im so sick of being home. my parents love making my life impossible. spent almost 4 hours mounting fucking window blinds and curtains in the house. the whole process should not have taken more than an hour but mum kept derping, and dad kept getting all angry and making matters worse. and to top it all off I had to do all the screwing/drilling/mounting ;] im not the most handy person, in fact im pretty clumsy, especially with a hammer/drill in my hands. dad had no patience for me and doesnt know how to talk, he starts at a low yell that gets louder exponentially. and normally i really wouldn’t care, but all this was keeping me from finishing up my paper. im eight pages in, two left, and i guess ill have to finish them tomorrow, because im spent.
right now i really wish i could just unwind, drink a beer, and play some pokemon. but crohns is heartless bitch so ill have to settle for some grape drink.
the second time around,
time to catch them all!
about my steel design test tomorrow…
this needs to change, asap
psht, i accept no responsibility for that, in fact im taking actions to remedy the matter, because i cant consider you a real person till you’ve seen like half of that list
a day late -_-
it only took like 20 minutes, im such a failure
so yesterday i went on the moles trip, a trip sponsored by the moles, an organization of people involved in heavy construction, usually that of the underground variety. every year they host a trip for junior year engineering students where they take them to a site. this year we were taken to the east side access. it’s a huge project that will connect the long island railroad to grand central station. it’s a super interesting and complicated project because the tunnel passes under where the LIRR keeps its trains during the day when its not rush hour. it also passes over one subway line while passing under the elevated subway lines. a third problem is just getting to grand central effectively since it is such an old structure. but since theyre engineers and figuring shit out is what they do they have a pretty effective plan. part of it involves ground freezing which i think is just fucking awesome. when you build under the ground water table you have to worry about the water level coming down to your excavation and runing everything, especially for them since they are working in soft ground for some of the tunnel. by freezing the ground you can drill through without messing shit up.
the only let down of the trip was not getting to see the TBM’s in action. idk if you’ve ever seen tunnel boring machines on discovery or whatever but theyre huge and amazing. they pretty much act like earthworms. ground comes in one side comes out the other, but these fuckers chew right through rock. when we were there they were in maintenance mode.
the two big round things are the TBMs, the one to the right is harder to see because it’s down lower.
the cool thing about the TBMs is that they actually start constructing the tunnel as they move along. it has an arm that places these pieces.
there are seven pieces for each ring of tunnel. 6 big ones and one little one thats placed last. theyre held together by bolts half as long as my arms. a completed ring weighs like 25 tons.
and if youre wondering how they get all the rock/soil that gets excavated out its with this bad boy
keep in mind that that’s just what you see from ground level, it goes down as low as those machines were in the first picture where it connects to all the horizontal conveyor belts.
the trip was pretty awesome. it was great to see all the things i learn about in geomechanics, (slurry walls, tie backs, footings, boring machines, underpinning) actually being used. and it was cool to learn things from real practicing engineers, many who were from other parts of the world and had awesome accents.
learned how to add in custom icons and now they all match. yay
gah i just really need to get this out
im pretty sure i mentioned it before but for my hydraulic design course im in a group of three, but only two of us did any realy work. i really didn’t care too much, but with this third project it got very aggravating. having to put in overtime while she (the third member) chills on fb got pretty annoying when we started falling behind schedule. then my teacher tells us that despite the fact that the project is due this coming tuesday we’ll get 10 bonus points for submitting it today by midnight. this of course is a great incentive and we go into super double overtime. yesterday were all in the lab, and im working on the project with my partner joe. she walks by multiple times doesn’t even ask if were working on the project or if their is anything she can do. i don’t mind carrying weaker group members, i’ve been doing it all my life, but fuck at least pretend that you fucking care the least bit about this shit. at least show one fucking bit on initiative for once.
so today in class i fucked up. my professor asks where she is, and i being the dick that i am exclaim ‘does it even matter’ he tries not to laugh and says he’ll pretend he didn’t here that while my classmates all engage in the typical OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO’s. but it was true. on tuesdays she does nothing in the lab, and on thursdays she does nothing during lecture, it did not matter. but regardless of her absence i received a text not even 5 minutes after from her about how i shouldn’t be talking shit when she’s not there.
after class i went to the professor because i really was facing a moral dilemma. i just couldn’t bring myself to put her name on a project in which she did not contribute to at all. on the first project sure whatever she at least helped a bit with the writing of the report. project two she genuinely tried even though what little we let her do ended up contributing to the fact that our grade dropped from 99 to 78… but this time around she didnt do shit. he told me to just leave her out and he would settle this.
what i didn’t expect him to do was expect her to finish this project on her own. that’s pretty unfair, and i understand now that what i said in class was way out of line but i was just so fucking fed up with this shit, this weeks been too fucking stressful. 2 tests, 2 projects, too much work, too little time.
