Sunday, March 25, 2012

Plugging Along

It's been a pretty standard week. Nothing too exciting going on, just beginning to seriously study for my exams. Knowing there likely wouldn't be too much to say this week, I figured this would be a good time to post some pictures of the places I'm frequently at, including the physics building, the gym and a photo from my window showing the heavy fog we had yesterday. Other than that it's been a pretty regular week. I applied for a summer internship at Boeing a few days ago and have my fingers crossed that it works out. Hope everyone is enjoying themselves. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Good Week

It's been a good week. They finally posted my finals schedule so I now know my studying priorities for each exam. Isn't a great lineup but it will do.

April 30th: Quantum Mechanics
May 1st: Dynamics & Relativity
May 9th: Thermodynamics
May 11th: Electromagnetism
May 12th: Math for Physics 4
May 19th: Scottish History since 1914

The difficulty level is likely as follows (from hardest to easiest):

Thermodynamics > Quantum Mechanics > Dynamics & Relativity > Electromagnetism > Math for Physics > Scottish History

Scottish History may not actually be the easiest but I don't really care about it as it doesn't apply to my major so I'm not going to stress on it too much. It sucks that all of my physics finals are so tightly compacted but that will help them get over faster. And now that this list has been posted and made official is making it far more real that this trip is really winding down to a close. Which is both sad and a relief. On the one hand I will miss this place and the people I have met here, but on the other hand it will be very nice to be in the same time zone as my friends and family back home.

On another note yesterday was St. Patrick's Day, and I had a lovely time. Watched the 6 Nation Rugby Finals at an Irish pub in town, sat in the sun and drank beer for a few hours (may have gotten some color too, which is odd because I'm in Scotland), and went out to another pub that night for a friends birthday celebration. All in all it was a good day, and I had a great time.

Hope you guys are enjoying yourselves.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Man of my word

And although I really don't have much to say today, I said I would make another post on Sunday, and I'll follow through. It's been another painfully short weekend, one that started too late and ended too early. I'm sure you all know the feeling. Shouldn't be a tough week this week, 2 standard weekly assignments one additional assignment, and that's it. Well that and I should continue going over my stuff from last semester in preparation of these exams, the dates of which I'm still unaware of. The rest of this semester should be about the same as this week, so essentially I'm in a nice dry trail before I enter the muddy swamp that is finals in May.

Lets hope I have the proper boots for that mess.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Busy Couple of Weeks

My apologies for not posting in a few weeks, things have been pretty busy around here. I was meaning to make a post this past weekend, but got too busy with writing a paper and preparing a presentation. But those have been handed in a presented now, so I have a little more down time. In fact today I have a little too much down time and don't really know what to do. As free time has become ever more rare in time of late, I'm struggling to remember what I do with my time when I'm not studying or doing homework. Things will start winding down now as this semester starts reaching its end. I only have standard weekly assignments left, no more big projects or papers, which is nice. I am still unaware of the specifics of my finals schedule, all I know is that all 6 of them will take place sometime in May. I won't know more until the 19th when they FINALLY post the schedule. Until then I'll just be plugging along with my work, trying to squeeze in some more adventures before I make my return Stateside. Pending my finals schedule, I plan on making some trips outside of Edinburgh, to Saltcoats or Stirling, in April. Go see some more of the countryside before I return. I can say however, that if I was coming home tomorrow, I wouldn't have many regrets about what I have done here. Although I do wish school was a little less demanding so I could go explore more. But we play with the cards we are dealt.

I'll likely be returning to my regular weekend posts as things wind down, so I'll be here again on Sunday.

TTFN, ta ta for now.