Thursday, February 27, 2003

Spring Break in Jamaica... or Not

Spring break is almost upon me. All I have to do is make it through today and tomorrow and it will be here. Sounds like it’ll be an easy slide right into the break, but there is one big snag right now. Somehow today I have to try and get a paper written for my moral philosophy class. In most cases this wouldn’t be a problem because I’ll write on end if given the opportunity, but when I do write for hours, I have to be in the mood to write. For some reason I am feeling no real motivation to write anything. Even when I sat down at work this morning to start writing the thought for today I wasn’t really feeling it. Besides that paper, I’ll have an easy road to break. I only have a discussion in my ethics & law class today, a quick philosophy discussion group this afternoon and then class tomorrow reading our papers. My logic professor was nice enough to cancel tomorrow’s class so I don’t have to worry about that (thanks Tim).

Now I really don’t have too much planned for break, but there are definitely some things I want to get done while I have the free time. I’ll be staying up here the first weekend of break so hopefully in that time I can get my research paper close to completed. I’m writing my computer science thesis on applying philosophical theories on ethics to decisions made in the tech business sector. I’m mainly going to focus on the writings of Immanuel Kant, Aristotle, Peter Abelard, and St. Augustine. I’ve finished up the section on Peter Abelard already, along with my introduction and set-up. All I have left to finish are the other three sections and do a conclusion and run-down on my findings. It should be fun, right?

I also hope to get some reading done while I have the time. I plan on reading The Remains of the Day, which I have to have read for my morality class, and hopefully I can also get around to reading Goethe’s Faust. It’s been on my to-read list for a long time and I’d like to finally get around to it. I’m betting I don’t have enough time to finish both, though. Besides reading I’d also like to watch a bunch of the movies that I’ve accumulated recently. I’ve got about 30 or so that I haven’t watched yet so I’d like to get through at least a couple. The last thing I really want to do is go through my cd collection and weed out a bunch of the stuff I don’t listen to anymore so that I don’t have so freakin’ many cds around. Check out my cd list and you’ll see just how many I really have, many of which I don’t really care for anymore. I’m hoping to get a little money for them or trade them in to get some new discs or dvds at CD Warehouse here in St. Cloud.

Besides that I really don’t have too many plans for break. I’ll be back up in St. Cloud the last weekend of break as well since I have an ultimate frisbee tournament to play in. It’s our last indoor tourney so I really wanted to get in on it. I think we might be short people, though, since a lot of our players will be gone over break doing service trips or traveling. I also have to stop in at Kingland in Rochester sometime over break so I can get my computer all set up right to work with their web page. I’ve been hired to do work on their site from school here until summer. Considering I really don’t know how it all works together, especially since they use asp and flash besides just html, I want to sit down and get an overview of everything so that I won’t be too confused when I am actually working on the site here at school. Their site is definitely a lot more flashy and complicated in comparison to mine, but I kind of like keeping mine simple. It’s easier to work with that way.

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