29 May 2006

What happened to continuity.

I've been watching some things, and some movies, and I wonder.. all those scenes that the movies skip, are like movies within themselves.

For example, Underworld: Evolution. That scene in the end where they're on the island.. how do they get back? I'm more interested in that. Who cares about slaying the vampire, that's just... the usual cutting. I wanna know how they get off that island. No GPS, the helicopter is destroyed..etc. Certainly no cell/sat phones.

In fact, that movie might be longer and more intricate than Harold and Kumar. Exciting! Would they

1) construct a sat phone from scratch?
2) put their vampire skills together and fly out of there?
3) moan like savages until someone hears them?
4) burn the entire island so some survey plane can see?

Those are interesting things. Like Jurassic Park III was all about getting off the island, except there were dinosaurs.

Speaking of dinosaurs, it's really mean to say this, but there are some girls that look like dinosaurs. For example:

[Warning. The rest of this post is mean. If you're overweight and/or look like a dinosaur, don't read this. That being said, most girls can be equated to some kind of dinosaur. Yes. That's a bad thing. No, not my fault.]

Now imagine if that thing didn't have wings. There you have it! There are girls that look like pterodactyls without wings. It's pretty scary. Sometimes I'm forced to sit next to them in class. Oh man. It's like some wild party in my head. One guy's saying "SHE MIGHT BITE YOU", and two others are like ROFL, and the last one is like "stop it, that's mean".

It's hard to control the laughter when that happens. All kinds of variants exist. Such as triceratops without horns (although, if you factor the personality, the horns probably wouldn't hurt as much as their caustic manner). Speaking of triceratops, you know what I think of when I think triceratops? That huge pile of dung in Jurassic Park. Again, the laughter is difficult to control, when these creatures lounge about.

All the triceratops and dinosaurs and coelocanths (?) and etc and etc get together and call each other pretty. Unfortunately, in the girl universe, having different looks is usually a bad thing. Why am I so bitter? Because she left me for someone worse. Kind of. Damn it.

Being a dinosaur isn't as bad as being a lonely human.

Memorial Day weekend is over, and I'm set for class tomorrow. Philosophy and Japanese start this Thursday. Exciting!

28 May 2006

Ok! Back in Austin

After a short Memorial day weekend, we're back in Austin. (we?)

Of course, I have some reading to do, and that can't happen at Smriti's place, since it's so dirty, and I have no time (or patience) to clean it.

Thus, after dropping off my foodstuffs, I'm back in lab... yah.

On my way here, there are lots of interesting things, especially through Waco. Waco sucks. It's so dirty. I had some interesting quip, but now I can't remember. Of course, there are lots of cows. Lots of cows. I wonder when people will stop acting like cowboys. People are going to defend them, saying someone has to do their job, but I didn't see any milk hoses attached to them...

Unless they were going to...


27 May 2006

Yeah... back in Plano

With their brand new time transporter
They’ll think maybe I fought to get away
But with all their great inventions
And all their good intentions, here I stay
Down on the corner where the sun had shone
The people gathered round
Then scattered as the raindrops hit the ground.

Yeah. I received order from Imperial Command late Thursday night, so I'm in Plano now. I guess I'll have to resume my date later. lol.

On the drive to Plano, I was feeling very dizzy (4 hours of sleep the night before). So apparently Sum41 and those others were not working. I seriously had to change tracks.

Here are the three albums that finally got me going:

Since I can't do any work at home ever because it's so distracting, I'm going to watch a Korean movie.

Of course, then I started looking for korean movies, and I found this:
To which Smriti says - "she looks cute"


25 May 2006


Well, I met this girl a week ago, and we had dinner. After exchanging numbers (council was strongly pushing for email), we parted, and she was like "call me". [this seems to be happening quite a bit?]

I still have no idea what that means, but that's not the point.

Right now, Thursday morning, I have no intention of calling her. In fact, it distresses me that she's expecting a call on some level. It's like I have this obligation to fulfill. I bet you guys were expecting some sappy love story, but I keep making all these strange analogies to this situation.
For example, I woke up this morning, and I thought, I should not let this progress anymore, because it means an added time investment. I started comparing this "thing" growing to a tumor. It must be excised before it causes harm.

