24 March 2008
21 March 2008
So I went to life sciences library, put on four seasons and rested my eyes to let the harmony tickle my inner maelstrom, only to have some gruffly looking white dude snore loudly. I swear it sounded like small arms fire.
People kept passing by to make sure it wasn't me and then looking at me with the "wtf is he doing?" look. After about 15 minutes, I couldn't take it any more, so I was like "Hey... you're snoring kind of loudly".
He looked at me with glaring red eyes like I had said something about his mother and went back to sleep, only to start snoring again? I didn't pursue the matter. He looked like the kind that would openly attack me or something.
I really needed my vivaldi.
Also, I've had nothing but Wild Orange Tazo tea all day.
18 March 2008
14 March 2008
Now. Product placement. Please, keep it subtle. Starting off the set in a STRIDE factory and basing the story around gum laced with Kryptonite is a new low for Gough/Millar. Throughout the episode, they kept referring back to STRIDE.
Chloe even says once "maybe next time they won't let the flavor last quite so long..", which, after hearing, I felt like breaking something. Near the end, Pete pulls out a pack of STRIDE, which is "kryptonite-free"* and throws the pack to Chloe.
Why the hell do I even watch this show?
Smallville runs a trite formula:
First 3 minutes: ZOMGZ scene. Oh no! Something is wrong in Smallville/surrounding areas/world.
Another 5 minutes: Useless banter, lame sub-plot, often with problem/mystery that can be solved in 10 seconds.
Next 10 minutes: Cue friendly scene, ending with antagonism. Barn? Coffee shop? Take your pick. Replete with phrases like "Hemingway dust" and "surfing the slow lane". Chloe finds out something is wrong and lame sub-plot continues.
Next 5 minutes: First confrontational scene, not involving Clark's powers. Lex prefers talking instead of killing everyone, which he could and (logically) should do.
Next 5 minutes: Clark finds out something is wrong, with Chloe's help. CLARK AND CHLOE MUST WALK DOWN STAIRS**.
Next 2 minutes: Clark is somehow disabled. USE OF GREEN KRYPTONITE IS A MUST. Continue shitty puns.
Next 10 minutes: Clark is re-enabled, kicks everyone's ass, people bleed, lots of "stopping people from ____"
Endgame: Blood is gone, no hard feelings unless its a girl, whose hidden feelings will resurface as some crappy sub-plot a few eps down the road. OPENING BARN SCENE WITH SOFT GUITAR MUSIC IS A MUST. People make comparisons to Clark, even though he's an alien, sub-plot ends.*** Continue shitty puns.
God damn it, I really feel homicidal after watching Smallville, but then I hit real life and I think - Hey this stuff is totally fake! All RIGHT! Back to school!
Oh, it was my birthday yesterday. I had a great dinner.
**: I cannot stress enough the (apparent) importance of this scene. Where the hell are they coming from? Upstairs? What the hell is upstairs?
***: Dude, he's a god-damn alien. How are you anything like him? Also, Clark is a mega-douche, since he could be like Clark Kent, MD, PhD, JD, MBA, BS, LLD, etc etc etc in like 20 minutes and doesn't.
09 March 2008
Yeah. The people that made Stonebriar wanted its customers to feel so pretentious that they actually used centRE instead of center. See, that is unfitting in itself. Even CDC starts with "center". Anyway, an exercise bike was in need, so I was there, in Dick's Sporting Goods store (How is "centre" in accord with "Dick's"?), where I found this:
Man! That Asian guy is f***ing old! This picture cracked me up. "NO CHEST STRAP NEEDED"? How do you get an EKG without at least 6 leads?
He kind of reminds me of someone's dad. Guess what else I found?
Screenshots of KDE 4. Dare I say, it looks like... Vista? And the gui still sucks. Yes, there are merits to running Linux as a command line OS for efficiency purposes. But seriously? Give up already and quit ripping off Microsoft's (already overdone) Vista design.
Maybe one day these KDE enthusiasts will remove that huge baton from their buttocks and realize what they've been doing all along - "borrowing" from Windows and OS X and then complaining about it the entire time. Even then, it doesn't approach the aesthetic quality of OS X nor the functionality and adaptability of Windows.
Damn. Linux sucks.
Spring break. I have a big decision to make. LYFE-altering.
05 March 2008
01 March 2008
about 4 hours of sleep (the night before this dinner), then about
seven interviews, then a ton of food, so I slipped into a food/
In my last interview, the PI used a magnetic paddle to alter the local
mag. field around my brain and make my fingers and arms twitch,
involuntarily. I hope I don't have brain cancer or something now.
It was weird not to have control over voluntary muscles.
I'm going to the Houston zoo today, then karaoke, then it'll all end
tomorrow after breakfast.
This iPhone blogging thing works pretty well.