Well, NaNoWriMo 2011 is OVER!!! I managed to survive and win with minimal damage to my grades. My health, on the other hand, is a different matter... Oh well.
I've discovered the douchebag status of some professors. We gave our presentations for our major projects this week. Now keep in mind that there are two astrobiologists in a geology class. The faculty that were asked to come in and help grade our presentations are GEOLOGISTS, and one of them has little respect for astrobiology. After Jon, the other astrobiologist (I'm the other), gives his presentation on proposed landing sites for the future astrobiology field laboratory to Mars, one of the faculty asks him why NASA should spend millions on an astrobiology mission, when A) Mars is apparently one of the most sterile environments in the universe and B) the basic geology is not completely understood. Jon makes a fairly good argument from an astrobiologist's viewpoint. The professor then goes on to say "That is a good argument. For an undergraduate."
W.T.F? Hello, douchebag teacher. All graduate students come from undergraduate students, and this course is crosslisted as both a grad and undergrad course.