a little effort

Posted by on Jan 25, 2009 in fun/interesting, life, thoughts, updates | 1 comment

So, I’m putting a little more effort into this posting thing. Mostly because I feel stupid having a blog that I never post to, and partly because I just feel like it.

It was a few weeks ago, but I had a seriously good time in Chicago with sister. I spent way too much on food, but it was all soooo good. It was really great to spend some time with just me and my sister. We actually got to have some good conversation that went below surface level. Nothing really crazy happened while I was there (except I did miss my train back home and had to catch a later one, but there weren’t any incidents with that). We did find a really cool bookstore that had like more bookshelf space than it had walking space (and floor to ceiling books, I didn’t know it was possible till I saw it).

Classes are going well as usual. I’m mostly enjoying them, although they are still in the beginning stages so it’s hard to tell how I’ll feel by the end.

Well, I think that’s it.

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come and gone

Posted by on Jan 14, 2009 in life, updates | 1 comment

Sadly enough winter break has been over for a few days now, and I did not write even a single blog post.

The trick is deciding what is enough without making it too much. If I write about every little thing, it seems like it would get boring in 5 seconds. If I only write about the big stuff, then it takes too much time to write….

So in an effort to try something rather than just not write, I will say this: my heater broke sometime yesterday. Kristie and I got home around 1am last night (after watching Benjamin Button, which I thought was good), only to find that our house was a mere 57 degrees. The temperature kept inching lower until it was 48 degrees when I awoke at 8:15. Luckily Jim Horn is a wonderful and magical heating guy, because he made it out in less than an hour. I’m not sure how long it took to fix the thing since I left for class just after he arrived. The happy ending: everything is hunky dory in the heating dept.

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so sad…

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008 in life, updates | 2 comments

It seems that everyone in my blog reading circle has joined me in not posting very much. I’ve noticed that there are select few that post regularly, and everyone else has just dropped out.

It used to be a nice to write out my thoughts and opinions online since I was mostly sitting at home working. Now that I’m at school, I have made a bunch of new friends that I can bother with all of my ideas. And yet there is still a nagging inside for me to post here.

Maybe Christmas break will allow for more blogging.

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oh how long it has been

Posted by on Oct 15, 2008 in life, updates | 0 comments

I can’t believe that it has been so long since I last posted to my blog. There are a decent amount of things to post about, but most of them are boring details to my computer science adventures (yes, they are adventures to a nerd).

I have been spending on average 10-12 hours per weekday in the lab/class and similar hours on most weekend days. The good news is that I have been making plenty of friends, and that I have been acting as a quasi teaching assistant for 2 (and sometimes 3) of my classes. I’m getting a lot of work accomplished for my classes despite the fact that Riverview web stuff (freelance work = 0) is not getting any further.

While I am looking forward to being done with school, I’m actually enjoying right where I’m at.

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getting in the habit

Posted by on Aug 27, 2008 in life, updates | 0 comments

School is starting to get me back into a regular routine again, which I really like.  It would be nice if I could get myself out of bed earlier though.  I’ve been trying to adjust my sleep schedule, but it sure is tough after the summer of waking up at random times.

My classes seem like they’re going to be interesting enough.  I have 2 professors who seem pretty awesome (EC201 & CSE491), and 2 that seem just okay (I’ll keep these guys anonymous).  It has been a little tough this week with having something scheduled for almost my whole day.  I haven’t been able to get as many things as I’ve wanted to.  Which reminds me, I still need to get my books for microecon…

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jury duty and other oddities

Posted by on Aug 18, 2008 in fun/interesting, life | 1 comment

Today as I was driving home from the Riverview Annual Staff meeting retreat I realized that I was supposed to “report” for jury duty this week and that I had forgot to do so (I wasn’t even sure it was this week).  Luckily when I finally called the right place, they told me that I was not needed today and so I was off the hook (what would have happened to me if they needed me today, I don’t know).  The weird thing is that to “report” for jury duty means I have to call this number after 5pm every day this week to see if they need me the next day.  I’ve never really known anyone that has had to report for jury duty, so it’s kinda weird.

My other oddity is that my scale seems to be smoking crack.  Not more than 5 days ago it was saying that I weighed 184 lbs (yikes!), which was the 5 lbs I said I lost in my last post.  Strangely for the last few days it has been saying that I weigh 189 lb.  I’m not sure how this is possible.  I know your weight fluctates throughout the day/week, but seriously?  I’m all bummed out about these numbers, wondering if I really even lost anything…  It’s not going to stop me though.  I’ve ran 9 our of the last 14 days, and I’m going to continue running every weekday (is this bad for you?)  I’m also still on track with the 100 push-up program that Noel and some other people are doing.  So my goal is 1.5 lbs/week until I’m down to 140-150 lbs (or super sexy slim, regardless of numbers).

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