I'm sofa king stupid

[really really big ass rant]
I’m so fucking stupid. Very fucking stupid. I feel like a moron. You wanna know why? No? I’ll tell you anyways.

I take Physics 101. I also take Physics Lab. I took this class 2 years ago in HS. I thought it was easy. It still is in my mind. So I blow it off. Thinking I can do everything in 15 minutes and get an A. How pompus can I be? Needless to say I’ve got HW due tomorrow and a lab report. I’ve had all damn week(and last week) to do it. Guess when I decided to start? Ohh, about 3 hours ago. Do I understand it? Fuck no. Am I pissed? Yes. Very pissed. Am I going to get that A like I wanted? Most likely not. This is easy shit that I should know. Its on velocity, speed and acceleration for christ’s sake! I was so pissed that I wasn’t getting it I drank a couple beers. So now I’m drunk. Ain’t gonna get shit done now. God… I’m so fucking stupid. The HW doesn’t make any sense, I have no one around to help me and the lab report is a bigger crock of shit than the HW. Its times like this I wish I didn’t give up pot. Damn it. Why couldn’t I have started this last week? Now I’m on the SD, wasting even more time, which isn’t letting me get my work done… ARGH!! I need to get this done, I need to get this done…must go finish it…
[/really really big ass rant]

“People must think it must be fun to be a super genuis,
But they don’t realize how hard it is
to put up with all the idiots in the world.”
– Calvin and Hobbes


You’re seeing a whole team of psychiatrists, aren’t you?

ah, yes, tuition money well spent.

My advice? Justify drinking a few by thinking it’s pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

OTOH, maybe that’s not such great advice

Sly: fuck you

“People must think it must be fun to be a super genuis,
But they don’t realize how hard it is
to put up with all the idiots in the world.”
– Calvin and Hobbes

A lot of us went to college. I had a case of beer in my room all the time. And we drank it when it fit the schedule. Fri to Sun. make a schedule for yourself, however lame that may seem. Remind yourself when it’s time to get drunk/whatever…

Man, don’t sweat it! It’s only one class. I took Psych 101 a record 5 times before I finally passed it with a W/P. I failed out of college an astonishing 2 times and lost my scholaship before I got my shit together. Now I am the proud owner of a totally useless degree and must go back to graduate school to get something worthwhile. Man, you aint stupid. If anyone is stupid, it’s me. I didn’t get the whole “sofa king” thing til like 2 seconds ago.
So don’t feel bad. Chalk this up to poor planning on your part and do better the rest of the year.

“I was being honest, @$$hole, I would expect YOU to know the difference.”
~~John Bender in The Breakfast Club.
Talk to me, baby! mcdsanti@hotmail.com

Think, think, drink.

no, no no. try again.

so you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts. what’s so amazing about really deep thoughts? Tori Amos

Whoa, ITCGM. Just cool down, drink a lot of coffee, and be calm. Just sit down, take a lot of deep breaths, and keep drinking the coffee. Just sit and work and work. It’ll be tough, but you CAN do it. You might not get the A, but, as someone’s sig line says

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.

I, too, am in college and have learned that you always take a class seriously. Also, pay attention in class. I was barely on time for one exam and totally missed another.

I’ve also learned not to panic or get in a rage (I was fairly peeved when I found out I missed an exam), you don’t get anything done. So my advice is be calm and concentrate. It’s tough, and may not in the end be worth it, but it’s the best you can do.

Oh, and make and drink a lot of coffee to try and counteract the beers. And stay awake. Try to stay away from cigarettes until you’re done.

This might not help (you may be gone, too drunk, too upset, too a college student [hey, when do I listen??]) but I’m tossing it out there.

Or, you could just go in tomorrow without the stuff done and get all pompus on him.

“I am the Cow God. Do you realize how busy I am? Godding cows is a full time effort - I have no time for assignments from mere mortals. Begone with you!”

(I never said that I was going to give constructive advice :))

Really, don’t sweat it too much. I goofed around quite a bit in college. Try your best the rest of the term (or withdraw from the class now) and retake it later if you don’t like your grade. It happens to the best of us. :slight_smile:

Princess of the Time and Space Continuum since 1969 (upgraded to Goddess 01/07/00)-

OK, we have enough youth. How about a fountain of smart. =^…^=

Perhaps a little refresher on kinematic equations will help:

Been there. Man, have I ever been there. You think messing around in Physics 101 is bad, I blew off Quantum Mechanics.

Take it easy. Stop, breathe, doodle on the paper, think about succulent daisies to eat, and relax. You can’t understand things when you’re forcing yourself.
– Sylence

I don’t have an evil side. Just a really, really apathetic one.

I hate Homework. That’s why I didn’t go to University.


The Legend Of PigeonMan - You asked for him, now he’s back! Hurrah!

Dear Godmoo, I so miss college!!!

This is so familiar I can’t explain. I blew off Physics 107-108-109 under the same circumstances, continued to blow off Engineering Physics, Quantum Physics, Dynanics, statics, Diff EQ, …you get the point.

Face it, you love it, and don’t know how lucky you are. This is a story you’ll laugh about one day, and the beer makes it so much for intersting. :slight_smile:

Anyways, get what you can done, the semester is just starting, and homework in the end is worth nothing compared to Exams, Midterms, and Finals. Have a beer, just don’t spill on the homework.

Worry not; there are those who have screwed up even worse than you.

Example: In Spring 1992, my GPA for the semester was a 3.9. In Fall 1992, my GPA for the semester was 1.6.

But, there were those who were worse off than me. I had a good friend who gave up on engineering and just stopped trying. He wound up with a 0.9 GPA that semester. HE comforted himself by thinking about someone he knew who got a 0.6.

We all made it through and we’re all doing okay, though most of us didn’t finish in the same major we started. So, take heart; it ain’t so bad, by comparison.

Cowgod, if it makes you feel any better, I first saw your topic early this morning, and I just now realized what you meant by “sofa king stupid”. I thought you were comparing yourself to somebody named sofa king, like on one of those cheesy commercials. I guess I’m sofa king stupid, too…

In regards to the OP, like others have said it’s only one class and it’s still very early in the semester. Don’t give up, there is hope for you yet. :slight_smile:


There’s still hope. My degree was in Physics, and most all labs I had followed the same gameplan, they dropped the highest and the lowest grades and averaged the rest. You just need to hump it the rest of this semester. Always beware of classes considered easy A’s (Music appreciation and angling readily come to mind), the professors know you think it’s an easy A.

I must confess to having taken Physics 214, the solitary required lab course, 3 times without ever passing! That’s just the way I am. I could pull an A in the regular classes with some effort, a B without trying but I could not pass the lab!

My salvation was that they moved it from a required to an optional class just before I graduated. Otherwise I’d still be taking that one class over and over again, trying to get my degree.

That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.

Wow, Omni, you blew off everything I blew off.

– Sylence

I don’t have an evil side. Just a really, really apathetic one.

It took me two years of college before I figured out that there was no way in flaming hell that I was going to be a biochemist.

At least I got the core classes out of the way.

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.

Fuck me? Suffice it to say I’d be the best piece of ass you ever had.