i really feel like a fucking jerk right now, but it just felt too dishonest to just slap her name on a 40+ page report that we’ve poured so much time into while she’s done nothing.
what bothered me the most was her explanation. according to her she doesn’t do things because she doesn’t know how. and she doesn’t know how because she doesn’t want to ask me because she feels that she’s bothering me when she asks me stuff. mind you i love helping others (since it makes me feel all smart and shit) and pretty much all the other groups go to me/joe for help so why wouldn’t i want to help my own fucking partner. the only reason im bothered is cuz she doesn’t do shit. if that changed i woulda been happy as a clam.
im mad that i probably lost a friend over a stupid project. i like her as a person, but i just cant work with her. i just hope she doesn’t make too many other people hate me.
lol please talk to me
reblogged for joefro
day ruined :[
so a wild drifblim appears
and im all like, ah i need you lemme catch you. i weaken it and chuck a dusk ball at it. 3 shakes then it pops out. it then proceeded to use explosion. apparently it would rather kill itself than let me catch it
i just finished my 6th meal, and im still kinda hungry.
i wish i were like this everyday, then maybe i wouldn’t be so scrawny
in religion class when we were given a surprise reading quiz. were supposed to be reading this novel and im about 2 chapters behind where i should be right now so when he announced it i was pretty scared. the fact that i was on 3 hours sleep and was still recuperating from the structures exam i had that morning didn’t help. i see the quiz and don’t have the slightest fucking idea as to what the answers may be. im like wow what a dick so much reading (im like 200 pages in so far) and he gives questions from the very end of where we should be. then one brave soul asks “is this supposed to be from our book” then my teacher gets all pale, then he blushes. he was a week ahead of the syllabus were not supposed to have read the reading for that quiz till next monday…
needless to say i was pretty relieved.
i can go to bed at peace, i hope i can do as well as they did with my structures test tomorrow
i guess it just hit me that this upcoming week is gonna suck balls. structural analysis test tomorrow morning, that i totally was ready for wednesday but idk if i feel so confident right now. intro to geomechanics test tuesday morning that i was going to study for all weekend but had a life instead. lab report for soil mechanics due tuesday. hw for steel design due wednesday. project for geomechanics due friday. all while working on big project thats due the 19th a huge paper that’s due in a couple weeks, both count for a quarter of my grade in their respective classes.
life sucks pretty hard for the next two weeks. then i get a small breather. then it’s a trip through hell and back till im done with finals.
finished raiding my soulsilver, time to ransack platinum, it’s gonna be a long night
because everywhere i went there were people that actually gave a damn about helping people out and doing there jobs. the bus driver saw that i was across the street and not even at the bus stop for me but he waited for me cuz i guess he knows me by now, i usually end up on his bus when i leave school around that time.
then when i went to buy a suit the tailor that works at the department store was mega helpful and helped me figure out my size. im tall but really fucking skinny so getting the right fit was a problem. then the cashier was mad cool. he let dad swap pieces in his suit set even though he wasn’t suppose to, and he then told us that he was to be on break but saw that the line was really long so he came over, he actually works in the shoe department but despite that his line was the one moving the fastest.
then at applebees we had a pretty cool waitress. then at the movies some dude saved our ass. i thought i had bought tickets to the 10:20 showing because that was the only one shown. apparently there were still tickets for the 8:45 and that’s what i was given. i had no idea and went to go eat dinner. when we got back and go to the theater on our tickets we quickly realized that this was definitely not the right showing. we told this guy that worked there what happened and he offered to help us out right away. apparently since the movie we paid for was almost over they wouldn’t normally let me exchange them, but he hooked us up and we got to enjoy our movie.
days like this make it hard for me to completely lose faith in humanity, though most of it is gone.
i’ve had an iphone 3G, yes 3G not even 3GS, for far too fucking long. i somehow broke the wifi on it months ago, and can’t fix it because i need to jailbreak it to do so, and they don’t have untethered jailbreaks for it available. it’s been slow as fuck ever since os 4 because it just can’t fucking run it right, and now the headphone jack has gone to shit and is all loose.
i really wanted to wait for whatever the next iphone is gonna be but i just can’t anymore. iphone 4 here i come.
i decided to do the ‘responsible’ thing and sold my ticket to tonight’s periphery/scale the summit show because i have a structural analysis test tomorrow morning. or at least i HAD. i just got an email from my professor saying the test is now monday morning. most people would be happy in this situation but not me.
1) I MISSED THE FUCKING SHOW, my friend just texted me and scale the summit is playing the collective (their new album) in its fucking entirety.
2) im as ready as i can be for the test, if anything im worse off because
3) i have geomechanics test tuesday morning to fucking prepare for this weekend along with work for other classes to get done.
this is what i get for being a lil bitch and not just going to the show despite having the test.