Differentiating the different layers of the atmosphere by analyzing temperatures x kilometers above sea level at 8:05am….maybe i should invest in a alarm clock with wheels?
After rolling over and hitting the snooze button on my alarm for the 4th time…i managed to climb into the shower, using the warm[not hot], weak-flow of water to un-glue my eyelids from their resting position [i guess this would be my upper cheek]. It was 7:45am. I hadn’t woken up before 8 since…i don’t even know when. Jumping onto my bike, i whipped out in front of the on-coming traffic in an effort to successfully travel across the entire NC State Campus in just under 5 minutes…As i walked into where the class was being held in Witherspoon, [also known as NC States “Campus Cinema”] i was surprised to see close to 300 other students slouched over in the chairs of the auditorium. 300 slouching students that may have possibly experienced the same dreadful reality i had woken up to just 20 minutes beforehand: the 8:05 class.
Considering my body doesn’t know how to shut down before 3am [thank you “first semester of design school”] this whole waking up early thing is gonna take some getting used to. Whats even worse, is the pretty lenient attendance policy, which, in turn will completely try [maybe even succeed] in persuading me to sleep through the lectures pertaining to cloud cover and probability of rain.
On a positive note, my other classes are glorious! Between Mr. Dempsy spending an entire hour explaining how to add basic matrices in MA 114, Dean Marvin Malecha inspiring me with a lecture on branding/applying yourself as a designer, and my studio professor Mike Bissinger leading an informative/beneficial discussion on the Gestalt Principles, i find myself feeling content: A bottom of the totem pole freshmen. A place of learning the basics. A place of asking questions. A place where anything is possible.
More updates to come!