8 Oct 2000 topher   » (Master)


I didn't do much of anything today. I spent most of the day sitting on the couch watching College Football. Seeing as I live in Omaha, Nebraska, this is part of our religion, you see. There is no better thing to do on a Saturday than watch the Nebraska Cornhusker's play. (Yes, it really is almost like a religion here. In some small Nebraska towns, shops actually close up during the games.)

Job Search...

Well, it's time to get moving on the job search. I dropped another resume for a Linux Sys Admin job Friday, which would be nice. This is a good town for getting jobs.

The Pacific Northwest...

suso: Seattle rocks. ;-)

I was born and grew up in the good ol' Midwest, specifically, Omaha, Nebraska. I spent three years living in Washington State, though, and it is truly a great place to be. The weather is, contrary to popular belief, awesome. While it does get a lot of rain, the stories are over exaggerated. As far as simple quantity, it actually gets less rain than most major cities on the East coast. The difference is that what they call 'rain', everyone else call 'misty drizzle'. It *never* actually rains hard. The summers tend to be mostly sunny and in the upper 70s to mid 80s, while the winter tends to be mostly 40s and 50s. You know how in the midwest, we count the days below 0 degrees F? Up there, they count the days below freezing. They cancelled school once, and you could still see the grass through the snow.

It's beautiful country, too. Tons of tall evergreen trees, hills, mountains, waterfalls, the ocean...it's breathtaking. And there is a lot to do, as well. Within hours, you can be in the mountains, at the beach, in a rainforest....heck, in 5 hours you can be in Canada. ;-)

Oh, well. Back to reality. I want to go back to Washington eventually. But, it's not gonna happen right now.

The Tests...

Well, I took the two tests I had. Unfortunately, they were pathetic. Two of the eastiest tests I've had.

The Calc test I was worried about. I'm generally good in Math, even when I don't care for it, but I wasn't well prepared for this test. I was at least 3 chapters behind on homework, maybe more (shows how bad I've been, I'm not even sure where the class is right now;-). A girl in my class has had this professor before, and warned us that his test were extremelly hard. So, I went in expecting the worst. It had to be one of the easiest math tests I've taken. I was hoping to just pass, now I'm thinking I prolly pulled a 90% or so. Out of ten questions, there were only two I didn't feel confident with my answers, and one of them I know I was close.

The other test was American National Government. The professor only does two tests through the semester, so I was thinking these would be pretty rough. I was way off. It was 25 questions, multiple choice. I walked out, finished, in 20 minutes. It was really that easy.

Life is good. ;-)

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