Tips For Spring Cleaning: Filters to Gadgets

031511_rg_TipsSpringClean_00.jpgIt’s that time of the year when we should all give our places a good scrub. Cleaning isn’t the most pleasant activity, especially if you live alone, but there is something to be said about living in a clean home. When all the grime and funk has been removed, you might get the impression that you’ve moved into a new place.

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Friday: Semester Almost Complete Four Exams Done

My semester is almost over. I’ve got one last homework to complete for next week. I plan on attending the final research project presentations next week.

Exams went well. Out of four, three went well. The last one was a bit hard. I don’t know. We’ll see how it turns out. I’m totally out of it yet again. However, I did finally get my care package from Camelbak. More on the unboxing tomorrow. I took some nice photos.

Spring In Quebec

So.

Is it spring yet?

Yep.

Most definitely.

That doesn’t take away the snow that we still have on the ground. It’s been a record breaking winter, with about 500 cm of snow.

Today was the first day of nice and warm weather. Warm enough to walk around in a short sleeved shirt. Hormones are in the air at the university. Girls are coming out of their shells. I no longer need to wear any extra layers. That is amazing. I’ve been wearing thermal underwear until a few days ago. I finally put them aside.

End of term. Last week of school. Actually, there are still two more weeks left. Next week, I have got four exams in two days. The next week, I’ll have to finish my last homework that’s due on May 2nd. I’ll try finishing it this weekend, but things are not looking good for that.

It’s going to be raining all weekend. At least that will make me study. I was planning on running a bit in the neighborhood, but I’m not that well equipped. Actually, it should be too bad since I’ve got some shorts.

I cut my hair last night. It wasn’t the best idea, but given the tools that I had at the time, my hair’s looking good. I waited too long to cut it and ran into all sorts of problems. I think that there might be parts in the back that aren’t all that even, but I’ve always recently gone for a mini mohawk Beckham style. It doesn’t matter. Cutting your own hair, without a clipper, is kind of like a work in progress. It’s simple enough and I don’t do things like layering, but the end result is alright.

I finished a class today. I still have classes tomorrow. Next Wednesday, I usually have 6 hours worth of classes. In one class, people are presenting their projects. In the other two, the professors will be answering questions. Then on Thursday, I have two exams. I have two more on Friday. I’ve already started preparing. I think it will go well, but it’s going to be stressful.

Snowfall In April

Just when you think that the winter is over, it starts snowing again. I woke up this morning at around 10AM to find a full blown snowstorm had started. It’s been snowing since then. It’s covering everything with a nice white layer of fluff.

We had very warm temperatures this week. We were expecting some rain mid-week, but I guess the rain became a snowfall on the weekend.

Just a few moments ago, my roommate told me that slush is everywhere. Slush mixed in with mud and shit like that. It’s not pleasant to walk in such a concoction. You get the back of your pants all brown because of the slush.

I don’t really mind, but I hope that we’ll get warmer temperatures in the next couple of days to clean up. However, since we still have very high snow piles everywhere, I doubt that it will really make a difference.