Unfortunately for me, I had a long day. My long day however, wasn’t long in as good a way as Terilyn’s, although there were definitely some positives to the day. This was supposed to be a nice relaxing day, and based on most of the things I ended up doing it should have been. Although I did finish what I think is a pretty good Plato essay about his criticisms of democracy, which covered the “fact” that few were able to rule as well as Plato’s belief that freedom is actually the downfall of democracy. That took a few hours though, despite the fact that it was only a revision of my first draft, since my TA Vijay asked many questions which helped me delve much deeper into Plato’s main themes then I could have expected to do on my own, so I am already enjoying the college experience of having TAs whose sole job is to make your writing or comprehension better.
But back to my day, after a good five hours walled inside my room working only on my essay, and after I turned in said essay of course, I headed out to play more kangaroo (an interesting basketball game), which is quickly growing on me as one of the most enjoyable games I have ever played. After a nice round of basketball it was time for dinner, and just as the previous Cornellians had said, the food happened to mysteriously get better when the alumni arrived.
Anyway, back to how this should be relaxed day that consisted of really me just working on my essay and playing basketball (oh, and pool of course) ended up being stressful, it finally dawned on me that we’re entering the last week here! While the number one reason behind my concern was obviously the fact that I simply don’t want to leave here, I also just realized that I’m now entering a finals week in which two assignments will count for 60% of my grade. Let the stress begin!