• I’m Not Quite Dead Yet

    Yeah, so beside that last blog post about Wal-Mart that I just published, I had not blogged since February 8, 2006. That’s quite a long time to go without explicating my thoughts or the reasons for not sharing them. Let me now tell you why I had not been sharing anything lately in an unordered list:

    • School

    So yeah, that’s basically it. I was taking 18 hours of school while working 40 hours per week. Add on the time necessary to complete all the co-requisite homework, papers, and preparation, and that leaves little time for me to have any leisure besides the occasional television program (American Idol and LOST).

    Spring 2006 GradesMy Grades
    I’m happy to report the following for my grades this semester:

    • University 200: Credit (This was a pass/fail course)
    • Computer Science 230: A
    • ISDS 350: A
    • Chemistry 124: A
    • English 325: A
    • Marketing 301: A
    • Average: A (4.00)

    I should be on the Chancellor’s list again, so I’m happy. Also, I was awarded a scholarship from Bowman Systems through the LSU-S College of Sciences. It’s only $500 per semester for two semesters (and I can apply again), but that will help a lot since it’s all coming out of my pocket.

    I’m now out of school on Summer break for a couple of weeks until my Summer classes start. The load should be much lighter and I should be able to blog more often, assuming I have things to blog about.

    [Note: By exploiting the Law of Time Spent With Josh, I was able to only meet with Josh on two occasions during this semester. The Law of Time Spent With Josh states that the amount of time spent with Josh Hale is inversely proporational to the percentage grade I receive in my classes. That is to say that if I spend a lot of time with Josh, I fail. A moderate amount of time: C, and almost no time at all: A. Thus, by using past observations and inductive reasoning, I can deduce that this is surely causation and not just correlation.]

  • School Time Again (Yay!)

    School is fun. There. I said it; get over it. Toward the end of each semester, it feels like time slows to a halt, right up until finals. That is pretty much the only time I’m not enthused. Sure, there are subjects I like more than others, of which Computer Science and Chemistry are prime examples. Sure, there are teachers I like more than others (Critcher, White, Cvek, Weeks). The simple fact is that school keeps me busy, and that’s what I need.

    I work every single day 8am-5pm, and 9am-5pm during school time, and after I get off work, I need something to do. I go to friends’ houses every now and then. I can usually find things to do on the weekend as well, but all the rest of that time I spend reading, on the computer, or watching TiVo. That’s fine, up to a point, but I get bored easily and I enjoy having school to take all of my time.

    When I finally do finish a degree, I am pretty sure I’m going to do a Master’s, so that should keep me busy for awhile, but after that, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I may become a career student and keep racking up degrees. 😉 I just want to move! I’m tired of Shreveport and the lack of things to do. I need to see the world! In lieu of that, I at least need to see the country.

    I had ISDS350 this morning, and I only know one person, Charles, so I talked to him. Tonight, in English 325, I didn’t know anyone, so I started talking to some people I’d never met, Sarah and Craig. It turned out they’re both really cool. We’re going to voluntarily be in a group together in that class to work on what I believe to be an instruction manual. I asked the teacher to put another guy, who she said was a good writer, in our group with us, as I believed it to be a mutual advantage. We’re awesome, and he’s a good writer. To my astonishment, she agreed.

    This should be an awesome semester, indeed. New friends, new classes, new subject material, and lots of things to keep me busy. Yes, that was a sentence fragment. Don’t tell my English teacher 😉

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