Oct 02

Yes, we made it through our first month as Seniors at HTHMA! We’ve written numerous essays and almost finished the prototype for our Rescue Helicopter.  We are already 1/8th done with the school year.

We just came back from senior retreat, it was an amazing bonding experience and I feel closer to all my senior friends as well as our teachers. Yes, I am glad I went on Senior retreat :)

On a more personal note, over the next couple of days and weeks I need to make a decision. A decision that I didn’t want to have to make, but I need to make it now in order to move forwards. I need to move forward with life and although I was hoping I could just keep the status quo, it has become apparent that I need to make a decision.

I know… I will make the right decision, one that I can live with and be happy and finally “move forward”

Hello October.

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Sep 17

Ahh yes, I am finally done with the first Analysis paper. It took a total of 4 drafts over about 7 critiques. I am ready to turn it in tomorrow, I just have to wait and then go pick it up from the Kinko’s in Mira Mesa.

After I turn it, I’ll be more than happy to upload it to dp.ericharmatz.com for your viewing pleasure. I was really excited in this paper, and hope it shows through the language and  overall format of the paper.

By the way, week 4 feels like it just flew on by. I don’t know about any of you, but this week definitely felt shorter than all the other ones. Next week we begin reading a novel, and finalizing the documentation phase for our Engineering senior project.

You can visit our engineering senior project at www.robotrescue.us

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Sep 10

My computer’s Hard Drive died. It’s knocking, so data recovery is expensive. About $2500. Honestly, I’d be happier with a new computer because all the data that I don’t have backed up I do have back ups in hard copy forms (maybe I’ll hire a data entry person, heh) and I can just spend a weekend or so doing that.

With that being said… I believe I’ll get a new computer for second semester (I’ll have Marget’s class so I’ll actually need a MacBook Pro). Christmas gift, maybe?

Now to retype up my engineering proposal. Fun…

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Sep 02

I am writing personal reflections for college essays/english assignment about someone in history or fiction that has influenced me. I really don’t know of a person in history who has influenced me or a person in fiction. I’m really uninfluenced by fiction.

I’m leaning towards someone in the aviation industry, but I’m really not influenced that much. Isn’t it bad to be influenced by people?


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Aug 30

Here I am… on the threshold of my senior year. Ready for whatever is to come. Ready to sign my soul away for honors. Ready to get college apps finished. Ready to finalize my plans. Ready to accept what happens; accept failure. Ready to back down when needed to.

I’m ready to finish. But first, I’m ready to… begin.

It begins tomorrow. Whether you are ready or not. It begins…

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Aug 28

So today I slept in because I thought it would be nice. Beach Day with friends today, so I went to get a $5 footlong at Subway in Torrey Highlands and then headed to Torrey Pines State Beach. Parking was $10 bucks! Outrageous. Anyways I had soooo much fun with everyone who showed up today. Great times!

Well I’m keeping tonight’s “blawg” short because I am tired. I didn’t even get to install Snow Leopard today, too tired. That’s what tomorrow morning is for, I guess. Dang I better go downstairs and put my clothes in the dryer before I go to bed.

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Aug 27

So this is the last Thursday in summer. Where has the summer gone? I’m normally asking that around this time every year, but not this year. I packed a lot in my summer and had an awesome time with family, friends, and other people around town. I saw a bunch of hit-release movies, help launch a website for our school’s engineering department, and just chilled.

I logged about 5,000 driving miles this summer. So yeah, I’ve been around and about.

I’m ready to go back to school, but I do love summer. But summer eventually has to end and I think now is a good time. Besides, senior year at HTHMA looks fun, and who knows what we’ll do. I’m also planning for next summer, which should be A-W-E-S-O-M-E if everything can work out. For all I know, next summer might as well be my last summer in San Diego. But we’ll deal with that later, okay?

Today marked the unofficial end of summer. Senior Pictures. I took my senior pictures, went home, and went back again for Yoselin’s. It was really neat seeing 1/10th of the senior class today at Yoselin’s picture session. All in all, I think I’ve seen most of HTHMA 2010 over the summer and for those of you who I haven’t seen I’ll see you Monday :)

I’m sleeping in tomorrow. Then I’m gonna wake up in time to greet the FedEx guy and install my copy of Snow Leopard which is due to arrive tomorrow. (It shipped FedEx Overnight from Ontario,CA) So then I’ll install it, set it up, and then if all goes well I’m off to the beach with friends. It’s the “last hurrah” of summer. Just remember, summer needs to end in order for it to begin again.

This year will be great!

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Aug 26

I’m planning something big. Something reallllly big. It’s so big I can’t speak of it yet cause I don’t have it fully worked out. But rest assured, I’ll post about it here when I can.

Stay tuned. This could be really awesome for July 2010.

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Aug 25

Today was training for student orientation tomorrow. Tomorrow I get to give tours of HTHMA with Jacob Harris. Should be interesting. I’m doing Karl’s advisory, which should be fun. Ahh yes, I remember when I was a freshman during student orientation. We didn’t have a main commons at HTHMA, so we all met as HTHi

We ate pizza and then went up to HTHMA, the first time I had ever been in the building. I got accepted to HTHMA literally five days before school (like a couple of days before orientation, I had already registered with Westview). I remember for some reason I was nervous. I didn’t have an advisor scheduled so Ted just assigned me to Demian since I was in his Physics class.

Ahh, my first year at HTHMA… Fun times.

And now here we are, the last year at HTHMA. I’m gonna make it good!

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