29 November 2005

More suckage

My computer is out and I have to write a paper. You guys should feel good I'm actually updating without a computer.

And surprisingly, I have a whole lot of shit to do.

But I'll stop complaining about my work and talk about other things.

Smriti spent about 4 hours playing NFS:Underground (the new one out) and I'm still laughing. And Jonathan's life is pretty messed up right now. Let's see what happens.

I was hoping for an SPS meeting so I could mooch all the pizza I wanted, but... I guess that isn't happening.

Everyone in this library is so busy right now, I almost feel useless. Well, everyone except for smriti, who is still playing.


28 November 2005

Absolute disaster

My notebook fiasco has turned into an absolute disaster. I think there is a hardware problem.

Naturally, responses to my email will be slow. Don't expect a response in 10-20 minutes like usual, rather, it may be 1-2 hours. Sucks eh?

I had to check out a laptop from PCL to take notes in Japanese history. Reminds us of how dependent on a computer we are. I'll be sending her (yes..HER) to HP support to get it fixed.

In the mean time, it's very depressing. I also have 3 tests next week and a lack of a computer isn't going to make things any easier.

27 November 2005

Nyquil sucks.

I took NyQuil last night and it's supposed to have this "sleeping" effect. So it knocked me out for 11 hours. I slept 11 hours because I was drugged with NyQuil. I knew something was funny when my throat went numb after taking it.. ooof.

Ah well. It's that time of the year again. I need to start making my list of things I want for christmas. Any ideas?

Macs are wierd. And I'm done with this one.

25 November 2005

Thanksgiving was short, but my cold will be not.

That pretty much sums it up...

Thanksgiving break "started" at around 7pm on Wednesday, and ended 12 Noon on Friday. That's not really a "break"... thats more like... 1.5 days.

And there's a lot of stuff I should be doing, but somehow I've been sleeping a lot. A LOT. I just woke up from a nap actually, and there is drool on the RLM couch. hahaha..

Also, when I went to sleep, the sun was out, now.. its evening, and the sun is gone. Well. I'm supposed to go out tonight for food since my parents are in town.

Everyone else is gone for this thansgiving weekend, so Jester is a ghost town, RLM is a little more lively, but not like usual. But Jester is amazing. It's so quiet. Usually there's at least 50-100 people in the common area (at almost any given time), but now... no one. Even during peak times....

Being alone for Thanksgiving is awesome and sucky at the same time. It's awesome because I can do whatever I want, w/o people calling me, etc, etc. This phone is a curse, you know.

It sucks (and btw, this is the only reason) because when everyone leaves, and you're the only one... all the

ghosts/spirits/hauntings/ju-on girls (and boys)/demons/vampires

come out to play. And trust me when I say this, I do not want to play with them.

And why do we have to celebrate this anyway? Just because a bunch of pilgrims came out and had a good harvest? A good harvest isn't something to enjoy.. it's a necessity. It's like partying because we have oxygen. Listen pilgrims, if you don't have a good harvest, you die... its as simple as that. And who are we supposed to be giving thanks to these days anyway.

I'm going to buy some NyQuil now.

21 November 2005


I have done absolutely nothing over the last 2 days. I think this "thanksgiving fever" is starting to set in.

I saw a chinese guy with a beard today. Yes. Once in a blue moon....

Also, I want to note that, [especially if you're premed], YOU CANNOT LIVE LIFE MEMORIZING CONCEPTS. And don't all come complaining to me. Life is not that easy.

That being said, I just want to say that I've seen a fair share of examples today of people violating this precept.

I think some of you have heard this from me before, but the next 100 years is going to be crucial. Not only for you, but also for the rest of man. Many of us are within 100mi of a nuclear weapon, and probably not that far from people that want to destroy you..

Not only do we have the power to destroy ourselves, but there are people in the world that would be 'happier' if you died. Yes, they're in the Middle East. [No, probably not all of them are there].

I want to stress this because I discovered today, that there still exist people that condone the use of nuclear weapons against civilians... and then when I "oppose", I'm considered "biased".

Well sorry for being biased towards the human race.

