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Posted on 2001.09.05 at 13:37
Mood: mellowmellow
Music: DHA Tekno. 50+ hours. slurp it up, kids.
during last night's bout of fucked-up-sleep-schedule i registered myself for classes at de anza. i think it's about time i did that.

i am not, however, going to try to handle 13 credits and a full-time job concurrently again, so i think i'm gonna limit myself to two "head" classes and a one-credit class of strength development (weightlifting; $9/quarter is a damned sight less than a health club around here).

i know i'm going to use one class to work towards a BS in computer science and let myself enjoy the other; i doubt they've expanded their economics curriculum since i was there last, and before i left de anza the first time i took all the econ courses there were to take, so it'll either come down to their electronic music class (which i've heard is so-so) or keep going further along the psychology track i got started previously.

i found a job on dice last night that pretty closely mirrors what i'm doing at mercanti, except there isn't an e-commerce/web app involved (which means it would be easier). salary range for the job approaches double what i was making here, *before* we got pay cuts. i just *barely* meet the qualifications they outlined, but what the hell... won't kill me to type up and send off a resume, i suppose. the worst they can do is get me into the office and then laugh their heads off because i'm 23 and applying for a Director of IT position... but hell. i've got a pair. isn't it about time i used them? ;)

&& lastly, this post ends with a *sigh* i can't explain.


lazysurfer at 2001-09-05 14:26 (UTC) (Link)
my vote goes to the advanced psych class. if the electronic music program is only so-so, it would prolly be boring for someone who has an extensive background in the subject.

i wonder, in the history of colleges and universities across the globe, how many computer-science majors have concurrently taken weightlifting, or any other course that requires physical exertion. (i only know of three other people to break this stereotype. it's a cute stereotype, though, that the quintessential skinny, pale geek has to strain to carry his own load of books to school.)

it's nice to hear you're reentering the world of skewl. i think your diverse selection of classes will do a lot to keep your spirits up. ... familiar with the triangle of health? yay for well-roundedness.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2001-09-05 15:55 (UTC) (Link)
my vote goes to the advanced psych class. if the electronic music program is only so-so, it would prolly be boring for someone who has an extensive background in the subject.

well, i've been involved with music since i was half my current height, but my experience with electronic music specifically goes no farther than vinyl mixing & basic filter/effects usage; & while people whose opinions i respect tell me i'm good at that, i'd really like to head more in the direction of synthesizer usage & composing, mostly because i'm having a hard time finding enough of the sound i want on vinyl.

but yr right, psych is mad entertainment too. nothing like a class that teaches you how to hack brains ;)

& on the weightlifting thing... i'm getting tired of being one of those skinny geeks. girls hate me when they hear what my waistline is. not cool. i've always gotten plenty of aerobic exercise, which with my hummingbird-like metabolism means i never really gain weight, but that's a two-edged sword...
weedlover at 2001-09-05 16:05 (UTC) (Link)
i've been involved with music since i was half my current height

So, since you were my height? :P

What are you looking at doing these days with your music? I haven't heard you talk about it in a while, and since I love your spinning, I am interested to hear about what your thoughts are. It's too bad we don't live in the same quarters anymore, eh?
lazysurfer at 2001-09-05 16:37 (UTC) (Link)
oh my gosh, i love skinny guys, especially tall skinny guys. they turn me into a drooling teenybopper. *sigh* :) my best friend likes muscular guys, and i just don't -get- it. tastes vary, of course, but rest assured that there's a fan base out there for every body type. i'm surprised you haven't been bombarded by at least a coupla skinny-boy admirers.
weedlover at 2001-09-05 19:16 (UTC) (Link)
weedlover at 2001-09-05 15:24 (UTC) (Link)
Remember our conversation yesterday that revolved around changing something? I think you've hit it right on the nose. :)
girlunder at 2001-09-05 19:04 (UTC) (Link)
I kind of don't really feel like I can add any thoughtful comments to your journal, after flinging my opinions at you for an entire afternoon/evening yesterday. :)

Good luck though. ;)
betternewthings at 2001-09-05 19:24 (UTC) (Link)

i highly recommend doing that

i scaled back my .com-scum nature by a huge margin to go back to school, and i've been trying to hit the gym more often - trying to gain back the 20lbs of muscle i lost in high tech.

best damn thing i've ever done in my life - i feel like i lead my life, and not that my life leads me
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