We settled back into the grind this crisp fall-ish day. Classes and homework and reading filled the day, along with a phonecall home and watching Legally Blonde, which still reminds us all that we can do it if only we believe in ourselves. Plus, Reese Witherspoon is seriously delicious.
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Saturday, April 27, 2002
Back from the Caribbean and sunny south Florida, well rested and even more well fed. We bobbed from Miami to Key West to Cozumel and back over four days, with a wonderful dinner marking each day and providing the real highlights. Our day out in Cozumel consisted of leaving butt prints in the sands of time, which was as much fun as nothing can be. Now it's time to stand and face the music, charge hard for the finish, etc. until thesis is submitted in 10 days' time.
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Thursday, April 18, 2002
Why can't we all just get along? Dahli Lama brings out the worst in everyone, I think. If we can't go out and have fun then what is the point of participating? My team got beaten 4-9 but it was still really fun and really good excersize. Tonight the class is wrapping up an NA 10 paper and celebrating spring break since tomorrow isn't going to be a very good night to celebrate in light of Saturday's FE exam.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Didn't take long. One playoff game and one playoff loss for the Red Wings. Incredible. Apart from that it was a pretty good day: yacht design lectures, a quick trip to the store with Karyn, and gorgeous weather. Good times.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2002
This morning seemed to take awhile, but the AA afternoon field trip to might Manhattan flew right by. We visited the Metropolitan, St. Thomas' Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and ate dinner in Grand Central Station. It was a memorable trip punctuated by the presence of a source of knowledge far greater than that which any of us mere engineers possess.
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Monday, April 15, 2002
Such a day. Despite getting just about the best news anyone can get and a fat check from the IRS, it wasn't one that I'll look back on fondly. Props and general tired crankiness prevailed this evening, which makes me sad. But, tomorrow we are going to the city for AA and that, at least, will be fun.
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Sunday, April 14, 2002
Testing carried the morning and night, but it was a fun in the sun afternoon today. I played my saxophone in the sun, went to the gym, went for ice cream, and lounged in the warmest weather we've yet had. In the lab, though, there was no sun: only heat and the raucus flow channel to fill my time.
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Saturday, April 13, 2002
Today's news: Kristen says hi. This may not be important to some, but since I live in the library and Kristen lives there with candy, it makes a big difference to me. Outside of that it was an eight hour day today down in Haberle Lab. Testing got started and half done this afternoon, but it seemed to drag on and on. The Seniors will be cooking with Jorge later in the evening, which will provide added fun.
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Friday, April 12, 2002
It's the end of the week but the work is just beginning. Now it is time to put up or shut up, fight fire or hit the fence, grin and bear it, put the women and children to bed and go looking for dinner, etc. With thesis, a major paper, and the FE exam all looming large (the latter two prior to spring break) this will be an unweekend for the senior class, excepting Karyn who left for Boston after class. Tonight some are delaying the agony under the guise of casino night, but I elected to be dull and boring and write most of the 10 pager due next Friday. It was rainy and dark here this afternoon so I have no hard feelings.
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With Prof Pres in the morning, we were left an afternoon and evening to ourselves. I helped clean the flow channel for thesis testing this weekend and cranked on a couple of small projects, but mostly was lazy and lounged in the sun.
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Thursday, April 11, 2002
Sunny and gorgeous today. It really feels like winter has bid us adieu and summer is here. Spent my afternoon on the balcony writing and listening to Counting Crows...hmmm hmmm those were good times. Then after dinner all hell broke loose: SO meeting, chorus, basketball, and work on my presentation for tomorrow. What might have been an early evening was mitigated by wonderful weather. Oh well.
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Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Without skipping a beat the battle rages on here between the walls at Webb. Structures Monday, props Tuesday, thesis presentation Thursday. Tonight was a break, though, as Karyn, Kyle, and I prepared dinner for the Dean and his wife. We took over their kitchen and prepared an Indian chicken dish over rice and a huge side salad with strawberry shortcake for dessert. It was not a smoothly ethnic meal, but it tasted great and made for a very pleasant evening.
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Monday, April 08, 2002
It was a great weekend. The wedding was awesome, and I returned to school with a thousand memories. Christi and I spent as much time as we could together, which was outstanding. We drove all over Stonington, watched a pair of movies to escape the cold and snow, danced the night away at Jennifer and Adam's reception, and spent much of Sunday with her family. I also saw Eric, Kari, Andi, Betty Jo, Adrian, Kacie, Ben, and a host of other faces that I haven't seen in too long. It was the sort of weekend that time must build up to but that you wish you could have once a month.
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Thursday, April 04, 2002
The last day of a shortened week that was among the busiest ever. Now it is time for my most eagerly anticipated weekend during college, I think: a trip to the UP to see and do the things I have wanted to for almost two years. Wish everyday could be like this one.
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Wednesday, April 03, 2002
Busy has carried the week, with productivity pushing for a tie down the stretch. I'm eagerly awaiting Thursday night, when I depart for Michigan and a wedding and more, but until then there is work all around. There's also been country music and techno, Gobstoppers, 3 on 3 hoops, an interesting seminar on insurance, and getting ready for the trip, which has thinned the work to a believable level. It really feels like I am applying myself lately.
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Monday, April 01, 2002
A busy day to kick off a busy week. Hours upon hours of frustrating NA8 this morning preceded chorus practice, a hockey game, and now some thesis work in the nightcap prior to my first day of testing tomorrow. It really feels like I am burning the candle at both ends, but it is nice to be this productive and still have time to play.
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