So I found a way to make it to swim practice on time on Sunday morning, but it's going to be really effing painful. See, the first 'normal' train in that direction would get me there at 8:35. Adding in 10 minutes of walking, I'd be half an hour late and have only an hour to swim (which, like last night, is way too short). If the other route were running (with a stopover in Gouda instead of Alphen a/d Rijn), it would take only 42 minutes instead of 58, and then I might be in business. But it's not, so here's what I figured out: that the trains to and from Schiphol run basically all night long. If I catch the 4:04 train out of Utrecht (yes, that's 4:04 AM! Just like work...) then it will make a two-hour-long loop through Schiphol and finally dump me off in Rotterdam at 6 AM, where I'll wait for another hour at the station and then catch a train to Gouda (which takes only 24 minutes, by the way). Once in Gouda, I'll take the bus to Waddinxveen. Like I said, really effing painful, but I'm reasonably used to getting up at that insane hour and my only class on Monday isn't until 16:00 ... so I'll give it a try this weekend and see what happens. If it's too awful, maybe I'll rethink it. But once classes get going, I can probably use the travel time to study or whatever. We all know I'm terrible at studying in my own room, so this might actually be a good thing.
Today: 11:00 Spanish, 13:45 Approaches in the Humanities, and 16:00 Creative Writing. Bring it on.