It's warm out today. 23 degrees is a good temperature though, I'd give up the much hotter summer days and the colder winter days if we just stay around 20. It's nice and cool in the shade, warm in the sun and not too hot.
Unless you're in class. I'm on the third floor of OUC's North Kelowna library for my Geography 111 class. It's three floors up and as you move up the stairs floor to floor you can feel the heat increase. There seems to be no air circulating, and just in a small windowless class there's 30 students giving off their own body heat, acting as oversized space heaters to crank the heat in here up maybe another eight to ten degrees.
This is my only summer course, and I hate it. I'm not good at science. These are facts that enter my head and bounce around like a tennis ball. They can't get traction, unlike history facts which stay put where they should be ready to be called up at test time. To make matters worse the idea of labs is driving me crazy. I'm crap at them, and the only good side is that they're only 5% of my grade for the class.
Since this is a condensed summer course the class is just a bit under two months long. It's twice a week, and runs from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm. After four hours of class I get a half an hour break and then it's off to two and a half hours of the lab. It is dreadful, and the fact that next class is our mid-term doesn't offer me any solace.
Delme was in town for a while. I'm not sure if I mentioned that in a previous post. It was good to see him, and good to see he seemed to be doing pretty good in Japan. I encouraged him to stay, pointing out that there wasn't anything more for him in Canada than there was in Japan. I also bought him a copy of Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby and told him that it would be inspiration for a writing project I'm encouraging him to set out on.