Ironically, iPod + Bose was playing "Numb" this morning:

i've become so numb
i can't feel you there
become so tired
so much more aware
i'm becoming this
all i want to do
is be more like me
and be less like you

Even stranger, there's a part of me that smiles because of this. Humans are so flawed. Being devoid of emotion would be incredibly ideal. Well, at least I hope I stay numb.

What a depressing post. In the meanwhile, I've been collecting all these BBC Horizon documentaries. They're really good! Yes. I think I would rather watch BBC Horizon than call anyone to hang out. wtf is wrong with me.

Probably one of those ephemeral phases.

Also, Korean movies. I like those too. But you know that.

23 May 2006

Ugh. So much coffee.

I've had so much coffee today, I think I'm going to pop. Caffiene is a diuretic, so I'll probably be peeing like a racehorse all night. Speaking of which, I'm living alone right now in Smriti's apartment, and it's pretty scary at night. I refuse to go upstairs when it is dark. Who knows what might be hiding up there.

It seems that everyone else is doing absolutely nothing, while I'm still working. Even in research lab, I pass people and they're... watching TV or a movie or looking for STAR CHARTS to impress their girlfriends with, but no one is running any reactions, well except me. I also have a RADIATION PROTECTION LAB CLASS to worry about. Sometimes I think... If all this beating myself doesn't go anywhere, a lot of people are going to suffer, I mean.. savor... life.

Of course, this is good for me since the PCR machines are all free and I don't have to use that ridiculous ghetto piece-of-paper waiting list which people use pencil on so I can easily insert my name anywhere.

Today in lab, the gel electrophoresis buffer solution was running low, so I had to make some. This entails mixing 38.2 grams of BORAX and 10 grams of Boric Acid. The problem is, those things don't dissolve very quickly, so you have to use a spinvane and let it run for a while. Well, I poured all the borax and acid into the 20 liter big container and some water, and I shook it around and it didn't dissolve. The spinvane wouldn't work for the big containers so I had to separate the water and the undissolved borax, and mix them again in a 4 liter container which the spinvane can fit on. Then I had to pour the water back into the big container.

I actually don't expect too many people to understand that, so the take home message is - I think I would go a long way to save water (and borax and boric acid). Needless to say, it took about 3 times longer than normal because I was trying to save water. Oh well, at least I'm being useful right? Everyone else is watching a movie anyway.

I have written too much. Here are some pictures from my visit to the Blanton Art Museum.

Of course, no "modern" art museum is complete without some P.O.S. thing that people call art. Like for example..
What the hell is that? I've peed better designs in the snow than that thing. I'm going to take all my used pipets and throw them in some wet concrete and when it dries, I'll call it "Frustration".

This is a little better, since it probably took more time to create. There's the kicker right there. The longer it took to create, the better piece of art it is! Like a drug. A drug molecule takes 10 years or so to perfect. What an awesome piece of art! Lets put this up a notch. A human being takes... around.. 4 billion years to make (evolution). Even better! Wanna see art? Look at your hands (well.. most people's hands anyway). So ... perfect. Speaking of perfection, look at this:

DNA POLYMERASE. It's so symmetric, so perfect. Moves along in a spiraling fashion at around 2000 nucleotides per second. PER SECOND. We have billions of these! Picasso my ass.

Some more abstract things I don't understand.
This is a little better. I kinda like this one. An intriguied, curious expression envelops her face.

Remember when I burned my leg with the boiling water? Well I had this ghetto card made for me. I was going to post this a couple of days ago. Look how many people signed it. I need more friends...

Speaking of people... I had an interesting evening last night. Details tomorrow.

21 May 2006

Back in A-town + Lab Expose Part 3.

UPDATE: Pictures have been added. Bon Appetit.

