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24 November 2007 @ 12:32 am
Summa dat update  
Let's recap on what's happening! HELLO FUTURE ME! THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING. Hello everyone else from the present, too.

Well my first quarter as a grad student is winding on down. The catch is I have only really been taking one 3-credit grad class. The other two classes are at North Seattle Community College - Calculus 1 and Programming 2. NSCC's a bus ride today. I have to ride there at least once every day.

So my time on the bus is spent reading (in the middle of Neil Gaiman's American Gods), or playing the DS when there's something to play. (Phoenix Wright 3 is coming to me by way of GameFly, so that's what I'll be doing for the next week or so.) Next quarter I'm taking a class at Seattle Central Community College, which is a lot closer to where I live. Much less bussin'.

I might still be bussin' up to the North Seattle area a bit next quarter, though, since I've made a new friend in one of my classes and she and I might be hangin' out. Who knows. We'll see!

I don't know if I told any of you guys about my roommates! They are cool dudes. I'm staying in an apartment with three UW sophomores and we're getting along great. We play Smash Bros. Melee a ton; I'm getting really good at Fox. (FOX YOU SAY??? HOW GENERIC AND CHEAP!!! Yes well I am also quite good at Captain Falcon and Marth so there we go.) But not really as good as Bill who is a friend of my roommate Zack! He won at the recent 200-person smash tourney as Peach! He is about thrice as good as me with Peach and twice as good with Yoshi! It's crazy.

What you guys DO know is that I am spending most of my time doing homework, and that sort of stinks. Hopefully next quarter will be a little easier but I can't really be certain of that. I'm taking Calculus 2 and Data Structures (sort of Programming 3), so they'll probably just be harder versions of what I'm taking now. We will see! Hopefully I will be able to manage my homework time a bit better and fit in more gym visits.

I am going to the Bay Area for Winter vacation. BE PREPARED! ...to drive me around! Because I sold my car. And getting around the Bay Area without a car will be hard.

I think I'm going to spend most of the vacation writing about places I am planning to apply to for summer internships. It's a requirement of my grad program that I write a bunch of pages about an internship I plan on, or am in the middle of, taking. Hopefully I end up working someplace good! I already applied to Microsoft and I am looking into Amazon and Yahoo! as well. Not sure if I'm setting my sights way too high, but UW does seem to have the best Computational Linguistics department out there so hey if that's who they're hiring, I'm their dude.

Well I think that is it for now! Things are okay. My group of friends is slowly but surely growing. Things are great with my roommates. I'm feeling pretty comfortable being on my own. Okay I will stop typing!
Music: Muse - Knights of Cydonia
Kathleenkaflurbaleen on November 24th, 2007 10:09 am (UTC)
Just skimming this entry, it reads a lot like a Dinosaur Comic!
Jeffrey Carl Faden: Gaspjeffreyatw on November 24th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
I guess that is what vodka and apple cider does to you???
שירן shiranne シラーン 冉施安gogalucky on November 24th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
NSCC's a bus ride today.
is it maybe a bus ride away? or am i misunderstanding something
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 24th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
Re: NSCC's a bus ride today.
Haha yes it is away. I was kind of drunk when I wrote this???
שירן shiranne シラーン 冉施安gogalucky on November 24th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: NSCC's a bus ride today.
Jillianshotwithdiamond on November 24th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
American Gods is excellent!
Josephloccster on November 24th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
I used to beat everyone with Yoshi (at this summer camp I went to as a kid). Everyone said I was "cheating" because I used Yoshi, even though when they used Yoshi they couldnt beat me.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 24th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Well were you camping? Bill does this annoying thing where he's on a ledge and all he does is throw eggs, or poop people off the side if they come close.
Josephloccster on November 25th, 2007 11:03 am (UTC)
I usuaklly threw eggs when they were above or coming towards me.
Same story, different iteration.soygirl on November 24th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
Haha. This reminds me of ridiculous what's going on recap posts that I sometimes do. I must say then, I am a fan! A huge fan!

I will be home all of Winter break myself before leaving for Paris. I will have one of my parents' cars and I think we should hang out and do things in the city, maybe catch some improv or museums or do some culturally uplifting things. Been too long. All of your grad school talk makes me jealous and anxious - I am only excited for the road to grad school. Yikes! And excited for you.
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 24th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
I know how to wavedash but I haven't really used it to my advantage yet. Right now I'm trying to find the best way to escape my roommate's Jigglypuff's wall of pain. Pissing him off by staying away from the ledges!
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 24th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
Also what sort of button mashing? His forward specials or his down specials?
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 25th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
I know the majority of that. Bill helps me out as I play. My big problem: I still use the stick to jump. Makes wavedashing and short hopping pretty hard. So I need to take care of that first.

Jigglypuff's wall of pain is just a really good edge guard. He punches a character multiple times to the bottom side of the screen; the character can't get back, Jigglypuff can. Fox and Falco are especially susceptible.