It is important for those of us getting an education in technical backgrounds to be keen on these issues, have a strong (and benevolent) stance. Sorry, biology and business majors, you guys are pointless when it comes to deciding matters of national security.

As well as most of the liberal arts people are pointless as well. [Probably business and apparel design are the lowest, in the Confucian hierarchy of virtue as well].

So not only is it important to get a good grip on what you're studying, but also what you think of controversial issues, and get a cultural education. History is littered with instances of miscommunication and lack of understanding.

Just so you know, the next person to condone thermonuclear weapons [and actually has a fighting chance of making a decision of the sort] is going to die.

20 November 2005

Notebook crashes

Today, my notebook crashed. Indeed, I spent all day fixing and restoring the operating system. In fact, right now, I'm writing from a completely different OS.

Also, I don't have all of my music because they're on Kevin's hard drive. I do have enough to send email (always!) so feel free to email me about anything.

Oh shit. Its 9:47. Free smores at 10pm.


What you going to do with all that junk inside your trunk?

This OS is pretty cool.

I did absolutely nothing this weekend. Nothing. Zip..

Jonathan's concert was pretty cool on Saturday night. Even though I can't understand cantonese

Also, I can't play the guitar....So naturally, I'm going to think any talent in that area is impressive.

Next one on December 9 I think. Enjoy.

19 November 2005


Hmm. I just impulse bought something. If you want to see it... come see me.

Yesterday, I went to Subway with a friend and I think that this was the first time I was truly discriminated against. I knew something was wrong when she was putting the chicken in my sandwich and some fell out. Yeah, its ok that it falls out, but its not very respectful.

Also, when she went to toast the sandwich, a piece of cheese fell out and that was not replaced.

Now I know what some of you are thinking. "Stop being so picky". Ok, well keep listening...

Then when she went to charge me for it, I gave her my UT ID card, and she started sliding it through the credit card reader. (Umm.. A UT ID isn't a credit card...). So I told her that, and she was like "YEAH, I know...".

Ok.. Then I asked for a cup for water, she said "yeauh" in the most sarcastic way possible.

You know what though? It feels really shitty, but I understand the sentiment, although it can't be avoided. The asians come, 'steal' the jobs because we're better at it, and then proceed to outsource it.

Overall, it was probably more of a religious discrimination (She had a cross on that was about 2 inches long). This is why christian people are disturbing. Always getting in people's way. Whether it be through intelligent design, or complete bans on abortion, or making me feel bad.

I guess they are as wrong about religion as anyone else.

Damn. Just believe whatever you want, don't get in my way.

Time for another story

Half way through reviewing over my orgo test, I smell something funny. It's my hands. And they smell like.. chloroform (which, you orgo bitches out there better know that haloforms have a CHX3 formula...).

5 seconds later, I have this instant throbbing headache. Really bad headache. After the test, I call the 24 hour nurse hotline and they say "Go to the emergency room because you've inhaled a controlled substance...etc ...etc). Then I call CR, and he says go take a walk for 20 minutes.

I like taking walks better than the ER. My headache went away but lesson learned?

Be more careful around chloroform.


[This is getting long.. I know]

I was reading this book called "Our Inner Ape" and there was a pretty interesting quote.

"Scratch an altruist and watch a hypocrite bleed"... [Referring to the fact that we help each other only because we want something in return]...

What do you guys think?

And now... time for a picture. Click on it to see it better.

17 November 2005

Yes.. haha. 2AM.

Remeber when I wanted to get out at 2AM after sleeping? Well. I got out in a t-shirt, and it was ... 40 degrees outside (9-10 degrees celsius?) and I started thinking.. Should I go back for a jacket?.. Nah.. "I've gone too far"

Big mistake. Then Jonathan joined me for Orgo cramming and we decided to go to 7-11 for food. Hah. Another big mistake. Shivering the entire way there, and then we saw my bank!. OMG LET'S TAKE REFUGE INSIDE. So we stayed inside the ATM booth for 10 minutes warming up.

Turns out, I didn't go back to my room for a jacket until about 10:30AM, and by that time, it was already warming up. But I have to note, even though Texas weather is crazy, Texas people are crazier. [Notice that I didn't say "we".. I don't consider myself a Texan.. please... No can can be that uncivilized]

In physics, 1/2 the class looks like eskimos in their jackets.