See that big machine next to the window? HITACHI ABI3100. Genetic sequencer. Upon seeing this picture, ability to perfectly use this machine can replace Fourier Transforms on the "Requirements to be kickaess" list. No lab is complete without a bottle of Smirnoff for those days that the reactions don't work. And trust me there are quite a few. Ironically, everything on that shelf is ethanol. One for human consumption, the other for DNA extraction. A little bit of alcohol goes a long way. Below the shelf of Ethanol, a keen eye will notice the initials DD. Those are my samples. Most of those on that shelf did not work, but then again, this picture was taken a while ago. Quite possibly, this is one of the many reasons why you should never piss me off. Trust me, you'll never know what hit you, and death will come slowly. Of course, I will be doing the henious act either listening to Eurobeat or Aqua. Also, if you are dying because of this, please use your last bits of energy to imagine me chair-dancing to Eurobeat.


You know that song by Usher? (Yeah)

A Town's Down!

Another Ranting Session:

Seriously. A-town sucks. I got here and this morning I tried to go to Wal-Mart to get a sunshade for my kuruma and it took me 20 minutes to find it. The ROADS aren't labeled. Roads are curvy all the time, unlike Plano, where everything falls in a nice grid. Yeah I bet Japanese people get confused when they come to Austin and people tell them an address and they go "ROADS HAVE NAMES?" and then they can't find the name, because this armpit of a town is too lazy to do anything except host live music.

Wal-Mart. I went into Wal-Mart and I usually don't have to say this about Walmart, but some people really do need to dress up for walmart. Coming in 30% naked is kind of "makes me want to run away". Plus I kept worrying that some Mexican would bang up my bling-bling car. That's a bad feeling.

That's another thing. Live Music? That's the most retarded thing ever to be known for. HEY GUYS SXSW. Reminds me of Larry the Cable Guy.

If you haven't already put it together, I string these concepts in my head:

Larry the Cable Guy--Rednecks--Lack of education--Uncivility--SXSW--Hick Accents--40% of Austin.

Usually towns are known for more important things-

Dallas: Telecom Corridor (well Richardson, but DFW tends to promote this at times)
Houston: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Eastern Seaboard: Victorian-style campuses
Western Seaboard: Lots and lots and lots of good looking girls.
Austin: Unlabeled roads and live music. <-- Tard.

Live music is what keeps the hippies going, giving them reason to live, and donations (for alcohol) from people that pity them. Please beat your fellow hippie.

DFW. Yes. Another can-o-worms. Fort Worth is another armpit of a town. Originally, there were two airports because armpit-FW didn't agree to a joint one, then there was a joint called DFW, when in fact Dallas-Richardson-Plano probably get about 60-80% of the traffic. I say we rename that airport.

Pictures. Yes, I ran out of bandwidth, but if you check later tonight, I will post some (from Smriti's place). Yeah and I can get no work done there because its kind of nasty everywhere.

Oh and I'm kidding about the carcinogenic substance. I wouldn't hurt a fly. I think.

19 May 2006

The quick witted break jumps over the lazy brown student.

Alas. The shortest "summer" break ever is about to end in 2-3 days. Pity? None. Instead, I got a whole lot of hassle*:

1. Registration
Apparently I had forgotten to pay my tuition bill online, and they cancelled all my classes (including Japanese and Nuclear Lab). I was pissed. After one sleepless night, thinking of many many ways to torture the registrar's office, I call them back at 8am in the morning and they say I have to pay by Western Union. So that's how one of my 'break' nights was spent --> panicking over my 'lost' classes.

2. Grey's Anatomy.
This damn torrent is not going fast enough. I finished season 1 of Grey's Anatomy, and dare I say, one of the first medical dramas I actually like very much. I will be burning these to DVDs and I encourage all of you to watch this. Also, surgical interns are so awesome. If I wasn't going [again, hopefully] the research route, I would so try to be a surgeon.

3. The Korean Movies
I have so many! Hard to pick what to watch next. O well. More are on the way, making this decision even harder. So much to do, so little time.

