Archive for September, 2009

2 new CDs today: 1) Krantz, Ca…

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

2 new CDs today: 1) Krantz, Carlock, Lefebvre, and 2) Oz Noy – Schizophrenic.

Guys, if you had a dream that …

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Guys, if you had a dream that Wolverine arrived on a unicorn and gave you a rectal exam while singing a show tune, would you share it on fb?

New semester, a month or so later

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Taking classical mythology this semester. I love the subject. I love it a lot more than I love all the work that’s involved in getting these theogonies, aetiologies, characters, stories, events, art history, etc. jammed into my cranium however.

I think it didn’t help that I was in the grips of a crippling Diablo 2 addiction when the semester started (had to do something between Summer and Fall semester!), and that I misread the first week’s reading assignment and got behind and have been behind up until now. I took the first test this past Monday. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, but I failed to follow the instructions properly on my take-home essay which counts for 27% (or so) of the total grade of the test. I have no idea how the professor will handle this. I think my work shows that I had a good familiarity with the reading I omitted from the paper, but he could just as easily (and rightfully) ding me for the whole thing for not following the instructions well…something that’s becoming a theme for me here.

What do you want? I’m still a freshman. O yeah, and that reminds me. I’m still a freshman. That means I have like 15 years left before I finish this degree, given my blistering 1-2 class-per-semester pace.

At least the D2 addiction seems to have subsided some. My l33t hammerdin, smiter, barb and zons languish unplayed in like a week. Now when I avoid homework, I work at improving the guitar playing that’s fallen into disuetude the last several months –that or I watch crappy movies I don’t even want to watch from my Netflix queue (which was depleted of movies I actually wanted to see within about 2-3 months of signing up for Netflix several years ago).

20110627 Update: I got an A in that class. It wasn’t an easy class by any stretch, but I loved studying that material. I wish I could study it some more (and in the original languages!) Mad props shout out to the teacher, David Califf, who did a great job teaching the course.