June 1st, 2001

Trippy, tired, Tired

So close, but so far.

One day of school left but I'm not excited at all.

The effort I've been putting into school this past week and for the next week will be more effort than I put in all first half of the quarter.

7 more calendar days....

Bedtime.
belize

Done with classes.

Done with classes, but I didn't even realize it until now, 4 hours or so since I've been done.
But I'm not done... 4 finals await.
Must go study.... I days of intense studying to do.

Setup LJ to use the BIG-IP load balancer... running really well.
belize

Need mp3

I went to play "Birdhouse in my soul" by They Might Be Giants but I can't find it... I know I had it at one point. Anybody have it?
belize

can't wait for summer.

Read a bunch of Ovid's Metamorphoses ... not too bad.

I can't wait for summer. I'm starting to realize just how damn cool it's going to be.
Summary of previous summers compared to this one:

'96: Parent's. Working 9-5 (Tektronix)
'97: Parent's. Working 9-5 (ZCom)
'98: Parent's. Working 9-5 (Intel)
'99: Parent's. Working 9-5 (Intel)
'00: Parent's. LJ.
'01: Seattle. LJ.

No family bickering[1] and no job. Ahhhh yea'! Shit... getting too excited already.

Okay, going to bed... much more reading to do tomorrow.

[1] Not that they're unusually bad, though. I'd just rather live with 3 people with similar behavior and lifestyles than 5 people that are all totally different.

Update: No, it wasn't the bickering the drove me crazy at my parent's house... it was the damn intercom. Whenever somebody wanted to talk to somebody they used the intercom because we were all too lazy to walk. And it was always beeping and stuff... I think it beeps before a coversation starts. And nobody ever entered the room code before talking, they hit the "All Call" button... most annoying. Worse, whenever one of my, Ryan, or Cole's friends came over that had never used the intercom before they started playing with it, putting their mouth up to the wall to talk into it. I always tried to explain to people--- you don't need to suck on the microphone... it works wherever you are in the room. Does the person you're talking to move to the wall and start sucking on the mic? No... they stay in the center of the room. So don't suck on it. But no... the house was beeping all the time. At least that's my (likely distorted) memory of it. Die, intercom. Oh, but it couldn't die... if I turned mine off everybody got pissed at me. </rant> Back to bed... was brushing my teeth when I remembered the hell that is living with an intercom.