4. My Temperature Sensitivity
I realized something. Quite astonishing actually. Most things slow down when they get colder. Like Absolut** Zero, molecules stop vibrating, and nothing moves anymore. I'm the opposite. I work fastest in colder temperatures, so dare I say, Limit [t --> 0 Kelvins], Productivity --> infinity. So true. Turn that shitz down, and I'll work like crazy. Turn the A/C off, and I sleep like a lazy brown student. This is part of the reason why Blogging has been so infrequent.

This reminds me, Sean Paul came out with that song called Temperature? I think I talked about this before. Man that song is awesome, although I usually don't listen to crude music.

See how fast he's dancing? If it was cold like that, I would dance like that too. So there ya go. You guys think I'm a bad dancer? Well. Turn down the heat, and feast your eyes.

5. The Chinese Drivers
Please stay off the road. One almost ran me over, and another one was going so slow. Chinese people can't drive. And what's with these people buying Fords and other great American catastrophes? Stick to what works guys, Land Rover, Honda, Toyota, M&M**. Kudos to who can identify what the last one means (no trick. It IS a vehicle company, and comment your answer for the world to see.)

Absolutely Beautiful.

6. Finally, every thing is settled. All my grades are in, and I'm pleased with this semester. Now for the summer.

*May not be actual hassles.
**Not a typo.

18 May 2006

Picture service NOT WORKING

Blogger picture service is messing up again. Jeez Google, isn't it enough that you know everything about me.

Eh. I was going to post the rest of my lab pictures as well as a "GET BETTER SOON" card, but you'll have to settle with me rambling.

So I'm back in Plano. Yes. Nice, sheltered, elitist, Plano. Also, I'm watching Grey's Anatomy, another pretentious show. When will this end? IN 4 DAYS.

I'm going back to ghetto-ass A-town in 4 days, to do some lab work, make some reactions work, etc. Also, class.

Anyone in Austin want to eat lunch or eat anything please call (email).

I've created a calendar which I update frequently with stuff going on, so if anyone wants to stalk me or something, here's your perfect chance. I'll put a picture link on the side-bar soon, but here's the link:



17 May 2006

Note, this post doesn't have a title, so it's not really a post.

It's getting late, and I still have a lot of packing to do. I will post tomorrow.

07 May 2006

Final stretch

NOTE: I know you guys can't live without me, but in case you haven't got the message, I won't be posting until my Quantum Final is over 5pm [Central Daylight Savings Time = -5 GMT] on Saturday. So stop making me feel guilty by visiting.

Yes. I track everyone. You are being tracked. You have been warned.

I'm dropping off the network.

Final stretch guys,

Thursday - Organic Chemistry Final
Saturday - Quantum Final

Nunc aut numquam!

06 May 2006

Lots of stuff.

Last day of classes was today. Quantum ended in a whimper. In Organic, we just sang songs for the entire period. On hindsight, it was a little strange. In Japanese, we played a game.

You know, it's very rare in college to have woman teachers, who are usually much much kinder and they're always smiling, so the classes make you feel more relaxed, so it's nice. I guess that's why I like Japanese. Well, I guess Japanese with a male teacher would be ok, only if he was like Hattori Hanzo or something. :D

Eh. I'll miss that class. It's a good thing all the Japanese teachers are female, because I use those classes to relax. [knock on wood...]

Speaking of classes, one of my goals when I finish my undergraduate work, is that I should be able to lecture Physics in Japanese. How awesome would that be? I would be the ultimate badass. haha

\Also, I'm convinced that every once in a while, my brain turns off, and I become retarded. I broke my phone this last week. Guess how? Not by dropping it or anything like that (because that would too normal...). I RAN INTO A TABLE. How retarded is that?

Accidentally, but still, I ran into a table, and my phone's outer LCD cracked. Oh well, one my friends in Japanese lent me a phone until I go home.
\So this is what happened today - I was working on my lab report until around 3:30AM, when I went to sleep until about... 8:30AM. Then woke up --> shower --> Quantum --> Organic --> Japanese, then turned in my lab report, turned in my math models paper, and came back to watch...

