Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Little Of Everything

Once again there is not much to go on today. I really should stop starting my blog out with that. Because I always wonder how I end up typing so much when I say that.

First off I would like to wish my Dad a happy birthday today. He is officially the world’s oldest living pre-historic mammal. Just kidding Dad, I love you and happy birthday. And thank you to Bubbles (she likes that nickname) for covering the last part of my shift today so I can partake in the birthday festivities this evening. We are going to have a family dinner and see From Russia with Love’s play. She is in Shakespeare’s “King Lear”. I will post my review of that later. That’s it on the family side, so let’s get started with school:

Calculus III- going well, I got the results of the quiz that I took on Wednesday and the results were better than expected. There is another one this Wednesday and a mid term on the rise, so I will keep everyone posted on those as well. The material has gone from vectors to integration. That’s all I am going to say about that now.

Modern Optics I & II- this is going ok for now. There are my usual grievances with the lab portion, but I think you are all tired of hearing about that (Mom). Just kidding. However, I do get tired of my own complaints about that.

Other stuff- that news story I told all of you about on Yahoo news? Remember the chupacabra? Remember how I said to take it with a grain of salt? I should have said a tablespoon or a bowl of salt. Apparently the Biologists at Texas State University have identified it as a regular old coyote. It was still a fun news story to follow though, as disappointing as the results may be.

There is a movie that came out recently that I have been wanting to see. It has Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington. I am not a big fan of either actor as talented as they may be, but this movie looks good in spite of their shortcomings. There have also been a few more postings of pictures from the next Batman movie. And I have to say I am really excited about it. Especially the Joker. One of the original creators of the carachter creators has been hired on as a consultant, and Heath Ledger said that he was not going to simply copy Jack Nicholson’s version, but take it in a different direction. (giggles of joy)

That will do it for me today folks. Stay tuned. Same Bat-time, same Bat-blog.


Thursday, November 1, 2007

All Hallow’s Eve

The day after Halloween, and as usual: not much sleep. And today seems much worse that normal, I just can’t get my brain to function correctly, my eyes to not want to close and the over-all sluggish feeling that I am dragging myself from location to location. However my fingers are doing well from key to key so I will do all the blogging that I can without moving from place to place.

Last night- From Russia with Love had to do her play for the better part of the evening. So trick-or-treating with her younger siblings was out (that was out anyway due to the Zealotous underhanded dealings of her eldest sister). So sans plans for the evening I contacted my buddy Dubs whom I haven’t seen in quite a while. We sat around his pad and caught up on old times, watched a cool movie and South Park. After we had hung out for a while From Russia with Love called me to let me know that her play was out and she would meet me at my house. I departed Dubs’ pad and went home to spend some time with her before the day was through.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I need to start planning the festivities a little farther in advance. This time though I did do at least one thing original. From Russia with Love and I went to eat at E Jo. It is a very cool restaurant, and much better than it looks from the exterior. The food was spectacular. We ordered a spicy plate of stir fried something or other (the menu didn’t even have an English translation that I could see) that had octopus. For those of you who have never eaten octopus, it is an interesting experience. The tentacles were about as big as my finger, with the suction cups and all. It has a very smooth and tough texture, but when you bite into it, then it has a very bland seafood type flavor and extremely chewy. They might have cooked rubber bands for all I know, but it was good.

The movie at Dubs’ house was Behind The Mask: The rise of Leslie Vernon. It was an absolutely hilarious mock-umentary type movie with an inter view with the “horror movie slasher” character, documenting his daily routine. The chuckles were frequent, and good. After the movie we watched some South Park. It was the "Imaginationland trilogy" episodes which were laugh out loud funny as well.

School is just school, and I am in no mood to talk about that today. The Optics class is moving along slowly but surely, and the dreaded lab is tomorrow. Calculus III leaves a little to be desired lately, but there is still room for improvement.

That will just about do it for me today folks. From Russia with Love is going to spend the morning sky diving. I will let every one in on her sky adventures later. Also, I have not been keeping track of the days that it's been since I have had a RockStar, but the resolution is going well. I have not had any and feeling great, with the exception of this morning.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Filler Material

To be honest there hasn’t been much to update thus far. Over the weekend I worked, Monday I went to school, got a hair cut and did homework, and today is work and school. I work until 9pm, and then I am planning on staying here to study, because it’s one of those less distracting environments than home. So who knows how long I will actually be here. I’m thinking around 11pm, or later. After that I am going to be taking From Russia with Love some food, because she will be at her rehearsal till midnight or later.

Well, since there is not much to update in the personal life area, we will fill in on the scholastic portion.

Calculus III- quiz tomorrow. That’s one of the things that I am going to be burning the late evening oil to get ready for. The rest of the lectures are getting into the double and triple integral stuff. Exciting I know.

Modern Optics I & II- the test results came back today. Recall that the test was 27days ago. Not very timely feedback if you ask me. The results were less that expected, however he is going to let us take it home (or in my case work tonight) to correct what we did wrong for partial credit. That should raise the bar a bit. That is fair as well in my opinion, being that no one finished the test in the allotted time.

Lab for Scientists and Engineers II- the lab was quick and painless today. The good lab partner was there today, and the lab was simple as well, so we actually finished in about a third of the time. The subject was lame, just induced electric currents. If you really want to know what that is; they are big words for boring.

Other Things- the RockStar Prohibition is in full swing and going well (not a single drop). I will admit that I have been drinking more coffee and soda; however the combined two only have about a fourth or so of the caffeine of a 24oz RockStar, and none of the other crap that pollutes the energy drinks. The most important aspect of this is: how am I feeling, and am I feeling better? Well, yes. I have not felt physically bogged down at all, and I still have a desire for a nap every now and then, but who doesn’t? The rest is significantly shorter too, so yes, I am feeling better. Still no exercise though, but that routine will come soon enough. One change at a time.