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And by New Years I mean calendar and Chinese. Like usual it's been a while since I last posted, though I guess not as bad as usual. First semester went pretty well, certainly better than some of my quarters at UCSC, but SJSU's program isn't nearly as intense. Started Spring semester today. Classes are kind of meh so far. Review in Japanese. This sensei is more formal than the previous one, which is a little sad because I liked learning conversational Japanese. My numerical analysis class looks like it'll be interesting. Not quite sure about object-oriented design. I'm interested in the topic, but it's after a 6 hour break so I might feel inclined-- to attend. Tomorrow is algorithms and I'm looking forward to that so we'll see how it goes.

Spent a month at home for winter break. It was awesome. I was a little sad to be away from my butthead cat and Nick, but it worked out okay. I don't think Jake ever wants me to leave again though, lol. Spent a bunch of time at home hanging out with the cats. Helped my parents out with some chores. Hung out and ate tons of noms with Jaimie and Hideo. Got Nick caught up on Dollhouse and Firefly; we'll probably watch V or TSCC next. I also applied to a bunch of internships, got a couple of call backs this week so we'll see what happens.

Finished getting all of my motorcycle gear before I left for break, but didn't get the chance to go riding until I got back. Nick and I just took a short ride from his place to mine to go feed the cat, but it was hella fun. That's right, hella. We're hoping to go for a longer ride this weekend before the semester really starts up and I get swamped with work.

Speaking of, I mainly have morning classes so I should be getting to bed.
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First semester of grad school is this close to being done. I have one week of hell and then finals and I'm finished. It's been going pretty well. I haven't been doing as well in my crypto class as I had hoped, but all the other classes are going great. This is partially due to the fact that I've been putting genuine effort into my studies and partially that SJSU students are kind of DUMB.

Thanksgiving weekend is almost over, but it's been really nice. Wednesday, I threw a Thanksgiving dinner at Nick's with all of our friends. Cooked up a stuffed chicken and a stuffed duck. I would love to say that they were stuffed in one another but sadly I'm not that 1337 and didn't have time to do that. The chicken was tasty noms; perfectly done and uber moist. The duck a little less so; guess I'll be getting my duck from the roast duck shop instead of making it. Stuffing tasted awesome. Same goes for the yams and green beans. Becky amazingly remembered all the ingredients to the pumpkin crunch so that turned out pretty well. She also brought a ham that no one touched sadly. It's chilling in my fridge. I used it for grilled cheese and ham yesterday. Also thinking about cutting some of it up for some tasty mac 'n cheese. :D

Went up to SF on Thursday to have Thanksgiving dinner with Nick's sister, her fiancé, fiancé's mom, and Nick's mom. Food was pretty good. I was most surprised by the sausage stuffed turkey breast the sister made. It was actually pretty moist and tasty. Nick's mom made a really good poppyseed cake, and the fiancé's mom made onolicious mashed potatoes. His family is really nice and friendly, so I wasn't an incredibly awkward panda all night.

Lazed around yesterday, played some Ookami, and then started to marathon Simoun. HOLY CRAP. I forgot how FUCKING AWESOME that anime is. I would say it's on par with Mai HiME for my favorite anime. I love anime that completely fucks with its characters. Loss of innocence and crises of faith themes FTMFW. There's also an amazing amount of character growth and development for such a large cast. The ending is a little meh, but it's a lot better than Mai HiME's cop out. There's one part that is still blowing my mind. I can't believe I forgot about such ZOMGHOLYSHITDIDTHATJUSTHAPPEN epicness. I totally want to watch it again. Maybe I can rope Jake into watching with me.

