Monday, February 11, 2008

Sort of sad

Now that semester's started and I actually have work (what? work at MIT? crazy, I know), I've had to come up with some better organizational skills. The most important step has been setting up a pretty kick-ass Google Calendar (I've also been experimenting with Lightning, which is the calendar add-on for Mozilla Thunderbird) that complements the schedule I keep on my lovely Treo. However, I also occasionally resort to much lower-tech methods - in particular, emailing myself reminders and lists of things to do.

Here's an example of an email I just sent myself, upon realizing that I have an assignment due this Wednesday for 20.020, my bioengineering lab course.

From: Me
To: Me
Subject: 20.020 STUFF IS DUE SOON!

Also, work more on your 18.03 and 8.022 p-sets. And finish the reading for your HASS class. Now.



I sure know how to intimidate myself, don't I?

Now, off to 5.12. Organic chemistry. Yum.


kate said...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who has ever sent electronic reminders to herself. I feel much better now.

How are you feeling about o chem, by the way?

Isshak Ferdjani said...

i always do that ! (when my PC and/or internet work).

hey did you win some kind of award before coming to MIT ? I think I read it somewhere, you and (apparently) your twin sister ! (i did not know you had one).

Paul said...

Hah, I'm also glad to know I'm not the only one...

@ Isshak - I won a few awards, some small, one or two big ones, before coming to MIT. I was a nerd, what can I say...

@ Kate - Orgo is treating me well so far, I definitely understand the material...but some of the molecules we have to analyze (for stereogenic centers, etc.) are so gigantic that it does get pretty ridiculous at times.