After my dismal 89% on my last homework, I really gave this one a lot of effort. I think I have a good chance at a 100%. I had one problem that was giving me trouble and I had a breakthrough tonight. Luckily I had a strigent review process as I found a mistake with a different problem. Anyway. My buddy & co-worker Lisa invited me to dinner and a play tomorrow, that should be fun. Friday I am slated to play some Starcraft with Alex; Saturday in its entirety will be occupied by Jerry Kerrick's (my former professor/advisor) retirement party. Luckily the homework is not "supposed" to be as difficult because I have a busy social calendar. Not to mention that my project at work is going to be very time consuming, as they are expecting quite a lot from me. I predict that May will FLY by. Which just brings me closer to the next time I can see Eriko. X)
April 2003 Archives
I am enjoying my homework -- yet I'm doing proofs and runtime analysis! Will wonders never cease? Work is keeping me busy and I'm only in the planning stages... If I thought this last month went by fast, the next will go by even faster. I didn't do very well on my last homework assignment, so I need to turn it up a notch. No more shortcuts!
So I made a mistake and instead of transferring $10 into my checking account, I transferred $10 out of my checking account. This resulted in me being overdrawn by $2. Guess what followed? My lovely Bank of America, who values my business, proceeded to charge me a $40 overdraft fee. I'm not sure you can get any more ridiculus than that. I will talk to them tomorrow but this action only hastens my departure from their greedy institution.
Matt, a longtime friend of David's, is in town for a view days. However, I don't believe I will be able to join him for dinner tonight, as I have some tricky graph coloring to do. My tasks at work are becoming more demanding, so I have less idle brain cycles to contemplate homework related gobbly-gook. But all around, it's fun stuff. I slept much better last night than the previous week or two, I'm hoping coalition forces have completely routed the evildoers (my cold).
My sister Melissa is pregnant! In 9 months, my parents first grandchild will be born and I will be an uncle. Neato! On other news, the doctor told me I was a pansy and I should get better soon. This cold has been particularly nasty.
As I could have predicted, Eriko is not quite ready. ;P Nontheless, as I told her, my arms are open. She may join me whenever she is most comfortable. Heck, if I could complete my degree or find a good job in Nihon, I would move in a heartbeat.
Eriko wants to quit her job and come stay with me. She thinks she'll come over in June.. How intriguing!
I was living in Tacoma with Tae, whose birthday was yesterday. I was in frequent communication with Eriko, having met her in February and anticipating her May visit. Friendly chat turned serious when I decided to ask her to marry me. She said yes. ;P
Went to a club; need a head rub
The first assignment was involved and I'm sure the second will be even more. But I am enjoying myself. My room and desk is still not perfect but I hope to get some serious organization in next week during my awesome company gifted vacation. I miss my sweet Eriko.
I feel much better today! On Saturday I wrote Brian, a future doctor, an email lamenting about how my recovery rate had dropped to 0. Waking up on Sunday, however, I felt that the golf ball in my throat had definitely shrunk by a sizable portion, perhaps even 50%. Again today I believe I have experienced a 50% reduction. I have now sent all the paperwork necessary for my GNM enrollment at UW. Now I just need to do a bang up job on my homework. ;P
I am watching what seems to be a pretty good movie, pausing it on occassion
to work a problem or two from my CS homework. I'm making a first pass of
the easier problems, hopefully I will be able to formulate concrete answers
for all of them. That leaves two nastier ones for tomorrow.. ;P Stomach feels
better, throat is _slowly_ improving. Eriko will visit me in August! (exact plans still pending)
and you hear something burst ... diarrhea .. bump bump .. diarrhea .. ;P Whatever is kicking around in my stomach better figure itself out, because I'm getting real sick and tired of this routine. =) Eriko might be going through something similiar, I pray it is not as rough as mine. On a more positive note, no SARS! And I'm feeling better. My throat is still L A M E -- but I have regained quite a bit of energy. After lots of algebraic hassle, I have completed question #4 (1 for 6) of my Algorithms homework. I was determined and it paid off.
Well, today has not been very pleasant. What a cruel April Fool's joke the
world played on me! I woke up early this morning, naturally, (about 7) and was
excited to get a jump on work. I noticed I felt a little strange and after I
arrived at work I was freeeezing. I bundled up and drank tea; eventually Brian
IM'd me and told me to go home so as not to affect my co-workers. I did so, and
did some work from home. I wasn't nearly that effective and ended up sleeping
lots. So hear I am now, feeling strange, but perhaps my fever is gone. I will
take some Theraflu and then hit the sack. Here's hoping this joke ends at
I awoke close to 9 o'clock after having decided to just wake up naturally -- tomorrow will be more of the same. ;P Work was relatively lax today as I mainly caught up on email -- a lot of discussions in the last week. I had my first session of Applied Algorithms today; I was a liitle nervous buying books and finding my way around UW -- but everything went smoothly. =)Spent some time playing with snoopy, but I'm not sure what we accomplished. I think it is time for bed -- typing on marbles' Dvorak keyboard tests my patience and tires me out. ZZZzzzz