May 31, 2008

A Nice Saturday

Today was a nice day. I woke up late (getting out of bed about 9:15) and made eggs and bacon. I did alright. I cleaned up in the kitchen for a bit then went to school to do physics. At about 12:45 I headed home.

I recently got in touch with a friend from pre-school and had been able to schedule lunch with her (Tammy). Although I lost her address (it was erased), I remembered the name of the apartments. Knocking on a door I thought might be hers I found someone who had a directory to see where she lived. It was fun to see my friend from so long ago. Whatever familiarity was lost through the years was compensated for in the quality of food. Tammy had some good cinnamon bread made and also a good dough for pizza (it was wheat). So, we just needed a few things from the store. We biked to Smith's and got pepperonies and a few other toppings and whatever then rode home. She seemed to know what she was doing while we made the pizza and that was confirmed upon eating it. She's a neat and nice girl. I'll have to see if she wants to play frisbee or anything in the future.

This evening I went shopping with Eldon and Stephanie and Sophie. That was fun. Eldon and I have a new Navy Seal-level shopping exercise that we can show any who are interested. It involves standing on the front of the other's cart while pushing your own. While this may sound easy, you should try it. It is especially hard when the pusher stops you.

We're making progress at work, which is good. It will be fun to have Paula around next semester.

May 21, 2008

Plowing before Planting

For those interested to know the progress of my social life, I shall give a brief report. On Sundays we have gone out of our natural routine and invited people over for get-to-know-you games and for treats after ward prayer (on Sunday night in many BYU wards, the ward, which all lives within a block or two, gets together to sing a hymn, have a spiritual thought, make announcements, and get to know each other by introducing an apartment and then just talking). We were assigned to get to know some apartments this week, particular apartments. So, Jamie, one of my roommates, went to go visit our assignments. On our last assigned stop we found the three girls home. We had a good talk with the three of them that lasted about 1 1/2 hours. It was pretty fun. We laughed and seemed to get along. A funny point: on Sunday in Sunday school I came in and there were two girls sitting to the edge of a row leaving two open seats. I asked if I could have the seat nearest them and they said okay. So, I talked to them both, and it was interesting that one was from Round Rock (Austin). Well, she didn't really seem to me to want to talk to me on Sunday, so I didn't invite her for games or anything. Well, upon visiting her apartment I wasn't quite sure she was herself (no glasses and different hair-do) but once all three were there, I knew it was. Well, we were getting to know each other and she asked where I was from. Obviously she didn't remember who I was or didn't remember our comments about Austin and me knowing boys from her ward. Well, I responded to her question by saying, Well, I know you're from Austin. Then all clicked and she recognized me as the boy who sat by her at church. So, maybe I'll go running with her or something. Who knows. But, all the girls there were very nice, one was engaged. I enjoyed asking them about their dating lives and experiences (the two are just plain single) so it was fun to ask a few sort of awkward questions. We left on good terms. Well, I'll be getting up early tomorrow for another day of fun and learning and work and homework, and physics test and chemistry lab write-ups.

May 16, 2008

Summer Term

The summer term has been especially busy for me. I'm taking six credits which is the minimum number to qualify as a full-time scholarship-eligible student. My classes are Physics 220 -Electricity (3 credits), Organic Chemistry Lab (2 credits), and Judaism and the Gospel (1 credit). The most stressful seems to be the O-chem Lab. We are in class for 14-15 hr/week. Then it requires about 5-6 hours out of class each week (at least). Then our teacher advised us we'd need 20 hours a week out of class at least to manage the class. My religion class takes about 2 hours/week. I'm also working on average 15-17 hours/week. Then I'm in Physics 6 hours/week and religion 2 hours/week. So, that adds up to 68 hours/week. Then you have to add meal time and laundry, and writing this blog. Then after adding my visits to Joe&Brittany and Eldon&Stephanie, in which time I often just do homework, plus some minimal social time, I've found myself extremely busy. On Monday I got up at 4:00am to do homework due at 8am and 10am. Today I got up at 6:00am. Yesterday I went to bed at 1:00am. I slept in on Thursday for a break until about 7:15 or so--I don't really remember. But, I look forward to the summer term of 40 hours work weeks and that's it. Well, I'm going to go do my physics lab and then go eat dinner, then maybe I'll play or do homework. I've recognized the truth in Melissa's comment that blogs are more interesting when there are entries written.