Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh Happy Day

Today was move out day at the Dorms. Every May, each and every student must file out of their respective dorms and go find somewhere else to live while the building licks its wounds gets cleaned. Actually, the students are required to clean their rooms like big boys and girls and ask your local RA if it's ok to leave yet. I was there from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM just trying to leave the dang place. I was also helping a friend move out of her place! Poor girl has so much stuff left to move.

Anyway, where do I live now??

I've officially moved out of my dorms, cleaned up, and checked out with the Resident Advisor. I'm all on my own now! My roommate and I have moved into a nice apartment complex on the first floor of the building. Living in dorms really teaches you how to appreciate the little things in life. At first I was living in a house, under my parents' wing. That's probably a grade B living scale. Nothing too extravagant, but I was living comfortably. Then, I moved into college dorms. Granted it could have been worse, It's still a significant downgrade. I'd rate dorm life as a D on the living scale, with F being homeless. It's not that dorms are bad, per se, it's just that I have none of the common appliances that everyone is used to.

Now that I live in apartments, my living environment has increased substantially. Probably back up to level B. An A, by the way, would be like celebrity living in a mansion in Beverly Hills, or North Dallas. So I get my own Laundry facilities, a bathroom of my own, my own room, pets are allowed, a nice big refrigerator, disposal in the sink, fast internet (that's a biggie). Dorms really teach you to appreciate things in life!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Good Luck

"Luck favors the prepared mind." Whoever came up with that quote has obviously never taken final exams at UNT. I mean, to know when your exam is, where it is, what questions are going to be on it, and what grade you need to get on it to get an A in the class requires at least SOME luck... right?... right.?..

It's exam week. I took 2 exams last week as a matter of fact, and this week I have another 2 exams. The fun never stops at UNT! This summer I've got a couple of summer courses I'm taking as well. Summer courses operate in a flexible fashion. You can take a Summer I, Summer II, or Long Summer course. Summer I and the Long Summer courses start June 7, and registration is already ongoing. Summer II starts in mid July, I believe, after Summer I courses end..

I myself am signed up for 2 Long Summer session courses in Information Technology, with Mr. Keathly! Anyway good luck with exams!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival

Recently I paid a visit to the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival:

The arts and jazz festival is chock full of all sorts of people, art, and jazz as you might imagine. It was interesting to walk around town and see what Denton has to offer beyond engineering. I mean I'm not saying engineering is all I care about... but it makes up for a healthy portion of it.

This is one of the stands. It's a lovely display of trinkets and things

If you've ever been to an art festival, you'll know that there are plenty of these things scattered around. It's a healthy mix of different types of artsy fartsy things that I can't really understand or appreciate very much, but I can pretend to as I 'ooh' and 'ahh' at people's work. I love it when people 'ooh' and 'ahh' at my work, so it's only fair to give a little take a little. Even if the other party doesn't fully understand all the work that goes into a project, it's nice to give credit where it's deserved. I think we need a city-wide Denton Engineering Festival, where everyone can show off the trinkets and toys they make over the years.

Unfortunately I lost my iPod that weekend. A sad weekend indeed. I put hours of work into getting my own app onto that thing, and I lose it... :(

In other news, it's dead week. I guess I've posted about Dead week before. This time, Dead week came back much quicker. It depends on who you ask I guess.. But at first this semester crawled by... then all of the sudden it was gone! First exam is this Thursday!!