Day’s Verse:
I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
…I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 3:12 – 14, 4:13

PaintingI am taking a brief break from a textbook. Textbooks and reading have dominated my day so far, and will continue to do so until I finish slogging through some unknowably large number of pages. My day started with reading a brief 10-page academic journal article on e-perceptions, which concluded that

When viewing a website, observers form clear, coherent impressions of the author, and they tend to agree about what the author is like. Furthermore, their impressions are by and large correct. (Gosling and Vazier 9)

So if you read my site but don’t know me personally, you are likely to get a fairly accurate view of my personality – albeit slightly distorted for extraversion and openness, because apparently people tend to make their sites reflect their idealized versions of themselves regarding extraversion and openness.

Then I read an endless chapter* in my Social Psychology textbook. Then I did some small academic chores – two assignments I had almost finished anyway, one an outline and another a brief project – and then guess what? I read some more from a textbook! Yes, the excitement is killing me too. I just love learning from an endless chapter in my biology book about different types of algae – which, for the record, should appear somewhere else since this is a Plant Diversity class and algae are certainly NOT plants. Then again, I also ran my eyes over 30+ pages on fungi for Plant Diversity, and fungi are more closely related to animals than plants (“But,” as my prof says, “tell that to a Zoologist!”). Back to reading. A chapter of ethics looms large after I finish with the algae, in addition to writing a proposal for a Social Psych project I have zero desire to do and studying for an upcoming biology exam.

So life is class right now. I haven’t even had time to make cookies, which just goes to show how busy I am. But there’s always a little time to blog, which is lucky for all of you!

*When endless is defined as Number of Pages to Read ? 50.

P.S. Did I mention that I fell alseep and drooled on my hand while reading the Plant Diversity book?

5 thoughts on “I Am So Sick Of Reading Textbooks

  1. I once fell asleep on a cheap copy of King Lear, drooled, and ended up with text on my face. I kid you not. It’s not college without a few stories like that.

  2. OK, that’s really bad.

    Here’s another bad one: When I was in high school, I found a large suction cup and thoughtlessly stuck it to my forehead. It stayed there for hours so when I took it off I had the world’s biggest, most perfectly round hickey on my forehead. It stayed for DAYS.

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