Racquetball Debut October 10, 2005
Jim, rachel and I played racquetball at the ARC for the first time today. In our tennis team years, joseph and I could occasionally encounter racquetball courts at really nice clubs we went to, but we’ve never actually had a chance to play then. The most we did on a racquetball court was attempt to breakdance.
Today we rented three racquets and goggles for each of us. At first we smashed the ball randomly against the walls of the court, but once that got old, we tapped the ball back and forth to each other seeing how many hits we could keep the ball in the air. When rachel had to leave for geology, jim and I tried playing with points, but that didn’t turn out to be too successful. We finally just rallied for a bit before leaving and returning the equipment.
I think I’m going to rent a locker to store my shoes and shorts. Working out and playing sports in normal clothes and sandals isn’t working.
After class I stopped by the dungeons to take a glance at our first programming assignment. The building is really spooky and the labs have no windows, but I kinda like it in there. Cell phones get zero reception, so noone can contact me while I’m working in there, but I discovered that the lab computers all have AIM. Maybe I’ll use it to stay sane when the hard assignments arrive. Once I had given the assignment a glance, I decided to stay there and finish the assignment so I’d have one less thing to worry about this week. It’s supposed to be an easy, introductory assignment, but I still spent over an hour writing it out and testing it. I submitted it to the teacher after I was done polishing it. I wonder how many other programs this year I’ll be able to finish on the first day.
I was reading my ucd email just now, and read an invitation to listen to a guest speaker at the ARC this wednesday from 12:10 to 1. The speaker is going to be NASA Astronaut Steve Robinson, the guy who did the first ever in flight shuttle repair on space shuttle discovery this august. He was all over the news, so it would be interesting to see him in person. Anyone else able/want to go?