Monday, March 31, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow...

It snowed last Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and we got an inch of a snow/hail/slush mix this afternoon. This is probably going to be one of the coldest last weeks of March on record. State law forbids the use of studded tires starting April 1, but they've announced that they will not be enforcing this law until it stops snowing. The passes have tons of fresh snow and I hear skiing is good.

School starts tomorrow but I'll probably skip the first day since all we typically do is receive our syllabuses and go over them. Since Trebonte is still out west in Hawaii I have little desire to drive the 60 mile trip to school without using the carpool lanes.

I did my taxes early this year and finished them about 45 minutes ago. I realized that if I don't count sales tax (8.8% at the moment) I paid 19.3% of my income to the government in some form of fees or taxes. As over half of my income pays for college, tax is my second largest expense, slightly beating out gasoline in third place. I'm not holding my breath that whatever loser wins the presidential election will do anything to reduce my taxes since they seem to think that they can spend my money better than me. Lies!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Let it Snow?

It's snowing outside right now, with some areas within 20 miles of here expecting 5-6 inches.  It's been snowing for the past few hours and sticking in many places.  Sadly I have no snow at my house (like usual).  Good thing we have 'global warming' or we would have frozen to death long ago.  I wish I had 6 inches of snow right now, I haven't seen that much snow in my yard since I was little.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


The Seattle Library was closed on Easter.  Here's the official posting from their web site:

Library Closed due to historic low usage (Easter)
12 - 6pm
All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed Sunday, March 23 (Easter), due to historic low usage.

I think being a national holiday might also have something to do with being closed, but you can't mention Easter since it's a Christian holiday and therefore must be ignored by all government funded institutions.  Also I don't think the library would be much less busy than usual as dozens of bums pretty much live there. 

Saturday, March 22, 2008

School is Done

School was done on Wednesday so for almost 2 weeks I don't have to go to Bothell during that time.  I also got an A on my marketing final, so I'm pretty happy about that.  I have no clue about my other classes but I'm not really worried about their grades either. 

This coming week will be spent recharging my body from the many abuses and neglect it received while trying to finish the quarter and trying to get back onto a semi-normal sleep cycle. 

I'm shooting to get back into a normal running regiment this week although the weather is still fairly lousy outside.  I did manage to fix my treadmill so that should inspire me to actually get up and do it. 

Until next time...

Monday, March 17, 2008

Almost there...

I just finished a group presentation with Trebonte, and the rest of our group, for our Marketing Management class. We presented a marketing plan for my instant clothes dryer concept that I’ve been playing with for a few years now. Overall the presentation went well and we got it over with. Now all I really have left this quarter is my Corporate Finance final at 15:30 this afternoon, then I’m basically on spring break. Time to start studying now. Wish me luck…

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Live Writer Test

I just downloaded Windows Live Writer and thought I've give it a test.  Instead of typing up most posts in Word, running them through FrontPage for a quick format of any code in the post, and then posting to Blogger, this should allow me to do everything in a single window.

Today was the last day of class for the quarter.  Next week I've got a Business Finance final on Monday as well as a Marketing Management presentation to give on my instant clothes dryer.  On Wednesday we're supposed to be in class to see the other presentations and then the quarter is complete.  Spring quarter begins April 1st.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Good Quote

"October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February."
- Mark Twain