Talking is fun.

I spent quite awhile talking to Chris and Jared last night, which was cool. I laid some foundation and got the first button working on the playlist last night (it is the close button). One annoying thing is that the button (BPictureButton) flickers irritatingly when the window is resized, so I have to figure out what I am doing wrong there (any ideas, Soco?).

I felt like supreme shit last night, and it just got worse throughout the night. I had so much trouble sleeping, I estimate I eventually fell asleep around 5am, and I slept past noon today. The good side to that long sleep is that I don’t feel anywhere near as bad as I did last night, which is good. I headed out to do some health and beauty aid shopping. I needed Shampoo, Conditioner, and Razor Blades. I also got a Styptic Pencil on the recommendation of Midgetor. A year ago I never cut myself shaving (I shaved like Edward Scissorhands, just ask Rory), but something changed during that time, and I cut myself in almost the same spot every time now… I guess I am getting thin skin in my old age.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming

I think I got most of the VoiceXML scripting out of my system for a while. I have a few other ideas buzzing around, some of which would be really cool. I was thinking of adapting the Quotable JLG and turning it into a “Joke a Day” system, or “Call a Joke” system or even a phone-based version of fortune(1).

Still looking for that job, I have had a few leads, but almost 9/10 of them are from recruiters who simply don’t understand my background. I have a primarily OOP background, so I don’t want to do any COBOL development… Grumble.

Anyway, I know something will come along, but I would kinda like something to keep me occupied during the day. :)

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.

Looking forward, and back

Less than two weeks left as a pseudo-Rochesterian… In a way, I can’t wait for this period to be over… I am sick of being a student, and graduation looks very appetizing right now.. But some of the most important and exciting memories I have accrued to date are firmly rooted in this town.. I guess these feelings are combined reflection, hope, and dread… I am going to miss this place, but I don’t think I would want to stay any longer either…

In other news, I finished my Senior Seminar paper last night…. It sucks, but it is a decent effort… I just didn’t feel interested in the topic whatsoever, so my brain didn’t engage that well…

I am feeling a little sick to my stomach today, I think the stress is breaking me once again… I just need to hold out a little longer… I spent some time on Monday straightening out my desk and other belongings in preparation of my departure.. I have a lot of crap, but it could be worse (as anyone that witnessed the departure of Chris after her graduation can attest.