February 2003 archives
Thursday, February 27, 2003
As of the time this actually is posted, I will have done something that I have not done before in seven years of college.
I will have missed a class.
The current weather in Gainesville is a thunderstorm, with winds blowing at 15 miles per hour. This is a pretty accurate statement. It also makes it mighty difficult to ride a bike anywhere, even to the bus stop a little less than a mile away.
I tried to be a good student. I set out on the bike. But there was one problem. My rainsuit's pant part had ripped last semester, rendering it useless. I hadn't replaced it, so all I had was a poncho.
When not only your pants, but your socks and underwear become soaked in a matter of seconds, you know that it's time to give up the ghost.
So, for the first time ever, I will not be attending a class live. However, this class is taped by UF for the purposes of off-campus students, and made available to on-campus students as well via streaming video. So I won't be missing any material, thankfully. But I will be missing my first class.
I just thought you'd all like to know that the streak is finally over.
Monday, February 10, 2003
Taking a little downtime after a hard day of writing and debugging code, I've stopped to think a little bit about what the past month (now a month and two days) has meant to me.
- It's been over a month, and I'm still in disbelief that she said yes.
- Ever since I can remember, I've thought about how I would treat someone special in my life. I've tried to be that kind of guy throughout this month. I hope that I've succeeded, and I hope to continue to do so in the future. She deserves it.
- I've found a great dance partner. Girl's got rhythm.
- It's amazing how often the phrase "just looking at you" can be used as a response and never sound redundant.
- I'm 5'9", but I feel at least a foot taller when she takes my arm when we walk.
- Sometimes it costs me twice as much what it would if I were alone to eat out. Sometimes it doesn't cost me anything. And I'm perfectly happy either way.
- I can't wait for the day when we can have conversations with just our eyes.
- She brings out things in me that I didn't know were there.
- Thus far, I've counted about ten different ways that she smiles, and three different ways that she laughs. I look forward to finding more of them.
- I've told my friends down here that I'm a happy victim of God's perfect timing. That may be the best way to put it.
- And to sum up, she is simply wonderful. I know that she's not perfect, just as she knows that I am not. But she is indeed wonderful.
Monday, February 3, 2003