“W” is for Withdraw

Well, you can say I didn’t try. Calculus is just not clicking as well as I need it to this semester so I’m going to take a “W” instead of trying for a “PRG” (grade in progress) which I wouldn’t make anyways because I practically failed my first two tests. Although it wasn’t for lack of trying…or studing, because I did both.

So anyways, today’s test pretty much did it for me. I spent like 3 hours studying and was definatly confused on major portions of the test. I think a lot of it has to do with the actual practical applications of calculus becuase I understand the lesson just fine and I understand most of the problems in the book just fine. So next semester I plan on doing more of the homework problems on a regular basis. Assuming I can find both my teacher and my advisor tomorrow so I can get them to sign the form.

A Seattle Thanksgiving

A Seattle Thanksgiving

So I suppose I should come clean. Despite what you may have heard or what I may have told you, I was in Seattle this weekend. It was awesome. I got to sleep some and visit all sorts of friends. Unfortunatly, I have to go back tomorrow. I have a flight at 5. I was able to see Andy and Julia at the house down in T-Town. Quinn and I had to wait and hour and a half in the car, but it was definatly worth it. I also saw the UPC Edge/Rock staff, that was fun. And I was able to catch Towner before he and Carin left for California. And just today I saw Julia and Ally, who I hadn’t seen in just over 4 years, so that was pretty awesome. We meet at Caffe Vita and just as we were leaving, Toby walked in with Andy Thomas’ little brother and Montana…I have no idea what that was about. If I didn’t catch you this time ’round, have no fear! I will return mid-December. In the mean time, here are some more pictures of my Thanksgiving Break.

Homesick (adj)

Being homesick is defined by Oxford English Dictionary as: depressed in consequence of a longing for home during absence from it.

Yep, that about describes it. I basically have this urge to flee home, but there’s no logical conclusion to back it up. So I become slightly depressed when I’m not occupied, nothing much…just being homesick.

Ergo, I am working on a way to maybe come back home for Thanksgiving. It all depends.

250 Atmospheres

250 Atmospheres

If you detonate 0.525 grams of Nitroglycerin in a 0.400 liter container at 49�C, what will the pressure be in atmospheres immediately after explosion before any deformation of the container has occured?

Such was the question (at least as much as I could remember), and my subsequent answer, on the Chemistry test last Thursday. Amazingly enough, I have talked with at least a dozen people and nobody seems to have the same answer, nor has anyone I talked with heard of someone else having the same answer. Thus, for the time being, I think it is safe to say that very few people, if anyone, got the correct answer.

Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to find out what the answer actually is; at which point I will let you know. Other then that, there are only 3 days of class left before Thanksgiving. That really means I have a full day on Monday (5 hours), a short day on Tuesday (2 hours), and a short day on Wednesday (2 hours, maybe).

Oh, How Sweet It Was

Oh, How Sweet It Was

It was inevitable. After a perfect season, the ‘Diggers finally lost against top-ranked Pittsburg State University Gorillas 35-70. An NCAA press release reads:

Top-ranked Pittsburg State University jumped out to a 42-7 second-quarter lead then coasted to a 70-35 victory over fifth-ranked Colorado School of Mines in the second round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs Saturday (Nov. 20) before a sellout crowd of 9,409 raucous fans at "The Pitt," Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium.
The unbeaten Gorillas (12-0) broke an NCAA-II single-game post-season scoring record, advancing to the national quarterfinals to face fourth-ranked Northwest Missouri State University, a 34-14 winner over third-ranked Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The Gorillas and Bearcats will meet Saturday (Nov. 27) at Noon (CST) at Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium.
Pitt State broke the old scoring mark of 65 points set by Grand Valley State University in a 65-36 victory over Bentley College last year.
The Orediggers (12-1) had their unblemished season to a close with the loss. It was just the ninth time in Division II history (since 1973) that two unbeaten teams met on the football field in post-season play.
Senior quarterback Neal Philpot rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown and passed for 105 yards and another score one day after being snubbed by voters from making the eight-man national ballot for the 2004 Harlon Hill Trophy.
Philpot directed the Gorillas to eight touchdown drives in nine possessions under center against the Orediggers as PSU built a 56-21 cushion before he was lifted from the Gorillas’ lineup midway through the third quarter. He became the first quarterback in NCAA history (all levels) to rush and pass for 1,000 yards in a season three times in a career (2001, ’03-04).
Tailback Germaine Race rushed 19 times for 154 yards and three touchdowns, scoring on runs of 2, 7 and 5 yards. Fullback Joe Taylor also scored three touchdowns with runs of 3, 4 and 2 yards.
Pitt State rushed out to a 28-7 first quarter lead to set the tone in the game. The Gorillas scored on their opening drive of the game with nine consecutive rushing plays, punctuated by Race’s 2-yard run with 10:48 to play in the initial period.
CSM matched the Gorillas’ first score with a 10-play, 80-yard drive which was capped by Chad Friehauf’s 1-yard TD pass to Bryan Florendo on 4th-and-goal.
The Gorillas countered with Philpot’s 22-yard scoring run on their next possession, then broke serve when Chad Miller intercepted an errant Friehauf pass at the CSM 23 to set up a 3-yard run by Taylor.
The Pitt State defense then forced a quick three-and-out and Philpot tossed a 35-yard TD pass to Jermaine Carpenter with seven seconds remaining in the first quarter. Linebacker Jimmie Taylor then intercepted Friehauf on CSM’s next possession, giving PSU the ball at the Oredigger 13. Joe Taylor scored three plays later on a 4-yard run to make it 35-7 with 11:36 left in the second quarter.
Pitt State took a 42-14 lead to the intermission, then turned a CSM fumble on the opening kickoff into a third scoring opportunity. Taylor again capped a short, 17-yard drive with a 2-yard run to make it 49-14 a half-minute into the second half.
Friehauf set an NCAA-II single-game post-season record with 45 completions in the game. He was 45 of 53 passing (.849) for 433 yards and three touchdowns with the two interceptions. He rushed 13 times for 52 yards and two scores. Friehauf fumbled once and was sacked three times in the game.

On a completely separate note, my previous blog is refering to a new screen play I’m working on. There was some confusion over that.

Wind in the Willows

I’m not sure why I was thinking of it, but my mother used to sing this to me at night when I was little. Anyways, I couldn’t remember all the words, so I Googled it. Here’s what she used to sing to me:

Wind in the willows, son of the sea.

Can’t help but wonder, who will you be?

Will you be a poet, a singer of songs?

Sleep tight my angel, I love you my own.

You’re someone becoming, somebody new.

My eyes delight in the changes in you.

You’re someone becoming, and someday we’ll see

the wonderful someone you’re growing to be.

‘Nite Mom.