February 26th, 2006


ohio represent

Over the last 24 hours, I've managed to:

  • seriously upset my best friend on campus (sorry Eric)
  • waste said best friend's gas money driving the scenic route back from Wellington (instead of straight north, as it should be)
  • discover that the jury duty I was scheduled for over spring break is actually next week
  • contract horrible indigestion from eating chili in a bread bowl in wellington
  • lie in bed all afternoon, not doing any work, due to said indigestion
  • go to decafe three times
  • overuse the adjective form of the word "said"

    On the plus side, I have a shiny new Ohio state ID. Now I can prove to bartenders that I can't legally drink until May!

    Also, talking politics and religion with Erica is always interesting.
    • Current Music
      Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'

    now you're playing with power

    I am pretty much done with the first CS280 assignment--all that's left is the paragraph of analysis and some minor cosmetic changes. This is very suspicious. I've done in four days this week what I couldn't finish in two weeks last year. I don't feel significantly better at C++ than I was last year, or any more knowledgeable about the algorithms, and the assignment is exactly the same. It's like the very fabric of reality has changed to fit my understanding of the material--like the problems themselves have become fundamentally easier. No more Mountain Dew migraines, no more twiddling with gdb for weeks and weeks--I just type something up, and by golly, it works.

    I do not know why the machines have suddenly decided to do my bidding, but I am dearly grateful for this unexpected blessing.
    • Current Music
      the distant sound of sorting numbers
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