8 April 2003
A few things have transpired since I last
updated this journal.
On the business side of things, the company
is suspended indefinitely. I lost about 50 dollars worth of capital
through not fully understanding the process, and am looking at my
options toward actually getting this thing off the ground at some
later point. Among the ideas I have are taking the screen printing
class at Austin Community College or taking a job at an actual screen
printer. On the other hand, I could just sell my car and buy a DC3000,
the industry standard textile printer, and I would not have to ever
worry about learning to silkscreen.
I also was offered a chance to work with my
psychology professor and my TA and they would help me publish in
a psychology journal over the summer. I had originally thought of
publishing some original research on flow, but have since changed
my mind. I found out that no one has ever included intuition in
an intelligence test, and I am convinced it has a place there. I
also found that only about 700 articles have been published on intuition
in major journals since about 1900. This is an extremely small field
in psychology and offers me a chance to make a name for myself.
Since I am going to be here on campus during
the summer for the above anyway, I decided that I would take summer
classes. I figure I will get a couple prerequisites out of the way
so that fall semester I can focus on the more fun lower division
Among these fun lower division courses, I
am adding a few in history. I found that I have 12 of the 30 hours
necessary for the history major, and may as well pick that up in
the next few semesters. The other great benefit of preparing for
a history major means that I will be able to take HIS 350L courses.
For those not familiar with the history section
of the course catalog, these are extremely intensive and focused
sections on history. For instance, one that I really wanted to take
this semester was a three-hour course on Martin Luther, Protestant
reformer. I actually could not do that because I was not a junior
or senior in a history major. That particular problem will be fixed
when I gain junior standing at the end of fall semester. Plus, if
for some odd reason I end up not doing a humanities major, I will
have the history major as a fallback.