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Thursday, February 27, 2003

the end of an era

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

thoughts on one month

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.

Monday, February 3, 2003

the happy couple

I know that you're all curious, so I won't put it off any longer. Here we are! (opens in a new window in Javascript-capable browsers)