|added Sun October 10 2004 at 10:49 AM
|[Note from JP: This started out as an email to Merry, but it got rather long, and I talked about a lot of what's been going on in the past few weeks, so I decided to post it here for everybody to read.]
I'm flattered that you would be "anxiously awaiting" to hear from me. I haven't dropped off the edge of the earth or anything that drastic. My writing pattern has just been thrown off by a combination of school and a change in living arrangements (my computer's not right by my bed anymore). I find that I haven't been spending nearly as much time online at home as I used to, which is both good and bad. Good because it means that maybe (not very likely, but maybe) I'm working on something more productive. Bad because I don't write as much.
Basically, I've just been going about daily life. Nothing especially exciting. I survived my first two exams. One of them I was really worried about, but when I got into the testing center everything just fit. It took a long time for it to fit (I was in there for two full hours, and the teacher estimated it would take us 1-1.5 hours), but I got an 87 with the class high in the low 90's. I still don't like that class very much, I constantly struggle to make myself do the work, so I don't think I'm going to get a very high grade in it. I love my programming class. We just took the midterm on thursday (I don't know exactly how I did, but it felt reasonably ok), and before the test everybody was gathering around asking me questions. The class still takes a long time to complete the programming assignments, but it's time that I'm more willing to give because it's almost enjoyable.
There's more to read. Read the extended entry.