Friday, January 7, 2011

Tales of a Locker Owner

This semester I got a locker.

There were some days last semester when I would come in at the end of a long day, throw my backpack on the floor, and curse chemistry and math for being complicated enough to merit 10 pound textbooks. I'm fairly sure I had headaches during finals week because my backpack was so heavy.

So yeah, my textbooks were literally a headache.

A friend gave me the solution one day when I was complaining about my plight. “Jason, get a locker or I'll buy one for you!” So I did. And my back has been loving it. I now have to haul around campus only a teeny tiny little computer, a few notebooks, a calculator, an iClicker, and a few other incidentals. My backpack is so light I can almost forget it's there!

Now my textbooks are all in a locker in the library (it's number 5NW26 for anyone who wants to slip in death threats, love notes, or gift certificates). Since I usually spend 3+ hours in the library every day, this is a great setup! Except for right now, during a 1 hour break between classes (American Heritage and Chem 112). These classes are in buildings that are right next to each other, on the other side of campus from the library. Really, it seems kind of foolish to go all the way to the library, get my books out of my locker, study for 10 minutes, put my books back in my locker, then trek back across campus for chem.

So here I am. Blogging. At 9:30 on a Friday morning.

Not that I'm complaining. I haven't blogged in about a week, so it's about time I started writing something again.

Related news: I'm pretty psyched for my classes this semester. Some quotes from some of my teachers to give you a taste of what I've got coming.

“If you get to the pearly gates and find yourself a little short on worthiness, you might try trivia. Just don't give them my name.” -Brother Livingstone.

“I'm like the Jimmer of American Heritage!” -Dallin Henrie. (For those of you who don't go to BYU, Jimmer is the star of the BYU basketball team. He is also universally hated by Maeser Hall, but that's a different story).

“I DARE you to get more excited than I am!!!” -Professor Woodfield. I think he had just been talking about single component phase equillibrium.

Live. Gotta love it.  


Lauren Fine said...

I am the friend you're refering to, right? I just kind of assumed it was me, then I remembered that you have other friends and I probably wasn't the only one who told you to get a locker. :)
And for the record, I go to BYU and it still takes me a while to remember who Jimmer is when someone mentions him.

Jason said...

Yeah, that was you :D I think you were the only one to recommend I get a locker, actually!
Hahaha, maybe I just know about him because I live around guys?