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First day of classes and I feel like a stretched out walking mood swing without a purpose. Wow that was a fun sentence to write. To start from the beginning I stayed up late reading Sammy’s Hill. It’s fiction and it’s funny. Very Bridget Jones’ Diary’esque but more spastic, if possible. Eighty pages later I paid heed to my increasingly dizzy head and went to bed.

The next morning when heading to Securities I misjudged the walking time from bus to class and showed up in the right building, passing by the classroom I was supposed to be in not just once, but twice because I couldn’t read the numbers on the doors or see my classmates inside. Note to self: Wear glasses when walking.

Securities looks interesting. “Social engineering” and “rummage through trash bins at 3am” certainly draw one’s attention. INFO 370 is looking like a hardcore research class, which might be pretty cool. I enjoy reading, writing, and looking up crap. But it’s really too early to call.

During the three-hour break between classes, I went out with the Info crew to the bookstore to buy our Securities book and we had brunch at IHOP. Hello table of ten. That was pretty awesome to hang out, welcome Rufino back from the PI, and eat “French pancakes”. Somewhere in between I had a bitter cup of chai somewhere on the Ave., thereby reaffirming my affinity for Starbucks and their consistency. Or maybe I’m just intolerably picky.

Now I’m at work…where I have been for the last five hours. Started off the shift with e-mails and organizing course syllabuses. Proceeded to reading the first twelve pages of an article titled, “A Longitudinal Investigation of Personal Computers in Homes: Adoption Determinants and Emerging Challenges”. Needless to say it was dry. I hate reading these info studies because you really have to sift through the verbiage to get the actual jist or meaning of the write-up. Conversely, I like reading this stuff because of all the fluff, it makes a long reading assignment not so long if you read the right things.

Then it was an hour of messing with JavaScript to get a picture page the way I wanted. Followed by another hour of Sammy’s Hill. Between all this it was helping users. It has been so ridiculously busy at the lab today. It could perhaps just be the complete contrast with school back in session from the placidity of Interim, but for once, much of my time was spent helping people. Which I suppose is good, it being my job and all.

And now it’s thirty minutes to close and I can’t help but think how cold, quiet, and lonely it is here. My reading list is hardly dented and I’m already beginning to worry. I’ve also been on campus for twelve hours now and the two cups of coffee from this morning wore off quite a bit ago leaving my head spinning. Up ahead: two more classes tomorrow to check out. This time I will sleep at a reasonable hour tonight. Maybe see some boy?

And I’m off.

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