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:: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 ::

Emerging from My Dark Hole

I realize that I haven't updated my website in quite some time. I assure you that it wasn't completely deliberate, but I did purposefully set aside my involvement when finals were soon approaching.

You see back in mid-November, I had two really huge things taking over my time. The first was preparing for finals, which was no small feat. The second involved finishing my graduate school applications and taking the GRE test. The GRE is an entrance exam into graduate schools akin to what SATs are to undergraduate schools. Combining these 2 things together, I was left with virtually no time for anything else beyond eating, sleeping, the occasional shower, and the amount of time it took to throw things on my floor whenever I came home.

After finals were over, I was kind of in a daze. I spent the next few days indulging myself in alcohol, movies, books, and computer games. But soon the desire to do something productive overcame me and I began doing the research I wanted to do during the school term but did not have the time to do. I kind of lost myself in this as well and usually spent my days alone with the cats since my roommate took off for Iowa. I came to town for a couple days for Christmas, but that was the extent of my contact with the outside world.

It's been a week and a half into the next school term. School isn't as exciting as it was last term, but that might be because I'm taking a much lighter load this term and am not under constant pressure to get things done. I have more free time, but I'm spending that working on my robot project that I started last term. Last term was planning, but now we're doing some actual building. It should be interesting.

:: everist 1:05 PM [+] ::