Also, bought myself a pair of riding gloves and a motorcycle jacket. Am 25% closer to riding a motorcycle.
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So grad school has kept me way busy. Mostly because I have weekly hw for my crypto class that takes a ridiculously long time, which takes up most of my time during the week. The weekends are generally spent working on projects for my UI class and unwinding. The thing is that the work isn't that hard, okay no, some of the crypto questions are hard but the rest is easy stuff, it's just way time consuming. Also, SJSU students, on a whole, my tech writing group in particular, are INCREDIBLY DUMB/LAZY. What the FUCK. Professor Long really had a point when he said that outsourced software is significantly subpar to American made software. [/racism]

Outside of school I've been going back to kempo, which is all kinds of awesome. I really missed it while I was in SF, so I'm happy I can get back into it, just kind of sucks that I have hw due Thursday so I rarely make it to Wednesday practices. I've also been checking out some of the food places in SJ. It makes me a little sad that I'm not in SF every time I get a sushi craving because as Jake's Japanese friend Ryo says, "sushi in SJ is sucks." What tasty nomz I haven't been finding in restaurants I've been making. The Mountain View farmers market is pretty awesome. It's like a mix between the Saratoga and San Mateo markets so I'm all kinds of happy.

I'm also 2% closer to getting a motorcycle (shhh don't tell my parents). Okay not really, but I've started saving up for gear because Nick has one and he wants to give me rides. I'm getting a helmet pretty soon, but the jacket probably won't come until after I get my xmas and bday moneys. Ah the life of a poor college student.

I watch too much TV )
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Wow okay so I haven't posted a real update in ages. Time to remedy that. Haven't been up to much. Got into all three grad schools I applied to. Still haven't decided yet. Waiting to hear back from my boss back in HI. I have to make a decision by the end of this week. Thing is SJSU has the better program and it is my ultimate goal to get a job in CA so staying in the area would help with that, but after spending a year in CA doing nothing I have to admit that I'm kind of tired of the area. It's probably because I haven't really done much in SF. In SJ I'd have more people to call and go do stuff with. I am incredibly sick of cold rain though, OMFG.

Still I can't help but feel like I'd be happier going to UH, but that's only based on the two-three week trips I've been taking over the past couple years. And living with my parents for two-three weeks is vastly different from putting up with them full time. Plus 90% of the time I go back I get to hang with friends and most of them don't live in HI anymore.

Speaking of going back to HI, I'm heading home for just under two weeks tomorrow. My grandfather was asking about me a couple of weeks ago, so my mom checked out flight prices and found a trip back for me that was just over $300. Sweet. Happy to be going home again. Sad to be leaving my butthead cat, who in one of his more adorable moments has started lying on me to wake me up in the morning.

In other news, I'm kind of glad I stopped reading Newsweek years ago. Apparently they posted an article a week or so ago talking about how gay actors can't play straight (http://www.newsweek.com/id/236999). Thankfully, Kristin Chenoweth, my new hero, wrote a really well thought out reply (http://www.autostraddle.com/chenoweth-defends-gay-actors-44570/).

In less serious news, OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD. This past Saturday's Legend of the Seeker was AH-MAY-ZING! I'm so sad that this show is probably going to be canceled.



In addition to that, it's a great show with amazing actors, cinematography and fight choreography.
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Been spending a lot of time with my aunt. Mostly trying out different restaurants around the city. Got roast duck won ton, which wasn't bad. The roast duck was tasty nomnomz, the wonton was kind of meh. I like the kine I make better. Also hit up the roast duck place on Irving to get regular roast duck. That was total nomz. Also went and got crab from Crustacean. HOLY CRAP. Once I got over the whole getting my hands dirty part, which thankfully eating shrimp/prawns in HI has broken me of, it's a lot easier. It was kind of weird being in a nice restaurant wearing something nicer than a t-shirt, cracking crab open and getting your hands all dirty. Whatever.

Still looking for a jorb. I emailed my old boss back in HI and asked if he's heard of anything. He hasn't but he's going to try bug the hiring manager back at my old work to see if they can hire me. I'd have to move back home, but at this point it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. I've been interviewing with this other company in SJ for some software engineer position so we'll see how that goes, but I'm not holding my breath.

