I’m going to lock myself in the library

About once a week, I will gather some books, my laptop, headphones, notepad, and my favorite pen (a Pilot Precise V5 Extra-Fine Rolling Ball Machine) and declare to all who are around (usually just my roommates), “I AM GOING TO LOCK MYSELF IN THE LIBRARY TONIGHT.” I’m not sure why I feel the need to…

Sleep Cycles and My Nocturnality

If graphs aren't sexy, I don't know what is.

I’ve always been a sleeper. I’ll easily sleep 10 hours a night, and even more if I’m catching up on a backlog from a sleep-deprived week. Keeping up with my ridiculous sleep schedule hasn’t been working out so well for me since I got to college, where there is always stuff to be done and…

The People, United

My experience with Yiddish has been sadly incomplete. But there is no better word to describe my brief trip to New York City yesterday than to say that I schlepped there. And back. It began at 5:15 am, when I hauled myself out of the bed I had sunk into only 3 hours earlier. Post…

My 100th Post

This is my 100th post for Clark Diaries! It’s also the first post of the academic year – which means it’s supposed to be pivotal. It’s supposed to be something that stands out as the FIRST POST OF THE YEAR. It’s the fourth (and final) time I will begin a school year at Clark and…

Who knew a job could be so great?

So basically, I have one of the best jobs you could possibly imagine. (Other than writing for the Diaries, of course!) I’m a Teaching Assistant for Astronomy (both ASTR001 and 002, which are very similar classes), and so far, it’s been great. I work two nights a week, 8:30pm-10:30pm, and sometimes we even get out…

Busy, Busy, Busy!

These past few days, my life has been a flurry of activity–academic, extracurricular, and social. I feel totally wiped out. Unfortunately, tomorrow is not Saturday. It is Monday, meaning my “rejuvenating weekend” zoomed by with lightening speed, and I have a 9 AM Chemistry class to get psyched for. I have so many pressing items…