Archive: June 2005

4th year ending and goodbye apartment 230

Ok back again at LJ. So I last left off after our white water rafting trip. I’ve been so busy these last 2 weeks. So here’s a quickie update of the pass 2 weeks. 2 weekends ago I decided to have a Piston’s party at my house. It was outta control. I had about 15 people over to watch the game and yes, the Pistons won!! So my buddy Danko brings a few friends and this one girl seen my last name and asked if she knew a Laura, sure enough thats my mom. She then proceeds to tell me that she use to “play with me” when we were younger. What the odds?! (thats a clean play, dirty minded ones) It happens to be that her parents were good friends of my parents and they use to go on trips and stuff before I was born. And she remembers coming over my house way back when we were like 10-11 years old, damness! Haha, Kempisty, craziness. So later that night PJ had a group or should I say a whole party come to my house. It was crazy we turned our granite island into a beer pong table, I had a fire going out in the back yard and yeah, everyone was drunk. My mom comes strolling in around 3am, drunk mind you, and asks what we were doing. So this girl comes up to my mom and is like, “we’re playing beer pong, wanna play?” Yeah, my mom played beer pong with us til sunrise, she played damn good too, surprisingly eh?! It was fun as hell. Sunday was a birthday party for my brother Justin’s 16th birthday! Happy 16th bro!

The week was the usual with mad class and homework and everything else that could possibly go on. School sux, its getting close too. This pass weekend we had a BBQ at Natalie’s house. Good times. I BBQed hot dogs and we had watermelon, chips, ice cream and everything else. I had bought a nice projector from Best Buy with the intent to return it the next day. I just wanted it so that we could watch a movie like a movie theatre, so in Natalie’s basement I setup the projector to a laptop and a nice Bose system and we watched Napoleon Dynamite. I planned on playing the movie outside on her garage door, but it was rainy and stuff and I didn’t want to take the chance of ruining the projector. Sweetness was the nite.

And this week, yes, finals week. I seriously haven’t stopped nearly at all this whole week. It’s been so frickn busy. We had this mad Software Engineering program that we’ve been designing. Yeah, nuts. In the past 72 hours I’ve got at most 7 hours of sleep. Shit’s killin me, I can’t get this stuff outta my mind. I took a shower with the program code sitting on the toilet so that I could come up with new ideas, during dinner I was coding, I fell asleep with the code in hand around 3:30 last nite, but I had my alarm set at 8:30 so I was up again to code. It’s been rough, but the semester is nearly over. We had to demo our program today, hahahaha, it was a wreck. But we still did good on the assignment. After printing it out it was close to 100 pages of code, merely 10,000 lines of code. Damn. So now I’m sitting here after packing up half of my room. It’s really kinda sad. Shawn graduates tomorrow and next year I’ll be living in a house behind the apartments for my last year at Kettering. This is the last of apartment 230, and what an amazing 3 years it has been. Its hard to believe that I won’t be coming back here anymore. And well college is winding down to its end. After 12pm tomorrow I will have completed my 4th year of college and well only 7 classes left to take, just 2 lil semesters.

Ok I gotta get back to packing up my last nite at 230 and study for my last final exam of the semster. Even though its sad to leave school, I’m glad the school part is over. There’s a lot going on this summer and I’m looking forward to what is next. As for now I leave you with the last site of apartment 230 and to always remember the life and times that went on behind this door. It’s been fun, Shawn, Anoop, Jason, and Justin, I’ve more than enjoyed rooming with you. Apt230.

School is killing and Whitewater Rafting

So last week was beyond nuts. I don’t know if i can even sum up the amount of work I did last week, I seriously never stopped. Just do get a small idea of last week here it is….
Class from 10am-12pm
Marketing homework from 12pm-1pm
Class from 1:20pm-2:20pm
Class from 3:30pm-5:30pm
Softball game at 6pm-8pm
Work with Steve on OpSys program til 1am

Class from 8am-10am
Met with SE group for Detailed Design Analysis document from 10:30am til 2:30pm
Class from 3:30pm-5:30pm
Went to computer lab to work on SoftEngineer Lab
Document walkthrough and presentation with professor at 6pm-7:30pm
Meet with Steve to finish up OpSys program til about 2am

Met with phys students to do some Phys2 homework at 10:30am-1pm
Class from 1:20pm-2:20pm
Created my class scheduling from 2:20pm-3:30pm
Class from 3:30pm-5:30pm
Work on Business Law Paper from 5:30pm-7pm
Softball game from 7:30pm-9pm
Wrote paper 1 for SoftEngineer Exam 9:30pm-11pm
Study for Marketing Exam from 11:30pm-2am

Take Marketing exam 10am-12pm
Finish up Law Paper from 12pm-1pm
Class from 1:20pm-2:20pm
Class from 3:30pm-5:30pm
Softball game from 6:30pm-8pm
Meet with Steve to finalize program for OpSys from 8:30pm-12am
Study for Law exam from 12am-3am

Take Law Exam from 8am-10am
Wrote paper 2 fro SoftEngineer Exam from 10:30am-1pm
Class from 1:20pm-2:20pm
Demo OpSys program at 3:30pm-4pm

HOME FREE!!! So finally after all that it was the weekend and what a weekend it was!! After class on Friday I went home started packing and shopping for our Memorial Weekend whitewater rafting in West Virginia. I picked up Natalie around 9pm and we then drove to Shawn’s house to pack everything up. After that we drove to Trevor’s house for the nite because he’s about an hour south of us, around Metro airport. We got there at around 11:30pm and decided to go see a movie, The Longest Yard, at 12:30 show. So we finally got to bed at round 3:30am, and had to wake up at 6am to start are 7.5 hour drive to West Virginia!
We got there in the afternoon, around 2ish at the campground.

Spend Saturday and Sunday drinking and camping. It was a great weekend. Sunday we went around looking for a place to cliff dive, did we ever find a place!! We had like a mile walk through the forest and then we came to this cliff overlooking Summerville Lake. I was like, fuck that there is no way I’mma jump that! A mere 80 foot jump to the water!! So there was about a group of 20 of us and we all just walked around like…man, this is nuts! After a while we did it, well a few of us. I can’t believe I jumped off of an 80 foot cliff into water, what the hell was I thinking?! Come to find out later that evening a girl jumped off of that cliff and broke 2 vertabrae in her back, she couldn’t go rafting the next day. Nuts! Here’s a picture of the cliff, if you look closely u can see the guy in mid-air jumping off of the cliff, crazy stuff!!

On Monday we did our white water rafting. This was fun as hell. We originally were told that it was only gonna be like Class 2 rapids (the rapids are rated on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the most agressive) Well yeah, we went on Class 3-5! It was worth it though. We rafted 13 miles down the New River, from 11am til 6pm. Great Day!! Here are a few pictures of the rafting:

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