Got all my grad apps in a couple of weeks ago. UH in their brilliance decided to close their application site for most of February, at the height of application season. Thank god that wasn't due until middle of March. Speaking of really, really smart things the HI gov does. They recently repaved most of the streets around my parents house. Wonderful right? Only now board of water supply is digging everything up and moving the water mains. Really guys?! Really?! Why didn't you think about doing this BEFORE they repaved? Streets are maintained by city and county. Board of water supply is part of city and county. You would think they would have the brains to coordinate this kind of thing. Go HI they go try stay smart.

Randomly marathoned Babylon 5 last week. Dude, I forgot how awesome that series is. Still working on season 5. For some reason it's not as exciting as seasons 2-4. Londo and G'Kar remain my favorites. Londo actually makes me very sad. His character arc is just depressing when you think about it. Talk about tragedy.

I also marathoned Pirates of the Caribbean. I forgot how terrible the second movie was. And the third wasn't that much better. Did love the UST between Elizabeth and Jack though. Actually Elizabeth had more chemistry with Jack and Barbossa than she did with Will. Could be because Orlando Bloom can only make that one face. Lol, Erin you know which one I'm talking about.

I've also been watching Skins. Wow, talk about shitty. Series 4 is some grade A crap. I'm not entirely sure I even care anymore. So far the only good episodes have been Katie's and JJ's. That's 2 out of 6, I haven't seen tonight's ep yet, but I've heard it's another hour of, "LOL WTF IS THIS REAL LIFE?". I really don't know how they could have gone so wrong. I mean really, series 3 was good, so they had a solid foundation. You'd figure it'd e hard to screw up, but they've somehow managed. I have no idea why they decided to go in the direction they did, but I think a preschooler could have written a better series.
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Took the GRE today, it went a little worse than I had imagined, but not as bad as it could have gone. Actually, given that I only started studying for it on Tuesday, it went kind of okay. My main beef with the GRE is that you only need to know high school math, but you're expected to know college level vocab words. WTF? How is this not skewed towards lit/philosophy majors? I mean, shit the least they could do was include some trig on the test, but no, not even that. Wait, didn't the SAT have trig on it? Like one or two questions? Point being, if you're a science/engineering major you get screwed. (Unless you study, which I should have started earlier, but shh, let me rant.) I mean really, how many times did I come across the word, obdurate, in my CS classes? Oh that's right, none. Whatever, at least I know what I need to work on. (Side note: some of the vocab words reminded me of the days when I used to RPG, LOL.)

In other news, I get to go home on Wednesday! That's right, two trips home in the span of a month! Sweet! This is, of course, my xmas gift from my mom (this plus the airfare for our trip in February), so between that and the xmas/grad gift my dad shipped to me (14 piece All-Clad set, OMG I was in culinary HEAVEN), there won't be anything under the tree this year for me. But it's totally worth it, I smile every time I think about using those glorious, shiny pots and pans. I need more people to cook for, so hit me up if you're in SF and want an awesome meal. Also, I was back home when we got the tree and since Star got bought out by Times, there aren't any places to get Charlie Brown trees so we only have one tree this year, and it's kind of short compared to our previous trees. Sad panda says boo. I'm actually ridiculously excited to go back home because a bunch of my high school friends are going to be there. It was great seeing the people who live there when I went back for Thanksgiving, but I kind of really love it when everyone gets together and we all hang out and make fun of Jaimie, lol.

Oh so if you guys haven't seen Bitch Slap yet you totally should. It is the most cracktacular movie I have ever seen. I swear it's like someone took an awesome, cracktastic fic and turned it into a movie. It is the B movie to end all B movies. Don't believe me?

Watch the trailer )

I really, really can't wait to get this on DVD because I bet the extras are going to be AMAZING.

