Okay, so maybe I'm being mildly dramatic, but this upcoming week is truly not my week. On Saturday, we leave for Nicaragua (which I still haven't yet managed to wrap my head around - I'm going to be in another country in less than a week? What?), but before that, I have a hell of a week to get through. Specifically, I have 3 midterms to get through before my break. I also have 3 problem sets due, a project proposal due, and a big chunk of senior design to get through. Sigh. Sleep is overrated anyways, right?
I have found my best way to study is to listen to movie soundtracks - particularly movies that involve some sort of quest or deadline to meet for something important. For example, Lord of the Rings, Titanic, Inception, and Harry Potter are some of my favorites. There's something about that "running out of time" movie soundtrack that gets my butt in gear to do my studying/homework/project work. It's kinda funny actually - Over a quarter of my iTunes is move soundtracks or Glee music, and I'm totally okay with it.
This past weekend had one exciting part to it other than studying - Casino Night! Casino Night is a Columbia event put on every year in which a bunch of casino games are set up and you win chips that can be exchanged for prizes or raffle tickets. There is also free food, free drinks, and lots of fun! Laura, Lucy, and I all went, and we spent most of our time at the craps table. It was a lot of fun, and I did fairly well - I got 2 stemless martini glasses as well as the shot glass free giveaway. It's always fun to get all dressed up and pretty for a fun event!
I have one little change on the blog that you might want to check out - a slideshow of my travel pictures! It's been so hard to choose which pictures from my travel to feature without it being cluttered, and this is a perfect way! Check it out on the sidebar - I think it's pretty snazzy if I do say so myself!
Well that's about it for now. I'll try to update again one last time before Nicaragua, since in Nica I won't have internet to update all week! Fingers crossed I might hear something (anything?) from the Peace Corps by then!