- After a week the internet from the wall in my dorm started working on my desktop. Now I don't have to do all my online homework on my tiny netbook. Resounding yay :)
- The chemistry teacher carries a tennis racket around on his back and set off four chemical explosions in the lecture hall - yay :)
- The calculus teacher is Indian and incredibly intelligent. Almost so much so that he expects more from the university's resources. He wanted a white board - they gave him an overhead and a marker. Yeah... he called it "primitive" but we taught calculus teacher how to use an overhead -yay :)
- Tennis at the IMA on purple tennis courts - yay :)
- 3 hours of projected homework a day - nay :(
- Robby's printer got a permanent paper jam - nay :(
- Okay we have to end on a bright note. All my classes ended completely at 12:20pm today - yay :)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Thoughts from the first day of school - the yays and the nays:
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
|UW v. Cal Football Game 31-23|
from the student section
|Chalk Walls W/ Alison & Khuntia|
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Class doesn't start until next Wednesday. That means home free from thinking right? Alas, peace wasn't to be. My chem professor sent me an email today (the day before move in) that made me purchase a $90 access code (aka charging me for homework) AND said I had a 30 question chemistry and math preliminary skills test due by next Friday. At least its not for a grade but here was my thought process before taking it this evening. I...
- Haven't had a chemistry class since sophomore year
- Haven't had a math class for two years
- Haven't done ANY schoolwork for three months
That being said, I got 70% on it. I'll take it. The sheer fact that I retained 70% of this stuff means that the Bothell chem and math teachers did a better job than I first imagined. In that respect kudos to high school - it worked (err.... 70% worked good enough).
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
As of today, The Poplar Pal has moved from www.thepoplarpal.blogspot.com to this page. Why? I linked the account of my last blog with my university email. It should have worked with that email like any other random yahoo one right? Nope, wrong. UW actually managed that account and limited oodles of functionality. Me being a person who enjoys both authority and functionality would much rather have an account not "managed" by my school. Wouldn't you?
|The "Crap" Corner|
Since the beginning of time, the corner of the room in front of my bed has been devoted to storing random junk and tidbits, and since the beginning of time, its storage capacity has more than sufficed. Turns out that that's not the case anymore. Between the new chemistry lab apron, the goggles, the coffee machine, the desk lamp, the bedding set, the memory foam bedding pads FOR the bedding set, and the other necessities of college I have blown my summer paychecks on, the stuff in "the corner" has started encroaching into the stuff "in the middle of my room". My temporary solution? Toss stuff into random closets throughout the house in the hopes I actually remember where I put it by the time I actually move out. But I do stress this as merely a "temporary solution" as the minifridge is set to come in the mail next week... garage perhaps as the next course of expansion?
|9 days and 21 hours until move in.|
Sorry Bothell, I can't wait to leave :-)
Hihi blogger world. Here is the almighty first post - something people will initially will think is hugely important before they realize its really the post no one ever sees because you have no followers. Anyways, I'm still stuck in Bothell - a week and a half until move in and final college preparations are being made. Among them, of course, was the imminent creation of a blog. What will I post here? Pandemonium with the Robby the roommate? Campus thoughts? The best pho shop on the Ave? Photos from the BBQ's in the brand new Poplar Hall I'll be residing in this year? Perhaps a combination of all of the above. But one thing is for sure - I'll have sold my soul to another technological evil: Blogger. Oh well, there's enough of it to go around between facebook, google, microsoft, youtube, and amazon. Stay tuned.