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added Fri September 01 2006 at 8:10 PM
I guess it's been a busy week, which is funny since it's my last week before fall semester starts again. This upcoming semester could be very hard, depending on how some of these classes pan out. As of 5 pm earlier today, I am signed up for 18 credits (!!!!). I'm hoping that the two computer science courses will be cake, one's a 100-level, and the other I've heard isn't bad at all. I'm considering putting off my stats class until next semester. That would definitely simplify this semester, but at the cost of putting that class off yet again. Add onto the insane number of classes twenty hours of work every week (gotta eat to live, gotta work to eat), and it looks like Jo-Pete might be away from home 14-18 hours a day.

Dan (my roommate)'s parents are in town for a couple days and they were nice enough to invite me along to eat at Olive Garden, which was definitely nice. A couple girls had stopped by earlier in the day to let us know that there was a UVSC institute dance starting at 9. We didn't finish eating until just after 10, so I drove over as soon as we got home.

Every dance committee hopes that there will be a huge turnout, but I don't think anybody was prepared for the numbers that showed. The dance committee's dreams turned into a bit of a nightmare. When I showed up, they had just started restricting people from getting in, only allowing people in when somebody else left. I got in after a couple minutes and quickly realized why people were leaving. The huge gym was completely packed with people and it was HOT. My glasses almost fogged up from the moisture pouring off the dance floor, and it didn't smell too pretty, either.

I hung out in the halls for a bit before I found an air vent on the edge of the dance floor. I stood there pretty much the rest of the night, watching people (girls) go by and listening to the music. They actually played a surprisingly good mix of music, ranging from a little bit of trance/techno to some hip hop to a couple swing songs, and everything in between. Something for everybody, although I was most interested in the swing.

With about 40 minutes left in the dance, I spotted someone I recognized. I thought that she was a girl from my 280 (social dance) class a couple years ago, so the next swing song that played, I went up and asked her to dance. Much to my surprise, she said sure, but she didn't know how so I'd have to show her. This caught me off guard, but I led her through the basic step and we had fun. Afterward, we talked for a little bit and figured out that she'd been in my latin dance class last semester. She raved about how much she wanted to take more dance classes and how much she loved it and asked if I would sign up for a class with her so that she could get in. I've been thinking about auditing 280 (because it's been awhile, and I'm not ready to try to take 380), so I took her number and told her I'd call her.

Yes indeed, I actually got her number. I'm not specifically looking for anything here, but it's nice to feel wanted/needed. I'll give her a call tomorrow to compare schedules, because it was just way too loud in there to think, let alone talk.

The closing dance was with a girl who planned on entering the Family History program at BYU in a couple years (she is doing an associates at UVSC first). I realized after the fact that it probably sounded like a line when I told her that my uncle was director of the program, but she was fun to talk to. And cute. Absolutely gorgeous hair - reminded me of Carrie's. No, I didn't get her number. She didn't offer it. We only talked for about 3 minutes, so it would've been rather surprising. I'll probably never see her again, but it is, after all a small world.

Speaking of small worlds, I ran into Paige. She was heading out about the time that I got there. I guess I overestimated the size of the world when I said that I'd never see her again if she didn't want to go on any more dates. I must admit that I felt just a little bit awkward, but I think mostly just because it totally caught me off guard.

Tomorrow I'm going to focus on reading and web design. I've got one day to set up a database-driven web application to take everybody's information and pictures for the ward directory. I'm going to hook up my camera to the mac (I hope I can get that to work) and have each person enter their information and attach it to the file name of the picture using a MySQL database. I've been thinking about how I'll pull this off for several days now, but now I have 24 hours to get it all to work together. I won't be posting the resulting database (privacy issues, for sure), but maybe I'll put some of the code in JPsDocs.
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