I’m taking precalculus to prepare me for the two math classes required if I want to take most engineering courses – MTH 141 & 142 (calculus and analytical geometry I and II). Right now it’s kicking my ass – I’m getting a low B, and after this second test, well, if I’m lucky I’m maintaining that.
Anyway, it’s sure blown a hole in my prima-donna attitude. While I know this isn’t representative of my undergraduate career, it’s made me really reconsider the scale of my ambitions … makes me think I’m going to have to pay more attention to social factors and whatnot to get where I’m hoping to end up.
Also, we had a housewarming party, that was most excellent. A couple of net.people came over that were slightly odd but mostly it was smooth and fun. We fed people all sorts of good hors d’oeuvres. There was some really good discussion about the nature of consciousness, with Andrew really pitching in – there’s a philosophy group meeting on Friday, which hopefully will give me the chance to talk big talk w/o getting people annoyed. Our downstairs neighbors are cooler than I thought previously.
So, if I don’t yap any more before the end of july, just blame precalc.