Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sleep Deprivation, Part Three

I would say it's been too long, but I've had a buttload of work and from what I read, I'm not the only one (feel better, Lizzie!). I guess they want to start off the year with a bang, several pounds of homework, and students comatose in class because of lack of sleep.

If I remember correctly, I've had a test every day this week, in every subject. Two of them were pop quizzes. The homework in most subjects hasn't been that bad, but I'm nearly certain my English teacher is trying to slowly drain our souls out. Monday, we had a test which was supposed to be on Book I of The Once and Future King, though half of it was on Book II. Tuesday, we had to write what amounted to an informal essay about a scene in the book. I got to bed at twelve. Wednesday, we had to write an even longer informal essay about some satire or some other ridiculous topic. Again, I went to sleep at midnight, and still didn't have time to work on the essay due on Friday. Thursday night, I did the entire essay (with, through painstaking and time-consuming effort, turned out fairly well), and by midnight I was simply too tired to do my English homework (fifteen sentences). I did all of them in the morning, on the bus ride and into Latin, but it made no difference because she doesn't accept handwritten work. Ms. Rocchino is the terrible mix of a teacher who not only thinks their class is the most important, but also that they're the only ones giving homework, and that anything less than what she's giving us is slacking. That class never fails to depress me. Unfortunately, I don't think I can change my schedule to end up with a different teacher, and I'm sure as hell not going to drop.

Besides that, here's the work I have to do this weekend. Actually, today, since I'm going to Great Adventure tomorrow:
  1. Create our own vocabulary study guide, due on Monday. Basically it must include all of the words in the unit that we don't already know. This may take awhile, being English, but I'm thanking my lucky stars that it's only vocab and not another essay.
  2. Answer the pre-lab questions for the chemistry lab, also on Monday. Luckily, there are only three questions.
  3. Retype a biology lab, due on Monday.
  4. Define twenty terms for history. This was technically due on Thursday, but she already said she wasn't checking them and I just didn't have the time. These don't take an exorbitant amount of time, though, so I may do ten today and the other ten tomorrow.
Conceivably, this shouldn't take more than a few hours. Bah, we'll see.

As for my grades, since only one of the tests I've taken this week have been graded, I have 100 in Latin, math, and health. Unfortunately, I have an 80 in biology and history. Those grades are from a pop quiz and a ten-point quiz, respectively. I forgot how to spell encomiendas. Oh well.

I would also like to mention that on Tuesday and Wednesday night, whilst doing my abominable English homework, I talked to Up on Facebook! On Tuesday our conversation was fairly stale; Wednesday, due to sleep deprivation and frustration over what the characterization of Merlyn meant, I went somewhat crazy. I won't go into detail, but I kind of started screaming at him. You know, as much as one can scream on Facebook. It was a bit awkward the next day, when I was looking around for Lolo (my printer was broken, so she kindly printed out my English homework) and suddenly, BAM Up. And then I had to walk right through his posse of Asians to get to Lolo. Sigh.

Oddly enough, even with all the work I have right now and conceivably will have in the future, I'm looking forward to NaNoWriMo. I still can't believe I completed it last year. I wrote over 50,000 words and over 100 pages. I wrote more than I ever have in my life. Unfortunately, the story was a bust, but this year I have one in mind already and I'm anxious to get started. I think, even with all the work I'll have, writing will give me something to look forward to every night--an obligation I actually enjoy.

Well, I should probably get started on my homework. Good weekend, everyone!


  1. You're going to do NaNoWriMo?! Holy crap! That is amazing! If you can take all of that work and write how every many thousands of words in one month you are seriously awesome. I could never ever do that, ever. Especially not this year...

  2. Oh my gosh that is way too much work :( If you can do NaNoWriMo with that than that is truly an accomplishment! I will be rooting for you the whole way!