My assertiveness is growing, and I suppose I'm looking for more ways to increase it's momentum.
For instance, yesterday my friend was pestering me because he was in need of help in Math 145. I told him that I couldn't help him (much to my surprise, because I normally sacrifice myself), because I was rather strapped for time. He persisted to nag me until I just stared at him because I didn't know how else to react. This poured cold water on his eagerness; but it was necessary for both of us.
A few hours later, after I relieved myself of my course work; I went over to assist this girl who sits right next to him in our class.
Another example - about a week ago I went grocery shopping with my Turkish foreign exchange room mate. Unfortunately, he was physically poking and prodding me during our ride back to the house. It pissed me off, and I couldn't do much about it because I was driving.
However, I decided to pseudo-psychoanalyze him and his fears of snow. To my surprise, I was actually right about many of my propositions, and he hasn't bothered me since.