Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The home stretch

I'm finally at the DS7002 stage with my visa application, so that means that in the next day or two I should get my DS2019 soon and be on the road. Woot!

I'll be staying in Apartment 55 at the Thomas Jefferson Apts this year. It's a one bedroom cottage, and should be quite a bit nicer than having to live with people (even nice people). I just hope it doesn't spoil me too much, since I still have a few winters with Father to endure.

Two more marks

I (unofficially) scored an A+ in Advanced Calculus, and an A in Applied Algebra. Add this to the A in Rings and Fields, and the only unknowns are Nonparametric Stats and Number Theory.

I am pleased.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Visa Undelays

Looks like the paperwork for my visa was finally submitted. Hooray! They've got a 10 business day turnaround time, so it looks like I'll be on the road hopefully by May 1st.

Two down

The exam Rings and Fields went very well this afternoon. I only missed one question which was 2 marks out of 100, so I think I should come through with quite a nice mark.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Visa Delays

Well, it seems that my visa won't be processed in time to keep to my original schedule of leaving on the 24th, as it takes 10 days to process and I just confirmed today that it hasn't yet been submitted.

I cancelled the application for the apartment I was going to rent (no expense incurred), and will now wait for word that the papers have been submitted before attempting to rent another. It's a good thing I don't need to buy plane tickets to fly down.

I'm annoyed.

iPod Love

So I got some good news today in the form of a little package delivered by Purolator, containing a shiny new 16 Gig Purple iPod Nano, and a set of Shure SE115 headphones.

Not only will I now be able to take my entire music collection on the go with me, I'll be much better equipped to listen to and watch podcasts. On top of that, the sound isolation from the headphones will mean I can listen at a much lower volume when I'm on the bus or walking next to traffic.

I think I might try using my shuffle with the regular iPod headphones while I'm cycling, as they block absolutely no noise, and I won't be worried about getting it all covered in sweat

Friday, April 10, 2009

One down

Got my Advanced Calculus test out of the way yesterday afternoon, and I'm quite happy to say that I did quite well with it. I did muck up one or two questions a bit, but in the end I think I should be good for 90% or so.

Now I just need to get through Rings and Fields, Non-Parametric Stats, Applied Algebra and Number Theory.