It’s been a while since I posted here, but I’ll start with what is on my mind right now…
Today I spent a long time in the programming lab working on this lame CSE project. Now, it.s not bad except that we have to do these projects in partners. So, this creates a problem when you have a partner who knows nothing and moves really slow. So, today we spent six and a half hours in the lab and accomplished less than I would have hoped. My biggest issue is that he needs to sit and think over every process for at least 10 to 15 minutes before we begin to program it. For some things, I could have completed the code in this time. It just begins to be frustrating after a while. Now, his excuse is that school is moving too fast and that this is his first quarter @ UW. Well, welcome to UW. It moves quickly and you need to be able to keep up with everything. I have a hard time doing this, but nevertheless I get it done day in and day out. I have to give him credit for trying his best, but I am just frustrated with the “I’m from community college and this is my first quarter” excuse. I have freshman in my FIG who are more prepared to be at a large university. It also doesn’t help that he can’t organize his time better. We end up only being able to meet two times a week to work on a project. This is really bad because we end up having to code for like 6 hours in a row. This is not only a tragic loss of my time, but it could be broken up more. Blah. It’s the weekend; shouldn’t I be relaxing and not doing work? Would that be too much to ask?
Now if you go to a CC this is in no way meaning to stereotype all CC students, It’s just that I have heard it too much this quarter from people in my major and in classes to drive me crazy.
Wow, have I been busy. I must say that the past few weeks have just flown by. I have had hardly any time to myself and to do just whatever. From orientation, to the FIG, to classes, it has been a pretty busy past couple of weeks. The best part is that I think it will stay like this most of the quarter now that classes ahve picked up and the 18 credit workload is going to pile up.
But, besides all of the work that I have to do, I am really enjoying my time back in Seattle. It is nice to be back and it is a great place to be (contrary to what others may thing). The apartment that I moved into is beyond nice and it makes it easy to want to spend time there. However, I don’t know how much time I will have to spend there this upcoming year.
The people I am living with should work out. But, it is only the 1st week and I am sure that something will come up during the course of the year that will drive me nuts. However, I am sure that I will get over it and will compromise to make the living arrangements work out.
Also, it’s nice to be in Informatics. People have been asking me if I would leave Informatics to go back to the Business School. Well, I really don’t think so. As much as I wanted to get into the Business School a year ago, that has all but faded. I think that not being admitted the first time really dissapointed me and I gave up on that program. But, what really makes it hard is that Informatics is only 70 people total in the program. Not the 600 something in the Business program. So, I feel a little more wanted by this program knowing that I was one of 35 people out of 115 that they looked at to be admitted. This is not to say that I will never go back to the BSchool, but I don’t plan on it being anytime soon. I will accept my spot and have it appear as if I will double degree, but I don’t know if I’ll ever take a class in that major. Is it a tough decision? Yes/No. But, I think that I will enjoy Informatics more, and being in a program that is only 35 people on a campus that has 50,000 people daily on it, makes a big difference and gives a better sense of community. Which is one of the things that I am not feeling in the Business School.