Monday, December 29, 2003

Countdown to hugs and kisses: less than 24 hours! :)

I really thought my sleep schedule was all fixed. It's so not fixed. I can't wait to get back to school and get into a normal routine so I can sleep like a normal person. I fell asleep (rather restlessly) last night watching Blues Brothers around 10. Then actually went to bed at midnight. Then I snapped awake at 6 am. I've got some errands to run today before I leave for Savannah tomorrow (YAY!!) but it's not like I can run those errands at 7 am... *sigh* So I'm going to go eat breakfast and then hopefully go back to bed for a couple hours.

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Hanging out at Caryn's tonight was so much fun with Matt and Alcivar and Kristin. Despite the fact that we watched several episodes of Sex and the City, we all had a great time and I laughed nonstop all night long. Especially over Caryn's confusing quasi-relationship with Ryan.

Christmas has been pretty good this year. My dad pulled in a huge haul of stuff to take with him when he goes back to Afghanistan in a week. My brother and I each got a few movies and a couple books. My mom got a DVD player. And we all got gorgeous persian carpets! I know right where mine is going in my apartment.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Also, Katey had pomegranates. Mmmm....

And happy winter holiday of choice to everyone. Today just so happens to be the Christian holiday of present giving, I mean the birth of Santa, no wait, um, oh yeah, Jesus' birthday. So Merry Christmas!

So Santa definitely showed up before I got home from Katey's. Oh well. More time for me to be up rummaging through my presents. Muwahahaha!! It was greating seeing so many old friends tonight at church, I had no idea they were all in town. Sadly, most of them are now going out of town until after I leave for Savannah, but it was good to catch up for a little while until they threw us out of church at 1 am. It's not my fault your Prayer of Thanksgiving lasted 20 minutes instead of the usual 2... Anyway, Katey's parents hosted another super fun after-church party and it was so great to see Katey again. That girl is so hard to keep track of.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

4 hours naps on Christmas Eve rule. Now I can be up all night waiting for Santa to show up!

My teeth still feel ridiculously clean even after I tried to remedy that with a post-dentist trip to Wendy's. Oh well. I don't know why the dental hygenist always complains so much that my gums bleed while she's cleaning them. I mean, have you looked at the thing you're jabbing me with?? It's got sharp metal hooks on both ends. Maybe I should try poking her in the arm with it and complain about her arm bleeding...

On Georgia Tech's crushing defeat of Marist yesterday:
"Back in 1982, I coached against Georgetown and they were the No. 1 team in the country and had Patrick Ewing and that's the last time I've seen a team that good defensively and that active, that deep and that versatile until today," Marist coach Dave Magarity said. - from ESPN

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

You're never too old to enjoy decorating Christmas cookies.

Monday, December 22, 2003

Sad sad sad. Between 11:08 pm on 12/18 and 11:28 pm today, I have recieved 439 pieces of junk in my email. Yessir. That's 4.557 pieces of spam per hour. Approximately one piece of spam every 13 minutes. I want my bandwidth back your bastards!! All I can say is thank god for spam filters...

Everyone in the DC area should go see this exhibit at the Corcoran. The impressionist period is sort of hit or miss with me. I like about half of the pieces from the era, and the other half are I have no interest in at all. But this exhibit is pretty cool. This sculptor, Johnson, has created slightly larger than life scale models of the figures in several impressionist paintings, and then created backgrounds to display them against. And it's actually very cool because you can effectively walk into and around paintings done originally be Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet, and so forth. The coolest part is that there are markers on the floor to indicate where to stand to see the exact same point of view as the original painting. So you can go stand inside the exhibit and have someone take a picture of you from that point and it really does look like you are part of the painting. Very fun concept. Go see it if you can.

Hooray for GT baketball who are still undefeated, at a mighty 10-0. The new AP and Coaches Poll rankings are out and both place us at #4. We're behind #1 UConn, who we CRUSHED earlier this season thank you so much, undefeated #2 Kentucky, and one-loss reigning-ACC-champs #3 Duke.

