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Okay, so I took my final and class is over. The final actually went pretty well. I feel good about it... I finally learned how this professor's tests work. Unfortunately, unless I get a perfect score, I'm stuck with a C. Bloody hell. I've never had a C in an engineering course, and this hurts. But at least I passed.

No matter how painful and terrible school is I always get this sad sort of feeling when its done with. No more class. No more learning. Three months without getting to hang out with new interesting college kids, struggle over homework, or get force-fed equations until I feel like puking out my brain. I'm like an educational masochist in that way I guess.

Good news is that it's summer though! Goals this summer include running and tackling the ever-growing list of Books I'd Like To Read. Currently said list includes, but is not limited to, the following titles:

1) The Tao of Physics, which I bought last week on a whim thinking, "I can add to my booklist, because I'm going to read a lot this summer!"
2) The History of God by Karen Armstrong. Don't even remember buying it but I own it and mean to read it, really.
3) Cosmos. Had this forever.
4) something by C.S. Lewis... I really want to be more theological.
5) something by Marcus Borg... same explination as above.
6) Belgand the Sorcerer, which I borrowed from mikey three years ago and haven't returned
7) Fabric of the Cosmos, which I received for Christmas and haven't read.
8) I own "Against our Will" by Susan Brownmiller but that's not exactly light beach material, you know what I mean?
9) some philosophy. I don't know, plato or something.

Okay, so, that should keep me happy and smart or something.

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rainbowsend5
May. 13th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
I know what you mean about the whole "sad that school's done" feeling. It's bittersweet- you're glad it's over, yet you'll miss the good stuff. It's an interesting feeling.

C.S. Lewis is on my reading list too. Cool.
transitpassengr
May. 13th, 2005 10:09 am (UTC)
you said the word something a lot in that post, but you rock too much for me to care :-D
dizietsma
May. 13th, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thought you might like to read this: http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=1638&u_sid=1409755
femiwhat
May. 13th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
At least it's over? I know how you feel about school. I can't wait for it to end, but when it does, it feels empty.

I read "The Tao of Physics" and liked it.
consortofvenus
May. 13th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'm exactly the same about schooling. Fucked if you do, fucked if you don't.

It's summer? Gah it's freezing. No snow, bright sun, but cold as hell.

I have a big book list as well. Three big book lists for different purposes. Educational, philosophical and entertainment. It'll be years before I get it done. I'm such a book whore. And I'm still adding to all of the lists. Good thing I can easily read an educational/philosophical in the region of time as a fictional book without getting burned-out. Although I'm still adding to the list while not being able to afford any. I'm doomed.
consortofvenus
May. 13th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
And to give you an idea of how doomed I am; this is just two of the book lists: http://www.livejournal.com/users/consortofvenus/62930.html

And the third one is almost as long as the two of them together. Doomed I tell you.
spacefem
May. 13th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
you are doomed!

There's some good stuff on there though, I'll have to comment on it sometime.
consortofvenus
May. 17th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
You're welcome to. I love discussing books.
ruggerchickfite
May. 13th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
So, you don't know me, but I stumbled upon this entry reading one of my friend's friends lists, and I noticed that you would like to read some philosophy, but have no particular one in mind. I know very little about the classical authors but there are some very good philosophers that I know of later on. May I suggest one of these:
Candide by Voltaire (funny as hell and easy to read)
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (interesting and revolutionary, but dense)
Monadology by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (the man is a brilliant logician if not quite attached to reality (note: Candide is Voltaire making fun of Leibniz and everyone else ever to exist))

I hope I do not offend if I friend you as you seem very interesting and I have just done it.
spacefem
May. 13th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
that's cool, thanks! I'd always rather build my booklist on recommendations than just random "Amazon.com Recommends" crap.
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