Archive for May, 2002

Vanilla Coke?

Thursday, May 30th, 2002

I’m here at work with my first bottle of the new Vanilla Coke, but I’m not sure what to make of it. I guess it’s all right, but I don’t find Vanilla Coke to be as thirst-quenching and/or refreshing as Coke Classic. It’s sweet and it definately tastes of vanilla, but it might be a bit too sweet. We’ll see if I ever get it again.

Once again, Kimi has updated her site again, so if you wanna see what she’s been up to lately, check it out. She got 50 out of 50 on her English essay, but let me tell you how extremely difficult that is! This is an AP class and the teacher, Mrs. Perryman, is very good, but very strict in her grading. I took this class when I was in high school, and I NEVER got 100% on anything in it. Most in-class essays are graded on a 0-9 scale just like the AP essays. 7-9 is an A, and I usually got somewhere around a 6 on most of mine and that was about average for the class. For Kimi to get 100% is just amazing, so good work Kimi! You are just so smart! =)

Enough bragging about my sister, let’s talk about my brother for a sec. He’s back home and I’m pretty sure he got straight A’s in his freshman year as a physics major at Berkeley, but he doesn’t talk about it. He’s far too modest. Oh, and he’s looking for a summer job here in Eugene, so if anyone knows anything let me or him know, K?

And me? Well, I’m gettin’ by all right I suppose. I’m on duty tonight, Friday night, and Saturday night, but I don’t want to be on duty for any of them because there’s something going on each night that I don’t wanna miss. It never fails. I’m gonna try to switch with someone tonight at the Housing student staff appreciation banquet. Oh, and speaking of recognition, there’s also a little party for the library student staff employees this afternoon that I’m going to try to attend. The two overlap, so I’m going to try to do both, but we’ll see how that goes. And did I mention that Project 2 is due on Monday? OH, I’M SO BUSY I COULD SPARKLE!!!

I think I’m done now. Almost time to grab a quick lunch and then get to class before I do all that other stuff I mentioned. Chris out.


Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

Well! That certainly was a busy weekend! Lemme bring you up to speed with a quick rundown of the activities from Thursday to today:

Thursday night I had a stargazing program in housing and that went until about 22:00, at which point dad came and picked me up so that I could sleep at his house so we could leave the next morning at 06:00 to go get Matt from Berkeley, which we did, and that was a long trip in that car, but it wasn’t all bad cuz I gotta talk with dad and Matt for a long time, however I had to get up the next morning at 08:00 to head out to Central Oregon to go camping, which was a lotta fun cuz we went hiking and hung out at the lake, but again it was a lotta time in the car, which is beginning to get a little old, but we made it there and back again without major incident and we all had a lotta fun on the trip, but my weekend wasn’t over yet cuz on Monday I went home for a barbecue with the family and then I was on duty last night!

Whew! That’s a lotta stuff! Notice how that entire last paragraph is all one sentence. Gives sort of a feel for the rapid nature of my weekend I think. I took some pictures out in the desert, so take a look when ya get a chance. Oh, and I hear that there area some pictures back from prom. GET THEM TO ME SO I CAN SCAN THEM! I’m tired of getting requests for pictures that I DO NOT HAVE! OK? Cool. Chris out.

Home again

Monday, May 27th, 2002

Lastly, I am now back from camping. It was a lotta fun, and I’ll prolly write more about it soon, especially since I got some more digital pictures to post! But right now, I need sleep, so that’s it for now. Chris out.

Matthew home

Saturday, May 25th, 2002

We got matt back at 1:55 am this morning. All is well, I’m back home now, too. I’m getting up early to go camping, so this is as long as this message is going to get. Chris out.


Friday, May 24th, 2002

Made it safely down. Packing and going back up. Chris out!

Movin’ right along

Thursday, May 23rd, 2002

Soon I’ll be rudely awakened with the sun. Or is that the father will rudely awaken his son? At any rate, dad and I will hopefully be on the road headed south to Berkeley in about 6 or 7 hours. That’s CRAZY! Y’all know how much of a morning person I am! In the last few years, I think I’ve stayed up until 5:45am more often that I’ve gotten up that early! Seriously, I’m pretty sure on this! I stay up late a lot, and I NEVER get up early unless I absolutly have too!

I’d like to take a brief moment to say that I hate this keyboard a whole lot. It’s on of those funky bent Microsoft “Natural” keyboards. I can’t freakin’ type on this thing! I realize that I usually type a “b” with my right hand instead of my left as I’m apparently supposed to, so this is hard to do. I guess I’ll just have to deal with it.

I’ll try to update from the road tomorrow if I get a chance, but no promises. The following Saturday I take off to go camping, so I might not be able to update again until Sunday night or Monday sometime. I guess you’ll just have to deal with it.

Like the parallel structure in the conclusions of the previous two paragraphs? I think it’s nifty. I’m such a wannabe writer. This page is about as close as I get, but I really don’t consider it writing, because it’s basically just me talking, ‘cept I’m typing it instead of saying it. Eh.

The term is nearing its end, and everyone I know is excited for one reason or another. Some good excitement and some bad. I’ve got a whole variety of things on my mind these days, so I’d say that I’m both plus and minus excited for the summer. It should be a good time, I hope. Lots of questions for me to ponder. Things to work out and such. Some practical problems, others less tangible. I’ll let y’all stew over that one.

Oh, and I’ve been recently informed by a prominent web comic author that my page crashes her Netscape. I’d like to fix this, so if anyone knows about a particular version of Netscape that dies with my page, let me know so I can work it out. It might have to do with the OS (Mac or PC) or it may just be the version. I generally build my site with IE in mind and then work out Netscape later, so any info on this would be appreciated.

