Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Down Time

I'm taking a bit of down time this morning--it's been an hour since I got up and I've done not a single productive thing. Weeeeee! And I don't think that is a bad thing either.

Last week was Spring Break, and no, I didn't get stuck in the lab all week, thank goodness! I did do some work on learning PHP and MySql and getting the rudiments of one of the website pages ready to show in the presentation on Tuesday. But I did most of that from my own computer--since all this stuff is open source, it's free for the downloading. :)

Since the semester has gotten busy, I haven't given religion or irreligion hardly any thought--for those of you who come here to read my thoughts on that topic. I haven't gone to any church for the last several weeks--thought on many occations that was a result of being up all night with Jim on a few Saturday night. Good times :)

Speaking of which, we went to a crazy party at Jim's friend's house last Saturday night. For me, it was the sort of party I always have heard about but I'd never actually been to one. Except for the Marti Gras party. LOL They had a band and there was a lot of alcohol going around. Me and one other girl in the house were apparently the only ones who didn't tie one on, thought I did get a bit tipsy before midnight. I'm just not a big drinker.

Anyway . . . there were some interesting events at the party. For one thing, there were a couple of old matching sofas that ended up in strange places--one on the roof and one in the tree out back. No telling who did it. ;)

The party came to a crashing halt when there was an apparent misunderstanding and a fight, and the cops showed up. To be perfectly honest, I'd never seen anything like this and came a bit unwound for a while. Didn't know what the hell to do. It turned out alright though. I wanted to leave--as I was sober and had no qualms about driving Jim's car, but he didn't want to leave his buddies in that situation. And I respected him for it and just resigned to hanging out all night. There was a lot of talking on cellphones trying to make sense of it all and reconcile some friends who had been involved. I don't know how that has turned out yet . . .

Anyway, I'm going to need to get off the computer and get ready for work. I am now working for the insurance adjuster, and getting better at my job. It's good stuff--I wouldn't even have to go in a 9am today if I didn't want to, but it's a good time for me and I said I'd be there. So I'd better get moving.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

an update

I'm now sitting in my finance classroom with 20 minutes to class time, my laptop, and wireless access. And a slight urge to post an update on my blog. So here goes.

School is still busy, though I finally have Spring Break next week. W00t!

For any of you who are interesting in programming, we changed from ASP.NET to PHP in the CIS development project. So I now have have the Apache web server and PHP5 installed on my computer--and I'm having a good time fooling with them. I'm debating whether or not I will install MySql, or just use the class DB server. I mainly don't want to get stuck in the lab during break. Anyway, since so many techical issues have been up in the air, we have got a bit of a break.

As far as the work situation goes, I'm now working as an independent contractor for an insurance adjuster near where I live. I get to work whatever hours I want, and that rocks!

Things are still going well with Jim. I love you :-*