Wednesday, March 31, 2004

College, two steps back

So, I dropped my Programming class today. I had been behind since the beginning of the class and had missed some assignments. I did some soul-searching this weekend and had a two conversations with a friend that helped me clear up some indecisions I had. When it gets down to it, I have to love whatever it is I am doing. While I am able to code in HTML, VB and am starting to learn Java, I don't enjoy coding or programming. I like solving math and logic problems. As I was avoiding homework this weekend, I cleaned out my craft closet and worked on some quilts. That's what I really enjoy: geometry, sewing, fabric and color. If I could make a living by quilting and doing puzzles, I'd be deliriously happy.

I am going to change my major to Applied Mathematics. I will still be done by Fall of 2006 if I keep taking 2 or 3 classes a quarter. I have to register for Summer and Fall on 4/20. That's another thing I enjoy, planning out the classes I will take. It's like a big puzzle. Anyway, I want to take an Independent Study in Algebra, a writing class, a public speaking class and maybe even trigonometry. The writing and speaking classes would be every Tuesday and Thursday for like six weeks each. Trig would be Mondays for five weeks. I might not be able to handle four classes, especially if I move this summer. I have a while to think about it.

Monday, March 15, 2004

Age of Mythology

I bought this game a few weeks ago and had a lot of fun playing the campaign that came with it and some Supremacy and Death Match games. My learning curve wasn't very long since I have played Age of Empires and Age of Kings for years. So I started to get a little bored and downloaded a few maps and a new campaign. But yesterday I started with Multiplayer games. I easily spent six hours playing them on and off last night. They are so much fun, even when you get your butt kicked. There's a trojan wall map that alot of people use to play a six way game where three players are on each side of the wall. That one was fun, even with the lag we got with so many units. Then there was one Trojan campaign with too many cinematics, but I liked it since I was on the beach against the Trojans. I hit their wonder with a Meteor shower two times and took it down with some Heliopoli. I don't want to spend another 30 bucks on the expansion 'The Ttitans' quite yet. For now, I am content with the MP action.