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:: Erg ::
:: 10:32:04 PM ::
:: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 ::



I have a headache.

That is all.





:: Grace ::
:: 08:46 am ::
:: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 ::




Amazing Grace,
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.


T'was Grace that taught
My heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieve
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.


Through many dangers, toils and snares,
We have already come
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far
And Grace will lead us home.


The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.


When we've been here a thousand years
Bright shining as the sun!
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Then when we've first begun.


Amazing Grace,
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now...
I see.





:: Got Job? ::
:: 11:11 a.m. ::
:: Monday, September 9, 2002 ::




Lookie! Saje has a job!

That's right, kiddies, Saje actually managed to get her crap together long enough that she convinced someone to hire her! Scary, eh? It's not a bad job, but it isn't absolutely wonderful, either. It fits my purposes though: ~10 hrs/wk, flexible hours, friendly environment, decent pay (for a Freshman), and it's all pretty simple stuff. I'm going to be the "Student Office Assistant" (i.e. copier, typer, go-fer) for two nice ladies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Yay!

I'm off to my 18-100 recitation now, and then it's off to lunch. Work starts at 1:30 and goes till 5 (approximately... we're going to work out hours today). After that, I have a 18-100 Supplemental Instruction session. I hope actually have time for homework (and sleep) today...





:: Classy ::
:: 11:32:07 AM ::
:: Friday, September 6, 2002 ::



I keep using these silly acronyms and numbers to refer to my classes (I think it's a college thang...).

Day Number Time Description
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
21-115 8:30-9:20am Differential Calculus (mini-course)
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
88-104 9:30-10:20am Decision Processes in American Political Institutions
Monday 21-115 (flexible) Intro to Elec. and Comp. Engineering (recitation)
Tuesday
Thursday
15-111 10:30-11:20am Intermediate Programming (Java)
Tuesday
Thursday
21-115 12:30-1:20pm Calculus (Recitation)
Tuesday
Thursday
18-100 3:00-4:20pm Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Thursday 18-100 6:30-9:30pm Intro to ECE Lab






:: Cluster-Fudge ::
:: 05:11 p.m. ::
:: Thursday, September 5, 2002 ::




I woke up (late) after not sleeping well. The last thing I remember was being taken off to an insane asylum, and wondering if it was worth it to kill the orderly so that I could escape (there was something very important that I had to say, and no one would listen to someone in an asylum).

I woke up with a headache. Not a bad one, but quite a distracting one.

I got to class on time, luckily, but it's my shiny new 15-111 class, so I had NO CLUE what was going on. NOT a fun sensation, especially after the teacher casually mentions that we have a quiz on Tuesday. Crap. Or, rather, SHIT.

So, blah. I'm not doing too well today. I took meds, but I didn't have anything to eat, so my stomach will probably be a bit unhappy in a little while.

I either have to turn in homework next, or I have a quiz. I hope we're turning in homework, because I don't think I'm in very good shape for a quiz.

I have 18-100 later today, too, and it has a funny tendency to make me feel yucky and headachy. Maybe it'll be perverse and cure this headache? One can only hope.

Anyway...

Yesterday, unlike today, was a pretty good day. I GOT MY COMPUTER! (yay!) I'm not using it now, but I have my laptop just about set up. It made me late to my interview, though. (The interview didn't go too well, by the way). I was really excited when I first got the packages, but I became a little less excited after I had to drag all 48 ungainly pounds of them up four flights of stairs to my room.

Oh, well. It's worth it! :)





Pitas Client
:: 12:52:10 AM ::
:: Thursday, September 5, 2002 ::



Here I am, on my LOVELY NEW COMPUTER, testing Benly One's pitas client.





:: One Blind Mouse ::
:: 04:06 p.m. ::
:: Friday, August 30, 2002 ::




Is it particularly bad that I seem to be losing a sense of time out here?

I'm torn between conflicting impulses about college. According to most people, college is supposed to be the "best time of your life!" and, thus, I am inclined to try to enjoy it. But, really, college involves a lot of money and the main purpose of it is to do well in classes in order to get some sort of degree. The result of these two facts is that I am going to be working VERY hard for my 4 years here, and perhaps will not be able to enjoy it so much.

Especially when I think about the fact that I am only working NOW so that I may work even harder (and with fewer breaks) LATER, after I've gotten some sort of certification. *Why*, pray tell, am I doing this?

Packing up my things and running away to Ireland (or New Zealand, maybe) sounds very appealing, sometimes.



...and how the HELL do I get to Wal-Mart from here, anyway?...





:: Yar ::
:: 11:01 a.m. ::
:: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 ::




In response to Eveline's last August 27th entry:

I wanna be on AIM. *sniff, sniff*

*continues to use public clusters, which lack such things*

It's not the crickets that really bother me around here. I kind of like those. The ones that bother me are the insects that make that *hideously loud* noise ALL DAY. They sound like a really bad, annoying sound affect from a "B" sci-fi flick. I haven't figured out what kind of bug they are yet (we don't have them in Portland, unlike crickets), but they're EVERY-friggin'-WHERE! And I ki--I mean, I *found a dead one*, and it's HUGE! I think there's some sort of invasion going on...






:: Camooering ::
:: 01:39 p.m. ::
:: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 ::




A quick entry from the comp lab...

My laptop just reached Portland! It should be here in a week or two... yay!

I just met a girl from Lake Oswego in my Calc recitation! I've only met one other person from Oregon, and that was Uland (whom I knew before I came) so he doesn't really count. Out here, I've been bonding with people who come from as far away as Utah... many of us are a bit "West Coast homesick."

I bought some incorrect text books. I should return 'em, but I don't wanna... I'd have to buy new ones, and that just hurts my checkbook too much.

I'm trying to decide if I should move up in my Programming or Calc classes. The programming class is for people with no programming experience, but I don't know if Mr. McP's class really counts for anything. And, of course, I've already taken Calc before... the material in the textbook isn't new to me. I don't want to put myself in classes that are too hard for me, but at the same time I don't want to be in a bunch of "easy A" classes.

On the plus side, I get free ice cream tonight for being a girl and being involved in engineering.








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