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… and why I love weekends.

Originally, I planned to close myself off from the world starting this weekend so that there could be a chance I would get some work done and survive the last two weeks of school. Nothing big, just 3 problem sets, a presentation with a final report, 2 final exams, and 10-page research paper. Ugh. I can’t wait to get through
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Be Hope to Her

My friend LP put on a fundraising event at CU this past Thursday. The event is to raise awareness, as well as raise money in support of the ngo NURU, which provides clean drinking water sources in villages in Africa. To read more about NURU and their story, or to donote, check out the nuru international website. For the event, we all carried
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A week of being lame.

For the most part. Although my first week back to reality after spring break was not as bad as it could have been. Tuesday was basically a day off… I didn’t have to teach because Angevine was still out on spring break. I did have a few meetings and got some work done, but honestly spent the majority of the
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The Ides of March…

I admit, I always forget where “beware the ides of march” came from. I think I always mix it up a bit and assume it’s part of Irish history since it’s only 2 days away from st. patty’s day. Today I actually mentioned it to my friend Jon and since he didn’t know what it meant, I looked it up…
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Trying to keep my head above water…

…really sums it up. I’m inches away from drowning in just about every aspect of my life. I’m behind in everything and don’t feel like I’ve had enough time to put into each of my classes, my work, skating, and even this blog. I also have already broken my promise to myself about making it up to the mountains to
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Back to the Books…

I’m 42 pages deep in my 1184-paged Environmental Organic Chemistry text book on the 3rd day of class. Not too bad. Classes are under full swing already, and once again, I’m pretty excited about the three I’m taking: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Organic Chemistry and Sustainable Community Development 2. The classes are pretty varied; Fundamentals is an big
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Completely Random.

Yesterday I was in my office and talking to another guy who shares the office with us (TEAMS fellows). He explained how everyone feels awful for two days after their last final. I couldn’t agree more. I always get depressed at the end of finals, just when I’m convinced the fun is about to begin. Every finals schedules I am
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Effing Cold Week. In review.

It was so cold this week! I seriously could not help missing Montreal when the weather dropped below 0 degrees F (about -18 C) for about 3 or 4 days straight. Some weather forcasts even claimed that it “felt” as cold as -20 F (-29 C). It was so cold that my cats Wallace and Grommit, who are brother and
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Crunch Time

It’s official. I have two weeks until I fly home to Rhode Island and I’ll be working up until I leave for the airport. This week is our last week of classes and my SCD (sustainable community development) class will be over after our final presentation on Wednesday. I’ll make sure to add a link to our final ppt once
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Closure part II and a few positives.

So once again my time with a group of students came to a close. Yesterday was my last day teaching the 7th graders at Heritage Middle School. Just like before, the last day was simply not long enough. In the 45 minutes, I had to have each student take 2 post assessments, calculate the flow rate of their “clogged artery”,
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