February 7th, 2006


junior year 2: revenge of the sophomore year

MWF 10-10:50 AM CSCI 280: Introduction to Algorithms, take two (with ESMAIL BONAKDARIAN ;_;)
MW 2:30-3:45 PM JWST 258: Introduction to the Talmud
Tues 7:00-10:00 PM CRWR 320: Fiction Workshop :D
TT 9:30-10:50 AM MATH 232: Linear Algebra

So basically this is--CRWR 320 aside--all the courses I would have taken sophomore year if I had been smart like everyone else. I suppose this is to make up for last semester, in which I took mostly 300-level courses.

My ATM card has spontaneously vanished from my wallet. It's no major cause for alarm because I can just cancel it and get a new one, but it's frustrating to not be able to buy textbooks until a week into classes. I used a check to get some money to hold me over until then. Got a bunch of notebooks and splurged on a copy of Ovid's Metamorphoses (can spending money on Ovid ever qualify as "splurging"?). Must be good if it inspired all those pretty paintings in the National Gallery in London.

Andy and I were playing Double Dragon II in my room the other day, and we were at that part on Stage 2 where my livejournal icon drops from the helicopter, and Leora looked over our shoulders and said, "That's so weird! You're beating up little erfs!" Ex dee.

My body still isn't used to getting up in the mornings and going to bed at night. It keeps telling me to take a nap and I keep telling it no and ZONK NARCOLEPSY.
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test of sanity

Whoo. CRWR 320 (the fiction workshop) looks to be a lot of work. I could juggle two out of three of CS 280, Linear Algebra, and CRWR 320, but all three is going to be a stretch. Dropping one doesn't look like a viable option if I want to graduate on time. Nor is dropping the Talmud class, since I need cultural diversity credit.

It's nice that the fiction workshop meets only once a week, and at night. Keeps it from interfering with other things. It's a little alarming that it runs for three hours, though. When's the last time you've done anything for three hours straight? Even fun things get kind of tedious after that long. Professor Chaon is a pretty cool guy, though--he owns two snakes and spent the '90s playing Baldur's Gate.

Remember when the unfortunate confluence of 280, calc, CRWR 110, and family problems made me a shivering, babbling nervous wreck last year? I'm going to have to manage my time really well if I don't want that to happen again. I must be borderline OCD in self-discipline. Each day, a screen of code, a half-page of prose, and then I rest. A sabbath on Saturday, for brain-recharging (studying for the Talmud class doesn't break sabbath), and Linear on Sunday, and I think I've got a shot at sanity. Maybe.

On a more random note, there are an awful lot of juniors named Anna who are creative writing majors. Three of them are in my class.
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