Iíve learned a couple of things about myself these past few days. One is that Iím even worse at algebra than I had originally believed. I hit a wall, kids, and it hit me back. One second, I was able to struggle along, treading metaphorical water, and the next second, I was waking up on the beach, covered in my own vomit, with a fat, hairy lifeguard trying to give me mouth-to-mouth. That bit about being on the beach, that was me walking out of the testing center after completing my final this evening. Itís done with, and Iím still alive, but it was not a pleasant experience.
Honestly, though, none of this came as a real surprise. I knew I sucked hard at math, I just wasnít quite aware of how hard. Now I know, and the answer is ďreal, real hard.Ē
I also learned that Iím not nearly as good at web design as I had hoped. I wasnít expecting to be a genius right out of the gate, but I had hoped to at least be able do what I wanted. In some aspects, I suppose I accomplished that. But I had to change what I wanted in order to do it. I managed to get my web design project completed over the weekend, and am now completely finished with that classóall assignments turned in, all posts posted, whatever. Done.
Here it is, if you want to check it out. Because Iím hosting it for free at Yahoo, thereís an annoying side-ad. If itís really bothering you, you can click on the little arrow to minimize it (but be warnedóitíll just pop back up if you go to another page). Not much to it, really, but Iím proud of it because I made it from scratch.
So what was I saying? Oh, yeahónot as good as I had hoped. My grasp on CSS is shaky, at best. Most of the time, if I got the result I wanted, it was due to luck rather than honest-to-goodness skill. I could mess around to get what I wanted, but even then it was kind of like scratching a lottery ticket. Basically what Iím saying is that Iím wondering if choosing a major in web design was the right move on my part.
But I didnít see one for sitting around and scratching your testicles, which is really what Iím good at.
And I guess thatís as good of a place as any to end, considering my brain is fried and I donít have anything else to add. ĎNight, Liíl Homies.