June 28, 2004

Y'know what sucks?

Y'know what sucks? To be flirting with a girl, and to start really thinking that I might really like this girl only to later find out that she is really Christian. This has happened a few times now and it makes me really sick. Apparently this is my cross to bear.

Choke by Chuck Palahniuk - Liked it. There are moments in this book that are positively hilarious, and there are some pretty insightful quotes scattered amongst classic morbid Chuck Palahniuk situations. The character of the mother got old and distracting pretty quickly, unfortunately, but it wasn't enough to ruin the book.

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June 20, 2004

It was great having Ashish

It was great having Ashish here this week. See you in another month or so Ashish (that is if med school allows you any semblance of a life :)

Softball - hit a homerun on Thursday. We suck though. Still lost.

Friday - Durham Bulls. Weather was muggy as all hell, but a great game. Got to see a grand slam.

Saturday - slept a lot. Had dinner with Jeff @ Cosmic Cantina. Went and saw Supersize me - awesome movie. Highly recommended.

Sunday - went for a long walk. Read a lot. Pelted Seth in the shin with a softball. Watched Adaptation.

Dave let me borrow the first season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Larry David is my newest hero (One of these days I need to make a list).

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June 16, 2004


Today I think I realized that I enjoy work a lot more when things get chaotic.

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June 10, 2004

Long day today

Long day today - 11 hours, complete with militant anti-globalist firework terrorists.

Heading for Washington D.C. tomorrow after work to visit Mary Ann!

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June 09, 2004

If You Love, Love Openly

TWENTY MONKS, and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master.

Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote her a love letter, insisting upon a private meeting.

Eshun did not reply. The following day the master gave a lecture to the group, and when it was over, Eshun arose. Addressing the one who had written her, she said: "If you really love me so much, come and embrace me now."

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June 07, 2004


You are CRUSH!
What Finding Nemo Character are You?

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June 06, 2004

Happy things about this weekend

Went and saw the new Harry Potter movie on Friday night. It definitely has a different feel than the first two movies, but I really liked it a lot. At first after the movie finished, I felt a slight annoyance that they left out some of the more interesting explainations from the book, but then after thinking about it for a few seconds and considering that the books are getting longer and longer, I think they hit the important points and made a good movie of it.

Saturday was fun as well.

Went to my first company picnic. Played in the first annual (and possibly only :) co-op vs. full-timer football game. We certainly gave those youngins what-for! Lead the team in touchdowns :)

Went to another Durham Bulls game, which ended up being a really good game. Was the first time I saw a winner.

Out to Chapel Hill to eat after the game, then back to our apt to...um...play Monopoly. Adam dominated and the rest of us were really stupid, but as a bonus I got to see a game of Monopoly actually finish for the first time ever.


Learned Ben Folds' "Brick" on the piano. If only I could sing :P

Hung out in Barnes and Noble and ended up having a really hilarious conversation with this Japanese woman who apparently really, really needed advice about where to put a book case in her living room. She sketched out the layout to her house on paper in detail and was asking me where I thought it should go. Her English was so broken that I only understood about half of what she said, but she was so friendly that I really wanted to help. We went on like this for about half an hour. Then somehow towards the end of it, she brought up Karate and she wanted to call me about something having to do with Karate and I'm not sure what. I gave her my number. I have no idea how I'm going to understand her if she calls.

My life would make a good sitcom...

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SWA and the GPS incident

This really happened on my way flying back to Raleigh this past week.

~1/2 hour into my Southwest Airlines flight to Nashville while flying through cloudy skies (no visibility):

Flight Attendant: Attention passengers, is there anyone on board who has a GPS device?
Flight Attendant: Passengers, if there is anyone who has a GPS device, could you please page a flight attendant...because...apparently...we don't know where we are.
Me and the very large black man sitting across the aisle from me both look at each others with looks of "what the hell?" on our face
Flight Attendant: Just kidding...

Flight Attendant: We were just kidding, we were just trying to play a practical joke on one of our passengers, Mr. Joe Such-and-such...
Flight Attendant: Really, we were just kidding, everything is fine...

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June 01, 2004

Vasu Gutti

Was greeted with this sad news upon coming home from work this evening.

Vasu Gutti, you were a good man. Thanks for all the fun times, the laughter, the hospitality, the concern - and, yes, even the craziness :) You showed us all how cool classical Indian dance can be. That's pretty badass, if you ask me.

But most importantly, you cared. You were that listening ear on the other side of the conversation. You always seemed to understand and were never critical. Thanks for being such a good friend.

We will miss you to be sure.

I'm heading for Latrobe tomorrow. That's where I'll be.

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