I’m going to try to take it easy on myself this month (actually, mostly for the rest of the year) since school has started again. For some reason, I decided to take 3 classes this semester. This is considered full-time. By my calculations, working full time + school full time = 2 times my time. This doesn’t include sleep.
I might go insane this semester! Of course, if you ask anyone else, I’m probably insane now.
Things to Accomplish in September 2008
1. Work ahead on homework for my design class.
My professor gave us all of the notes and homework for the semester. Since it’s early in the semester and I still feel motivated, I’m going to try to work a few weeks ahead on homework. Hopefully this will give me a buffer when things start to get really busy.
2. Buy the rest of my books & submit reimbursements.
I wasn’t convince I would stick with all 3 classes, so I didn’t buy the book for one of them. I will buy the book and submit the request so I get the money this month.
3. Buy my Grandpop a birthday present.
Easy to accomplish, I just have to remember to do it on time!
4. Get my USC Student ID.
You have to take your own picture (against a light blue background) and submit it. I do not have anything that is light blue, so I’ve been putting this off. No longer!
5. Buy new jeans.
I have 1 pair of jeans that I like and that fit me well. I would like at least 1 more, since when I’m not at work I wear jeans EVERYWHERE.
6. Work out ~3 times per week.
I think I’ll be doing a lot of stress eating. I’m going to try to exercise to burn off at least some of the calories I suspect I’ll be consuming.
7. Bring donations to Goodwill/Salvation Army.
I cleaned out my closet in FEBRUARY, and the clothes I’m donating have been sitting in our hallway since then. I know I can just call SA and they’ll pick it up, but you have to give them an itemized list if you want a receipt. I took pictures of all the clothes, now I just need to write up the list!
8. Write the organics article that has been bouncing around in my head.
Whenever I see bloggers bragging about their consumption of organic food, I want to leave really long-winded messages about the lack of actual scientific proof of its benefits. My plan is to write up a few entries on organic requirements and how the system falls short. I actually read through the USDA organic regulations code, so now comes the matter of how people don’t actually do it, how the claims don’t match the science, etc. I’ve been lazy. Anyone know of good pro- and anti-organic sources?