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!