Archive for May 2013


I don’t have all that much on my plate nowadays but all of it is piled up on Monday. Part of the problem is that parking is either inconvenient or expensive on campus, and walking home between work and class is an hour round trip, so I end up leaving for work at around 8:30 and don’t get home until 10 PM at night. Good thing we have a library for me to hide in again. It gives me time to do my homework.

Work has been getting more and more interesting. After a year I’m finally moving past basic code monkey stuff and getting deeper and deeper into the workings of the system. When I started I was afraid to change anything in the offchance that it was a vital component that would break the entire site (and I did end up breaking the site once). But now I generally know what things do and why, and am not so timid about making changes without asking permission to change very comma or what have you. I was told that I would probably be able to keep working through the summer, which means I will have something resembling an income as I continue to look for a full time job, which I’m thankful for. I can’t wait to finally end up in a position that lasts for longer than a year though. It feels like every time I’m starting to hit a new level of expertise it’s time to move on to something else. When you’re an undergrad jet-setting across the world you’re not really thinking about developing a history of long term employment, but now I kind of wish I could say I’ve been doing something for more than 2 years at a time.

It’s not that big of a deal though. What I don’t have in terms of length I make up for with a large variety of experience and a lot of adaptability.

Last week had a couple nice breaks from the monotony of daily life. I wrangled one of my good friends Amanda into going to a wind ensemble concert and had a great time. I still prefer wind ensemble to any other form of classical-type music, so it’s nice to have free access to it through the student concerts at DU.

One of the pieces performed was Colonial Song, by Percy Graham.

Not a bad way to spend a night out.

This weekend was a fellow DU student’s birthday. Her house is amazing and includes a common backyard with her next door neighbors in which cats dogs and chickens roam around doing their thing. A good time was had by all and I got to hold an irate chick.


These birds have been bred so that they literally cannot see past the fluff on their faces. It’s both hilarious and sad all at once.