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    1,000,002 999,999 things to do; Excel  echo $newRAM;
    added Fri January 30 2004 at 12:59 AM
    It's entirely too late at night. I'm going to have to wake up way too early. Sleep is a luxury I can't afford, yet a necessity I can't live without. The good news is that it has been a productive nighttime. I finished a thermo assignment (only two more to do by tomorrow AAAAACKK), and got stuck on the first problem of the second assignment due tomorrow. I'm going to attempt to wake up early enough to go to the TA with questions. I probably should wake up early enough to at least attempt several other questions before I go, just because I'm afraid the whole thing's going to take more than the two hours that the TA has hours tomorrow.

    I like Excel. It's fun. Granted, I have been working on the assignment for kinematics for about an hour and a half now, but now that it's done, I could (if I wanted to) change the specified dimensions and it will rebuild the whole chart for me automatically. The whole excercise rather restores my faith in my ability to learn *something*. It also reminds me that maybe I need to get out of my major and find something that focuses on computers. Maybe if I totally flunk more than one of my classes this semester, I'll see about transferring. I *really* hope it doesn't come to that.

    Happy Day  echo $newRAM;
    added Fri January 30 2004 at 10:33 PM
    It's been awhile. Longer than I really care to think about. For the first time in some undetermined eternital length of time, I feel better for having gone through a day. What makes this even more surprising, is that this is a Friday, which means I had seven seperate assignments to turn in. And a religion test. And, as I noted last night, I didn't get much sleep this morning.

    Now, this isn't to say that I'm not exhausted. Oh man, about 10:30, while I was watching the guys in my hall play basketball, the false sense of energy was just sucked right out of me. I'm tired, I ache, and I still feel... Good.

    It was one of those amazingly productive days. Now, I'm not saying that everything came easily. I struggled with my fluids homework, and I spent forever searching for a small typo on my kinematics assignment. I worked my tail off, and finally, I was rewarded with a feeling of accomplishment. I can only wish that this feeling would last through the rest of the semester, but for now I think I'll take it five hours at a time.

    Glitch  echo $newRAM;
    added Fri January 30 2004 at 11:17 PM
    Okay, the system is definitely not without it's glitches. I just finished an entry that was probably about 1500 words about the great date I just went on. Unfortunately, I put the wrong entry number and I got an SQL warning saying that it was a duplicate entry. Really, I should create an entry page that will keep track of that kind of thing on its own. Perhaps this weekend. Perhaps I'll just make it so that multiple entries are allowed to have the same entry number. This will throw other wrenches in various gears, but it will at least allow me to fix my mistake instead of throwing the entire entry away.

    Unfortunately, after spending 20 minutes writing an entry, I really don't have the motiviation to rewrite it. It simply won't be as good the second time through, because I'll think I already said something, and it will all be very disjointed. So, instead I'll give you a reader's digest version.

    A great ending to a happy day is a good date. I ended up tracking down a date to the John Schmidt concert very last minute (Lindsey in 104 said yes, and I was at her front door to pick her up three minutes later). The girl seemed to feel comfortable around me (always makes a guy feel good) and the concert was simply amazing. John Schmidt is a great composer, a wonderful pianist, and a rather entertaining person. The big name of the night may have been John Schmidt, but I think that the star of the show was a singer who's name I've never heard before (and I can't remember what it is). He had the rich, full tones of a bass combined with the raw power and upper range of a tenor. Simply amazing. I was on my feet in a heartbeat after the song was over.

    Good date, after a good day. The only thing that I ask for is that tomorrow I have an even better date wih Megan.