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lol it's true

This week wasn't really the best.

I'm not exactly feeling so hot about the workload imposed by my classes.  I've learned that CMSC 401 is actually the hardest compsci course in the curriculum, I have a shit ton of reading in front of me for 311, and 355 is far too abstract for me.  Too bad they're required!  Just going to be a long semester.

I twisted the fuck out of my ankle Friday, too!  Somehow I managed to walk home without noticing it, Friday night, but it really hit me Saturday.  At least I got to see Robbie chug 2 pounds of spaghetti sauce.  And I got to be the best drunken partygoer of all time.  At least, that's how I saw it.  I don't drink or anything, of course.  That's illegal.

Our power went out in WG too!  The wind from the storms we had managed to knock over a tree in the alleyway between Grace, Laurel, Franklin, and Shafer streets, which felled the transformer and left itself on the lines for a while.  Tropical storms can do that, I suppose.  Grace has the advantage of being an old hospital, so the generators kick in and we get backup power on some of the power outlets in the building.  4th floor did some bonding, in the way of 5 movies in a row.  Kinda went well with my mostly-immobile state.  I'm fine now.

I'm closer and closer to Chi Sao.  Yes, yes.  Then, it's just a hop, skip, and jump to shooting fireballs.

And... some mostly personal shit happened.  But it's mostly personal.  Just more to this week not being the best.  Updates to come as improvements happen, if at all.


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Magic Touch

So, day one has passed.  Everything feels as it did before school ended last semester, which is a good thing.  I didn't like the uncertainty of summer, even though I worked a steady job and all.  All the pieces are coming together.

I'm not exactly pleased with some of the changes.  The C-Wing isn't as it once was, and a number of friends have moved farther from campus.  I've discovered that I love cycling though, so visiting these off-campus punks shouldn't be a problem.  Beyond that?  I'm ok.  The floor and building are different, but there's a good energy to this.

I opened a fortune cookie a few minutes prior to writing this, that I had neglected to open last night with my dinner.  Inside were three pieces of advice, on three slips of fortune paper:  "Struggle as hard as you can for whatever you believe in", "Idleness is the holiday of fools", and "Where there is will, there is way".  Even though the placing of these are just the result of a machine's error, it's interesting for me to receive them right now.  I will say to the huddled masses that I assume read this, that there is only one person who may know why this is so.

I live next to a grad student.  How odd is that, in an undergrad dorm like WG?  Wonder how she'll like me as a neighbor once I get the speakers set back up...

And this weekend is the Kung Fu seminar at VA Beach.  Should be interesting, what with PSP's meeting on Sunday, new assignments from these classes of mine, Theta Tau website stuff to handle, work to do for CSI... it's all piling on.  Time management, ahoy!

And that's why I'm not asleep.  Stress?  More like challenge.  Peace fags.

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Back in the building. Shit's great. My room is still in boxes, mostly, and I neglected to bring net cables of any sort. Works for me! This freshman hottie named Grace is letting me use her machine. Fashion design major, APPARENTLY THEY'RE ALL DITZY (emphasized in case she stumbles upon this). Back in later with little comments on random news. Woo!


Finally - would the US authorities please not screw this up? This is a British police operation and Blair briefed Bush, so they ought to be singing from the same hymnal. But the British are saying the plot appears home-grown, while the US is saying "Al Qaeda." And the British have said the planes would have been blown up over the Atlantic (destroying all clues), while the US is saying "over American cities."

Comment is free: Let's wait and see

Two good articles in one day! Well-done, global media.

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More to the point, it is equally true that Bush desperately needs the terrorists. They are his last frail hope for political survival. They divert public attention, at least momentarily, from his disastrous war in Iraq and his shameful abuses of the Constitution. The "news" of terror -- whether real or fantasized -- reduces American politics to its most primitive impulses, the realm of fear-and-smear where George Bush is at his best.

AlterNet: Bush's Political Survival Depends on Terror Threats

THANK YOU. All I hear is NERG NERG NERG coming from DC.

At least the semester is about to start up again, and I can bathe myself in art school leftism. Delish.

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PETA == hypocrite furfags

That's a brave thing for Newkirk to say, especially considering that PETA has killed over 14,000 animals since 1998. As we've reported before, two PETA employees are currently facing trial on charges that they illegally euthanized cats and dogs in the back of a van, including kittens they took from a veterinarian with the promise to deliver them to a good home. Taking a page from Newkirk's playbook, we are urging everyone to actively boycott -- not a word we use lightly -- anything from PETA given the hypocritical killing of thousands of dogs and cats.

PETA: We Only Endorse OUR Killing Squads

funny shit, if you ask me.  the article references an AP report that PETA got up in arms about China killing some 50,000 dogs to control a rabies outbreak.  but obviously PETA isn't interested in the fact that their own euthanization rate has hit about 90% for the animals they take from shelters for themselves at Norfolk.  I don't really care whether or not the facts are completely accurate; I've despised PETA for years.  read that site, check its numbers.  pretty damn funny.

I loved their promotion to try and convert domestic dogs and cats into vegetarians.  spent some $20+ million on that, to upset the natural balance because of some misguided ideas about eating meat.  fags.  it's actually more harmful to eat only mass-harvested vegetables and grains than it is to eat straight farm-raised meat.  go look up "least harm principle" sometime.  I love the story of the cow-suiters in the steakhouse, too.  I think it was an Outback, the story's out on the net somewhere.  synopsis: 4 cows walk into a steakhouse, start spouting PETA ethos, criticize customers, and happen upon the wrong guy.  he tears the shit out of the lead cow with simple conversation and debate after she ruins his mutton dinner, the other 3 leave, and she's left with her dick in her hand.

fucking political activist furries.  burn 'em like the rest of the furfags.  ugh.

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Dot the Web. Connect with Friends.Use Blue Dot to see what your friends find interesting on the Web. It's a fun and easy way to stay in touch.

Friends' Dots

Check it out. Social networking with a twist. I likes it.

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geeks and awesome

In the wide world of dating, there are many options. Do you go for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the corner typing away on his laptop? The following are reasons why I think my fellow females should pay more attention to the quiet geeks and nerds, and less attention to the flashy boys.

best of craigslist : Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It...

sup babes?

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