Wednesday, February 3, 2010

6 Months to Freedom??

Don't get excited - I don't plan to post any pictures as my cyber-singlehood requires that I post everything via facebook first - and as I'm yet to be impressed by the uploading speed of, I can't be bothered to regularly post anything more than text here.

So earlier yesterday (2am last night), I finished my thesis/project scheduling. If all goes according to plan - slim to none chance - then I'll be sussing out a masters come August. The scary thing is that a lot of academic convergence needs to take place within six months. Fingers crossed!

By all other accounts, my life has been the Eli-typical. I sleep more than I should and whenever I want, and I try to minimize my exercising. (Though I have given up pop - how's that for a resolution!) While the world and cosmos generally look down their noses at this lifestyle, I'll continue to keep it up so long as it pays dividends...

I had three classes last semester: Composites II, Design for Thermal Optimization, and Controls. I went to Composites II for the tests and about half the time the homework was due; Thermal Opt I only attended the first week and the tests, and Controls was too early to fathom - so it was tests only. All in all, I believe I attended less than 1/3 of the scheduled class lectures (I had a running record of 42 missed classes in a row). What's the moral of this laziness, you ask? I had an interesting email last week. It told me that I had been awarded a scholarship for my good grades last semester, and would be reimbursed for all three classes. :) And so the laziness will continue so long as it produces decent results.

This 6-month countdown ("The Final Countdown" by Europe should be playing as you read this next part) is not thesis-only however. It also includes the ever-annoying job search. February has long been my planned month of job searching. And so far I've hardly lifted a finger. I had one company contact me earlier last month though. Naval Reactor Facility. It's in Idaho. They tear the reactors out of submarines and aircraft carriers and pick them apart. I'll most likely skedaddle up there for an interview here in a bit. Maybe that will jump-start me into interview-mode...? Hopefully.

On a more techie note - I'll be upgrading my phone this week and also Adam's laptop. I grew tired of my old wireless keyboard and mouse - so I upgraded. Adam gets the hand-me-up. He usually manages to take all of my good shoes when I've warn them in as well. Phone-wise, I'm thinking the Droid. Sure - the data plan costs more, but as nerdy as I am - I'd use every penny. I'll go swindle the local Verizon boys tomorrow. I'm a bit excited for the versatility of the Android 2.0 operating system. And I'll make it a point to moon anyone who has an iPhone or an iPad for that matter - Apple's latest bad idea. Actually, we should all moon anyone who has an iPad. Write that down: moon iPad users.