Friday, August 27, 2010

I Got Cited on Mill Avenue for Urinating in Public and Proceeded to Get a Traffic Violation

The semester is rolling forward quite nicely. My classes aren't much harder this semester; the knowledge gained from previous semesters contributes to my ability to understand new concepts in my higher level classes. However, I am still a good deal busier this semester than in previous ones. This is mostly do to a personal ambition which is driving me to work hard and understand my materials, even before the class arrives at that point. This, in turn, will undoubtedly make the latter part of the semester much easier, so much so that I may end up just taking a breather for a week or two when that time comes around.

On top of school and other problematic responsibilities, I'm still feeling the heat from my traffic violation and my citation for... er... urinating in public! Yea, that's right. I was drunk up on Mill and got slammed with the consequences of not holding it in. Oh well! That makes for a more interesting and colorful college experience. After all, if everything was always fine and dandy, I'd most likely have to create chaos just to appease my excitement-hungry attention span. Of course other things could make life more interesting in positive ways, but as of so far, it's mostly just bad.

However, I'm already signed up for my defensive driving course, and I'm scheduled to do some community service tomorrow. That all in sight, I might have this whole issue out of my hair in just a matter of days. The last piece to the puzzle would be to get my dad to help me out on the "failure to wear a seat belt" charge which is utter crap anyway.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Computers in the Library Are All Full! Dammit ASU! Get Your Shit Together!

Its another glorious day with triple digit temperatures. Just about everyone here, including myself, is crossing their fingers that it will soon stop being so smoldering hot here.

Everything in my classes is going fine, and so far, I love ASU just as much as I did last semester. I'm still waiting around for the first official Model United Nations of Arizona State University meeting; however, as of now, there is no word on it.

I suppose the only thing I can really complain about is how awful the computers are at ASU. Today, I went into the library to go and do some studying and related things and went to the new computer overflow area, but for reasons unexplained, they decided that today was a good reason to close it. I'm fine with them closing it; it's probably for a good reason like cleaning or something related. However, shouldn't they specify a bit so that it's a little less frustrating that my favorite computer hotspot is unavailable.

Looking at the other options, I quickly realized that all the bottom-level computers were taken up and was forced to go find some random computer on higher floors (of which there aren't many). Alternatively, I could have gone out in the heat and searched around for another computer place (like the COOR building or the computer commons), but all-in-all, I would probably have rather forgone the computer entirely and just stuck to doing work I can do without one.

For as many students as ASU has and for how much it costs to go here, you think they could at least try doing us the favor of figuring out how to make the computers start up in less than 10 minutes or instead of spending thousands of dollars on uprgading all the systems to Windows 7 trying to make computers more available on campus.

It's not really a big deal, to be honest. Despite how few computers there actually are per student, there typically tends to be at least one or two computers available at all times, despite all the random idiots sitting their on facebook for 2 hours straight hogging up the interwebs for themselves while people that actually have something they would like to get done, like myself, have to sit and wait for their dumb ass to stop commenting on people's status, which probably could be just as easily done over text messages. (fuckers!)