Monday, September 7, 2009


Web design is NOT my forte (hence, I used blogspot for this blog so that I wouldn't have to design a webpage).
As editor in chief of my school newspaper my goal this year was to get The Palette (our newspaper) ONLINE!!
To do so, I realized I had to make a webpage from scratch - crazy idea LOL
My co-editor in chief decided early on that she wasn't going to have anything to do with it (until the idea was approved and the webpage was made) so it's been a one man battle for the past month or so but I think I'm making progress.
I wrote a letter to the administration explaining the pros of having an online school newspaper and I also addressed the cons and logically argued why the pros outweigh the cons.
Thanks to my advisor the letters were distributed and the idea I had last year is FINALLY becoming somewhat of a reality - SO EXCITING!
After receiving the 'go ahead' for the web designing portion of my journey I talked to Brian (a mac application pro) to help me out with i web. I met with him today for 30mins went out to dinner and then came home and started designing.

This is what I have so far....
The photo is small but you get the general idea - the blank spaces are for the video, podcast, and horoscope.
Wish me luck to get this web page OFFICIALLY ONLINE by October!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

3 calculators + 5.5 math/science courses

My class list for the 2009-2010 year goes like this:
Linear Algebra
Calculus with Analytical Geometry (aka Multivariable Calculus @ UCSD)*
Psychology (half science half humanities)
oh and of course I have English, which is always a blast too :)

My courseload reminds me of that warm fuzzy feeling a 'piping roast beef and yorkshire pudding Sunday lunch drizzled with pure beef gravy' gives you on a cold winter's afternoon...YUM! That sounds really good, but not right now since it's hitting the 90sF here in San Diego.

Well as a tribute to my course selection galore I will leave you all with an AWESOME quote from the movie "Stand and Deliver."

"I don't need no math. I got a solar calculator with my dozen donuts. "

- Pancho
* This is for the Fall quarter, in the winter quarter I'll take Intro to Differential Equations and then in the Spring quarter I'll take Vector Calculus :)