I just need to use this thread for a minute to vent my frustrations.
I'm trying to book a trip to see my friend in Germany, she moved there a couple of years ago and I've only seen her a handful of times since. She's my best friend and I miss her.
We have two mutual friends who are also coming to visit and getting them to do anything is like herding cats. I have been trying to organise this for weeks and at this point they are just pissing me off. One keeps flip-flopping over whether she's actually going or not and tonight we were meant to book the trip. I thought we were booking the trip because I sent my friend a text saying, 'Are we booking the trip this weekend?'
But it turned out when we met we were actually going McDonalds and one friend spent ages pissing around on his phone, downloading apps to look at flights and generally taking twice as long as just using a fucking computer. At one point I actually asked if they just wanted to go to my house and do this there, but nope, they'd rather stay in McDonalds.
We did, eventually, settle on a date (which I thought we'd already agreed on) but it is dependant on the friend who keeps flip-flopping actually being able to get the day off work. Which she doesn't think she can but she's going to check anyway and we can't really do anything else until she finds out and the flights are not getting any cheaper.
Why can't any of my classes just give a final test? They ALL demand papers and presentations. I'm in a situation of having to create, practice, and give 3 presentations in 2 days time. Instead of struggling to maintain A's as usual I'm struggling just to pass my classes. I'm sick to death of APA citations and the really awful "scholarly sources". Powerpoint can die in a fire and having to record myself giving a presentation for an online class is incredibly irritating.
Nooooo D: Research papers are the worst, at least when it's on an unfun topic (I... did once get to write one that I liked, mostly using sources I'd been reading anyway for a historical fanfic thingey. That was less bad.)
I'm studying for economics and marketing finals this week. And next week I'm studying for the cloud computing final. Not too wild about any of it, but I guess it's mostly tolerable so far.
I got in a group for one paper/presentation. I got stuck with a couple of girls who are waaaaaay different than me in how they work. It's been tough. I could've done the whole thing myself and had an easier time and likely a better result by not trying to keep them included.
And one professor graded a paper I only had half turned in before it was even due and gave me only half credit for not having the other part in yet even though it wasn't technically past due when he graded it, so now I gotta bitch at him for dumping like 20% my points for the whole class because he apparently couldn't wait until after the due date to grade the whole thing instead of only part of it.
And some other stuff going on too. This whole quarter has been a disaster for me.
Just taking a guess here - does way different mean they don't work, or wait until the deadline is imminent to work? I've had so many of those that sometimes I just plan on the assumption that I won't get any help, while leaving a few tasks that they can do if they ever show up. But the situation sucks however you deal with it
Nah, they do work, they just approach it in a different order and method than me. I usually do my research, figure out what I have to say and the best order to say it in and THEN write the paper. Not write the paper by cramming in tidbits and facts found on the fly and then assume it'll get revised into a coherent paper later. My rough drafts are usually basically a finished paper that needs only the most basic revisions if any. Having to do really heavy revision is weird to me.
I know what you mean about the groups that don't do any work though. That's always a problem with group work. Thankfully, it's not really the case this time.
I hate my dissertation! I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. It is stupid and I can't make my argument work and I keep procrastinating because I don't want to write it, but that makes me stress because it's due in two months.
Youtube seems messed up for me. There are a lot of videos that give me errors and won't load for any discernable reason. Only certain videos though, but it's like half of all videos on youtube that do it and it's been that way for a few days now. It's a bit irritating.
yes. I have to get up early to be on call for supply teaching, then sometimes they don't even call me. when they do call me I have to endure kids being rude and nasty all day. I'm having to change my whole body clock from an 0800-0100 day to an 0600-2300 day and it's not really working.
Ugh, I think I understand. I have an awful time adjusting to early schedules. And yeah, rude kids doesn't sound like fun. But is it the same place you used to work where you had some nice students that were fans of your comics? what happened?