Archive for March, 2007

Other good news

March 31st, 2007 No comments

I got my internship all sorted out. Paperwork done, credits registered for. Whew!

And I also remembered in the knick of time that I had to buy books for this term. Heh. Silly, silly me. So that’s all done.

It looks like one of my classes this term is getting cancelled, but I don’t think that’s gonna end up being a problem. I hope, anyway.


My poor butt

March 30th, 2007 No comments

I rode my bike 45.02 miles today. That’s a shade under 75.5 km.


There’s other news, good news even, but I’m too tired right now.


Day the first

March 26th, 2007 No comments

Day one of Spring Break. Made it to the gym, lifted weights and treadmilled. Rode a total of 23 miles.

I think I’m going to bed early today.



March 26th, 2007 No comments


Finals week was a breeze. I’d already wrapped up PLCs, as I’ve mentioned. The boilers exam wasn’t too hard, tho I didn’t hang around to check my grade. OSHA final was yawningly easy, there was only one question I had trouble finding in the book. Of my two web courses, Computers in Business didn’t even have a final (yay!) and the Printreading final was pretty easy.

I 90% have an internship set up. Apparently free labor isn’t the slam dunk I thought it would be. Jefe set me up with the guy that does the construction and maintenance work for the dude what owns SoLo. Who I haven’t met. But I talked to the guy and he was willing to go for it. Hopefully it’s not all construction. If it is, well, I dunno. I really want to graduate and get a real fucking job, but if the work is totally unrelated to what I’m gonna be doing I’m pretty well screwing myself.

Other than the internship next term is all registered. Taking Electrical Motor Controls, PLCs 3 and Heat Pumps. I really wanted to take this welding class (that’s actually in the Art department) but it’s a day class.

Work has been super dramatic lately. Disorganization based nonsense. Fortunately the club nights are on hiatus. Super yay!

I’ve started working on my screenplay again. I’m pretty sure draft 4 will be the final draft, which is good because the Nicholl fellowship deadline is May 1st.

And not that most people noticed, but it was my birthday last Wednesday. Last night was the joint pubcrawl with Jessica, late of the Shithole, and it was a decent time. Next year I think we’ll shorten the list to maybe two places unless I think I can get a proper pub crawl format going. Which is one drink, then move on. Unfortunately we have girls in the crowd, and this year a lot of couples. When the chicks are along you’re damn lucky if the pub crawl doesn’t turn into a fucking karaoke event. Also it started raining and very few people were ready for it. WTF? Have they ever been to Portland before?

For Spring Break I plan to do a lot of recreational rides. Let’s hope my bike can take it.

Shit, I just missed Monty Python on OPB. Grrr.



March 19th, 2007 No comments


Religious left fights back!

March 15th, 2007 1 comment

Pure awesomeness….

March 12th, 2007 No comments



March 7th, 2007 No comments

Last Saturday we were shorthanded for our club night. Being a moron I volunteered to stay and help out.


Term’s almost over, which makes me full of yay. I’m already done with my PLC class. The final is a project and since none of us have PLCs at home (actually two students apparently do. Weird) we get several weeks of class time to work on it. And I already finished it.

Next term is still up in the air. I only know I have to take a class about the electric systems of motors and my internship, which is 8 credits. Speaking of the internship, plan A seems to be out the window. I was going to go to a former boss’ place, but apparently she doesn’t want me working under her. Which I really can’t blame her for. She referred me to the her boss then, which is her boss again now. Anyway. If this doesn’t work out I have other options. I mean, who’s going to turn down free labor?



March 1st, 2007 No comments

Another busy bike day. 15.65 miles. I rode to my CPA’s office, then downtown on the Springwater Corridor.

On this ride I realized that there’s really no reason to be excited about the Springwater Corridor unless you need to transit southeast Portland. Which, sucks to be you if that’s the case. Seriously, the distance from the outlet of the Springwater to downtown is not quite the distance from my house to downtown and that doens’t include the actual Corridor itself. The trail is asphalt but it’s not in great shape, most of it isn’t particularly pretty and it doesn’t lead to a real destination on either end (Sellwood’s nice, but I rarely need to go there, and I’ve biked to Acropolis from my house exactly once).

I still went to the gym for weights but didn’t do any treadmilling.

Trip to the CPA was nice. Paying him not so much but seeing my refund amount was very cool. The workout was also good. I tweaked my form on a few exercises and could feel the difference right away.

Needless to say, I didn’t ride my bike to school from downtown. I haven’t been lately, the normal route just sucks. I need to find a better one and I’d probably ride more often. It’s only about a 20 minute ride, but it’s just ugly and high traffic. I have to deal with crossing Broadway which isn’t fun, either.

School itself was meh. I’ve taken all the interesting classes, I think.

Lent is going well. Haven’t caved on the no pop thing, which is good. I found a lemon-lime fizzy water that tastes exactly like 7-Up. Which is cool I guess but I’m not a fan of the clear pop. Except Crystal Pepsi. I loved that stuff.

School. Meh. I’ve taken all the interesting classes I’m going to take, I think.

Oh, more about the bicycling. I seriously need to work on hills. This means for starters I have to revert to my original downtown route, the one that goes over part of Mt. Tabor. In looking at the Wikipedia article for Mt. Tabor I noticed a listing of all Portland neighborhoods and other areas. There’s a listing for the Burnside Triangle and the article actually says it’s a.k.a. Vaseline Alley. Wow. Go Wikipedia.