I'm taking a class on irrigation technology and water resource management this quarter (not just because I want to, but because it both fills a huge hole in my schedule and fulfills a technology requirement). Sounds all technical, right? Well, let's just say that after the last year and a half of engineering classes, the idea of needing to spend two lectures on unit conversion including thirty minutes on inches to feet is simply beyond my understanding. I mean, I know the aggies drink a lot, but surely this is elementary stuff?
On the other hand, it is looking like it will be a fun class, especially when we get into the more interesting technical bits, like sizing and doing flow calculations. I was hoping for a section on wetlands reconstruction, but I think this is not the right class for that. I admit to a qualm or two when the teacher suggested that our take-away information for this course would be knowing how to install sprinklers in our lawns, but you know, I can actually use that information. Of course, I did just spend three months reading every book in the library about it and making a detailed sprinkler plan, but I'm always open to more information.
Other than that, I have just studio and professional practise. Thirteen units. I'm not sure how I'm going to cope, with so little to do at school. In all likelihood, I will waste the time on things like reading that whole shelf of books I just found on concrete mix design. The library of a technical school is full of gems like that.
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