April 10th, 2001

Pinky

Extended update

Well, it's been a while since I had a lengthy update (the last few were just medium). So, since I have a few extra moments right now, I thought this would be a good time for a slightly longer update.

It's another nice day. Sunny here, a little cool, but overall not too bad. I am waiting for it to warm up a bit though, so that I can start biking again, maybe lose a few pounds. Yup, that's the plan. It will be easier once this quarter is over though, of course, then I need to start looking for a new place to live, as my lease expires at the end of July. I don't need to start looking too soon, but I can't put it off either. I would stay, but this weekend reminded me that almost all my neighbors smoke, which is distinctly noticeable when the windows are open. It will be an interesting hunt. I'm sure more details will come up as the time gets closer to look for something.

This last weekend was pretty relaxing, since I didn't have any Java homework, and the discrete homework wasn't too difficult. I should have probably worked on my parallel presentation, but I didn't, because I think I was trying to read a book, which I have subsequently finished. This weekend is going to be pretty packed with homework though. I will probably have Java to do, a paralell presentation to prepare for, other people's parallel papers to read, and no doubt I will have discrete homework due Thursday and then again on Tuesday. I wish he would give us the homework early so that I could do it all on the weekends, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon, since it is the middle of week 5 (yeah). So, this weekend is going to be pretty miserable, as I should also clean, and probably go to the grocery store. Hope it isn't TOO nice out.

Back to the book. It was a pretty good book. Glad I read it, though the ending was a little, how shall I say, predictable. It ended like pretty much every other thiller, although there was a some spice in it. It wasn't a bad book by any stretch of the imagination, and I was glad to see that my imagination still works. I can also say I can't wait to graduate, so that I can do some more reading for pleasure, or enlightenment, rather than for a grade.

Work is going ok. We are a few days behind schedule, but things are actually getting accomplished, so I can't complain too much. I think I finally got the installer and autorun features/parts working correctly, which is a good thing. I am just waiting for Don to get some stuff working, I think, which should hopefully be in the next day or two.

I wasn't planning on going to lunch today, as I wasn't terribly hungry, but my office-mate brought in some really foul smelling something or another, so I decided I needed to get out of here for a bit, if only to go for a walk. Martin, Robb and I decided to go the the pizza/sub shop around the corner, and I had a meatball sub, which isn't too good for you, but I got a small one (so it's ok). We had some nice chit-chat, and determined that we are all getting old. Martin is soon to be 27, and I'll be 24... hmmm. I never thought I would sitting here thinking this, but we all get older. Sometimes I feel young compared to the people around me, and then realize I am older than I lot of them. It makes one contemplative sometimes.

Class today should be another worthwhile experimentation in staying awake. Not that the class is terribly boring, and not that I have trouble staying awake in class (been a long time since I have fallen asleep, most probably due to my fairly consistent sleep schedule) it is just that he spends 30 minutes going over something that should take 5 minutes. Apparently some people need it though, since the class average on the last test was a C. I find this class fairly easy, which I find surprising, since I HATED discrete 1. Maybe it's because I actually do my homework. There might be something to the theory that you learn by doing your homework :)

I couldn't get to sleep (again) last night, so I visiting How Stuff Works, and found a little article on How skyscrapers work, which led me to a link at Skyscrapers.com, which is a really neat database. I thought it was neat to see the number of 10+ story buildings in Rochester was actually fairly significant, which is pretty cool. Overall, it is a really neat site.

I spent a bit looking for some QSL (ham radio) postcards for Travis this morning, and determined that I need to get a picture for the Ford St bridge, which is currently closed, and there is still no green around, so we need to solve both of those problems before we can get a good picture, which I am hoping both issues will resolve themselves by May, though only time will tell, or maybe the newspaper, but deinately time.

Very little else is going on right now (since I just explained everything above), but work isn't getting done with me typing this....
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