It’s been a while

Yeah, I know that I haven’t updated this in over a month. Why, all the writing that I had to do for my history exam wore me out. I needed some time to those brain cells that allow me to do this.

Speaking of history, that exam didn’t go so well. Apparently I missed the scope of the fourth essay question, and ended up not answering it at all. Oh well, I wasn’t planning on doing all that well in that class anyways.

Everything else is, class wise, is going quite well. Music theory is a breeze. I’m over a month ahead in the “lab” work for that course. The rest of the material is just as easy, but we often can’t get it done in advance. All of my ECET courses are going great. I got to build a prototype of my voltmeter, and it actually worked. My RF and power electronics course is also quite easy, despite the professor trying to make us thing that it would be so much tougher than last semester. I should have known, he gave us the same spiel at the beginning of last semester for a different course. The only course that is giving me a bit of trouble is the Power and Controls course. The professor likes to lecture for about half of the period, and the quiz us on the material that we just covered during the second half of the course. This doesn’t work all that well for me, since I need a bit of time for the information to soak in. Fortunately, he usually allows us to discuss the quiz with other people in the class, so that usually helps out.

Alright, enough about academics. Last month a few of us went to the Chicago Auto Show. We just made it a day trip, on a Friday. It worked out great, we got free tickets, and there was almost no one there. You can see all of the pictures that my roommate took at the auto show at {{link http://chicago.netbymatt.com}}. Also (how did I not think of this?), one of my friends suggested that we eat dinner at Gino’s. Great idea, I hadn’t had Gino’s in about 3 weeks. That did however, increase the total cost of our trip significantly, since parking fees in Chicago are atrocious.

One of my friend’s birthdays was earlier this month. As a joke we got him a huge jug of barbecue sauce, since he always asks for more when getting chicken fingers during our usual Steak ‘n Shake runs. On the way back from Wal-Mart, where we got the barbecue sauce, we realize that we’re going to pick him up and that his gift was in the car. That wouldn’t work to well since we were going to give it to him when we got to Steak ‘n Shake later that night. After looking around for a few seconds, we realize that we can get to the trunk of the car that we’re in, if we had the key. Fortunately, the car that we’re in is stick, so my roommate (the driver) puts the car in neutral, pulls out the key, hands it to me to unlock the trunk, and then starts the car up again and puts it into gear. That doesn’t seem all that impressive, except that we did this at about 30 mph.

The next day was the basketball game against IU. We cleaned up with them this time, making up the 5 points that we lost to them in the first game, and then we got another 10 points on top of that. Looks like we get the bragging rights for football and basketball until next season (when we’ll continue the trend).

Finally, last weekend I went home. I went to my high school’s basketball game where we were playing our rivals from just down the street. We ended up winning in a very close and good game, 60-57. I got to the game early enough that I could watch the band practice. That was fun to see, and everyone in the trumpet section insisted that I play that night. I had to explain to them that I played for all but two of the games while I was there, and thought that I deserved some time off from playing. Also, during the trip home, I decided to buy a CD player for my car. The MP3 player that I had rigged up to work through the cassette deck had given me enough trouble on my trip home that I finally gave in and got something a little more refined.

One final thing, I went to another party tonight. Not to drink, of course, but just to have something to do. Last night was rather boring, anyways. As a byproduct of going to the party, I was able to remind myself why I don’t drink. That was very clear observing some of my friends who had made less than stellar decisions.

Posted on February 29, 2004 at 2:52 am by Matt Walsh ยท Permalink
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  1. Written by Giovanni Go
    on February 29, 2004 at 1:54 pm
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    One final thing, I went to another party tonight. Not to drink, of course, but just to have something to do. Last night was rather boring, anyways. As a byproduct of going to the party, I was able to remind myself why I don’t drink. That was very clear observing some of my friends who had made less than stellar decisions.

    Told ya ๐Ÿ™‚

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