Guys.. It's not that cold outside...

So I'm back in the night.. in RLM. I like to think of myself as... on Tengu duty. Yes, I'm making sure UT is free from Tengu, Big Foot, Yeti, Chupacabras, and all the other things that roam the night.

A little scary? Perhaps. [I just try not to think of that girl from Ju-on]. Oh shit. I started thinking about her.. and I'm alone in the computer lab.. Damn it.

You know what else? Right now, the escalator outside is making wierd noises. If someone really wanted to scare me... this is the time. Although I'd have a heart attack and make you feel really guilty.

Shit this is a long post. Here's a picture.

This is what Tengu's do. They kidnap little kids. See the ninja? That's me. On nightly Tengu duty.

Enough of this scary business. You guys all have to try this. When you're really thirsty, go take a shower. It's the wierdest feeling ever. I kept thinking this morning "Wow. I'm really thirsty, and there's all this water around me, but I can't drink it... this is a wierd feeling".

Then again, crazy things do happen in the morning. I got back from my shower and my roommate was like "Aaaja Aaaja", which means "Come here" in Hindi..

I was like "Wha.."

These pants are a little bit to small for me, my socks are mis-matched, my shirt feels staticky, and I have one of the hardest Organic Chemistry tests today...

I have a feeling today will be very unpleasant.

15 November 2005

What is up with this weather?

This morning, I go out, I'm thinking "Aahh.. this is nice weather". It's totally cloudy, about to rain, and this blanket of warm air totally surrounds me. I get out of RLM to go to MechE and yeah its a little windier. 2 hours later, I get out of mechE, and its ... freezing.

There are a bunch of Koreans in front of me talking about... something in Korean. Maybe I should ask them what the lastest movie is... haha..

I know this sounds retarded, but its 8pm, and I'm damned tired. Ah. Going to sleep. Will wake up at 1-2am, head over to UGL to get some stuff done.


Some revalations

I've now finally concluded that if a pigeon poops on you, you're going to get good luck.

Damn I always have something witty to say, but whenever I write this I always forget. Sucks eh?

Today my physics lab TA explained how India would pwn Pakistan in a nuclear war (easily). Very interesting. Today was also the first day I stayed after class for almost an hour because he (physics TA) was rambling on something very interesting.

So after that I went to the Union to read some chemistry and a bunch of people [savages?] were watching the Cowboys game. Some "interception" happened, and they all started shouting.

Football fans are such idiots. I shouldn't say that. I'm sure there are some who are mentally challenged.

This weekend will be a good, nice weekend.

13 November 2005

I got an idea

I saw the birds today (by Pixar).. Haha. It was awesome. I have it with me, so if you want it... you're going to have to tell me because I can't direct link a pirated file.

Oh its linked all right, you just don't know where it is.

Tonight, Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night = organic chemistry marathon.

I was walking on Guadalupe today and I saw this hobo guy and he started walking toward me, and just when I was about to freak out, he walked away.

Those hobos are so damned wierd.

Ahh.. Sunday night. 2 assignments due tomorrow, and now someone has just notified me that I'm using up 75 GB on the math server.

I'm going to be burning a whole lot of Korean movies to DVD's (also my eurobeat...). Before they get locked up in my plastic vault, holler up if you want some.

Also, I'm signing up for a class next semeseter only because they give out free food at every meeting (no homework, free food, research speakers)... holy shit. That's like win-win-win situation.

Ok. More on this craziness tomorrow.

And here is your moment of zen.

Me: Why are you downloading the Rambo Trilogy.. It signifies homosexuality
Smriti: Well, then I must be gay.
Me: .... Well. That settles that.

11 November 2005

The devil (angel) has me.


I'm not sure what the hell happened this week.

This week has been exceptional. I got an unhuman grade on my probability test, and top 5 on my Wave Mechanics & Optics test.

Someone must really like me or someone / something must have possessed me. I also realized the difference between success and excellence. It's Friday night. Somehow, what a person does Friday (I think) will make or break their career.

I don't have much of an explanation, just a feeling.