Still torn about the grad school vs. culinary school thing. Had to do a programming asg as part of a job interview and I remembered why/how much I love programming. I think I'd be happy doing either so I guess we'll go with the one that will theoretically give me more $$, assuming I ever get a job.

Oh oh, speaking of food, two words: HONEY BEANS. Why yes, those are two of my favorite foods in one dish. I gave my parents beans for xmas last year and they only used a half pound from each bag. Definitely going to be showing them the awesomeness that is beans, sweet and savory.
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Sad panda, the troll pushed [livejournal.com profile] sivim27, i.e. one of the most prolific writers in the fandom, out. Hooray for archiving fic on my hd for my own enjoyment since it now DNE on the intarwebs. I was totally calm about this whole thing until this happened. Fandom is supposed to be fun and not riddled with this much wank. I wish a thousand painful deaths on the troll.

In non-fandom news, I am incredibly stressed about the next month and a half. OMFM, you don't even know. Need to figure out if I'm going to stay up here or go back to HI. Need to find a job. Need to find housing if I'm not going back to HI. Need to figure out what I'm going to do with my cat. The only thing I don't need to worry about is medical insurance for the next six months since I got that covered (wow bad pun sorry). I'm wishing I had applied to grad school right about now. Cunt fuck shit piss. /Tourette's

I wish I had applied myself more when I was in college because that one quarter where I got a D in OS has totally fucked my GPA. I also should have pushed myself more in the classes I didn't care about. GODDAMNIT. Junior year was not good times academically.

That aside, I GRADUATED! Whee! And I'm the proud recipient of a BS in CS since my grades came in and I passed my classes. Got an A- in AI (lolz) and a C in cryptography, which I kind of figured given how hard that class was for me (boo for not being a math major). Final GPA was 3.14, which is sad given that I started with a 3.9 the first two quarters of my freshman year. Though that was when I was still a lit/math double major. Being an engineer sucks your GPA if you want to have a social life.

Went down to San Simeon to see the Hearst Castle with my parents for a couple of days. Took us a bit to get there since my parents kept stopping for photo opts. Stopped at Julia Pfeiffer State Park, which was insanely pretty. Apparently that park has the only waterfall that goes into the Pacific Ocean. Also stopped at an elephant seal beach. Tons of seals, mostly juvenile males and females. They were kind of neat to watch.

Hearst Castle was pretty amazing. Went on three tours. That place is huge and the view is gorgeous. Holy crap. The Hearst corporation owns 82,000 acres of land. Basically as far as the eye can see from the castle. There are zebras on the land surround the castle. 23.75 carat gold on the ceilings of the guest houses. Talk about extravagant. Plus there's all sorts of priceless art on display, and that's maybe only half of what Hearst owned. They can only display what was up when he was there. Would definitely recommend going to anyone who was interested.

Stayed at a really cute B&B in Cambria. Had to sleep on a sofa bed for three nights though. That sucked. The breakfast was amazing though, and I hate breakfast food. Brought back some awesome granola to nom. Cambria is a really small town, but they actually have some decent food. Went to two awesome restaurants and one okay one (Wild Ginger, Robin's and Sea Chest respectively). Had an amazing lobster chile relleno and enchilada and a really, really tastly green tea chai. OMFM NOMZ. Visited Justin vineyard because the parentals wanted more Isosceles. And after my dad was like, "Why did I just buy a case? I might be dead before it matures." Lolz, I think I need to learn to appreciate wines because I'm going to be inheriting an awesome collection. Either that or my cousin is going to be very happy since she's the only other one in the family that I can think to give it to.
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Dudes! Got my tattoo done today! I was kind of nervous before, but it ended up being okay. Stung a little bit, but it wasn't the worse thing I've ever felt. Melissa came with since she said no one should have to go alone, so she got to document it all. There are a bunch of pics up on facebook as well as a video. Think the noise of the needle had to have been the worse thing. Just got the characters for my Chinese middle name done. It looks really nice. Simple. Already have an idea for the second one, lol. Thing is I want it on my side, which could be significantly more painful than the ankle. Stupid nerve endings.

