(Someday I'll be a proper grammar geek. Today is unfortunately not the day.)
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on May 15th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hahaha that is a great voice to hear it in! And yes, that is somewhat similar to how it went. :P Even my personal mentor mentioned that the lecturer was a bit bitter about all the anti-herbicide legislature. :P

Sick minds are the best minds!

The human key thing was just 'night mermaid'. I think that is a lovely pair of words.