I had this craving to watch some kind of zombie movie. THIS MOVIE IS THE MOST GODAWFUL DISGUSTING THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. Just so that last comment has some validation, here's a list of things that I have seen (IN REAL LIFE):
  • Gun-shot exit wounds the size of tangerines
  • A baby being delivered... multiple times
  • People bleeding out profusely
  • Spine surgery, heart surgery
Just don't watch it. I'm not sure why I even watched it. I usually don't watch zombie movies because they violate conservation principles. These zombies could like... walk in underwater, like walk across a river by walking on the river bed. That's really..really hard to do.

Also, they attack the zombies by shooting fireworks so they zombies get distracted. That's kind of stupid. Who distracts zombies using fireworks wtf.

What else is wrong with zombie movies? Well..
  • Dead people usually have organs and muscles that don't work... so technically, they can't just "wake up" and RUN after someone
  • Zombie movies don't have zombies listening to eurobeat. But now that I think about it.. zombies can't really control themselves, and if you listen to eurobeat its.. rhythmic? I dunno. I don't want to see zombies dancing to eurobeat.
  • Better looking girls. Sometimes, some of the zombies look better than the main (human = hu-mahn) character.
  • Again, the whole conservation thing. Technically, zombies can't find their own food very easily, so all you have to do is lock yourself in a room with lots and lots of sushi (or chicken sandwiches or whatever) and wait like 3 weeks, and they should all be dead.
  • Zombies have blood. Blood has immunoglobulins and T-helper immunocytes and neutrophils and all that good stuff that helps us normal people live. With all those open wounds, they should die in like 2 hours from infection. Yet, they live on <-- wtf?
You don't even have to wait 3 weeks for them to starve, they'll be on the floor in a week or so. Then you can kick them. But if you do, kick the hippie zombies first. <-- They're usually the ones with a guitar. OMG haha. I didn't say that.

Oh and I'm like so happy right now. You know how hard it's raining right now? Here's a picture.

Look closer for 'AUSTIN'. You know what that's called? That's HADOKEN from the skies. I'm going to listen to eurobeat and.. um. get high of all this {rain + eurobeat} awesomeness.

Oh and tell me how my posts are doing. 1-10 integer ratings only plz.

05 May 2006

Troopa till the end

I can't believe I'm staying up this late to finish a quantum lab report on the last day of school.

Well. Not much to say here.


Enjoy. It's kind of boring, but I said I'd post it so there.

03 May 2006

Something weird

something weird happened today.

So I went down to this "study for finals" meeting in the Jester West lobby, and naturally, we were only there for pizza, not "finals" tips.

So I grabbed a slice and a coke and I finished it really quickly and started heading for the elevator. When the door opens, I feel this HUGE BURP coming up, and I just let it out, and some girl was standing right there. Then I was like "oh. Pardon me" in the most pretentiously-British accent ever. Here is a recount:

[ding! goes the elevator]
Me: [looking at the door as it opens] BRRAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUU *pop*
Girl: .....
Me: Oh pardon me. [The name's Dash..]
[Girl hastens away]

She was probably gagging though. I was too traumatized to look.

Yes. I burped in someone's face today, and I've been feeling strange for a while. I feel bad kinda.
Oh and there's another elevator story!

I was waiting for the elevator, and some girl was waiting too. Then it comes, and I get in and I go.. "don't you want to get in?" [ha..ha..stfu]. Then she says "No.. that elevator is kinda creepy, it got stuck on 3rd floor for like 3 minutes"

?? I was like.. uhh whatever. Man she was not bad looking either. Perhaps I should have pushed the issue, then the elevator would really get stuck and things would get hot. [or not. haha]

In other news, I calculated Planck's constant to within a magnitude of the accepted value, which is still something like 80% error, but I hear its ok!. Only pretentious departments like chemistry demand +/- 5% error. We physics are perfectly ok with 80%.

Also on one of my handouts, it said plot Ln(I) vs Vm, and I asked a math guy what it meant and... he had no idea how to fix the axes.

Oh and its y vs. x NOT x vs. y.

02 May 2006

Now usually.....

