It was a cold day and I could feel my feet beginning to get cold. A little itch began to creep up my throat, bringing out a small cough - much better. Slowly, but surely this itch grew and my coughing grew harsher. I thought nothingof it as it was winter and a little coughing never killed anyone. Then it started to hit me, the tightness of my chest, the sudden inability to breathe. I was taking a shower and for whatever reason I thought it was the hot, humid air that was making it harder to breathe; I opened the window and sucked in big mouthfuls of the crisp winter air. It was only much later that I would learn that cold air would have exactly the opposite effect on my condition.
I’ve never considered myself to be especially unhealthy or not fit. There was a period in time in which I rarely went outside around early elementary school days, but besides that I was actively going out to play. I never preferred to stay in if I had to option of going out to play tag, bike, and so on. In middle school I started playing more sports but with a big focus on handball. I would go to school early just to play and on weekends you would find me on a handball court for hours. Some would say it’s not a real sport, but it’s undeniable the amount of physical fatigue one experiences while playing it. Roll into high school.
I like to think that I am a decent reader - Pocket certainly seemed to think so. Around the end of last year, I got an email from them claiming that I had made it to the top 5% of their readers. Wow! An amazing feat especially considering that I had started using the service around October or November (or perhaps people just don’t read much on it…). I was pretty surprised reading the email, which led me to think about exactly how much I had read and that would have been that except Pocket does not provide ANY statistics at all.
It’s been a few months since my last post because I’ve just been so busy with school. Now that school is over I’d like to get back in the habit of writing. I feel like it’ll be a repeat of last time but I’ll try not to…
After dealing with a very old and sluggish desktop for a long time, I finally had enough and decided to build my own computer. This decision was a long time in coming as I never really had a compelling reason to make it seeing as I had a very capable laptop. But, a computer isn’t just a computer, as I’ve learned. Desktops are not laptops. I wanted a home computer to game and work on without wanting to smash my screen. So I decided to take the leap. I’ve previously helped some of my friends pick their parts and build their computers. It was finally my turn.
I’ve always been into computers, but interestingly enough I never bought a good one that I actually wanted. I had a desktop which was just very slow but I lived with it as I didn’t use the computer much. I then decided to buy a cheap laptop which I promprty broke the screen of. This was not good as I had been on a roll breaking a bunch of stuff, so again I was with my desktop again.
I’m a freshman in NYU Tandon School of Engineering.