August 18th, 2003

Fiona and me in the snow

five hours of sleep my ass

One more week from today I will be walking the halls of the University of Arkansas dreaming up ways that I can design a plan to effectively blow up shit and of course coming up with other cool chemical ideas. Its amazing that I keep this journal and have kept it regularly for six months since the last time I went to school. I'm going to keep in one piece this time, no broken bones; I must finish this stupid degree so I can make something of the old life.

Yesterday was quite good though it was a long one seeing as I did some work, amazing isn't it?

While on the computer I smelled something baking in the afternoon. I asked my mom what it was, and she said it was a cake, for my birthday? Yes, amazing, I forget sometimes not only how old I am but when the day is and since it always happens when I'm up at university, it kind of sneaks up on me. My favorite cake is spice cake with this kick ass frosting that my mom makes made with brown sugar. So after dinner, we ate this cake, sang the three birthday songs that we always sing (our family is weird sunnyblue has been through the experience and I'm not going to bore you with the excruciating details. Cake was awesome and moist.

I wasn't expecting anything for my birthday, but from the fam, I got a little mini component stereo system thing that I can connect to my mixer. My other one had issues with the cd player plus it was really huge so this will be great and save lots of space. I don't know what I'll do for my actual birthday which is on the 28th of August, but I plan on maybe relaxing even though I'll have classes.

I worked long and hard on the publisher for our schedule. I've gotten it to print a schedule which is of course incorrect :), but it kind of works. I love programs that 'kind of work!' they rock.

So consequently I strained my brain from like 8 pm last night to 4 a.m. this morning, and I'm sure that an experienced programmer would be able to do what I did in not very long but I'm not experienced so actually finishing something and making it work really is a cool thing.

so to end this fragmented entry I wanted to reiterate that I'm ***so*** freaking tired you don't even know. I'm going to have to take a nap either that or continue pumping my body with coffee. Which ever it is, I'm sure it'll be fun :).