ADVICE: Quadruple check on finals and presentation dates! Triple checking isn't good enough, because that's what I did, and it still didn't help!
Presentations for my English class final papers started this week. Today was originally a "work day (so, no class), and then presentations were going to start Friday. On the sign-up sheet for a day, I knew I had the first day, and in my planner I put that as Friday. Low and behold I get to class today and I am actually assigned to TODAY! We had added on today as a presentation day and it didn't click in my head. Ohhhh snap. I had zero powerpoint done. My teacher was going to let me do it another day if I wanted to, but that would make my presentation go from 10 minutes to like 3 minutes, which would really, really suck. So I used the 30 minutes of other people presenting to make a powerpoint and then just did it on the fly. Can I be so bold as to say that I totally nailed it? I must work well under pressure-- and Heavenly Father definitely heard my urgent pleas for help. Right after I finished a whole bunch of people came up to me and told me that it was really good and they were shocked that I hadn't had any powerpoint done at the start of class. Whew! I'm super thankful for those spur-of-the-moment teaching jobs for my work that have made me confident in front of a class and that I know so much about my research topic.
Now I basically just need to fine tune my paper to hand in on Friday and show up to class and I'm done English 315! It's probably for the better that I just got it over and done with. Maybe I could have done better if I had a bit more time, but I can't do anything about it now, so it's alllll good. No worries!
On another note, I dream of Canada every night-- especially now that I know we're going soon. Here are some blast from the past pictures from a certain camping trip that I feel the world should remember.
|The time Katie threw Baines in the river|
|The time I weighed 300lbs|