April 11, 2003

Blog and Life Updates

Another late post, but honestly, do you expect much different? On a technical update, I'm hoping the links I've added actually work. When it comes to manipulating html, I'm a very stupid person. Considering I've done everything here on my own, I don't think I've done too bad of a job. Of course, since I only had to click a template and say, "I want my blog to look like that," it would be fairly hard to mess this up. Hopefully, I'll eventual get a message board running. Then maybe if anyone is actually reading this, they can make a comment or two. Of course, I have found that just writing out my thoughts is very therapeutic. I highly recommend blogging to anyone who may be reading this and thinking about starting one.

By the way, I strongly suggest that you do not go to the Something Positive link unless you have a slightly twisted sense of humor. It is very funny, but there are often lewd comments, sexual references, and violence. You have been warned.

I am now finished with my English research paper. My group gave the presentation today, and I would like to think that I did a fairly decent job. Shortly afterwards, I had another University Physics I test. Considering my performance on the last few tests, I believe I did exceptionally well on this one. I answered every problem and I am confident in the majority of my answers. I guess I'll find out how I did on Tuesday. As long as I am on the topic of my classes, I would like to say that I greatly enjoy the machine tool part of the Manufacturing Processes Lab class. The welding class was, in my opinion, a waste of my time. However, working with the lathes is very interesting to me.


Finals week itself isn't so bad, but I absolutely hate the preparation for it. Especially when I have to prepare for classes such as Calculus II and Univ. Physics I. Not to mention my English-class-from-Hell. With my sadistic English professor, I'm terrified of the lengthy amount of stupid material he is going to give us a "test" over. I hate memorization tests over pointless material. I hate memorizing and regurgitating stupid facts that I will immediately erase from my mind. The class is supposed to be over creativity, but for his tests he hands us worksheets he gave to us previously with the blanks moved around. His idea of being "creative" consists of changing the way we line our desks into an semi-circle instead of a line and passing out to us multi-colored handouts instead of white ones. Why does this man teach that class? I can think of several different profs off the top of my head, and all of them could do better than him.

It is so easy to go off on a small rant. Anyway, a lot more thoughts are bouncing around in my head, but I'm sleepy. I'll probably post some more tomorr...I mean, today.

Posted by Randy at April 11, 2003 02:10 AM