Merge Right

>> Monday, July 27, 2009

This place may change daily until I decide on something I really like. So visit often to see myself make up my mind. Also, I'd like to draw your attention to the new fish on the side. What do you think? Kinda simple, but I figured some of you might get bored and find it entertaining enough to steal a few minutes. Honestly, it has for me already.


Who'da thunk?

>> Sunday, July 19, 2009

A funny thing happens to you when you start working out on a regular basis. Old clothes start to fit better. You don't get winded by climbing the stairs to your apartment. That hill doesn't look nearly as menacing. Your jaw starts coming back. It's as if you are manipulating the fabric of space-time itself! I highly recommend it.

Now playing: Ingrid Michaelson - I'll See You In My Dreams
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x+5/3-y= Completion!

>> Monday, July 13, 2009

Ho. ly. cow. I can't explain to you how happy I am to be done with my Algebra class. Thursday I spent nearly all day doing homework and doing a test. Friday I took some time off and went to Eric and Jenn's to watch their kids (more on that in a moment), Saturday I spent time doing homework, working on a take-home test and also studying for the final, Sunday was nearly six hours of homework, finishing my take-home, and studying for the final. Somehow I managed to keep my brain from liquefying through all this. It got so bad that I literally dreamed of math last night. Equations were floating through my head and everything. Then came the final today:

I walked in and sat down, pulled out my take-home, and just started chuckling. This happened at regular intervals throughout the test. I'm sure it seemed very odd to my classmates, but I couldn't help myself. I knew it was the last time for a while that I would need to worry about how to factor an equation or how to figure out what x equals. Despite all my efforts, I only got a C on the final. But you know what? I don't really care. Because I pulled at least a B+ in the class, maybe an A- if I'm lucky. And for not having taken a real math class for three years, I'd say that's pretty darn good. Especially considering the pace we took for this class. It was Beginning and Intermediate Algebra all crammed into ten weeks. My brain was literally at the limits of what it could learn during this time, especially during the last chapter, where I'm not sure if I learned a single lasting concept. But oh well, it's over!

Friday I had the joy of going to Eric and Jenn's to watch their kids while they were at an appointment. I joined Jenn and the kids for a wonderful lunch of a steak and cheese burrito while the kids had hot dogs and Mickey Mouse shaped chicken nuggets (it really was delish, I promise). After a heart-wrenching goodbye, Sadie was lugged up to bed for her nap, and shortly thereafter Eric and Jenn left, leaving me in charge, with Carter as my assistant. We started off upstairs where we played with some awesome cars, built a toy car, motorcycle, and prop plane. Carter and I pretended we were playing a video game where we were racing cars.

I was determined to solidify my spot as the favorite uncle, so after playing for a bit, we went downstairs to make chocolate chip cookies. Carter and Molly were excellent helpers adding the ingredients and helping mix the batter. The cookies turned out quite good, if I do say so myself :) I believe my efforts paid off, because Molly could hardly allow herself to be more than three feet away from me for the rest of the night.

A little while after Eric and Jenn got back, we went out to dinner at Jason's Deli, a first for me. I had a very good Corned Beef and Pastrami sandwich. After that little adventure, we went back to the house and played a little bit of 1 vs 1oo on xbox live. I stayed a little later than I would have liked playing video games, causing me to have a strong desire to sleep in the next day, which I did since it was Saturday. The whole experience was great, and Eric and Jenn's kids are so good that it really wasn't babysitting for me, it was just hanging out with my adorable niece and nephew. Plus I got free dinner out of it. How could it be any better?

Now playing: Ingrid Michaelson - Far Away (Live)
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The results are in!

>> Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Well, not really. Just needed a catchy title so as to redirect you to the poll on the side of the page now. I figure I'll let this one run until the end of the month to see how many (few) people actually read this thing.

As an aside, I've been reading a surprising amount of short stories online lately, and I've been curious to see if I could pull one off myself. I've posted little bits of fiction on here before, but nothing with a concrete idea behind it. Perhaps for inspiration I'll go to Starbucks with my laptop and sit there for three hours wearing glasses and looking artsy. Although I'd need a Mac to pull that off...

Anyway, I've moved out of Mike and Jen's apartment. I'm sure they are rejoicing that I am finally gone. I'm in a place called Winter Haven, which is real close to UVU campus. I could walk to class if I felt so inclined. I bought off someone's contract, which is why I was able to move in mid-semester. This means that the contract is up mid-August, when the semester ends. It's kind of nice, because it means I get sort of a trial of the place before I commit to something more long term. So far it's not bad. I've mentioned this to a couple people already, but none of my roommates had really spoken to me except one I trapped while he was watching tv. Since I've told people that, I've actually had conversations with a few of the guys. So turns out I don't have a bunch of jerk roommates. Thank goodness.

Oh, speaking of roommates, the missionaries stopped by earlier today looking for one of my roomies. Turns out he was studying with them, then had some personal things come up and hasn't had a chance to meet with them for a bit. Kinda cool.

My Algebra class is coming to a close, and we are running a tad bit behind based on the schedule. Because of that, I have a test to take tomorrow, a take-home test to complete by Monday, then the comprehensive final comes on Monday as well. Yikes. Hope my brain doesn't explode in the next few days.

Another sad thing of note: I realized the other day that I have yet to go on a date since moving down here. Isn't that the saddest thing ever? Two whole months since I've taken a girl out. If I'm not careful, my skillz might get rusty. I best stake out a spot at Starbucks before all the seats are gone. Until next time, keep...doing the things you like.

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