Man, things are really hitting me hard…. I am no longer a student… Wow…. I was up unti 7am chillin’ in the lounge, talking with a ton of people.. Even though I went to bed at 7, I had difficulty sleeping; I spent a ton of time just thinking about what I am going to miss here.

My parents should be here soon… Then it is time to start packing my shit up…. ugh.

In case you care…

I am about to resume my calc studying now, and figured I would broadcast what I was listening to to play with SoundPlay’s built-in live streaming…

Point your mp3 player at if you are interested.

Update: You missed it… I needed to reboot, and only one person connected (from Cisco) during the 2 hours I was streaming (and they connected for 90 seconds), so I doubt anyone is upset that they missed it. :)

Mmmmm… Hotdogs…

Yummy! I just had some hotdogs out of the microwave. I officially ran out of debit last night, but it isn’t that big of a deal, because I really need to start getting rid of some of the food lying around here anyway. :)

Time to resume calc in a few minutes… I haven’t packed my shit up at all…. Saturday after my final is probably going to be rather busy.

Reading Day

Today is Reading Day, which means that people don’t have finals today (unless they are in night classes, or their teachers are douchebags). I know I will go nuts if I try to study for calc between now and Saturday straight, so I am going to attempt to come up with a gameplan as to how to throttle it so I don’t break.

I talked it over with Egon last night, and I have decided not to take my Chem final on Monday… The final blow was that it was all new material, as opposed to a cumulative final… This would require me doing tons of studying, and in order for the final to affect my final letter grade, I would need to score VERY well. I would rather focus my studying on Calc.

So now I only have saturday’s calc final left to deal with, so I think I am better off overall.


This is a way-cool picture.

I just finished my DataComm 2 final… It wasn’t too bad, but one question had me running around in circles until the last few minutes…. It was lots of math that I had no rememberence of at all… But I eventually figured it all out (thank god for open book/notes exams).

I sold back a bunch of books that I had no use for today, for some play money for the next week or so. I might also need it to feed myself, since I am running low on debit (unless some over-debited soul wants to help a geezer out.. :P).

As this chapter draws to a close for me, I am left feeling very awkward. Each final milestone I reach leaves me feeling excited, relieved, anxious, and empty all at the same time. It is painful to know that the time I spend with my friends here will be it for awhile, but I look forward to spending time with my other friends and family back home. I guess any parting of ways is going to be bittersweet, and I have really been looking forward to this parting for 4 (6?) years now, but it is somehow still coming as a discomforting shock. Last night’s house meeting was particularly awkward and painful….

I will not miss Rochester, I will not miss RIT, I will not even miss CSH as a place. But as a smart man made me realize many years ago, CSH isn’t about the bricks, or about the workrooms. CSH is about the people, the great people, that make it up, both on floor and off. My comfort comes in knowing that the bricks can be taken from me, but the people will be there for some time to come.