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January 16, 2000
My "Weekend"

It is Monday afternoon now, but I figured I should write this entry for yesterday for several reasons. 1) Stuart and I celebrated nine months together yesterday and 2) I had a picture taken yesterday while I was at the Union that I would like to display. Since those seem like good enough reasons to write an entry for yesterday that’s what I am going to do.

The first week of spring 2000 classes finished unceremoniously. Stuart left for a skiing trip on Friday morning so he didn’t go to class at all that day. I saw him before our third period astrodynamics class started because everyone was hurriedly finishing up the numerical analysis homework assignments that were due in fourth period. Just to let you know, sitting through three consecutive hours of aerospace classes puts a strain on your brain. I am always thinking about lunch by the end of the first hour and it is only 10:30 in the morning! Philip told me that we had a pop quiz in circuits on Friday (he has the fourth period section and I am in the eighth period section) and I realized that if that were true Stu would miss it. I found out later that Dr. Thomson never gives pop quizzes in both sections on the same day. I guess he doesn’t want anyone to know about it beforehand and that makes sense.

I returned my Christmas scanner to Best Buy and they took it without giving me any trouble. That’s good since I had gone over the 30-day return limit (but only by one or two days). I have been in search of a scanner since the day I found out that the one I had wasn’t compatible with Windows 95. After a lot of research I set my heart on a Canon scanner, but I haven’t been able to get my hands on one of those suckers. I was elated when I saw it in Office Max on Saturday morning, but that didn’t last because there weren’t any in stock and no orders had been sent for one. Maybe one of these days I will be in possession of a scanner – one that works with my computer! Until then you will have to settle for images like the one at the top of the page that shows you how much of a nerd I am.

Speaking of that picture, it was taken by some guy last night at the Reitz Union. He had a digital camera and was taking pictures for Apparently he and another guy were assigned to get some pictures for a photo gallery called “Sunday Night at the Reitz Union.” Doesn’t that sound like a bunch of photos you would like to look at? I had fun downloading it and putting some text in to explain what was going on. I found the above “Heart of the City” comic strip and I thought it was really was really cute and appropriate for this weekend’s homework-fest. I spent a lot of time studying at the Union this weekend so you probably think I am a major nerd, but I’m not going to be the one staying up all night on Tuesday to finish the homework that’s due on Wednesday morning. Anyway, I am almost done with my homework and that’s a good feeling. If only I didn’t get brain freeze after reading my aerodynamics textbook for only a couple of hours!

Stu called me last night from North Carolina. Since he was driving back today I wasn’t expecting a call at all, but it was a wonderful surprise. Funny enough, I was in the bathroom in the back hall and I was about to get in the shower when I heard someone’s phone ring. I thought there was no way it could be mine, but I went to my room to check anyway and, sure enough, it was my phone ringing. Stu told me that none of his bones were broken while skiing so that was a relief. I was thinking today that I had only seen Stu six times in the last month (twice in Tampa after Christmas and four days this past week). Isn’t that funny? I miss him so much and I can’t wait to see him again tonight – even if he only wants me to give him a massage because he is sore from skiing.

I don’t have class tomorrow just because my schedule happens to be that way so it will be the fourth day of my “weekend.” I do have a lot of stuff going on this week. I have meetings for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – at least both meetings will have free pizza! On Saturday Stu and I will be going to the Alpha Chi Omega Woodser, a date function resembling a bonfire get together, and I am excited about that. Next week is the Career and Internship fair so maybe I will have some more promising internship information by then. Stayed tuned.