October 27, 2003

The Drunk at the Bar

"Some day years from now, after you make your first million and you're driving around in your little beamer convertible, all of a sudden, you're going to think to yourself 'Huh.'

"And you're going to remember, 'Back when I was 22, one night I was in Coventry, and there was this one drunk asshole...', and that's all I'll be at that point is the drunk asshole, but that's ok; 'there was this one drunk asshole who said that money wasn't that great'..."

--The drunk asshole at the bar Friday night.

In General

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October 24, 2003

Second Normal Form

(spoken with a Turkish accent)

"I am not going to tell you what second normal form is (2NF), because after learning what first normal form (1NF) and third normal form (3NF) are, I am sure that your intellectual curiosity has been peaked and after you get out of this class, you will run home to your rooms and open your book to read what second normal form is. Before you take a sip from your can of beer, you will do this, I am sure."

-Gultekin Ozsoyoglu

In Matters that are otherwise worthwhile

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October 22, 2003


So, I went backpacking over fall break this past weekend with the guys. It was a lot of fun. Saturday night was very clear and cold and I went outside the shelter at around 3am to gaze up at the stars alone. Amazing. It is very seldom that one sees stars so bright...like you could fall off the edge of the world...

Good weekend. A lot of thinking about important topics away from it all.

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October 14, 2003

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is badass. His books just moved up quite a few slots on the list of things I am meaning to read but haven't gotten around to yet.

So I went and saw his lecture yeserday at Severance. It was amazing. First of all it turns out that my littl $7 student ticket was much better than I thought it was. I was sat in the second row, literally right behind president Hundert! It seemed like quite a few times, Hawking was looking right at me! Secondly, the lecture was fantastic. I've always heard that Hawking does a great job of putting very complex concepts into words that are easy to understand and this lecture easily showed me that. Along with talking about incredibly cool concepts like the brane, Hawking's style, presentation and Humor has thorougly convinced me that he is an awesome guy. I'm in awe.

Here's to you Stephen.

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October 11, 2003

Kill Bill

So last night I went and saw Kill Bill.

That is, without a doubt, the single most badass movie I have ever seen in my life.

...and I am now in love with Uma.

Kurt put it best when he said Tarantino is a master of style. I can't wait for the second volume.

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October 07, 2003

Random Tired Musings

I want to leave this place...and I'm really going to miss it.

I love Jimmy Buffet.

I hate T.O.

MS SQLServer is not bad.

I love playing football. I love watching baseball.

Got Stephen Hawking tickets this morning. Was 8th in line at Severance at 8:30 AM.

Oh God, I'm going to be tired as hell tomorrow.

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October 05, 2003

Lost in Translation

Went to the midnight showing of Lost in Translation last night at the Cedar Lee theater.

I really liked this movie a lot. At first it simply struck me as a nice little movie, but the more I think about it the more I like it. I think that it really tackles "it" and the reality of it all in a way that I have seen few other movies do.

It didn't hurt, of course, that the actress in the movie, Scarlett Johansson, is extremely cute in that girl next door kind of way :)

Kill Bill comes out Friday.

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October 04, 2003

The Zen Roshi and the Ice Cream

A Zen roshi and his buddy from India (who was himself, of course, a yogi) are taking a walk along the beach. In the distance, they see an island, and on that island is an ice cream stand. Now, it's a hot day, and the venerable masters agree to go to the island and cool off with a nice lime sherbet.

The yogi says, "For thirty years, I secluded myself in a monastary, high in the hills of Nepal. Every day I would walk on hot coals, hang myself from the ceiling with fish-hooks, and eat feathers. After my thirty-year seclusion was over, I had the ability to walk on water."

The roshi says, "Why the fuck would you do all that? The ferry only costs ten bucks. I could've gone to that island and back a million times on the ferry, in the time it took you to learn how to cross the water at all. You must be some kind of retard."

In The Zen

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Sooo... what?

So it's been a while since I've made an entry.

A little more than a month into the semester now and I'm already on my way out.

The big things:

  • Job offer from IBM. Good offer.
  • Accepted offer. Start date is March.
  • Regestered for graduation in January.

So many little things.

So many things making me want to stay, so many things making me want to go.

And so this is how it ends. Mmmm College. Ready to go.

Things to think about:

Does the mind have an endurance?

When you jog for six miles you feel really tired and don't feel like doing anything, but if you keep up a routine of jogging then you can eventually jog for longer and longer periods without getting as tired.

So when I spend all day studying and I come home feeling really brain dead, if I keep doing that will I eventually be able to study for longer and longer periods of time?

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