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I should probably regret my decision to have a Venti Non-Fat No-Water Chai Tea Latte at about 10 PM last night. The good news is that I was able to work until 4 or so in the morning. The bad news is that I’m now VERY tired - and I have plenty to do today. We’ll chalk that up as “another lesson learned.”

According to the Wikipedia, Godwin’s Law states:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

We encountered this today in my Accounting class. At some point, giving examples of ethical arguments, we found our way into the Nuremburg defense. It was hilarious to us in the corner of my room that’s heard of it.

I had a midterm this morning at 8:00 AM.

I tried to do everything I could to succeed. I studied hard this past weekend. I had a bunch of well-written notes to use. I went to bed at a reasonable hour last night. I set my alarm for early and even double-checked the volume before I went to sleep.

But apparently after I checked the volume I turned the alarm off, not on.

I was 30 minutes late for my midterm this morning. Fortunately it was being proctored so I didn’t have to walk in and see the professor and they let me take the exam in 40 minutes (versus the full hour and 20 or not at all). Also, fortunately, I knew enough to write what I needed to write in the time allotted… and more time wouldn’t have actually helped that much. Nonetheless, I’m extremely unhappy with myself about this.

I have another midterm Wednesday. I’m going to study just as hard but fortunately this one’s a little later in the day so I’ll definitely be there on time.

As evidence that no group is free from drama, my pace group (12 people) has recently experienced a bit of upset-ed-ness.

It seems our project leader (aka elected leader) (aka “fearless leader”) accidentally sent out an email to the whole group that contained - as an attachment - a discussion between her and another group memeber regarding performance issues with some team members. This, of course, did not go over well.

Fortunately for me, I wasn’t mentioned in this email. I’ve also had the experience that our fearless leader has had, wherein I emailed my boss what I meant to email my friend - and it was about my boss. I know how terrible that can be. I still have confidence because our fearless leader is an otherwise effective administrator, but it’s still unwanted (though accidental) drama.

Fun times.

Today one of the big discussions has been on creativity and the idea of coming up with new ideas (like, for business, you know?) One of the readings discussed pattern building in the human brain and that the order in which we’re presented with data can vastly effect the result we come up with; we naturally limit ourselves to “in the box” thinking because we build patterns in our brains to deal with situations.

Here’s a quick demonstration on how patterns get built in a normal person’s mind (though this somewhat loses effectiveness in print.)

Spell “POTS” 5 times fast.
What do you do at a green light?

Apparently, the correct answer is not “stop” (as almost anyone you administer the test to will respond.)

Interesting test. Since I’m not a very creative person, this particular part of the educational experience is going to be tough for me.

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