Summer’s End

I happen to be in a highly distracted, yet entertained mood after watching the legendary Cane Toads documentary once shown in my high school biology classes. My sister had told me funny stuff about it, and upon finally viewing it, I can vouch it’s certainly as good as reports. Recommended on a day you’re in the mood for some twisted humor.

Regardless, I just finished up with my internship on Friday, and hastily shipped myself back home the following morning. Quickly changing events haven’t given me enough time to truly consider my summer, but I’m extremely confident in saying that it rocked.

I’ve blogged about a lot of the bigger, more exciting events of my summer, but the constant work and improvement was the most fulfilling to me. Cooking with George proved consistent with my enjoyment of the Food Network, and I now know that I will not starve. While not steadily or quickly, “Godel, Escher, Bach” did progress from the right to the left side of my bookmarker, eventually meeting the end notes. My browsing history filled with many reference/tutorial sites on web technologies working on a web app, which I’ll hopefully be able to disclose the details of very soon. Lisp functions made more and more sense, as my internship came full circle: while Kamal explained the code for the football agent to me at the beginning of the summer, I explained modifications to the code to him in my last week.

Everything I’ve blogged about has been the piccolo trill, the nice eraser, the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. Even when done correctly, the school year can leave one somewhat worn, yet this summer has left me purely empowered. I feel more confident about myself having not wasted a summer. I needed to not waste this summer, and I can feel good about what I’ve accomplished. It doesn’t hurt to have some spare change and some good stories. Throw on a host of new skills, and I can’t imagine a better way to spend a summer.

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