Saturday, June 21, 2008

Taking Back A Saturday

Good afternoon everyone,

Yeah, it’s been a while. But my life has been keeping me sufficiently busy. I will run down the checklist in a moment. First, let me finish this intro. Ok, maybe I am done. But I did finish…

Under Grad Lab- This class is taking up more and more of my time. The experiments are getting harder, and more tedious. For those of you who have not already heard my grumblings from this class, they are great in number. The experiment that we have been working on for the last couple of weeks is still not done, and I am going to have to put in some extra hours this Tuesday at the lab to make up for the ‘falling behind’. That and the Lab reports are getting longer and longer, and more and more complicated. I do dislike ‘proving equations’, moreover: I hate derivations. Yes, I know they are critical in any scientific paper, but they are also a critical pain in my ass.

O.D.E.s and Linear Algebra- I have not said much about this class as of yet, but there really isn’t much to say. It’s math. It’s complicated. It’s requiring Maple computation projects. Makes me really glad I got a lap top (with Maple software), so now I don’t have to spend every waking hour of my life in the Physics computer lab doing this crap and the other stuff (other stuff: se above in the paragraph called “Under Grad Lab”).

That is about it for the school updates. Work is just work. Nothing new has changed. Nothing else has been going on out of the ordinary worthy of mentioning.

I decided that I needed a little getaway, so From Russia with Love and I went water skiing today. We met up with my parents who were already up at the camp site, and spent the night there last night. We woke this morning, ate breakfast, and headed straight for the boat.

I did one run. There, I said it. I got on the ski once (notice I said ‘ski’, not plural, because I love solemn skiing). I am so out of shape that is all I could muster for the day. But From Russia with Love was a bit feistier, and she kept it up until she sustained quite an injury. Apperantly, she rolled sideways and one of the skis got tangled in the rope. She was drug under water for a little bit until her foot finally popped out of the binding. It looks worse that it feels was what she kept telling us, but there was no way that thing was not hurting something wicked.

So we both were done in at about 1pm this afternoon, but we still rode around in the boat and had a fantastic time. now, I sit here at work, and she is at Insta-Care having her foot X-rayed (I’m sorry honey, I love you!).

I also went to see The Happening with From Russia with Love. Now, I know I usually do movie reviews once I have seen them. I am not going to do so this time. All I am going to say is that for a movie called “The Happening”, you would naturally expect more to, well, "Happen”. It wasn’t bad really, just wait for the dollar theaters.