I’m very sorry that I’ve been negligent with posting lately. But unfortunately, I had to worry about finals and other project deadlines that were fast approaching. Here’s what my life has been like lately.
I Finished the Fall Semester!
I’m definitely relieved that the semester is finally over. And while I’m glad that I’ve grown stronger from the challenges I faced, it’ll be nice to have a month long break where I don’t have to worry about much. I’m still waiting on my final grades for my classes but I think I’ll be ok.
Being done with finals didn’t go without some celebration. I did some drinking and hung out with my friends, which was awesome.
I Drove Home Solo
With the fall semester over with, Radford tends to turn into a ghost town during breaks. And with Christmas and New Years coming up, it was only necessary to drive the four hours home.
I really enjoy doing the trip solo because it gives me time to think and reflect and catch my breath. I love hanging with my friends and all but sometimes it gets stressful to be around them. So I really savor the long drive where there’s nothing but me, the radio, and the interstate.
This time, I didn’t run into much traffic, which was a huge relief. ? Though a tractor trailer did almost run me off the road and I had to beep my horn to let him know that I was there and not keen about getting into an accident. ?
I Saw My Friend’s Band Play at the Local Coffee Shop
This past Saturday, I decided to drag my roommate out the local coffee shop for their monthly Open Mic Night. This month, I was especially excited to go because of the Christmas festivities.
While we were there, I ran into my friend who’s band was signed up to play. I was excited because I had seen pictures of him and his band on Facebook and I was curious about what their is like.
They ended up playing a couple of alternative rock songs with friend playing the bass guitar. Their song was interesting because they asked the audience for two words that they could use to make up a song on the spot. Those two words ended up being “steroids” and “papayas” and the resulting song was interesting to say the least.
I Started Learning Ruby
I had always been curious about the programming language, especially after reading that it was used in aspects of Web Development. And after Nancy suggested that I learn it to get ahead, I decided to start. And I am loving it so far.
I found this really cool site called The New Boston that I was initially referred to by my professor in order to get help with building my game. And when I looked there, I found that are tutorials for basically every aspect in computer science, from different programming languages to app development and networking and everything in between. So I decided to go to their tutorial from Ruby and I’ve been following it in my spare time.
If you’re wanting to try and expand your knowledge on web development or anything else computer science related, I definitely suggest visiting the site and watching the tutorials.
I Started on a new Theme for Catastrophe Rising
While I’m really proud of the this theme because it was first one 6 years, I think it’s definitely time for a change. So while I was at school, I constructed the header images that I’ll be using in the new theme (keep an eye out on twitter for a sneak peek!). I haven’t started the coding yet but I plan on doing so very soon.
That’s all I have for now. Let me know what you guys have been up to lately!