Thursday, June 30, 2011

The library is my new "home".

My morning started off with the one of the biggest accomplishments ever: doing my laundry sufficiently. I was able to wash, dry, and fold my clothes all before class started. My clothing was not damaged in the process, so I'm giving myself a pat on the back. I guess I'm already starting to learn time management. This is going way off topic to what I'm supposed to be writing about, but I found it really cool that you can set your phone up to receive messages when your laundry is done. You just text the number of the dryer and it will send you a message when it's done. You can also check the availability of the machines so if they are full you don't have to waste a trip. Pretty convenient.

We spent our AM session discussing the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. I was pretty scared at taking part in the discussion, but once I did it wasn't so scary after all. You're simply stating your opinions and its hard to get a "wrong answer". Dr. Z is a fountain of information. No matter what question you ask she always seems to have an answer and details to go along with it. She explained to us why the American colonies blamed the King of England and not Parliament in the Declaration of Independence and helped us focus in depth on the executive powers in the early stages of US government.

I am very proud of myself for the work I accomplished in the library today. It is required that we finish a 5-7 page outline for our research paper for Friday. I only spent 4 hours in the library today and I was able to manage my time wisely and finish almost all of my outline. I finished 11 pages of outline (I think I went a little too detailed) and the only thing I have to worry about tomorrow is finishing my bibliography and making some final formatting adjustments. This is the first assignment we are turning in and I hope I did it right!

I ended my night by going to the gym to relax after all the strenuous researching I've done in the past 3 days. I know this is only the beginning of the 20 pages, but I feel like I'm on a great start. Hopefully the professor will like my work. Tomorrow I am going to wake up at 5:30 AM to go with an RA group to see Beyonce perform in Central Park. Don't worry, we'll be back before class. I adopted a new motto in the last couple of days: Work Hard, Play Hard.

1 comment:

  1. Milani,

    Don’t I feel stupid. I have some pretty expensive machines in my garage but if I want to know when a load is done I have to go take a look for myself. Since my cat won’t do any laundry at least I don’t have to wonder whether the machine’s occupied or not.

    Should I write that I’m proud of you for being able to do your own laundry without screwing it up? Will this be one of your major achievements listed on your college application?

    What I am proud of, Milani, is your growth while at Columbia and your ability to jump all over this very tough work. Just the fact that your outline was as detailed as it was speaks volumes about the level of work you put into it. Of course, this all presupposes that your prof thinks it’s on the right track. If she give it a thumbs down I’m taking back all of the kind words.

    When you’re in a discussion group there really aren’t too many times when your opinion will be a bad one. When you don’t have the answers there aren’t any stupid questions. That being said, don’t go off and get goofy on us and make a liar out of me.