Wednesday, December 28, 2005

About a girl

So, there is a girl. For one, I didn't think I could get into a complicated situation like this, but the girl was special enough that I did. But we can't do anything about it now, because distance is something neither one of us are willingly to do. But I don't want to let her go and lose her. Which is where my dilemma comes in. What the hell do I do? Logic dictates I stay close to her while moving on emotionally, but as usual logic goes right out when it comes to emotions. I am such a logical and methodical guy, but I have no idea why I am at a total loss to feel un-stressed. Yeah, that's one more thing that attracts me to her. She is very methodical and logical too, but is totally irrational when it comes to emotions. Like me. My luck with girls I like has been bad (I guess more unfortunate that bad). Sigh.

Stupid distance.

Distance does make me want her so much more. I think about her. A lot!

I guess there is hope, for the future.

Reasons why I like her? Well, she is utterly brilliant. I have never had so many stimulating conversations about politics, religion, science, ethics, and the world in general. She is the kind of person I didn't mind losing sleep over ;). Another thing that doesn't go unnoticed is that she is at the top of her class. Apart from being just smart, she is a geek. Tee-hee.. She is very ambitious, driven and has set goals for the future. I find that trait extremely attractive. It's easy being with a person who has figured themselves out through the years. And I'm glad to see that I'm not the only person who indulges in analysis of human behavior. What else? She is very lively, a social butterfly, friendly as heck. She's got spunk. Yeah, how can I forget? She loves swing, and dancing in general. That's a massive plus! Also, I love her style of dressing and she's gorgeous!

Hmm.. I'll keep thinking of things that attract me to her.

Tags: Life

[Listening to: Bug - Feeder - Echo Park (3:40)]

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Marquette Warrior: Marquette Dental Student Suspended Over Blog Posts

Marquette Warrior: Marquette Dental Student Suspended Over Blog Posts

I think the administration over-reacted. Blog is personal and a fun thing. Unless it is meant seriously, its all in fun reminscent of The Onion. However, to circumvent this problem, I just never blogged about my thoughts on professors out of respect.

Tags: Internet

[Listening to: Sunset - Kate Bush - Aerial (5:58)]

RedOrbit - Science - Can This Black Box See Into the Future?

RedOrbit - Science - Can This Black Box See Into the Future?

I don't know if I believe the black box phenomenon. I'm lost to see how random numbers can predict the future, and how do the scientists read the random numbers into sense. Apparently, it predicted 9/11 and the Asian Tsunami.

Tags: Science

[Listening to: Swingin' - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Echo (5:30)]

Sunday, December 04, 2005

a day with chinese and mexican cuisines

I was woken up at 11 am by Jenn's call telling me to get off the bed and get ready because she wanted me to eat dinner with her mum, aunt and james. Since, I didn't have time to shower, I tamed my hair with the ever popular cap. We ate at the chinese place by the lake. Gotta tell ya, it's one of the best Chinese places I've eaten at. After we got back, I worked on the test some more and then Jenn and I head out to the church for the practice dance. It was fun showing off swing again as people wanted us to. We practiced fox trot a little bit more too. I really do need more practice in the high jazz dance forms. Dinner was with Jenn again. We went to our favorite Mexican place, and got there in time for the $2 magaritas. I must say I love their magaritas and downed two of them! I ended the night by finishing the test, and rather giving up on some of the questions that evaded me all last week.

Tags: Life

[Listening to: New Year's Eve - Nina Gordon - Tonight and the Rest of My Life (3:28)]

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Beauty, dance and debate

Saturday was our big fancy holiday jazz dance/dinner. We figured that it was bound to be a formal affair, so we dressed up. Jenn looked ravishing in a red gown, while I cleaned up and got into some formal clothing myself ;). I've got pictures of us from that night that I will put up soon. I promise. I met Jenn's mum and her aunt that night too. I guess I left a great first impression. hehe. Back to dance, apart from it taking us way too long to find the place, it was okay. They had to set up a new table for us because we had gotten there a little late. But we go some pretty darn expensive snacks/munchies ;) and wine. We got to dance a bit and toned our dance down a little so that we didn't show off. We did get a few raves about our swing. Like we usually do in a non-swing setting. haha.

We got back and decided to be productive. After working on the test, we talked forever! I don't really remember ever having talked about ethics, politics, hypocracy and science at that length. My mind has returned to Coe sharper than when I left. All attributed to Jenn. As far as I remember, we talked about the double standards that countries have in foreign and domestic policy. Yet another late night ;).

Tags: Life

[Listening to: Gimme Stitches - Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose (3:42)]

Friday, December 02, 2005

Foxtrot: Projectile Motion

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I love finding comic strips that have humorous science content..

Tags: Science

[Listening to: Chori Pe Chori - A.R.Rahman - Saathiya (5:01)]

Country and work

I guess I decided it was about time that I finished all the chores that my mentor has requested to get done. So, I got the last of my samples synthesized, all of the AFM scans of the substrates done, updated the ecopy of the log book of the procedural parameters, and the holes for the target rotations. I must say, that was a very productive 8 hours of work! It was kind of exciting making holes because I've hardly ever used power tools. I was hoping that my mentor would be pleased that everything he has asked for was accomplised with minimal damage ;). I guess that was work.

While at work, I was still obsessing about the Kyoto Protocol and the India/China exemption. I talked to a few people about it and realized that it was a flawed treaty, as there was no equanimity amongst sacrifices to be made. That made me sad, but it fit in well with the economics of the present day world. This treaty favors developing nations, as it provides concessions of carbon dioxide output. I know world economics is not simple, however if China and India never had intentions to stand by the framework, they should have never ratified the treaty. I have to read up on the conclusions of the Montreal conference.

Our big group activity was at Cotton Eyed Joe's which is a country bar with country dancing. We initially intended to take country lessons and we found out that the lessons were on Thursdays. I guess we missed out on that. However, it was a dollar fifty beer and mixed drinks night. So, we took full advantage of that. I tried out all the expensive drinks I never had before including chocolate martini, and a few drinks with Bailey's in it. Jenn and I got to dance quite a bit, and we did swing to country which was hilarious. I learnt to do the barn dance, and a few country line dances. The barn dance is one of the most social dances around because we go in a big circle and dance with every girl. It's great!

And that my friends was the one of the last big social outings in ORSS. Sigh..

Tags: Life

[Listening to: Selling Tomorrow - Red Wanting Blue - Model Citizen + (4:53)]


If you can answer them, I'd be grateful:

Why are India and China exempt from the framework of the Kyoto protocol?

Why do Americans find so much joy making fun of foreign accents and pronunciation?

Why is smoking allowed while DDT is banned?

How can people be pro-life yet condone the death penalty?

I guess that's good for now.. I am trying to find the answer to the first question.

Tags: Opinion

[Listening to: Permanent - Acceptance - Phantoms (3:24)]