Just sat around for most of the day, relaxing, listening to music, reading Snow Crash, and awaiting the inevitable end of my Thanksgiving break (it’s back to school tomorrow). Found my passport, and luckily it hasn’t expired, which is excellent news. Went through my baby photographs – they should appear on this web page soon.
I picked Kat up from work at Pier 1 and we left for Bel Air Mall to spend my hard-earned paycheck on some nice clothes for Germany. The shopping session was very exhausting, but we left quite satisfied with my new attire. We then joined Casey, Shafer, and others at the Hollywood Theater to watch the new James Bond movie, Die Another Day. The movie had some excellent action scenes, despite the predictable plot. After the movie, we all went over to Denny’s to chat and grab a bite to eat. A nice way to spend a Friday night, I would say.
It’s Thanksgiving! For breakfast my dad made me an omelette. After lunch, we went to my mom’s school to plant some trees. It was slightly chilly, but the weather was not too bad. I also played piano for a bit.
Since I now have some free time for pleasure reading, I completed another chapter in The Politics of Law Enforcement. The aforementioned chapter discusses the selection process, occupational environment, and conditions that affected law enforcement in the 1970s – many of which are still applicable today.
The bad news is that I goofed up on my Computer Architecture quiz. Oops. The good news is that all my teachers cancelled their classes for the rest of the week! Yay! Adam’s dad came by today to visit, and he took Adam, Michael, and I out to dinner at the Outback Steakhouse. I had ribs on the barbie.
Made some heavy backend modifications to the image system for this journal. It’s still a work in progress but the basic updating and removing of images via the web interface now seems to be functional. Also moved around several PHP files and code segments for better abstraction and modularity. I also adjusted some code to properly handle a bug in Internet Explorer.
I studied the lectures slides for Health, in preparation for my exam tomorrow. I also quickly studied for my Computer Architecture quiz on process synchronization. Since Nicky’s birthday is on Monday, Adam and I drove around town trying to find Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, a Playstation 2 video game. After several unsuccessful attempts, we finally located it at Best Buy. I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Adam and I watched Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
I spent most of the day at the College of Computing interviewing potential CS1322 candidates. After the interviews, the interviewing TAs (that’s me) all sat in a conference room and prioritized the candidates that we want to hire. It was a long and arduous process.
I got paid today. In Computer Architecture we talked about our final lab – a threading simulation. I took my Statistics test today. I also turned in my resume to Georgia Tech Career Services for the upcoming career fair. I looked at various community service organizations such as Hands on Atlanta. I was pretty productive tonight, for a Friday. I finished grading the Object-Oriented Programming tests and completed my final Computer Architecture lab.
The students took their final exam in Digital Design Lab. I’m not sure exactly what we talked about in Economics today, even though I was in class and fully paying attention.
I missed all my classes today because I had to go to court. The police officer who gave me my ticket was in the hospital and was unable to come to court (hah). As such, the prosecutor reduced my sentence from 85 in 55 to 78 in 55. The judge waived the fine and assigned me 40 hours of community service, to be completed within six months. In recitation, the students took a test.