Hello world, I'm not who I think I am.
|Oct. 26th, 2007 08:19 pm OK so funny story...|
In spanish this morning, we were talking about the bomb thing I talked about in my last post because as it happens, my spanish class is located in that building. So one girl spoke up, saying she knew the person who did it. Well so you know how my roommate and I were joking about it being a science project? Well it wasn't. Close though. Turns out it was a project for the Dean's Book course, in which they are reading Terror in the Name of God, by Jessica Stern which is all about the interviews the author had with alleged terrorists. So apparently they were doing this project to illustrate how easily homemade bombs could be made or something. And then the kid accidentally left it in the room after his class, where it was later found by whomever and carted off by the bomb squad. Which if you think about it, is sort of a fitting display of how easily these homemade bombs can be left in public places, although in this case that was obviously not the intent. Also, in case you were wondering, I'm pretty sure the 'bomb' was not functional. My brother said something about hearing that it was made out of radioactive beer cans, but I have no idea if this is true or not as the girl in my class didn't say anything about that. I guess the kid hasn't 'fessed up yet though, but I'm not sure I would right away if it were me either. I'd be too afraid they'd lock me up or cart me off to Guantanamo and ask questions later... or never.Leave a comment
|Oct. 25th, 2007 08:58 am Ka-boom!|
No, REALLY... I woke up about 20 minutes ago and saw that I had gotten this email:1 comment - Leave a comment
> A suspected explosive device has been found in Herter Hall. The area
> has been cordoned off, and the state police bomb squad is on the
> scene to evaluate. The campus will delay opening until 11 a.m.,
> pending developments, and no classes will be held until at least that
> time. On-campus students should remain in or nearby their residence
> halls. Updates will be provided.
Now while it's nice and exciting that class is canceled this morning, I also happen to have a class in Herter Hall tomorrow morning. I'm sure the state bomb squad is perfectly capable though. Actually, as my roommate suggested, it's probably just some kid's science project in a tissue box. It probably turned out so badly that he (or she) tried to ditch it ASAP. Well apparently not ASAP because Herter is actually a foreign language building, not science. But I think we all get the point.
All right well if I don't go now, I'm going to wet myself, so I better go.
Later! (Well, hopefully later... if I don't get blown up first)
|Oct. 24th, 2007 08:41 pm Procrastinating...|
Well I have no idea why I'm writing this right now when I have so many other more useful things I could be doing. Like sweep un the mountain of toenail clippings under my desk (gross--I know), wash the dishes next to my computer (also kinda gross since some of them have been sitting there at least a week and were only clean for about 10 minutes before that because I only wash them when I need to use them. I mean really need to, because I usually just make do without. For example every time I make macaroni and cheese, I reuse the container to make hot chocolate in afterwards. But yea, back to the overall grossness of the dirty dish pile-- it's pretty much a constant pile of dirty dishes.), clean Franklin's tank (which is starting to cloud up again and needs a new filter cartridge on top of a cleaning), do laundry (which also badly needs to be done... but it's such a pain to walk all the way... downstairs... 2 flights... carrying an overflowing basket... of nasty smelling laundry. OK actually it smells like roses compared to my brother's room. But still...), do homework (which includes the Java project I have yet to start which is due tomorrow that I heard the TA telling someone to start early because it was going to take a long time to do... plus 3 sections (and probably more that haven't been posted yet) of calculus homework which is fortunately not due til friday... plus a lab for another class using Quartus II (like I have any idea how to use that...bwahahaha...I didn't even do the first lab at all...). But that lab isn't due until next week sometime. Trouble is, I think it's due next week, next thing I know, it IS next week.), and there're probably a few other better things I could be doing at the moment. And yet, here I am typing away, telling you all those things I should be doing and am not. What have I been doing all day instead? Let's see... the list is just as long: typing this (of course), watching Ranma 1/2 (I'm on season 4 already), playing FF12, talking to people on the phone, showering (I guess that's sort of important, but still I think it's the thought that counts (the thought being that showering is less work than homework)), obsessively checking the mail for something that's obviously not going to come at 7:30pm if it didn't get here by 4pm, fighting werewolves on Facebook, who knows what else. Oh and I just thought of something else I have to do. Fix my resume so I can send it to my professor so he can write me a recommendation so I can go abroad next semester. A note on that. The form says to get a recommendation from a professor who knows you well, preferably in your major. Huh. Well you know it's kind of hard to do that when you've only been here for two months, have already changed your major once, and are in the process of changing it again. I don't even know anyone in the astronomy department, except my advisor, who I've met twice. Plus everyone in the EE department probably thinks I'm a lazy slacker (hey hey who cares if it's true, I still get stuff done--mostly...) because I hardly ever show up for class anymore.
Oh wait. I do know why I'm writing this. I'm slacking. Duh. OK back to slacking via other methods.
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|Aug. 16th, 2007 11:42 am myspace|
Haha well I totally did something to my MySpace that completely fucked it up. So yea. Sorry if you try to use it and it doesn't work. Maybe I'll fix it sometime... Then again maybe I should just leave it alone before I screw up something else... Oohh weeeelllll.Leave a comment
|Aug. 2nd, 2007 05:03 am|
Well and so. I decided to start a journal. Very unlike me. The last time I tried to keep a journal was last summer when I went to Europe with USYE. I found I had surprisingly a lot to talk about, that it was really hard to make myself write in it every day (I'm a very lazy person), and that it was sort of fun despite that. I still ended up leaving out the last few days of the trip. I know I meant to write about it, but well, you know how those things go. So anyway. I have no idea why I'm trying again since it's not like this is a special occasion or anything. I just woke up at 2am with this horrible feeling like something bad had happened and so I went on my computer (after paranoidly checking to make sure my turtles hadn't croaked in their sleep--they haven't, at least so far. I'm sort of worried because they haven't eaten for over two days and they're babies and supposed to eat almost every day), which calmed me down. However, I am now just as tired as when I went to sleep last night. Not surprising, since I only slept four hours yesterday after getting home from work at 7:30am. All I'm going to say about that is I really hope my brother has $205 to pay me back for the permit whether or not we take a car to school. Because of course he didn't really ask our parents which car we could take (my mom actually thought he was asking about taking a car to school for band camp. yes. band camp. ha ha.). Well now he's sick and puking all over his floor (no joke, I almost stepped in it bringing him a glass of water). Heh heh. I just found a new use for the little bugs flying into my computer screen. Squish. Plop. Mmm tasty turtle snack. Two problems solved in one go. Well I think I'm going to go start reading Lisey's Story. I've been staring at it at work forever and so now I'm finally done with the forty million other books I've been reading. Then I'm off to bed. Again.
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