Sunday, April 19, 2009

Week 10 - 100in1001

Another week of "not much." Did the gym, exercise, and disc golf as I should and have part of a crossword waiting to be finished. One of my disc golf rounds was played with Dave "Peanut" Brittle, who is apparently a pro and was, at one time, very highly ranked. He beat me by 3 or 4 strokes playing from the white tees, so I think I held my own fairly well. I'm still trying to get the hang of varying throw strength. I also played a lot of Tales of Symphonia this week, so I guess that counts as progress on getting all of my currently owned games finished.

I forgot to mention that last week I finished Order of the Phoenix and this week I sprinted through the Half-Blood Prince, so the Harry Potter series is nearly at an end, which is sad. I went to get the paperback of Deathly Hallows today and I couldn't believe that there still isn't a paperback out yet. Supposed to be coming out this June, roughly two years from the hardcover release, which I think is a bit excessive, especially since the British paperback has already been available for a year. Well I'm sticking it to the publisher for such outrageous policies: I bought a used copy off Amazon Marketplace.

The other important happening this week is that I made the decision that I won't continue through with the PhD at NCSU (I received a Masters this past December). It's been bouncing around the old brain for a while and, as I began seriously considering it, it seems the right thing to do. I'm going to apply to U of Cincinnati and try to enter their Mathematics PhD program and return to cryptology. If that doesn't work out I'll be on the job market! Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. The family sure will be glad to have you home, as well as the pet of the year, Pepper!