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Where Have You Been?

In site news, I have the coding for the redesigned main site finished and it’s going up a little bit at a time. The first five story excerpts have been posted and more will follow. I thought I’d give everyone’s RSS feeds (and eyeballs) a bit of a break. Here’s a run-down of my current state-of-affairs:

  • I am glad beyond belief to be back at school. I really missed this place and everyone in it. Thinking about having only five months left is depressing beyond belief.
  • Today was the first day of classes, and, aside from having a class moved to 8:30 a.m. and having two other classes (in a row) in the Most Uncomfortable Classroom Ever, things look pretty good.
  • I bothered professors until letters of recommendation got uploaded. Thank. God.
  • I have now seen every episode of House. I am thoroughly obsessed, but, on the bright side of things, I’ve got at least two other suitemates enjoying the show, so there should be no trouble claiming the television in the name of House every Tuesday at 9 p.m. I knew Mark would appreciate misanthropic sarcasm on a whole new scale.
  • The 250 GB external hard drive my parents gave me for Christmas makes me happy. I still have lots of stuff to transfer off of my laptop’s drive (mostly music), but I’m definitely enjoying the freedom to, y’know, save things.
  • Have finished reading American Gods. I nearly picked up Anansi Boys in the bookstore yesterday because it was 50% off, but I resisted. Considering that I spent almost $300 on books tonight and will be spending an addition $126 tomorrow, this is probably good. Textbooks are quite expensive, but I figured it was about time I start collecting some fluids texts that will be useful in graduate school.

There’s something a bit skeezy about writing my update in bullet format. It feels very LiveJournalish, but I think I may need more of that, to be honest. Here’s to a new semester.

Neil Gaiman

Well, it’s official now. Having seen Mirrormask and just finished reading Neverwhere, I am now a fan. I now applaud my decision to buy American Gods at the same time as Neverwhere, and my goal is to prevent myself from picking up the book until it’s time to fly back to Cleveland. I suspect that having a nice big novel to accompany me across the eastern half of the U.S. will make the day much more enjoyable.

In the meantime, I’m chewing over an idea for a longer writing-related post later.

Speaking of writing, should story excerpts suddenly appear here in quick succession there is no need for alarm. The blog has not been hijacked. It simply means that I’m getting closer to being finished with redesigning S-S.N.

Time For Changes

The last final has been turned in, so my semester is officially over. I think the big highlight of the day (academically, anyway) was getting stopped in the stairwell by my Flight and Orbital Mechanics instructor, who happily informed me that I had the highest score in the class on our final. I’m pretty floored by that, actually, because I spent more time finishing up projects and homework than studying for that final in the 36 hours leading up to the final.

The end of classes and finals, of course, means that I now have some time to do things that I want to do, and, chief among those things, is spend some quality time on the code behind S-S.net and this blog. I’ve been fooling around with designs for both for months now, and I may actually have a chance to implement them over break.

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