So when does the complete 8-disc box set of Lord Of The Rings come out? I know it's only 3 movies, but believe me, if they can make 3 Indiana Jones movies from 10 years ago into a 4-disc set, this will be 6-8 easy. Regardless, I want it.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Reposting with links (that open in new windows):
Even though I am no longer associated with, I still feel compelled to make a top ten list of 2003 records:
  1. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen
  2. Stretch Arm Strong - Engage
  3. Stranger By Day - If Tomorrow Was The End
  4. Age Of Ruin - Longest Winter's Woes
  5. Children of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
  6. Thrice - The Artist In The Ambulance
  7. Darkest Hour - Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation
  8. Give Up The Ghost - We're Down Til We're Underground
  9. Strung Out - Live In A Dive
  10. Nor Am I - What's Inside Ourselves
Note: Most of these releases have been reviewed by the staff. If one is not linked, it's probably because I disagree with their opinion.

Saturday, December 20, 2003

What did you do over your winter break?

Surprise phone calls from Emily make my day. :)

Friday, December 19, 2003

Gamers really are good people afterall, so the Seattle Times claims. Tycho and Gabe, with a lot of help from their readers, have raised a hojillion dollars for Seattle Children's Hospital. They currently have a check for $27,406.68 from donations on paypal. And they've received so many donations from the wishlist they created that they've had to move and upgrade their toy storage facility several times. Congrats to those kids on the success of project Child's Play! Word on the street is that they want to make this an annual thing now. Yay!

And hooray for crazy dreams about playing high school football at Bobby Dodd against the NY Giants. Michael Vick, who I now apparently went to high school with, was our quarterback. So he and I and some other dude who was our wide receiver went out to toss the ball around and warm up before the game. Then as we were walking back to the locker room, we walked past Melissa and Haley sitting on the sidelines giggling at me. For all the times in high school that I swore I'd never be a jock, now here I was all dressed out in my uniform and Melissa could barely contain herself it was so funny. I walked right past her and stared her down the whole way with a huge grin on my face. I remember her yelling after me how cute it was that I was a complete hypocrite, but I think she really just thought I looked cute in my uniform. Stupid friends who never let you forget what you swore you'd never do, not even in your own dreams... The interesting part abotu me tossing the ball aroudn with Vick is that even if I ever did play football, I can't throw well, and I can't catch well, and I'm too big and not fast enough to be a running back. I'm too small to be a tight end. And I'm much too smart to be a lineman. So what the hell was I doing on the offensive unit? *shrug* I always pictured myself as a linebacker (although I'm not big enough to do that either) because rushing the passer was always a favorite hobby of mine in backyard football. I think realistically I'd be playing cornerback or safety. Anyway, it was an entertaining dream until my alarm clock ruined it.

Hooray for sleeping through the night! I determined the problem is that it gets too light in my room early in the morning and wakes me up. Problem solved.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

I'm pretty sure that I've developed some sort of sleeping disorder as a result of finals week. The past few days, regardless of when I've gone to bed, I've suddenly become wide awake at some point between 5:30 and 8 am for about an hour and then get really tired again and have to go back to sleep for several hours. It's really quite annoying. I feel like the parent of an infant, who will be ecstatic the first time he sleeps through the night, except that I'm also the infant.

Monday, December 15, 2003

Yay! Grades are up for fall semester. Who got a 3.0? Me. That's right, Dean's List for me. My best semester ever (for so many reasons, most of which start with E and have nothing to do with my GPA) pulls my overall GPA up to a 2.48, which I can round up to a 2.5. I'm so very close to my goal of graduating with a 2.5 that I might actually be able to pull it off now. Woo!! Also, props to Brian who found out he did indeed receive a C in DSP, which means his commencement ceremony wasn't all for naught.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Ah packing. Now that Brian's all packed up and moved into a 14' truck, I'm starting my own packing to head up to Fairfax. I'll be in town from the 16th through the 30th before I head down to Savannah to spend New Year's Eve with Emily. You know the drill by now about calling at the house first. I'm also taking my computer, so I should be on IM most of the time as well.

It's only been 2 hours since she left my arms, how am I ever going to make it 2 weeks??

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Seth Watts is my frickin' hero!!! I love you man.

Friday, December 12, 2003

Congrats to the following people on being done with school forever: Brian, Tiff, Lauren, Dave (not stupidface Dave), Tony, Joe, Ruff, Kevin, Craig, and anyone I'm forgetting (sorry!). Also congratulations are in order for Salvador on setting a wedding date, submitting his law school apps, and getting his masters degree in electrical engineering quicker than I've been able to get a bachelors. Thanks for making me look bad!

School's out for 3 weeks, so how am I celebrating? I ordered pizza and watched 4 hours of Star Trek. No, seriously. Some people might say this is a depressing way to end the semester, that I should be out partying, but it was exactly what I needed at the end of this miserable week - to just kick back and vegitate. I'm totally worn out and the only cure is doing nothing and sleeping a lot.

done!! woo!! time for a serious nap.

