Archive for May, 2006

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Grades Are In!

May 17, 2006
  • Senior Project — A
  • CS: The Canon — A
  • NLP — Incomplete
  • Piano II — A-
  • Folklore — A
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School Continues to Haunt Me

May 16, 2006

I still haven't gotten my goddamn grades. Stupid CU!

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Getting Back to Normal

May 15, 2006

I spent a lot of today cleaning up the apartment after last night's party. Great party, too bad some of it is such a blur. Since Kendra's party on Thursday it's been one non-stop weasel-filled thrill ride. As much fun as I've had, I am looking forward to things getting back to something resembling normal.

Speaking of something, I got an e-mail from Liz indicating that she'll be able to employ me until the end of July. Hopefully it will be enough to sustain myself while I look for something a little more permanent.

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And Fifty Foot Extension Cords

May 11, 2006

It's all over now. David and I turned in "The Book" for senior project yesterday. That's really the last thing I had to do for school.

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With Our Hairdryers Aimed Heavenwards

May 8, 2006

Today was my first final, and the only one that I was worried about. In short, I think I nailed it. Unlike the midterm, I felt like I was able to express my ideas in a clear, sensible fashion. Of course, since I feel so good about this test, Preston probably won't. After all, I thought I'd done pretty poorly on all of the other assignments and he's given me nothing less than an A- (he handed back my final paper, which was basically just a rough draft having gone through no revisions of any kind except a spell check, and he gave me an A). It stands to reason—though not really—that he'd dislike something I feel is actually well done.

At any rate, it's over now. No more porn-stories class for me! All that remains is a piano final tomorrow morning, and the final printed release of our senior project.

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Classes Are Over

May 6, 2006

Classes are officially over now. For the rest of my life! Well, maybe not; who knows. Anyway, one paper and two finals left. Then, hopefully, CU will mail me my receipt.

On a far more awesome note, Ajay starting a Drawing Blog—a "Draog", if you will. Check it out.

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Design Expo

May 3, 2006

I seem to be having trouble these days writing about things when they happen; it usually takes me a few days to get around to it. Anyway, last Saturday was the Design Expo at CU, where engineers set up exhibits of projects they've done for classes. As part of our senior project we were required to set up something for smrt.

So Thursday David printed out our awesome poster. Friday, he and I went over to the hardware store to McGyver up a way to display it at the expo. And Saturday morning, David, Cory, and I showed up around 9:30 to set up. I helped David bring over his TV and his shuttle, bandit. Most of the day was spent standing around talking and watching cartoons—the advantage of having a media center for a project was that we could use it to watch Jonny Quest and Futurama when there wasn't anyone asking about our project.

Mostly the day felt like a pretty big waste of time; we were just standing around not getting anything done. My dad came by and I got to show him the final product complete with remote control—that was cool, especially since he'd been privvy to me really losing my temper over this project a few months ago. David's dad and uncle also came by, which was equally cool. Other than that, it was pretty boring. One really fantastic thing did happen, though. We won an award for our project. Nothing terribly spectacular: a beer glass that has the ITLL logo on it and some candy. But this is the first time in my life I can recall winning something like that, and it was pretty cool. We also got something like 5% extra credit points in senior project, which is pretty nice.

Jen took this great picture of Cory, David, and me.

Cory, Evan, and David that the 2006 Design Expo