School-wise still have to finish writing my paper, which I wanted to get done last Thursday (procrastinating, I can haz it) and was originally due today but got pushed back to tomorrow at 5PM. Didn't do the presentation either so I need to do that tomorrow too. Then I need to memorize stuff for my cryptography final, which shouldn't be that bad especially since I only need slightly more than 50% to pass the class. Yay.

Sold back four books today to get a grand total of $101 back. Sweet. Also picked up my cap and gown, which is now hanging up so it's not so wrinkly. Holy crap I'm going to be done with college in half a week. I think I get what Princeton was singing about in "What do you do with a BA in English?", only it's a BS in computer science.
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Completely unrelated to anything in this post:

(Alt text: This happens in geek circles every so often. The 'Hey, this is just a system I can figure out easily!' is also a problem among engineers first diving into the stock market.)

Back on subject: 10-15 page paper due on Thursday (actually I lie, it's due next Tuesday but I have to present it this Thursday, which is dumb). Haven't started writing. Barely started doing research. I just want school to fuck off so I can read fic and watch Criminal Minds. End of the quarter sucks.
[/whining]

I am one section, three lectures, one presentation, one 10-15 page paper, one hw asg, and one final away from being done with college. HOLY FUCKING CRAP.

ETA
Melissa just suggested Criminal Minds/Castle/Gossip Girl x-over fic. I think my brain just exploded. (Still haven't started that paper...)
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Got ridiculously drunk last night, mostly because I was a dumbass and didn't do my normal take a shot, down half a bottle of water approach. Though I guess Frank tried that and it didn't work so well for him. We had an impromptu party at my place. And by we I mean me and my two housemates, lol. Frank came home from work and was like 1) what's Becky doing tonight? 2) we should watch The Dark Knight 3) dance party. So we ended up starting at 5:30 because Frank wanted to see what drinking was like when he wasn't already tired. This led to me making spaghetti with four shots in me, lolz (hey, I needed to eat dinner and didn't have any leftovers). Actually it turned out pretty good. Spaghetti is pretty hard to fuck up, but I'm sure someone has managed it. More importantly, I didn't slice myself while chopping onions and mincing garlic. Clearly, this means my cooking skillz are ftw.

Anyways, only got two out of three. Becky came down for a bit, unfortunately it was kind of later in the night so she missed some of the drunken antics, but I'm sure it was still amusing for her. She also made herself a drink and then only had half of it because she had to go back up to campus to get work done, so I made the attempt at finishing it, which may have led to the ridiculous part I mentioned in the first sentence, lolz. Didn't get around to watching Dark Knight because it was already hella late when Becky came over so we just put on our "Club Kitchen" mix, which took forever because we had to find Frank's nano and then Melissa kept getting distracted from putting the playlist on it, and danced for a bit. I have to say that last night was probably the most amusing night this quarter. Good times.

OMFM

Apr. 20th, 2009 12:27 am
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I'M SO CONFUSED! My program wasn't working. And then I added print statements. And now it's working. I. DON'T. GET IT. (I also had like a minute breakdown when I tried to explain this to Melissa and Frank that involved me trying to say stuff but not being able to and just laughing semi-hysterically.) It doesn't make SENSE.

Also, wtf, why is it so fucking hot? UGH.

ETA
It's smells like mainland (specifically my grandparents' place in PA) outside. I love the smell of mainland.
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So during my insomnia last night I came up with the brilliant idea to try for culinary school after I graduate. It's something I'd always been interested in and, fuck it, my only other option is to get a j0rb. So I'm all excited and shit and one of the places I looked at called me the next morning wanting to get more information about me, which I thought was pretty cool and made me even more excited. So I'm all giddy and hyped up and can't wait to call my parents to see what they think and when I finally do they turn out to be such a fucking DOWNER. Talk about fucking fun sponge. I'm expecting a, "Oh hey yeah you talked about that before. That'd be awesome blah blah blah", no instead I get a nice cold shower of reality on my parade, "How are you going to pay for it? Where are you going to live? How much does it cost? What about medical? Are you still going to get a job?" Ugh, Fuck. Off.
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Okay, srsly, I need to stop waking up to five thousand fics/fandom posts to read because I really need to get RL shit done, like read 100+ pages of my AI book (since class is worthless) and my resume so I can actually get a j0rb when I graduate. Or I could, you know, have an ounce of self-restraint and not read them asap. (And the worst part is I know at least 85% of the fic is crap, but I'm still going to read all of them just for that 15% of awesome.) *sighs* I know the life of a college student is soooooo hard.
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Classes started back up. Bleh. AI is horrendously dull. Talk about fun sponge... I know it's my capstone course and everything, but I really don't see myself attending that class all too often. This of course means I should probably go get the book. (Which I would need anyway because there is no substance to Pohl's lectures; they're almost as bad as Bailey's, ugh. This guy is supposed to be mad crazy good at CS, so WTF?)

Like I said on twitter, they moved the time of Darrell's class to when AI is offered. (The ways the scheduler/CS dept has screwed me, let me count them.) So even if I were to manage to get up and go, since it would be an infinitely more interesting lecture, I would feel guilty about not going to my capstone course, which I need to GRADUATE. Conversely, I could take Darrell's advanced comp security class (ignoring that I've already missed two lectures) as my capstone course instead of AI, only I think it'd kick my ass so hard because a) Darrell's teaching it and b) grad level class == DOOM.

Cryptography seems fairly interesting. Actually, I don't know how I feel about it. There's a lot of math theory, which duh, math class, but for some reason I wasn't really expecting them to cover what they're covering. Only now that I think about it, it kind of makes sense. I'm reserving judgment on this one for now.

In a related note, I kind of get why people are sometimes afraid of nerds. We took a break during my crypto class and some of the guys were gushing over NUMBER THEORY. I know, each to their own, and it's not like I don't squee about weird things, but really? Number theory? Also, this class is making me glad I chose to be a CS major instead of a math major, because really, not terribly interested in their theories and axioms and what not.

Also, while I'm on the topic of other majors, would all you stupid game design majors GTFO of my classes? Kthxbai. No really, they're just so overwhelmingly annoying what with their "ZOMG GAME DESIGN IS SO AWESOME AND SO CS BLAHBLAHBLAH". They don't need AI to grad; they have their fucking year long series thing that serves as their capstone (one quarter of which is just playing games, srsly WTF?). It's just another elective for them. Furthermore, they have their own fucking AI class called GAME AI, which was offered earlier this year and only required 101 as a prerequisite, meaning all the GD majors in my AI class (and there are a fairly large handful) could have taken it because they were in 160 in fall, which also only required 101 (unless they also took game AI, in which case OMFG *RAGE*). So why can't they piss off and take a REAL CS class (you know, something that would actually validate the Computer Science part of their major), like OS or Algorithm Analysis. And would people just shut up about how the computer science game design major is the largest major in the school of engineering. IT'S NOT ENGINEERING YOU FUCKTARDS. IT'S NOT EVEN COMPUTER SCIENCE. (And if I'm being honest, straight CS is barely engineering, more like some type of pseudo-math-engineering.) Maybe if they're so huge they should break off and become their own fucking department so they can stop stealing our resources. Ugh, I am so done with this bullshit.
/RANT

SKINSDAY

Mar. 19th, 2009 03:05 pm
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Yes, Thursday is now Skinsday, or at least until the season finale next week. And do you have any idea how frustrating it is to be sitting in front of my computer studying for Databases when I know the EPIC EPISODE OF DOOM! is airing right now. OMFG, I want to watch so bad but I won't until after my final because I don't want to be a mess when I take it because based on the clips and trailers it's going to EPIC and angsty and fifteen kinds of AWESOME. URGH!

