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Life In The District

So far, I am greatly enjoying living “on my own” again. Sure, I don’t own the place, but I feel like I’m in a good place. Certainly, the 8-minute ride to school is unbeatable — just long enough to make sure that I use the bike, just short enough that I don’t mind it. Furthermore, its downhill to class, and uphill back, so I get extra speed on my way there (which is exactly what I need) and a little workout on the way back (which I have found is also quite nice).

Yesterday, I went on a shopping spree before breaking the kitchen in by making some lasagna. I didn’t have the right tools to ix the mozzarella and ricotta, but other than the chunkiness of the cheese, it turned out quite well. My floormate Mario was attracted enough to the dish to offer me money to have some; instead I simply gave him a piece. As he’s in CSE 142, he’ll need such nourishment to make it through.

I get along with all of the housemates, but I still only remember two of their names: Dan and Mario. The guy who lives next door, the French exchange student, and the Asian dude upstairs, I need to hear a few more times before they stick I guess. No one has noticed, I don’t think. Speaking of names, I finally picked up the name of the girl who sits next to me in Biology. We exchanged names on the first day and then I promptly forgot hers. Reviewing things right before the test, however, I managed to see her name on her notes, and being a visual learner, I managed to remember it this time.

And speaking of Biology tests, the first one happened today. I feel that I did alright, with the exception of some memorization that I didn’t do. In hindsight, I should have known — in fact, I suspected that three of the four values would have been important, but I chose to believe the teacher when she said that her tests were about understanding concepts and not about memorization instead of going with my instincts and going over the numbers a few times. Oh well, I’ve learned and I’ll do better on the next one.

2 Responses to “Life In The District”

  1. Ben McElroy Says:

    Is the singles ward any good there? I’d assume so but I’ve never been to it. And speaking of visual learner, is the biology girl cute? ;-)

  2. Dan M Says:

    I’m glad to here things are going well for you. Interested in playing some tennis with me sometime soon?

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