Also, I got an email about some survey about Japanese language at UT and they gave out free pocky. Not that I'm a pocky fan, I just want to get sikha jealous. [2 BOXES BIATCH]

I hope you guys are doing well.

And, as promised, here are my papers [warning.. rough drafts...]

Black Hole



10 November 2005

.. guys

i will be posting when my tests are over (tomorrow, biatches!)

until then.

08 November 2005


I guess you can say I'm a little stressed. [Waves test tomorrow]. Most likely, it will own me.

I will put up a picture of me getting owned by waves tomorrow after the test. [And then! I have a Japanese History test... which requires quite a bit of reading.. although the study guide will help....]

Yes folks, I'm in college, and Dr. Stalker gave out a study guide for our next Japanese history test. Naturally, If I work on the study guide on a computer, I will be posting it here for everyone's enjoyment

Speaking of posting.. I have yet to post my rough drafts for my articles.

Also, I'm thinking of getting a domain name... What do you guys think of "www.piotrrcola.com" ?

[It doesn't exist!! I can have it!]

Now, if anyone goes out and registers this domain name just to spite me.. well, I don't get annoyed that easily, but bad things will happen to you. Also, piotrr.com is available. Wheee..

07 November 2005


Guys. I got my first check from the Daily Texan today. haha... $15.

FIFTEEN DOLLARS FOR TWO (1/2) NEWSPAPER SIZED ARTICLES. Hahaha. I'm not upset or anything, just.. a little surprised that I'm worth so litte. Let me post a picture on this..

Just for the hell of it, I'm going to post my rough drafts to those two articles sometime, only because when I look at the paper, I notice how they completely butcher my article and destroy its elegance.

No fools, I'm not going to bitchslap anyone.

You know what happened 2 days ago? I came out of Kinsolving after eating and a pigeon took a shit on my head. I was like "What is this wet stuff" AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! WTF. I think I yelled some curse words into the sky, then took a shower for 20 minutes.

But since then, I've had two people tell me it was good luck... ?

Hmm.. What else? Not much. Unless you want me to ramble on interference (physics)

06 November 2005


This has been a very short weekend. I think that with my 3 tests next week, I might actually crack at the end of this week.

Oh well. I know some other people that have it ("life") worse than I do.

I have an interesting proposition. Imagine that you were a robot, and you had a defective part, and if you didn't rip it out, it would eventually catch fire, catching you on fire. Wouldn't you rip that thing out as fast as possible?

Now replace "robot" with "person" and "defective part" with "relationship". Guys, I'm not sure I can stress this enough. People around me, people with similar aspirations, don't get caught in this whirlpool.

I was passing by the Japanese department boards and there was some chinese writing on there and under it, someone wrote "LEAVE YOU CHINA DOGS". I probably shouldn't have laughed that hard (some chinese people were looking at me).

I'm continuing to torture everyone with the "My Humps" song. Yes. Everyone I play it for eventually gets it stuck in their heads. One n00b even got the song stuck in the middle of a genetics test.

Well. I forgot what I was going to write about. Huzzah!

Finally, I'd like to add that catalytic hydrogenation can kiss my ass.

03 November 2005

Chem lab...[updated]

Ok guys.. Update. So Kelli has about 100ml of 6M HCl acid in a styrofoam cup and drops a bunch of magnesium in and the lid swells up and then it leaks a bunch of wierd gases.

And now my nose hurts because i smelled those fumes. Damn it.

Hmm.. What else is going on? Oh yes.. Registration for next semester...Here's my schedule

What do all those numbers mean? (You might ask...)

PHY453 - Introduction to Quantum Phenomena
M375T - Mathematical Modeling in Biology
CH310N - Organic Chemistry II
CH210C - Organic Chemistry Lab
JPN507 - Japanese II

Oof.. Might be hard. (probably will)

And just for kicks, I found this really disturbing animation (Some people I know can relate to this)

Pretty funny eh? Hahaha. Enjoy, friends.

02 November 2005

New Song

Guys, I don't have much time to post something, so I'll update the media collection (finally...)

I've uploaded "If I Didn't Have You" by Randy Newman.

No doubt you've all heard this in the movie "Monsters, Inc.", which.. was an awesome movie.

Anyway. Enjoy.