senior gala-ing

Well it’s that time of year. Finals week has officially ended and now we have about a week and a half to do… nothing, really. Tonight is the annual Senior Gala, which is essentially a dress-up event held at a swanky venue. This year the party will take place at Hotel Derek, and the budget is supposedly $22,000. That’s more than a semester’s tuition at Rice, so let’s see if it can live up to expectations.

Beer Bus yesterday was quite a lot of fun. We went first to the Stag’s Head where we had Baker alumnis pick up our tab. The next location was the Marquis II where I played a couple of rounds of pool with those who were willing to challenge me (and sponsor a game). I was able to get away with an unbeaten run in about 3 games. Finally, we headed to the Boondocks and ended the night of bar-hopping. However, we did stop by at Whataburger on the way back and grabbed some chicken biscuits for the road. It was quite a delicious night.

Today, I enjoyed the freedom of not having an ounce of work to do by sleeping in till about 12pm. I then had lunch and spent the rest of the day staring at the television. There is a pretty nifty show on called The Phone on MTV which actually seems interesting and is not entirely (or even at all) trashy. The show is kind of a combination of Who Dares Wins and the Amazing Race. Contestants communicate with the host (complete with some British accent) with their cellphones and receive instructions as to what to do. Pretty intense show and one I may be following for the next week that I am here and maybe even online if my internet connection in India is good enough.

Anyways, that’s all for now. Time to grab some sushi and get my Gala on.

ready, set and go (again)

I have finally gone ahead and restarted my blog–this time using actual blog software (also known as WordPress). Being done with classes (all that shiznazz will be covered momentarily) is what actually allowed me to achieve this since I could dedicate something like a day to developing my custom WP theme, testing it and installing it, instead of doing all sorts of other things that I probably should been doing. Oh wells, I’m not one to complain especially since at the end of it all I can now blog again.

Unfortunately… there isn’t a lot to say. My career as a Rice student is now officially over as far as coursework is concerned. All the fun stuff (graduation, senior parties and the like) do remain; if only college was all that it was without courses! Maybe some day someone will come up with a way to address this dissatisfaction. I must add, as well, that this web-based WYSIWYG editor that WP provides is miles better than using a phpMyAdmin screen.

Anyhow, I have a few things to do tomorrow, namely go do my drug test for National Instruments and go to work. In the evening we have our final edition of Baker Beer Bus, wherein members of Baker College hop on a chartered bus and visit a few bars around Houston. It’s one of the few events that brings together all the different seniors at Baker together. I’m definitely looking forward to that.

In other news, I finally purchased my cap and gown from the bookstore. So I will be graduating in non-shirt-and-t-shirt attire (hopefully… depending on how I ended up doing in Comp 421). Other remaining things to do range from backing up all my stuff on Rice storage (including email and Owlnet files) to doing my driving test. Since I’m practicing driving in about 8 hours, this is probably a good time to end this entry and get some rest. Let’s see how v5 (or maybe v6) of this blogging affair progresses.