Fata Morgana (chimerically) wrote,
Fata Morgana
chimerically

  • Mood:

last hurdle of the week!

Ah, finally my week from hell is over. Today I took the computer science subject GRE in Berkeley High School. I got very well-acquainted with the courtyard as I stood in line with my friend for 40 minutes before it started, in the blustery Berkeley weather. We chatted with a student from Stanford taking the literature GRE, who grew up in Berkeley and even went to Berkeley High. The classroom where we took the test brought up strange semi-nostalgic, semi-uncomfortable feelings - the bulletin boards were covered with geography and history posters, the desks were just like the ones I used in high school, and bits of graffiti and vandalism done by disgruntled or bored students were on the backs of chairs and walls and anywhere that wasn't readily noticed. My friend felt more unfamiliarity, since he was home-schooled.

The test itself went okay, though I have found no correlation between my grade on a technical test based on how I feel about it, so I guess I'll have to wait to see if it *really* went okay or not.

Other highlights of the week include a "skim decaf" java-x86 compiler (started Saturday due Thursday turned in Friday at 4:30am), a computability and complexity midterm, and the NSF fellowship application deadline. I haven't had a chance to breathe all week, I've had to skip most of my classes to work, and I feel entirely burned out. :~(
Subscribe

  • Permanent accounts

    LJ is having a permanent account sale until June 28 -- and if you get an account in the next few hours (the first 36 of the sale), they'll donate…

  • upcoming ballroom events: competition and charity ball

    My next competition, after a whole quarter with none (thankfully, given how crazily busy I've been), is the regional championships next Saturday,…

  • news alert for Bay Area residents

    Woa -- the eastbound 580 section of The Maze, which goes from the Bay Bridge to the 580, collapsed onto the section that connects the 80 to the 880…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment