I had a wonderful time with Eriko. I suppose I should have written down everything we did on a daily basis because I don't think I can recall. She has her license now and it was fun to ride around with her. Scary, but fun. We took lots of walks and just spent lots of time together. It was really nice. I saw her sing in concert, which was amazing. I love her more every day.
March 2003 Archives
>From where I sit, inside a lovely house in a lovely country that has
recovered (but never forgotten) the American attacks, the only sign of a
ravaged world is the news broadcasts which I cannot read or hear but
understand all too well. I am embarrassed to be an American. I cannot walk
with pride, for I do not believe my country is in the moral majority. I
will forget all this soon, for Eriko will sing at a concert. My Angel,
reminding me that there are always two sides to every coin.
in the sky
I am being allowed to take Applied Algorithms at UW and I depart tomorrow morning to see my sweet Eriko! yattaaa!
Four more days until I see my girl. I long to hold her. Work is going well, as are most things -- if you ignore the fact that my country is about to make an extremely ignorant short-term move. Sure, we might get lots of cheap oil and artificially boost our struggling economy for a couple more years -- but as someone wise once told me -- when you cheat, you only cheat yourself.
i have finally figured out everything i need to know about women. woman=!man. not a single bit of woman is man. i could think about it all day and i would never get any closer to understanding anything about these crazy creatures!
company meeting starts in 7 minutes, kernel compile finishes in four hours, server upgrade commences in 24 hours, i see my girl in 9 days... numbers are sweet
I decided to drop two of my courses (computer science and mathematics) and
add one (GRE study) -- the other two will have to wait. ;P
Ahh the penalties for not concentrating on school the first time around. Hopefully Zack won't experience this.
Well, I made myself a rigorous self-study schedule plan thingie wingie but perhaps it is a bit too rigorous. I did it for three days in a row, but today I'm going to take a break. Maybe I'll play the piano a little.. ;P
Something I am really poor at is giving a woman space. I'm not really sure why that is the case. I often see a lack of communication as something to address and I typically address it by trying harder to communicate (turning up the pressure) -- but it really isn't effective and is actually counter-productive. This is a real lesson in patience and understanding. I love this woman for how introspective I have become, but I'm not all that happy about what I learn. Which in itself isn't a great way to look at things -- by learning I am growing, living.
This is probably not as exciting as it might seem, but I am currently typing this message from my bed -- not because I have some new-fangled wireless laptop (I don't) but because I have a 14" and a BSD box right by my bed. Connected to the net, of course, so I can work, play, read email, control the music emanating from the speakers across the room... as soon as I get the Japanese keyboard working that Kevin gave me, I will be able to write letters to Eriko from here. Additionally, this will serve as my English dictionary while I am reading -- I am tired of flipping through pages. Finally, I am going to write some software so that I have a smart alarm clock.. How it will be smart, I don't know.. Only two more weeks!! I am so excited.
This week I am now a full-fledged Applications developer. It feels wonderful! Although my stint at QA was short, I feel I learned quite a bit about the position and its role in a company, which was my goal. Additionally, I also learned quite a bit about what makes a good QA employee. Helpful knowledge, indeed. Eriko! Three weeks....
Who said it could be so good?