Also, I would like it noted for the record that Emily rules. In case I've never mentioned that before. :)

I never thought I'd say this, but I miss daylight! Because of my horrific finals schedule, I've seen maybe 2 hours of daylight all week. It's still dark when I drive to school at 7 am, then I get to see daylight for 20 minutes on my drive home around 11 am before I collapse until 6 or 7 pm when it's dark again. That's probably not at all healthy... I mean, I know I'm not missing much because it's been overcast, cold, and windy all week, but still... Everything will be over in 6 hours and then I can sleep all afternoon, again. Maybe by Monday I'll have my sleep schedule back to "normal."

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Sleeping at night is overrated. Sleeping during the day is really where it's at.

Lesson for the day: If you're going to dress up to give a presentation so you don't look like a slob, wearing slacks and a button-front shirt with a tie is a great way to do it. However, this can be completely negated by wearing "slacks" with cargo pockets on them.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Perhaps nothing in this world is so comforting as laying in bed, gently inhaling the faint lingering scent of your girlfriend's various hair care products on your pillow, imagining her laying beside you as you drift off to sleep.

I am so ready to lay down the proverbial smack on my lasers test tomorrow. And by "tomorrow" I mean in about 5 hours.

Monday, December 08, 2003

Why does Telemundo rule? Because they put on movies called "Ninja Death Squad" at 2 am. There's just something so wholesome about a poorly filmed, poorly edited, poorly acted japanese film from the early 80s where black ninjas fight with white ninjas and old japanese men are dubbed over, saying things like "fantastico!" and "hola baby!"

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Why the next week is going to suck:

Tuesday - 8:00-10:50 - Lasers final
Wednesday - 8:00-10:50 - Senior Design presentations
Thursday - 8:00-10:50 - Analog Filters final
Friday - 8:00-10:50 - 3085 final
Friday 11:20 - 2:20 - ID final

Four 8 am finals. *shudder* Stupid school...

Dear Defense Secretary Rumsfeld,
Please stop going to Afghanistan. Every time you show up, some bad shit goes down. Rocket attacks on the Embassy are a good way to get my dad killed and I'd really prefer if that didn't happen.

Dear Terrorists,
If you're going to shoot rockets at the Embassy because Sgt. Rummy is in town, please make sure you hit his car and not the one my dad is in. Thank you.

winner864: oh, i understand what 3 little words [ed: 3 simple syllables] mean now. i kept trying to piece together boob, syrup, and suck

Timmy, timmy, timmy...

Saturday, December 06, 2003

The past 24 hours easily rank up there among the best days of my life. I finished classes for the semester, took a refreshing nap, bought myself an early christmas present, cleaned my room, played sonic with emily, she spent the night, had cinnamon rolls for breakfast at 4 pm, and now i'm wearing my "not leaving the house today pants." I figure, why go anywhere and risk ruining my fantastic mood? It's funny how 3 simple syllables can radically elevate your spirits. :-D

Friday, December 05, 2003

Senior project done finally. Many thanks to Brian for writing about 99.7% of the final paper. He and I deserve A's. I dunno about Craig and Dave though. I like Craig, so he can have a B. Dave's gonna have to fend for himself off in borderline B/C land.

mmmm, krispy kreme and coffee at 3:30 am. too bad it's not KK and coffee ice cream though. ;)

who's an online jeopardy superstar? that's right, me. with 50,000 points my success is no longer measured in stars of 5, but with a big bold SUPERSTAR instead. god i need sleep.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

I think it's finally winter here. The cold, misting, windy weather today tipped me off.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003


Commence phase 1 of rearranging-my-sleep-schedule-for-finals-week on my mark...

XchaosdawningX: gotta bathe, shave, AND put pants on. bah. more trouble than it's worth...
winner864: like going on a date without the kissy kissing

Monday, December 01, 2003

"Through the process of elimination, we get Georgia Tech," said Gary Beck, the executive director of the Humanitarian Bowl. - from ESPN

Thanks for the 'invite' asshole. And now Boise State, after clinching the WAC title and therefore earning themselves an invitation to the Humanitarian Bowl, have deferred the invite hoping for an offer from a better bowl to play against a better school. Why doesn't anyone like us???

Photo from Senator Clinton's recent trip to Afghanistan

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