November 16th, 2003

christmas 2008

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So far, living without a roommate has been quite good to me. Don't get me wrong, the roommate I had was a really cool guy, but he had some tendencies that were annoying, as all people do. Most notable was what seemed like a fear of the dumpster. Whenever he took care of the trash, he merely put it in his closet. His standards of cleanliness seemed to be low, which can be a dangerous thing when your room is inspected on a regular basis.

Interesting week coming up. We learn more new stuff the first three days, then take Digital exam 2 Thursday morning. After that, we go into a week of "hold." Since the class that's one week behind us has only nine students, we're going to wait a week for them to catch up to us, and then be joined for the final 5 or 6 (for me) weeks of "A" School.

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I bought a plane ticket for Christmas leave - I'm flying up to New York on Saturday, 20 December, a couple of hours after class ends. Yes, this is one case where we have class on a Saturday. The academic day originally slated for Monday 22 December has been moved up two days so everybody can get out of here earlier. It's good stuff. As is two weeks home. I don't know if I'm going to be able to deal with highs in the twenties, after I've been getting used to mid-seventies in the middle of November down here.

I went to the S.C. Stingrays game on Saturday, my fourth such game. The Rays won in a shootout. I'm not a fan of the shootout to settle games. As I've mentioned previously, I have no problem with ties in hockey. And if a game absolutely has to be settled (i.e. a playoff game), suden-death until someone scores is the way to go.

At the postgame gathering at Hooters, I went with a Coke over other beverage alternatives. This is in keeping with my track record, which indicates that getting plastered buys me about six months or so of hard sobriety thereafter. :-)
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