UPDATE: Blog layout changed. Of course, I was listening to "Night of Fire" while doing this, so it may not be 'complete'.

Usually I don't repeat myself, because it's not necessary. But today, I have to.


Yes. We need to beat them and slap them over:

You have seen these particular sequence of images before.

There's a certain hippie I know and he really needs a severe ass-kicking. DIE HIPPIE DIE.

Yesterday I was walking back to Jester from RLM, and I over heard two girls talking:

Girl 1: OMG Girl, you've got to stay in fashion design!! Why are you transferring out?
Girl 2: I dunno, I just don't feel right...
Girl 1: NO!!! Stay in fashion design and MARRY A RAPPER!
Girl 2: Yeah! Yeah, you're totally right, I should stay in fashion design and marry a rapper!

At this point, I quickened the pace and moved on. Perhaps I should have lingered. I really need a voice recorder to chronicle my interesting (and boring) life.

ok. Back to the hippie. Ever know people that are so so.. retarded that you want to feel sorry and beat them at the same time? Of course, I do not want to sound pretentious, but I think I deserve a shard of respect. Just a little bit.

I bet most of you know who this guy is.

Anyway, Jonathan, thanks for laughing at my test grade. But you know, the universe works in funny ways.

Yesterday also marks the first time I did worse on a Japanese quiz than an organic test. I think I have somehow um. gone crazy.

Japanese quiz - 18/20 -> 90% (damn u furigana)
Organic test - ____ -> 97.83%

Ahh yes. My presentation. I don't think it went so well, but we'll see.

Here they are.



Enjoy! - They are extremely nerdy.

Tomorrow, I will be posting my paper for nuclear seminar. Or Today, depending on what I feel like.

01 May 2006


Close-to-complete Ideology and Religion Shit List

  • Taoism: Shit happens.
  • Confucianism: Confucius say, "Shit happens."
  • Buddhism: If shit happens, it isn't really shit.
  • Zen Buddhism: Shit is, and is not.
  • Zen Buddhism #2: What is the sound of shit happening?
  • Hinduism: This shit has happened before.
  • Islam: If shit happens, it is the will of Allah.
  • Islam #2: If shit happens, kill the person responsible.
  • Islam #3: If shit happens, blame Israel.
  • Catholicism: If shit happens, you deserve it.
  • Protestantism: Let shit happen to someone else.
  • Presbyterian: This shit was bound to happen.
  • Episcopalian: It's not so bad if shit happens, as long as you serve the right wine with it.
  • Methodist: It's not so bad if shit happens, as long as you serve grape juice with it.
  • Congregationalist: Shit that happens to one person is just as good as shit that happens to another.
  • Unitarian: Shit that happens to one person is just as bad as shit that happens to another.
  • Lutheran: If shit happens, don't talk about it.
  • Fundamentalism: If shit happens, you will go to hell, unless you are born again. (Amen!)
  • Fundamentalism #2: If shit happens to a televangelist, it's okay.
  • Fundamentalism #3: Shit must be born again.
  • Judaism: Why does this shit always happen to us?
  • Calvinism: Shit happens because you don't work.
  • Seventh Day Adventism: No shit shall happen on Saturday.
  • Creationism: God made all shit.
  • Secular Humanism: Shit evolves.
  • Christian Science: When shit happens, don't call a doctor - pray!
  • Christian Science #2: Shit happening is all in your mind.
  • Unitarianism: Come let us reason together about this shit.
  • Quakers: Let us not fight over this shit.
  • Utopianism: This shit does not stink.
  • Darwinism: This shit was once food.
  • Capitalism: That's MY shit.
  • Communism: It's everybody's shit.
  • Feminism: Men are shit.
  • Chauvinism: We may be shit, but you can't live without us...
  • Commercialism: Let's package this shit.
  • Impressionism: From a distance, shit looks like a garden.
  • Idolism: Let's bronze this shit.
  • Existentialism: Shit doesn't happen; shit IS.
  • Existentialism #2: What is shit, anyway?
  • Stoicism: This shit is good for me.
  • Hedonism: There is nothing like a good shit happening!
  • Mormonism: God sent us this shit.
  • Mormonism #2: This shit is going to happen again.
  • Wiccan: An it harm none, let shit happen.
  • Scientology: If shit happens, see "Dianetics", p.157.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses: >Knock< >Knock<>
  • Jehovah's Witnesses #2: May we have a moment of your time to show you some of our shit?
  • Jehovah's Witnesses #3: Shit has been prophesied and is imminent; only the righteous shall survive its happening.
  • Moonies: Only really happy shit happens.
  • Hare Krishna: Shit happens, rama rama.
  • Rastafarianism: Let's smoke this shit!
  • Zoroastrianism: Shit happens half on the time.
  • Church of SubGenius: BoB shits.
  • Practical: Deal with shit one day at a time.
  • Agnostic: Shit might have happened; then again, maybe not.
  • Agnostic #2: Did someone shit?
  • Agnostic #3: What is this shit?
  • Satanism: SNEPPAH TIHS.
  • Atheism: What shit?
  • Atheism #2: I can't believe this shit!
  • Nihilism: No shit.

