Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Collateral Damage

Jerry attacked an innocent bystander in an attempt to stab me with a paper airplane. Poor guy never knew what hit him.

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Expired Elevator Permit

The state can't seem to figure out how expirations work. And I thought the old permit in the library was bad... Shouldn't Cal Poly be held responsible for keeping their machinery certified?



Sunday, March 26, 2006

A Clean Living Room

On the last day of Spring Break, I finally cleaned up the living room. It is sooo much nicer now. Too bad I didn't take a "before" picture for comparison.

See the in-picture notes (on Flickr's page) for more details about the room.

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Spring Break, Courtesy of Uncle Bill

As opposed to, say, Uncle Sam, who wants a cut of Uncle Bill's generosity. Strange uncles.

So finals are finally (heh) over. I took two classes, Spanish Linguistics and Chicano Non-Fiction Literature, credit/no-credit this quarter, and I might even get credit in them! The Chicano Lit class was pretty worthless and it was hard to stay motived there — I started skipping classes, but even so, I think I'll get credit. So that should be done. Architecture's hard — I've never been good at memorizing random data, like the name of the architecture who built such-and-such building, or which of the five Islamic-groups-each-that-I'd-never-heard-of groups built this particular building, as shown by its blueprints view. But again, I should pass the class and have yet another GE over and done with. I'm not too worried about my Assembly Programming class, but I don't really know what to expect from my independent-study Historical Linguistics. We shall see. Only two more quarters to go. Eep!

After all the stressful, no-sleepingness that was finals' week, Forrest and I have been flown up to Redmond, Washington, for more interviews. We're looking at interning at Microsoft again this summer, if they offer us positions. I already have a solid offer from Intuit (though they don't pay $500 per month for intern housing like Microsoft does) and a confusing though I think existant offer from Apple. Exciting stuff, although Microsoft is still my top choice. C'mon, three words: Intern Puzzle Day!

Because of the aforementioned lack of sleep in the previous few days, I was so tired as to be worthless when we got to Seattle at noon, after flying out of SLO at 6 in the morning. Ugh. We picked up the rental car, drove to the hotel, and took a nap. It was supposed to only be an hour and a half of sleep, but it ended up that we didn't wake up until 5 o'clock. Oops.

We had dinner at Rock Bottom, which we thought was appropriate since it was our final stop on the way out of town at the end of last summer. And yes, of course we had the Asiago cheese dip. Mmmm. After eating, we wandered around the Bellevue Square mall. Went to Nordstroms and got fitted (*ahem*) but nothing really fit right, so I ended up buying nothing.

We stayed at the mall until it closed, then we headed back to the hotel. We hopped across the street to Red Robin, where we had some drinks. Note to the curious: a Bailey's chocolate malt is very yummy. Even a strawberry daquiri is not enough to distract your barmates from stealing sips. ;)

So now it's time to catch up on season 2 of CSY (read: "CSI: NY" for those not in the know). Tomorrow is sheduled to be Wander Around Seattle Day.

Hope everyone else's breaks are going okay! :)

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Thursday, March 9, 2006

Conlang Flag

My brand-new, shiny Conlang flag! It graces the wall of my living room and is the first thing people see when they come in. :)


Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Civil Obedience and Disobedience

On the civil obedience front, here's an amusing video about precisely following speed limits. Their point: maybe current speed limits don't make much sense.

And on the civil disobedience front, more disturbingly, is what's going on with abortion in South Dakota. The state's House Bill 1215 would ban all abortions not necessary to save the pregnant woman's life — which means if you're pregnant by rape or incest, too bad. There's been much rumbling of mutiny online, including blogger Molly's abortion instructions for woman unable to cross states lines to find legal abortions. Scary stuff.

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