A Good Day
Tue Jan 15th, 2002 02:04:39 AM EST
A couple of good things happened today. It's looking up.
First, I was assigned some interesting tasks this week in my research
group's meeting today. Up to this point, I haven't had much
well-defined work to do, so it's good to have a to-do list. In the
past I've found that I'm happiest when I'm busy. Not too
busy or under heavy pressure, you understand, but with plenty to do.
I always have personal programming projects, but that's not what I'm
here at Stanford to work on, so I've been feeling guilty about working
on them all the time.
Second, I went to my first taekwondo class tonight. This makes me happy
because it means that I've got some structured exercise again. Fencing is
fun, of course, but it's not well-structured here in the Stanford club. You just show up
and fence and try to figure out what you're doing wrong yourself. Now I've got
something athletic to do Monday through Thursday, at least if I stick with the
taekwondo, but I hope I do. Also, as it turns out, one of my fellow computer
science students is a taekwondo black belt in the club. I might have known
that before, but I'd forgotten it.
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