January 11th, 2005

Fiona and me in the snow

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Ok, I lied. Its the next day, not an hour from now. I didn't really have much to write aboutanyway, so this one will be short as well.

The more I play my piano, the more I like its sound. The sound, the tone, mmmmmm tasty!!! Wait a minute, I muts not say that, Zim might get ideas.

I didn't do much yesterday. The big highlight of the day was when my old teacher Jo, who we hung out with last week in Little Rock, wanted to come over to use me for my mocha making skills and hear my new piano. We had a great time as usual talking about the state of the world, and drinking lots of alcoholically laced espresso. I knew there was a reason why I had so many friends in high school :). NO just kidding, back then I only put chocolate, not Bailey's, in my coffee. I think my Dad also enjoyed having Jo there to watch as he realized that the 36 boxes of new hardwood flooring we got was in fact the wrong stuff. I guess there's something to having another woman in the house when Mom comes home and finds this out.

Not much else went on yesterday and not much else is going to go on today. Man, I'm boring. I suppose that I can't wait until I get to go back to school where I can continue to be boring there rather than being bored/boring at home. Hey at least we have scrap metal dog. More when I have it.
Fiona and me in the snow

Graduate school fun, is this really too good to be true?

Today's big accomplishment besides napping, registering for classes.

I thought I'd have classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but no. IT'll be two classes, Tuesday and Thursday, both in the same room, and the first one starting after 12. How cool is that. First I'll take Introduction to Bionegineering Fundamentals, which I got credit for from Australia but for which it wasn't taught too well, being the first time they taught it. My advisor is teaching it as well, so it should be a fun class, hopefully. I'm sure I'll learn all there is to know about enzyme pathways and things I'll probably never use but ... Since I'm now a graduate student, I can take it over and get credit for it. I'm also taking Advanced Chemical Engineering Calculations, which is basically programming equations and chem e modelling situations into Matlab. That's going to be a fun one for sure. We'll see if it is or not, but my first impression of the description and what people are saying about it is that it should be worth my time. I really wonder if I'll have four day weekends every week or if this is just a figment of my imagination. Surely graduate students do more than this. I know I'm not teaching as of yet, but ... wow. *resists adding another class just because* No seriously, I think I'll have plenty to do in the way of practicing for my internship, so I'm not too concerned.

On the Zim front, Zim hasn't eaten anything inside the house yet, but that's because he was out for most of the day.

That's about it from here. I really shouldn't have taken an hour and a half nap today. I'm going to be up for hours now. Oh well, there's always books to be read considering how little time I'll have to do them next semester :). More soon.