Another Weekend…

Guess what I’ve been doing this Friday and Saturday?

It starts with a P. And it’s not Party.

Although I REALLY want to play DDR soon…

Gotta do this work faster! X_X

But anyway, here’s a song that I had to share… heard it in one of the vans at our Yellowstone!

Yay Jack Black!

Tribute!

Oh and here’s something from MIT to show you… um… the OTHER side… =P It’s a little… iffy… but it’s on the MIT admissions site anyway so if you want to check it out click here!

Marcela’s Task List for Sunday, 9-20-09

– Do Mastering Physics assignment before 11:30 PM TONIGHT
– Go to sorority dinner @ 5
– Go to sorority chapter @ 6
– Do some random activity (was there dodgeball involved?) at the sorority from maybe 8 until who knows when (may try to run away before this starts… sorry AXO XP)
– Summarize two articles (at least) about carbon sequestration for Terrascope
– Get started on 5.111 p-set
– WRITE BLOGGER BIO AND SEND IT
– Get started on 8.01 paper p-set
– Remember to wake up by 11 to hand in the evil evil evil 18.022 p-set that took away 8.5 hours of my life yesterday…

All right, on the count of three, I’m posting this vid and starting my task list! Three… two… one…

And a lighter (?) one?

Bloggging!

We (new MIT bloggers) are finally having our blogger training this Thursday! YAY XD

I’ll post more once I’ve gotten on to a schedule when I have 1. enough sleep, 2. enough p-sets/HW done (i.e. after the chem p-set and writing! Goal: today!) 3. … time after that?

I’m not sure if this is logically impossible or not… XD;

We’ll see what happens after MIT blogging begins!

Anyway I’ll post more soon, for now enjoy more AJIKAN!

(This is totally the best misheard video that’s out there! Did NOT make this =P)

SUNDAY @ MIT!!!

Well, here’s one thing I can say about how things have been at MIT here for me this past week…

I’ve basically been staying up until 2-3 in the morning to do HW that’s not even due the next day! =O

So now there’s only half of a chem p-set (the half which we’ll “learn how to do in class this week”…) and a page or so of a writing assignment, and then my OWN page of my OWN story and I’ll be set for next week! =)

Well there’s also physics… but I’ll do that tomorrow =P (due Tuesday)

And who knows what else might pop up in any of these classes? Perhaps another writing assignment, which will be due Thursday – that can be done tomorrow too!

Let’s see how long this keeps up with Dance Troupe (unlikely since I totally failed at the auditions… =P), Sport Tae Kwon Do, Sustainability @ MIT (they need to start DOING stuff!!!), Alpha Chi Omega meetings (X___X), the UA Sustainability Committee… oh, crap, you know what, I’m just going to abort this list here…

Well, I’m just blogging to build up momentum for my WRITING assignments =) Time to transfer that momentum to Word! (Or should I say NeoOffice… a free “non-Word” thing on the Mac XD;)

Anyway time for a video, and good night!

[P.S. ❤ Ajikan!!! (asian kung fu generation XD)]

A Quick Thought

Just wanted to say that this blog is not just a blog anymore… it is a procrastination tool! And not just in the sense of typing posts, but also in the sense of going back through posts and watching tons of favorite music videos… XD;;

Anyway I’m off to the Sport Tae Kwon Do barbecue, and then to Dance Troupe auditions, and then coming back here to finish chem/writing HW!!! For REAL!!!

But I have to put up another video… =)

It sounds just like a train!!! XD

“MIT on a Saturday Night”

Credits for the title go to my roommate, Shireen. Should I elaborate?

One word… p-sets.

Luckily, I just finished one! YAYYYYYY!!!

So I’m rewarding myself by letting myself go on this blog.

(Well, I’ve also been letting myself listen to Nickelback and AKFG’s “Rewrite” theme for Full Metal Alchemist – possibly my favorite song EVER…)

But enough! What else have I done today? (Besides OTHER p-sets/HW…)

1. Woke up at 10 =) (after going to sleep at… um… 3? 7 hours! XD)

2. Tried making a breakfast of sprouted spelt bread (from Trader Joe’s!) and almond butter, decided that I needed to find a way to make a breakfast at least an order of magnitude less lame than that + what I’ve been making for the past week (sprouted bread with hummus or… brunch with an emphasis on UNCH)

3. Put clothes in the laundry, debated over whether to put wet converses from last night in with them, and then just tossed them in (at 11:30?)

4. Stood around wondering if I would have time to get the laundry dried before going to the first day of Dance Troupe (I know how to spell it now!) auditions (which were at 1)

5. Went back to laundry, took shoes out (not totally clean/dirt-free yet…), and decided to wash the rest of the clothes again (12:15)

6. Went to the laundry, put the clothes in the dryer (12:55), and ran to grab lunch (and a cookie) at subway’s before going to the audition (I stopped looking at my watch by then)

7. Went to the Dance Troupe auditions, which were really a showcase by the choreographers, so I was able to sit with the crowd and watch a bunch of awesome dances that I could only dream of doing (hip-hop! Some ballet/contemporary/jazzy stuff! Even belly-dance!), and decided to audition for the (only) beginning hip-hop dance group

8. Met with my roommates and friends from one of their pre-orientation programs (Freshman Urban… Program I think – it lasted a week and now they’re such a big yet tight-knit group! It’s awesome)

9. Left to do some much needed shopping, then checked my iphone on my way and saw a reminder about free fondue in the Chocolate Club room!

