February 21st, 2005


meme sheepage (blame five_speed)

Ten things I've done that you probably haven't:

  1) worked on archaeological and paleontological digs
  2) DJ'ed at radio stations
  3) evaded a police officer at > 140MPH
  4) operated a nuclear reactor
  5) started my own business on zero notice
  6) had my own Lowbrow Moment told to me in real life by somebody who didn't know that was me
  7) been fired for *not* sexually harassing a co-worker
  8) eaten a tamarind-paste-and-peanut-butter sandwich on camera
  9) fallen asleep standing up, without leaning on anything or falling down
10) had an NIS (Naval Investigative Service) file compiled on me

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a loser is you


what the hell is the deal with that "if you woke up in bed with me, what would be your first thought" meme, anyway?  I mean... other than "yay" or "shit" what is there?

Wouldn't it be easier and more honest just to have a "would you regret fucking me" meme?
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my life is long on vignettes, short on thematic resolution

(Preface: We went over graphing complex nth degree polynomial equations in Math 115 tonight.  One of the students is blind.  He also has an extremely thick southern accent.  As usual, AJ and Shane and I chatted on our way out to our respective cars after class.)

Me: "Hey AJ, what I said in class was 'it must really suck trying to learn what graphs look like when you can't *look* at them on the board.'"

AJ: "Oh!  Okay.  But... he did say it (a 5th degree polynomial with a negative leading coefficient) looked like an 'm'!"

Shane: "Yeah, not that she (the teacher) could tell him if he was right or wrong."

Me: "Yeah, 'cause of his accent.  Sheesh... he can't see what she's drawing, and she can't understand what he's saying."

AJ: (looking at me aghast) "That's terrible!"

Me: "Heh... actually they just have a normal male/female relationship."

In all seriousness, though, wow.  I can't even fucking imagine how horrid it must be to have to try to grasp graphing just from verbal descriptions of something you'll never see.  Yeesh.

Semi-unrelatedly, there's a chick in that class who can't go 5 minutes without demonstrating that she understood what the teacher just said to about the same degree as a wire-hair terrier would have.  Anybody who says "there are no stupid questions" has clearly never shared a math class with this girl... she doesn't even just say "I didn't get that," no, she draws the most amazingly retarded and inaccurate conclusions that have no apparent bearing on anything that was said for the last 5 minutes, and then asks for their confirmation.  Which, of course, she doesn't get.  And I can't help but wonder, why is this girl here?  I mean, seriously, if you can't so much as manage to comprehend 5 minutes at a time worth of lecture, even during those 5 minutes, what are the odds you'll ever manage to use the skills you're "learning" for anything useful later, much less use those skills as prerequisites for learning more advanced ones?

I don't want to give the wrong impression of my school, though.  I've had a few negative things to say recently about particular individuals or groups, but as a whole, I find this place pretty remarkable.  My own courseload is, of course, pre-sophomoric as of yet, but I know enough of what various research groups are doing in the school to be kinda humbled to be in the midst of so much 'arcane and fearsome knowledge' that I don't possess.
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Replying to a virus, maybe?

Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 19:12:08 -0800
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  The snake

... dubyoo tee eff, mate?
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