Day’s Verse:
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…”
Genesis 1:26

GravestoneI’m frantically trying to finish my MQP before everything else cascades in on me. Everything else is:

  • A job interview tomorrow morning at 9:45 (future time investment: 30 minutes)
  • Teaching a Wednesday Workshop tomorrow at 1:00 (time investment: 1 hour)
  • Social Psychology final exam covering 6 chapter 10/10 (future time investment: ?10 hours)
  • Social Psychology project write-up (like a scientific journal article) due 10/10 (future time investment: 5 hours)
  • Plant Diversity final exam covering everything from algae to angiosperms 10/11 (future time investment: ?15 hours)
  • Social Psychology project presentation some time between 10/11 and 10/13 (future time investment: as little as possible, maybe 2 hours)
  • Social Implications final paper due 10/11 (future time investment: no more than 2 hours)
  • Memorizing a speech for the Board of Advisors meeting on 10/13 (future time investment: ?8 hours)

I think I will refrain from adding up those number of hours to see if that many even separate me from the end of the term. So my MQP needs printing. Three copies must sit there in my hot little hands before 10/13, and I cannot find a way to color laser print it. It would cost $53.25 to print three copies at the CCC, but that may be the only way. For the sake of Pete, people, I’m not talking about printing the Gutenberg Bible here! I didn’t expect to have printing the report turn into some huge ordeal, not after all the work I’ve put in. But it is an ordeal indeed. Gah.

3 thoughts on “One More Straw May Break This Camel’s Back

  1. Could you ask the department about printing your MQP, or don’t they do that sort of thing? (“We are the United States Government. We don’t do that sort of thing.”)

  2. I love you!
    I added up the hours, and they are doable. 🙂
    Also, might I suggest that you (gasp!) stop working on your MQP; print it out; and turn it in now so that it is not hanging over your head? From my cursory read, it is good enough to send off without further editing. I know, I know, I know that this is REALLY hard to do, because reading it one more time will always improve it a bit more. But at this point, I think that further time invested will not reap a reward comensurate with the effort expended, especially in light of the rewards offered by spending that time elsewhere in the coming 10 days.
    God bless!

  3. Deborah: That’s a good suggestion. I have asked my advisor and two other Humanities professors, and they haven’t the foggiest idea where I could print it (“Kinko’s?” “Quik Print down on Main Street?”). Also part of the difficulty is that TC majors don’t have a department: we’re interdisciplinary, and tend to get rather left out from small things like printing services.

    Mom: I have yet to edit the Abstract and Executive Summary, both of which I wrote yesterday. However I have edited the whole rest of the thing except for one chapter; Ian and I will go over that this morning, and after that it’s a matter of editing the new stuff. Then, as you say, bye-bye MQP – hello other work.

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