10. All I can say is… dark chocolate + fruit = heaven =d

11. Went to go shopping for REAL this time, on a quest to find Whole Foods in Cambridge… and ran into the Harvest Co-op…
*Whole Foods mission aborted*

12. Left the Harvest Co-op with brownie mix, applesauce, vegan carob chips, pita bread, jam (for pita/spelt bread/almond butter/jelly sandwiches!), and cold CEREAL in a paper bag (I’ll remember to bring my own next time!!!)

13. Continued walking on Mass Ave on a quest to reach Harvard and… show off my MIT-ness?

14. Realized that there were still p-sets to do and turned around
*Mission reach Harvard aborted*

15. It started pouring and then it started POURING and my paper bag started pouring out my stuff…

16. But I reached MIT before everything fell apart! =)

17. Before going to the dorm – I remembered that the batteries in our McCormick Wii sensor needed to be replaced, and though I sent in a request and checked pretty often they were not being replaced, so I went to buy batteries at the store on campus (LaVerde’s) for almost $7

18. Then I FINALLY got back to the dorm, put my barely-together bag down on the ground, and asked the person at the desk, “Can I replace the batteries on the Wii sensor?” *holds batteries up*
Person at desk says: “Oh, I’m actually in charge of the Wii, and I got them replaced today. You’re all set.”
Me: “Oh…” *holds batteries up*
Person at desk: “Don’t worry, you can use them for something else you need them for now.”

New quest: Find devices I own besides the Wii that use AA batteries. I’ll … um… keep you posted on that XD

19. 7:30 – I run out of my dorm across the length of the infinite corridor and further to “ballroom dance camp” – my second class! Last time we learned swing + something else, and I met my friends Ying and Jiae from my high school that are now going to Wellesley! XD But this time there were only like 10 people there, most of them, um… not school-age =P But we still learned the… oh shoot, what was it… rumba?
And I learned something else new: I can’t do the “dip” for my life… X_______X

20. Went back to the dorm to play a long-awaited game of Wii DDR with friends Mark and Cathy! Stay posted for news on a DDR club… if there’s still time once things start speeding up school-wise…

21. And now it’s 2:30 and my roommates are asleep. I’m going to bed before 3 this time.

Things to do tomorrow:
Chem p-set (really due Friday)
Writing reading and one-page response (for Tuesday)
Going over the 18.022 p-set with someone perhaps?
Sorority pledging!
Dance troupe auditions!
Blogging!
Writing a chapter of my novel! (I’m going to start this before 5 PM tomorrow and try REALLY hard to get it done! Really!!! Time to improve my writing habits!)
Time for sleep! (Ahem… tomorrow = today = now XD;;)

Now for the most awesome MV ever!!! Everyone HAS to watch Full Metal Alchemist, by the way! This is the fourth opening of the anime series!

ARGGGHHHHHH

P-sets!!! (aka tooling)

I’m trying to finish all the ones I have in one day (technically two by now), but I don’t know if that’s going to work. Perhaps this is the kind of thing that makes people go crazy here =P

Or rather, more often, finishing all the p-sets they have on the one day BEFORE they’re due…

Well, anyway, I’ve said goodbye to my dramas and music videos for good and am now planning to give MIT even more than I gave high school. (Is it possible?)

I think this all comes from what I call “Project: Terrify Freshmen” that everyone (especially the upperclassmen) seems to be involved in. I’ve made a resolution to read all of my readings before class and study a bit every day. No crazy cramming for me.

We’ll see how that resolution goes…

But to show that I still have a life beyond school, I’m restarting blogging (yay!), doing a martial art (probably sport tae kwon do), joining Sustainability @ MIT and Vegans and Vegetarians @ MIT and Food @ MIT and possibly every environmental organization that has been or will ever be created @ MIT, trying out for Dance Troop (is there an e at the end? O_O), trying out Concert Chorus, taking a Beginner’s Life Drawing class, working out if I still need to (just ran five miles on the treadmill yesterday – I mean the day before that!), joining a SORORITY (*gasp*… but greek life here really IS different than in other schools! Yay AKO!), reading, and working on my novel, getting anything from a page to a chapter out once a week!

Oh, and maybe starting a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities P… Program? Project? Gotta know this stuff!) too? In environmental economics?

And saving the world with Terrascope =)

We’ll see how much of this gets done, school comes first XD

After a term or two I’ll try to compare the difficulty of MIT to the difficulty of my high school! =P If you’re not from NYC you may not know Stuyvesant but… for any Stuyvesant-ers reading this perhaps it would be interesting/helpful to know just how HARD MIT is…

Although I really think even this early that it’s as hard as you make it. There are people that overload themselves with classes and activities or that don’t schedule ahead and manage their time. Or – even worse – they sign up for a ton of things and don’t ENJOY what they’re doing. That’s when it gets tough.

At MIT we have GIRs (General Institute Requirements) that include math and the sciences. Some people love physics, some people HATE physics. So freshman year might be kind of a pain, but after you get the requirements out of the way you can choose your major and start taking courses you REALLY want! Can’t wait to take more writing/environmental/random courses =)

OK, that’s all for now, but I still have SOME memory of my procrastination-ridden days so I will relive them by posting a video!

(This brings back memories!!!!!)