In other news Emily is a top quality lesbian, ROFLMAO:

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So I remember last Spring quarter sitting in Delatti's, a froyo place up in Los Gatos, with Frank and Melissa and the place was totally playing awesome 90s/early 00s music. Right after we realized what was playing we decided it'd be a really good idea to create a 90s playlist. Unfortunately, finals and then summer came and we never got around to it. Sad panda, I know. Anyways, point behind this post, the Third Eye Blind station on pandora: awesome 90s/early 00s music. Ah the days when listening to the radio was actually worth it. Oh to be a teenager again, wow way to make myself feel old, lol.

Also, someone explain to me how taking 12 units means I'm more busy than last quarter when I was taking 17 units (10 of which were compilers and OS). I never have a free weekend. (Okay, lies, because I totally did last weekend, but I spent it in LA, so it doesn't count?) But srsly, wtf? And databases is kind of embarrassingly easy too, just time consuming.

Okay back to Scheme... *sigh*
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Haha, one of my friends from Punahou posted some OLD SCHOOL Dillingham photos. Oh man those were the days, lol. It's kind of sad that I fell out of touch with most of the previous generation Dillinghammers; I had some good times them. I think that's because I was young and didn't get wrapped up in their drama. Funny how that happens.
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Eight shots and I'm only tipsy, maybe a little bit drunk. I think I drank my housemates and associated friends under the table. Or well, the closest anyone else got was 4 shots, but Frank was hungover from last night and Melissa felt sick from too much Bailey's+carbonation+dancing, so I'm not sure if this is an accurate representation. Where's Becky when you need her? Lol.

Still need to do CS180 project and associated hw, boo.
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Perl actually isn't that bad of a language to code in. I can see why Mackey likes it so much. String manipulation is sure as shit easier than in C.

Also, I kind of like this starting on stuff early idea, means I'm not cramming everything into two days. Damn. I should have done this earlier, lol.
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It's good to be back in SC, aside from the cold, which I could do without. Though, on the plus side of that I did get a new jacket (after 24 hours of deliberation, turned out to be a good thing too because it was $20 cheaper the second day I went), which keeps me nice and toasty and warm. Mmm warm...

Classes look like they're going to be okay. Mackey is still Mackey and my Databases prof seems to be pretty nice. Go only taking two classes! (Plus some bullshit ISM seminar so I'm a full time student but whatever.) Haven't really gotten into much of the material so I can't say how the classes are going to go, but they seem to be interesting enough.

Finally went back to kempo last night after a two-ish month hiatus because of school, travel and general laziness. It was surprisingly fun. I didn't realize how much I missed it. Though I didn't really miss the whole deliberating on where to go eat thing, which is an amusing story in and of itself. We decided to go eat viet food, which turned out to be closed, so someone suggested Chinese, and someone else said P.F. Chang's, causing both Ben and me to grimace. You see, if the guys in NC, as great as they are, think P.F. Chang's is an "okay" place, then by my standards (admittedly higher than most people my age due to general food snobbery) it's probably going to be a step above barely edible. And sadly that was true. Now, I don't tend to take much issue with meh tasting food, if it's cheap. This wasn't. I mean for the amount and quality of the food, we were ripped off. Which is funny because we were led to believe that they serve large portions. I mean I think everyone would have been happier if we had hit Panda Express (cheaper, more food, same quality level).

Dinner aside the rest of the night went great. Hit a couple of bars on Santana Row and then came back to SC and went to the Red. LOL. Just like the good ole days. I was also vaguely amused at what a couple of drinks and the atmosphere of a bar does to loosen the tongue. Haha, I love it when people agree with me about shit. It pays to not change who you are.

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