the sunny side of life

A new quarter, a new outlook. This time we’re doing things right. Not that we weren’t before, but with a couple practice rounds I think there’s the definite possibility of an amazing next ten weeks. Classes are looking good: CS107 (difficult, undoubtedly, but also quite satisfying I’m hoping), English 92 (Poetry! Creative Writing! It’s good for the heart!), and Literature into Life (more poetry! Not quite as interesting, but it’s nice to couple extensive analysis with synthesis, plus I can’t drop IHUM). This plus sailing means a comfortable 16 units that should leave me plenty of time to write extensively if I can manage it and devote as much time as I want to CS. And I’ll get to sail, which is fun, and I’ll still have plenty of time to relax hopefully. We’re a week into the quarter and I’ve already been partying about 6 of the last 8 nights. Which is awesome. Right now my room is full of people strategizing about assassins. I couldn’t really care less; I’ve got my headphone pumping Brand New (because, yes, I’ve been listening to a lot of Brand New…) and I’m just happy there are people around. I’m learning the in’s and out’s of my social neurosis and generally weird attitudes towards a lot of things. This has been accomplished via extensive introspection, which isn’t particularly effective most of the time but I feel like it’s helping me act more rationally.

Anyway, beyond the reasonably boring miscellanae of daily life I have nothing to say at present. I have simply promised myself I’m going to start writing things down again, because I don’t like that I’ve stopped. It’s on the list of things to do right this quarter. I’m going to get good at longboarding, I’m going to write a lot of poetry, I’m going to write a lot down here, I’m going to sail a lot, I’m going to have a great time, and it’s going to be an epic ten weeks. Here’s hoping for the best.

(In other unrelated news, this site is now cheerfully hosted on the server Micah and I hacked together. now has it’s own fancy box. Overkill is spelled “dual 2.4GHz Xeon processors, 4GB of ECC DDR RAM, and 160GB of hard drive space in a RAID-5 array”. Have something you want hosted? E-mail us.)

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