Well. I encourage you to read that list again. I have seen this before, but not in such a long list.

Now the stories:

Today was a very long day, and hell week is almost over. By almost, I mean... it will end Friday morning. I have a presentation tomorrow, so I've been preparing my powerpoint. I'll post it tomorrow for everyone to enjoy, as well as my notes slides. (in PDF of course).

Whoa. I just like fazed out for an hour.

OK back to posting. I'm pretty sleepy, but here's an image - taken from my presentation. Unfortunately, this is one of the few non-nerdy things you will see..

Not much of a story eh.

Oh and people that leave comments, please leave your name so I can get back to you (or beat you).

Search for Sock

This morning I went to the pretentious Blanton Art museum, and saw a lot of pretentious art work and then proceeded to think the rest of the day about what a waste my morning was. But anyway, I snapped some pictures with Chan's camera, and I should have those up soon, when I get them back.

There were all these wierd things. One room just had a bunch of shiny things hanging from the ceiling. This is art? Other paintings looked like a 3-year-old drew them. I wonder if I can get away with things like these.

You know what I really want to know - either those artists are really really stupid or really really good at tricking people in believing that's art.

Also later, I did my laundry, came back and started sorting my clothes when I noticed a sock was missing. I hate that feeling. Sometimes, like a week later, I find it hiding in one of my t-shirts. But no. Not this time. And it was a good sock too. One of those pretentious socks.

Anyway, I started cursing the dryer and washer about how those machines always eat my clothes AND my money and then I realized, I should be part of the solution. So I went to the laundry room and searched for my sock. (It was behind the laundry machine).

A little after that, I went to JCL to grab a sandwich that clearly said "Grilled Chicken" but had beef in it. I wasn't too happy. I told the cashier and she went to speak with someone (some.. hispanic person) and I was overhearing their conversation.

The hispanic person was saying something like "Not everything can be perfect, everyone makes mistakes you know..." as if he was using the fact that he was human as an excuse.

Man I can't stand that. What's that one awesome motto?

"Relentless pursuit of perfection"
Yes. Something to live by.


Here goes - People, everyone, stop blaming other people and "human nature" for your own shortcomings. I stopped blaming the washer/dryer and found my sock. This hispanic guy should take the blame for trying to feed me beef. Hah. Biatch. I'll feed you some polyacrylamide waste.

If you f*** up, it's your own fault.
Not the professors',
Not "humans make mistakes", Not the TA's, etc. None of that BS. Take the blame for yourself. You'll be better for it.

If you didn't get the title, it's a parody off Star Trek - Search for Spock.

This has been a long post. How about a picture?Kimura - Neutral theory of Molecular Evolution. Quite possibly one of the most interesting things ever. Man this is a really old picture too. He's not alive anymore btw, but I'm still trying to muddle my way through what he accomplished.

This is one of those things you would never knew I had an interest in - molecular evolution. Unless you asked me about Ohta/Kimura, etc.

Like a barrel-o-monkeys eh?