Tuesday, February 22, 2005

signs that you may be a senior CIS student at UofL . . .

Sorry, if you are not a senior CIS student at UofL, much of this will make no sense to you. LOL

  • If the thought of ever trying to order a beer in SQL has ever crossed your mind.

  • If you have ever had a professor suggest that he could fix a fauset because he knows SQL.

  • If you refer to the CIS lab as either the trenches or the dungeon.

  • If you think there is something funny about the mention of Keystone . . .

  • If you are half convinced that one of your professors is a robot built by another professor, who is himself a robot from another planet. And that when the former professor goes off on weird tangents, like suddenly talking about the merits of CIS students marrying each other in the middle of a lecture about SQL, it's because the latter experienced a glitch.

  • If you've had a professor say you can't swing a cat without hitting a database.

  • SkipJack! (groan)

  • "Read the damn book!"

  • If most of your social life revolves around the computer lab.

  • If you are in the CIS lab past midnight on a regular basis (more a sign that you are in CIS420).

  • If the above situation doesn't really bother you much. Really.

  • If you have ever laughed when a professor in a different department warned you that his class will be the hardest you have ever taken.

I'll post more as I think of things. Just to give you a taste of what my school life is like lately. It's alright, really. :-)

Sunday, February 20, 2005

it's been a while

I haven't wrote for a while, since I've been really busy with school. And other things. :)
I have now started working in the lab until about 1am with my project group on Thursday, Sunday, and Monday nights. And sometimes on other days. In fact, that is where I am now, taking a little break.
I also have my other classes to contend with, though they have not become quite as time consuming. Stuff I'm doing for other classes includes a crash course in ASP.NET and a book I'm reading for Database Security called Body of Secrets.

I had a job interview last Friday but I'm not really optimistic about getting the job.

On a totally other note, my new flame is still burning well. And he has an adorable little neice ;)

Ok, I've got to get back to work now . . .

Monday, February 07, 2005

desires of my heart

I got this idea from David's blog (http://amazinggracelikerain.blogspot.com/). . .

In the years to come, I hope to:

  • Graduate

  • Find a job I enjoy

  • Become an expert in something (first I need to decide what lol)

  • Get married and (maybe) have a couple of kids, which would include . . .

  • Develop a deep and commited relationship with a great guy

  • Learn to accept myself unconditionally

  • Go on a long hiking trip.

  • Stargaze more often

  • Go to more star parties

  • Move out of my parent's house

BTW, these are in no particular order, except that I tried to group related items together.
Not a bad list for 5 minutes thought :)

need coffee . . .

This has been one busy weekend. LOL
I've got a finance test, a group presentation, and a five page paper due tomorrow. I finally got the paper done today--at least I have a good working draft and the works cited and all that. I'll not do much more to it. I'm a little bit nervious about the finance test, but I've been studying for that enough already! I just hope he doesn't make it too difficult. And I've got to meet with my group for the presentation tonight at 7. I've had just about enough of school . . . I'd like to graduate this year.
Right now I'm sitting in the library at school taking a bit of a break. I should study for that test some more, but I don't think I can make myself concentrate on it. I'm also waiting for Jim to call, since he is getting back from Mardi Gras today. Last I talked to him it sounded like he'd had enough of wild partying. LOL I'm ready for him to come back. :)

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

a new flame

I feel good right now. For one thing, I still have that energized feeling you get from exercising--since I have managed to maintain my goal of exercising about six days a week for one month now. I've been doing some yoga (out of a book) and using an elliptical machine. I have found that exercising makes a great study break, especially when you get tired of sitting still so long or get stiff at the computer.

But that is not the main thing that is on my mind right now. It looks like I have found myself a new flame. We met online. Actually he sent me a message right on the last day before my subscription run out. I sent him a message and told him that he'd better send me his e-mail address if he wanted to hear from me any more! LOL It turned out to be a good move. Today was our fourth date--we went shopping for Mardi Gras beads (he's going there tomorrow! And to think I'm stuck in class! LOL), and got some seafood, and shopped around in Ear X-Tacy (in case you're not from Louisville, that is a local CD store--the best one in town IMO). We drove around town and laughed our heads off over a lot of silly stuff. And I think he is one of the sweetest guys I've ever met. :)