January 8th, 2003

Dante Hicks - Working WAY too hard..., Dante Hicks - headdesk, Dante Hicks - Why me?

No. Please God, No....

Woke up at 6'am. Blarg. Better get used to it though, cause it's going to be something I have to do every day. Schedule for this semester looks something like this:

Cal III, MTWR, 8:00-8:50 AM, GP 151
Advanced Matrix Theory, TR, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, GP 155
Computer Security, MWF, 1:00-1:50 PM, EE 119
Statistics, 10:00-10:50 AM, MWF, HS 240
Computer Engineering, MWF, 11:00-11:50 AM, HO 304
(Math labratory, T, 6:30-8:00 PM)

Not the best schedule in the world, but not bad, considering that I have only a handful of classes to choose from, and that I had to re-arrange everything in order to take ECE 480 again this semester.

No coffee, but a cup of hot cocoa was nearly as good this morning. It was 29 degrees outside this morning, not counting the wind chill factor. I'm naturally cold-natured anyway, and these pills I'm taking makes my body not want to adjust to temperature all that well. Combine both of these and it made for a miserable trip to class. Also, instead of my first class being at one of the nearby Engineering buildings, it's all the way on the other side of the campus. Bah.

So, I make it to Calculus. I'm already dreading this class, and the fact that it's at 8 in the morning makes it even worse. Still, I was determined to get this thing done, as this one class is the biggest single obsticle to me graduating and getting a job and starting my life out in the "Real World" (tm). Still, I wasn't prepared for what happened this morning. The classroom was packed. I grab the last remaining seat, and pull out my notebook. Then he walks in. Davis. That asshat from last semester.


Of all the professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, I ended up getting that rat bastard again. Out of the four or so sections of Cal III this semester, I ended up in his. And the worst part? I can't switch to another section, or take this class over the summer/next semester/etc. I'm stuck taking it this semester, and I have to pass it this semester in order to graduate. Guess it just goes to show ya that nice guys do finish last. If I had of bitched and moaned at the Department enough, I might have got him fired, or at least suspended (doing research and not teaching classes). Instead, as my punishment, I have to suffer under this sunovabitch one more semester. And this time, somehow pass the class. >_<

What a miserable way to start off the year. :(
  • Current Music
    None, but I still have "Smooth Criminal" stuck in my head.
Bama Eyes, Bama Staredown

Maybe it's not such a bad day after all

Despite such a bad start to the day, I actually got a little bit of good news just now. Turns out that I'm pretty likely to be brought on as a research assistant working on new types of computer security. Sounds like a fun and interesting field, and I'm kinda lucky to have a shot at it as an undergrad. Sure, it's prolly not going to pay all that well (unless one of those big grants for funding gets approved, it might not pay at all), but still, it'll give me some much needed experience in the computer field. Though I'm still pretty hard up for money right now, and will continue to be until the summer where I can work full-time. this is still a great opportunity to get my foot into the door. ^_^

No time to stop and think about Cal III. Too busy being happy.
  • Current Music
    ANYTHING in my MP3 collection except "Smooth Criminal"!