I think that’s prolly enough for me for today. I’m ready for the weekend–is it ready for me? Chris out.

A lost mind

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2002

Today is going all right so far. I’ve gone to class and I’ve gone to office hours. Wheeeeeeee! I still have summer staff training and a billiars to do tonight, not to mention studying for my Econ midterm I have scheduled tomorrow!!! Ahhh!!! Don’t panic, Chris, everything will be OK! Really!

So, for the rest of this week I have to pass my Econ midterm and do/turnin a journal entry for Poly Sci. Then I can have fun this weekend! Yay! I enjoy fun imensely! I’m pretty sure I spelt that last word wrong, but I don’t really care. Just take it’s meaning to mean “a lot” and we’ll be fine.

I got some new media yesterday! I got a 50 spindle of cheapest blank CDs I could find. They have no label and no brand that I have ever heard of (Spin-X?), but it was only $15! I also got a box of 10 blank floppies cuz I realized that I never have any around when I need one. I don’t need a floppy disk often, but when I do I DO, so now I’m covered! w00t for stuff! I also got a roll of scotch tape and a new bottle of shampoo. Big spender, I am!

K, that’s enough rambling for now. Oh, and for those who haven’t seen it and have ever watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, this is a must see site. Not sure if I’ve mentioned it before or not, but check it out and read the FAQ there. That’s it from me! Chris out.

Nothing to see here, move along…

Tuesday, May 21st, 2002

Ya know, not a lot’s happened since I last wrote here, so this’ll probably be brief. Last night was duty night, so woo hoo to that! Seriously though, I enjoy Monday duty cuz it’s quiet and Megs and I have fun on rounds. Before rounds I managed to get a lot of little odds and ends taken care of. I got a bunch of photos scanned in for Drew and I took care of some misc paperwork. Oh, my life is just SO exciting!

I’m at work right now, and after that I’m gonna meet with my CIS group and we’re gonna do…something. I’m not sure what, but we’re gonna do it. Probably set up some database tables if we can get access to the server and whatnot. After that I’ve got staff meeting back here again. Oh will the fun never end!

The rest of my week’s a bit busier. Tomorrow I got office hours, class, summer staff meeting, and a program. Not to mention that I gotta turn in my PS journal cuz I’m not going to be here on Friday. Thursday I have an Econ midterm, another group meeting, a staff meeting, and a program in roughly that order. Then I go over to dad’s to spend the night before we head out BUTT-ASS-EARLY the next morning! We’re leaving about when the sky goes from pitch black to slightly-not-so-black. The early rising aside, I’m really looking forward to the trip. I know Matthew’s looking forward to it too. Saturday morning I get up only slightly later than on Friday to go drive out to Central Oregon to go camping. Monday, I think I’ll sleep all day.

OK, so I can’t write a brief news rant, even when there’s nothing going on. Only 24 minutes until I get outta here! Chris out.

Duelin’ Banjos

Monday, May 20th, 2002

I’ve got some funky folk music playin’ while I’m at work here, and it’s got a good twang. Don’t know why, but it seems to work right now. Must be the funky Eugene weather we got goin’ on right now.

Anywho, my morning went pretty well. My CIS group had a good meeting with Prof. Hornof, so it looks like we’re on track for Project 2. After that I had a real quick lunch with Megs and Drew before I ran off to poly sci. Our group did our presentation, but we were a little rushed due to being next-to-last to present. As always, the groups were running long so we had little time. Still, I think it went all right, so that’s done. Yay. Now all I have to worry about is my Econ test on Thursday and the stuff to do for the CIS project. No sweat, right? Oh yeah, and I gotta get my poly sci journal turned in on Wednesday instead of Friday cuz I’m not going to be here on Friday. I’ll print out the Econ notes here at work, I’ll do the poly sci journal tonight and study for Econ the rest of the week. CIS I can use to fill in the gaps when I can’t take Econ any longer. I just need to set up a database by tomorrow; the rest can wait. I can do it!!!

So, before Chris loses his mind, how are the rest of y’all doin’? Feel free to rant and rave in my comment space about the end of the year and all of that. Chris out.

Once more for good measure

Sunday, May 19th, 2002

Yay! Another weekend post! Two in a row, no less! I don’t generally post as often on weekends, because I know that some people only check this page on weekdays and I don’t want anyone to miss anything. But I’m bored, so here ya go!

First up, new webcam shot. Oh boy! I can see you’re all terribly excited about that, so I’ll move on to what I did since I last updated. I really like the new comments links; I look so official ‘n’ stuff now! I met with my poly sci group again today, but only half our group showed up so I’m not sure what we’re doin’ tomorrow. I think it’ll work out, but I have the feeling that a lot of it’ll be on the fly. I’ll let y’all know how it goes afterward.

I got all the stuff I wanted to get done last night done. I went to Grab ‘n’ Go and cashed out, so now I’m all stocked up on junk food. Mmmm! I also turned in the programming planner for stargazing, so that should be fun this Thursday. I also did my stuff for our presentation, so that should be good (I hope!)

Tomorrow’s gonna look like this: get up and all that in time for meeting with Prof. Hornof regarding my CIS group’s project. That shouldn’t be too bad. After that I’ve got my poly sci group presentation. After that I go to work for 4 hours, during which time Christy is going to drop off a CD for me to make three copies of on behalf of her dad. I don’t know what’s on the CD, but I’m assuming Top Secret CIA Documents. It’s always more interesting to assume the best. After that I’m on duty! Yay duty!!! (Can you ph33l the sarcasm?)

And that’s just tomorrow! The rest of the week’s busy too, but I’ll write about that later. Probably sometime when I’m bored at work tomorrow. Take care! Chris out.”