For the name of this post, I have a song which I think was a one-hit wonder in the ’90s, and I liked the beat and melody of the song. (As usual, I didn’t pay any attention to the lyrics.) I haven’t heard it on the radio in a LONG time, however…
This post, however, is NOT about the song (of course :p).
This week is spring break for the Northwestern campus. I am taking a “stay-cation” and will probably still be working hard this week–the weather in Chicago does not tend to call for very nice outdoor weather, unfortunately. Go figure!
I noticed, on campus last week, that the number of people that I saw walking around diminished each day from Monday to Friday. Perhaps this was also another reason for my down-ness on Wednesday? Many students left for spring break once they finished their last exams, and who wouldn’t?
Well, when I was an undergraduate, my only spring break trips were to Colorado (to visit NIST and JILA, not for skiing :p), or Chicago (Fermilab, Argonne National Lab, and Northwestern). Otherwise, I hung out in Lincoln and just took it easy. The stereotypical “sun, sex, booze” spring break trips held (and still hold) absolutely zero appeal to me!
I don’t know about Northwestern, but when I was at UNL, the dorms (except for one or two) closed for the break, forcing on-campus students to leave. Therefore, I assume this is similar at Northwestern, but even so, there was very little activity on campus today.
It is definitely a paradigm shift from the busy activity on campus during the regular school year. Although I would guess that it’s even deader on campus during the winter break–I have never stuck around to see, though :p
For some reason, I feel that my motivation in an academic environment is higher when there are other students around. This is not a scientific observation, but it seems to be the case for me.
Today is the eighty-third day of M.M.X.I.V. That makes eleven weeks and six days.